Hero of Time (Zelda 35th Anniversary Tribute)

by Amerigo Gazaway

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Hero of Time 05:54
Lyrics: Verse 1: It all started When I woke up from a nightmare A man on a horse and a young girl with light hair She was right there, but I couldn’t save her That’s when the Great Deku Tree asked me for a favor He said somebody done put a hex on him And that it was up to me to go and flex on him Yo I got you, but when I broke the curse it was too late No turning back, even if I start a new game He said you need to go to Hyrule Castle And don’t tell ‘em why you’re there if anybody ask you Snuck past the guards and saw a girl in a pink dress Iif I had to guess I’d say that she was the princess She seemed stressed, about an Evil King, Ganondorf Tryna rule everything from here to planet Mandalore If I could just get my hands on the Master Sword Things would be different, I could give him what he’s asking for Fast forward, she said he’s after the TrI-Force A sacred ancient artifact according to my source Crafted long before events in Breath of The Wild The essence of three goddesses, like Destiny’s Child She smiled, and told me bout the Ocarina of Time And the two spiritual stones that l needed to find It’s mine.. and I don’t need no strategy guide But if if you need a couple hints from me then that’ll be five Gold rupees, yo it’s nostalgic like old movies That’s why the retro-gamers always make the best groupies Yours truly, you don’t need to ask, this ain’t mumble rap Bass thumping like Thundercat in your rumble pack That’ s not a humble brag, carry along If ya lost, ask Navi or play Saria’s Song I’m gone, and if you doubt me you can dead all that Then the wise owl turned his head and said “did you get all that?” Hook: It goes courage, wisdom, power Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain Better have a bottle when you find a Fairy Fountain Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power Been gone so long I could really use a shower Seven years passed now I’m all grown up Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up Verse 2: On to the next chapter, Lets’s see, where were we, I think it was just after The castle courtyard, yeah that’s where I first met her But before I could leave she gave me the royal letter Yo, she said just tell ‘em I sent ya And little did I know this was the start of my adventure But before I set off across Hyrule Field I should probably make a pitstop and buy a new shield Shit is real, you could get yourself killed The freaks come out at night You already know the deal You gotta have streets smarts ‘round these parts It’s no joke, man I’m really glad I found these hearts Press start, and check the items I’ve collected The level of my skill is much higher than I expected Got a few potions left in my inventory A couple gold skulltulas but thats a different story Yo it’s getting late, Maybe I should head to the gravesite And learn a new song that turns dusk into daylight Now the sun’s up and it’s almost 4:20 Next stop, Death Mountain, AKA Goron City Yo, best to bring my word with me In case anybody tryna go to war with me Strike first, strike hard, no mercy Whe I leave, I’ll have ‘em sayin “please don’t hurt me” Back to the journey, my quest to het the ruby stone “Here take this, it’s dangerous to go alone!” Just gotta keep it moving like a mobile home ‘Cause if I don’t the whole kingdom could be overthrown I’m in the zone, it’s so much more than a game And to think, we haven’t even got to Zora’s Domain Bout to go save the world you can bet on that Then the wise owl told me “yo homie, did you get all that?” Hook: It goes courage, wisdom, power Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain Better have a bottle when you find a Fairy Fountain Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power Been gone so long I could really use a shower Seven years passed now I’m all grown up Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up Verse 3: Hold up, ain’t nothin’ like the feeling you get When you ridin’ off on horseback into the sunset like… Bet, one time for Epona My trusty steed always by my side since I showed up I’m glowed up, with spirit stones head to toe Make one fall move and catch an arrow from this bow Let’s go, it’s time to find Ganon and destroy him Been waitin’ for it ever since that day I left the forest But before it, I need to go break the spell And open up the secret doorway to sacred realm  But at the very last moment That’s when Ganondorf showed his True colors and opened up the gates of hell When I woke up, the damage had already been done And it seemed like the battle had already been won  The Tri-Force was gone and the world was a different place     Looked at my reflection but I saw a different face  I was once a child, but feels like yesterday, Now I’m grown, ready to fulfill my destiny  As the hero of time, so the legends say  They call me link, make sure y’all don’t forget the name  And now it’s on me to link up the Seven Sages,  To seal away the forces of evil for many ages  Im here to save Hyrule, you can bet on that  Koji kondo on the track, it’s a wrap (rap) Did you get all that? Hook: It goes courage, wisdom, power Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain Better have your glider when you climb the Shiekah Tower Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power Been gone so long I could really use a shower A hundred years passed now I just woke up Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up
