How can I repay you, brother mine?
How can I expect you to forgive?
Clinging to the past, I shed our blood.
And shattered your chance to live.

Though I knew the laws, I payed no heed.
How can I return your wasted breath?
What I did not know has cost you dear,
For there is no cure for death.

Beautiful mother, soft and sweet,
Once you were gone we were not complete.
Back through the years we reached for you,
Alas 'twas not meant to be.

And how can I make amends?
For all that I took from you?
I led you with hopeless dreams,
My brother, I was a fool.

Don't cry for the past now, brother mine.
Neither you nor I are free from blame.
Nothing can erase the things we did,
For the path we took was the same.

Beautiful mother, soft and sweet,
Once you were gone we were not complete.
Back through the years we reached for you,
Alas 'twas not meant to be.

My dreams made me blind and mute.
I long to return to that time.
I followed without a word,
My brother the fault is mine.

So where do we go from here?
And how to forget and forgive?
What's gone is forever lost.
Now all we can do is live.


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    General CommentI love this song. The first verse is from Edward Elrics P.O.V. and the second verse is from Alphonse Elrics P.O.V.
    xXBad-WolfXxon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentExactly what I was going to say, bad-wolf. Haven't heard the song, but I want to.
    Morogyson February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI found the entire song on YouTube for you youtube.com/…
    it's even sung by Vic!........................... I was just wondering................ are you a Ranger? If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about it's ok, I don't either half the time. :)
    xXBad-WolfXxon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!
    I never knew about the point of view thing...
    btw bad-wolf, Im a Ranger! and I suppose you are too because you mentioned it...
    not-a-shrimpon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm a Risembool Ranger! Vic is awesome! ^^ this song is beautiful I can play it on piano ^^
    Paperflowers12on July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIm a Ranger too!I luv Vic and his songs!
    Sha-nisuon August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm a ranger too ^_^
    Do any of you go in the new chatroom?
    Yoru-Chanon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so incredibly beautiful and touching. I fell in love with it on my first listen! I loved the original Russian version, but hearing it in English sung by Ed's VA is just... wow, so meaningful. I didn't notice the change of POV between the two Elric brothers right away... I had no idea what the Russian lyrics meant before I heard Vic's version and I almost cried when I listened to it. This was actually the first song I heard Vic sing... I adore his voice now!

    I'm a Ranger, too! ^^ I go by the name "FullmetalHeart" over there.
    FlyingOnDarksWingson December 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn the bottom, it says it was translated from Russian...these aren't the translated lyrics of the original song. In fact, this song isn't even an official FMA song. Vic just sang it for fun.
    sheiklockharton May 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm a Risembool Ranger, too baby!! BAM!!!

    Who cares if he sang it for fun? I'm just glad he did! I actually first heard this on my mp3, not knowing my friend had downloaded it and not knowing who sang it, but when I heard his voice, it sent chills throughout my body... it was AMAZING!! .For me, it just seems to mean more coming from someone who played one of the characters, especially Ed. Vic is as amazing a vocalist as he is a person... WE LOVE YOU VIC!!!
    RisemboolRangeron July 22, 2008   Link

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