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" His World "
Main Theme, Sonic the Hedgehog
Album: Sonic the Hedgehog Vocal Traxx: Several Wills
Arrangement and Music by: Tomoya Ohtani
Lyrics by: Ali Tabatabaee & Johnny Gioeli
Vocals: Ali Tabatabaee & Matty Lewis
Guitar: Chewtaro Moritake
Bass: Takeshi Taneda
Drums: Toru Kawamura
Additional Credits:
Strings: Shinozaki Strings
Strings Arrangement: Takahito Eguchi

His World doubles as the main theme of the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog, and as the theme of Sonic in that game. There are three vocal versions of the song and two instrumental ones. The main vocal version that appears in the game is performed by Ali Tabatabaee & Matty Lewis of Zebrahead. The others appear as extras on the game's OST and are performed by the entire Zebrahead band and Crush 40.

The first version of the song heard was an instrumental in E3 trailers of the game. This song is only used in certain FMVs of the game and is separated into two themes for the OST. A different instrumental is used for the final boss fight of the game. There is also a fourth made by Zebrahead, which isn't official to the game, yet it was presented in and was the theme of Summer of Sonic 2008.

There is a difference in key between some of the versions. The E3 and Crush 40 versions are half a step higher than the others. The game's Speed Shoes/Invincible theme, which is loosely based on the song, uses this same higher key.

Contents

Ali Tabatabaee & Matty Lewis version

Credits

Recorded by: Yutaka Yamamoto (Attic Arcade, inc.) at Sound Crew Studio, Tokyo
Strings arranged by: Takahito Eguchi
Strings recorded by: Yoshikazu Sasahara at Sound Inn Studios, Tokyo
Vocal tracks coordinated & Produced by Jun Senoue
Vocal tracks recorded by Stan Katayama at the Del-Rey Studio in Los Angeles
Mixed by Yoshitada Miya at Sega Digital Studio, Tokyo
Management: Todd Singerman, Singerman Entertainment
Ali Tabatabaee & Matty Lewis appear courtesy of Sony Music Japan International, Inc.

Lyrics

Come on and light the fuse
He's a rocket and he's ready to go
Cuz now the countdown's started and he's ready to blow
He's got the dope sounds bumpin' in his stereo
Kickin' ass* fast, puttin' on a show
Go on and get yourself together, there's no time rest
And if you put the time in, he'll put you to the test
He's like the running man, in his world, more is less
And if you wanna test him, best bring your best
Don't make me spell it out, bring your best

In this world... His world
Where life is strong
In this world... His world
Life's an open book
In this world... His world
Where compromise does not exist
In his world of worlds every step meets the risk
In this world... His world
Where one is all
In this world... His world
Never fear the fall
In this world... His world
Where compromise does not exist
In his world of worlds every step meets the risk

Running it back again, well whatcha expect?
Coming out to win 10 outta 10, gotta real rough neck
Spikes up his liberty and straps on his shoes
Cuz he's the best there ever was haven't you heard the news?
Intergalactic continental champ running things
Hyperactive instrumental in pulling strings
He is the one who understands when the tides will swing
So he's breaking down doors, never following
Come on and psyche yourself up cuz it's time to play
Bounce to the beats and the rhymes cause they're here to stay
The one and only marathon man living today
Rollin' up, coming fast, and he'll blow you away
Cuz the pressures of this world, they can take their toll
And it's tough to get away when they take ahold
The only way to break free is to break the mold
He can't stop now, lock and load
Don't stop now, come on, rock and roll

In this world... His world
Gotta make your own way
Where life is strong
In this world... His world
Life is just a game you play
Life's an open book
In this world... His world
Nothing's forever here to stay
Where compromise does not exist
In his world of worlds every step meets the risk
In this world... His world
Gotta make your own way
Where one is all
In this world... His world
Life is just a game we play
Never fear the fall
In this world... His world
Nothing's forever here to stay
Where compromise does not exist
In his world of worlds every step meets the risk

-guitar solo-

Light the fuse on his rocket and he's ready to go
Cuz now the countdown has started and he's ready to blow

In this world
Where one is all

Intergalactic continental champ running things
Hyperactive instrumental in pulling strings

In this world
Never fear the fall

The only way to break free is to break the mold
You can't stop now, lock and load
I said you can't stop now, lock and load
Don't stop now, come on and rock and roll

Zebrahead version

Credits

Performed by: Zebrahead
Produced by: Cameron Webb & Zebrahead
Music by: Tomoya Ohtani
Lyrics by: Ali Tabatabaee, Matty Lewis & Johnny Gioeli
Arranged by: Zebrahead
Lead Vocals: Matty Lewis
Rap Vocals: Ali Tabatabaee
Guitars: Greg Bergdorf
Bass: Ben Osmundson
Drums : Ed Udhus
Recorded & Mixed by Cameron Webb at Maple Studios in Costa Mesa
Management:Todd Singerman, Singerman Entertainment
Zebrahead appears courtesy of Sony Music Japan International, inc.

