The Starry Sky

About This Song:

Series: Angelic Layer
Placement: First Ending
Japanese Title: The Starry Sky
Time: 4:30
Style: Pop Ballad
English Lyrics: Adam Pulver
After a hiatus that went far too long, I picked this beautiful theme from Angelic Layer to get back on track. Given its subtle complexity, I probably could have chosen something simpler (I should look at the Chobits theme and go for a speed record!), but it turned out solid. I added alliteration to my arsenal of techniques and tried to match the varied poetic techniques the Japanese version uses in the chorus.

The Starry Sky

Ooh... up in the starry sky, our dreams float with the stars up high.
Ooh... standing below them I can watch them shine and reach for the light.

Through worries we can't ignore. Our lives restless, our fate unsure.
To some undiscovered door, that opens wide and closes the night.
Starting down a road, sticking to a mode, springing up and then falling down.
Who's there to pick me up?
With the power of a star in the heavens, shining on each song that I sing,
You release my unrest. And you show me my best.
And now, I'm capable of anything...

Love that cannot ever sway. Love so pivotal it points the way.
No one else could dream portray someone as significant as you.
Walking in a night of fear, when the stars refuse to reappear.
We will be all right. We provide the light. We carry on.

We think we know what's ahead. We plan out which terrain we tread.
We find that our fate instead is tossed around and stays out of sight.
Courses scattering, crystals shattering, clear enough to know I can't see.
Who's hand will lead me through?
With an unspoken emotion upon me, hiding in each song that I sing.
I know what to believe. And now I can perceive,
How our destinies are worth remembering.

Who out there could ever know? Who can make their weakness never show?
So much that we never know. Isn't there a bit of fear in you?
One day I will surely know, though the shadows hide the way to go.
We will be all right. We provide the light. We carry on.

Even when we cry no more, even when the matter we ignore,
Even when we cry for more, even then the sky will wink at you.

Even when we cry no more, even when the matter seems untrue,
Even when we cry for more, even then the sky will wink at you.
We will still forever know infinite blockades we stand below.
We will be all right. We provide the light. We carry on.

English lyrics by Adam Pulver. All Rights Reserved.
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