Godzilla

  • With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound
    He pulls the spitting high-tension wires down

    Helpless people on subway trains
    Scream, bug-eyed, as he looks in on them

    He picks up a bus and he throws it back down
    As he wades through the buildings toward the center of town

    Oh, no, they say he's got to go
    Go, go, Godzilla (yeah)
    Oh, no, there goes Tokyo
    Go, go, Godzilla (yeah)

    Oh, no, they say he's got to go
    Go, go, Godzilla (yeah)
    Oh, no, there goes Tokyo
    Go, go, Godzilla (yeah)

    Godzilla!

    臨時ニュースを申し上げます
    臨時ニュースを申し上げます
    ゴジラが銀座方面に向かっています
    大至急避難してください
    大至急避難してください

    Oh, no, they say he's got to go
    Go, go, Godzilla (yeah)
    Oh, no, there goes Tokyo
    Go, go, Godzilla (yeah)

    History shows again and again
    How nature points out the folly of man
    Godzilla!

    History shows again and again
    How nature points out the folly of man
    Godzilla!

    History shows again and again
    How nature points out the folly of man
    Godzilla!

    History shows again and again
    How nature points out the folly of man
    Godzilla!

Comments: 27

  • Takerswoman69 from Downey, CaliforniaI LOVE this song "GODZILLA" and my favorite Godzilla movie is without a doubt: SON OF GODZILLA. So cute when baby Godzilla tries to blow fire like his dad but all he can do is make smoke rings.
  • Karlthegreat from UsaAfter the Asian speech in background, I’m hearing German too. Thoughts?
  • Godzilla from JapanThere are two errors in the translation of the Japanese line "Daishikyu hinan shite kudasai" up above. One, there's no "catch up" in this line. Two, Hinan shite is better translated as "Take shelter" rather than "escape". Daishikyu = Immediately. Hinan shite = "take shelter". Kudasai = please.
  • Bo.omer from Florida.georgia Line Wondermous!
  • Doug from KansasJustin - the last line of the song actually says,"history shows again and again how nature points up the folly of men . . .GODZILLA!" Which is to say, from time to time, nature puts man in his place (in this case, under Godzilla's huge feet).
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxOh well; at least no monsters have popped out of the Pacific after Japan's earthquake-induced reactor meltdown...yet.
  • B.l. from Barry, TxThis was the late Jet Jaguar's favorite song...Angilas' too. :P
  • Rock from Who Cares?, MnSong: Godzilla, Album: Spectres (1977), Group: Blue Oyster Cult (BOC)
    IMHO the best novelty song ever created. Kick-a** guitar licks make the song. Saw BOC live back in 1978 when I was 12 years old. Never told my parents I was going to a rock concert - made up some BS lie they probably never believed but were never brave enough to challenge.
    O.K. children - Lesson Time: Rock groups like this from the 1970's are where hard rock came from. Groups in the 1970's like BOC either invented or established the legitimacy of the hard rock genre. Your music favorites of today exist because of the influence of these previous rock groups. Don't ever blow them off as outdated, obsolete, uncool, whatever. Seek out all the great hard rock tunes from that era and LISTEN to them. I promise you will not be disappointed.
    To Dan, North Bellmore, NY. Peace to your brother. Hold fast to the memories - they are ultimately all we have of any value anyway. They were better times back then, weren't they...
    I've said my peace, thanks all for your time and take care.
  • Charlie from Nyc, NyHideki Matsui was in a Godzilla movie called Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla. It came out in the early 2000's.
  • Charlie from Nyc, NyAll Hail Gojira, King Of The Monsters. This is a great song since i am a big fan of the King of The Monsters and the song from Blue Oyster has made my day.
    Charlie Muller Jr.
    Bronx NY.
  • Tim from Clarkdale, AzRight. Godzilla is the backlash to man's assault on nature. I think the early movies specifically point to atomic weapons and testing as the cause for the emergence of these monsters. Godzilla himself though, I think takes on additional meaning- perhaps a symbol of a Japanese pride so strong and powerful that it became something to fear.
  • Justin from Auburn, Wathis song is really good but whats the last part mean? mean History shows again and again
    How nature wipes up the folly of men
    does it mean if man fols with nature it could destroy man?
  • Lester from New York City, NySaw BOC (billed as Soft White Underbelly) do this song at The Bottom Line (a small club) in NYC. No drum solo, but with a vicious and long battle of the guitarists. Sorry I didn't have my tape recorder with me that evening.

