This underwent a few revisions during moderation, so after the time of posting, this is the final version. I want to give a public, sincere thank you to bebn legg for taking strong interest in this port and giving me much feedback to make it even better than I started with. It is now more balanced and accurate.
ZUN describes this song as "lonely" - now that I think of it, it kinda is lonely, so why not consider it "sad" too? This song leads up to the confrontation with the final boss of Lotus Land Story: the stage is deep black with blue stars in the far distance, as foes come out of the woodwork to blast you with fiery missiles.