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Shinjitsu e no Shingeki (真実への進撃 lit. "The Advance to Truth"?) is the third concept single for the Attack on Titan anime. It was composed and written by singer/songwriter Revo of Linked Horizon, and released on June 19th, 2019. Both editions have the same 2 songs, but different bonus tracks.


Tracklist

Shoukei to Shikabane no Michi (憧憬と屍の道?, lit. "Path of Aspirations and Corpses")
Number Artist(s) Length
1 Revo 4:36
Notes: Second opening theme for Season 3.


13 no Fuyu (13の冬?, lit. "13 Winters")
Number Artist(s) Length Lyrics [+/-]
2 Yui Ishikawa 5:29

Die dreizehn Winter

血塗られた…赤い大地を…白い雪が…覆い隠した…
もっと深く…降り積もれば良いのにと…思わなくも…ない…

季節が廻り…春が歌えば…貴方はきっと…飛んで征くでしょう…
止められない…ならば何時もすぐ傍に…いたいと…願った…

人は幼き日に…夢見てた憧れを…いつまで抱いて…生きられるのだろう?
真実は…追えば追う程に…遠ざかる影…振り返り…立ち尽くす…屍の上で…

ーあの日から…
あなたと駆け抜けた…季節を数えては…戻らないヒカリの…眩さに目を閉じる…
震える首筋を…包み込む温もり…私はあと何度…この寒さに耐えられる?

「戦え!」と…「戦え!」と…繰り返す…あなたの言葉…今でも絶えず…まだ響いてる…

夢を見てる地獄→

夢を見ない天国→
【幸せなのはどちらの方か?】

―無意味な問いに夜は進み…

伸びた髪を切る者がいれ→

伸びた髪を括る者もいる→
【不自由なのはどちらの方か?】

―無慈悲な問いに愛は惑う…

ただ傍にいる…それだけでいい…他には何も…要らないというのに…
ささやかな望みは…許されざる 《自我》(エゴ)なのか?

—それとも……
知らずにすれ違う…季節を数えても…遣る瀬ない祈りの… 虚しさ に日が暮れる…
果たせぬ約束が…彷徨える宵闇…私は真実の…その痛みに堪えられる?

「戦え!」と…「戦え!」と…繰り返す…あの日の言葉…
今でも強く…まだ響いてる…

目覚めれば…滲んだ空と…凍てつく頬に…煌めく世界…
望まずとも…今年もまた春がくる…《13の冬》(冬)を置き去りに…

Die dreizehn Winter

Chinurareta akai daichi o…shiroi yuki ga…ooi kakushita…
Motto fukaku…furitsumoreba ii no ni to…omowanaku mo…nai…

Kisetsu ga meguri…haru ga utaeba…anata wa kitto…tonde yuku deshou…
Tomerarenai…naraba itsumo sugu soba ni…itai to…negatta…

Hito wa osanaki hi ni…yume miteta akogare o…
Itsu made daite…ikirareru no darou?
Shinjitsu wa…oeba ou hodo ni…touzakaru kage…
Furikaeri…tachitsukusu…shikabane no ue de…

―Ano hi kara…
Anata to kakenuketa…kisetsu o kazoete wa…
Modoranai HIKARI no…mabayusa ni me wo tojiru…
Furueru kubisuji o…tsutsumikomu nukumori…
Watashi wa ato nando…kono samusa ni taerareru?

“Tatakae!” to…“tatakae!” to…kurikaesu…anata no kotoba…
Ima demo taezu…mada hibiiteru…

Yume o miteru jigoku →
To
Yume o minai tengoku →
[Shiawase na no wa dochira no hou ka?]
―Muimi na toi ni yoru wa susumi…

Nobita kami o kiru mono ga ire →
Ba
Nobita kami o kukuru mono mo iru →
[Fujiyuu na no wa dochira no hou ka?]
―Mujihi na toi ni ai wa madou…

Tada soba ni iru…sore dake de ii…hoka ni wa nani mo…iranai to iu no ni… Sasayakana nozomi wa…yurusarezaru《jiga》(ego) na no ka?

