きのこ帝国 – 東京

Title: 東京 (Tokyo)
Band: きのこ帝国 (Kinoko Teikoku)
Album: フェイクワールドワンダーランド (Fake World Wonderland)
Release Date: 10/29/2014
Source: Original
Song:

日々あなたの帰りを待つ
ただそれだけでいいと思えた
赤から青に変わる頃に
あなたに出逢えた
この街の名は、東京

hibi anata no kaeri o matsu
tada sore dake de ii to omoeta
aka kara ao ni kawaru koro ni
anata ni deaeta
kono machi no na wa, Tokyo

Days after days, I’ll wait for your return
I believed that was all I needed
When the red sky turned blue
I met you here,
In this city called Tokyo

八月の日曜雨が降って
どこにも行けないなって
時計のアラームを止める

hachigatsu no nichiyou ame ga futte
doko ni mo yukenai na tte
tokei no araamu o tomeru

Rain is pouring down in this sunday of August
I really can’t go anywhere, can’t I?
So I just stop my alarm clock

昨日の快晴が
嘘みたいにどしゃぶりで
とりとめない電話
してみたくなるんだ

sakujitsu no kaisei ga
uso mitai ni doshaburi de
tori tomenai denwa
shite mitaku naru nda

The clear weather from yesterday
Seemed so fake under this cloudburst
It makes me want to take my phone
And start a neverending call

日々あなたを想い描く
ただそれだけで息をしている
馬鹿げてる馬鹿げているけど
あなたをみつけた
この街の名は、東京

hibi anata o omoi egaku
tada sore dake de iki o shiteiru
bakageteru bakageteiru kedo
anata o mitsuketa
kono machi no na ha, Tokyo

Days after days, I’ve been thinking about you
I’ve kept on breathing just for that
And I know it’s stupid, I know that
But that’s where I’ve found you
In this city called Tokyo

八月の日曜これは全部
夢かもしれないなって
時計のアラームを止める

hachigatsu no nichiyou kore wa zenbu
yume kamoshirenai na tte
tokei no araamu o tomeru

“It’s a sunday of August and all of this
Could just be a dream” – I thought
So I stopped my alarm clock

改札を通り抜けて
家路につくまでの間
とりとめもない妄想をして
不安になるんだ

kaisatsu o toori nukete
ieji ni tsuku made no aida
tori tome mo nai mousou o shite
fuan ni naru nda

After passing through the ticket gate
For all the timespan until I got home
I kept on having fantasies I couldn’t stop
And it made me feel uneasy

まだあなたの心のなか
他の誰かがいるのだとしても
星のない、この空の下では
気づかないふりして隣にいたい

mada anata no kokoro no naka
hoka no dareka ga iru no da to shite mo
hoshi no nai, kono sora no shita de wa
kidzukanai furi shite tonari ni itai

Even if there’s still some one else
Inside your heart
Under this starless sky
I want to pretend I didn’t notice and be next to you

日々あなたの帰りを待つ
ただそれだけでいいと思えた
窓から光が差し込む
あなたに出逢えた
この街の名は、東京

hibi anata no kaeri o matsu
tada sore dake de ii to omoeta
mado kara hikari ga sashi komu
anata ni deaeta
kono machi no na wa, Tokyo

Days after days, I’ll wait for your return
I believed that was all I needed
A ray of light shines through my window
Here were I met you
In this city called Tokyo

Mass Of The Fermenting Dregs – Sugar

Title: Sugar
Artist: Mass Of The Fermenting Dregs
Album: No New World
Release Date: 07/04/2018
Source: Original
Song:

君のせいでよって
散らかした物を
そのままに

kimi no sei de yotte
chirakashita mono o
sono mama ni

All the things I’ve scattered around
Because of you…
I’ll leave them here

片付けないBaby
疎ましいけれど
そばに

katadzukenai beibii
utomashii keredo
soba ni

Don’t put them in order, baby
I know they’re unpleasant
But I want them near me

僕が纏った
君の視線も
借りた言葉も

boku ga matotta
kimi no shisen mo
karita kotoba mo

Your gaze
I’ve been wearing
And the words I’ve borrowed from you

ここにあるよ
ここにあるんだ
本当は

koko ni aru yo
koko ni aru nda
hontou wa

They’re all here,
They’re still here,
The truth is…

甘いだけのSugar
毒されてくSugar
君のせいだなんて
言わないでよSugar

amai dake no shuugaa
dokusareteku shuugaa
kimi no sei da nante
iwanaide yo shuugaa

Your sugar was so sweet
I’ve been poisoned by it
But I will never say
It was your fault or such, sugar

Notes:

– These lyrics aren’t official, it’s an ear copy (I’m more than 99% sure about them). Hopefully I’ll translate the whole album one day.
– The last stanza is repeated several times throughout the end.

