Persona 5 OST 98 – Rivers In the Desert -instrumental version-


It’s now or it’s never, and I’ve got to
Make my decision This time it could be my moment Is this a mirage or a chance to fulfill my mission? A river in a dry land
The last ace in a lost hand A heartbeat for a tin man
Oasis in a singed land I’m keeping the balance, but I’m standing
On razor’s edge now Move quick or my life is over One strike, just a feint, then …
I’m outa his field of vision Don’t ask why I’m ready but I’m ready to
Strike him down now A chance at a new start
There’s no time for indecision A river in a dry land
The last ace in a lost hand When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet
Now we need it: A heartbeat for a tin man
An oasis in a singed land Remind us what we’re here for:
Creating new life Creating rivers in the desert My heart is a furnace
(It’s) Hot as hell in my world of conflict One goal is what keeps me going Take back what I lost to …
The bosses of greed and fear, yeah Don’t ask why I’m ready but I’m ready to take
Them down now The time for a new start
Is constantly drawing nearer A river in a dry land
The last ace in a lost hand When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet
Now we need it: A heartbeat for a tin man
An oasis in a singed land Remind us what we’re here for:
Creating new life Creating rivers in the desert When a cool drop of water’s all I need
Gotta clear my head of anger and greed A place to refresh heart and mind
Can I find Some time in Rivers in a dry land
The last ace in a lost hand When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet
Now we need it: A heartbeat for a tin man
An oasis in a singed land Remind us what we’re here for:
Creating new life Creating rivers in the desert

100 thoughts on “Persona 5 OST 98 – Rivers In the Desert -instrumental version-

  1. Shido? More like shit-do….haaa…..ha…ha………..

  2. someone help me extinguish the fire in my room. my computer randomly melted when i clicked this video

  3. This boss sucks because in his first form he will enrage you and if you hit him it will be reflected

  4. damn, this game was crazy fun, wish they'd continue it, but sadly all great things come to an end 😭

  5. I like this better than vocal version, this instrumental version sounds just awesome without vocal

  6. Anyone else think his firts form looks like something straight out of hokuto no ken?

  7. Anyone else try to use a Goho – M after beating the cleaner to skip this part?

  8. That feeling when you sing along even without vocals and realize you are in public.

  9. He's your child, you son of a Hanako! And you ABANDONED him! Was it worth it?! Huh? Did you get what you wanted?! Tell me! Tell me!
    Nothing is finished! You locked him up for his whole life! You cut off his heart, and you put it on me!

  10. Havent played persona 5 but i still know this song because of mario kart Wii lol

  11. I showed this to my cat, he became a giant gold lion formed from the masses.

  12. I like how this, the instrumental version of the song, has the lyrics in captions, while the version with the actual singing doesn't.

  13. 3:02 reminds me of like a Micheal Jackson of smooth criminal, dunno why

  14. -about 10 minutes in the first phase
    -Everything going well
    -Everyone is at about half hp but is confidant that they'll take a hit
    -suddenly wage war
    -everyone except Ryuji is enraged
    -remembers that Joker was the first to command
    -cue Joker attacking Shido causing it to be reflected and kill him
    -calmly places controller and bangs head on pillow

  15. Oh my god the instrumental just made me realize there are notes from Ark (The Shido palace theme) in this.

  16. *Defeats Shido*

    "You fool!!!

    I have 70 ALTERNATIVE ACCOUNTS!!!"

  17. This song alone is enough reason for me to just go and buy the damn game xD
    P.s: Yes i haven't played the game yet

  18. I think beating him with One-Shot Kill from Mara got across how I felt about him well enough

  19. anybody else defeated shido on first try here??

    Hello?

    anybody??

  20. I thought that when you first fight Shido Rivers in the Desert would play with the vocals and i literally was ready to sing along until i realized it was just instrumentals

  21. Alright, Trumpeter, go ahead and use your Auto-Buff skills. Now use Concentrate and Debilitate. Alice…use…

    B L A C K
    V I P E R .

    The end, battle's over.

  22. When I heard this for the first phase, I wondered how it would sound with lyrics, 1 phase later, my jaw dropped

  23. It's time to finally get our long awaited revenge for that time Shido cut in line ahead of us for the elevator! Also for a bunch of other things but mainly the bad manners

  24. The last 2 forms were so fkn weird tbh…but the other ones were pretty great

  25. I feel like the only person who prefers this version to the one with lyrics. The ramp-up with the lyrics is fantastic, but this one offers a lot more emotional depth and conveys the fact that the fight with Shido is, in many ways, the fulfillment of a long-term revenge plot. There's a lot more darkness and subtlety to the instrumental as well. That's just my take though. I'm definitely in the minority.

