I listen to music when working on this blog. My musical tastes are eclectic, eccentric and not very sophisticated, ranging from Relient K to My Little Pony to Peter, Paul and Mary. In past weeks, however, I’ve listened to a lot of music from the Metal Gear games.
The Metal Gear series is very cinematic, and much of its soundtrack is composed by Harry Gregson-Williams, the composer for films like Shrek and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The Metal Gear games also feature some vocal music, such as the song above.
This song, “The Best Is yet to Come,” plays during the credits of Metal Gear Solid, a game I enjoyed. The song’s haunting melody and Irish lyrics hardly make sense in the context of the game, but they’re absolutely beautiful.
Other great Metal Gear melodies I’ve enjoyed include the incredible MGS2 theme and the faux-sixties “Snake Eater.” The latter is notable for its James Bond flair and memorable lyrics, such as “someday you feed on a tree frog.” My younger brother and I unanimously agree this is the best lyric ever penned by humankind.
Songs like “The Best Is yet to Come” encourage me to keep writing and blogging and being creative. They make me want to go out and do stuff. Despite their baffling references to amphibians, songs like these inspire me.