Song/ Lyrics

[Song/Lyrics] Egao No Wake

I seem to find it hard to resist good anime openings. Unlike FMA, despite knowing the background of Shounen Omnyouji I didn’t quite get the lyrics at first glance. However, there’s a powerful sense of loneliness and protectiveness in this song, conveyed wonderfully by Kaori Hikita.

Performed by: Kaori Hikita
Lyrics by: Ito Yuko
Arranged by: HAL
Composition: Yuki Kajiuura
Source: Atashi
YouTube: Opening video

Tozasareta kioku no naka no kizu ga
Oto mo naku kokoro ni fureru toki ni
Yasashiku hohoemu sono ura ni wa kodoku no namida

Hateshinai tsuyosa motomete
Shinjiru mono-tachi to nando mo kakeagare

Mamoritai shinjitai egao no wake o subete
Hageshisa mo itoshisa mo zenbu uketomeru yo
Nido to sono te o hanasanai ano hikari o mezashite

Omoiyaru tagai no mune kasanete
Yurushiai wakachiaeru omoi ni
Kawaranu you ni inoritsuzukeru chikai no kotoba

Osorenai kokoro motomete shinjiru yume kakage
Ryoute ni dakishimete

Aishitai kanjitai egao no wake o subete
Ari no mama kikasete yo kokoro no sakebi sae
Nido to kono me o sorasanai
Ano hikari o tomoshite

Hateshinai tsuyosa motomete
Shinjiru mono-tachi to nando mo kakeagare

Mamoritai shinjitai egao no wake o subete
Hageshisa mo itoshisa mo zenbu uketomeru yo
Aishitai kanjitai egao no wake o subete
Ari no mama kikasete yo kokoro no sakebi sae
Nido to sono te o hanasanai ano hikari o mezashite

English under cut as usual.

When the wound within your locked-up memories
Touches your heart soundlessly
You’ll smile kindly; but behind it, there are tears of loneliness

Yearn for a boundless strength
And with those who you believe in, dash upwards many times

I want to protect, I want to believe, all of the reasons for smiling
Ferocity and love, too, I’ll accept everything
I won’t ever let go of your hand again, aiming for that light

Overlapping our chests that we sympathize with
In our thoughts that can forgive and share with each other
I keep praying words of an oath so that they won’t change

Yearn for a fearless heart, lift the dream that you believe in
And embrace me with both of your hands

I want to love, I want to feel, all of the reasons for smiling
Tell me as it as, even the shout of your heart
I won’t ever avert my eyes again
Igniting that light

Yearn for a boundless strength
And with those who you believe in, dash upwards many times

I want to protect, I want to believe, all of the reasons for smiling
Ferocity and love, too, I’ll accept everything
I want to love, I want to feel, all of the reasons for smiling
Tell me as it as, even the shout of your heart
I won’t ever let go of your hand again, aiming for that light