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05:00 am: Ico - "You Were There"
This most recent Friday I had the pleasure of completing ICO for the first time. It was thoroughly rewarding, moving & beautiful. I've had one of the songs from the soundtrack in my head since then but unlike others, I've enjoyed every minute of it. I don't normally post song lyrics in my journal because I don't read them when posted in others. What moves us in music is so personal that it's difficult to share what affects us, & when read out of context the words become meaningless. I suspect the_tick27 is the only other person who will understand what this song does for me, so for here it's mainly convenience so I can enjoy it without going far. Tread further if you will, I'm already there.


Play the video to hear one of the most beautiful songs I know.


Lyrics by KOTOKO
Composition, Arrangement by Kazuya Takase
Performed by KOTOKO


The island bathes in the sun's bright rays
Distant hills wear a shroud of grey
A lonely breeze whispers in the trees
Sole witness to history

Fleeting memories rise
From the shadows of my mind
Sing "nonomori" - endless corridors
Say "nonomori" - hopeless warriors
You were there
You were there

Am I forever dreaming
How to define the way I'm feeling

You were there
Countless visions they haunt me in my sleep
You were there
Though forgotten all promises we keep

Slaves to our destiny
I recall a melody
Sing "nonomori" - seasons lit with gold
Say "nonomori" - legends yet untold
You were there
You were there

Happiness follows sorrow
Only believing in tomorrow

You were there
Countless visions they haunt me in my sleep
You were there
Though forgotten all promises we keep

The island bathes in the sun's bright rays
Distant hills wear a shroud of grey
A lonely breeze whispers in the trees
Sole key to this mystery


- E V I L O U T -

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