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"Reach Out to the Truth" is the normal battle theme of Persona 4. There are three versions of the track found in the Persona 4 Original Soundtrack, each one played at different moments:

  • The normal version is played in random battles on any dungeon in Persona 4. It is also played when the player achieves a Player Advantage in Persona 4 Golden, but does not serve as the normal battle theme.
  • The "~First Battle~" version is played on the very first battle of the game, as well as while fighting any sub-boss in a dungeon.
  • The "Instrumental" version is played on the Attract Mode video.

The difference between the normal and "~First Battle~" versions lies in the intro: the "~First Battle~" one starts on the second verse. The "instrumental" version replaces the lyrics on the chorus for a guitar, but keeps the middle verses.

The song was remixed on Never More -Reincarnation: Persona 4-, and was remixed once again in Persona 4 Arena as Yu Narukami's theme. The normal original version is used as the mirror match theme. It is one of two themes that have been fully remixed for the game, the other being "Heartful Cry".

Lyrics[]

Reach_Out_to_the_Truth_-_Persona_4

Reach Out to the Truth - Persona 4

Original version

Now I face out, I hold out
I reach out to the truth of my life
Seeking to seize on the whole moment, yeah

Yeah
Naked truth lies only if you realize
Appearing in nobody's eyes till they sterilize
Stop the guerrilla warfare to keep it fair
Bro change your rage to a smarter greater cause
You know the stake is high stardom is near
Those who sympathized you die killers pass you by
Do not waste your time in hating flirting guys
Use your might to AIs do justice to them all

Now I face out I hold out
I reach out to the truth of my life
Seeking to seize on the whole moment to now break away
Oh God let me out
Can you let me out
Can you set me free from this dark inner world
Save me now
Last beat in the soul

Persona_4_-Reincarnation-_Reach_Out_To_The_Truth

Persona 4 -Reincarnation- Reach Out To The Truth

Reincarnation version

Now I face out, I hold out
I reach out to the truth of my life
Seeking to seize on the whole moment yeah

Yeah naked truth lies, only if you realize
Appearing in nobody's eyes, till they sterilize
Stop the guerrilla, warfare to keep it fair,
Bro
Change your rage to a smarter greater cause
You know the stake is high stardom is near
Those who sympathized you died, Killers pass you by
Do not waste your time hating flirting guys
Use your might to AIs to do justice to them all

Now I face out, I hold out
I reach out to the truth of my life
Seeking to seize on the whole moment to now break away

Oh God let me out Can you let me out
Can you set me free from this dark inner world
Save me now last beat in the soul

Yeah flooded apple pie
Left until somebody cries
Goddamn always talking shizzle behind man get left behind
Come on and quit that shizzle tell me what you really want
Louder ladies I can feel nothing in the tone of your voice
Closer it gets y'all know how everything reflects
Your soul and spirits lost pretends gets rejects
Look man you are one who actually you detest
I guess they're good reasons why you can't see next

Now I face up, I make head
I bleach out cock and bull of this globe
Thinking and seeing on the whole moment
Now It's on

Oh God it's enough
Are you satisfied
it's already disgusting to dance with your palm
Save me now, last beat in the soul

Now I face out, I hold out
I reach out to the truth of my life
seeking to seize (on the) whole moment to now break away

Oh God let me out
Can you let me out
Can you set me free from this dark inner world
Save me now last beat in the soul

Now I face up, I make head
I bleach out cock and bull of this globe
Thinking and seeing on the whole moment
Now It's on

Oh God it's enough
Are you satisfied
it's already disgusting to dance with your palm
Save me now, last beat in the soul

Appearances in Other Media[]

  • A cover of the song by "Afterglow" appears in the game BanG Dream! Girls Band Party.
  • The Persona 4 Arena remixed version appears as a selectable song in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.
  • The original version appears as a selectable song for the Mementos stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • When wearing the "Dancewear" in Persona 5 a special remix of the song will replace the battle theme.

Trivia[]

  • The remix Reach out to the Truth (Christmas Arrange) contains parts of "Dream of Butterfly":

悲 し み I can't believe in you
溺 れ て but I cannot forget you
叫 び な が ら あ な た 見 た I will dig up my faith
あ の 夜 and march on

あ な た が I cannot see ahead
い る か ら but I can't keep standing still
私 強 く な れ る ん だ と So I will close my eyes
信 じ た and march on


