"Kitakaze" ("North Wind")
Performed by: Do As Infinity (Tomiko Van)
Lyrics: Kano Inoue
Composition: Yosuke Kawashima [1]
Arrangement: Seiji Kameda

º Do As Infinity (2009 reformation) = Tomiko Van (vocals/lyrics), Ryo Owatari (guitar/vocals/lyrics)

Song from:
[1 album] - Eternal Flame

»Romaji, and Layout Designed by: Oasis Heart3 (WAFTF)
»Translation by: Kiwi Musume (WAFTF & Kiwi Musume's Lyrics Site)

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Kitakaze no kuni ni wa
Ryuu ga ita sou da
Mada tonda koto nai
Tsuyoi ryuu datta

Ou-sama wa kawaigari
Subete sasageta tami wa

Ryuu ga iru sore dakede
Nagai aida shiawase tsudzuiteita no sa
Ichido demo otozuretara
Daremo ga nido to kaerenu hodo ni

Kitakaze o se ni uke
Tsui ni tobitatta
Demo maue ni agari
Ochitekita dakede

Honoo ni shizunda shiro [2]
Kuni ni shirase ga hashiru

Dare hitori shiranakute
Shinjitsu wa kanashimi no tonari ni ita
Tomurai no kyaku-tachi wa
Hanataba kakae tsurugi o kakushi

Nagai fuyu...
Tooi haru...

Kitakaze ga osamatte
Yukidoke no oto ga kikoetekita nara
Ano risou kono yume sae
Hyaku-nen tateba otogibanashi


They say that there used to be dragons
In the land where the north wind blows;
They were strong dragons
That had not yet flown.

The king was good to his subjects,
And they gave him everything.

Just the presence of the dragons
Meant that happiness reigned for a long time,
So much so that if somebody paid a visit,
They could never go home.

Feeling the north wind on their backs,
They finally took flight,
But they just rose straight up
And then fell again.

The castle went down in flames; [2]
News travelled through the land.

Nobody knew
That in truth there was sadness right by their side --
People came to pay their condolences,
Carrying bunches of flowers, hiding their swords.

Winter is long...
Spring is far away...

When the north wind dies down,
And the sound of the snow melting can be heard,
In a hundred years, that ideal and even this dream
Will be a fairy tale.
Oasis Heart3's Notes:
[!!] As of December 2009, this song has an "official" English translation! You can read it on this page of avex/Do As Infinity's site!

[1] Yosuke Kawashima is one of the 2009 "Do! Creative!!" winners. (^^) "Do! Creative" is a contest where fans from all over the world can create music for Do As Infinity.

[2] In the official lyrics, this line ends with the word/particle "ga". But Van doesn't sing it at all, so I removed it.