Smeared Canvas

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Smeared Canvas
Artist Deep Cut
Vocals Anna Sato
Laura Yokozawa
Shiver (in-game)
Frye (in-game)
Game Splatoon 3
Heard in
Splatoon 3
Rocket 04 The Spirit Lifter: Steerage
Rocket 05 The Spirit Lifter: First Class
Album Splatune 3
Track list no. 11 (Splatune 3 Disc 3)
Genre Pop
BPM 170
Key signature F# Minor
Length 1:43
Audio file First Class version:

Smeared Canvas is a song performed by Deep Cut.


Smeared Canvas is an energetic pop song. The song starts with an instrumental intro, then a verse sung by both Shiver and Frye. This first verse samples the melody of Treasure Obtained. The second verse is two solo parts, first by Frye, followed by Shiver. The first verse is then repeated. Afterwards, a bridge is played featuring Frye's vocals before looping back to the intro.

This song is played during two missions in Alterna Space Center of the Return of the Mammalians single player campaign in Splatoon 3, first during The Spirit Lifter: Steerage, then immediately followed by The Spirit Lifter: First Class. Although the song is played continuously throughout these two missions, different percussion instruments are used between them, with the transition to the different instrumental happening after the player lands onto the latter mission.

Like in many other missions, when the player has been spotted by enemies, an additional percussion track is layered on top of the music.

In Splatune 3, the track contains two loops of the version played in The Spirit Lifter: Steerage, then switches to the version played in The Spirit Lifter: First Class. The music starts fading out near the end of the second loop, but stops to maintain the volume when switching to the First Class version, then resumes fading out about 30 seconds later.

Samples and interpolations

Treasure Obtained

Main article: Treasure Obtained

The vocals use mostly the same melody as the Treasure Obtained jingle.


The booklet included with Splatune 3 gives the official lyrics for Smeared Canvas.[1] The lyrics are nonsensical; the Japanese hiragana and katakana simply give the pronunciation.

Smeared Canvas Lyrics (Kana version)

ディ ヘティカ ニュタリンデ
ディ メンディア ファトゥファレ
ラタ ウェンダ ウィニャルディハ
ダンザ マカンリ

ディ ヘティカ ニュタリンデ
ディ メンディア ファトゥファレ
マカ ジャンタ ナンニュラリエ
ウテン チャパタニ

ラ カン ニュディラ タイワァベンニ
ミュハイレイ ノイツェンナ

はい な るぴら まかんぴ
ちら まいらんてぃ


Smeared Canvas Lyrics (Romanized version)

Di hetika nyutarinde
Di mendia fatufare
Rata wenda winyarudiha
Danza makanri

Di hetika nyutarinde
Di mendia fatufare
Maka janta nannyurarie
Uten chapatani

Ra kan nyudira taiwaabenni
Myuhairei noitsenna

Hai na rupira makanpi
Chira mairanti


Other versions

Smeared Canvas (Live)

During the Splatoon 3 Live Concert featuring Deep Cut at Nintendo Live 2024 TOKYO, an extended version of Smeared Canvas is used. In this version the percussion line follows the version used in The Spirit Lifter: Steerage.


  • Before the release of Version 3.0.0, this song was listed as "?" on Deep Cut's page on the Splatoon Base website.[2]

Names in other languages

The name of the song is the same as English in all languages except for Japanese.

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 天命反転ローリンストン
tenmei hanten rōrinsuton
Reversed Fate Rolling Stone
 Internal BGM_Mission_Stage_Rocket_04