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XIV "Rise" is a boss theme from Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, which plays when the party fights Alexander Prime in Alexander - The Soul of the Creator. It was composed by Masayoshi Soken.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIV: HeavenswardEdit

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"Rise" does not start playing until Alexander casts Divine Judgment, with earlier phases featuring an orchestral remix of Metal that also incorporates part of Locus. When Alexander casts Timegate and half of the party enters Entropy, the background music is a highly distorted mix of the chorus of "Locus". The "sonic boom" in the first line is timed to go off around the same time as the Divine Judgment cast.

"Rise" features heavily blurred scat-singing, rock instrumentation, and the sound of alarms. "Rise" appears to be in 4/4 time and includes lyrics in the Goblin language, in which an unknown character, perhaps Quickthinx Allthoughts or Schrodinger, encouraging the Illuminati to rise up against the Uplanders, in service to Alexander.

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According to Soken, "Rise" contains profanity, though this is not clear in the official lyrics; it is likely that the line "Cold dustin' the flustered is super-cali ???? tageous" actually does contain profanity. The passage "A to the L to the E X ander / Gobbies gonna rise up, boom like thunder" was revealed at Fanfest prior to the release of all of the lyrics.

The lyrics of "Rise" reveals discrepancies between the English and Japanese localizations of Final Fantasy XIV. The line "Son to the Father to the Maker's own way" suggests that the intended translation of "Alexander, the Creator" was "Alexander, the Maker", since the first two figures are Midas, the Son, and Gordias, the Father. More importantly, the Illuminati are called the "Blue Hand", which explains the passages "Blue blazes, blue faces / Blue blood, blue truth gonna see you black and blue" and "Step back, the Blue's about to pull you under!"

LyricsEdit

Sonic boom, rings loud from the engines
Ironclad murder gonna 'liminate the distance
Ain't no 'landers gonna take us (no)
Cold dustin' the flustered is super-cali ???? tageous
Slow down (Stop!) Takin' no hits
'Cceleratin past us. blast us. fit to transmit (son)
Son to the Father to the Maker's own way
There's a method to the metal on the metal highway (yo)
Keepin' up the pace. (What?) Keepin' with the quickness
Keep the lightning bottled, throttled, throttle to the finish x2
Movin', soothin', got nothing to prove and
Pushin' all your buttons with a button pushing blue-hand
Blue blazes, blue faces,
Blue blood, blue truth gonna see you black and blue (right)
Keepin' up the pace. (What?) Keepin' with the quickness
Keep the lightning bottled, throttled, throttle to the finish x2
Thirty thousand goblins gonna solve the goblins' problems, 'cause the
Problems of the goblins goin' rotten till they solve 'em, yeah the
Thirty thousand goblins gonna solve the goblins' problems, with a
'Splodin smashin' bashin' whackin' crackin' smackin' kind of chaos
A to the L to the E X ander
Gobbies gonna rise up, boom like thunder
Rise up and raise the iron roof off
Now, Rise up and riot 'til the bomb drops
Now, Rise up the time is right to sound off, so
Rise with me, rise with me, rise with me (RISE UP!)
Rise with me, rise with me, rise with me (RISE UP!)
Rise with me, rise with me, rise with me RISE WITH ME
Step back, the Blue's about to pull you under!