Asa to Yoru no Monogatari
Track 1 of the album “ROMAN”
Originally listed as “Asa to Yoru no Roman” (where the word “roman” means story. This is true throughout the entire story.) In Japanese it means “Story of Morning and Light”
This song is a kind of intro into the album. Telling of it’s eleven songs, which are storiess called “romans”. It is sung from the viewpoint of Hiver Laurant (this name, Laurence is used many times for characters in this album. His first name, Hiver, is french for Winter) and about his looking for “romans”. He is a main character seen on the album cover.
He sends twin dolls Violette and Hortensia to look for these romans (and each song after this is about the stories they find; at the end of each song a twin says “I wonder if there’s a Roman there?” The twins represent “morning” and “night”, which are constantly used to describe life and death.
Hortense is the blue doll of hydrangea flowers and morning and life, her character is said to “cry in your place” when tragedy strikes. Violette is the purple doll of violet flowers and night and death, said to “smile in your place” when tragedy strikes. In the manga these dolls are often presented to the loved ones of those who have died since they represent “the birth of morning” and “the death of night”
This song tells of the songs and speaks about the cycles of life/death and how it’s a constant, never ending, sure thing that morning and night will be born and will die.