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Persona 3 Portable OST

Finally! After 3 weeks of waiting the Persona 3 Portable OST has finally arrived from PlayAsia! Was getting worried it was lost in the masses of Christmas post ^^;

Persona 3 Portable OST

Wiping All Out
Vocals: Mayumi Fujita, Lotus Juice (Rap)
Lyrics: Lotus Juice

Been a little while but I'm still battling, moving fast
While you're just prattling no time for me
No tangling, hit you in the spot with no angle and...

I'm not a princess
a lot of anger in it
Not a cutie girlfriend, oh no
Don't you know?

Flashy rhymes coated with spangles
Add some sounds in it
It times wangles
Three dots connect to rectangles
Just like music sounds connect and rambles

You can not run away
hell nah, no man can run away
from me I stay in your head as
one big threat

It's demolition
wiping all out
I won't go, until it's over

It's coalition
pieces of wreckage
come to me
and let it be one

This song's got style and attitude as you would expect from Lotus Juice (and most hip hop/rap) - "I'm not a princess, not a cutie girlfriend". Shows the tough side of the Heroine and I kind of like both this and the original "Mass Destruction" for the Hero.

I wonder if Lotus Juice was thinking about those moments when overly rude guys get a kick in the nuts from the ladies when he came up with "Hit you in the spot with no angle and..." Or is he just talking about guys brawling since he also has the line "Been a while but I'm still battling" as if that verse is about the Hero from the original version of the game.

The fourth verse in the song sounds like he's talking about the game's Shadows but I think it could also imply you're in love and can't get someone out of your mind.

A Way of Life
Vocals: Mayumi Fujita
Lyrics: Reiko Tanaka

(Chorus) I tried hard but where did we go wrong?
(Chorus) I hope we could... But I won't start all over again

Midday street walks light fell and dispersed in the air
Nobody stopped to see them fade, your eyes seemed so innocent
Everything made sense to you, they didn't to me

(Chorus) Deep inside my mind
I didn't compromise just for love
(Chorus) Deep inside my mind
Believing in your words

A way of life, a way of life
I heard you say we were on the same street
A way of life, a way of my life

And then a song showing the soft side of the Heroine. Quite a nice bitter sweet song and the lyrics are written pretty well for a non-native.

The line "I heard you say we were on the same street" - 'street' should probably be 'path'. Tanaka was probably thinking "michi" in Japanese when she wrote the lyrics. It makes more sense when the song's clearly about love so path would mean something along the lines of being destined to be together.

Time
Vocals: Mayumi Fujita
Lyrics: Reiko Tanaka

Time, old dry winds go by, lone air comes quietly
Time, old dry winds go by
Uncertain space you need to fill in

Every time goodbye to yesterday, greeted by today
Smiling at tomorrow, no one really belongs
Each time we hope to stay around I know how you feel
Beyond your words

Again, a song with lyrics suitable for the life sim part of the game talking about time going by, never stopping like the wind. Quite a nice melody but not something I would listen to.

Soul Phrase
Vocals: Shuuhei Kita
Lyrics: Reiko Tanaka

Romaji

I believe so strongly that tomorrow never falls away, tsukibikari shita
It still awaits, it still carries on through its old ways 'til this moment of time
ano toki kawashite kotoba ga narihibiite sasayakana yume
There is no more darkness, no more tears in the rain, no one hurt

Write me an endless song (when you let go)
As I'll feel so alive  kurikaesu Soul Phrase (I'm walking on my way)
Now write me an endless song (when you let go)
As I'll feel so alive  watariyuku yami no saki e

Translation

I believe so strongly that tomorrow will never fade away, under the falling moonlight
It still awaits, it still goes on in its old ways 'til this moment of time
Those words of our dreams we exchanged once upon a time, continues to ring in our hearts
There is no more darkness, no more tears in the rain, no one is hurt

Write me an endless song (when you let go)
As I'll feel so alive  repeating that Soul Phrase (I'm walking on my way)
Now write me an endless song (when you let go)
As I'll feel so alive I will go and cross to the end of the darkness

Original Japanese

I believe so strongly that tomorrow never falls away 月光した
It still awaits, it still carries on through its old ways, till this moment of time
あの時交わして言葉が鳴り響いてささやかな夢
There is no more darkness, no more tears in the rain, no one hurt...

Write me an endless song (when you let go)
As I'll feel so alive 繰り返す Soul Phrase (I'm walking on my way)
Now write me an endless song (when you let go)
As I'll feel so alive 渡りゆく 闇の先へ

The Packaging

The single disc soundtrack features 10 tracks by Shoji Meguro. It has a lovely blue cover featuring the Hero with Elizabeth on the front and the Heroine with Theodore on the back.

  1. Soul Phrase (1:34)
  2. A Way of Life (2:20)
  3. After Class (2:18)
  4. Time (2:48)
  5. Wiping All Out (2:39)
  6. Sun (2:14)
  7. Gentle Feelings (2:08)
  8. Danger Zone (2:51)
  9. Soul Phrase, Long Version (2:58)
  10. A Way of Life – Deep Inside My Mind Remix – (3:49)

Front Cover

I think they should have put the Heroine on the front since she's the main feature in this third version of Persona 3.

Single disc

First press edition comes with the covers as stickers.

Free sticker!

The booklet itself contains comments from Meguro and the lyrics but doesn't have as many screenshots from the game as the original P3 OST - Just one screenshot in fact. It would be great if Atlus actually put in some more original illustrations into the pages.

Booklet

At the back is the illustration used for the PSP game's cover.

Last page of the booklet.

Again, as with the other P3 OSTs, there is no Japanese translation of the lyrics... I wonder if the Japanese players care what it all means? Especially the rap.

Right, time to rip these as lossless FLAC files to listen to on the move.

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#1

Ozkar


Woooow, for how many did you buy it? <3 (sorry for my bad english)

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#2

LHY Author


Check Play-Asia. I don't know how much it costs now ^^;

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#3

Maaya


I raged at the word 'wangles'.... I know I will ultimately end up probably playing p3p and then buy the soundtrack and still cringe every time I hear a non-word created for the sole purpose of rhyming... like lady gaga's paparazzi"fantastical" for the sole purpose of rhyming with 'magical'

*raage*

>_<

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#4

Jonathan


Congrats on getting the Persona 3 Portable OST. I love the new songs they added. I was a bit disappointed with the long version of Soul Phrase as I was expecting a new verse added into the song, but other than that I'm glad I was able to hear the new songs featured in P3P.

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