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"Somnus"
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The title of this song, played during the trailer for FF Versus XIII, means 'sleep,' but there is nothing restful about the forceful vocals singing of coming war.
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"Somnus" is the main theme for Final Fantasy XV. The song first appeared in the first trailer for the game. It was included on the album Drammatica by Yoko Shimomura, the composer for the Kingdom Hearts series and Legend of Mana.

The song opens with a piano playing a rather sad melody, followed by a vocal part sung by Aundréa L. Hopkins[1] in Latin, much like other famous songs from the Final Fantasy series.

LyricsEdit

Latin LyricsEdit

Tellus dormit
Et liberi in diem faciunt
Numquam extinguunt
Ne expergisci possint
Omnia dividit
Tragedia coram
Amandum quae
Et nocte perpetua
Ehem vel vera vision
Par oram videbo
Te mane tempu expergiscendi.

English Translation[2]Edit

The kingdom sleeps
And children sacrifice themselves daily
Before it is extinguished
They will never awake
This tragedy destroys,
in front of them,
every beloved thing.
And in this never-ending night,
Look there, the real vision
on the edge; I will see you
and the next morning the time will awake.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XV Episode DuscaeEdit

An arrangement of "Somnus" featuring a solo violin is used on the title screen of Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

Somnus is a DLC Field Music Sequence song for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, and the background featured is of a large city, similar to the one seen in several trailers for the game. It is the only song out of the 52 DLC tracks that doesn't appear for the iOS version, and the only song not to return in the sequel, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call.

EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]Somnus is the Latin word for "sleep", and the personification of sleep. Somnus is also the Roman god associated with sleep, his Greek counterpart being Hypnos. This is a possible reference to the game logo, which is an image of a sleeping woman.

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