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EGOIST – Departures ~Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta~ | Lyrics Translation

Song: Departures ~Anata ni Okuru AI no Uta~
Artist: EGOIST
Album: Departures ~Anata ni Okuru AI no Uta~
Other: Ending Song for the anime Guilty Crown

mou anata kara aisareru koto mo
hitsuyou to sareru koto mo nai
soshite watashi ha kou shite hitoribocchi de

I’m no longer loved by you,
I’m no longer needed by you.
And thus, just like this…I’m alone…

ano toki anata ha nante itta no?
todokanai kotoba ha chuu wo mau
wakatteru noni kyou mo shiteshimau
kanawanu negai goto wo

What was it that you said back then?
Those words which didn’t reach me now dance in the heavens.
Although I know it very well, I continue
to make a wish that will never come true.

gyutto te wo nigitteite
anata to futari tsudzuku to itte
tsunaida sono te ha atatakakute

Don’t let go…
hold my hand tight…
say we’ll continue being together…
our held hands used to be so warm
and so tender.

anata ha itsumo sou yatte
watashi wo okorasete saigo ni nakasunda
dakedo ato ni natte
gomen ne tte iu
sono kao suki datta

You were always like that,
making me angry and in the end, making me cry.
But afterwards
you would apologize…
I loved your face while doing so.

gyutto sou omoikkiri
anata no ude no naka ni itai
futari de odeko wo awasenagara
nemuru no

Don’t let go…
hold me with all your might…
I want to stay in your arms…
I want us to sleep with our foreheads

mou nido to ha aenai tte koto wo shitteta no?

Did you know we would never see each other again?

gyutto anata ga suki
mou ichido datte warattekurenai no
anata no nukumori ga kiechau mae ni

Don’t let go…
hold me tightly, I love you…
But you will not smile for me ever again…
so before your warmth disappears,
hold me in your arms.


Can’t help but imagine a death scene…


  • Noel says:

    Thanks for the lyrics! I noticed something you might want to change.
    Akakute should be atatakakute! :)

    November 27, 2011 - Reply
  • Seinaru says:

    Hi Suisei, great lyrics translation as always! I’m waiting for someone who can translate this song and you’re the first that translate this song really good :)

    You know, i’m kinda sad when listening this song, plus read the translation.. Feels like.. aah.. I remember my ex-gf :'(

    November 28, 2011 - Reply
  • Yuuji says:

    More like getting left behind for someone better….

    December 2, 2011 - Reply
  • Jayson says:

    I imagine a death scene, too…
    It’s like the boy has an uncurable illness that’ll lead to his death, and the girl is sadly staring at her loved one…

    So sad… :((

    December 18, 2011 - Reply
  • elven_cloaked says:

    Hey, I really liked that song, but it was frustrating to know that you can’t sing with it with just a translated version (although honestly, I like the way this was translated ^^).
    I have a friend that could sing this, too bad she’s not into fan-dubbing and stuff like that… But still I went through editing your translation into a more sing-able version (in my opinion).

    I just followed her tune, the rythm, and how she sang the lyrics with less focus on the actual translation, so translating it back to japanese would be far-off from the original meaning.

    I just want people to know that this song is really great and going this far is really worth it…So here it goes, enjoy :)


    I no longer need you to love me anymore,
    I no longer see me needed by you…
    And so I’m like this, yeah just like this…All alone…

    What was it that you said back then to me?
    Those words which didn’t reach me: lost in mem’ry
    Although I know it very well, I press on making a wish
    that won’t come true…

    Don’t let go…
    hold my hand real tight…
    say we’ll continue being together…
    our held hands used to be so tender and…
    so warm…

    You were always like that to me, you know,
    making me angry then making me cry.
    But then after that
    you would apologize…
    I loved your face while doing so.

    Don’t ever let go…
    hold me with all your might…
    I want to stay in your arms…
    I want us to sleep with our faces close
    real close

    Did you know we would never see each other again?

