Path to Glory (Steel Samurai Theme Song)
|Appears In:||Act II|
|Lyrics:||TriforceBun, lalalei2001, Pleading Eyes|
|Instrumental:||TriforceBun, Pleading Eyes|
The Steel Samurai Theme Song (Path To Glory) is the opening to Act II. As the name states, it's the theme song to "The Steel Samurai"; a popular children's television series. Maya is a diehard fan of the series, though Phoenix is baffled by its popularity. In the musical, Phoenix and Maya talk over the majority of the song.
The song is purposely written to sound like a poorly translated opening to an anime or Asian drama. However, the first couple stanzas were actually taken from the song The Samurai Always Wins, which was written first despite the fact that it features chrolonologically later. Thus, the first couple stanzas have better rhythm and wording, and don't sound as humorously stilted as the rest of the song.
WHAT TO LISTEN FOR:
Reprised by: The Samurai Always Wins
Jack Hammer (as Evil Magistrate),
Will Powers (as Steel Samurai),
Sal Manella, Penny Nichols,
Wendy Oldbag, Dee Vasquez, Announcer
Hurha! You, the Steel Samurai, have disgraced me for the last time.
The moon, pale in the sky, cries out for vengeance.
|STEEL SAMURAI:||Cries for vengeance? No, the pale moon cries for you! For it knows, this will be the last you see of it! |
See you in hell, EVIL MAGISTRATE!
|ANNOUNCER:||The warrior’s swords gleam and strike in the glow of the moon. One has fallen...but who? Only the pale moon knows... |
...And you can too! Stay tuned for the next exciting episode: “The Dark Messenger Returns!”
When the moon is bright
With a pale, blue light
And trouble is nearby,
|MANELLA/PENNY/OLDBAG:||Only one man fights|
For what is right,
The Steel Samurai!
|MANELLA:||And all heroes know|
When it's time to go
And face their destined fate,
For who should show
But his deadly foe
|MANELLA/PENNY/OLDBAG:||The Evil Magistrate!|
The Samurai will always fight for Justice that is Great!
GO! GO! GO!
|MANELLA:||When the villains come|
And innocents run,
He enters all aglow
|EVIL MAGISTRATE:||FIGHT ME!|
|MANELLA/PENNY/OLDBAG:||He fights alone|
To defend his home,
Neo Olde Tokyo
|MANELLA:||'Cause he'll really break|
And make it all turn great
|EVIL MAGISTRATE:||HOO! HUH!|
|MANELLA:||'Cause the Samurai's shown|
He's always known
|MANELLA/PENNY/OLDBAG:||The villain's ultimate fate!|
|STEEL SAMURAI: || Woooooooah...!|
|MANELLA:||He fights for truth|
|MANELLA/PENNY/OLDBAG:||And the bad guys can't escape!|
Please watch The Steel Samurai in a well lighted area,
As far back from the television set as possible.
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|VASQUEZ:||Global Studios -- Fantasy is our business.|
|STEEL SAMURAI:||And remember, kids! Winners don't do drugs!|