A Desperate Situation
Vocals: Miku Nakamura
Lyrics: Miku Nakamura
Music: Miku Nakamura, Cö shu Nie
Single: 絶体絶命 (A Desperate Situation)
Group: Cö shu Nie
Release date: 11 January 2019
Requested by: Petalite Yuu
Watch the official video on YouTube!
The Promised Neverland was quite high up my favourite manga list some time ago, so I’m really glad to see it got an anime and can reach a bunch of new people!
The title can also be interpreted as ‘Stalemate’. I was about to go with it because I feel like the chess reference is tonally consistent with the story. I decided against it because the mood conveyed by the song isn’t a ‘Stalemate’ – that implies that nobody can make a move, but these people are making a last-ditch move, aren’t they?
Today, the reddening sky is so scary.
If I didn’t know, could I have been happy?
Another warm lamp falls.
And like that, I was losing them, unawares.
In the end, I believed that gentle voice.
That’s all I did.
They say you’ll be at peace if you get rid of your heart,
But that’s a lie! If you do that, you’ll break.
Though I grieve in sweet darkness, nobody’s coming to save me.
“Love me…” Hah! It’s too late for that.
Move! Our feet get all tangled up.
Let’s escape from this cage!
So we can seize our futures,
Let’s outrun despair!
With sweat pouring and hearts blazing,
We’re living with determination, for sure.
Like this, we aim at our goal.
We won’t give up!
We should be more alert
and do things carefully.
Open up the way, steadily!
Perhaps only time will tell…