"Unrequited Love" (とどかぬ想い, Todokanu Omoi?), also known as "Unfulfilled Desire" or "Where Love Doesn't Reach", is a theme from Final Fantasy IX. It is a slower, more melancholy variation of "Zidane's Theme" and plays while Zidane tells the story of his past to Garnet during the night at Black Mage Village. Later, it becomes the background theme to Alexandria from disc 3 onwards.
Arrangement album versions[edit | edit source]
A piano arrangement of the theme performed by Louis Leerink is included on this album. This version can also be found on the Final Fantasy S Generation: Official Best Collection and Potion 2: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy albums.
An arranged version with vocals is included on this album, called "Mawaru hikari" (Light goes around). Its lyrics have been written by Manami Kiyota who also sings the vocals, and it is arranged by Yuji Hasegawa, who also plays the acoustic guitar on the song.
Japanese Rōmaji[edit | edit source]
- Chiisa na tenohira o komorebi ni kazashite
- Kanjiru nukumori ni yasashisa o mitsuketa
- Fuku kaze ni dakarete michibata de yureteru hana
- Hitamuki ni hikari ukeru sugata ni hohoemi koboreru
- Ikutsumo no kiseki ga kasanari umareta inochi
- Tooku no sora no shita de wa arasoi de kesarete shimau
- Gareki no katasumi ni midori no ha no ue ni
- Hikari wa onaji you ni taemanaku sosogu yo
- Daichi ga itsu no hi ka shizumi umi ni natte
- Sore de mo mata koko de deau koto negau yo
English translation[edit | edit source]
- I held my tiny palm out in the sunlight coming through the trees
- And found kindness in the warmth I felt there
- Flowers swaying by the roadside, embraced by the wind
- Seeing them earnestly taking in the light, a smile escapes
- This life, with so many miracles piled atop one another
- Obliterated by battles under a distant sky
- Whether into a rubbled nook or onto a green leaf
- Light shines down in the same way, never ceasing
- Someday the earth will sink and become sea
- Even so, I pray we can meet up here again
"Unrequited Love" appears on this Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary arrangement album.