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Sanctuary

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Kingdom Hearts II
Sanctuary (Opening)
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Artist Utada Hikaru
Composer Utada Hikaru
Vocalist Utada Hikaru
Kingdom Hearts II
Sanctuary (Ending)
this is just for testing purpose
Artist Utada Hikaru
Composer Utada Hikaru
Vocalist Utada Hikaru
Kingdom Hearts II
Passion -opening version-
this is just for testing purpose
Artist Utada Hikaru
Composer Utada Hikaru
Vocalist Utada Hikaru
Kingdom Hearts II
Passion -after the battle-
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Artist Utada Hikaru
Composer Utada Hikaru
Vocalist Utada Hikaru
Kingdom Hearts II
Passion -KINGDOM Orchestra Instrumental Version-
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Artist Kaoru Wada
Composer Utada Hikaru
Performer New Japan Philharmonic
Length 3:41
Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour-
Passion -KINGDOM Orchestra Instrumental Version-
this is just for testing purpose
No known recording of this track exists.
Artist Kaoru Wada
Composer Yoko Shimomura

"Sanctuary" and its Japanese counterpart "Passion" are a pair of songs written and sung by Utada Hikaru. They are main themes of the Kingdom Hearts series.

There are two main variations of the pieces: "Sanctuary (Opening)"[1] and "Passion -opening version-", which are the original versions of the songs, and the softer "Sanctuary (Ending)" and "Passion -after the battle-"[2].

An instrumental arrangement of the piece titled "Passion -KINGDOM Orchestra Instrumental Version-" was introduced in Kingdom Hearts II, arranged by Kaoru Wada and performed by the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra.

Appearances[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

  • Main menu cinematic[3]
  • Opening cinematic[4]
  • Ending credits[5]

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

  • Opening cinematic[4]
  • Ending credits[5]

Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance[edit]

  • Ending credits[5]

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX[edit]

  • Ending credits[3]

Composition[edit]

"Passion" was originally released on Utada's Ultra Blue album and reached #2 in the Oricon Singles Chart in 2006. "Sanctuary (Opening)" was first released on the album This Is the One as a bonus track.

In both languages, the song contains reversed lyrics, sung by Utada. The reversed lyrics are in English in both versions. They include "My heart's a battleground", "I need more affection than you know", "So many ups and downs", and "I need true emotions".

"Sanctuary (Ending)" and "Passion -after the battle" are very similar to the original versions. These arrangements are much quieter for most of the song until the ending, which uses a faster instrumental than the rest of the song.

Passion -KINGDOM Orchestra Instrumental Version-[edit]

Lyrics[edit]

In you and I there's a new land
Angels in flight
A sanctuary, my sanctuary, yeah
Where fears and lies melt away
Music will tie
What's left of me, what's left of me now
I watch you fast asleep
All I fear means nothing
In you and I there's a new land
Angels in flight
A sanctuary, my sanctuary, yeah
Where fears and lies melt away
Music will tie
What's left of me, what's left of me
So many ups and downs
My heart's a battleground
You show me how to see that nothing is whole and
nothing is broken
In you and I there's a new land
Angels in flight
A sanctuary, my sanctuary, yeah
Where fears and lies melt away
Music will tie
What's left of me, what's left of me now
思い出せば遥か遥か
未来はどこまでも輝いてた
きれいな青空の下で
僕らは少しだけ怯えていた
懐かしい色に窓が染まる
前を向いてればまた会えますか
未来はどこへでも続いてるんだ
大きな看板の下で
時代の移ろいを見ていたいな
人知れず
My heart's a battleground
二度と会えぬ人に場所に
窓を開ける
思い出せば遥か遥か
未来はどこまでも輝いてた
きれいな青空の下で
僕らはいつまでも眠っていた
Omoidaseba haruka haruka
Mirai wa doko made mo kagayai teta
Kireina aozora no shita de
Bokura wa sukoshi dake obiete ita
Natsukashī iro ni mado ga somaru
Mae o mui tereba mata aemasu ka
Mirai wa doko e demo tsudzui teru nda
Ōkina kanban no shita de
Jidai no utsuroi o mite itai na
Hitoshirezu
My heart's a battleground
Nidoto aenu hito ni basho ni
Madowoakeru
Omoidaseba haruka haruka
Mirai wa doko made mo kagayai teta
Kireina aozora no shita de
Bokura wa itsu made mo nemutte ita
When I remember far far back
The future was bright for as far as I can see
Underneath the beautiful blue sky
We were a little afraid
The windows are becoming stained with a nostalgic color
If I face forward will I meet you again?
The future continues on and on
Underneath a large signboard
I want to watch as the times change
Hidden
My heart's a battleground
I open the window
To those people and places I can never go to
When I remember far far back
The future was bright for as far as I can see
Underneath the beautiful blue sky
We would keep sleeping
思い出せば遥か遥か
未来はどこまでも輝いてた
きれいな青空の下で
僕らは少しだけ怯えていた
懐かしい色に窓が染まる
前を向いてればまた会えますか
未来はどこへでも続いてるんだ
大きな看板の下で
時代の移ろいを見ていたいな
二度と会えぬ人に場所に
窓を開ける
思い出せば遥か遥か
未来はどこまでも輝いてた
きれいな青空の下で
僕らはいつまでも眠っていた
ずっと前に好きだった人
冬に子供が産まれるそうだ
昔からの決まり事を
たまに疑いたくなるよ
ずっと忘れられなかったの
年賀状は写真付きかな
わたしたちに出来なかったことを
とても懐かしく思うよ
Omoidaseba haruka haruka
Mirai wa doko made mo kagayai teta
Kireina aozora no shita de
Bokura wa sukoshi dake obiete ita
Natsukashī iro ni mado ga somaru
Mae o mui tereba mata aemasu ka
Mirai wa doko e demo tsudzui teru nda
Ōkina kanban no shita de
Jidai no utsuroi o mite itai na
Nidoto aenu hito ni basho ni
Madowoakeru
Omoidaseba haruka haruka
Mirai wa doko made mo kagayai teta
Kireina aozora no shita de
Bokura wa itsu made mo nemutte ita
Zutto mae ni sukidatta hito
Fuyu ni kodomo ga umareru sōda
Mukashikara no kimari-goto o
Tamani utagaitaku naru yo
Zutto wasure rarenakatta no
Nengajō wa shashin-tsuki ka na
Watashi-tachi ni dekinakatta koto o
Totemo natsukashiku omou yo
When I remember far far back
The future was bright for as far as I can see
Underneath the beautiful blue sky
We were a little afraid
The windows are becoming stained with a nostalgic color
If I face forward will I meet you again?
The future continues on and on
Underneath a large signboard
I want to watch as the times change
I open the window
To those people and places I can never go to
When I remember far far back
The future was bright for as far as I can see
Underneath the beautiful blue sky
We would keep sleeping
Someone I liked a long time ago
It seems that a child will be born in winter
The rules from the old days
Sometimes I want to doubt
I've never forgotten
Is the New Year's card with a photo?
What we couldn't do
I miss you very much

Albums[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Also written as "Sanctuary ~opening version~"
  2. ^ Also written as "Passion ~after the battle~"
  3. ^ a b "Passion -KINGDOM Orchestra Instrumental Version-"
  4. ^ a b "Sanctuary (Opening)" and "Passion -opening version-"
  5. ^ a b c "Sanctuary (Ending)" and "Passion -after the battle-"