"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 Korean 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
Missing you so much it hurts
The Korean Lyrics are:
총소리 소리에 눈 감아주기 울부 짖다 플래시에서 나는 절망에 빠졌습니다. 악몽 속에 사는 사람을위한 모든 것. 내 마음의 바닥에서 당신을 버렸습니다. 눈물이 끊긴 세상을 바란다. 내 마음은 이미 죽었어. 희망 너 너무 그리워. 아프다.
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