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"The Promised Land"
Music

Sadness was the price to see it end. It's been two years since they told me that.

Marlene, in the prologue of Advent Children

"The Promised Land" (約束の地~The Promised Land~, Yakusoku no Chi ~The Promised Land~?), composed by Nobuo Uematsu, is the opening theme of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

Game appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children[edit | edit source]

"The Promised Land" is arranged and conducted by Kenichiro Fukui. It is notably played while Marlene Wallace is narrating the events of Final Fantasy VII. It is played again near the end of the film when Aerith calls down healing rain from the Lifestream. It is the second track on disc one of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Original Soundtrack.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Latin[edit | edit source]
Cur in gremio haeremus?
Cur poenam cordi parvo damus?
Stella nobis non concessit
Non concessit
Stella nobis non concessit
Non concessit
Venarum pulsus in terram fluens
Parvus, parvus pulsus
Cor mortem ducens
Vita mollis in stellam redeunt
Animam sacrificare necesse est?
Cur in gremio haeremus?
Cur veniam petimus?
In terra fatali?
English translation[edit | edit source]
Why do we cling together?
Why do we give punishment to lesser hearts?
The Planet did not forgive us
Did not forgive us
The Planet did not forgive us
Did not forgive us
The pulse of veins flows through the earth
A faint, faint pulse
Of a heart drawn to death
A gentle life returns to the planet
Is it necessary to sacrifice souls?
Why do we cling together?
Why do we beg for forgiveness?
In the Promised Land?
Japanese[edit | edit source]
何故、私達は寄り添うのでしょう
何故、小さな心に罪を与えるのでしょう
星は私達を許さなかった
小さな鼓動
死に至る心
大地に流れる脈
溶ける命は星へと帰る
犠牲となる魂は必要なのでしょうか
何故、私達は寄り添うのでしょう
何故、私達は許しを請うのでしょう
この約束の地で
  • The above English lyrics are freely translated.

Final Fantasy VII Remake[edit | edit source]

"The Promised Land - Cycle of Souls" from Final Fantasy VII Remake
Music

"The Promised Land - Cycle of Souls" is an instrumental arrangement by Shotaro Shima. It can be heard during certain sequences in Final Fantasy VII Remake.[1] It is the eleventh track on disc one of Final Fantasy VII Remake Original Soundtrack.

References[edit | edit source]

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