Tori no Uta (Short Version)
Song of the Bird

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Album / Collection: 02 verge
Track # 10

Description: Air Opening Theme Short Version

Written by Jun Maeda
Composed by Shinji Orito
Arranged by Kazuya Takase
Performed by Lia

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Original / Romaji LyricsEnglish Translation
Lyrics from
kieru hikoukigumo bokutachi wa miokutta
mabushikute nigeta itsudatte yowakute
ano hi kara kawarazu
itsumademo kawarazu ni irarenakatta koto
kuyashikute yubi wo hanasu

Lyrics from
We watched the fading vapor trails
They were so dazzling, I ran away- I was always weak
I let go, frustrated by the fact
That I couldn't stay unchanged since that day
Couldn't stay unchanged forever

Lyrics from
ano tori wa mada umaku tobenai kedo
itsuka wa kaze wo kitte shiru
todokanai basho ga mada tooku ni aru
negai dake himete mitsumeteru

Lyrics from
That bird still can't fly well
But someday she will know the feeling of cutting through the wind
The place she can't reach is still there in the distance
She gazes at it, keeping her wish to herself

Lyrics from
kodomotachi wa natsu no senro aruku
fuku kaze ni suashi wo sarashite
tooku ni wa osanakatta hibi wo
ryoute ni wa tobidatsu kibou wo

Lyrics from
Children walk along the summer railway tracks
Exposing their bare feet to the blowing wind
We place in the distance the days of our childhood
We place in our hands hope that springs forth

Lyrics from
kieru hikoukigumo oikakete oikakete
kono oka wo koeta ano hi kara kawarazu itsumademo
massugu ni bokutachi wa aru youni
watatsumi no youna tsuyosa wo mamoreru yo kitto

Lyrics from
Chasing, chasing the fading vapor trails
It hasn't changed since the day we crossed that hill, and never will
So that we will always have it,
We'll guard the strength of a sea god, surely

[Admin Note: In I've circles, due to old transliteration mixups this song is known as 'Tori no Shi' especially when referring it as the I've-owned short-version song (the kanji has different ways of pronunciation, it could take both kun and on while on its own).
The Key Soundslabel-owned short version that was used for the Air anime had to be made different from this version because of the ownership issues.]

Transliterated by Youko <[email protected]>

Translated by EJTranslations

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