"Otherworld" as written by and Nobuo/smith Alexander O Uematsu....
Go on, if you want it.
An otherworld awaits you.
Don't you give up on it.
You bite the hand that feeds you.

All alone, cold fields you wander.
Memories of it, cloud your sight,
Fills your dreams, disturbs your slumber.
Lost your way, a fallen knight...

Hold now, aim is steady.
An otherworld awaits you.
One thousand years -- you ready?
The otherworld it takes you.

Go into the sand and the dust in the sky. Go now, there's no better plan than to do or to die. Free me, pray to the fayth, in the face of the light. Feed me, fill me with sin, and get ready to fight.

You know you will, you know you will,
You know, you know, you know,
You know that you will,
You know, you know, you know,
You know that you will,
You know you will
Fight, fight, fight,
Fight, fight, fight,
Fight, fight, fight,
Fight, fight, fight!

Hope dies and you wander.
The otherworld it makes you.
Dreams, they rip asunder.
The otherworld it hates you.
Free now, ride up on it.
Up to the heights it takes you.
Go on, if you want it.
An otherworld awaits you.


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    General CommentDamn, you can call me "Master of double posts"...

    Instead of love, I can also imagine that it's about growing up. "A thousand years" as a picture for the jump you make inside your mind. The question "you ready?" has something more final then. But it "takes you" anyway as the life goes on until you can't resist anymore. I won't go into a detailed description like Solarius did, that's way too hard for me in english, so just read his text again and think about it with this theme ;).
    XCrusherXon September 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, I've always thought this song was more about Jecht than Tidus. The lyrics seem to reflect what ultimately happened to him after crossing over into Spira's future, and how is only hope for release from Sin is combat (more specifically, combat with his son).
    Gukkoron January 31, 2009   Link
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    General Comment*Final Fantasy X Spoilers Below*

    It's a song about Tidus going to fight Sin (Jecht), his dad. The whole song's pretty obvious.

    Tidus gets teleported to an otherworld, and he's going to free his dad from Sin by killing him.
    FlashCEon September 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYAY for ff10. That game kicks major ass holes..I mean..major ass holes. And I LOVE THIS SONG! WOOOO HOOO
    youdontloveme19on March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is pretty obvious. Still, it rocks something chronic.
    Summercloudon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHeh, this song can actually mean love to, just look at the lyrics.

    "Go on, if you want it.
    An otherworld awaits you."

    This shows that you go for love since you need it, another world, a world of bliss and happiness awaits you, but it has a dark side like the moon.

    "Don't you give up on it.
    You bite the hand that feeds you."

    You never forget love when you start, and once you start loving someone, you don't try to give up on them, you fight hard, but with blind love, you ignore your common sense and you go for stuff beyond your capacity, and you hurt others and even destroy them with love.

    "All alone, cold fields you wander.
    Memories of it, cloud your sight,"

    The dark side of love, when it betrays you, when it stabs you in the back and leaves you absent of it, it leaves you alone. Cold and alone, and memories of it will change your judgment on things forever, you won't be quite the same.

    "Fills your dreams, disturbs your slumber.
    Lost your way, a fallen knight..."

    Love constantly stays with you, in every dimension, it goes to your dreams, and it disturbs you and it messes with you, it then destroys you, you lose your way in life, in the otherworld of love, you become a fallen knight of pain.

    "Hold now, aim is steady.
    An otherworld awaits you."

    You hold onto your life, you see the otherworld of love and you will fight for it, you hold onto your sanity and mind, you aim to reach the otherworld to reach possible bliss?

    "One thousand years -- you ready?
    The otherworld it takes you."

    A LONG time you will spend inside the emotions of love, are you ready to go for it? To stand it and live with it and learn it over a thousand years? The otherworld shows you this when you get there. The otherside of humanity.

    "Go into the sand and the dust in the sky. Go now, there's no better plan than to do or to die. Free me, pray to the fayth, in the face of the light. Feed me, fill me with sin, and get ready to fight."

    Love takes you and changes your existence, to either nothing or more then you have been, there's no other way but to deal with bliss or suffering, you pray for love to keep its good on you, and for it to feed you...with lust and get ready to fight over the battle of love and pain and suffering.

    "You know you will, you know you will,
    You know, you know, you know,
    You know that you will,
    You know, you know, you know,
    You know that you will,
    You know you will
    Fight, fight, fight,
    Fight, fight, fight,"

    You, with bravery, have confidence in yourself and you avoid the dark side and you keep fighting for happiness, you keep fighting until the end, the end of the Dream, you know you must, or your soul will die and fade into non-existence.

    "Hope dies and you wander.
    The otherworld it makes you.
    Dreams, they rip asunder.
    The otherworld it hates you."

    The Dark Side, love hurts you and slowly eats your spirit, your soul away into nevermore, all hope dies, with your heart, faraway dreams, rip you apart at your current spot, you feel this pain is just a Dream, it is too awful to be real, this is the Otherworld it takes you, you feel the Otherworld hates you, as it spits in your face and spews you out in pure hatred of infinite darkness and the Abyss.

    "Free now, ride up on it.
    Up to the heights it takes you.
    Go on, if you want it.
    The otherworld it takes you."

    After fighting the neverending battle for love, you find the bright side, of neverending light and happiness, such height it takes you from the infinite abyss of hell it seems, fight on, go on if you want this heaven, the otherworld it takes you, into something you've never been before, a new world, you will never go back to your normal world, and here you are just a dream, fighting on for a hopeful cause, which might not exist, this is the Otherworld, once you are here, you find the world you come from never has existed and has been destroyed, it's funny that these lyrics can mean such like this, with meaning, the otherworld of love it seems, a permanent state of being.

    ~Kevin H.
    Solariuson March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSolarius, that has got to be the best explanation I've read in a while.
    Geneson July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe female vocals are interesting, and add a different level to this song.
    Paranoia_Agenton May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is da shit! Almost as good as the game itself.
    AmpleVoltageon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery great interpretation, Solarius. I like it when people keep making their own thoughts about the music instead of just saying "this describes scene xy". In fact most of the film or game related songs are written to fit the game/film on the one hand and our life on the other hand.
    XCrusherXon September 21, 2007   Link

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