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"I Was Born For This" is the final track of Journey Official Soundtrack, which plays over the ending credits of Journey. It was composed by Austin Wintory and its vocal sections were performed by Lisbeth Scott. The lyrics are written in five different languages, taken from various historical documents and works of poetry;[1] the title itself is the English translation of a quote attributed to Joan of Arc during her trial.

Lyrics

Original text Phonetic transcription Translation Language Source
Stat Sua cuique dies
Stat Sua cuique dies
To each his day is given
To each his day is given
Latin The Aeneid (Book X, verse 467)
Maél is mé tó féran 'Tis time that I fare from you Old English Beowulf (verse 316)
ὤλετο μέν μοι νόστος
ὤλετο μέν μοι νόστος
Aleto men moi nostos
Aleto men moi nostos
Lost is my homecoming
Lost is my homecoming
Classical Greek The Iliad (Scroll IX, verse 415)
C'est pour cela que je suis née I was born for this French Attributed to Joan of Arc
此道や
行く人なしに
此道や
秋の暮
Kono michi ya
Yuki hito nashi ni
Kono michi ya
Aki no kure
On this road
Goes no one
On this road
Autumn sunset
Japanese Matsuo Bashō
C'est pour cela que je suis née
Ne me plaignez pas
C'est pour cela que je suis née
I was born for this
Do not pity me
I was born for this
French Attributed to Joan of Arc

References

  1. "I Was Born For This" lyrics (Journey). Retrieved on March 16, 2018.