Legend Of The Shadow (Kage no Denshouka), also translatable to Song of the Legend of the Shadow, is a choral song from the Shin Sekai Yori Original Soundtrack, which features three different versions.[1]

Song Lyrics

Version 1

郷の奥 続く道
嘘を教えて 辿る道
つづら折 見え消ゆる
友の影追い 参りけり
山の端 日陰りて

Deep in the village, an unbroken path
Teaches lies, following the path
Hairpin turns appear and disappear
Chasing a friend’s shadow, visiting his grave
In a shrine deep in the forest
On the edge of the mountain, concealed by clouds
Shadows become lies

Version 2

暗き森 行き迷いで
この耳 澄まし入れば
戻る後先 告げくる
幽けき 囁きごと
生くるもの 消えゆくもの
眼閉じ 胸に刻む
忘らるる その声を

In a dark forest where you lose your way
If you listen carefully
There comes a warning to turn back
In faint whispers
Things live and die
Where is the god that rules over it all
Close your eyes, carve into your heart
That forgotten voice

Version 3

月雲に入るを 待つ
ただ ただ 密やかに待つ
八尋の大海 進み出で
ここならぬ天地を 求め行く
未来に繋ぐ 過去の道を
分かつ 結界抜け
筑波嶺 闇に溶け
いざや 超えん

Waits inside a cloud
Quietly, quietly waiting
Stepping toward the vast ocean
In search of a world that does not exist
Cast aside your weak heart
On the path that connects past and future
Lives join and
Escape broken barriers
Tsukuba’s peak melts into darkness
Come, cross over


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