The theme song いのちの名前 (Inochi no Namae) is the lyricized version of あの日の川へ (Ano Hi no Kawa e), but it was never sung during the film, and therefore it is only included in Kimura Yumi's first single and later in the Spirited Away Memorial Box.
Does it have any meaningful connection to the story of Spirited Away?
作詞：覚 和歌子／作曲・編曲：久石 譲
青空に線を引く ひこうき雲の白さは ずっとどこまでも ずっと続いてく 明日を知ってたみたい 胸で浅く息をしてた 熱い頬 さました風も おぼえてる 未来の前にすくむ手足は 静かな声にほどかれて 叫びたいほど なつかしいのは ひとつのいのち 真夏の光 あなたの肩に 揺れてた木漏れ日 つぶれた白いボール 風が散らした花びら ふたつを浮かべて 見えない川は 歌いながら流れてく 秘密も嘘も喜びも 宇宙を生んだ神さまの 子供たち ※未来の前にすくむ心が いつか名前を思い出す 叫びたいほど いとおしいのは ひとつのいのち 帰りつく場所 わたしの指に 消えない夏の日 ※ref. woo…
The Name of Life
Lyrics: Kaku Wakako / Music: Hisaishi Joe
Vocals: Kimura Yumi
The whiteness of the clouds left behind by a plane Draw a line across the blue sky Always, no matter to where, always continuing As if it knew tomorrow In my chest I breathed in a shallow breath I remember the breeze that blew on my hot cheek The hands and feet which are bound before the future Are freed by a quiet voice So nostalgic that I want to scream out, is One life, the midsummer light At your shoulder, swaying, the sunbeams streaming through the leaves The white ball at rest The petals which have been scattered by the wind The invisible river which carries both Singing while flowing on Secrets and lies and joy Are the children of the gods who created this universe * The heart which is bound before the future Someday, will remember its name So loved that I want to scream out, is One life, the place to return to At my fingertips, the summer day which doesn't disappear * Repeat
Translated by satoru-13