    Don’t let go…
    hold tightly, I love you…
    I’ll never see that smile from your face again…
    so before your warmth disappears, would you hold me?
    in your arms.

    December 21, 2011 - Reply
    • Suisei says:

      That’s pretty good!

      Sadly, we don’t have the talent to make the translations flow with the rhythm of the song, so our translation are more about what the lyrics means and we don’t worry about matching them up together.

      We aren’t trying to make an English singable version of the lyrics, so our translations will not match up with the songs. However, anyone can use our translation however they see fit, like editing them like you did. We don’t mind, rather, we’re happy you used our translation to help you make a sing-along version!

      December 21, 2011 - Reply
    • Erucia says:

      Ah, I actually just did a quick singable version of this song. Feel free to use it. I’d like credit for dubs and whatnot, of course. Thanks, Suisei, for the translations. I did one for Euterpe as well. I gave the appropriate credit, of course~ ^-^

      April 24, 2013 - Reply
  • nai kojima says:

    on the third line of the first paragraph of the song it should be soshite watashi wa not ha

    December 27, 2011 - Reply
    • Suisei says:

      For the “は” particle, which is indeed pronounced “wa”, we chose to use ‘ha’ instead, the way it is spelled in order for it to show up on IME.

      December 27, 2011 - Reply
  • Byron says:

    Can someone translate the title, “Anata Ni Okuru Ai No Uta,” please?

    December 28, 2011 - Reply
  • stephanie says:

    i love this song im so glad i found your website now i can sing to the songs that i couldn’t find lyrics to thanks suisei ;)

    December 28, 2011 - Reply
  • Kou says:

    This is very touching. It really hit me in a gentle way.

    Departures is a well executed, romantic song about a break-up.

    December 29, 2011 - Reply
  • Anime Craze says:

    I wanted to know so much about the singer..
    I know it’s by EGOIST, fictionary band.. But still the voice is so sweet & I want to find out more songs she sang before.. Couldn’t find much about the singer’s details T_T Anyone has any idea?

    January 12, 2012 - Reply
  • GoofBall says:

    This song.. Specially while watching Guilty Crown Episode 11.. That episode made impact to the song. Just so perfect! I love the song, its really sad. I even made a signature about this song (if anyone interested to see : because its really inspiring.. and Ryo’s voice really melt my heart.

    January 19, 2012 - Reply
    • Suisei says:

      I may be confusing you, but this time, the singer is chelly while Ryo is, as I mentioned, the composer.

      January 19, 2012 - Reply
  • GoofBall says:

    Oh Chelly? but she’s also part of Supercell or not? Now I thought it was Ryo.

    January 19, 2012 - Reply
    • Suisei says:

      supercell doesn’t have a fixed singer per se, so I can’t say if each singer is part of supercell. But I think you can call her part of it…at least, for now.

      I always thought supercell was a ryo & nagi combination, but that has been proven wrong. lol

      January 19, 2012 - Reply
      • Tzu says:

        I know Ryo is the composer for much of the best anime music in our times, but I have a rather silly question: Is he a male or female? I always thought he/she was a man for some reason, but since someone thought he/she sang the lyrics I got confused.

        I don’t even know what supercell is anymore, can it be called a band when most of the members are designers? Is anything that Ryo composes part of supercell?

        January 24, 2012 - Reply
        • Suisei says:

          ryo is male.

          As for what he does in supercell, he composes the music and lyrics of all the songs.

          January 24, 2012 - Reply
  • Nicchie says:

    Aww… This song is beautiful..

    January 30, 2012 - Reply
  • Akihisa Masayoshi says:

    just like what happened to me right now…..

    February 1, 2012 - Reply
  • shu says:

    its really a great song thank you suisei for your brilliant translation can i impose a question to you are a male or female and what is your nationality? I rally admire you for your works so i want to know you more.

