"Godzilla" as written by and Donald Roeser....
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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"Godzilla" as written by Donald Roeser

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  • +5
    General Commentthe 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
  • +3
    General CommentGodzilla 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
  • +2
    General Commentwhile Prog Rocker makes an interesting analogy I would agree with Lozz that he is digging to deeply. I believe this song's meaning is quite clearly stated at the end:

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

    We cut down the tree's, rip apart the earth, dump our waste into the water, poison the air, poke holes in our ozone, and as the song says nature points out these follies. We damn the rivers, the damns break. We poison the air, it rains acid down upon us. We dump our wastes into the waters, a tsunami or hurricane ravages our settlements. History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of men.
    shadow0110on May 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUmmm...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
  • +1
    General CommentPssst. Prog Rocker was being sarcastic.

    I fucking love this song.
    Jeremiah Blackon March 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can understand your confusion, after all, it is such an esoteric song.

    Anyways, on one hand, I think both Shadow and Major have hit the nail on the head, but on the other, missed completely. I believe that this song is merely a tribute to the giant monster who's lived as a hero for children and inner-children all over the world for over a half a century, no real deeper meaning behind it. However, Godzilla has always been a powerful metaphor for the destructive consequinces of man's practices, whether it be from nuclear power or pollution. "History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man" is practically a quote from the movies.
    Eagahbedon February 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGodzilla is actually an anti nuclear weapons statement with some anti Americanism in it. After all, America was the first country to ever use nuclear weapons in an act of warfare.

    But I think that what most people don't realize about him, and I think this is what makes him so popular, is that he is actually a dragon.
    Clockeron August 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGee, 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 CommentProg 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
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is just about godzilla...
    anywho it is fun on guitar hero
    peavey_t_60on August 14, 2006   Link

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