Alone for a while I've been searching through the dark,
For traces of the love you left inside my lonely heart.
To weave by picking up the pieces that remain,
Melodies of lief - love's lost refrain.

Our paths they did cross, though I cann't say just why.
We met, we laughed, we held on fast, and then we said goodbye.
And who'll hear the echoes of stories never told?
Let them ring out loud till they unfold.

In my dearest memories, I see you reaching out to me.
Though you're gone, I still believe that you can call out my name.

A voice from the past, joining yours and mine.
Adding up the layers of harmony.
And so it goes, on and on.
Melodies of Life,
To the sky beyond the flying birds - forever and beyond.

So far and away, see the bird as it flies by.
Gliding through the shadows of the clouds up in the sky.
I've laid my memories and dreams upon those wings.
Leave them now and see what tomorrow brings.

In your dearest memories, do you remember loving me?
Was it fate that brought us closer and now leaves me behind?

A voice from the past, joining yours and mine.
Adding up the layers of harmony.
And so it goes, on and on.
Melodies of life,
To the sky beyond the flying bird - forever and on.

If I should leave this lonely world behind,
Your voice will still remember our melody.
Now I know we'll carry on.
Melodies of Life,
Come circle round and grow deep in our hearts, as long as we remember.

Lyrics submitted by a scar in the sky

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    General CommentI cant believe no-ones commented on this yet! it rules. such a beautiful song. i think faye wong would have sung it better but hey...
    nobuo uematsu is a genius! I've been obsessed with his work since i played ff7 and he just keeps getting better. hot on the heels of yasunori mitsuda(composer for chrono cross, again VERY beautiful music) uematsu is my main inspiration. too bad you cant buy this stuff in ireland (which is where im from and currently reside) i have to import it(which costs ALOT of money) or download it(which also costs ALOT of money coz i dont have broadband!)
    kavnaon May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is pretty good. I really like the Japanese Version, which I can half-understand, but I can't stand the English Version which just sounds so very weak. Get the Japanese Version if you can. The very best FF main music, just being better than FF8. The song's meaning is simple if you've played the game: A person who remembers the love of another through memories, and that's what keeps her going.
    Unconquered Sunon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, makes me cry when I see it in a Final Fantasy 9 video.
    quakeroatszon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSuch a beautiful song from my favorite Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy IX. It makes me cry every time. In my opinion, I think this song is about making a friendship with someone that was thought was going to be perfect, but actually, just wasn't meant to be, but you'll remember that friend in your heart forever.
    TwilightFoxon September 28, 2007   Link

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