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Thanatos -If I Can't Be Yours-
Album The End of Evangelion (OST)
Artist Loren&Mash
Release Date Sep 26, 1997
Length 4:48

Thanatos: If I Can't Be Yours is the theme song used in the credits of The End of Evangelion. LOREN & MASH performed the song, both the original and the 9 Years After Mix version. The song is based on the melody of Thanatos, an instrumental piece played throughout the series. The title, Thanatos, is a reference to the Greek personification of death.

Vocalist Loren also sang the Komm, süsser Tod Tumbling Down Remix among other songs on Evangelion-VOX. Other songs by Mash include various songs on Evangelion: Vox, including X-plicit and Armageddon, a rap version of Pachelbel's Canon in D, complete with string quartet.

Lyrics Edit

Now it's time, I fear to tell
I've been holding it back so long
But something strange deep inside
Of me is happening
I feel unlike I've ever felt
And it's making me scared
That I may not be
What I think I am

What of us? What do I say?
Are we both from a different world?
'Cos every breath that I take
I breath it for you
I couldn't face my life without you
And I'm So Afraid
There's nothing to comfort us
What am I?
If I can't be yours

I don't sleep, don't feel a thing
And my senses have all but gone
Can't even cry for the pain
Can't shed a tear now
I realize we're not the same
And it's making me sad
'Cos we can't fulfill our dreams
In this life

So I must let us break free
I can never be what you need
If there was a way through the hurt
Then I would find it
I'd take the blows, yes I would fight it
But this is the one
Impossible Dream to live
What am I?
If I can't be yours

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