The Journey Starts Today

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The Challenge of Life
English opening themes

 

The Journey Starts Today
OPE23.png
Dub OP 23
Artist Walk off the Earth
Lyrics Gianni Luminati, Sarah Blackwood, and Tokyo Speirs
Composer Gianni Luminati, Sarah Blackwood, and Tokyo Speirs
Pokémon single
Title The Journey Starts Today (Theme from Pokémon Journeys)
Catalog no. N/A
Single cover

The Journey Starts Today is the opening theme song for the English dub of the twenty-third season, Pokémon Journeys: The Series. It first aired with Enter Pikachu!. The opening animation is composed of clips from the first Pokémon Journeys: The Series Japanese opening, One, Two, Three, and various Pokémon Journeys: The Series episodes, while the ending animation is composed of clips from the first Pokémon Journeys: The Series Japanese ending, Pokémon Shiritori.

The full version of the song was released digitally on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube, YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, Napster, Deezer, and Tidal on June 12, 2020.

Lyrics

TV version

It's a big big world, but you know where to find me
We'll be together and we're gonna do it our way
We'll discover we believe in each other
On adventures with my friends like every day

And we're already on our way
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
The journey starts today

Full version

The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)

It's a big big world, but you know where to find me
We'll be together and we're gonna do it our way
We'll discover we believe in each other
On adventures with my friends like every day

Dawns[sic] rising over the horizon
To shine a light on what the day ahead is hiding
We'll stick together leaping into the deep-end
The adventure only ends when another begins

And we're already on our way
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)

Far from home but we're never feeling lonely
Headstrong stepping headlong into the dark
Hold on cause we're heading there on our own
Whatever happens, in the end, will forever be changed

Imitate us but you won't intimidate us
We keep em'[sic] looking for another way to break us
Because we know if there's a will there's a way back up
Win or lose we can choose to be never the same

And we're already on our way
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)

If I lose my grip will you be there to pick me up
If I gotta run will you be coming with me up
Cause I got your back and you got mine
And there's nothing that can stop us now
If all else fails, will you help me when I lose my way
Set your sails, to be ready for the winds of change

Cause the journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
The journey starts today!
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
(OHHHHHHHH OH OH OH OH OH OH)
The journey starts today

Characters

Humans

Pokémon

Opening animation spoilers

Video

By walkofftheearth
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Trivia

  • This is the first English opening theme without the lyric "Pokémon" in it.
  • A sing-a-long version of the song's music video was uploaded to the official Pokémon YouTube channel on June 22, 2020.
  • This is the first opening theme to have its credits translated into German. The Pokémon TV version of the episode retains the English credits.
  • In the English dub, only Gianni Luminati and Sarah Blackwood are credited for the song. This was fixed in other language dubs and from A Festival Reunion! to Betrayed, Bothered, and Beleaguered! in the English dub, where the song is also credited as being written by Tokyo Speirs.

Errors

  • The opening credits erroneously credit Shuhei Yasuda as "Series Construction" instead of "Character Design".

In other languages


External links


OS: Pokémon ThemePokémon WorldPokémon JohtoBorn to Be a WinnerBelieve in Me
AG: I Wanna Be a HeroThis DreamUnbeatableBattle Frontier
DP: Diamond and PearlWe Will Be HeroesBattle Cry - (Stand Up!)We Will Carry On!
BW: Black and WhiteRival DestiniesIt's Always You and Me
XY: Pokémon Theme (Version XY)Be a HeroStand Tall
SM: Under The Alolan SunUnder The Alolan MoonThe Challenge of Life
JN: The Journey Starts Today
Other: Side by SidePokérap GSPokémon Chronicles theme
The Challenge of Life
English opening themes

 

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