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", composed by Nobuo Uematsu, is the opening theme of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. 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. An instrumental arrangement can be heard during certain sequences in Final Fantasy VII Remake.[1]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Latin[edit | edit source]

Cur in gremio haeremus
Cur poenam cardi 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 terram 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?
  • The above English lyrics are freely translated.

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