This clip from a live performance of music from Nintendo games reveals a little known fact. The highly recognizable theme song for Super Mario Brothers actually has lyrics.
The song is actually titled “Go Go Mario” and the lyrics are in Japanese.
Luckily a dedicated fan took the time to write up a translation of the words into English. Here’s an excerpt:
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!
I suppose it’s better than the lyrics to the Star Trek theme.