    February 4, 2012 - Reply
    • Suisei says:

      Hehehe~ well, I’m a girl but I’m not real. I was created to be the mascot of this site! And although I too know Japanese, I don’t translate the songs, they are all done by 53RG10-sama!

      February 4, 2012 - Reply
  • sha says:

    someone gave this song to me. what that’s mean?

    February 5, 2012 - Reply
  • Alyssa says:

    Very small correction, but in the 5th paragraph it should be “anata no ude NO” not “wo.” Just letting you know :) Thanks for the translation!

    February 14, 2012 - Reply
  • Victor Stillwater says:

    Hi. I’ve been working on a singable version based on the translations provided here and the work done by elven_cloaked. This is what I’ve come up with for the whole song. :)

    If anyone decides to make a song cover of it, I’d love to know. :)

    Departures (Cover)

    I do not need that love you gave to sustain me anymore
    In the same way that I’m no longer the one that you need
    And because of all of this, I’m standing here alone, just like this.

    What were those words you said back to me way back when
    The words that never reached me now dance in the heavens
    Though I know it very well, I press on and continue
    To make a wish that will never come true

    Don’t ever let me go
    My dear, and tightly hold my hand
    Just say you’ll stay by my side, and we’ll be together
    So now our hands which held each other tenderly and warm
    They no longer touch…

    You were the one who’d always make me angry with sorrow
    And in the end you’d be the one who’d make my tears flow
    But then afterwards, you’d come back,
    apologize and I’d
    love your face, repentant and sad.

    Don’t ever let me go
    My love, hold me with all your might
    I want to stay inside those arms of yours so tight
    The two of us would lie close to each other, foreheads pressed
    Don’t let me go….

    (Oh) Did you know that we would never see each other again?

    Don’t ever let me go, my dear. I love you. Hold me tight.
    I know your smile won’t be for me ever again.
    Before you go, I want to know your warmth just one more time…
    So hold me in your arms…

    February 16, 2012 - Reply
  • Chi-Chan says:

    omgosh ty victor for the english ver. It works really well but Im too shy to do anything more than sing it in my room… Anyways, I love singing it!! its so great and everytime the songs play I just stop what im doing and sing along~

    February 18, 2012 - Reply
  • Sora says:

    I love this song from the first time i watch Guilty Crown, it’s very touchable song.
    and by the way, did someone know what is the song inory sang on Guilty Crown episode 1?
    the song played twice, first the opening then when she hide at Shu’s hideout.
    please tell me :(

    March 24, 2012 - Reply
  • Joshua says:

    thanks for the lyric…… this song is damn pretty good… btw who is the artist of this song is it EGOIST or supercell…?

    April 18, 2012 - Reply
    • Suisei says:

      It’s supercell (with chelly as vocals).

      EGOIST is a fictional band from the anime Guilty Crown.

      April 18, 2012 - Reply
  • Maka says:

    I love this song… even if it makes me cry… and it’s sad. The song is worth it.

    April 21, 2012 - Reply
  • reimu says:

    o3o this was posted on my birthday

    May 11, 2012 - Reply
  • Ej says:

    I can’t stop crying T_T on the death scene

    May 12, 2012 - Reply
  • Ilove says:

    thanks ilove this song

    July 12, 2012 - Reply
  • Jin Yuki says:

    1st time i heard the euturpe i love it
    but when this was used in episode 11 i came to love this more
    its like a healing song well in that episode hehe but the lyrics
    is definitely sad

    kudos for the translation~!

    July 20, 2012 - Reply
  • toka says:

    I think the first sentence would be something like:

    “I am no longer loved by you”

    Actually it makes more sense than the other one in the context of this song ^_^

    August 26, 2012 - Reply
    • Suisei says:

      Hmm… I see what you mean.

