CLOCKWORKS TRACER – Shangri-La in Bloom Last Post: The Anonymous Song & Clockwork Tracers -rebloom-

So, as I stated on a previous post, only two songs from Shangri-La in Bloom are left. We’re talking about Clockwork Tracers -rebloom- and The Anonymous Song (also, there’s an interlude too… but it’s an instrumental, so…).
Being two songs mostly in english (so, that’s not quite our usual translation posts), I’ve decided to post them together in a single post.
Ladies and gentlemen, the first ever double-post in foregroundnoises‘ history!

CLOCKWORK TRACERS – The Anonymous Song

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So, the first one for this post will be The Anonymous Song. This one has no japanese lyrics, so I’ll just leave its english lyrics untouched.
An arrange from a theme that I personally like a lot, Song of the Night Sparrow ~ Night Bird.
That’s one of the best stage theme in the whole Touhou series, in my opinion.
I would have love it if it was fully in japanese. And that’s not because I don’t like english songs. I have more english songs than japanese songs in my iPod!
As I said before… I’m not really a fan of engrish.

CLOCKWORK TRACERS – The Anonymous Song

Take flight and fuck up!

Darkness descends faster than a light
This Oppression makes us suffer and conquers the weak
Before I lose anymore, we must struggle against the coercion now

Sharpen all your senses
It’s so easy to feel my existence
There is only the truth “We’re not alone”
This is the time to fuckin’ unite
This is the flight to the freedom

Light for the blinded eyes!(Take aim our target at)
Fight for the frightened mind!(We’re legion)
The true shine casts rays on the false blindness
So here I am
Light for the blinded eyes!(Take aim our target at)
Fight for the frightened mind!(We’re legion)
Someday I’ll take you to that sky with a little hope

Start the insurrection, light a counter rocket
Enemies are within our hearts
Trust ourselves, confide in yourself
Strain your eyes, this is our way to go

Light for the blinded eyes!(Take aim our target at)
Fight for the frightened mind!(We’re legion)
The true shine casts rays on the false blindness
So here I am
Light for the blinded eyes!(Take aim our target at)
Fight for the frightened mind!(We’re legion)
Someday I’ll take you to that sky, so please follow me
Ah…

shangri

Title: The Anonymous Song
Circle: CLOCKWORK TRACER
Album: Shangri-La in Bloom
Vocals: WeatherH, Yapan (screams)
Lyrics: Yapan
Arrangement: Yapan
Release Event: Reitaisai 10
Source: 夜雀の歌声 ~ Night Bird (Song of the Night Sparrow ~ Night Bird) – Imperishable Night, Stage 2 Theme

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CLOCKWORK TRACERS – Clockwork Tracers -rebloom-

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Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial. I love its arranges while I don’t find the original theme that appealing.
I must say, I prefer Flowering Night a lot! But when it comes to arranges, it’s the opposite.
Just as the other song, this one is mostly in english too.
WeatherH has 2 japanese stanzas, while Yapan fully screams in english. (My bad, actually in this track the screams are performed by さわけん (Sawaken) [Virginhate].
Just as Drowning Emotion Has A Short-lived Dream, this song has “rebloom” in its title.
I’m guessing they’re remake of songs they’ve already done on other CDs / original works. But since finding Clockwork Tracers stuff online is almost impossible, I can’t guarantee it.
On a side now, I decided to leave this one for last (Though I wanted it to be This Is Who I Am) because having in the title the name of the band, it kinda feels like it has not a “final boss” vibe but rather a “staff roll” theme vibe. Don’t you think? No, ok… I’m just crazy.

CLOCKWORK TRACERS – Clockwork Tracers -rebloom-

The stopped time since who-knows-when, a second hand misdirects
It stayed broken
winding up with her hand, gears began to mesh
The dial starts to move slowly

Oh god, the demise is not on your hand
Damn it! I’ll stab this fate to fall!

Elegance for the lifeless, perfection for the pledge
Vanish the mirage
Edges for the tyranny, acing for the allegiance
Tracing beyond the end of my world

凍てつく世界の中に 白銀裂く絡繰り
灯す緋色を宿し 動き出す

itetsuku sekai no naka ni shirogane saku karakuri
tomosu hiiro o yadoshi ugokidasu

In the frozen up world, a tore apart silver mechanism
Carries a scarlet light as it moves on…

Tear it up!!

時計仕掛けのこの身に 終わりのない誓いを
刻む針止まるまで 夜に咲いて(In bloom)

jikan shikake no kono mi ni owari no nai chikai o
kizamu hari tomaru made yoru ni saite (in bloom)

In this clockwork body of mine, I’ll make this endless oath
Bloom in the night, until the engraved clockhand stops (in bloom)

Notes:

– “Frozen up World” in the first stanza, I mean it to be “A world where the time is stopped, thus is frozen”. Obvious reference to Sakuya.
– Also, probably the first stanza refers to Sakuya (the silver mechanism) meeting with Remilia (the scarlet light)
– 夜に咲いて (yoru ni saite) I think that may be a pun on Sakuya’s name, wrote with the same kanjis (咲夜), meaning “Night of bloom” or “Blooming night”.
– According to the official lyrics, the text is like that. But the first stanza is actually repeated two time: one during the first half, and the other on the last half of the song. The last stanza is repeated only once.

shangri

Title: Clockworks Tracer -Rebloom-
Circle: CLOCKWORK TRACER
Album: Shangri-La in Bloom
Vocals: WeatherH, さわけん [Virginhate] (screams)
Lyrics: Yapan
Arrangement: Yapan
Release Event: Reitaisai 10
Source: 月時計 ~ ルナ・ダイアル (Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial) – Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, Sakuya Izayoi’s Theme

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Thanks again to Yapan, Clockwork Tracers’ leader, for sending me this amazing CD’s lyrics via mail. It’s not something you see everyday, and I really apreciate his kindness. Let’s keep supporting this amazing circle!
And who knows, more Clockwork Tracers posts will come out in the future…

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About foregroundnoises

I love music more than everything; I'm also a (shamefully mediocre) bass player and wannabe composer / writer (only in my dreams). Also interested in astronomy, traveling, theatre, literature, poetry, art, movies, mostly everything from Japan and other stuff. I'm also okay with anime stuff as long as I don't have to deal with weeaboos. Touhou project? Love it! Gaki no Tsukai? Love it! Foreground Eclipse? Of course I love them! I'm an university student, I study japanese since years for unknown reasons and I managed to get a degree on japanese language & culture (currently 進学中). I'm italian, but I can (almost) perfectly understand english.
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2 Responses to CLOCKWORKS TRACER – Shangri-La in Bloom Last Post: The Anonymous Song & Clockwork Tracers -rebloom-

  1. Kyonyuu says:

    Thanks for this one sir ;3, I was without connection since i moved, so i wasn’t able to send my gratitude. I really wanted to know what Yapan screams in this song for some reason, it’s not like i understand everything that WeatherH says, but it doesn’t really matter, since her voice will always be something great to me. I’m quite hyped about your blog sir! I need to fill my Clockworks Tracer hunger.

  2. Pingback: CLOCKWORKS TRACER – My Shattered Circles | Wishes Hidden in the Foreground Noises

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