—Soretomo……
Shirazu ni sure chigau…kisetsu o kazoete mo…
Yarusenai inori no…munashisa ni hi ga kureru…
Hatasenu yakusoku ga…samayoeru yoiyami…
Watashi wa shinjitsu no…sono itami ni taerareru?

“Tatakae!” to…“tatakae!” to…kurikaesu…ano hi no kotoba…
Ima demo tsuyoku…mada hibiiteru…

Mezamereba…nijinda sora to…itetsuku hoho ni…kirameku sekai… Nozomazu to mo…kotoshi mo mata haru ga kuru…《13 No fuyu》(fuyu) o okizari ni…
[1]

The Thirteen Winters

The ground painted crimson with blood…
Was covered with white snow…
If only more snow would fall…and pile up…
I can't say…I didn't hope that…

The seasons go around…and as spring sings…
I'm sure you'll jump into flight…
And if I cannot stop you…
Then always staying…by your side…is my wish…

How long can people live…embracing the aspirations…
They dreamt of…in their childhood days…
The more we try chasing after…the truth…
the farther the shadow of it gets…
And when we look back behind…we find ourselves…standing on…top of corpses…

---From that day…
When I ran away with you…how many seasons have passed?…
I close my eyes thinking…of the radiance of that light I can never return to…
My trembling neck…was wrapped up in warmth…
But just how many times more…do I have to bear this cold?

“Fight! You must fight!”
The words you told me…repeat in my head…
Even now…they are constantly echoing…

Those in hell who are still dreaming
And
those in paradise who have stopped dreaming
【Which are the blessed ones?】
The meaningless question disappears into the night…

Just as there are people who will cut their long hair
Likewise
There are people who will simply tie it up
【Which are the inconvenienced ones?】
My feelings of love feel at loss by the merciless question in my head…

I just want to stay by your side…
That alone is enough for me…
I have no need for anything else…
And yet, is this modest wish of mine…just my own《selfishness》 (ego)?

---Or…
Will we grow apart without realising…?
While the seasons just pass by…
And the sun will set…as my wretched prayer disappears into the air…
The promise between us that will never be kept…wanders in dusk…
And while the pain…from the truth hurts… Can I still bear it?

“Fight! You must fight!”
The words from that day…repeat in my head
Even now…I can still clearly hear them echoing…

And when I wake up… I can see the blurring sky above me…
The world glimmers… On my freezing cheeks…
And even if I don’t ask for it…
Spring will come this year as well…
And leave the 《13 winters》 (winter) behind…
[2]

Notes: This song is about Mikasa's feelings towards Eren and his 13 year time limit.


Bonus content

※《Kimi ga Fusawashii to Omou Daimei》 (※《君が相応しいと想う題名》 ?, lit. "※《A title you think is the most suitable》")
Number Artist(s) Length Lyrics [+/-]
3 (RE only) SUZUKAKE Children’s Choir 1:30

もし願いが一つだけ叶うならキミは何を願う?
とても大切なことだから、生まれるまでに考えておいでね

何が欲しい (何が欲しい)
何がしたい (何がしたい)
何のため何処へ行き
どんな人になりたい?

それとも 消えてしまいたいというの?

十年後のキミへ、今なら何を願う?
二十年後のキミへ、それは今も同じか?
千年後のキミへ、キミは今自由か?
春が来る度問いかけるよ

 Angriff zur Wahrheit

Moshi negai ga hitotsu dake kanaunara kimi wa nani o negau?
Totemo taisetsu na koto dakara, umareru made ni kangaete oide ne

Nani ga hoshii (nani ga hoshii)
Nani ga shitai (nani ga shitai)
Nanno tame doko e yuki don'na hito ni naritai?

Soretomo kiete shimaitai to iu no?

