The Super Mario Bros. Theme Song Actually Has Lyrics & They’re Delightfully Weird

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“Go Go Mario. Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running!”

For years we have enjoyed smashing bricks, going through mysterious tunnels and jumping as high as we possibly can upon a flag pole. We have done these things all the while listening to the whimsical music that is ‘The Super Mario Bros. Theme Song’. Little did we know however, the song actually has lyrics…and they are strangely awesome!

These official lyrics — which include lines like “Go Go Mario!” and “Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running. Go save Princess Peach! Go!” — date back to 1985, when a Japanese radio station encouraged super fans to submit their own. One particular set of lyrics caught the eye of Nintendo, and the gaming company not only endorsed it, but released a recorded version of it on vinyl.

“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!”

This next part is 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.”

Now, back to singing:

“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…”

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Here is the song in Japanese!

 

And here’s a live version of the song performed in Tokyo in 2003 by the Mario & Zelda Big Band. And yes, it’s as weird as you think it’s going to be.

 

 

The lyrics aren’t exactly what I always imaged them to be, especially considering I thought the lyrics from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show theme song were the official lyrics. Here’s that song for old time’s sake.

 

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