KOKIA Lyrics Translation: “il mare dei suoni” [Italian to English]

Track 9 on “The VOICE” (2008) VICL-62758:

il mare dei suoni
[the sea of sounds]

Lyrics and Music composed by KOKIA
Translated by Sootopolis

i suoni che vibrano nell’aria tesa.
da dove da dove viene?
[the sounds that vibrate in the tense air.
where, where do they come from?]

mi abbandono alla musica,
affondando profondamente in onde dei suoni.
[I surrender to the music,
sinking deeply into the waves of sounds.]

il cuore fino di vetro toccando il suono adesso comincia a svegliarsi.
[by touching the sound, the heart of glass now begins to awaken.]

mi abbandono alla musica,
affondando profondamente in onde dei suoni.
[I surrender to the music,
sinking deeply into the waves of sounds.]

il cuore fino di vetro toccando il suono adesso comincia a svegliarsi.
[by touching the sound, the heart of glass now begins to awaken.]

il sentimento che esce dal fondo del mio cuore,
i suoni che vibrano nell’aria tesa.
da dove da dove viene?
[the feeling that comes from the bottom of my heart,
the sounds that vibrate in the tense air.
where, where do they come from?]

apriamo il cuore.
[open your heart.]

il sentimento che esce dal fondo del mio cuore,
i suoni che vibrano nell’aria tesa.
da dove da dove viene?
[the feeling that comes from the bottom of my heart,
the sounds that vibrate in the tense air.
where, where do they come from?]

mi abbandono alla musica,
affondando profondamente in onde dei suoni.
[I surrender to the music,
sinking deeply into the waves of sounds.]

il cuore fino di vetro toccando il suono adesso comincia a svegliarsi.
[by touching the sound, the heart of glass now begins to awaken.]

un suono caduto nel mondo in blù.
un dono dal cielo.
ascoltiamo bene. apriamo il cuore.
[A sound fell onto a world of blue.
a gift from heaven.
listen well. open your heart.]

il sentimento che esce dal fondo del mio cuore,
i suoni che vibrano nell’aria tesa.
da dove da dove viene?
[the feeling that comes from the bottom of my heart,
the sounds that vibrate in the tense air.
where, where do they come from?]

il cuore fino di vetro toccando il suono adesso comincia a svegliarsi.
[by touching the sound, the heart of glass now begins to awaken.]

While the Italian lyrics are transcribed from the CD’s lyrics booklet (I own the French edition), I actually translated this song ages ago for my own use way before I even started blogging but was too lazy to post it until now :-P

KOKIA has the most amazing, beautiful voice – you have to hear it to know what I mean. A highly talented, classically-trained singer songwriter, I feel KOKIA is sadly underappreciated, especially in terms of sales. Many of her tracks have been used as insert songs and opening/ending themes for anime and video games, most notably in recent years for Broken Blade, .hack//The Movie, Tales of Innocence/Tales of Innocence R, Dragon Nest, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Gunslinger Girl –Il Teatrino-.

Although she occasionally sings in Italian and English (even Gaelic for one album), most of her music is recorded in her native Japanese. For Japanese to English translations and romaji, my first stops are always the awesome Blue Light Translations and Kiwi Musume.

If you like her music, please consider supporting KOKIA by buying her CDs. I bought pretty much her entire catalogue from Amazon UK, Amazon USA, and Yes Asia (which gives free worldwide p&p and even a free gashapon if you buy at least two Japanese items).

Listen to the track here

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2 Comments

  1. aruless

    My italian is rly sucky, so is great to see this in english ^^
    What did u think about Rurutia, shes another singer that i love.

    • A visitor from Batoto! Hi and welcome :) I haven’t actually heard of Rurutia before, but thanks for the recommendation, I’ll go look her up asap. You may like Kanon, too. Her style is similar to KOKIA’s, in that she is classically-trained, composes much of her own lyrics and music, and has contributed to anime soundtracks, most notably Guin Saga and La Corda d’oro.

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