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

Helpless people on a subway train
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
Oh no, there goes Tokyo go go Godzilla

History shows again and again
How nature points up the folly of men



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    General Comment:Ummm...guys if there is one thing I have learned in all my years of taking digital photos of young people in their lockers and school bathrooms, when they are most vulnerable, its this. Blue Oyster Cult is a deep, deep mother fucker of a band. This song is about big buisness conglomerates and their secret plots to take all that is japanese and transfuse it with western culture so that in a new age, white men will be nimble like cats and the ability to walk with a kimono riding up your ass without making so much of a noise as a pin dropping. This song my friends, if about the duality of the japanese and how they struggle with Godzilla(america) at first but then harness its raw beast strength and use it to make millions of cheesy shirts and p diddy remakes of great classic rock tunes. Dont you fools see...Godzilla is no more than western culture if western culture was a big fucking lizard.
    Prog_Rockeron December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:Godzilla himself is a wonderful "political statement" about the terrible power of nuclear weaponry.
    Godzilla is a representation of the awakening of a power that Mankind cannot control, nor can they destroy ultimately.
    Godzilla becomes a force of nature unto himself, like typhoon or an earthquake. This is why (in my opinion) the American version of Godzilla was so awful: the monster is supposed to be indestructible. We aren't supposed to be able to kill it with our weapons. We created this new and terrible power, and now we must live with it, and pray it doesn't wipe us out.

    Nature, in the form of the Hybrid/Mutant monster, has indeed pointed up the folly of Man. At least in the Japanese movies.
    Major Valoron September 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Pssst. Prog Rocker was being sarcastic.

    I fucking love this song.
    Jeremiah Blackon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:the japanese part is supposed to be a news broadcast. It says:

    "Rinji news o moshiagemasu.
    Rinji news o moshiagemasu.
    Godzilla ga Ginza houmen e mukatte imasu.
    Daishikyuu hinan shite kudasai.
    Daishikyuu hinan shite kudasai."

    Which means quite literally:

    "We give you special news.
    We give you special news.
    Godzilla is turning towards the Ginza district.
    As soon as possible take shelter, please.
    As soon as possible take shelter, please."

    A more English-based translation would render:

    "Attention, emergency news!
    Attention, emergency news!
    Godzilla is going toward the Ginza district!
    Find shelter immediately, please!
    Find shelter immediately, please!"
    guitardudemh91on January 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Gee, I wonder what this is about...? Heh, they speak Japanese in the middle of the song. This is the very first Blue Oyster Cult song I ever heard. Errr...it was a MIDI format when I first heard it, but three years later I got the real deal, and it roxxors.
    Teufelon September 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:great song, though i like the smashing pumpkins version better :)
    more rocky for my blood
    Munkoon April 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Who wouldn't want to be a Godzilla and destroy the city?
    Eatcarpeton February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Prog Rocker... it hink u thought that one out a little too much, just my opinion, there arent enough meangingful lyrics to extract that meaning, maybe its tru tho, i dunno
    lozz588on July 19, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:cool song playin on this sweet game i got for PS2 called guitar hero. This was the first time i ever heard it and it rocks.
    cougar10on December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:cool song
    heyjude55on April 26, 2006   Link

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