Joker is a song featured in Persona 2: Innocent Sin. It serves as the debut song of the fictitious idol group MUSES of the game. The song was sung by Hiroko Konishi, Lisa Silverman's Japanese voice actress. The original composer and singer of the PSP remake are unspecified, but the arranger of the PSP version is credited to Atsushi Kitajoh.
Original Soundtrack of PSX version: disc 2 track 50
Original Soundtrack of PSP remake: disc 2 track 48 (PSX original version); disc 4 track 20 (PSP remake)
(Dial J Dial J) I feel depressed
(Dial J Dial J) I can't see tomorrow
(Dial J Dial J) I can't see my dream
The time flows as you leave me behind
I know first hand that I stand adrift in the twilight
"There is nothing that doesn't change"
Your words are regretful
Dialing is the one thin bond [between us]
It's fragile like glasswork
"Where are you now?"
What I really want to ask is
(Call a Joker right now!) Why am I alive?
(Call a Joker right now!) What do I live for?
(Call a Joker right now!) I'll take back my lost dream
I'll take the angel's wings and fly away! Oh yeah!
[Monologue of Oracle of Maia]
Translation by Innocent Sin fans translation project "Oracle of Maiya".
The lyric strongly encourages the audiences to call the Joker whenever they feel depressed of achieving something they are incapable of. The monologue of Oracle of Maia in full content, albeit unknowingly, is recited by Lisa Silverman for spreading the prophecy to a wider populace. Also the last line of the lyric hints the transformation of Joker into Angel Joker.
This song is also performed in the Eternal Punishment universe by Muses but without reciting the Oracle of Maia.