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"Mortals and Fools", alternatively "A Cruel Dream", is a song in Death Note: The Musical.

OverviewEdit

After finding the Death Note and meeting Rem, Misa Amane is intent on finding Kira. With some reluctance, Rem tells Misa about the shinigami eyes and that it will cost Misa half her remaining lifespan. Misa insists on the trade, but Rem doesn't think it's worth it because Kira is dangerous, and they sing this song.

The song is later reprised after Misa and Light meet, sung by Rem and Ryuk. Rem's growing feelings for Misa are apparent, and at the end of the song, Ryuk reminds Rem not to break the rule about helping humans.

English versionEdit

The song was originally written in English, but an English-language version has not been released. The original English title of the song is "Mortals and Fools".[1]

On July 10, 2017, script-writer Ivan Menchell shared the English lyrics when a fan asked him on Twitter.[2]

English lyricsEdit

[Rem]
What I see in your eyes
Is a counterfeit emotion
Nearly true pretty lies
Promise all you're dreaming of

[Misa] (spoken)
I need to meet Kira.

[Rem]
Like a frog in a well
Who is sure he's in the ocean
You believe in the spell
Of this thing that you call love

Try as I will I just don't understand it
Love is for mortals and fools
Never turns out quite the way that you planned it
So why do you break all the rules

[Misa]
What I feel is so real
That it sets my poor heart racing
Something you'll never know
Though you live a thousand years

[Rem]
Half a life is the deal
To discover who you're chasing
Half a life--

[Misa]
--even so
Worth it all if he appears

[Rem & Misa]
Try as you might you will not understand it

[Rem]
Love is for mortals and fools

[Rem & Misa]
Never turns out quite the way that you planned it

[Misa]
Love makes you break all the rules
Love can make you come alive

[Rem]
Or take your life away
Love should make you leave

[Misa]
But makes you stay

For love makes you happy
In a house where love is made

[Rem]
Then it makes you wary and afraid

Try as I might never will understand it
Love is for mortals and fools

[Rem & Misa]
Never turns out quite the way that you planned it

[Misa]
Love is for making

[Rem]
Life is for taking

[Rem & Misa]
Love makes you break all the rules
Love makes you break all the rules

[Misa] (spoken)
...I want the eyes.

Reprise English lyricsEdit

[Rem]
Try as I might never will understand it
Love is for dreamers and fools

[Rem & Ryuk]
Never turns out quite the way that you planned it

[Ryuk]
Love makes you break all the rules

[Rem]
Love can make you come alive

[Ryuk]
Or take your life away
Love should make you leave

[Rem]
But makes you stay

[Rem & Ryuk]
Try as I might never will understand it

[Ryuk]
Love is for mortal and fools

[Rem & Ryuk]
Never turns out quite the way that you planned it

[Rem]
Love makes you break all the--

[Ryuk] (spoken)
Rem.
Don't break the rules.

Japanese versionEdit

Japanese lyricsEdit

Musical Korean 2017 Rem and Misa 2

Misa and Rem, Korean 2017 production

Musical Korean 2017 Rem and Misa

Misa and Rem, Korean 2017 production

[Rem]
熱い想いそれは幻だ
自分騙す危険な罠だ

[Misa (spoken)]
「キラに会いたいの」

[Rem]
海の深さ まだ知らぬ内に
愛の夢に絡め取られて

愛などいつか消え去る
残酷な夢
望みくだかれ嘆くのは
愚か者だけだ

[Misa]
熱い想いこれは本物よ
生きる意味を教えてくれた

[Rem]
残る命半分にしても
愛は

[Misa]
いいの 裏切られても

[Rem & Misa]
理屈など通用しない

[Rem]
残酷な夢

[Rem & Misa]
戻る道さえ失い

[Misa]
堕ちてゆくだけ
愛は生きる力

[Rem]
絶望の元
逃げるが勝ち

[Misa]
逃げられない
心は薔薇色 夢の世界

[Rem]
嘆きと背中合わせだ
理屈など通用しない
残酷な夢

[Rem & Misa]
戻る道さえ失い

[Misa]
与え合い

[Rem]
奪い合い

[Rem & Misa]
堕ちてゆく深く
堕ちてゆく深く

[Misa (spoken)]
「目が欲しい」

Reprise Japanese lyricsEdit

Musical Korean 2017 Rem and Ryuk

Rem and Ryuk possibly during the Reprise, Korean 2017 production

[Rem]
愛などいつか消え去る
残酷な夢

[Rem & Ryuk]
望み砕かれ嘆くのは

[Ryuk]
愚か者だけだ

[Rem]
放っておけない

[Ryuk]
面倒だぞ
見捨てりゃいい

[Rem]
出来ない

[Rem & Ryuk]
理屈など通用しない

[Ryuk]
残酷な夢

[Rem & Ryuk]
戻る道さえ失い

[Rem]
堕ちてゆく

[Ryuk (spoken)]
「レム、ルールだけは破るなよ」

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