      Also, seems we combined the first two lines in a weird way, making for the mistranslation. lol

      August 26, 2012 - Reply
  • Passer-by says:

    just finished watching GuiltyGear.. ~My eyes~Urghh~TT
    this song really hit it…

    September 30, 2012 - Reply
  • anonymous says:

    aww.. this song’s meaning reminds me the saddest moment in guilty crown T_T

    October 30, 2012 - Reply
  • DGLegacy says:

    whenever i’m sad and gloomy I listen to this song……

    December 1, 2012 - Reply
  • fernandy says:

    this is a sad song, same with kono sekai de mitsuketa mono…

    December 15, 2012 - Reply
  • Arisa says:

    I see some mistakes in this!
    Go listen to the song while seeing your mistakes!
    soshite watashi *wa kou shite hitoribocchi de
    Tht’s 1 of the mistakesx,D
    well thnx for the lyrics though!!

    December 25, 2012 - Reply
    • moose says:

      as suisei said in the comments before, ‘ha’ is sometimes pronounced as ‘wa’ (or when it is the subject marker eg watashi ha inu desu – i am a dog :P)

      and i cant stop thinking of Hare when I listen to this ;_;

      May 14, 2013 - Reply
    • Erucia says:

      Actually, ‘wa’, when used to connect the relationship between the subject and a type of description of the state of the subject, it is written in hiragana as ‘ha’, not ‘wa’. This distinguishes the particle ‘wa’ with the syllable ‘wa’, as in ‘watashi’. Particles are used similarly to how prepositions are used in English.
      So what is pronounced as “watashi wa kou shite hitoribocchi de”
      is written as
      “watashi ha kou shite hitoribocchi de”

      May 15, 2013 - Reply
  • mayks says:

    i love the song .. but do you know where can i watch the Official Music Video of this song ??

    January 23, 2013 - Reply
  • Fuwa Aika says:

    It’s make me cry

    April 14, 2013 - Reply
  • koelly says:

    Well,I see you’re all confused about supercell,Egoist and Ryo.It’s not a big deal,I was also confused by Ryo’s gender or singers in supercell.Supercell is a japanese band which consists of Ryo(a genious composer) and 10 illustrators.They started with posting songs(sung by Hatsune Miku) on Nico Nico Douga.Their popularity raised so they realesed an independent self-tittled album Supercell(2008).Later the group signed to Sony Music Entertainment and had a professional release of their album in 2009,updated with more songs.
    And now my favorite part:Yanagi Nagi started to post cover versions and her original songs online since 2005 under the name CorLeonis.Then she released some albums and formed a duo with Annabel(also famous japanese singer,she did ending songs for Another and SankaRea).Yanagi Nagi fell in love with Ryo’s songs so she did cover of “Melt” in 2007 roughly the next day after Ryo posted supercell’s first song on Nico Nico Douga.She contacted Ryo and they started talking about collaborations.Ryo, who had been a fan of Yanagi’s voice even before uploading his own songs to Nico Nico Douga approached her to sing the vocals for Supercell’s debut single “Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari” (2009). Yanagi continued as the vocalist of Supercell until 2011, and in that time provided vocals for two more singles in 2010—”Sayonara Memories” and “Utakata Hanabi / Hoshi ga Matataku Konna Yoru ni”—and Supercell’s second studio album Today Is A Beautiful Day (2011).She then left supercell because she wanted to achieve her solo career.Supercell held auditions from May 25 to June 19, 2011 for a guest vocalist.The main criteria for the vocalist was his or her voice, as Supercell was not concerned with the singer’s gender or age.Out of about 2,000 candidates, two girls were chosen: a 15-year-old named Koeda(now 17) and a 17-year-old named Chelly(now 19).The theme songs for the 2011 anime series Guilty Crown were produced by Supercell.The band’s fourth single “My Dearest” is sung by Koeda and the song was used as the anime’s first opening theme.Chelly sings under the band name Egoist after the fictional band in Guilty Crown, and her debut single is “Departures (Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta)”.
    As you can see,both Chelly and Koeda are still with supercell only Chelly sing by the band Egoist.
    More details you can find on Wikipedia.
    And I forgot to say that Ryo is a male! xD
    Hope you understand now ^^

    May 5, 2013 - Reply
  • lowliet666 says:

    just realize that egoist is fictionary band (dont know until now).

