Your interpretation, I feel, also lines up with the picture. The girl’s bittersweet expression, her closed eyes, give me the feeling she’s resolving herself to this mindset. In spite of all the pain they’ve shared, she can still think back on their time spent together and appreciate it.
Aside from reminding me of all my Tomoyo After feels, this song’s lyrics are beautiful. My thoughts, however, are a little bit different. Track 12 really felt like the song’s proper ending to me. This almost feels like an explanation of the album’s core message. Instead of just the girl or the boy passing away or being emotionally tortured respectively, I feel like this song could be from either person’s perspective. In their lives together, both have suffered. The singer describes both of them as clumsy and impatient. Their anxiety could come from any number of their past conflicts, be it how different their dreams had become (track 6), or unexpected hardships that tried to tear them apart (track 3). However, they are still able to accept each other, even with all of their flaws, their emotional baggage, and the struggles they are going to have. Even though, “the anxiety will never disappear / I love you. I love you the way you are”. Their love supersedes everything they’ve gone through, because they can share their pain with each other. This song almost feels like exchanged wedding vows, as whether this be the boy or the girl singing, the two are making promises to each other about how no matter what, they will stay together. Perhaps this is chronicling their first time as lovers, the time they first admitted they loved each other. The first line in the third stanza “Because that’s what the two of us agreed on” and the third line “I will leave you this song” sounds much like them promising that this song promising they will stay together will be the one thing they cherish, even in death. It’s incredibly sappy, yet so sincere I can’t help but love it. Perhaps in their happier moments, this is a song they sung together.
The last stanza is awesome. Just by the act of being together, they know they can make their dreams come true. Their love is so strong, their goals for the future are forever intertwined. For all of the heart-wrenching moments in this album, this last track leaves me with a wonderful feeling. You rock, Maeda,