"Swallowtail Butterfly ~Ai no Uta~" ("~Love Song~")
Performed by: YEN TOWN BAND (Original Version), [!!]
                       YUKA (from moumoon)
Lyrics: Shunji Iwai, Chara, and Takeshi Kobayashi
Composition: Takeshi Kobayashi

Arrangement: Takeshi Kobayashi (Original Version),
                       Kousuke Masaki (moumoon Version)

º moumoon = YUKA (vocals/lyrics), Kousuke Masaki (guitar/synthesizers/composition/arrangement)

Song from at least:
[1 CD single] - Swallowtail Butterfly ~Ai no Uta~
[2 albums] - "Swallowtail Butterfly" OST, SPARK (mini-album)

»Layout Designed by: Oasis Heart3 (WAFTF)

»Translation by: Kiwi Musume (WAFTF & Kiwi Musume's Lyrics Site)
»Romaji by: Megchan (WAFTF & Megchan.com)

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Tomatta tenohira
Furueteru no chuucho shite
Kono sora no ao no aosa ni
Kokoro bosoku naru

Shinjiru mono subete
POKETTO (Pocket) ni tsume konde kara
Natsu kusa yureru senro o
Tooku made aruita

Kokoro ni kokoro ni itami ga aru no
Tooku de shinkirou yurete

Anata wa kumo no kage ni
Ashita no yume o oikaketeta
Atashi wa uwa no sora de
Wakare o omotta

Yogoreta sekai ni
Kanashisa wa hibiite nai
Dokoka ni toorisugiteku
Tada sore o matsu dake

Karada wa karada de sunao ni naru
Namida ga tomaranai dakedo

Koko kara doko e ittemo
Sekai wa yoru o norikoete yuku
Soshite ai no uta ga
Kokoro ni hibikihajimeru
(Ooh...)

MAMA no kutsu de hayaku hashirenakatta
Nakanai hadashi ni natta hi mo

[Instrumental break]

Sakasa ni miteta chizu sae
Mou sutete shimatta

Kokoro ni kokoro ni mahou ga aru no
Arashi ni hane hiroge tobu yo

Atashi wa uwa no sora de [1]
Anata no koto o omoidashita no
Soshite ai no uta ga
Hibikidashite...
(Ooh no, yeah...hoo...)
(La la la la...hoo...) [2]

Atashi wa ai no uta de [1]
Anata o sagashihajimeru
(Ooh...) [2]


My hands stop;
Trembling, I hesitate...
The blueness of this blue sky
Makes me unsure of myself.

You put everything you believed in
Into your pocket,
And then walked off along the railway tracks where the summer grass sways,
Into the distance.

There’s pain in my heart, in my heart;
A mirage shimmers in the distance.

You chased your dreams for tomorrow
In the shadows of the clouds.
I was oblivious,
Just thinking of how you were leaving me.

My sadness doesn’t resonate
In this dirty world;
I'm just waiting for it
To pass through somewhere.

My body forces my body to be honest;
Though my tears won’t stop.

No matter where I go from here,
The world will come through the darkness.
And a love song
Will begin to play in my heart.
(Ooh...)

I couldn’t run fast in mama's shoes.
I didn't even cry the day I started to go barefoot.

[Instrumental break]

I've even thrown away the map
That looked like it was upside down.

There's magic in my heart, in my heart;
I'll spread my wings and fly through the storm.

I was oblivious, [1]
Just thinking of you,
And a love song
Began to play...
(Ooh no, yeah...hoo...)
(La la la la...hoo...) [2]

With this love song, [1]
I'll begin to search for you.
(Ooh...) [2]
Oasis Heart3's Notes:
[!!] YEN TOWN BAND is the name of a fictitious band in the movie "Swallowtail Butterfly". Its vocalist is Chara, a famous Japanese singer. This song made her famous. :D

[1] YUKA accidentally sings "watashi" instead of "atashi". They both mean the same thing ("I"), though.

[2] These lines are only sung in YUKA's version of the song.