Cecil of the Red Wings is many things, but he is not a coward. Not the Cecil who I love.

Rosa

The "Theme of Love" is a leitmotif from Final Fantasy IV for the relationship between Cecil Harvey and Rosa Joanna Farrell. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu and is one of the most popular themes of the series in Japan.

As of March 31, 2004, the theme was included in the official music textbook of the sixth school grade in Japan, as part of their curriculum.

Game appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

"Theme of Love" is one of the leitmotifs, and aside from appearing in romantic scenes between Cecil and Rosa, it was also included in the game's "Ending Theme".

These themes were rearranged for the soundtrack of the 3D remake. "Theme of Love" was arranged by Junya Nakano and included in his "FFIV DS Opening Movie".

"Tsukino Akari -Final Fantasy IV Ai no Theme-" is a vocal arrangement of "Theme of Love" performed by Megumi Ida, and is the vocal theme that plays during the ending credits.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

The "Theme of Love" plays in the beginning of the Lunarians' Tale as well as after Dark Kain is defeated.

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Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

An arrangement of "Theme of Love" titled as "Distant Hometown" appears.

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The original version of "Theme of Love" is available for purchase in the PP Catalog as battle background music.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[edit | edit source]

The original "Theme of Love" is a battle music, obtainable as a reward from winning "Battle of the Gods – Act 10" (November 2017).

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Theme of Love" appears as the Event Music Sequence representing Final Fantasy IV. The theme appears on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation Album.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

"Theme of Love" is a Field Music Sequence.

Chocobo's Dungeon 2[edit | edit source]

The "Theme of Love" is featured during scenes with Chocobo and Shiroma. It was arranged by Yasuhiro Kawakami.

Arrangement album appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon[edit | edit source]

This album features an arrangement in a traditional Irish style produced and performed by Máire Breatnach. It is the seventh track of the album.

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

This album contains two arrangements of "Theme of Love"; "Theme of Love" and "Theme of Love Practice Track" (Orchestrated). The piano arrangement is performed by Reiko Nomura and it is the second track.

Final Fantasy IV: Minimum Album[edit | edit source]

An arranged "Theme of Love" appears as the second track of the album.

Final Fantasy: Pray[edit | edit source]

The "Theme of Love" was rearranged into its first vocal arrangement, titled (光の中へ, Hikari no Naka e?, lit. Into the Light) sung by Risa Ohki in Japanese. It is the fifth track of the album.

Japanese Kana/Romaji[edit | edit source]

空の果てに 心を飛ばすのは
あなたのすぐそばに
誰もいないから
雨の音に 耳を澄ましながら
閉じ込めた言葉は
埋もれてしまう
虚空を見つめる 虚ろな瞳は
心を映しはしない
あなたを待ってる 私がいることに
早く 気付いて
いつかきっと 閉ざされた扉を
あなたが開くでしょう
戸惑いながら
思い出の箱に 鍵をかけた時
何かが砕けて散った
呼び掛ける声も 愛した歌さえも
今は届かない
いつかきっと 闇に沈む船を
あなたが導いて
光の中へ
Sora no hate ni
Kokoro o tobasu no wa
Anata no sugu soba ni
Dare mo inai kara
Ame no oto ni
Mimi o sumashi nagara
Tojikometa kotoba wa
Umorete shimau
Kokuu o mitsumeru
Utsuro na hitomi wa
Kokoro o utushi wa shinai
Anata o matteru
Watashi ga iru koto ni
Hayaku kizuite
Itsuka kitto
Tozasareta tobira o
Anata ga hiraku deshou
Tomadoi nagara
Omoide no hako ni
Kagi o kaketa toki
Nanika ga kudakete chitta
Yobikakeru koe mo
Aishita uta sae mo
Ima wa todokanai
Itsuka kitto
Yami ni shizumu fune o
Anata ga michibiite
Hikari no naka e

English translation[edit | edit source]

You let your heart fly
To the limits of the sky
Because you have no one
By your side.
As I strain my ears
In the sound of the rain,
Words, kept inside,
Are buried.
Staring at the empty skies,
These glassy eyes
Won't reflect my heart.
I'm waiting for you;
Please--
Notice me soon.
One day, surely,
You'll open the doors
That had been locked,
Though I'm at a loss.
When I locked
The box of memories,
Something broke and scattered.
The voices that call out,
Even the songs you loved--
They don't reach you now.
One day, surely,
You'll lead the boat
That's sinking into the darkness
Into the light.

