"Love Theme" is one of two vocal songs for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The lyrics were written by Hideo Kojima and translated by the Latina International Corporation, Inc. The music was composed by Nobuko Toda, the orchestra was conducted by David Matthews, and the Hebrew vocals were sung by Jackie Presti. The song was recorded at Right Track Recording Studio (New York). The song was featured prominently in the 15 minute E3 2006 Trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4. Excerpts from the song also play at the title screen of each Act.

A more fast paced, lyric-less version of the song was featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl composed by Nobuko Toda and Akihiro Honda, titled "MGS4 Theme of Love (Brawl Version)." This version also appears in Metal Gear Solid 4 as a hidden song for the in-game iPod, titled "Love Theme (Action Version)." A version was also recorded and released as a downloadable extra for Metal Gear Solid 4 known as the "Hum Version"; this version still had vocals, but no lyrics. A cover version sung by Donna Burke in English is featured in the soundtrack Metal Gear Solid ~Vocal Tracks~.

"‘MGS4′s Love Theme without Lyrics. A guitar version arranged differently from the original.’"
―Description from the PSN


Closing my eyes to the sound of gunfire
Uttering a howl
In a flash I am switched into despair
Everything for the one who lives inside a nightmare
Missing you from the bottom of my heart

Wishing for the world that ran out of tears
My heart is already dead
The hope
Missing you so much it hurts

The Hebrew Lyrics are:

עָצְמַת עֵינַי לַמַּשְׁמָע הַיְּרִי

מוֹצִיאָה קוֹל שָׁאֲגָה

אַךְ בִּן רֶגַע מִתְחַלֶּפֶת בַּיֵּאוּשׁ

הַכֹּל עֲבוּר מֵי שֶׁחִי בְּתוֹךְ סִיּוּט

מִתְגַּעְגַּעַת מִכָּל הַלֵּב

מְיַחֶלֶת לָעוֹלָם שֶׁאָזְלוּ דִּמְעוֹתָיו

הַלֵּב כְּבָר מֵת


מִתְגַּעְגַּעַת עַד כְּדֵי כְּאָב

Donna Burke Lyrics:

I've got to close my eyes

From the howling roar of guns

Screaming then suddenly

I'm thrown into despair

Oh such despair

I'm giving everything to the souls in this nightmare

I miss you from the depths of all my heart

Aching for a world empty of war and bitter tears

Hearts so dead

I'm cold from the pain of missing you

Oh, the pain

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