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"Otherworld"
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Otherworld
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The heavy metal song that begins FFX and ends Tidus's greatest battle. Its growling vocals and wild guitar would whip up a fighting spirit in anyone!

"Otherworld" is a song from Final Fantasy X. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu, arranged by The Black Mages' rhythm guitarist Michio Okamiya, with lyrics by Takuya Sugimoto and performed by Bill Muir. It plays during the game's first FMV and a looped version plays during the battle against Braska's Final Aeon.

LyricsEdit

Go now, 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, and 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 now, if you want it
An otherworld awaits you

InterpretationEdit

"Otherworld" is generally thought to be a retelling of Tidus's journey, as its lines point to events in the game.

Go now, if you want it and Don't you give up on it

Tidus initially wants to return to his Zanarkand, and joins the others in hope finding his way back.

An otherworld awaits you

Spira is the "other world" Tidus ends up in.

You bite the hand that feeds you

Tidus hated Jecht and, to a certain extent, Auron, both of whom raised him.

All alone, cold fields you wander

Tidus finds himself alone upon arriving in Spira.

Memories of it, cloud your sight

Tidus thinks of the memories of his home and childhood and his motivation on his journey is initially returning home.

Fills your dreams, disturbs your slumber

Zanarkand fills the dreams of the fayth.

Lost your way, a fallen knight

Auron tells Tidus that Jecht is Sin.

Hold now, aim is steady

Tidus in blitzball and his attempt with the Jecht Shot.

One thousand years, you ready?

Tidus initially thinks that he has been flung a thousand years into the future.

Go, into the sand, and the dust, and the sky

This may refer to the various areas Tidus and the others travel to: The sandy Bikanel, dusty temples, and the airship that soars the skies, the Fahrenheit.

Go now, there's no better plan, than to do or to die

After realizing he can't return to his Zanarkand, along with the fact Yuna and the other summoners must sacrifice themselves for Sin to be destroyed, Tidus resolves to keep moving forward and helping Yuna.

Free me, pray to the fayth in the face of the light

Yuna is freed from her sacrifice. Jecht also longs to be freed from his existence as Sin. Summoners pray to the fayth to gain access to their aeons, the final one traditionally used to defeat Sin.

Feed me, fill me with sin, and get ready to fight

Jecht becomes Sin and feeds upon death and longs to die.

Hope dies, and you wander

Tidus wants to believe that there's a workaround for the sacrifice that summoners have to do.

The otherworld, it makes you

Tidus is created by the fayth of Spira.

The otherworld, it hates you

Tidus upturns Yevon with his ideas.

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

The entire stanza refers to Tidus's disappearance after Yu Yevon's defeat, and his return shown briefly at the end of Final Fantasy X.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XEdit

"Otherworld" plays during the blitzball game in Dream Zanarkand when Sin destroys the stadium, and during the battle against Braska's Final Aeon. The PlayStation 2 release has a different version for the battle against Braska's Final Aeon; among the changes are a new percussion section and the baseline. The FMV version replaces this version in Final Fantasy X HD Remaster.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

"Otherworld" plays as background music that can be chosen for a battle, or may be automatically chosen when Tidus or Jecht are fought, or if a battle is fought at Dream's End.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

"Otherworld" returns as background battle music.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

"Otherworld" appears as a downloadable song as a Battle Music Sequence. The battle background is Dream's End.

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

This song is used in EXA Battlia mode.

Arrangement album appearancesEdit

The Black Mages II: The Skies AboveEdit

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The Black Mages created an alternate version of "Otherworld" in their second album featuring Kazco Hamano as a guest vocalist.

Final Fantasy X ChipsEdit

Identified as "OtherWorld", it appears on Final Fantasy X Chips album arranged in the 8-bit form. It is 9th track on the disc.

Final Fantasy Orchestra AlbumEdit

"Otherworld" is the tenth song of the final track of this album, "Battle Medley 2012 (Final Fantasy I – XIV)", arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama.

TriviaEdit

  • At the end of the original version, Muir is heard screaming "Straight edge! Till I die! Lost Cause!", a reference to his subculture, his band, and his last recorded album with it.
  • A common misconception is that the German band Rammstein is the performer of this song.

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