Eyes of Knives

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Eyes of Knives
Composer Tsugutoshi Goto
Released 1987-10-09
Title Origin Translation
Loops Yes

Eyes of Knives plays during the game's menu and when you speak to Lord British. The song is by far the longest song in the game and only a single loop is recorded.

The title is translated from the Ultima Mix album (ウルティマ-瞳のナイフ, Ultima-Hitomi no Knife), however the title may be in reference to the arranged version rather than the original since this is the only song on the album that doesn't have a straight arranged version. Instead, there is only a full song composed by Tsugutoshi Goto, with lyrics by Yasushi Akimoto, and vocals performed by Noriko Hidaka.

Games

Ultima: Exodus (NES)

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Ultima: Exodus (NES)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1987-10-09
Format NSF

The NES song is the original version of the tune. The song is track 2 in the NSF file and is played on the RP2A03.

Ultima: Fear of Exodus (MSX2)

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Ultima: Fear of Exodus (MSX2)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1988-??-??
Length 3:17.12
Format KSS

The song was ported to the MSX PSG which gives it a flatter sound. It is track $09 in the KSS file.

Lyrics

These are the lyrics from the rearrangement on the Ultima Mix album.

Japanese

窓にこぼれる 青い日差しは
数字のない光る時計
棕櫚のカーテン風に揺れれば
遠い夏のやけた香り
	
彼の腕の中 私まるでマリオネット
いま心操られて 魔術
	
ウルティマの愛は瞳のナイフ
見つめられたら動けない
ウルティマの愛は瞳のナイフ
どうぞよそ見をしないで このまま

Romaji

mado ni koboreru aoi hizashi ha
suuji no nai hikaru tokei
shuro no kaaten fuu ni yurere ba
tooi natsu no yake ta kaori

kare no ude no naka watashi marude marionetto
ima kokoro ayatsura re te majutsu

urutima no ai ha hitomi no naifu
mitsume rare tara ugoke nai
urutima no ai ha hitomi no naifu
douzo yosomi o shi nai de kono mama

Unofficial Translation

Blue sunlight spilling in the window
Watch glowing with no number
If Yurere to curtain-like palm
Fragrance that is burnt in the distant summer

Marionette like me in his arms
Magic is manipulated mind now

Love of Ultima, eyes of knives
Can not move when you are staring at
Love of Ultima, eyes of knives
As it is, do not do please look away

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