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.


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.


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


窓にこぼれる 青い日差しは
彼の腕の中 私まるでマリオネット
いま心操られて 魔術
どうぞよそ見をしないで このまま


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 spills through the window
Brilliant clock without numbers
Curtains sway like palmtrees
A fragrant smell of distant summer

In his arms I feel like a marionette
His magic manipulates my mind

The love of Ultima is the eyes of knives
I can not move when you are staring
The love of Ultima is the eyes of knives
Please do not look at me, as it is