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"Sulyya Springs" (スーリヤ湖, Sūriya Mizūmi?, lit. Sulyya Lake) is a background theme from Final Fantasy XIII. It is a calm track which features vocals. It was composed and arranged by Masashi Hamauzu. The lyrics were written by Frances Maya and the vocalist is Mina Sakai.


The official lyrics were released on Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack.

The official lyrics do not include the italicized lyrics, which are from a previous stanza.

Won't be afraid
Leading the way
Reaching for the glowing star
Wish me luck till the day I die
Reaching for the glowing star
Wish me luck till the day I die
Reaching for the glowing star
Wish me luck till the day I die

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy XIII[]

"Sulyya Springs" plays at its eponymous location and at the entrance of the Faultwarrens. It is the 7th track of the fourth disc of the game's original soundtrack.

The composer Masashi Hamauzu has said that observing the results of "Sulyya Springs" turned out to be among the most rewarding experiences of composing for Final Fantasy XIII.[1] Hamauzu describes Mina a skilled mukkur player, an Ainu instrument he felt would be a perfect fit for Final Fantasy XIII.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[]

"Sulyya Springs" returns in the sequel as the background theme for the entirety of the Academy HQ at Academia 4XX AF as well as the background theme of Oerba 300 AF.

Arrangement album appearances[]

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy XIII[]

A motif of "Sulyya Springs" is used as part of "Reminiscence - Sulyya Springs Motif" (回想 ~「スーリヤ湖」のモチーフによる~, Kaisō ~ "Sūriya Mizūmi" no mochīfu ni yoru?), played by Aki Kuroda. It is the ninth track arranged on this piano album.

Compilation album appearances[]

W/F: Music from Final Fantasy XIII -Gentle Reveries-[]

"Sulyya Springs" is one of the tracks in this gramophone record album. It is the second track of Side B.