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"A Stranger I Remain" is a boss theme and a character song for Mistral in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

There are two versions of the song. Before the game was released officially, the demo versions of the game contains many prototype or beta songs before being remixed.

The original composition of this song was named by fans "Unknown Battle Song A - Possibly Mistral's Theme (Here I Come)" after the extraction. This version is complete, has full lyrics and is much longer. The final and official version "A Stranger I Remain (Maniac Agenda Mix)" from the album MGR:R Vocal Tracks is missing 50% of the lyrics from the original.

Its lyrics talk about a constant stranger who can only consider the battlefield her home. Owing to Mistral's partial French heritage, some of the lyrics are also sung in French. The translation of the French line means "The heat bothers me, but the rocking of the boat is my wake."

Aside from the fight against Mistral herself, it also plays when fighting against her spare body in R-04.

LyricsEdit

Metal Gear Rising OST A Stranger I Remain (Mistral's Theme)03:56

Metal Gear Rising OST A Stranger I Remain (Mistral's Theme)

A Stranger I Remain (Maniac Agenda Mix)Edit

I’ve come here from nowhere
Across the unforgiving sea
Drifting further and further
It’s all becoming clear to me

But violent winds are upon us and I can’t sleep
Internal temperatures rising
And all the voices won’t recede

I’ve finally found what I was looking for
A place where I can be without remorse
Because I am a stranger who has found
An even stranger war
I’ve finally found what I was looking for

Here I come

La chaleur me dérange
Mais c’est le grincement du bateau qui m’a réveillée

I sharpen the knife
And look down upon the bay
For all of my life
A stranger I remain
A stranger I remain
A stranger I remain

Official lyrics from Platinum Games

Here I Come (Demo / Original version)Edit

I've come here to save you
And I can already taste the kill
Like caressing an angel
Burning up in the atmosphere
And with the blood of a dying star above
My true aesthetic's unwinding
And I'm about to come undone

So don't let me become the one you love
'Cause I'll just take your blood and use you up
I know it's tempting to jump off the edge and fly
But this is not a dream
So don't let me become the one you love

Here I come

I’ve finally found what I was looking for
A place where I can be without remorse
Because I am a stranger who has found
An even stranger war
I’ve finally found what I was looking for

Here I come

La chaleur me dérange
Mais c’est le grincement du bateau qui m’a réveillée

I sharpen the knife
And look down upon the bay
For all of my life
A stranger I remain

I’ve come here from nowhere
Across the unforgiving sea
Drifting further and further
It’s all becoming clear to me
But violent winds are upon us and I can’t sleep
Internal temperatures rising
And all the voices won’t recede

I’ve finally found what I was looking for
A place where I can be without remorse
Because I am a stranger who has found
An even stranger war
I’ve finally found what I was looking for

Here I come

Credits and original compositionEdit

Written by: Logan Mader & Jamie Christopherson
Lyrics by: Logan Mader & Jamie Christopherson
Recorded by: Logan Mader
Produced by: Logan Mader & Jamie Christopherson
Mixed by: Logan Mader
Remixed by: Maniac Agenda
Vocals: Free Dominguez
Guitars & Bass: Logan Mader
Additional Guitars: Len Rizzo
Drums: Ralph Mader
Programming: Logan Mader & Jamie Christopherson
Maniac Agenda Producers: Antonio "S.A.T." Gonzalez & Dennis "Ramen" Gonzalez

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  • The song tekst

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    • I am aware these are the official lyrics. However, there is a grammar mistake in the french part, and the fact "they wrote it like that" is not...
    • I'd add that since 1: A woman is singing the song 2: It's sung from Mistral point of view, as admitted above the lyrics (I sharpen the knife ...

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