Juu-nen go no kimi e, ima nara nani o negau?
Nijuu-nen go no kimi e, sore wa ima mo onaji ka?
Sen-nen go no kimi e, kimi wa ima jiyuu ka?

Haru ga kuru tabi toikakeru yo

Angriff zur Wahrheit
[3]

If you could make one of your dreams come true, what would you wish for?
This is really important, so please think about it carefully before you'll be born.

What do you want? (What do you want?)
What would you like to do? (What would you like to do?)
For what reason and where will you go, and
What kind of a person do you want to become?

Or,
Do you just want to erase your existence?

To you in ten years, what is your dream now?
To you in 20 years, is it still the same?
To you in 1000 years, are you free?

I'll ask again when spring arrives...

Advance to the Truth
[4]

Notes: This bonus track features a cryptic message to someone yet to be born. A baby's cry can be heard at the end.


Kanata e to, Shiroku Kasumu wa Shikabane no Michi. (彼方へと、白く霞むは屍の道。?, lit. "Towards the other side, the path of corpses grows hazy behind.")
Number Artist(s) Length
3 (LE only) N/A 1:28
Notes: This bonus track is a string quartet version of a section of Shoukei to Shikabane no Michi.

Liner notes

Vocals

  • Revo
  • Yui Ishikawa

Narration

  • Sascha

Musicians

  • Guitar: YUKI
  • Bass: Atsushi Hasegawa
  • Piano and Keyboards: Koji Igarashi
  • Drums: JUN-JI
  • Harp: Tomoyuki Asakawa
  • Percussion: Mataro Misawa
  • Strings: Gen Ittetsu Strings
  • Brass: Masanori Suzuki Brass Section
  • Horns: Takashi Naitoh Horn Section
  • Woodwinds: Hideo Takakuwa Woodwind Ensemble
  • Choirs: Ensemble OtonoHa, Voces Tokyo
  • Choir Conductor: Yoshinori KOBA
  • Children's choir: SUZUKAKE Children's Choir
  • Children's choir conductor: Eri Itoh

Production staff

  • All music was written, composed, arranged and produced by Revo
  • Executive Producers: Atsushi Chiba, Koji Takahashi
  • Recording Engineers: Suminobu Hamada, Hiroyuki Akita, Akihiro Tabuchi
  • Mixing Engineer: Suminobu Hamada
  • Mastering Engineer: Yasuji Yasman Maeda
  • Sound Effects Editor: Hirokazu Ebisu
  • Sound Effect Recording Studio: STUDIO LOVOX
  • Computer Programmer: Revo

Trivia

  • There is a strong theme of winter in this single, representing death.
  • This is the first time a voice actor of the show has sung a Linked Horizon song.
  • 13 no Fuyu features musical references to both Souyoku no Hikari and a Sound Horizon song, Asa to Yoru no Roman. This is the first time an outside song was referenced specifically, and it is used to highlight the "winter is death" metaphor, but also the uncertainty of Eren's fate.
  • The RE bonus song;
    • Is the first hidden bonus song to contain lyrics.
    • Has no title, only an instruction to choose a title for it yourself.
    • Has sound effects from a Sound Horizon bonus song, Rin∞ne. This song is also about a child yet to be born, with the sound effects corresponding to different words, just like this bonus song.
  • The LE packaging features a box with a snowy version of Eren's house and basement, while the CD cover underneath features a dilapidated version of Eren's house and basement without the snow, like seen in the anime.
  • The art for the lyrics pages is;


References

  1. "Romaji of 13 no Fuyu". putrilaurant. Retrieved on July 2,2019.
  2. "Translation of 13 no Fuyu". SH_Kingdom. Retrieved on July 2,2019.
  3. "Romaji of Kanata e to Shiroku Kasumu wa Shikabane no Michi.". putrilaurant. Retrieved on July 2,2019.
  4. "Translation of Kanata e to Shiroku Kasumu wa Shikabane no Michi.". SH_Kingdom. Retrieved on July 2,2019.

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