回路-kairo- – 泡の音


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回路-kairo- – 泡の音

揺り籠の中で揺られていた
冷えた凍てついた 水さえ 柔く

yurikago no naka de yurareteita
hieta itetsuita mizu sae yawarakaku

I was being swinged back and forh inside a cradle
Even this cold, frozen up water feels so velvetly

独り吹いた泡は
水辺目指し くすむ

hitori fuita awa wa
mizube mezashi kusumu

A lonely, air-filled bubble
Quietly floats towards the waterfront

息を潜ませては 耳を澄ます

iki o hisomasete wa mimi o sumasu

Its breath lies concealed, so I stay still, trying to hear it

彩りを削いだ 泡も音を生み
伝える手立てを探す

irodori o soida awa mo oto o umi
tsutaeru tedate o sagasu

So that even such colourless bubble could let out a sound
And search for its means to propagate

掻き集めた 旧時の淡い音色
静寂の旋律

kaki atsumeta kyuuji no awai neiro
seijaku no senritsu

All these gathered up pale tone colors from ancient times
Are playing a silent melody

色を無くした 泡は音を生み
幻想の向こうに 祈る

iro o nakushita awa wa oto o umi
gensou no mukou ni inoru

So that even a colourless bubble could let out a sound
Praying towards the place where illusions lie

掻き集めた 旧字の淡い音色
此の胸に抱いて

kaki atsueta kyuuji no awai neiro
kono mune ni idaite

All these gathered up pale tone colors in outdated characters
Are firmly held inside my chest

Notes:

– The last stanza plays a pun between “kyuuji” (旧時 “ancient times”) and its homonym“kyuuji” (旧字 “ancient font / writing”).
It may also be a typo, but that’s how it appears on the booklet, having transcribed the lyrics from it. So I’m keeping it anyway.

Title: 泡の音 (awa no oto) (Sound of Bubbles)
Circle: 回路-kairo-
Album: 3/4 ~ three times of the east ~
Vocals: 556t
Lyrics: 556t, KENTO
Arrangement: 毛 (ke), Megane
Release Event: Reitaisai 7
Source: 芥川龍之介の河童 ~ Candid Friend (Akutagawa Ryuunosuke’s Kappa ~ Candid Friend), Mountain of Faith, Nitori Kawashiro’s Theme

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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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