Distant Worlds
Single by Izumi Masuda
Released September 13th, 2005
Recorded ???
Length 5:18
Label Square Enix

Distant Worlds was first released in the game during the July 2005 update. It was later released as a single in Japan on September 13, 2005, and released on iTunes on September 22, 2005. The song is also included in the LP Romeo & Juliet by Izumi Masuda, which was released on October 21, 2005, and on the Final Fantasy XI Unreleased Tracks which was released on March 28, 2007 in the premium box limited edition. An instrumental cover of the song by Nobuo Uematsu's side project The Black Mages was included on their third album The Black Mages III: Darkness and Starlight, released March 19, 2008.
This song is played during the final cut scene of Dawn at Lufaise Meadows when you approach Blueblade Fell (J-7).

Lines 11 through 16 are not in the original in-game version of the song.


Composition Nobuo Uematsu
Arrangement Naoshi Mizuta
Lyrics Yaeko Sato, Michael Christopher Koji Fox (Translation)
Vocals Izumi Masuda


Seas invite in the evening sun
to light the somber abyss.
Clouds dance up with the heavens' stars,
chanting an air of joyous bliss.

Water fades back from blue to jade,
guiding young rainbows high.
Flowers bloom into red and whites,
quenching our hearts when they run dry.

Angels chained by a beast locked in slumber.
Sin washed away by the swift flow of time.

I may know the answers.
Journeys over snow and sand.
What twist in fate has brought us
to tread upon this land?

Blessed by light and the burden of shadow.
Souls abide to an endless desire.

I may know the answers,
though one question I still hear.
What twist in fate has brought us
to roads that run so near?

Distant worlds together.
Miracles from realms beyond.
The lifelight burns inside me
to sing to you this song.
To sing with you this song.
To sing to you your song.

Music of Final Fantasy XI
Composers: Naoshi Mizuta | Nobuo Uematsu | Kumi Tanioka

Singers and Bands: Izumi Masuda | The Star Onions

Soundtracks: Original Soundtrack | Rise of the Zilart Original Soundtrack | Chains of Promathia Original Soundtrack | Treasures of Aht Urhgan Original Soundtrack | Wings of the Goddess Original Soundtrack | Unreleased Tracks | Memories of Dusk and Dawn
Albums Inspired by FFXI: Music from the Other Side of Vana'diel | Sanctuary | Piano Collections | Final Fantasy XI Piano Collections
Singles: Distant Worlds | Jeuno -Starlight Celebration-