2.
Lyrics: Verse 1: It all started When I woke up from a nightmare A man on a horse and a young girl with light hair She was right there, but I couldn’t save her That’s when the Great Deku Tree asked me for a favor He said somebody done put a hex on him And that it was up to me to go and flex on him Yo I got you, but when I broke the curse it was too late No turning back, even if I start a new game He said you need to go to Hyrule Castle And don’t tell ‘em why you’re there if anybody ask you Snuck past the guards and saw a girl in a pink dress Iif I had to guess I’d say that she was the princess She seemed stressed, about an Evil King, Ganondorf Tryna rule everything from here to planet Mandalore If I could just get my hands on the Master Sword Things would be different, I could give him what he’s asking for Fast forward, she said he’s after the TrI-Force A sacred ancient artifact according to my source Crafted long before events in Breath of The Wild The essence of three goddesses, like Destiny’s Child She smiled, and told me bout the Ocarina of Time And the two spiritual stones that l needed to find It’s mine.. and I don’t need no strategy guide But if if you need a couple hints from me then that’ll be five Gold rupees, yo it’s nostalgic like old movies That’s why the retro-gamers always make the best groupies Yours truly, you don’t need to ask, this ain’t mumble rap Bass thumping like Thundercat in your rumble pack That’ s not a humble brag, carry along If ya lost, ask Navi or play Saria’s Song I’m gone, and if you doubt me you can dead all that Then the wise owl turned his head and said “did you get all that?” Hook: It goes courage, wisdom, power Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain Better have a bottle when you find a Fairy Fountain Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power Been gone so long I could really use a shower Seven years passed now I’m all grown up Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up Verse 2: On to the next chapter, Lets’s see, where were we, I think it was just after The castle courtyard, yeah that’s where I first met her But before I could leave she gave me the royal letter Yo, she said just tell ‘em I sent ya And little did I know this was the start of my adventure But before I set off across Hyrule Field I should probably make a pitstop and buy a new shield Shit is real, you could get yourself killed The freaks come out at night You already know the deal You gotta have streets smarts ‘round these parts It’s no joke, man I’m really glad I found these hearts Press start, and check the items I’ve collected The level of my skill is much higher than I expected Got a few potions left in my inventory A couple gold skulltulas but thats a different story Yo it’s getting late, Maybe I should head to the gravesite And learn a new song that turns dusk into daylight Now the sun’s up and it’s almost 4:20 Next stop, Death Mountain, AKA Goron City Yo, best to bring my word with me In case anybody tryna go to war with me Strike first, strike hard, no mercy Whe I leave, I’ll have ‘em sayin “please don’t hurt me” Back to the journey, my quest to het the ruby stone “Here take this, it’s dangerous to go alone!” Just gotta keep it moving like a mobile home ‘Cause if I don’t the whole kingdom could be overthrown I’m in the zone, it’s so much more than a game And to think, we haven’t even got to Zora’s Domain Bout to go save the world you can bet on that Then the wise owl told me “yo homie, did you get all that?” Hook: It goes courage, wisdom, power Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain Better have a bottle when you find a Fairy Fountain Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power Been gone so long I could really use a shower Seven years passed now I’m all grown up Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up Verse 3: Hold up, ain’t nothin’ like the feeling you get When you ridin’ off on horseback into the sunset like… Bet, one time for Epona My trusty steed always by my side since I showed up I’m glowed up, with spirit stones head to toe Make one fall move and catch an arrow from this bow Let’s go, it’s time to find Ganon and destroy him Been waitin’ for it ever since that day I left the forest But before it, I need to go break the spell And open up the secret doorway to sacred realm  But at the very last moment That’s when Ganondorf showed his True colors and opened up the gates of hell When I woke up, the damage had already been done And it seemed like the battle had already been won  The Tri-Force was gone and the world was a different place     Looked at my reflection but I saw a different face  I was once a child, but feels like yesterday, Now I’m grown, ready to fulfill my destiny  As the hero of time, so the legends say  They call me link, make sure y’all don’t forget the name  And now it’s on me to link up the Seven Sages,  To seal away the forces of evil for many ages  Im here to save Hyrule, you can bet on that  Koji kondo on the track, it’s a wrap (rap) Did you get all that? Hook: It goes courage, wisdom, power Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain Better have your glider when you climb the Shiekah Tower Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power Been gone so long I could really use a shower A hundred years passed now I just woke up Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up
3.
