Jmusic Review: OLIVIA - Wish

Artist: OLIVIA Album: OLIVIA inspi' REIRA (TRAPNEST) Release date: 2/28/07 Video link: Via Veoh

English translation: The twinkling of the stars calls to the wind Your smile erases the noise The angel in your eyes is whispering That everything is starting now

Can you feel it now Can you feel it now Like being swallowed up by a wave Pulling on my heart Pulling on my heart I hold my breath and reach out your hand

Baby, this world is different From yesterday I can't see anyone but you Baby my wish on a wing Tears through the sky In one overwhelming word

My eyes follow the light Running without hesitation to you My petrified heart breathes a sigh Itโ€™s like a long journey

Can you feel it now Can you feel it now The time goes by mercilessly Pulling on my heart Pulling on my heart I set my love free

Baby, I don't need a future Or promises As long as you're here Baby my wish on a wing Send out this voice And let it break through the flickering stars

Do you feel me? Do you feel me now?

Baby, this world is different From yesterday I can't see anyone but you Baby my wish on a wing Tears through the sky In one overwhelming word

Baby, I don't need a future Or promises As long as you're here Baby my wish on a wing Send out this voice And let it break through the flickering stars About the song: Wish was the second opening theme for the anime NANA. OLIVIA provides the singing voice for Osaki Nana's rival, Serizawa Reira. (Reira's actual name is Layla, after the Eric Clapton song.) The song starts out with a hard guitar riff, which Olivia's higher vocal range compliments nicely.

Lyrically the song decribes a lot of Reira's emotions. I won't go into it too much since it would spoil anyone who hasn't seen the series. Needless to say, it's mostly about an unrequited love that Reira holds close to her heart. I think she knows deep down that her love for this man can never be returned but as long as he is by her side, she is OK with that. It's a sad story because Reira is surrounded by people that want to love her if she would only let them into her heart.