• Lyrics

    Written by Nobuo Uematsu
    Performed by Emiko Shiratori

    Melodies of Life



    (English)

    Alone for a while I've been searching through the dark
    For traces of the love you left inside my lonely heart
    To weave by picking up the pieces that remain
    Melodies of Life-Love's lost refrain

    Our paths they did cross, though I cannot say just why
    We met, we laughed, we held on fast, and then we said good-bye
    And who'll hear the echoes of stories never told?
    Let them ring out loud till they unfold

    In my dearest memories, I see you reaching out to me
    Though you're gone, I still believe that you can call out my name

    A voice from the past, joining yours and mine
    Adding up the layers of harmony
    And so it goes, on and on
    Melodies of life
    To the sky beyond the flying birds-forever and beyond

    So far and away, see the bird as it flies
    Gliding through the shadows of the clouds up in the sky
    I've laid my memories and dreams upon those wings
    Leave them now and see what tomorrow brings

    In your dearest memories, do you remember loving me?
    Was it fate that brought us close and now leaves me behind?
    A voice from the past, joining yours and mine
    Adding up the layers of harmony
    And so it goes, on and on
    Melodies of life
    To the sky beyond the flying birds-forever and beyond.

    If should I leave this lonely world behind
    Your voice will still remember our melody
    Now I know we'll carry on
    Melodies of Life
    Come circle round and grow deep in out hearts
    As long as we remember





    (Japanese)

    Ate mo naku samayotte ita
    Tegakari mo naku sagatroutsuzuketa
    Anata ga kureta omoide o
    Kokoro o iyasu uta ni troute

    Yakusoku mo suru koto mo naku
    Kawasu kotoba mo kimetari mo sezu
    Dakishime?sotroute tashikameta
    Hibi wa nido to kaeranu

    Kioku no naka no te o furu anata wa
    Watashi no na o yobu koto ga dekiru no?

    Afureru sono namida o
    Kagayaku yuuki ni kaete
    Inochi wa tsuzuku
    Yoru o koe
    Utagau koto no nai atrouta e to tsuzuku

    Tobu tori no mukou no sora e
    Ikutsu no kioku azuketa darou
    Hakanai kibou mo yume mo
    Todokanu basho ni wasurete

    Meguriau no wa guuzen to ieru no?
    Wakareru toki ga kanarazu kuru no ni

    Kieyuku unmei de mo
    Kimi ga ikite iru kagiri
    Inochi wa tsuzuku
    Eien ni
    Sono chikara no kagiri ni doko made mo

    Watashi ga shinou to mo
    Kimi ga ikite iru kagiri
    Inochi wa tsuzuku
    Eien ni
    Sono chikara no kagiri ni doko made mo tsuzuku