One Touch Relief - Unrequited Love (Eiko's Letter)

from EIDOLON: Music From Final Fantasy IX by Materia Community

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This upbeat take on "Unrequited Love" focuses on the a different unrequited love than you might expect. It follows Eiko and Doctor Tot, as Tot helps Eiko write a love letter to literally the first person she's met since her village was destroyed.


I live alone, and I just met you
And yet I get you like no one will
Your ruffled shirt, your giant forehead
Your weird detached cuffs, your twitching tail

What is in that letter that you’re writing?
Do you hear the siren song of love?
Is there anything that’s more exciting?
Do you want some help with rhymes and stuff?

You’re just a nerd, and you can’t help me
(And yet I’ve loved— or at least read of love— before)
But this is different! Zidane is special
(If “special“ means “alive” then, sure, he’s that and more)

Fine. Then can you help me write this letter?
(I am very educated, surely this is child’s play)
I don’t really know what I am doing
(I’ll go break out my thesaurus, we’ll be done before the chorus, I say
You don’t seem the type to let that stop you, am I right?)
What is more romantic than the night sky?
(What about the moon and how it’s hanging like a jewel in there?)
How can I express the way I feel?
(This imparts some satisfaction; we still need a call to action; how about at nine o’clock you have him meet you by the dock?)

Dr Tot! I didn’t know you knew how to play saxophone!… wow, he’s pretty good, actually… maybe you’re not such a nerd after all!

“When the night sky wears the moon as its pendant, I shall await you down at the dock”
(Hey! That’s pretty good!)
And then I’ll (you’ll) tell him… the way I (you) feel.


from EIDOLON: Music From Final Fantasy IX, released July 30, 2019
UPC 00811576032360
Ⓟ 2019 Materia Collective LLC

One Touch Relief: Producer, Arranger, Performing Artist
Amanda Laven: Drums, Bass
Marjorie Halloran: Vocals, Lyrics
Michael Garrett Steele: Vocals, Lyrics
Nathaniel Chambers: Mixing Engineer
Zach Kohlmeier: Synths, Keyboard

• "Unrequited Love (Final Fantasy IX)"
Uematsu Nobuo (Composer)

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