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List of SSBU Music (Persona series)

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This is a list of music tracks pertaining to the Persona universe in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. All tracks listed here play on Mementos, and, as of the 8.1.0 update, Battlefield, Small Battlefield, Big Battlefield, and Final Destination. Depending on which game the music is from, Mementos' appearance will change to match.

Last Surprise[edit]

Last Surprise
Track Title Last Surprise
Universe Persona
Debut Game Persona 5
Availability Downloadable
Link [1]

Origin[edit]

This song is the main battle theme taken directly from Persona 5.

Composition & Arrangements[edit]

Source: Persona 5

Composition, arrangement, and lyrics Copyright ATLUS Co., Ltd.

Other uses[edit]

This track was used in Joker's second reveal trailer.

Lyrics
You try to run me through...hold on!

Think again! Don't you know what you're starting?

But you sure ain't got a clue how bad

This will go. Don't you know? Know my art (art of war)

And as you look to the horizon, not a cloud

But then stormy weather's caught you cold

Seems like it crept up out of nowhere, all around

You it's not quite what you foretold

You'll never see it coming! You'll see

That my mind is too fast for eyes

You're done in! By the

Time it's hit you, your last surprise

You think you've got your game planned out

To a T? Yet I'm two steps ahead, yeah

So you step into my way, stand down!

It's a trap. One more step and you're dead (Yeah, you're dead)

Why just a picosecond ago, clear blue skies

But now lightning's struck your last resolve

It's not an accident that no one hears your cries

As your last strength seems to dissolve

You'll never see it coming! You'll see

That my mind is too fast for eyes

You're done in! By the

Time it's hit you, your last surprise

I'm coming for you!

My game's always so fast, so fine

You're spun in by the

net you didn't catch it in time

Better think about your game

Are you sure your next move's the right one for you?

Are you sure you won't get out maneuvered

Again and again my friend?

You'll never see it coming! You'll see

That my mind is too fast for eyes

You're done in! By the

Time it's hit you, your last surprise

I'm coming for you!

My game's always so fast, so fine

You're spun in by the

net you didn't catch it in time

Beneath the Mask[edit]

Beneath the Mask
Track Title Beneath the Mask
Universe Persona
Debut Game Persona 5
Availability Downloadable
Link [2]

Origin[edit]

This theme is an arrangement of a song from Persona 5. It originally played when exploring Tokyo, the main setting of the game, at night; an instrumental version plays during the day. The original song has a laidback, bluesy style that primarily focuses on bass, wah-wah guitar, and rhodes. For the Ultimate remix, the song's tempo is significantly increased while keeping the same instrumentation; a string section is also added, giving it a more lively and energetic tone overall. The vocals are performed by the original singer, Lyn Inaizumi.

Origin Video[edit]

[3]

Composition & Arrangements[edit]

Source: Persona 5

Arrangement Supervisor: ACE (TOMOri Kudo / CHiCO)

Lyrics and Composition: Atlus Co., Ltd.

Arrangement: SEKAI WALKER Producers LLC.

Composition and lyrics Copyright Atlus Co., Ltd.

Arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Other uses[edit]

This track was used in Joker's second reveal trailer and for the Morgana Mii Fighter hat showcase.

Lyrics
Where have you been?

Been searching all along

Came facing twilight on and on

Without a clue

Without a sign

Without grasping yet

The real question to be asked

Where have I been?

I’m a shapeshifter at Poe’s masquerade

Hiding both face and mind, all free for you to draw

I’m a shapeshifter, what else should I be?

Please don’t take off my mask, revealing dark

Moments of calm

Nothing to be found

A mirror right in front of me

That’s where I find

An empty glass

reflecting the sad truth

It’s telling words not to be told

I need the mask

I’m a shapeshifter at Poe’s masquerade

Hiding both face and mind, all free for you to draw

I’m a shapeshifter chained down to my core

Please don’t take off my mask, my place to hide

I can’t tell you how to see me

Just a cage of bones, there’s nothing inside

Will it unleash me burning down the walls

Is there a way for me to break?

I’m a shapeshifter at Poe’s masquerade

Hiding both face and mind, all free for you to draw

I’m a shapeshifter, have no face to show

Please don’t take off my mask, my disguise

Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There[edit]

Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There
Track Title Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There
Universe Persona
Debut Game Persona 5
Availability Downloadable
Link [4]

Origin[edit]

This song is the main theme taken directly from Persona 5, which plays during the game's intro movie, when the Phantom Thieves hijack the airwaves to send a Calling Card to Masayoshi Shido (instrumental version), and during the ending cutscene.

Composition & Arrangements[edit]

Source: Persona 5

Composition, arrangement, and lyrics Copyright Atlus Co., Ltd.

Other uses[edit]

This track is used in Joker's Classic Mode credits, as well as in his DLC Spirit Board.

Lyrics
Who am I? Am I not unique?

Maybe I'm not here at all

Look at the fakers blinding us with lies

The breakers of us all

Ooh, it's useless

What does it mean that we're here?