For Tracy Hyde – Tokyo Will Find You

Title: Tokyo Will Find You
Band: For Tracy Hyde
Album: he(r)art
Release Date: 11/02/2017
Source: Original
Song:

ココアの香りの幸福な朝も、
死にたいあまり泣きそうな夜も、
帰り着くのはいつも同じ、
東京というやさしくつめたい街でした。

kokoa no kaori no koufuku na asa mo,
shinitai amari nakisou na yoru mo,
kaeri tsuku no wa itsumo onaji,
Tokyo to iu yasashiku tsumetai machi deshita.

For all the mornings shrouded in a joyful scent of cocoa
And for all the nights I almost cried, wishing I was dead
The way back home has always been the same
In that gentle, cold town known as Tokyo.

誰もがハートを見つけてなくして、
映画を観返すように繰り返す。
飽きもしないで続いてゆくのは、
正しくて綺麗な証なのでしょう。

dare mo ga haato o mitsukete nakushite,
eiga o mikaesu you ni kurikaesu.
aki mo shinai de tsudzuite yuku no wa,
tadashikute kirei na akashi na no deshou.

Everyone is finding and losing their own heart,
Repeating everything as if rewatching a movie;
But the fact they all keep on doing it without getting tired
Proves how correct and beautiful it is.

感性の色はブルーとグレイ。
愛おしいものを着重ねる季節。
冷ややかな空が薄らぐ頃、
見つけだしてあげるよ。

kansei no iro wa buruu to gurei.
itooshii mono o kikasaneru kisetsu.
hiyayaka na sora ga usuragu koro,
mitsuke dashite ageru yo.

Blue and grey are the colors of sensitivity,
In this season layered in what I hold dear;
I’m sure by the time the frigid sky will grow pale
I will find you.

Mass Of The Fermenting Dregs – No New World

Title: No New World
Artist: Mass Of The Fermenting Dregs
Album: No New World
Release Date: 07/04/2018
Source: Original
Song:

形とった 色味もない
味気もない 君の歌は
ふざけている ふざけている
ゴミの様な 吐き気がする

katachidotta iromi mo nai
ajike mo nai kimi no uta wa
fuzaketeiru fuzaketeiru
gomi no you na hakike ga suru

Your song is nothing new
No shades, no taste
You’re messing around, just messing around
It makes me feel nauseous, like garbage

見たくもない 聴きたくもない
薄っぺらなストーリが
トラウマの様に 掲げられて
止められない止められないだ

mitaku mo nai kikitaku mo nai
usupperana sutoori ga
torauma no you ni kakagerarete
tomerarenai tomerarenai da

I don’t want to look at nor even listen
To such a flimsy story
It’s raising up from me just like a trauma
And I can’t stop it, I can’t stop it

飽きたらも最後 思い出もデリート
まやかしのヒーロー嘘だれけのNew World

akitara mo saigo omoide mo deriito
mayakashi no hiiroo uso darake no New World

And once I’d be fed up with it, even my memories will be deleted
A phony hero in a New World of nothing but lies

They say, and taste

Notes:

– These lyrics aren’t official, it’s an ear copy (I’m more than 90% sure about them, except for the last stanza in english). I’d love to translate the remaining songs from the album, but the lyrics are impossible to find online. I hope the booklet features it, so when I buy it I’ll be able to correct this translation and complete the remaining ones for the other songs.

銀杏BOYZ – 東京

Title: 東京 (Tokyo)
Band: 銀杏BOYZ (Ging Nang BOYZ)
Album: 君と僕の第三次世界大戦的恋愛革命 (You and me and our world-war-three-like love revolution)
Release Date: 01/15/2005
Source: Original
Song:

君と別れて僕は石ころになって
蹴っ飛ばされて転がって疲れた
出会えた喜びはいつも一瞬なのに
どうして別れの悲しみは永遠なの

kimi to wakarete boku wa ishikoro ni natte
kettobasarete korogatte tsukareta
deaeta yorokobi wa itsumo isshun na no ni
doushite wakare no kanashimi wa eien na no

Since we parted ways, I became like pebble
Getting tired just from being kicked and rolling around
I wonder why the joy of meeting is always an instant
While the grief of parting away is eternal?

