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Bury the Light is Vergil's battle theme in Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition.[1]

The music was composed by Casey Edwards, with vocals performed by Victor Borba. It was released as a single on streaming services on September 21, 2020.

Song Description[edit | edit source]

"Bury the Light" has a metal feel to it, talking of Vergil's struggles from childhood to finally reuniting as himself, understanding that his humanity is an important part of himself. Casey noted that the song is "somewhat a reflection of Devil Trigger."[2]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Verse 1
Immortal temptation
Takes over my mind
Condemned
Falling weak on my knees
Summon the strength
Of Mayhem

Chorus 1
I am the storm that is approaching
Provoking
Black clouds in isolation
I am reclaimer of my name
Born in flames
I have been blessed
My family crest is a demon of death

Forsakened I am awakened
A phoenix’s ash in dark divine
Descending misery
Destiny chasing time

Verse 2
Inherit the nightmare
Surrounded by fate
Can’t run away
Keep walking the line
Between the light
Led astray

Through vacant halls I won’t surrender
The truth revealed in eyes of ember
We fight through fire and ice forever
Two souls once lost and now they remember

Chorus 2
I am the storm that is approaching
Provoking
Black clouds in isolation
I am reclaimer of my name
Born in flames
I have been blessed
My family crest is a demon of death

Forsakened I am awakened
A phoenix’s ash in dark divine
Descending misery
Destiny chasing time
Disappear into the night
Lost shadows left behind
Obsession’s pulling me
Fading I’ve come to take what’s mine

Bridge
Lurking in the shadows under veil of night
Constellations of blood pirouette
Dancing through the graves of those who stand at my feet
Dreams of the black throne I keep on repeat
A derelict of dark summoned from the ashes
The puppet master congregates all the masses
Pulling strings twisting minds as blades hit
You want this power then come try and take it

Beyond the tree
Fire burns
Secret love
Bloodline yearns
Dark minds embrace
Crimson Joy
Does your dim heart
Heal or Destroy?

Chorus 3
Bury the light deep within
Cast aside there’s no coming home
We’re burning chaos in the wind
Drifting in the ocean all alone[3]

Credits[edit | edit source]

Composer/Producer
Casey Edwards
Lyrics
Casey Edwards and Victor Borba
Vocals
 Victor Borba
Drums
 Anup Sastry
Mix
 Adam "Nolly" Getgood[4]

Spotify[edit | edit source]

Bury the Light · Casey Edwards, Victor Borba


Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The line "I am the storm that is approaching" references to Arkham's line in DMC3, "A storm is approaching."
  • "Crimson joy" refers to William Blake's "The Sick Rose."
  • The final chorus has a similar melody to the second half of the "Devil Trigger" chorus.

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition | CAPCOM
  2. Casey Edwards on Twitter: "Bury the Light is somewhat a reflection of DT. Just like Nero is a 'reflection' of Vergil. Nero chose to "embrace the darkness" within and accept his demon side. Vergil has always tried to bury his humanity as it is a great source of personal pain and memory of weakness." 16 September 2020
  3. Devil May Cry 5 “Bury the Light” Lyrics - Capcom-Unity
  4. Victor Alves Borba on Instagram: Might be the coolest thing I'll ever be a part of..... I'm the voice in Vergil's Theme "Bury the Light" in the newly announced Devil May Cry 5's Special Edition! Will be available to stream on all platforms Monday! :D
    Composed and produced by Casey Edwards (Devil Trigger), featuring Anup Sastry on drums and mixed by Nolly Getgood!!! @composercasey @anupsastry @nollyggd
    Trailer is on YouTube right now!


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