  26. I’m seeing 98 percent of comments being about Shido but what about he holy grail? The instrumental played then too right? Correct me if I’m wrong

  27. *battle starts*

    *I buff my party*

    *Shido enrages the mc*

    *Mc gets insta-killed by repel physical*

  28. i just put on captions, and realized the texts placing where the words would be in the lyrics, pretty funny I stumbled on this accidentally.

  29. Raise your hand if you lost the first phase because Shido used “Wage War" which caused Joker to do a melee attack which Shido reflected, immediately killing him.

  30. "The Nation I Strive For, Is The Ultimate Realizing Of The Publics Happiness"

    "Die… without further delay!"

  31. Comes back to school in helicopter after graduating blaring this song, 5 minute later principal: umm you need your ID to be allow to come in*.me: *fall down child pose crying

  32. Thinks I've defeated Shido
    Turns out it's a multiphase fight
    "Ah shit, here we go again"

  33. I'm gonna say it like it is both versions are equally dope

    Also i really hope we can get to fight Shido's 100 Alternate Accounts and Super Sayian God Shido in Royal

  34. Fight starts
    "Alright, let's just follow protocol."
    Charges, then Tarukaja
    Shido: I'm about to end this man's whole career.
    Lethal Uno Reverse after attacking with Seth's One-shot Kill

  35. "There is no need for thieves in my mighty country. Only myself and the ones who revere me are needed!"

  36. When i fought shido first phase and realised only the instrumental version of this song was playing, i knew there's probably gonna be a second form or true final form or something like that.
    Because first this is persona game, and it's a japanese RPG….THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO WAY THEY WOULD PLAY A INSTRUMENTAL VERSION OF A BOSS THEME FOR NO REASON!

  37. Nothing like a good song to amp you up before sending Shido back to the Cloud District.

  38. Have someone ever thought about the powerful and brilliant melodic speech of the strings under the vocals?? Fucking Shoji Meguro, he's a genius 👍

  39. The stages of listening to Rivers in the desert instrumental on youtube:

    Stage 1: You make a mental note to yourself to not sing to the song becausei t's instrumetnal.
    Stage 2: 0:06–0:15 You start getting into the song, bobbing your head and/or tapping your feet to the music
    Stage 3: 0:16–0:29 You get more into the song. 'here it comes, here it comes, here it comes.'' you think to yourself.
    Stage 4: 0:30 It's now or it's- FUCK!

  40. This is how one creates a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Persona Telepathic Sleep Device: Wage War.

  41. It's now or it's never, and I've got to
    Make my decision
    This time it could be my moment
    Is this a mirage or a chance to fulfill my mission?

    A river in a dry land
    The last ace in a lost hand
    A heartbeat for a tin man
    Oasis in a singed land

    I'm keeping the balance, but I'm standing
    On razor's edge now
    Move quick or my life is over
    One strike, just a feint, then …
    I'm outa his field of vision
    Don't ask why I'm ready but I'm ready to
    Strike him down now
    A chance at a new start
    There's no time for indecision

    A river in a dry land
    The last ace in a lost hand
    When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet
    Now we need it:
    A heartbeat for a tin man
    An oasis in a singed land
    Remind us what we're here for:
    Creating new life
    Creating rivers in the desert

    My heart is a furnace,
    (It's) Hot as hell in my world of conflict
    One goal is what keeps me going
    Take back what I lost to …
    The bosses of greed and fear, yeah
    Don't ask why I'm ready but I'm ready to take
    Them down now
    The time for a new start
    Is constantly drawing nearer

    A river in a dry land
    The last ace in a lost hand
    When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet
    Now we need it:
    A heartbeat for a tin man
    An oasis in a singed land
    Remind us what we're here for:
    Creating new life
    Creating rivers in the desert

    When a cool drop of water's all I need
    Gotta clear my head of anger and greed
    A place to refresh heart and mind,
    Can I find
    Some time in

    Rivers in a dry land
    The last ace in a lost hand
    When the hope of new beginnings burned our feet
    Now we need it:
    A heartbeat for a tin man
    An oasis in a singed land
    Remind us what we're here for:
    Creating new life
    Creating rivers in the desert

  42. Listening to this now, I love how they didn't just make it a copy of Rivers in the Desert minus the lyrics. In many parts of the song, it differs somewhat from the lyrical version, giving it its own identity.

  43. Fight a big angry goblet
    YOU FOOL, I'M IMMORTAL!

    Fight a big angry bald man mounting a overgrown cat
    YOU FOOL, I HAVE 2 MORE PHASES!

    Fight two little twins
    YOU FOOL, WE HAVE AN INSTANT KILL ATTACK!

    Basically this song is saying: You are really screwed boy!

  44. Ok I need help with this boss but im desperately avoiding spoilers how am I supposed to kill this guy I cant even get past the first phase I haven't even gotten past quarter health without dying I was thinking about grinding but Mementos enemies are so weak, what do i do?

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