Persona 3 Ending Theme – Kimi no Kioku

Memories of You
Vocals: Kawamura Yumi
Lyrics: Komori Shigeo
Composition: Meguro Shoji

The wind’s voice and droplets of light pour down onto you while you nap
I’ll never forget about your tender smile and your eyes hidden in sorrow

(Even if it’s tough) to make a wish, I got the courage to face it from you, so I’ll go on
(When I wake up) in a dream, we’ll be able to meet again

Keeping distant memories hidden in my heart, I sing

You protected this fragile and flickering world with your hands
So may you simply fold your wings and sleep at ease now
Surrounded by eternal peace, love through all eternity

May you sleep in my hands as I tenderly watch over you
I remember how you smiled and cried and raged
I’ll never, ever forget about you, until my life is exhausted


At an intersection, I heard a voice that sounded a lot like yours
I look back, then gaze up at the sky, fighting back my tears that are about to spill

Believing that I really can see you again tomorrow (or someday), I wander alone
Through rainy nights (and sunny mornings), I keep waiting for you

I’ll never forget about the nights that we went through

I was together with everyone in those bright and shining moments
I spent the time unaware that it was irreplaceable
Now I just try to reminisce about it dearly, I will embrace the feeling

You were most certainly by my side then
You were smiling right next to me all the time, all the time, all the time
Even if I lose you, I’ll get you back, I will never leave you


You protected this fragile and flickering world with your hands
So may you simply fold your wings and sleep at ease now
Surrounded by eternal peace, love through all eternity

May you sleep in my hands as I tenderly watch over you
I remember how you smiled and cried and raged
I’ll never, ever forget about you, until my life is exhausted

I was together with everyone in those bright and shining moments
I spent the time unaware that it was irreplaceable
Now I just try to reminisce about it dearly, I will embrace the feeling

You were most certainly by my side then
You were smiling right next to me all the time, all the time, all the time
Even if I lose you, I’ll get you back, I will never leave you



Kimi no Kioku
Vocals: Kawamura Yumi

Kaze no koe   hikari no tsubu   madoromu kimi ni sosogu
Wasurenai   yasashii hohoemi   kanashisa ni kakushita hitomi o

Negau koto (tsurakute mo)   tachimukau yuuki kimi ni moratta   dakara yuku ne
Yume no naka (mezametara)   mata aeru yo

Tooi kioku   mune ni hime   utau

Hakanaku   tayutau   sekai o   kimi no te de   mamotta kara
Ima wa tada   tsubasa o   tatande   yukkuri   nemuri nasai
Eien no   yasuragi ni   tsutsumarete   love through all eternity

Yasashiku   mimamoru   watashi no   kono te de   nemuri nasai
Waratteta   naite ita   okotteta   kimi no koto   oboete iru
Wasurenai   itsu made mo   kesshite   until my life is exhausted



Kousaten   kikoete kita   kimi ni yoku nita koe
Furimuite   sora o aogi miru   koboresou na namida koraete

Ashita koso (itsu no hi ka)   mou ichido kimi ni aeru to shinji   hitori mayoi
Ame no yoru (hareta asa)   machitsuzukete

Wasurenai yo   kakenuketa   yoru o

Mabayuku   kagayaku   hitotoki   minna to   issho datta
Kakegae no   nai toki to   shirazu ni   watashi wa   sugoshite ita
Ima wa tada   taisetsu ni   shinobuyou   I will embrace the feeling

Kimi wa ne   tashika ni   ano toki   watashi no   soba ni ita
Itsu datte   itsu datte   itsu datte   sugu yoko de   waratte ita
Nakushite mo   torimodosu   kimi o   I will never leave you


Hakanaku   tayutau   sekai o   kimi no te de   mamotta kara
Ima wa tada   tsubasa o   tatande   yukkuri   nemuri nasai
Eien no   yasuragi ni   tsutsumarete   love through all eternity

Yasashiku   mimamoru   watashi no   kono te de   nemuri nasai
Waratteta   naite ita   okotteta   kimi no koto   oboete iru
Wasurenai   itsu made mo   kesshite   until my life is exhausted

Mabayuku   kagayaku   hitotoki   minna to   issho datta
Kakegae no   nai toki to   shirazu ni   watashi wa   sugoshite ita
Ima wa tada   taisetsu ni   shinobuyou   I will embrace the feeling

Kimi wa ne   tashika ni   ano toki   watashi no   soba ni ita
Itsu datte   itsu datte   itsu datte   sugu yoko de   waratte ita
Nakushite mo   torimodosu   kimi o   I will never leave you

One response to “Persona 3 Ending Theme – Kimi no Kioku

  1. I like the way you translated this compared to the animelyrics one. This feels a little more true to the original Japanese if you ask me.

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