The Crush 40 version of "All Hail Shadow", featured in "Sonic the Hedgehog" for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3, is a cover of the original song performed by Magna-Fi, originally featured in...
All hail Shadow
Heroes rise again
Obliterating everything that's not your friend
Nothing can stop you now
No ghost to bring you down
When there's nothing left to lose
You win

Bow your heads low
All hail Shadow

Suffer long and it will set you free
Only through trial do we find the strength we need
It's never over, just another day
Of hope and tragedies, and everything that comes our way

Determination of the strong
Found the meaning that you searched for so long

All hail Shadow
Heroes rise again
Obliterating everything that's not your friend
Nothing can stop you now
No ghost to bring you down
When there's nothing left to lose
You win

Bow your heads low
All hail Shadow

Somewhere in chaos we all find ourselves
This destruction is the only tale we tell
White is black and black is white
Right is wrong and wrong is right
Nothing ever fills this hole inside your heart

Determination of the strong
Found the meaning that you searched for so long

All hail Shadow
Heroes rise again
Obliterating everything that's not your friend
Nothing can stop you now
No ghost to bring you down
When there's nothing left to lose
You win

Bow your heads low
All hail Shadow

All hail Shadow
Heroes rise again
Obliterating everything that's not your friend
Nothing can stop you now
No ghost to bring you down
When there's nothing left to lose
You win

Bow your heads low
All hail Shadow


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All Hail Shadow song meanings
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    General CommentThe song is good but it is hard to grasp the rythim
    fartman64on October 25, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationFirst of all, I think there's no finer song to be Shadow's theme. And now... let's begin.

    "All hail Shadow
    Heroes rise again"
    Referencing Shadow's resurrection at the beginning of Sonic Heroes

    "Obliterating everything that's not your friend"
    Shadow is slightly violent and is one of the few Sonic characters to actually kill human beings.

    "Nothing can stop you now
    No ghost to bring you down
    When there's nothing left to lose, you win"
    Shadow has nothing left. The ARK, Maria... all of it is gone. He is an ally with Sonic and co, but it's a lot of times an uneasy alliance he has no problem going against if he thinks it's right. So, without friends, a home, or belongings, and his past being explained in Shadow the Hedgehog, he has nothing to be used against him.

    "Bow your heads low, all hail Shadow"
    Shadow has always had visions of grandeur and power, such as in the "Mobius: 25 Years Later" story arc in the Archie Sonic Comics. This is also a reference to his huge amount of power, which is enough to destroy him if he doesn't control it.

    "Suffer long and it will set you free
    Only through trial do we find the strength we need"
    Throughout his life, Shadow has suffered much, and through all of that he has come out even stronger. A little on the darker side, much like Shadow himself is to the entire series.

    "It's never over, just another day
    Of hope and tragedies, and everything that comes our way"
    However, even after all that, there's still stuff coming at him.

    "Determination of the strong"
    Once again, through determination and will Shadow has continued on.

    "Found the meaning that you searched for so long"
    His past, the most important thing to him, was finally revealed in Shadow the Hedgehog.

    "Somewhere in chaos we all find ourselves"
    Chaos is the force that gives Shadow, as well as many other characters, their power. It a lot of times is the saving grace of a person, group, or even the planet.

    "This destruction is the only tale we tell"
    Shadow's sheer power and ruthlessness has scarred many survivors.

    "White is black, and black is white
    Right is wrong, and wrong is right"
    His confusion over what he should do and be. Referencing Shadow the Hedgehog's Good vs Evil system.

    "Nothing ever fills this hole inside your heart"
    Even though he knows his past now, he still has something missing... all those years he lost. He wants to return to them.

    Any questions? Feel free to ask.
    TriforcePon October 28, 2013   Link

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