Yes, the “Mario Bros.” Video Game Theme Song Has Lyrics

"Go Go Mario!!" is now available in Joysound–powered karaoke cafes across Japan.

In this week’s installment of news that shatters reality, it has been revealed that the Mario Bros. theme song has a title and lyrics. While we are just finding out about “Go Go Mario!!” and its poetic lyrics like “Today, full of energy, Mario runs,” Japan has known about the theme song’s official words since 1985. The lyrics were given Nintendo‘s stamp of approval (and a vinyl release of the complete song) after written by Mario fans sent the words to a popular Japanese radio station.

Now, “Go Go Mario!!” is getting its day in the sun by being added to all Japanese karaoke cafes and home machines by Joysound. The new version will forego the generic footage found behind most karaoke songs and will instead display a game-play montage of all Mario Bros. games—including this year’s Super Mario Maker.

Check out a stirring live rendition of “Go Go Mario!!” and the official lyrics below.

“Go Go Mario!!”

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
Go save Princess Peach! Go!
Today, full of energy, Mario runs
Today, full of energy, jumping!
Today, full of energy, searching for coins
Today, keep going, Mario!

Get a mushroom – it’s Super Mario!
Get a flower – it’s Fire Mario!

Goomba! Troopa! Buzzy Beetle! Beat them all!
Mario is always full of energy and strong!

[Spoken] The only one who can reverse the spell that has captured the Mushroom People is Princess Peach. But Princess Peach is hidden underground, in a far-off castle. Ah, the days of peace… if we could once more return to those days… to save Princess Peach and bring peace back to the Mushroom Kingdom, that is why Mario is on his journey today.

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
Go and beat the Koopa tribe, go!
Today, full of energy, Mario runs
Today, full of energy, jumping!
Today, full of energy, searching for coins
Today, keep going, Mario!

Get a star – become invincible!
Quickly, go save Princess Peach!

Lakitu! Blooper! Cheep Cheep! Beat them all!
Mario is always full of energy and strong!

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
He’s made it to the castle and gets fireworks!
Lightly sidestepping the Hammer Bros.
Show the last of your power, Mario!
It’s been a long journey but it’s nearly at an end
You’ve done it, you’ve done it! You’ve defeated Bowser!

Princess Peach says “Thank you”
Mario’s got a great big heart!

Mario’s adventure is over for now, but
Mario’s dream lives forever…

(via Kotaku)

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