Can we make a difference

If we don't break out of here?

Wake up, get up, get out there

Raise your voice against liars

Feed your anger like fire

Why does nobody want change?

Just imagine you're out there

Swatting lies in the making

Can't move fast without breaking

If you hold on life won't change

The fakers are all sick at heart

Their faces hiding their fear

They look down on all the rest of us

Like they're some special breed

Who's that high lord

Who thinks he's better than us?

Ain't it a crime that

Is there no mission for us?

Who is that high lord

Who'd kill a million of us?

And as the bell tolls

Is there no remission for us?

Wake up, get up, get out there

There's more to life than their way

If you live you can not stay

Why does nobody want change?

Let your voices ring out there

Take the mask off and be free

Find yourself in the debris

If you hold on life won't change

Rivers In the Desert[edit]

Rivers In the Desert
Track Title Rivers In the Desert
Universe Persona
Debut Game Persona 5
Availability Downloadable
Link [5]

Origin[edit]

This song is taken directly from Persona 5, where it plays during certain late-game boss fights. The second full verse is omitted from the Ultimate version of the song - it is unclear if this is for censorship purposes, as the second verse contains the lyric "hell", or simply to cut down on the length, as the full version would be among the longest songs in the game. Interestingly, Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight edited the song in the same way.

Composition & Arrangements[edit]

Source: Persona 5

Composition, arrangement, and lyrics Copyright Atlus Co., Ltd.

Lyrics
It's now or never, and I've got to make my decision

This time, it could be my moment

Is this a mirage or a chance to fulfill my mission?

A river in a dry land

The last ace in a lost hand

A heartbeat for a tin man

Oasis in a singed land

I'm keeping my balance, but I'm standing on razor's edge now

Move quick or my life is over

One strike, just a faint, and I'm out of his field of vision

Don't ask why I'm ready, but I'm ready to strike him down now

A chance for a new start, there's no time for indecision

A river in a dry land

The last ace in a lost hand

When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet, now we need it

A heartbeat for a tin man

Oasis in a singed land

Remind us what we're here for: creating new life

Creating rivers in the desert

When a cool drop of water's all I need

Gotta clear my head of anger and greed

A place to refresh

Heart and mind, can I find some time in

A river in a dry land

The last ace in a lost hand

When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet, now we need it

A heartbeat for a tin man

Oasis in a singed land

Remind us what we're here for: creating new life

Creating rivers in the desert

Our Beginning[edit]

Our Beginning
Track Title Our Beginning
Universe Persona
Debut Game Persona 5
Availability Downloadable
Link [6]

Origin[edit]

This song is taken directly from Persona 5, where it plays when Joker summons Satanael, his ultimate Persona.

This song also plays during the final boss fight in Joker's Classic Mode.

Composition & Arrangements[edit]

Source: Persona 5

Composition and arrangement Copyright Atlus Co., Ltd.

Reach Out To The Truth[edit]

Reach Out To The Truth
Track Title Reach Out To The Truth
Universe Persona
Debut Game Persona 4
Availability Downloadable
Link [7]

Origin[edit]

This song is the main battle theme taken directly from Persona 4.

Composition & Arrangements[edit]

Source: Persona 4

Composition, arrangement, and lyrics Copyright Atlus Co., Ltd.

Other uses[edit]

This track was used in Joker's second reveal trailer and the Persona 4 Protagonist Mii Swordfighter costume and Teddie Mii Fighter hat showcase.

Lyrics
Now I face out, I hold out,

I reach out to the truth of my life

Seeking to seize on the whole moment, yeah!

Yeah, naked truth lies, only if you realize

Appearing in nobody's eyes till they sterilize

Stop the guerilla, warfare to keep fair

Bro, change your rage to a smarter, greater cause

You know the stake is high, stardom is near

Those who sympathized you die, killers pass you by

Do not waste your time in hating flirting guys

Use your might to AIs to do justice to them all

Now I face out, I hold out

I reach out to the truth of my life

Seeking to seize on the whole moment to now break away

Oh God, let me out! Can you let me out?

Can you set me free from this dark inner world

Save me now last beat in the soul

I'll Face Myself[edit]

I'll Face Myself
Track Title I'll Face Myself
Universe Persona
Debut Game Persona 4
Availability Downloadable
Link [8]

Origin[edit]

An arrangement of the theme of the same name from Persona 4. This particular remix keeps the guitar-focused approach of the boss battle version of the song, but uses the piano instrumentation and overall structure from the "Acceptance" version of the theme, which plays at various points in the game (most often when a character accepts their Shadow Self).

Composition & Arrangements[edit]

Source: Persona 4

Arrangement Supervisor: Yusuke Yamauchi

Composition: Atlus Co., Ltd.

Arrangement: BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.

Composition Copyright Atlus Co., Ltd.

Arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Time To Make History[edit]

Time To Make History
Track Title Time To Make History
Universe Persona
Debut Game Persona 4 Golden
Availability Downloadable
Link [9]

Origin[edit]

This song is the main battle theme of Persona 4 Golden, an updated port of Persona 4.

