Halloween music: Sound Horizon – halloween to yoru no monogatari

Once more the month of Halloween is upon us (hush, for me it is the entire month! I live and breath on my horror!) and this year, I will try to do some more suggestions for books, movies, series and also try to share some music and games! To start it off, an single based around Halloween from my favorite fantasy group, Sound Horizon!

I think the right translation of the album would be: The story about Halloween and the night.

The album has three different songs, and like most of their singles the songs comes together in one way or another. While the first one is really long, and have so many mood swings you will feel like you are listening to more than 20 songs in one, it has the best start and ending ever. (not the english in the start, that didn’t happen -.-, not the spoken part, but the sing part from Revo… never ever… happened -.-)

Most of the stories are linked together with the history of immigration to America from Ireland during a lot of wars and famines, and we first follow a young man that moved away to be able to make a new life for himself, and in turn his sister and her family still in Ireland. While lots of sadness and tragedy follow him, and he becomes a cripple after a war, he still finds a woman and falls in love, and even get enough money for his sister to be able to follow him to America with her family. The night after getting to know he is becoming a father, and having sent the last of his money to his sister, he is murdered in the street, and as he hears the singing and voices of children, the last he knows, is that he dies at Halloween night.

The second song is about a group of children celebrating Halloween night, and besides seeing the same man that told the first story, it don’t seem to have much to do with the first song. At the end, one of the children collapses.

The third song is where it is all tied together, as we hear the story of the child in the second one, and the story of his parents, that were able to move to America from Ireland by help of her brother, that they never heard from again. Having been born on the trip there, their son is weak, and never really leaves his room, until he gets a friend in the town they live in. They also find out they have the same last name, but never find an explanation of this. In the song, we find out that Lenny’s time is over, and he probably won’t survive long, so his parents lets him go out for his first and last Halloween with his friends. The last part of the song has his mother sorrowfully sing her last good night to her son.

“I believe that my child is still out there somewhere, having a Halloween that

never ends.

If you see a boy with a head like a pumpkin, then maybe that’s Lenny.

This is the end of my story. I don’t care if you think it’s not true.

I just want three seconds of your time, right before you fall asleep.

Just for that moment, would you forget all your worries, your hatred, your

sadness… and say this for me?

“Good night, Lenny.”

If you like sad yet story full music, I think you should check it out, if only to say you have seen lots of men in pumkin hats rage war, or a kid with a pumpkin head for hair. If you want to get the stories better, there are also translations easy to find on the net ^.^ Hope you enjoy! Let us all have a fun Halloween month (month!!! MONTH!!!!)

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