Characters
Playable Protagonist - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Social Link Margaret - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Naoki Konishi - Kou Ichijo - Daisuke Nagase - Hisano Kuroda - Sayoko Uehara - Yumi Ozawa - Ayane Matsunaga - Ai Ebihara - Fox - Shu Nakajima - Eri Minami - Marie - Tohru Adachi
Major Igor - Mayumi Yamano - Misuzu Hiiragi - Saki Konishi - Mitsuo Kubo - Hanako Ohtani - Kinshiro Morooka - Noriko Kashiwagi - Taro Namatame - Old Lady Shiroku - Master Daidara - Minoru Inoue - Yuuta Minami - Kaneko - Aika Nakamura - President Tanaka - Chihiro Fushimi - Mr. Edogawa - Kanami Mashita - Moel Gas Station Attendant
Major enemies Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami - Izanami
Locations
Inaba Central Shopping District - Dojima Residence - Junes Department Store - Samegawa Flood Plain - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School
Midnight Channel Twisted Shopping District - Yukiko's Castle - Steamy Bathhouse - Marukyu Striptease - Void Quest - Secret Laboratory - Heaven - Magatsu Inaba - Hollow Forest - Yomotsu Hirasaka
Other Okina City - Shichiri Beach - Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz - Tatsumi Port Island (Gekkoukan High School - Club Escapade - Iwatodai Station)
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 4 / Golden / The Animation) - Never More -Reincarnation- - Persona 4: The Golden Animation Special Arrange CD - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Re:BRiLLiANCE
Songs "Ain't Nobody Can Hold Me Down" - "Alone in this World" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Studio Backlot/Backside of the TV" - "Beauty of Destiny" - "Dazzling Smile" - "Falling into Right Places" - "Heartbeat, Heartbreak" - "Heaven" - "I'll Face Myself" - "Just Like The Wind" - "Key Plus Words" - "Koisuru Meitantei" - "Never More" - "Next Chance to Move On" - "P3 FES" - "Pursuing My True Self" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "Shadow World" - "Signs of Love" - "Sky's The Limit" - "SNOWFLAKES" - "Someone Else's Man" - "Time For True Revelation" - "Time To Make History" - "True Feelings" - "True Story" - "The Way of Memories" - "We Are One and All" - "Ying Yang" - "Your Affection"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona user - Glasses - Fog - Shadow - Shadow Self - Party - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Arcana Chance - Fusion Forecast - Weather Forecast - Investigation Team - Mystery Food X - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Skills - Items (Vending Machines) - Requests - Status Changes - Activities - Calendar - Golden Trophies - The Animation / Golden Animation Episodes - Patches and Updates - Steam Profile Items
School Life Weather Forecast - Seasons - Social Link - Social Stats - Yen - Class - Studying - Books - Movie Theater - Bed - Fishing - Cooking - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Scooter - Gardening - School Club - Bug Catching - Refrigerator - Crane Machine - Chagall Café - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities
Other Media
Games Golden - Arena - Arena Ultimax - Dancing All Night
Productions The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Visualive / the Evolution - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best- - Persona VS
Publications Manga - The Magician - Dengeki Comic Anthology (the Animation / The Golden / The Golden Animation) - Kiri no Amnesia - Your Affection - Persona x Detective Naoto (manga) - Yasoinaba Case File - Persona Magazine
Drama CDs Persona 4 (Vol.1 / Vol.2 / Vol.3) - Persona 4 The Animation (Vol.1 / Vol.2) - Persona 4 Golden (Vol.1 / Vol.2)
Mobile Games The Card Battle - Colors - Persona 4: The Slot - Persona 4 the Pachinko
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019- 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary - 25th FES
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Ultimax - Manga (Arena) - Manga (Ultimax) - Stageplay (Arena) - Stageplay (Ultimax)
Characters
Playable Arena Yu Narukami (Izanagi - Regular / Izanagi-no-Okami - Instant Kill) - Yosuke Hanamura (Jiraiya) - Chie Satonaka (Tomoe) - Yukiko Amagi (Konohana Sakuya) - Kanji Tatsumi (Take-Mikazuchi) - Naoto Shirogane (Sukuna-Hikona) - Teddie (Kintoki-Douji) - Aigis (Pallas Athena - Regular / Palladion - Instant Kill) - Mitsuru Kirijo (Artemisia) - Akihiko Sanada (Caesar) - Elizabeth (Thanatos) - Labrys (Ariadne) - Shadow Labrys (Asterius)
Playable Ultimax Yukari Takeba (Isis) - Junpei Iori (Trismegistus) - Sho Minazuki (Tsukiyomi) - Rise Kujikawa (Himiko) - Ken Amada & Koromaru (Kala-Nemi & Cerberus) - Tohru Adachi (Magatsu-Izanagi) - Marie (Kaguya-Hime) - Margaret (Yoshitsune - Cu Chulain - Ardha - Regular / Helel - Instant Kill)
Non-Playable Unit #024 - Igor - Theodore - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Detective Kurosawa - Fuuka Yamagishi - Eri Minami - Yuuta Minami - Malevolent Entity - Erebus - Kikuno Saikawa - Shuji Ikutsuki - Minoru Inoue
Locations
Inaba Midnight Channel - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School - Tartarus
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Arena / Ultimax) - Original Arrange Soundtrack
Songs "Best Friends" - "Now I Know" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "Mass Destruction" - "Break Out Of..." - "Today"
Archives
Terminology Dark Hour - Evoker - Midnight Channel - P-1 Grand Prix - Persona - Persona user - Plume of Dusk - Shadow - Shadow Self - Shadow Operatives - Investigation Team - Wild Card - Persona Fragments - Red Fog
Lists Status Changes - Skills - Trophies (Arena / Ultimax) - Steam Profile Items
Productions The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena Stageplay - Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Stageplay
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