A cruel angel's thesis Will someday fly high from the window If memories are betrayed by The overflowing, burning pathos (emotions).Heavy metal cover bands Animetal and EIZO Japan included the track on their albums Animetal Marathon V and EIZO Japan 2 respectively.Versions by cast members Megumi Hayashibara (Rei Ayanami), Yūko Miyamura (Asuka Langley Soryu), Kotono Mitsuishi (Misato Katsuragi), and Megumi Ogata (Shinji Ikari) exist on various soundtracks and solo albums from the voice actors.During the instrumental break in the middle of the song, a chorus can be heard.The lyrics to the chorus are not in Japanese, nor in any other recognizable language. Tuse", and they are supposedly written in an untranslated language passed down from ancient times.Holding the sky in your arms, Young boy, shine like a legend.End of the TV anime opening The cradle of love that sleeps within me There will be a morining that A servant of dreams will come for you. I'd stop time in this world And lock it away for myself, but...is the theme song of the popular anime Neon Genesis Evangelion performed by Yoko Takahashi.It is used as the opening to the series, and two instrumental versions of it are played in the finale episode, "Take care of yourself." These are "The Heady Feeling of Freedom" and "Good, or Don't Be", scored for violin, piano, and guitar.In June 2018, King Records released a new HD music video of the song on You Tube.In 2011, the song won first place in JASRAC's annual awards for "its continued royalties from online sales, pachinko and pachislo (pachinko parlor slot machine) games, karaoke, and other venues in 2010 — 15 years after its debut." All of the songs have ranked in the top 25 of the Oricon Weekly Charts after they had been released.