Lyrics: Verse 1: It all started When I woke up from a nightmare A man on a horse and a young girl with light hair She was right there, but I couldn’t save her That’s when the Great Deku Tree asked me for a favor He said somebody done put a hex on him And that it was up to me to go and flex on him Yo I got you, but when I broke the curse it was too late No turning back, even if I start a new game He said you need to go to Hyrule Castle And don’t tell ‘em why you’re there if anybody ask you Snuck past the guards and saw a girl in a pink dress Iif I had to guess I’d say that she was the princess She seemed stressed, about an Evil King, Ganondorf Tryna rule everything from here to planet Mandalore If I could just get my hands on the Master Sword Things would be different, I could give him what he’s asking for Fast forward, she said he’s after the TrI-Force A sacred ancient artifact according to my source Crafted long before events in Breath of The Wild The essence of three goddesses, like Destiny’s Child She smiled, and told me bout the Ocarina of Time And the two spiritual stones that l needed to find It’s mine.. and I don’t need no strategy guide But if if you need a couple hints from me then that’ll be five Gold rupees, yo it’s nostalgic like old movies That’s why the retro-gamers always make the best groupies Yours truly, you don’t need to ask, this ain’t mumble rap Bass thumping like Thundercat in your rumble pack That’ s not a humble brag, carry along If ya lost, ask Navi or play Saria’s Song I’m gone, and if you doubt me you can dead all that Then the wise owl turned his head and said “did you get all that?” Hook: It goes courage, wisdom, power Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain Better have a bottle when you find a Fairy Fountain Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power Been gone so long I could really use a shower Seven years passed now I’m all grown up Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up Verse 2: On to the next chapter, Lets’s see, where were we, I think it was just after The castle courtyard, yeah that’s where I first met her But before I could leave she gave me the royal letter Yo, she said just tell ‘em I sent ya And little did I know this was the start of my adventure But before I set off across Hyrule Field I should probably make a pitstop and buy a new shield Shit is real, you could get yourself killed The freaks come out at night You already know the deal You gotta have streets smarts ‘round these parts It’s no joke, man I’m really glad I found these hearts Press start, and check the items I’ve collected The level of my skill is much higher than I expected Got a few potions left in my inventory A couple gold skulltulas but thats a different story Yo it’s getting late, Maybe I should head to the gravesite And learn a new song that turns dusk into daylight Now the sun’s up and it’s almost 4:20 Next stop, Death Mountain, AKA Goron City Yo, best to bring my word with me In case anybody tryna go to war with me Strike first, strike hard, no mercy Whe I leave, I’ll have ‘em sayin “please don’t hurt me” Back to the journey, my quest to het the ruby stone “Here take this, it’s dangerous to go alone!” Just gotta keep it moving like a mobile home ‘Cause if I don’t the whole kingdom could be overthrown I’m in the zone, it’s so much more than a game And to think, we haven’t even got to Zora’s Domain Bout to go save the world you can bet on that Then the wise owl told me “yo homie, did you get all that?” Hook: It goes courage, wisdom, power Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain Better have a bottle when you find a Fairy Fountain Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power Been gone so long I could really use a shower Seven years passed now I’m all grown up Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up Verse 3: Hold up, ain’t nothin’ like the feeling you get When you ridin’ off on horseback into the sunset like… Bet, one time for Epona My trusty steed always by my side since I showed up I’m glowed up, with spirit stones head to toe Make one fall move and catch an arrow from this bow Let’s go, it’s time to find Ganon and destroy him Been waitin’ for it ever since that day I left the forest But before it, I need to go break the spell And open up the secret doorway to sacred realm  But at the very last moment That’s when Ganondorf showed his True colors and opened up the gates of hell When I woke up, the damage had already been done And it seemed like the battle had already been won  The Tri-Force was gone and the world was a different place     Looked at my reflection but I saw a different face  I was once a child, but feels like yesterday, Now I’m grown, ready to fulfill my destiny  As the hero of time, so the legends say  They call me link, make sure y’all don’t forget the name  And now it’s on me to link up the Seven Sages,  To seal away the forces of evil for many ages  Im here to save Hyrule, you can bet on that  Koji kondo on the track, it’s a wrap (rap) Did you get all that? Hook: It goes courage, wisdom, power Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain Better have your glider when you climb the Shiekah Tower Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power Been gone so long I could really use a shower A hundred years passed now I just woke up Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up
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Scratch FX 00:29

