The second opening for 四月は君の嘘 starts with these two lines:


I get the feeling that something is missing after から, like だ or です. Is this sentence still grammatically valid? Also, are the reasons for this omission as I suspect them that ending a sentence in plain だ is unusual and that a formal です would be out of place in such a song?

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Yes, だ/です at the end of a sentence is often omitted. Do you know a rhetoric device called 体言止め ("noun-stop")? The omission of だ after から has the same basic effect (making the sentence compact yet vivid and dramatic).

This AのはBから(だ) is a cleft sentence formed from BからA. ("A because B" → "It is because B that A")


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