Kimi ga Iru Kara

[audio:http://serah.farron.net/files/2011/03/kimi-ga-iru-kara.mp3]

Kimi ga Iru Kara is translated as Because You’re Here. It is performed by Sayuri Sugawara and composed by Masashi Hamauzu. It is used in the final cutscene of the game.

The song is replaced by My Hands (by Leona Lewis) in the North American version. Although Square Enix stated that it was for the American audience to better understand, the fans are divided on which truly fits the game.

The official music video is available online. YouTube had it taken down. I’ll look into hosting it myself. Look forward to an update!

Lyrics – Romanji

Naitatte iindayo kimi ga fuini sou itte kureta kara
Nandaka ureshikute namida janaku egao ga koboreta
Bukiyou sugiru kotobade kimi o kizutsukete shimatta
Soredemo hanaretari shinaide ima mo koushite sasaeni natte kureterunda
Kitto…

Kanaetai negai kanaetai yume
Todoketai omoi subete
Shinji tsuzukeru kotoga kiseki o yonde
Mirai ni tsunagatte yuku yo
Zutto ne zutto mimamotte ite hoshii
Dear my friend

Kimi nara daijoubu dayo wakare kiwani sou itte kureta kara
Kanjiteta kodoku ga sono hito kotode kirei ni naku natta
Atarashii tobira o hiraku sore wa daredemo kowakute fuan darake dakedo
Senaka o oshite kureta kimi o omoidaseba chikara ga afurete kurukara ne

Sunaona kimochi yuzurenai mono
Shoujikina kotoba subete
Koe nishite tsutaeru kotoga dekita nara mirai wa hirogatte yuku yo
Itsumo sou itsumo kokoroni kimi ga iru kara
Dear my friend

Tachi domattemo wasure souni nattemo
Nandomo nandodemo maewo muite yuku tochikauyo
Miageta sora hikari ga sashikondeiru
Kimi ni mata aeru hi made

Sunaona kimochi yuzurenai mono
Shoujikina kotoba subete
Koe nishite tsutaeru kotoga dekita nara mirai wa hirogatte yuku yo
Negai kanaetai yume
Todoketai omoi subete
Shinji tsuzukeru kotoga kiseki o yonde
Mirai ni tsunagatte yuku yo
Zutto zutto mimamotte ite hoshii
Dear my friend

Lyrics – English

You suddenly said, “You can cry if you want”
Somehow it made me happy, instead of tears I smiled
My words so clumsy, they hurt you
But I don’t want you to leave me, I want you to stay beside me always

Wishes and dreams I want to come true
The feelings I wish I could tell you
A miracle created from the things I’ve always believed
Is connected to the future
Always, always I want you to watch over me
Dear my friend

You said, on leaving “You’ll be able to do it”
The loneliness I felt was wiped clean with those words
I’m opening a new door, anyone would be frightened
All I had to do was remember you and the strength flowed through me

I won’t give up my feelings
If I can make voice to all these words
Then the future will open up wide
Because forever you are in my heart
Dear my friend

I vow that
No matter if I stop, or if I forget
I will keep moving forward
Light is shining down, when I look up at the sky
Until the day when I can see you again

I won’t give up my feelings
If I can make voice to all these words
Then the future will open up wide
Wishes, the dreams I want to come true
The feelings I wish I could tell you
A miracle created from the things I’ve always believed
Is connected to the future
Always, always I want you to watch over me
Dear my friend