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Jeff Williams writes the music for RWBY, with collaborations from composer Alex Abraham and vocals by his daughter Casey Lee Williams. Other featured vocalists included Jeff himself, his ex-wife Sandy Lee Casey (Casey's mother) and rapper Lamar Hall. The orchestral score is also provided by Steve Goldshein. One of the most popular aspects of the show, it even leads to chart success with each RWBY soundtrack release.

The Rooster Teeth Wiki and its editors do not own the music. The lyrics here are purely for informative services only.

Volume 1

Volume 1 reached number one on iTunes, beating out the movie soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The soundtrack reached number 22 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums charts.

Red Trailer Music

"Red Like Roses"

Red like roses fills my dreams and brings me to the place you rest
White is cold and always yearning, burdened by a royal test
Black the beast descends from Shadows
Yellow beauty burns gold

White Trailer Music

"Mirror, Mirror"

Mirror, tell me something. 
Tell me who's the loneliest of all.

Mirror, tell me something. 
Tell me who's the loneliest of all.
Mirror, whats inside of me? 
Tell me can a heart be turned to stone?

Mirror, mirror, What's behind you? 
Save me from the things I see!
I can keep it from the world, why won't you let me hide from me.

Mirror mirror tell me something.
Who's the loneliest of all?

I'm the loneliest of all.

Black Trailer Music

"From Shadows"

From shadows
We'll descend upon the world
Take back what you stole
From shadows
We'll reclaim our destiny
Set our future free
And we'll rise
And we'll rise
Above the darkness and the shame
Above the torture and the pain
Above the ridicule and hate
Above the binding of our fate

Born with no life....into subjugation
Treated like a worthless animal
Stripped of all rights
Just a lesser being
Crushed by cruel ruthless human rule

When it started
All we wanted was a chance to live our lives
Now in darkness
Taking everything we want and we will rise
We'll rise
We'll rise

Yellow Trailer Music

"I Burn"

Come at me
And you´ll see
I´m more than meets the eye
You think that
You´ll break me
You´re gonna find in time

You´re standing too close to a flame that´s burning
Hotter than the sun in the middle of July
Sending out your army but you still can´t win
Listen up silly boy cuz I´m gonna tell you why

I burn
Can´t hold me now
You got nothing that can stop me
I burn
Swing all you want
Like a fever I will take you down

Volume 1 Opening Theme

"This Will Be the Day"

'''They see you as small and helpless;
They see you as just a child.
Surprise when they find out that a warrior will soon run wild.

Prepare for your greatest moments;
Prepare for your finest hour.
The dream that you've always dreamed is suddenly about to flower.

We are lightning,
Straying from the thunder,
Miracles of ancient wonder.'''

This will be the day we've waited for.
This will be the day we open up the door.
I don't wanna hear your absolution;
Hope you're ready for a revolution.
Welcome to a world of new solutions.
Welcome to a world of bloody evolution.
In time, your heart will open minds,
A story will be told,
And victory is in a simple soul.

Bold: only in episode 1.

Other songs:

  • "Gold" (ending song for "The Shining Beacon, Pt.2"; also played during Yang's episode of Death Battle)
  • "I May Fall" (ending song for "The Shining Beacon"; later featured in Volume 3's "Heroes and Monsters")
  • "Red Like Roses Part II" ( ending song for "Players and Pieces")
  • "Wings" (ending song for "Black and White" )
Volume 2

The official soundtrack for RWBY: Volume 2 was released on December 2, 2014. The soundtrack reached number 6 on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums. Volume 2 Opening Theme

"Time to Say Goodbye""

There's a point where it tips
There's a point where it breaks
There's a point where it bends
And a point we just can't take

There's a line that we'll cross
And there's no return
There's a time and a place
No bridges left to burn

We can't just wait with lives at stake
Until they think we're ready
Our enemies are gathering
The storm is growing deadly

Now it's time to say goodbye
To the things we loved
And the innocence of youth
How the time seemed to fly
From our carefree lives
And the solitude and peace we always knew

Other songs:

  • "Die" (featured in "Painting the Town...")
  • "Shine" (featured in "Dance Dance Infiltration")
  • "Dream Come True" (ending song for "Burning the Candle")
  • "All Our Days" (ending song for "A Minor Hiccup")
  • "Caffeine" (featured in "Breach")
  • "Sacrifice" (ending song for "Breach")
  • "Boop"
Volume 3

