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"Momentary Life" is Baiken's classic theme, which first appeared in the original Guilty Gear, and which was later revised for Guilty Gear X, Guilty Gear XX and all their update titles. Only in Korean version of ♯Reload it doesn't appear, as it is replaced by the track "Ricochet".

A fusion of traditional Japanese gagaku and Guilty Gear's signature thrash metal sound, the theme is the signature song of Baiken, the sole Japanese survivor of battlefields of The Crusades. Opening with an alluring and darkly enchanting koto chord, the song kicks into high gear with a build up into drums, and yells loud with a blast of electric lead guitar out of nowhere like a demon's battle cry. Perhaps one of its best known features is the use of a shakuhachi flute in its chorus, drawing out deep emotions of mono no aware and the sorrow of the chaotic and ephemeral realm of life, pushing on heartstrings strong against the fighting spirit and the hardships of the world. All in all, the song suits a samurai like warrior like Baiken and echoes of the world of battle, not unlike shurado, the realm of neverending conflict and violence all fighters and warriors dare to walk down to its unknown depths of carnage.

Samples

  • Guilty Gear  
  • Guilty Gear X  
    • Heavy Rock Tracks  
  • Guilty Gear XX  

Lyrics

Guilty Gear XX in L.A Vocal Edition
We're coming for you, yeah!!
Don't close your eyes
Kill through the fields
Run all the worlds
It will slice and burn you
Came into life
Through the black pit of night
Slice the hands that feed you
Now you will dream
The darkest of dreams
I can hear you screaming!
Just before warned
This love that dictates
It's a demon war!
Our soldiers will lead you into the free fall!
Yeah
Then when you realize the size of the prize!
PRAY OR PLAY!
Coming for you anticipation
It's a demon war!
Coming for you don't close an eye
It's a demon war!
We're coming for you, yeah!!
Don't close your eyes
Kill through the fields
Run all the worlds
It will slice and burn you
Came into life
Through the black pit of night
Slice the hands that feed you
Now you will dream
The darkest of dreams
I can hear you screaming!
Just before warned
This love that dictates
It's a demon war!
Our soldiers will lead you into the free fall!
Yeah
Then when you realize the size of the prize!
PRAY OR PLAY!
Coming for you anticipation
It's a demon war!
Coming for you don't close an eye
It's a demon war!
We're coming for you, yeah!
Don't close your eyes
Our soldiers will lead you into the free fall!
Yeah
Then when you realize the size of the prize!
PRAY OR PLAY!
Coming for you anticipation
It's a demon war!
Coming for you don't close an eye
It's a demon war!
It's the demon wars!
Coming for you, don't close an eye
You can't escape the love you have for the screams
It's a Demon War