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Throw It All Away by Everett Bradley (Theme of Shadow)

"Throw It All Away" is Shadow the Hedgehog's theme from Sonic Adventure 2. It was performed by Everett Bradley. It also acts as the ending credits theme for Dark Story, similar to how It Doesn't Matter acted as the ending credits theme for Hero Story. 

Legacy

Besides the standard version, an instrumental version also played during the Maria scenes. An instrumental remix of this song plays when Sonic encounters Sir Lancelot in Sonic and the Black Knight. Another appearance is the intro of it before the beginning of the Scrap Brain court in Sega Superstars Tennis and any Final Fortress level in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. An instrumental is also played when standing in front of Shadow in the White Space in Sonic Generations.

Lyrics

Now, wake up, up, up, up...

Now, wake up, up, up, up...

Now, wake up, up, up, up...

Now, wake up, up, up, up...

Everybody tries to be straight

But things are still unchanged

It's useless to resist

Their effort will be wasted

Head straight for your goal by any means

There is a door that you've never opened

There is a window with the view you have never seen

Get there, no matter how long it takes


Oh dark the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away!

No-one can break you, nobody can tear you

You live an endless life forever

Oh dark the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away!

You see a light wherever you go

You have to face it again and again (and again and again)

Now, wake up, up, up, up...

Now wake up, up, up, up...

Now, wake up, up, up, up...

Oh dark the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away!

No-one can break you, nobody can tear you

You live an endless life forever

Oh dark the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away!

You see a light wherever you go

You have to face it again and again


You live an endless life forever


Forever


Now wake up, up, up, up...

Oh dark the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away!

No one can break you, nobody can tear you

You live an endless life forever

Oh dark the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away!

You see a light wherever you go

You have to face it again and again

Oh dark the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away!

No one can break you, nobody can tear you

You live an endless life forever

Oh dark the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away!

You see a light wherever you go

You have to face it again and again

Connection to Character

  • Head straight for your goal by any means- Shadow doing whatever it takes to complete his mission.
  • You live an endless life forever- Shadow being the Ultimate Life Form and is immortal.
  • You see a light wherever you go, you have to face it again and again- Shadow coming across Sonic almost everywhere he goes, or his flashbacks of his friend Maria Robotnik.
  • Their efforts will be wasted- Shadow being able to stop anyone who goes against him.
  • But, things are still unchanged- Maria's death can never be changed, and Shadow is sad about it.
  • Now wake up, up, up, up- Eggman "waking up" and unleashing Shadow into the world.
  • Throw it all away!- Shadow's plot of activating Gerald's doomsday program to avenge Maria's death, having been led to believe that this is what she wanted.

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