Samba of the Night

About This Song:

Series: Sakura Wars
Placement: Ayame Fujieda Song
Japanese Title: Yoru no Samba
Time: 4:11
Style: Samba
English Lyrics: Jessica Lo
I still think not enough people know of Sakura Taisen. That game/anime easily has some of the best songs I've ever heard. While this song has a nice beat (and Orikasa Ai singing wonderfully), it was hard to retain the meaning while making the lines fit. The translation was quite wordy. Ayame turns into an enemy late in the Sakura Taisen game, so the lyrics came as no surprise. I hope I managed to convey the seductive feeling in these words, though.

Samba of the Night

Weak heart of thine, I'll make you mine
And inflict pain upon you
Oh, swaying fast, my heart swings past
Shaking hard when I see you
Suspiciously inviting me
Can this really be?

Heart beating, a tune just right
The samba of the night...
PAYA PAYA

Even though I shake, shyly in your wake
This blossom remains a flower darkly stained
Taking a new risk, lifting my lips for a kiss
Aa, it's a night samba

Giving up souls, devil's control
Joining the river of death
Burning arrow, pure black it shows
Crackling out its last breath
Finding my true self at last
Burning down the past

Heart beating, faster tonight
The samba of the night...
PAYA PAYA

Even though I shake, shyly in your wake
This blossom remains a flower darkly stained
Taking a new risk, lifting my lips for a kiss
Aa, it's a night samba

Heart beating, a tune just right
The samba of the night...
PAYA PAYA

Even though I shake, shyly in your wake
This blossom remains a flower darkly stained
Taking a new risk, lifting my lips for a kiss
Aa, it's a night samba

English lyrics by Jessica Lo. All Rights Reserved.
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