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Why THAT Song from Edgerunners Makes You Cry

Alright everybody, it’s been long enough, I should be free to talk full-on spoilers for the latest and greatest anime of the year “Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.” You’ve been warned, I’ll be talking SPOILERS! As for today’s article, you’re in for a treat, because if you think you just finished crying over that ending- TOO BAD! Strap in, sunshine! Today I’ll be looking at why “I Really Want to Stay At Your House” makes us all ugly cry! 

Why THAT Song Makes You Cry: 

In a recent upload by Netflix on Youtube, they’ve really decided to go through all the key moments in the show. Specifically, all of the ones that mattered to our lovable protagonist, David Martinez, and his badass girlfriend, Lucy. And that’s a good starting point. Cyberpunk: Edegrunners, as developed by Studio Trigger, and written by one of the writers of the game is full of connections. Whether it’s to the game, the world, the characters, etc. The use of this song follows the same philosophy of “Married Life” by composer Michael Giacchino. Basically, it’s an association. Specifically, something good and fun then gets reused in the darkest of times, to get us crying. For Up it was the G-note, for Edgerunners, it’s the whole damn song. 

The fact that the song was used in the moment many would argue is when David fell in love with Lucy is a great start. The song is fun, and the title “I Really Want to Stay At Your House” is a perfect way to allude to just how close they’ll eventually get before David’s death. Speaking of David’s gruesome death. Y’know, the one that was at the hands of legendary Corpo gonk, Adam Smasher. Anyway, the song pops up from the moment Lucy and David share their last kiss all the way till he smiles as his face is blown off. It’s really their theme. A juxtaposition that ain’t fun, the vibe the song gives is that everything will be okay. Turns out, everything will be okay… for Lucy. Through David’s sacrifice and the deaths of the rest of their crew, Lucy got to go to the moon. And even there, they replicate the key moment from their time together through a BD, completely ripping your heart out. 

Conclusion:

So… Cyberpunk: Edgerunners has been out for a while and I can’t recommend it enough. If you got to the bottom of this piece before watching, well ain’t you a rebel. If you’ve already seen it, then give it a rewatch or check out the game; Cyberpunk 2077. I promise you won’t regret it. For more on your favorites and unknown check out our Word and Drops sections. See ya later, chooms! 

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Yaboi sage
Yaboi sage
1 year ago

I really did feel empty with that song😭

Jaly
Jaly
7 months ago

I cried over that song then it became my favourite soundtrack 😭😭😅😅