  • Mooseboy from Lincoln, NeOne of my best friends wrote an article for Modern Recording Magazine describing a "Godzilla Overdub Session" where he and I worked with Godzilla for one of his movies. It was a hilarious (fictitious) article, Modern Recording loved it, and printed it.

    I've heard a story that BOC were in a recording studio and picked up a magazine while waiting for an engineer. They came across an article about Godzilla and laughed so hard that they wrote this song. Whether that story's true or not, I can't tell you for sure.

    But I'd like to think that it is!
  • Jack from Framingham, MaGodzilla seems harder to spell than Rodan, I think you have incorrect information.
  • Jake from Talahassee, MtIt's been confirmed that the song Godzilla was inspired by a passion for King Kong. The writer wanted to think of a viable opponent for King Kong and it was too difficult to spell Rodan at the time.
  • Avery from Bucksport, MeI love Godzilla its an awesome song!!
  • Chris from Manchester, United KingdomManaged to catch them live in Manchester. The chorus was okay, but the drum solo was awesome.
    The effect of the strobe light behind the drummer (who was wearing a Godzilla mask) really worked. One of my all-time favourite concerts. Another highlight I remember was all the band playing guitar in a line (including the drummer!). The icing on the cake was (Don't fear) the Reaper, of course.
  • Emilio from Valencia, SpainFu Manchu do an "extravaganza" cover that catchs up the song with nowadays. It´s become one of their household encores and worth your money to hear.
    The best cover is on the live album "Go for it live".
    On studio on the Eatin´dust CD/Lp, hard to find though.
    Also there´s other version on the MaxiVinyl by Man´s Ruin´ Records that is killer,harder to find!!!
  • Alex from Houston, TxI performed this at my school's Lip Sync show with some of my friends from Theater Arts Class. Fun song that everyone in the audience seemed to love. Awesome song.
  • Dylan from Branson, MoIts on the first Guitar Hero
  • Joe from Chicago, Ari love this song.......blue oyster cult's best in my opinion......but they have some really good other songs as well
  • Josh from Manalapan, NjRacer X did a cover off it on the album "Superheroes"
  • Dan from North Bellmore, NyMe and my brother stole that record from a record shop. Don't ask me why but he took the cover and I took the actual record. We got home and I told him to have fun playing his album cover while I go play my new record. HE punched me in the stomach knocking the wind out of me, took the record and went to his room and played it while using headphones.
    P.S,
    My brother died in 1991 and Dec. 21 would have been his 40th B-day and I have been thinking aboot him alot. The song GODZILLA means alot to me b/c he thought the song was so awesome and he wanted to share it with me that he put the record on our mom's stereo and we cranked it up and yelled:
    GO GO THEY SAY HE'S GOT TO GO!!!!!
    ahhhhhhhhhhh good times, good times....
  • Steve Gottschald from Aurora, Ontario, Canadalmao me too. I was actually humming that part to myself when I read it and now it's stuck in my head too.

    Anyways, it's a pretty good song. I'm not a /huge/ fan of Blue Oyster Cult but it's deffinately not a bad song.
  • Rob from Vancouver, Canadathats funny wes.....now i can't get it out of my head either.
  • Wes from Springfield, VaMy friend Mike came up with better lyrics that I have never been able to erase from my head: Helpless people on subway trains/Scream "Oh, s--t!" when he looks in on them...
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