僕と別れて君は仕事を辞めて
新幹線に乗って郡山へ帰った
車窓から眺めた空は何色だっただろう
君の心の色は何色だったろう

boku to wakarete kimi wa shigoto o yamete
shinkansen ni notte Kouriyama e kaetta
shasou kara nagameta sora wa nani iro datta darou
kimi no kokoro no iro wa nani iro dattarou

Since we parted ways, you quit your job
You took the Shinkansen and went back home to Kouriyama
I wonder which color was the sky you looked at from the train window
And I wonder which color was your heart back then

ぽつりぽつりと
環七沿いを
濡れてはなるかと
下唇噛んで

potsuri potsuri to
Kannana soi o
nurete wa naru ka to
shita kuchibiru kande

Rain poured down in large drops
All along Kannana road
As I bit my lips I thought
“I’m going to get wet”

あぁ、ふたりの夢は空に消えてゆく
あぁ、ふたりの夢は東京の空に消えてゆく
君はいつも僕の記憶の中で笑っているよ

aa, futari no yume wa sora ni kiete yuku
aa, futari no yume wa Tokyo no sora ni kiete yuku
kimi wa itsumo boku no kioku no naka de waratteiru yo

Aah, our shared dream will disappear in the sky
Aah, our shared dream will disappear in the sky of Tokyo
You are always smiling inside my memories

人生は旅だというだけど
過去は跡形もなく消えていくだけど
ふたり手をつないで歩いた道のりこそが
僕にとってはそれこそが旅だったよ

jinsei wa tabi da to iu dakedo
kako wa atokata mo naku kiete iku dakedo
futari te o tsunaide aruita michinori koso ga
boku ni totte wa sore koso ga tabi datta yo

They say life is like a journey
Yet the past fades away without a trace;
But even the route we used to walk together while holding hands
Was a journey, to me

蝉が鳴いていた夏の日の午後も
雨に濡れて走ったコンビニの帰り道も
ふたりを通り過ぎたなんでもない景色が
僕にとってはそれこそが映画のようだよ

semi ga naiteita natsu no hi no gogo mo
ame ni nurete hashitta konbini no kaerimichi mo
futari o toori sugita nandemonai keshiki ga
boku ni totte wa sore koso ga eiga no you da yo

Even the Summer afternoons when cicadas cried around
And even us running home from the store, drenched in rain
All these simple sceneries we went past together
It all felt just like a movie, to me

寄せてはかえす
憂鬱の波が
小田急線を
揺らし続ける

yosete wa kaesu
yuuutsu no nami ga
Oda-kyuusen o
yurashi tsudzukeru

The waves of melancholy
Break on my shore and retreat
And they keep on shaking around
The Oda Railway

あぁ、ふたりの思い出が空に吸い込まれて
あぁ、ふたりの思い出が東京の空に吸い込まれて
君はいつも僕の記憶の中で笑っているよ

aa, futari no omoide ga sora ni suikomarete
aa, futari no omoide ga Tokyo no sora ni suikomarete
kimi wa itsumo boku no kioku no naka de waratteiru yo

Aah, our memories are being absorbed by the sky
Aah, our memories are being absorbed by the sky of Tokyo
You are always smiling inside my memories

僕とふたり
世界に一つだけ
君とふたりだけ

boku to futari
sekai ni hitotsu dake
kimi to futari dake

Me and you, together
There’s only us in this world
Just me and you

人を愛するということはきっと
君が君以上に僕を愛してくれたこと
僕は僕以上に君を愛せていたのかな
僕はそんな君以上に君を愛せていたのかな

hito o aisuru to iu koto wa kitto
kimi ga kimi ijou ni boku o aishite kureta koto
boku wa boku ijou ni kimi o aiseteita no kana
boku wa sonna kimi ijou ni kimi o aiseteita no kana

To love someone else surely is
Just like the way you loved me more than yourself
I wonder if I could love you more than myself?
Could I love that you above yourself?

僕が歌うことは全部
君が僕に教えてくれたものさ
ふたりを通りすぎたなんでもない毎日が
僕にとってはそれこそが歌になるのさ

boku ga utau koto wa zenbu
kimi ga boku ni oshiete kureta mono sa
futari o toori sugita nandemo nai mainichi ga
boku ni totte wa sore koso ga uta ni naru no sa

All the things I sing about
Are things you’ve taught me about
And I’m sure all those simple days we’ve spent together
Will become a song, to me

あぁ、ふたりの夢は空に消えてゆく
あぁ、ふたりの夢は東京の空に消えてゆく
君はいつも僕の記憶の中で笑っているよ
君はいつも僕の記憶の中で笑っているよ

aa, futari no yume wa sora ni kiete yuku
aa, futari no yume wa Tokyo no sora ni kiete yuku
kimi wa itsumo boku no kioku no naka de waratteiru yo
kimi wa itsumo boku no kioku no naka de waratteiry yo

Aah, our dreams are fading away in the sky
Aah, our dreams are fading away in the sky of Tokyo
You’ve always been smiling inside my memories
You are always smiling inside my memories

Notes:

– Second stanza: The Shinkansen is Japan’s fastest bullet train, while Kouriyama is a city in Tohoku, near Fukushima (which is around 124 miles away from Tokyo, where the song is supposedly set).
– Third stanza: most likely from the singer’s point of view, Kannana (Kannana-doori) is a road in Tokyo. Here’s a short footage.
– Fourth stanza: I decided to translate “futari no yume” (lit: the dream of the two of us / our dream(s) ) as “our shared dream” and again on the last stanza as “our dreams” so the whole translation could have more readings (yume could be both singular and plural, so the dream could be shared between two people or it could be two dreams of two different people… I guess it’s up to interpretation).
– Seventh stanza: Oda-kyuusen (Oda Railway) is a railway which connects Tokyo to Odawara (Kanagawa).

