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"Eternity ~Memory of Lightwaves~" from Final Fantasy X-2
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"KUON: Memories of Waves and Light" (久遠 ~光と波の記憶~, Kuon ~Hikari to Nami no Kioku~?, lit. Eternity ~Memory of Light and Waves~), alternatively known as "Eternity ~Memory of Lightwaves~", is the main theme of Final Fantasy X-2. It was composed by Noriko Matsueda and Takahito Eguchi.

Game appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

"Kuon - Memories of Waves and Light" plays during the cinematic introduction before the title screen at a relatively slow pace, played on a piano. When played in the Luca sphere theater in the English version, the track is called "KUON: Memories of Waves and Light". It is the first track on the first disc of the game's original soundtrack.

"Kuon - The Troupe Performs"
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An alternate version of the theme called "Kuon - The Troupe Performs" (久遠 ~楽団員さんの演奏~, Kuon ~Gakudan in Sanno Ensou~?, lit. Eternity ~Band Member Performance~), is played by the Musicians in Guadosalam in Chapter 5, only if the player cleared the missions in Macalania Woods. It is called "KUON: The Troupe Performs" in the North American sphere theater and is the 18th track on the second disc of the game's original soundtrack.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"KUON: Memories of Waves and Light" appear as a downloadable track in the game's iOS port as a Field Music Sequence.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

"KUON: Memories of Waves and Light" is, like in the iOS port, a downloadable Field Music Sequence track.

Arrangement album appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy X-2: Vocal Collection - Yuna[edit | edit source]

A vocalized arrangement, called "Morning Glow", was released on the album. Mayuko Aoki is the vocalist, and also provided the vocals for "Kimi e", the vocal arrangement for "Yuna's Ballad" in Final Fantasy X-2.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Japanese[edit | edit source]

今も憶えているの
あなた旅立つ日に見た夢を
涙つたうあなたの頬
手を伸ばすと 闇の中消えた
ふと目を覚ます
まどろみ射し込む 現実
赤く染まる 人の中 あなた見つけた
今はわかってれるから
二人交わした約束の意味を
光る 儚い 流れ星
遠い空で見上げて微笑む
瞳が揺れる度に 思い出すの
あなたの目 見つめても 遥か彼方 見て
今はわかってれるから
二人交わした約束の意味を
光る 儚い 流れ星
遠い空で見上げて微笑む
今はわかってれるから
あの日交わした約束の意味を
光る 儚い 流れ星
遠い空で見上げて微笑む

Rōmaji[edit | edit source]

Ima mo oboete iru no
Anata tabidatsu hi ni mita yume wo
Namida tsutau anata no hoho
Te wo nobasu to yami no naka kieta
Futo me wo samasu
Madoromi sashikomu genjitsu
Akaku somaru hito no naka anata mitsuketa
Ima wa wakatte'ru kara
Futari kawashita yakusoku no imi wo
Hikaru hakanai nagareboshi
Tōi sora de miagete hohoemu
Hitomi ga yureru tabi ni omoidasu no
Anata no me mitsumete mo haruka kanata mite
Ima wa wakatte'ru kara
Futari kawashita yakusoku no imi wo
Hikaru hakanai nagareboshi
Tōi sora de miagete hohoemu
Ima wa wakatte'ru kara
Ano hi kawashita yakusoku no imi wo
Hikaru hakanai nagareboshi
Tōi sora de miagete hohoemu

English translation[edit | edit source]

Even now I remember
The dream I had on the day you left
When I reached for your tear-streaked cheek
It vanished into the darkness
I suddenly awaken
As reality inserts on my reverie
I found you within a crimson-stained man
Because I now understand
The meaning of the promise we exchanged
I look up at the fleeting shooting star
Shining in the distant sky and smile
Whenever my eyes waver, I remember that
Though I gazed into your eyes, I was looking from afar
Because I now understand
The meaning of the promise we exchanged
I look up at the fleeting shooting star
Shining in the distant sky and smile
Because I now understand
The meaning of the promise we exchanged that day
I look up at the fleeting shooting star
Shining in the distant sky and smile

Eternity ~Memory of Lightwaves~ Music From Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Eternity ~Memory of Lightwaves~ Music From Final Fantasy X-2 is a promotional single of songs from Final Fantasy X-2, and while the songs share the same names as the game's soundtrack songs, they are arranged differently. This version called "Eternity ~Memories of Waves and Light~" uses live instruments of piano, guitar and bass going along with the standard background music, whereas the game version uses synthesizers. It is the first track on the disc.

Final Fantasy X-2 Piano Collection[edit | edit source]

"Eternity ~Memories of Lightwaves~" is included in the Piano Collection album. This version is arranged by Hiroko Kokubu and, unlike the other Final Fantasy Piano Collection albums, is also performed by her, instead of using a separate performer. It is the twelfth track on the disc.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

"The Truth Is"[edit | edit source]

In early 2000s, Kristine Sa recorded a vocal arrangement of "Kuon - Memories of Waves and Light" under the name of "The Truth Is...", but was not officially released.

EXIT TRANCE PRESENTS FamiTrance EX[edit | edit source]

A rearranged version of "Kuon ~Hikari to Nami no Kioku~" appears as the 20th track in the album.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

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