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"Dawntrail" is the main theme of Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail. It was revealed on 6 January in 2024's Japan Fan Festival, as part of the full trailer of Dawntrail.[1]

Two versions of the song were released as part of the Dawntrail 7-inch Vinyl Single prior to the expansion's release: "Open Sky - The Theme from Dawntrail", performed wholly by The Primals, and "Dawntrail", the arrangement of the theme used in the trailer, incorporating vocals by Amanda Achen.

Lyrics[]

The official lyrics of "Dawntrail" were included in the Dawntrail 7-inch Vinyl Single released on 5 June 2024.

The lyrics make references to all the previous expansions:

  • "From the ashes we're reborn" - A Realm Reborn
  • "Unto the heavens we ride" - Heavensward
  • "Fighting through the storm" - Stormblood
  • "Leaving our shadows far behind" -Shadowbringers
  • "Having walked right to the end" -Endwalker

English[]

Time, no more once upon a time
Take flight. Find your wings and spread them wide
It's time for the journey of our lives
From the ashes we're reborn
Unto the heavens we ride
Fighting through the storm
Leaving our shadows far behind
Having walked right to the end
With one more trial we are faced
Turn back, transcend
Only we decide our fates
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
Where do we go?
No more runnin'
Tight! Seize the day and hold on tight
The sun is risin'
Life, take it slow and take a bite
One day at a time
(Unwind your heart and find your worries'll disappear)
(Here ev'ry trail is paved with hope)
(Tonight the stars align, our fortunes, are crystal clear)
Tonight the stars are crystal clear, they are.
(Now turn the page to tales untold)
All tomorrow's twists and turns—tales to see unfold with each step we take
Just imagine what's around the bend (maybe)
(Magic or mischief? Gods forfend!)
Endless marvels, myst'ries, newfound friends
(Wilder than wildest dreams portend)
Tender hearts or sorrow's skies to mend (oh oh)
(Fill them with golden tones instead)
Steady forward, there's so much to see (for you and me)
(Together you and me)
Discover anew, the rainbow in you
And color the night in laughter and li-ight
The path that we take is ours to create
Oh, running in stride, we can find our way
Yeah we can. Let's go!
On this trail but we can't see the end
(Until we close our eyes so)
Tight! Seize the day and hold on tight
The sun is risin'
Life, take it slow and take a bite
One day at a time
Our time to shine
Join in the salt wind's choir as we wander with the tide
Come enjoy the ride
Hold your head up high
High, on the dawn we set our sights
A new horizon
Fly, ever forward, starry-eyed
To an open sky

Japanese[]

――さて、昔々のお話は終わった
――翼はその背にある、悠々と広げて飛び立つがいい
――今、未知なる冒険に乗り出せ
灰より新生し
蒼天へと至る
血の嵐を潜り抜け
影はもう遥か後ろ
終わりまで歩いてきた者たちが
新たな決断を問われている
引き返すか、超えていくか
運命を決めるのは自分たち自身だ
ほらどうする?
いくか?
やめるか?
どうなんだ?
躊躇うものかよ
さあ、今日という日を力いっぱい掴め
太陽は昇るんだ
人生を焦らず噛みしめていけ
この一日一日を
(大らかな心でいれば、心配だって消えていくさ)
(トラルのすべての路は敷かれたんだ、希望とともに)
(星が揃った今夜、我らの運命も鮮明に見通せよう)
今夜の星はとびきり綺麗だ
(ほら、まだ語られていない人生の頁をめくって)
明日の路は曲がりくねってるが、一歩進むごとに人生が見えてくる
曲がった先には何があるんだ?もしかして……
(危ない魔法やイタズラじゃないかな、大変なことになるよ!)
尽きない驚きや謎、それに新しい友達かもしれないだろ
(夢にさえ見たことないような、すごいものが来る予感)
痛む心や、泣き出しそうな空を満たしたい
(悲しみの代わりに黄金の音色でいっぱいにしょう)
さあ進もう、アタシらには見るべきものが沢山だ!
(一緒なら、そう私とキミとなら)
その心に掛かる虹を、新しく見つけよう
闇夜を笑顔と光で彩るんだ
選んだ路は自分たちで切り開いていく
一緒にどんどん走っていけば、お互い迷子にはならないさ
ああ、きっとできる、行こう!
進む路の終わりは見えない
(だからいっそ目をつぶって……)
さあ、今日という日を力いっぱい掴め
太陽は昇るんだ
人生を焦らず噛みしめていけ
この一日一日を
命が輝き満ちている
潮風の唄に声を重ね、海の流れに乗っていく
楽しんでやろうじゃないか
誇らしげに顔を上げて
昇った朝日を仰ぎ見て
新たな地平線を目指す
飛べ、もっと前へ、目を輝かせ
無窮の空へ

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail[]

FINAL FANTASY XIV: DAWNTRAIL Full Trailer

The main theme was revealed with the full trailer of Dawntrail. The trailer follows the Warrior of Light as they sail towards Tural, picturing them and various members of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn in Tuliyollal.

Previews show the main theme arranged into a motif played in various tracks in the game.

Music video[]

DAWNTRAIL_7-inch_Vinyl_Single_Music_Video_(FINAL_FANTASY_XIV)

DAWNTRAIL 7-inch Vinyl Single Music Video (FINAL FANTASY XIV)

A music video for "Open Sky - The Theme from Dawntrail" was released as part of the promotion for the Dawntrail 7-inch Vinyl Single. The music video follows a young girl with a Cait Sith plush doll and other Final Fantasy themed memorabilia sleeping the morning summer begins. Throughout the video, The Primals alternatively perform "Open Sky" in the beach and in the girl's bedroom, as she struggles to wake, and dreams of fantastical happenings in her bedroom. Waking up, the girl finds a new skateboard gifted to her by her father and rides off towards the beach after purchasing a taco.

Release[]

Dawntrail 7-inch Vinyl Single[]

"Dawntrail" and "Open Sky - The Theme from Dawntrail" are tracks in the album.

Behind the scenes[]

The main theme was composed by Masayoshi Soken and arranged by both Soken and The Primals, performed by The Primals, with lyrics written by Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and head of localization Kathryn Cwynar, with lyric concepts and translations by Natsuko Ishikawa, and vocals by Amanda Achen.[2]

A fragment of the theme was first revealed with the release of the initial teaser trailer for the expansion.[3]

Citations[]

  1. FINAL FANTASY XIV [@ffxiv] (2024, January 6). "FINAL FANTASY XIV: DAWNTRAIL Full Trailer" [Video]. YouTube.
  2. (n.d.) . DAWNTRAIL 7-inch Vinyl Single. Archived from the original on 07 April 2024.
  3. FINAL FANTASY XIV [@ffxiv] (2023, July 28). "FINAL FANTASY XIV: DAWNTRAIL Teaser Trailer" [Video]. YouTube.
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