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Black and White (song)

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We Will Carry On!
English opening themes
Rival Destinies (song)
Black and White
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Dub OP 14
Artist Erin Bowman and Joe Philips
Lyrics John Loeffler and David Wolfert
Composer John Loeffler and David Wolfert
Arrangement

Black and White is the opening theme song for the season Pokémon: Black & White. It is composed of clips from Best Wishes!. It first aired with In the Shadow of Zekrom! on February 12, 2011. A full-length version under the title Black and White Theme is used as the opening song of White—Victini and Zekrom and Black—Victini and Reshiram.

Lyrics

TV version

It's always hard,
When the journey begins.
Hard to find your way,
Hard to make new friends.
But there's nothing you can't do,
'Cause you've got the power inside of you.
It's not always black and white,
But your heart always knows what's right.
It's not about win or lose, it's the path you choose.
Let the journey begin,
Pokémon!

Movie version

It's always hard,
When the journey begins.
Hard to find your way;
Hard to make amends.
But there's nothing you can't do,
'Cause you've got the power inside of you.

It's never easy,
To make a choice:
To keep things inside,
Or raise your voice.
But for everyone there comes a time
When the light inside begins to shine.

It's not always right or wrong,
As long as your spirit's strong.
It's not always win or lose,
It's the road you choose;
The answer's within.

It's not always black and white,
But your heart always knows what's right.
But let the journey begin—

So many choices;
How do we know?
So many places;
Where do we go?
What should I say?
What should I do?
Still, we're together: me and you!

It's not always right or wrong,
As long as your spirit's strong.
It's not always win or lose,
It's the road you choose;
The answer's within.

It's not always black and white,
But your heart always knows what's right.
But let the journey begin:
Pokémon!

There's nothing you can't do,
'Cause you've got the power inside of you.
It's not always right or wrong,
As long as your spirit's strong.
It's not always win or lose,
It's the road you choose;
The answer's within.

It's not always black and white,
but your heart always knows what's right.
Let the journey begin:
Pokémon!

Characters

Pokémon

Trivia

  • This is the first dub (and so far the only) opening for the Pokémon anime to not feature any human characters.
  • This is the first dub opening to be composed completely in CGI.
  • This is also the first dub opening to feature a duet, the first original opening being High Touch!.
    • Movie wise though, Pokémon World is the first dub opening to feature a duet.
  • Unlike in Best Wishes!, all of the Pokémon are revealed and are not in silhouette. Due to this, numerous Pokémon that were not revealed to American audiences were leaked before the game release.
  • A remixed version of Black and White was played as background music in Oshawott's Lost Scalchop! and Reunion Battles In Nimbasa!. An instrumental version was used in Battle for the Underground!.
  • This is the first dub opening to not feature a Trainer's Pokémon other than Ash's Pikachu.

In other languages


External links


Black and WhiteRival DestiniesIt's Always You and Me
Other:

We Will Carry On!
English opening themes
Rival Destinies (song)
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Last modified on 29 August 2014, at 14:01