AIR Opening Theme – Tori no Uta

The Bird’s Poem
Vocals: Lia
Lyrics: Maeda Jun
Composition: Orito Shinji & Takase Kazuya

We saw off the vanishing contrails
It was too glaring and I ran away- I was weak at all times
And regretting that I couldn’t stay unchanged since that day
That I couldn’t stay unchanged forever
I let go of your fingers

That bird still can’t fly well
But it’ll learn of slicing through the wind someday
An unreachable place still exists afar
Keeping my wish only to myself, I gaze at it

Children walk on the railroad tracks in summer
Exposing their bare feet to the blowing wind
I put my childhood days into the distance
I put the hope that takes off into my hands

We chased and chased the vanishing contrails
And overcame this hill, and since that day, they’ve stayed unchanged forever
So that it’ll be there for us readily
We can uphold the sea-godlike strength, certainly

The windmill’s blades spinning in that sky
Dream the same dream forever
I’m always gazing at the unreachable place
I kept my wish, the bird’s dream, to myself

When I look back, even if the cumulonimbus clouds
Concealing the sunburnt railroad tracks change shape
May we remember
The yesterday the seasons left behind

We chased and chased the vanishing contrails
And we burst into laughter at the too-early sign, forever
For our gazes to look straight ahead
Even if your hand is soaked in sweat, I won’t let go of it, always

We saw off the vanishing contrails
It was too glaring and I ran away- I was weak at all times
And regretting that I couldn’t stay unchanged since that day
That I couldn’t stay unchanged forever
I let go of your fingers


Tori no Uta
Vocals: Lia

Kieru hikoukigumo   boku-tachi wa miokutta
Mabushikute nigeta   itsu datte yowakute
Ano hi kara kawarazu
Itsu made mo kawarazu ni irarenakatta koto
Kuyashikute yubi o hanasu

Ano tori wa mada umaku tobenai kedo
Itsuka wa kaze o kitte shiru
Todokanai basho ga mada tooku ni aru
Negai dake himete mitsumeteru

Kodomo-tachi wa natsu no senro   aruku
Fuku kaze ni suashi o sarashite
Tooku ni wa osanakatta hibi o
Ryoute ni wa tobidatsu kibou o

Kieru hikoukigumo   oikakete oikakete
Kono oka o koeta ano hi kara kawarazu itsu made mo
Massugu ni boku-tachi wa aru you ni
Watatsumi no you na tsuyosa o mamoreru yo   kitto

Ano sora o mawaru fuusha no hane-tachi wa
Itsu made mo onaji yume miru
Todokanai basho o zutto mitsumeteru
Negai o himeta tori no yume o

Furikaeru yaketa senro   oou
Nyuudougumo   katachi o kaete mo
Bokura wa oboete ite   douka
Kisetsu ga nokoshita kinou o

Kieru hikoukigumo   oikakete oikakete
Hayasugiru aizu   futari waraidashiteru itsu made mo
Massugu ni manazashi wa aru you ni
Ase ga nijinde mo te o hanasanai yo   zutto

Kieru hikoukigumo   boku-tachi wa miokutta
Mabushikute nigeta   itsu datte yowakute
Ano hi kara kawarazu
Itsu made mo kawarazu ni irarenakatta koto
Kuyashikute yubi o hanasu

10 responses to “AIR Opening Theme – Tori no Uta

  1. This song is stunning, thanks for the lyrics hehe.

  2. FINALLY THE LYRICS!!! THANK KAMI AND ANTA!!

  3. Thanks a lot for the translation xD

  4. i love this song, its so beautiful, and now i know what it means 😀

  5. arigato! yes, the lyrics are mine! 😛

  6. by the way can i put these on my blog?

  7. Pingback: 鳥の詩 (Tori No Uta) « kerryrice~

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