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Nobuo Uematsu – Melodies Of Life lyrics

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 life - love's lost refrain.

Our paths they did cross, though I cannot 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 birds 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 close and now leave 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.

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    My interpretation: The song is about finding meaning in grief and loss. The first line describes what it means to lose someone you cared about. It begins with a sense of isolation and bleak wandering through terrain you're completely unfamiliar with. You're searching for meaning, and trying to understand this new reality, where that person isn't there anymore.

    The second verse shows an escape into shared memories, as it very clearly shows someone trying to make sense of the loss. If the memories are all that's left, did it mean anything? But the journey isn't over, as the verse ends in a declaration to let the story continue.

    The chorus sums up the meaning beautifully. Life is like a symphony. Each memory, a note. Each person, a melody. Each experience, a measure. Each life, a symphony. The melody the beloved created will always intertwine with your own. The song isn't over.

    The meaning in loss can be found in what you and the beloved created together. Their song helped shape your own melody. That melody will continue to ring out, shaping other's. And in that way, it's eternal.

    You carry on because you have to. But the message is that there is more waiting for you than getting through the day. There's a symphony on the other side.
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  • u
    I am waiting for someone that I love, We met, we laughed, we held on fast. Just like the lyrics said. We used to be separated each other, I had a lonely days for a while. In those days, I always think it was fate that let us close and leave me behind, However, I still thought that the next day was full of hope and she would come back. Others said that I am just too optimistic. This dream come true - now, she is one of my best friends. I can't say there are development between me and her, but faith is the most important thing. So now I will cherish this relationship.
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  • u
    I think this is a song about someone who has lost someone who they really care about and they just can't take the fact that they are gone. This is supposed to be a sensitive song and it can actually be related to a lot because people feel the same way when they lose someone close to them. This song has a lot of meaning and its really hard to express every feeling in this song so this is what I think is the biggest meaning in this song. I believe that this song is a one of a kind and it shows that no matter how hard things are you aren't the only one going through this, there are other who feel the same exact pain you feel.
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  • u
    The eternal search for a state of completion in love, always growing throught our shadows not avoiding them. Just the glimpse of remebering the feeling seduces you to keep going, the pain of his abscense inspires this song.

    I feel a lot of ressonance with my own tought and feelings throw it, but in a state of possitive interpretation. Love the magic of Nobuo.
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