Lyrics

Come on and light the fuse
He's a rocket and he's ready to go
Cuz now the countdown has started and its ready to blow
He's got the dope sounds bumpin' in his stereo
Kickin' ass fast, puttin' on a show
Go on and get yourself together, there's no time rest
And if you put the time in, he'll put you to the test
He's like the running man, in his world, more is less
And if you wanna test him, best bring your best
You can't stop now, Lock and load
Don't stop now come on and rock and roll

CHORUS:
In this world... His world
You gotta make your own way
Where one is all
In this world... His world
Life is just a game you play
Never fear the fall
When you leap without a net you'll find, it won't be there all the time
So watch your step, now watch your step don't fall

Running it back again, well whatcha expect? Coming out to win 10 outta 10, gotta real rough neck
Spikes up his liberty, straps on his shoes
Cuz he's the best there ever was haven't you heard the news?
Come on and psyche yourself up cuz it's time to play
Bounce to the beats and the rhymes cause they're here to stay
The one and only marathon man living today
Rollin' up, coming fast, and he'll blow you away
Can't stop now, lock and load
Don't stop now, come on and rock and roll

CHORUS

--guitar solo--

Intergalactic continental champ running things
Hyperactive instrumental with pulling strings
He is the one who understands when the tides will swing
So he's breaking down doors, never following
Cuz the pressures of this world, they can take their toll
The only way to break free is to break the mold
He can't stop now, lock and load
Don't stop now, come on and rock and roll

CHORUS

CHORUS

Watch your step
Watch your step
Don't turn around
Watch your step
Watch your step
Don't turn around
Don't stop to look back again
Don't fall

Crush 40 version

Credits

Performed by: Crush 40
Produced & Arranged by: Jun Senoue
Music by: Tomoya Ohtani
Lyrics by: Johnny Gioelli
Vocals: Johnny Gioeli
Guitars & Programming: Jun Senoue
Bass : Takeshi Taneda
Drums: Toru Kawamura
Recorded by Jun Senoue at Room650, San Francisco
Recorded by Masahiro Kukuhara at Sound Crew Studio, Tokyo
Vocal tracks recorded by Stan Katayama at the Del-Rey Studio, Los Angeles
Additional vocal engineering : Lee Brotherton (Remix Factory)
Mixed by Masahiro Fukuhara at Attic-Arcade Studio, Tokyo

Lyrics

Beware of the time as it moves along
Takin' you back always feared and strong
Like the rush of wind he moves on and on and on and on and on
He's the fire, flame, conflicting pain, untouched and crushed and will remain
The one, the two, the three the four
Head straight for an opened door
He can see and he can feel without one touch it seems unreal but it's true
The power lives inside of you - inside of you

CHORUS:
In this world - his world
Where life is strong
In this world - his world
Life's an open book
In this world - his world
Where compromise does not exist
In his world of worlds every step meets the risk
In this world - his world
Where one is all
In this world - his world
Never fear the fall
In this world - his world
Where compromise does not exist
In his world of worlds every step meets the risk

Beware of your mind as it proves you wrong
A forward push as the clock strikes strong
Like the rush of wind he moves on and on and on and on and on
He's the tower, power, admits no shame, untouched and crushed and will remain
The one, the two, the three the four
Head straight for an opened door
He can see what he can't feel without one touch it becomes surreal but it's true
The power lives inside of you - inside of you

CHORUS

Beware of your mind as it proves you wrong
A forward push as the clock strikes strong
In this world - his world

--guitar solo--

CHORUS

Beware of your mind as it proves you wrong
A forward push as the clock strikes strong
In this world - his world

HIS WORLD (Blue World Prelude)

During the Summer of Sonic’s 2008 live performance featuring Richard Jacques and TJ Davis, Lee Brotherton pulled a rabbit out of the hat and surprised everyone with a brand new version of HIS WORLD. Nice, slow and chilled out, this re-interpretation of the Zebrahead classic features brand new lyrics, and is the official theme song to the Summer of Sonic 2008 convention.[1] Due to failure of the Sonic Stadium's servers, the link for the music is lost. It was re-uploaded and can be found here: [2].

Lyrics

You cannot run
You cannot hide

'Cause we can see
your strength inside

In this you fall,
if you may falter

We'll be with you
That will not alter

He can see and he can feel without one touch
It becomes surreal
But it's true
The power lives inside of you
Inside of you, yeah

CHORUS

In this world
Where life is strong
In this world
Life's an open book
In this world
Where compromise does not exist
In this world of worlds
Where every step meets the rest
In this world
Where one is all
In this world
Never fear the fall
In this world
Where compromise does not exist
In this world of worlds
Every step meets the rest

Footnotes

  • For unknown reasons, the in-game version of the Ali Tabatabaee and Matty Lewis version replaces the word "ass" with "that". While the OST's version does not, the printed lyrics of the song do. However, the Zebrahead version on the OST does not have this censor in the song, or the lyrics page. In the Sonic Generations version it does feature the word ass.
  • A new Instrumental Version of His World was featured in Super Smash Bros Brawl. This was a modified version of the 2006 E3 variant of the song featured in the Sonic the Hedgehog Original Soundtrack, a remix of the instrumental version that did not make it to the game's final soundtrack (thus, it was dubbed the "lost instrumental").