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"Flow" is the one of the main themes of Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, composed and arranged by Masayoshi Soken. The lyrics were written by Kathryn Cwynar and the vocals provided by Amanda Achen.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker[]

Various versions of "Flow" play during many cutscenes of the Endwalker main scenario. Rearrangements serve as the themes of both Old Sharlayan and Radz-at-Han. An arrangement by Soken known as "Flow Together", with GUNN playing the guitar, plays during the instance against Venat in the Main Scenario, as well as the final song during the credits sequence of Endwalker, while the original song plays after both The Mothercrystal The Mothercrystal and The Final Day The Final Day.

It is the 52nd track of the Endwalker: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack.

A piano arrangement by Daiki Ishikawa titled "Each Drop" plays in certain cutscenes. It is the 22nd track on the soundtrack.

The lyrics of the song describe Hydaelyn welcoming a soul returning to the Lifestream after death.

Lyrics[]

The official lyrics were released in the Endwalker: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack along with the Japanese translation by Natsuko Ishikawa.

English
Well come and well met, my brave little spark
How long you've wandered, burned bright as a star
Oh, I have long awaited you patiently all this time
Past every fate
Now sing with me once more, share of your life
Far greater than memory, its loss and love words cannot hold
Boundless the tale overflows
And carries your light out to sea
Remember the rain, near and far beloved
Each drop a blessing from heavens above
And how as time flowed on those waters became one
Streams, rivers and lakes
Reaching for the horizon and far beyond
They carry onward however changed with each brief reflection, by setting sun
By storm's wake
Til welcomed home to gentle sea
Sinking deeper and deeper in calm embrace
Loving tides sweep in and bear you down
Should you meet a soul rising surface-ways
With your unbeating heart, wish them well
Deep, dark, far away, I have heard your voice, weighed your every choice
Now our hands join round the meaning you sought
I'll catch your tears, quench your fears with joy til you near the shore
Where in time, all shall as hope be reborn, ah
Hush, love, close your eyes, and in sleep abide
As sun's distant light, echoes down to dreams below
Know you will wake, on winds rise again
For this journey's end is but one step forward to tomorrow
Japanese translation
やっと会えた、勇敢で小さな命
星のように燃えて輝き、長い旅を終えてきたのね
私はこの瞬間までじっと、あなたを待っていた
すべての道のりの果てで
さあ、もう一度ともに謳って、あなたの歩みを聞かせて
思い出しきれないほどの、言葉にできない寂しさや愛を
無数の物語が満ちあふれて
やがて海を輝かせるまで
忘れないで、その雨はあちこちに歓びをもたらした
一滴一滴が天の恵んだ命
時を経て、ひとつの流れに注ぎ
河となり湖となった
地平線と、さらなる彼方を目指し続けるの
刹那に過ぎゆく風景を映し、陽の色に染まりながら
嵐に見舞われても、淀むことなく
優しい海に迎えられるまで
穏やかさに包まれて、深く深く沈んでいく
慈しむような潮流が、あなたを底へと運んでいく
水面に昇る魂とすれ違い
鼓動の止まった心いっぱいに、その幸せを願う
深く冥き水底で、私はあなたの声を聞く、その選択を受け止める
今、繋いだ手に探していた答えがあるわ
その涙を拭い、震えているなら歓びを謳いましょう
すべてが希望へと新生する岸辺に、いつの日か辿りつくまで
さあ愛しい子、その目を閉じて、静かな眠りのうちで待って
遠い水面から差す光は、夢の底まで届き渡るわ
目覚めのときには、もう一度、風があなたを舞い上げるでしょう
この旅の終わりは、明日への一歩なのだから――

Arrangement album appearances[]

The Primals: Beyond the Shadow[]

An arrangement of "Flow Together" by GUNN appears in the Primals' fourth album.

Behind the scenes[]

I couldnt stop crying when I read the lyrics of FLOW.
When I sing, the lyrics get into my mind and I can't sing well because I cry. So please give me some time to overcome this.[1]

Amanda, quoted by Soken

After the recording and the mixing of the song had already been completed, Amanda appealed to Soken to sing the song again "after letting the melody and lyrics blend more deeply into her mind." Soken was amazed by the song she sang again and couldn't stop shaking when mixing it.[2][3]

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