Tsukino Akari -Final Fantasy IV Ai no Theme-[edit | edit source]

"Tsukino Akari -Final Fantasy IV Ai no Theme-" (月の明り -ファイナルファンタジーIV 愛のテーマ-, Tsukino Akari -Fainaru Fantajī IV Ai no Tēma-?, lit. Moonlight -Final Fantasy IV Theme of Love-) is a vocalized variant of "Theme of Love" recorded for the Nintendo DS release of Final Fantasy IV. It was recorded by Megumi Ida, who was chosen from approximately 800 performers.

Japanese lyrics[edit | edit source]

君の名前 心でつぶやいた
Kimi no namae kokoro de tsubuyaita
この僕の想いは そこに届かないのに
Kono boku no omoi wa soko ni todokanai no ni
今は遠い 愛しい面影が
Ima wa tooi itoshii omokage ga
この夜空に浮かぶ 瞳閉じても
Kono yozora ni ukabu hitomi tojite mo
ともに笑えてた 穏やかな日々が
Tomo ni waraeteta odayaka na hibi ga
心に 今も暖かく
Kokoro ni ima mo atatakaku
月の明り 青い夜に光る
Tsuki no akari aoi yoru ni hikaru
あの日々の輝き 照らし出すよに
Ano hibi no kagayaki terashidasu yo ni
君の涙 ぬぐうこともできず
Kimi no namida nuguu koto mo dekizu
この僕の両手は ここで震えてるだけ
Kono boku no ryoute wa koko de furueteru dake
今は一人 終わりのない旅路
Ima wa hitori owari no nai tabiji
疲れたこの足で さまようばかり
Tsukareta kono ashi de samayou bakari
ともに過ごした日 触れた温もりが
Tomo ni sugoshita hi fureta nukumori ga
この手に 今も暖かく
Kono te ni ima mo atatakaku
月の明り ただ静かに照らす
Tsuki no akari tada shizuka ni terasu
錆びついたこの胸 かき乱すよに
Sabi tsuita kono mune kaki midasu yo ni
月の明り 青い夜に光る
Tsuki no akari aoi yoru ni hikaru
あの日々の輝き 照らし出すよに
Ano hibi no kagayaki terashidasu yo ni

English translation[edit | edit source]

I muttered your name inside my heart
Although my feelings won't reach you there
Now it's distant, that beloved face
Floats in this night sky, even with my eyes closed
Those pleasant days when we laughed together
Are still now warm in my heart
The light of the moon glows in the blue night
As though bringing to light the radiance of those days
Not even able to wipe away your tears
These two hands of mine can only tremble here
Now I am alone on an unending journey
I do nothing but wander on these weary feet
The glow we encountered, that day we spent together
Is still now warm in my hands
The light of the moon simply shines on silently
As though stirring up this rusted heart
The light of the moon glows in the blue night
As though bringing to light the radiance of those days

Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best Collection[edit | edit source]

A classic guitar arrangement of this song by Yuji Sekiguchi appears as the eight track of the album.

Piano Opera Final Fantasy IV/V/VI[edit | edit source]

A piano arrangement by Hiroyuki Nakayama of "Theme of Love" is included in this album as its eight track.

Final Fantasy Orchestra Album[edit | edit source]

"Theme of Love" appears on this Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary arrangement album.

Live performances[edit | edit source]

20020220 music from Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

"Theme of Love" was performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in 20 February, 2002. It is the third track of the album of the concert's recording.

Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy-[edit | edit source]

The orchestral version of "Theme of Love" from 20020220 was part of the performances of this concert tour throughout the USA in 2005. It was the fourth song of the line-up.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The 20020220 orchestral arrangement of "Theme of Love" was performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in this live orchestra concert recording.

Compilation album appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Mix[edit | edit source]

The arranged version of "Theme of Love" from the Final Fantasy IV: Minimum Album is featured as the fifth track of this album.

Potion: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The piano arrangement of this theme from the Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IV album is included in this compilation of arrangements as the eight track.

Potion 2: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The arrangement of "Theme of Love" from the Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon album is included in this compilation as its seventh track.

Dear Friends: Music From Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

"Theme of Love"'s original version was released as the fourth track of this collection of themes present in the Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy- concert tour.

Final Fantasy Vinyls[edit | edit source]

"Theme of Love" is included on the fourth disc of this collector's edition set.

External Link[edit | edit source]

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