    May 13, 2013 - Reply
  • SunaRiver says:

    I cried because this lyrics is very similar to what I’ve experienced.

    May 20, 2013 - Reply
  • cjhay81 says:

    another lyrics that ive found dunno if its the right 1??

    Departures ~Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta~ English Lyrics
    I watch your silhouette disappear as you walk away
    The pain in my chest says it’s over; the love cannot stay
    The air is sharp and cold now that those days are old
    I’m alone

    Upon my lips is a whisper from the depths of my soul
    Without you I feel incomplete; ‘Cause of you, there’s a hole
    I wish one day it could be and you’re standing next to me
    This little wish I’ve kept in my heart

    Please take my hand and don’t let go
    I wish that you could stay
    Just please promise me that you’ll never go away
    This feeling is something I wish could last for an eternity
    You’re my everything

    Too many times we’ve fought and hurt each other beyond repair
    Too many times I’ve cried for you, no this can’t be fair
    Even then you always seemed to try to make it up to me
    With just that, I fell for you

    Please take my hand and don’t let go
    I want us to be
    I feel my heart tear in two when you’re not here with me
    When it’s just us the world seems to come to a complete stop
    Am I dreaming?

    The past is lost yet the future is free. We don’t have to be separated!
    Ahhh~ Aaahh~

    Please take my hand and don’t let go
    You are my everything
    Perhaps these feelings of mine aren’t meant to be
    But all that I want is just to see your smile once more
    Just be with me

    May 22, 2013 - Reply
    • Ouma Shu says:

      Well it’s the translation I saw from the anime dunno which one is the right one maybe I have to ask about it to my friend he’s got a scholar to japan

      June 4, 2014 - Reply
  • AfterTsunami says:

    i think this song is very good since it have slow tune but good meaning, that desrcibing the situation but not more accurately so we must listen more to know what are they mean even we doesnt know anything about japanese leaguage xD, but with this lyric we can more easy to know how good this song :), but in this song im never thinking about the deathscene, even im think this song is about the lost hope of gf, who almost got “die” (die in here is meaning become ex-gf)

    June 28, 2013 - Reply
  • sh-inori says:

    why,did they put a death end?!!!

    August 24, 2013 - Reply
  • Kennie says:

    This song with lyrics make me think of my ex boyfriend. I miss him so much. But I will never admit that to him.

    November 29, 2013 - Reply
  • NoName says:

    This song fit perfectly for Guilty Crown Ending.. In my opinion T.T i can’t stop thinking about inori

    December 29, 2013 - Reply
  • Vivek says:

    This is really the best song I’ve heard from all Japanese songs until…….

    March 4, 2014 - Reply
  • 28Miaka says:

    Well .. for your info … EGOIST is not only a fictional band in Guilty Crown but also a real band which consists only of chelly and ryo and no one else . Supercell is a band consisting of 11 members I think and right now … koeda is the singer for Supercell and ryo is the composer , though I don’t know what the other members do .

    March 30, 2014 - Reply
  • Ouma Shu says:

    Yeah its makes me feel sad and even without the translation you still can feel how meaningful this song is even I don’t know why makes me remember my GF died because a cancer its really painful god why??? I think I can’t find anyone bettr than her

    June 4, 2014 - Reply
  • Aldoni Sinaga says:

    ano toki anata ha nante itta no?
    todokanai kotoba ha Jumon

    I get this from my fansub, is it wrong ?

    June 5, 2014 - Reply
  • mitchellyn says:

    I love this song very much
    well, this song was so sad and the video was sad ending
    i cry to death.Anyway,good song and good video *smile*

    January 23, 2015 - Reply

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