The official soundtrack for RWBY: Volume 3 was released on May 3, 2016. The album reached number 5 on the Billboard's Hard Rock Albums chart, and number 12 on the Top Rock Albums chart. Volume 3 Opening Theme

"When It Falls"

''Maybe red's like roses?
Maybe it's the pool of blood
The innocents will lay in
When in the end you've failed to save them?
Their dying eyes
Are wide and white like snow
And now they know
The cost of trusting you's obliteration

Mirrors will shatter
Crushed by the weight of the world
The pillars collapse in shame

There'll be no rest
There'll be no love
There'll be no hero in the end
Who will rise above
And when it ends
The good will crawl
The shining light will sink in darkness
Victory for hate incarnate
Misery and pain for all
When it falls

Other songs:

  • "It's My Turn" (featured in "Round 1")
  • "Not Fall In Love With You" (featured in "New Challengers...")
  • "Neon" (featured in "Never Miss a Beat")
  • "I'm the One" (featured in "Lessons Learned")
  • "Mirror Mirror Pt. II" (featured in "Lessons Learned")
  • "Divide" (ending song for "End of the Beginning")
  • "Cold" (ending song for "End of the Beginning")
  • "Boop"
Season 4

The official soundtrack for RWBY: Volume 4 was released on June 16, 2017. The album reached number 79 on the Billboard 200. It also reached number 6 on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums, and number 18 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums.

Season 4 Opening Theme

"Let's Just Live"

''It used to feel like a fairy tale
Now it seems we were just pretending
We'd fix our world
Then on our way to a happy ending

Then it turned out life
Was far less like a bedtime story
Than a tragedy
With no big reveal of the hero's glory

And it seems we weren't prepared
For a game that wasn't fair

Do we just go home?
Can we follow through?
When all hope is gone,
There is one thing we can do

Let's just live!
Day by day and not be conquered by our sorrows
The past can't hold us down
We must break free
Inside we're torn apart
But time will mend our hearts
Move onward not there yet
So let's just live!

Other songs:

  • "Like Morning Follows Night" (featured in "Of Runaways and Stowaways")
  • "Bad Luck Charm" (featured in "Punished")
  • "This Life is Mine (Mirror Mirror Pt. 3)" (featured in "Tipping Point"; later featured in Volume 5's "Dread in the Air")
  • "Home" (featured in "No Safe Haven")
  • "Armed and Ready" (ending song for "No Safe Haven")
  • "Lusus Nuturae" (credits song in RWBY: Grimm Eclipse)
  • "Bmblb"
Volume 5

The official soundtrack for RWBY: Volume 5 was released on June 8, 2018. It peaked at 113th on the Billboard 200, and also peaked in the Top 20 of the Top Rock (#18) and Hard Rock (#6) charts as well, along with charting at #7 at the Independent Albums chart. Season 5 Opening Theme

"The Triumph"

Back to the fairy tale
Back to the show
Backed to the wall
And there’s nowhere to go
Hopeless and desperate
All paths adverse
Things looking bleak
And they’re bound to get worse.

Helpless and doomed
And there’s no way to win
Goals unachievable
Faith running thin
Lost and forlorn
impossible odds
That’s when you’ll learn
You’ve been messing with gods

Send in your Grimm
Tear off my limb
Strike me with bolts of lightning
I won’t die
The battle seems unwinnable
But all we need’s a miracle
We’re goin’ up
We’ll never be denied

Can’t wish away the dismal days
Can’t bring back what is gone
Won’t waste more tears on yesteryears
Instead we’ll carry on

We’ll win we're sure we will endure
And though our goal is far
We’ll be the ones to touch the sun
The triumph will be ours!

Other songs:

  • "Ignite" (featured in the Yang Character Short)
  • "Path to Isolation" (featured in the Weiss Character Short)
  • "Smile" (featured in the Blake Character Short)
  • "All Things Must Die" (featured in "Vault of the Spring Maiden")
  • "This Time (From Shadows Part II)" (ending song for "Haven's Fate")
  • "All That Matters" (ending song for "Haven's Fate")

Season 6 Opening Theme


Stay close
Move fast
The darkness cannot last
No hope
No path
But we've got a dream to catch

And we cannot wait
Trust the way we're made
The sparrow's born to fly
The mountains tower
The river knows to reach the sea
Rain will help the flowers be
We're the same, you and me

The lightning doesn't take advice from anyone
The willow doesn't need to learn to stand
As sun seeks day
We'll find our way
And we'll catch the dream together
Someday soon
We're rising like the moon