Those in the JRPG industry know that one winged angel lyrics meaning has a lot to do with the character Sephiroth, the antagonist of Final Fantasy 7. This song perfectly captures the heavenly presence of Sephiroth while simultaneously giving him a dash of madness that slowly took over him.
Nobuo Uematsu wanted to create a piece of music that had an orchestral feel, something he was not experienced in before working on One-Winged Angel. He also aspired for the song to sound as if it were performed by an orchestra in the '60s or '70s.
Nobuo Uematsu crafted One-Winged Angel using an unconventional method. He wrote down musical measures that came into his head each day, then rearranged them until they created the entire piece.
This track is a fan favorite and has become one of the most recognizable songs in the Final Fantasy series. It is a staple of the game’s soundtrack and has appeared in many other video games.
It was even featured in a Robot Chicken skit that parodied the game and the story of Sephiroth. Interestingly, the lyrics of this song are taken from the medieval poetry compilation Carmina Burana.
"One-Winged Angel" is the most famous theme in the Final Fantasy series, and it was the first song in a Final Fantasy game to feature lyrics. It was originally played at the end of the game as a boss theme, during the battle with Safer Sephiroth. It also appears in Dissidia Final Fantasy and the PlayStation version of FF7.