(Atheist’s Cornea 5/8) envy – Footsteps in the Distance


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envy – Footsteps in the Distance

この手に落ちる続けと願う輝きを
明日を愛せる様にと願う散る光
縛った手を解き伸ばす君の居場所
希望に落ちた透き通る心の歌
幼き言葉に香る宵の風色
澄む音色のながれる溶けた夜
霞む朝に見える決して捨てない温もり

kono te ni michiru tsudzuke to negau kagayaki o
asu o aiseru you ni to negau chiru hikari
shibatta te o toki nobasu kimi no ibasho
kibou ni michita suki tooru kokoro no uta
osanaki kotoba ni kaoru yoi no kazairo
sumu neiro no nagareru toketa yoru
kasumu asa ni mieru kesshite sutenai nukumori

A falling light is praying, as if loving the day yet to come
Praying for such radiance to keep on filling its hands
Outstretching my previously fastened hands over the place where you are
Singing a song for a transparent heart full of hope
The colored wind of the fragrant evening blows over our childish words
And the night is flowing, melt down by its purified timbre;
In the hazy morning I saw a warmth I could never throw away

育てた時は無色に変わり
奏でた音拾いに向かい
届く鐘は永久に響き
帰る場所に息吹を連れて

sodateta toki wa mushoku ni kawari
kanadeta oto hiroi ni mukai
todoku kane wa towa ni hibiki
kaeru basho ni ibuki o tsurete

The time I grew up with changed to become colorless
As I set off to pick up the sounds I used to dance to
The bells of arrival will resonate for the eternity
Dragging their breath towards the place to return

明日に続く未来の希望を

asu ni tsudzuku mirai no kibou o

The hope of an unbroken future will continue tomorrow

仰ぎ唱えた約束叶い
振り放った彼方に誓い
解いて浮ぶ悲しみ纏い
果で気付いた足音を連れて

aogi utaeta yakusoku kanai
furi houtta kanata ni chikai
hodoite ukabu kanashimi matoi
hade kidzuita ashioto o tsurete

So I’ll make all the promises I’ve sung to the skies come true
I’m making this oath before the set-free distance
Wearing this fleeting, unsew sadness
I’ll follow the footsteps I could hear at its ends

咲いて願った変わる日々を
散って知ったあえかの君を
あたらに捨てた孤独の命
握り信じたうたかたの影を

saite negatta kawaru hibi o
chitte shitta aeka no kimi o
atara ni suteta kodoku no inochi
nigiri shinjitai utakata no kage o

All the bloomed, everchanging days I’ve prayed for
And you, who I know were going to disappear…
I want to hold firmly that life thrown away with regrets
And believe in it, believe in that fleeting shadow

Notes:

– Maybe it’s a bit too late to make this note, but, generally speaking, envy’s songs aren’t really following an order, and each stanza is not made of long sentences. They’re rather composed of single short verses placed all together, as if they were a collection of short poems. So it’s difficult to translate them while trying to keep an overall structure the song didn’t have to begin with. I’m not saying my translations are perfect, but in Atheist’s Cornea case, if they’re not really that literal it’s because I’m trying to arrange them into bigger sentences, to make them appear together as one. Just keep this in mind for this post, the previous four and the next three to come.
– The final, talked section of this song isn’t featured in the booklet. I’ve tried to transcript what I hear, but there are some sections where the instruments are too loud and I can’t really tell what he’s saying. Here’s just the last bit, which I’m almost 100% sure about: 叶わぬことが君にあるのなら立ち止まり意味を何度でも最初で最後はすぐ後ろにあって僕を追い越し振り返る次を問う終わりが始まり誰かの求め笑え嘘絶やした言葉わかれよ足跡ただ一つ救えがあるなら僕はここに戻るよ。(“And if there are things you couldn’t grant yourself, than the reason to stand still will always be there behind you from the beginning to the end, passing over me, and by the time I look back, the questions from the end will begin to be seek by someone, smiling in lies, so it’s time to part away from all the wiped out words’ footprints; but if there would be a single way to be rescued, than I’ll return here for sure.”)
– An alternate English translation of this song and every other song from the same album by Katsuya Kokubu is featured on the album’s official booklet.

Title: Footsteps in the Distance(彼方の足音)(kanata no ashioto)
Circle: envy
Album: Atheist’s Cornea
Vocals: Tetsuya Fukagawa
Lyrics: envy
Arrangement: envy
Release Date: 05/13/2015
Source: original

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About foregroundnoises

1993-born 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 Gaki no Tsukai clips / full episodes (worked with Team Gaki too) and occasionally translating music (doujin / indie / shoegaze / touhou). 宜しくお願いしマスタースパーク。
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One Response to (Atheist’s Cornea 5/8) envy – Footsteps in the Distance

  1. Sep says:

    Stunning tune and lyrics, thanks 🙂

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