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Lia – nostalgia

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Lia, c/w AIR image song, Natsukage / nostalgia

Here is the companion song to Natsukage’s vocal version. (Not sure if I should say it’s directly from Air, so into Coupled Songs it goes.) nostalgia also has that wonderful, tear inducing atmosphere that we know so well from Air. Enjoy.

nostalgia
Vocals: Lia
Words / Music: Key (Maeda Jun)
Arrangement: Okabe Ryo
Recording / Mix: Togoshi Magome

Even alone, I can walk forward.
Even alone, I search for the breaking dream.
I, to protect, wait for the hope that I once touched
With these fingers that seem about to break.

I, for yesterday, and you, for tomorrow, keep walking with our eyes on our goals.
On the day we can meet again, I want you to take the my helpless self with you.

Togetherness wasn’t granted to us.
Together, the too numerous dreams overflowed.
You felt this. Someday, you will visit
The day of parting, and a new morning.

I hurry, climb the hill, chase that back;
My voice no longer reaches; my strength has left my helpless self behind and disappeared.

I, as though praying,
Will wait for the two who once saw a dream, and for an ordinary morning.

I, for yesterday, and you, for tomorrow, keep walking with our eyes on our goals.
On the day we can meet again, I want you to take my helpless self with you.

nostalgia
Vocals: Lia
Words and Music by   Key(Jun Maeda)
Arranged by   Ryo Okabe
Recorded and Mixed by   Magome Togoshi

Hitori de mo aruite yukeru
Hitori de mo kowareteru yume wo mitsukete
Boku wa mamoru you ni  itsuka fureteita
Kibou wo matsu  oresou na yubi de

Boku wa kinou wo  kimi wa ashita wo   mezashite aruku
Mata deaeta hi ni wa  tayorinai boku wo tsurete aruite hoshii

Futari de wa kanawanakatta
Futari de wa oosugita yume ga koboreta
Kimi wa kidzuiteta   itsuka otozureru
Wakare no hi wo   atarashii asa wo

Boku wa isoide   oka wo nobotta   sono se wo otte
Mou todokanai koe   tayorinai boku wo nokoshite kieta tsuyosa

Boku wa inoru you ni   itsuka yume wo mita
Futari wo matsu   arifureta asa wo

Boku wa kinou wo   kimi wa ashita wo   mezashite aruku
Mata deaeta hi ni wa  tayorinai boku wo tsurete aruite hoshii

nostalgia

ひとりでも歩いてゆける
ひとりでも壊れてる夢を見つけて
僕は守るように いつか触れていた
希望を待つ 折れそうな指で

僕は昨日を 君は明日を 目指して歩く
また出会えた日には 頼りない僕を連れて歩いて欲しい

ふたりでは叶わなかった
ふたりでは多すぎた夢が零れた
君は気づいてた いつか訪れる
別れの日を 新しい朝を

僕は急いで 丘をのぼった その背を追って
もう届かない声 頼りない僕を残した消えた強さ

僕は祈るように いつか夢を見た
ふたりを待つ  ありふれた朝を

僕は昨日を 君は明日を 目指して歩く
また出会えた日には 頼りない僕を連れて歩いて欲しい

3 thoughts on “Lia – nostalgia

  1. I’ve heard you play some songs on youtube. Your Toki wo Kizamu uta is a great feat you did! Thank you very much, but I do wonder, will you be doing a Nostalgia piano? Or did you have the sheets to it? You’d be amazing playing it! =D

  2. @Reme:
    Glad you liked it.

    Hm, I might try Nostalgia. I haven’t been able to find the sheets, but I do have the MIDI file from the Key Sounds website; maybe I can make something from that.

  3. This song has always delighted me!And now I realize that what I feel everytime I listen to it, it’s not that far from its real meaning in japanese. I really love Lia, she’s a great singer. If only more people could know more about her music, her songs are much better (amazing, I would say), than many others going around popular radio stations and tv channels.

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