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
Honoo ni shizunda shiro 
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
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; 
News travelled through the land.
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.