Still finishing the different branches in Persona PSP but I’ve already taken a liking to the music for some time.
Some notes Meguro made about these compositions is that he was aiming for the same pop style used in Persona 3/4 so that players who are playing this game because of those titles will feel more at home. He also wanted to experiment with the music to show how two-sided Persona is. For example, in the opening he starts off with some light pop before moving onto the intense beat of rock. Then there’s also some switching between English and Japanese in the lyrics.
Some of those approaches aren’t done for the first time to be honest. “Burn My Dread” mixed pop and rock together too.
On another note, it’s interesting how the lyricist for these two main theme songs also wrote the lyrics for Persona Trinity Soul’s first opening “Breakin’ Through” although I personally didn’t really like that song.
Well anyway, lets hope the European release of the game will get the free pre-order two disc soundtrack that America’s going to get!
Dream of Butterfly
Lyrics: Masao Komori
Composition: Shoji Meguro
Vocals: Yumi Kawamura
Dream of a butterfly, or is life a dream?
Don’t wanna wake up, coz I’m happier here
I was glad just to have you by my side
It was the only reality I needed
But it was all just a dream
Swaying and dissolving like bubbles in the dark ocean
When I woke up, no one was really there
There is nothing certain
Reaching for the shimmering shape in vain
That, I know is true in this place
What should I believe in to live on in this ever changing world?
I’m drowning (I can’t believe in you)
in sadness (but I cannot forget you)
calling out as I saw you (I will dig up my faith)
that night (and march on)
I believed (I cannot see ahead)
that it’s because (but I can’t keep standing still)
you are by my side (So I will close my eyes)
that I could grow strong (and march on)
I was afraid (Can’t lay the blame on you)
of sadness (but I cannot forgive you)
crying as I called out to you (So drenched up in rain)
that day (I’ll march on)
I realised (I cannot face the sun)
my weaknesses (but I cannot dream at night)
are because of you (So under the moonlight)
They all are (I’ll march on)