Composition & Arrangements[edit]

Source: Persona 4 Golden

Composition, arrangement, and lyrics Copyright Atlus Co., Ltd

Lyrics
It's a war out there every day

You can't hide from it, you gotta play by the rules

Play it cool in the face of your sad disgrace

On the face of it, they miss their history

But they fight over place in it

Yeah they fight over place in it

Hard hit by the times, that's just how your life goes by

I know it's not your fault you say, but there ain't no other way

So step on up to the plate

Meet your fate, walk on straight into the lion's lair

So step on up to the plate

Cause this ain't no game, it's time to make history, yeah!

Mass Destruction[edit]

Mass Destruction
Track Title Mass Destruction
Universe Persona
Debut Game Persona 3
Availability Downloadable
Link [10]

Origin[edit]

This track is the main battle theme taken from Persona 3. Despite remaining unchanged otherwise, the line "Damn right" is replaced with the line "All night", which is used elsewhere in the song. This is likely due to the game's age rating being lower than Persona 3 in all regions.

Composition & Arrangements[edit]

Source: Persona 3

Composition, arrangement, and lyrics Copyright Atlus Co., Ltd.

Other uses[edit]

This track was used in Joker's second reveal trailer and the Persona 3 Protagonist Mii Swordfighter Costume showcase.

Lyrics
(Baby, baby, baby)

(Baby, baby, baby)

(Baby, baby, baby)

(Baby, baby, baby)

Yeah!

(Yes! The battlegrounds right here!)

(It's a man's world!)

(Come on!)

(Gotta get ready for this right here)

(Hey, you)

Fear's awake, anger beats loud, face reality

Never beat charity, move ahead of me

The enemy you're fighting covers all society

(All night)

Mommy's not here, gotta fight

(All night)

Right here, Shadow 10 o'clock direction

Seize the moment, destroy the nation

Your rhyme is slow motion, give me motivation

Freaked out now and dead on arrival

(What?)

Round up around, spit out, all over

Rhyme like a rolling stone comin' a crowd

Watch out, they move they diss you loud

Guess what this sound, it bombs whole ground

(So round up)

Don't ease your pace, 'cuz enemy's brutal

Moment of truth, there ain't no truce

You're the only one, one world, one love

But the battle goes on, Shadows of mass destruction

Ooh yea,

Dada-dada, dada-dada,

Baby, baby

Da-dada-dada, dada-dada

Ooh yea,

Dada-dada, dada-dada,

Baby, baby

Da-dada-dada, dada-dada

Battle Hymn of the Soul[edit]

Battle Hymn of the Soul
Track Title Battle Hymn of the Soul
Universe Persona
Debut Game Persona 3
Availability Downloadable
Link [11]

Origin[edit]

This song is taken directly from Persona 3, where it is the theme for the boss battle against Nyx Avatar.

Composition & Arrangements[edit]

Source: Persona 3

Composition and arrangement Copyright Atlus Co., Ltd.

Japanese title: 全ての人の魂の戦い, Battle for Everyone's Souls

Aria of the Soul[edit]

Aria of the Soul
Track Title Aria of the Soul
Universe Persona
Debut Game Revelations: Persona
Availability Downloadable
Link [12]

Origin[edit]

This song is an arrangement of the recurring Velvet Room theme that appears throughout the series, debuting in the original Revelations: Persona. Despite this, it is classified as a Persona 5 music track on Mementos, as indicated by the red background when it plays. Whereas "Aria of the Soul" typically uses solemn instrumentation similar to that of a chamber orchestra—a female vocalist backed by piano and strings—the Ultimate remix takes the "acid jazz" approach of Persona 5's soundtrack, introducing bass and electric guitar along with a drumkit.

Composition & Arrangements[edit]

Source: Revelations: Persona

Arrangement Supervisor: Mitsuhiro Kitadani

Lyrics and Composition: Atlus Co., Ltd.

Arrangement: BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.

Composition and lyrics Copyright Atlus Co., Ltd.

Arrangement Copyright Nintendo

Japanese title: 全ての人の魂の詩, Poem of Everyone's Souls

Trivia[edit]

  • Although not present in the actual game, the instrumental arrangement of Life Will Change and the track The Spirit play during Joker's initial reveal trailer.
  • Interestingly, unlike other series, the Persona tracks are listed in reverse chronological order (with the exception of Time to Make History, which is placed between Persona 4 and Persona 3).
  • Much like Cloud, Joker has a special victory theme that overrides the standard results theme, taken directly from Persona 5. When a song from Persona 3 or Persona 4 is played on Mementos, the victory theme from the corresponding game is played if Joker wins.
  • Hidden in the data files of the game are the original versions of Beneath the Mask and Aria of the Soul, which go unused in favor of their remixed versions, most likely due to their unfitting nature as background music for a fast-paced fighting game.
  • On the DLC section of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate official site, Aria of the Soul is listed as being from Persona 3, rather than Revelations: Persona.