Melodies of Life
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Melodies of Life is the main theme of Final Fantasy IX. Garnet hums it at various points during the game, and the full, lyrical version plays during the ending.

There is a separate Japanese and English version of Melodies of Life. Both are composed by Nobuo Uematsu, and sung by Emiko Shiratori.

Lyrics

Japanese

宛てもなく彷徨っていた
手がかりもなく探しつづけた
あなたがくれた想い出を
心を癒す詩にして

約束もすることもなく
交わす言葉も決めたりもせず
抱きしめそして確かめた
日々は二度と帰らぬ

記憶の中の手を振るあなたは
わたしの名を呼ぶことが出来るの

あふれるその涙を
輝く勇気にかえて
いのちはつづく
夜を越え
疑うことのない明日へとつづく

飛ぶ鳥の向こうの空へ
いくつの記憶預けただろう
儚い希望も夢も
届かぬ場所に忘れて

めぐり逢うのは偶然と言えるの
別れる時が必ず来るのに

消えゆく運命でも
君が生きている限り
いのちはつづく
永遠に
その力の限りどこまでも

わたしが死のうとも
君が生きている限り
いのちはつづく
永遠に
その力の限りどこまでもつづく

Ate mo naku samayotte ita
Tegakari mo naku sagashi tsuzuketa
Anata ga kureta omoide wo
Kokoro wo iyasu uta ni shite

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

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

Afureru sono namida wo
Kagayaku yuuki ni kaete
Inochi wa tsuzuku
Yoru wo koe
Utagau koto no nai ashita 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 demo
Kimi ga ikite iru kagiri
Inochi wa tsuzuku
Eien ni
Sono chikara no kagiri doko made mo

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

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 goodbye.
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 by,
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 I should 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 our hearts…
As long as we remember!


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