about

“The flow of time is always cruel... its speed seems different for each person, but no one can change it... A thing that does not change with time is a memory of younger days...” ― Sheik

Happy 35th Anniversary to one of my favorite videogame series of all time, #TheLegendOfZelda. Watch the full video for "Hero of Time" on Youtube and stream/download the single on Bandcamp.

Lyrics:

Verse 1:

It all started
When I woke up from a nightmare
A man on a horse and a young girl with light hair
She was right there, but I couldn’t save her
That’s when the Great Deku Tree asked me for a favor
He said somebody done put a hex on him
And that it was up to me to go and flex on him
Yo I got you, but when I broke the curse it was too late
No turning back, even if I start a new game
He said you need to go to Hyrule Castle
And don’t tell ‘em why you’re there if anybody ask you
Snuck past the guards and saw a girl in a pink dress
Iif I had to guess I’d say that she was the princess
She seemed stressed, about an Evil King, Ganondorf
Tryna rule everything from here to planet Mandalore
If I could just get my hands on the Master Sword
Things would be different, I could give him what he’s asking for
Fast forward, she said he’s after the TrI-Force
A sacred ancient artifact according to my source
Crafted long before events in Breath of The Wild
The essence of three goddesses, like Destiny’s Child
She smiled, and told me bout the Ocarina of Time
And the two spiritual stones that l needed to find
It’s mine.. and I don’t need no strategy guide
But if if you need a couple hints from me then that’ll be five
Gold rupees, yo it’s nostalgic like old movies
That’s why the retro-gamers always make the best groupies
Yours truly, you don’t need to ask, this ain’t mumble rap
Bass thumping like Thundercat in your rumble pack
That’ s not a humble brag, carry along
If ya lost, ask Navi or play Saria’s Song
I’m gone, and if you doubt me you can dead all that
Then the wise owl turned his head and said “did you get all that?”

Hook:

It goes courage, wisdom, power
Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour
Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain
Better have a bottle when you find a Fairy Fountain
Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power
Been gone so long I could really use a shower
Seven years passed now I’m all grown up
Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up

Verse 2:

On to the next chapter,
Lets’s see, where were we, I think it was just after
The castle courtyard, yeah that’s where I first met her
But before I could leave she gave me the royal letter
Yo, she said just tell ‘em I sent ya
And little did I know this was the start of my adventure
But before I set off across Hyrule Field
I should probably make a pitstop and buy a new shield
Shit is real, you could get yourself killed
The freaks come out at night
You already know the deal
You gotta have streets smarts ‘round these parts
It’s no joke, man I’m really glad I found these hearts
Press start, and check the items I’ve collected
The level of my skill is much higher than I expected
Got a few potions left in my inventory
A couple gold skulltulas but thats a different story
Yo it’s getting late, Maybe I should head to the gravesite
And learn a new song that turns dusk into daylight
Now the sun’s up and it’s almost 4:20
Next stop, Death Mountain, AKA Goron City
Yo, best to bring my word with me
In case anybody tryna go to war with me
Strike first, strike hard, no mercy
Whe I leave, I’ll have ‘em sayin “please don’t hurt me”
Back to the journey, my quest to het the ruby stone
“Here take this, it’s dangerous to go alone!”
Just gotta keep it moving like a mobile home
‘Cause if I don’t the whole kingdom could be overthrown
I’m in the zone, it’s so much more than a game
And to think, we haven’t even got to Zora’s Domain
Bout to go save the world you can bet on that
Then the wise owl told me “yo homie, did you get all that?”

Hook:

It goes courage, wisdom, power
Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour
Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain
Better have a bottle when you find a Fairy Fountain
Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power
Been gone so long I could really use a shower
Seven years passed now I’m all grown up
Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up

Verse 3:

Hold up, ain’t nothin’ like the feeling you get
When you ridin’ off on horseback into the sunset like…
Bet, one time for Epona
My trusty steed always by my side since I showed up
I’m glowed up, with spirit stones head to toe
Make one fall move and catch an arrow from this bow
Let’s go, it’s time to find Ganon and destroy him
Been waitin’ for it ever since that day I left the forest
But before it, I need to go break the spell
And open up the secret doorway to sacred realm 
But at the very last moment That’s when Ganondorf showed his
True colors and opened up the gates of hell
When I woke up, the damage had already been done
And it seemed like the battle had already been won 
The Tri-Force was gone and the world was a different place    
Looked at my reflection but I saw a different face 
I was once a child, but feels like yesterday,
Now I’m grown, ready to fulfill my destiny 
As the hero of time, so the legends say 
They call me link, make sure y’all don’t forget the name 
And now it’s on me to link up the Seven Sages, 
To seal away the forces of evil for many ages 
Im here to save Hyrule, you can bet on that 
Koji kondo on the track, it’s a wrap (rap)
Did you get all that?

Hook:

It goes courage, wisdom, power
Better have em’ with you when you reach the final hour
Better have your armor when you climbin’ Death Mountain
Better have your glider when you climb the Shiekah Tower
Ayo, it goes courage, wisdom, power
Been gone so long I could really use a shower
A hundred years passed now I just woke up
Defeat Ganon, and have the game all sewn up

credits

released February 21, 2021

Written, performed and produced by Amerigo Gazaway
Instruments/Sound FX recreated by Amerigo Gazaway
Original composition by Koji Kondo

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Amerigo Gazaway’s cleverly executed hip-hop remix projects gives audiences a familiar, yet fresh and distinct way to experience their favorite songs.

Honing his DJ skills through tours of Europe, Brazil, and throughout the U.S., Amerigo Gazaway’s dancefloor driving DJ sets seamlessly blend classic breakbeats, remixes, and mashups of Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, Afrobeat, and more.
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