Within You

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Within You
Composer David Bowie
Released 1986-06-23
Title Origin Official

Within You is a song composed by David Bowie for the Jim Henson movie Labyrinth. The song plays in the movie when Sarah is confused about the Escher-esque stairway room. She tries to find her baby brother while Jareth sings about her. The song is track 9 on the official soundtrack.


Labyrinth: The Computer Game (C64)

Platform - C64.png
Labyrinth: The Computer Game (C64)
Output - SID.svg
Output - SID.svg
Labyrinth - C64 - Jareth.png
Arranger David Martin
Programmer Randy Farmer, Unknown
Released 1986-??-??
Length 0:52.22 (Movie Theatre)
0:06.30 (Jareth Fanfare)
Format SID
Loops No (both)
David Martin's arrangement is quite recognizable, but a bit lacking from what the SID chip is capable of. The song contains the full lyrics portion of the song (without lyrics, of course)--the instrumental portion, which is the next two thirds of the song, was not included in the arrangement. This is track 2 in the SID file and doesn't loop. Track 3 in the SID file is just the first nine notes of the song and is used in the game as a fanfare of Jareth, it too doesn't loop. It plays when you confront him at the end of the game, or if you adumbrate him at any time.

Labyrinth: The Computer Game (MSX2)

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Labyrinth: The Computer Game (MSX2)
Output - AY.svg
Arranger Unknown
Released 1987-??-??
Format KSS


The official song has lyrics, though no game ever uses them.

How you turned my world, you precious thing
You starve and near exhaust me
Everything I've done, I've done for you
I move the stars for no one
You've run so long
You've run so far
Your eyes can be so cruel
Just as I can be so cruel
Though I do believe in you
Yes I do
Live without the sunlight
Love without your heartbeat
I, I can't live within you
I can't live within you
I, I can't live within you