My Dead Girlfriend – Kinoshita Fuyou

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picture by clona

[27/08/2017 POST UPDATE]
I have an important news for this song’s lyrics. I previously made two ear-copy versions of it, but after I came in contact via mail with My Dead Girlfriend’s vocalist Ishikawa, he kindly read my ear-copy and mailed me the actual lyrics of it.
Most of the words were correct, but there are some parts I completely mistook (naiteiru yo -> daijoyuu / boku wa dere egao -> boku datte egao / barabarashita -> barabara shitai).
Not much changed and the translation itself didn’t suffer that much of a change in terms of meaning, but I’m really glad they decided to fix this post for me, it shows they’re willing to support translations and worldwide spreading of their music, and I really, really appreciate that.
So I’d like to thank the band and Ishikawa himself for his kindness and support, I’ll always support them and their works!
石川さん、歌詞を直してくれてありがとうございます!
これからもよろしくお願いいたします。
PS: the video still features the old (and wrong-transcribed) lyrics, but I’ll make a note about them on its description / notes.
PPS: he also sent me some more lyrics..!

My Dead Girlfriend – Kinoshita Fuyou

大女優木下芙蓉
君が胸に刺した棘が
抜けないで痺れている
ずっとこのままでいたかった

daijoyuu Kinoshita Fuyou
kimi ga mune ni sashita toge ga
nukenaide shibireteiru
zutto kono mama de itakatta

You’re a great actress, Kinoshita Fuyou
You won’t take off the thorn piercing your heart,
It has paralyzed you
And you just want to stay this way forever

大女優木下芙蓉
君が胸に刺した棘が
少しずつ薄れていく
床に落ちる君の右手

daijoyuu Kinoshita Fuyou
kimi ga mune ni sashita toge ga
sukoshi zutsu usurete yuku
yuka ni ochiru kimi no migite

You’re a great actress, Kinoshita Fuyou
The thorn piercing your heart
Is gradually becoming dimmer and dimmer
As your right hand falls down on the floor

素敵な勘違いだって
君は笑っている
素敵な勘違いだから
僕だって笑顔

sutekina kanchigai datte
kimi wa waratteiru
sutekina kanchigai dakara
boku datte egao

What a lovely misunderstanding,
It got you smiling!
And because of such lovely misunderstanding
I’m smiling too

素敵な勘違いだって
君は笑っている
素敵な勘違いだから
僕だって笑顔

sutekina kanchigai datte
kimi wa waratteiru
sutekina kanchigai dakara
boku datte egao

What a lovely misunderstanding,
It got you smiling!
And because of such lovely misunderstanding
I’m smiling too

素敵な勘違いだって
君は笑って言った
素敵な勘違い
そして君のバラバラ死体

sutekina kanchigai datte
kimi wa waratte itta
sutekina kanchigai
soshite kimi no barabara shitai

“What a lovely misunderstanding”
– You said, smiling
A lovely misunderstanding
And then, your corpse in pieces

Notes:

– First of all, just as I did for Sweet Days and Her Last Kiss, this aren’t the official lyrics for this song, I haven’t copied them online (which is something I never do, by the way) or transcribed from a booklet. I simply wrote down what I could hear. It took me a lot of time and lots of different videos (original song, lives, karaokes…) to figure out each stanza’s most accurate meaning. While I’m not 100% sure about anything, I think the outcome is pretty good. If I’ll find some erorrs (or if you will), I’ll just fix this post like I did for the other one.
– First note is about the very first word, “泣いている”, which is probably the world I’m the most unsure about. No matter the version of this song I’ve listened to, it was always so difficult to grasp its meaning. A tweet from this user made my mind a bit clearer, even if he/she too is not really sure about it(聴き取れない = “I can’t understand very well”). That’s of course because of the soft, background-blending vocals which aren’t clear enough.

– Now, about “Kinoshita Fuyou”. I think the whole song plays a pun over the word “Fuyou” which could also mean “unnecessary”, “unneeded”, but that’s probably a pun that Edogawa Ranpo thought himself. Kinoshita Fuyou is, in fact, a character appearing in the short novel “Mushi” by Edogara Ranpo. While I couldn’t read the novel, I managed to find some notes about it on Wikipedia. Kinoshita Fuyou is one of the main three characters of this short novel, as well as the victim, killed out of jealousy by a childhood friend whose true feelings for her (already in love with another man) got refused with a harsh laugh of her. He was still in love with her, and tried to move her corpse away to keep it clean and beautiful, but things didn’t go as well as planned, so the corpse starts rotting… That’s the summary of the summary of the summary.
– Giving that, most of the sentences from this song seems to be more from the killer than the victim, if the song itself is based off this novel. Or probably, “Kinoshita Fuyou” serves as a reference, while the rest of the song is just unrelated to anything else concerning the song. You can check an alternate translation on my second wordpress, 感激宴会 ~ Kangeki Enkai.
– Third/Fourth stanza, “dere-egao” is another doubt. It may be just “dere-gao”, which has the same meaning, or something else I couldn’t grasp. I’m pretty sure about either “dere-egao” or “dere-gao”, though.
– Last stanza, “barabara” means “to scatter”, but could also mean “to tore something into pieces”. I could clearly hear “to” in the live version, so I kept that, but it could also be “wo”. If that’s the case, than it’s probably more correct to say “cut into pieces” rather than “to scatter” / “to part away from”.

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Title: Kinoshita Fuyou
Circle: My Dead Girlfriend (死んだ僕の彼女 – shinda boku no kanojo)
Album: Sweet Days and Her Last Kiss
Vocals: Ishikawa, Takahashi
Lyrics: My Dead Girlfriend
Arrangement: 石田ショーキチ (Ishida Shoukichi)
Release Date: 2008/17/09
Source: Original

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About foregroundnoises

I'm a 23 y.o. italian guy, I have a degree in japanese language & culture and I'm currently advancing in my studies. I love music but I'm too self-destructive to attempt to produce it myself. Sometimes I gaze at my shoes and think it's a nice genre. Mainly translating japanese music lyrics (Touhou / doujin / indie / etc) and Gaki no Tsukai clips (worked with Team Gaki too). 宜しくお願いしマスタースパーク。
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