Destati

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Dive to the Heart artwork.

Destati is a song featured in several Kingdom Hearts games. Like Dearly Beloved, variations of its main theme are used in both Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. It is included in the Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack, Kingdom Hearts II Original Soundtrack, and Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete.

In Italian, Destati means "Awaken", which accompanies the conflict of Light over Darkness, a major theme in the series. Excerpts of the track were used during the tutorials of both Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II.

Versions[edit]

  • Destati was used in early commercials for Kingdom Hearts and was added on the Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack as a bonus track. This version has more choral voices and richer instrumentation.

The songs below are based off of the main themes of Destati.

  • Dive into the Heart -Destati- is used as background music in many games in the Kingdom Hearts series. It is the background music for the world Dive to the Heart in both Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II, as well as when selecting a character in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (which fittingly, occurs in the Dive to the Heart). A faster-paced version with the same name was used for the battle music in Kingdom Hearts.
  • Fragments of Sorrow is the battle music for the End of the World in Kingdom Hearts, and for Dive to the Heart in Kingdom Hearts II.
  • End of the World is the background music for End of the World.
  • Guardando Nel Buio is the boss battle music for the last battle against World of Chaos.
  • Darkness of the Unknown, although mainly based on the song Another Side, contains a brief element from Destati, which plays from the 4:36 to 4:45 mark. This song plays during the final battle against Xemnas.
  • Dismiss, the boss battle music for Aqua's final battle against Terra-Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, uses elements from both Destati and Fate of the Unknown.
  • A fuller, bolder version of Destati appears in Drammatica, which features Yoko Shimomura's most popular works.
  • L'Eminenza Oscura I and L'Eminenza Oscura II are both remixes of the original theme L'Emineza Oscura, however, they both contain elements of previous Destati-themed tracks, these being Guardando Nel Buio and Dismiss.
  • My Heart's Descent is a more subdued, ethereal version of the first part of the original Destati track that plays during Riku's literal Dive into Sora's heart right before the battle against the Armored Ventus Nightmare in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
  • The Eye of Darkness, the boss battle music for Riku's final battle against the Armored Ventus Nightmare in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is a highly percussive remix of the original Destati track, featuring a fuller rhythm section, chimes, and brass, making it sound much grander than the standard theme.

Lyrics[edit]

Original Italian lyrics[edit]

Destati!
Tendi la mano!
È giunta l'ora,

Destati!

Le porte verranno schiuse
Destati, Destati, Destati

È giunta l'ora!

Su rimembra tu trepida!
Su sveglia! Ehi ricorda!

Destati! Destati!
Forza, tendi la mano!
Destati! Destati!
È giunta l'ora!

E ancora una volta
Apriranno le porte!

Su rimembra tu trepida!
Su sveglia! Ehi ricorda!

Eh? Come? Non lo vuoi!?
Tuttavia t'appartiene
Ciò che hai perduto
Diventerà uno solo!

English translation[edit]

Wake up!
Stretch out your hand!
The time has come,

Wake up!

they will open the doors
Wake up, wake up, wake up

The time has come!

Come on, remember you who are anxious!
Come on, wake up! Hey, remember!

Wake up! Wake up!
Come on, stretch out your hand!
Wake up! Wake up!
the time has come!

And once again
The doors will open!

Come on, remember you who are anxious!
Come on, wake up! Hey, remember!

Eh? What? You don't want it?
Still it belongs to you
the things that you've lost
Will become one!

Audio samples[edit]

Destati (Drammatica)
Destati (Drammatica).ogg
Destati (Original)
Destati KH.ogg
Dive into the Heart -Destati-
Dive into the Heart -Destati- KH.ogg


Trivia[edit]

  • According to Kingdom Hearts Ultimania, Destati is somewhat a "cursed song." Since the chorus is often used in other pieces, whenever the chorus is loaded by Square Enix staff, something bad happens, an example being the entire building's electricity getting cut off.