春ねむり – ロストプラネット


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春ねむり – ロストプラネット

なにもわからないふりをしてたらなにもわからなくなってしまってた
それでも それでもぼくらは 海を知っていた

nanimo wakaranai furi o shitetara nanimo wakaranaku natte shimatteta
soredemo soredemo bokura wa umi o shitteita

By the moment I pretended not to know anything, it became real
But we still, but we still knew about the sea

温度は36度8分で刻んだビートで内緒話をしてた
金木犀 教室で香って 金属製の心臓を隠した

ondo wa sanjuuroku-do hachifun de kizanda biito de naishobanashi o shiteta
kinmokusei kyoushitsu de kaotte kinzokusei no shinzou o kakushita

We were having a secret talk to the beats shred by the 36,8°C temperature
Feeling the scent of fragrant olives coming out from our classroom, hiding away our metallic hearts

ユー・エフ・オーの軌道にのって
永遠19歳のままの逃避行
ぼくらベイビーブルーに銀河を塗って
いつもほんとうの神さまを探した

yu efu oo no kidou ni notte
eien juukyuu sai no mama no touhikou
bokura beibii buruu ni ginga o nutte
itsumo hontou no kamisama o sagashita

Let’s ride the orbit of an U.F.O.
Into a flight in which we’re forever 19
Let’s paint the whole milky way blue, baby
We’ve always searched for our true God this way

分け合ったイヤホン 無音のまま 心臓もはんぶんこにしたの
ぼくだけの宇宙 きみだけの透明な海

wake atta iyahon muon no mama shinzou mo hanbunko ni shita no
boku dake no uchuu kimi dake no toumei na umi

Sharing a pair of silenced earphones made my heart half of what it was
That was my own personal space, your own personal invisible sea

温度は36度8分で刻んだビートで内緒話をしてた
ティーンエイジ 重ねた心電図
ずっとそのままでいれたらよかった

ondo wa sanjuuroku-do hachifun de kizanda biito de naishobanashi o shiteta
tiin-eiji kasaneta shindenzu
zutto sono mama de iretara yokatta

We were having a secret talk to the beats shred by the 36,8°C temperature
It would be just good
If my repeated teenager ECG will always stay the same

ユー・エフ・オーの軌道にのって
永遠19歳のままの逃避行
ぼくらベイビーブルーに銀河を塗って
いつもほんとうの神さまを探した

yu efu oo no kidou ni notte
eien juukyuu sai no mama no touhikou
bokura beibii buruu ni ginga o nutte
itsumo hontou no kamisama o sagashita

Let’s ride the orbit of an U.F.O.
Into a flight in which we’re forever 19
Let’s paint the whole milky way blue, baby
We’ve always searched for our true God this way

だけど焼けた野原で息をたしかめたあの日からぼくはぼくのいのちを知る
どれだけ抱きあっても溶けあえやしないけどくだらない話をしようよ

dakedo yaketa nohara de iki o tashikameta ano hi kara boku wa boku no inochi o shiru
dore dake dakiatte mo toke are ya shinai kedo kudaranai hanashi o shiyou yo

But since the day I made sure I was breathing over a burned up field, I knew about my own life
So no matter how much we’ll embrace each other, we’ll never melt together, so let’s just make some stupid talk instead

ユー・エフ・オーの軌道にのって
白昼夢よりたしかなゆめをみる
ぼくらベイビーブルーの銀河の果てで
ロストプラネット 愛を探そう

yu efu oo no kidou ni notte
hakuchuumu yori tashikana yume o miru
bokura beibii buruu ni ginga no hate de
rosuto puranetto ai o sagasou

Let’s ride the orbit of an U.F.O.
And let’s have a dream clearer than our daydreams
To the ends of the milky way, blue baby,
Let’s find love on a lost planet

愛を探そう

ai o sagasou

Let’s find love

Title: ロストプラネット (rosuto puranetto) (Lost Planet)
Circle: 春ねむり (haru nemuri)
Album: 春と修羅 (haru to shura)
Vocals: 春ねむり (haru nemuri)
Lyrics: 春ねむり (haru nemuri)
Arrangement: 春ねむり (haru nemuri)
Release Date: 04/11/2018
Source: Original

(Atheist’s Cornea 8/8) envy – Your Heart and My Hand

cover art for Atheist’s Cornea

This is the last song from Atheist’s Cornea, and also my favorite track from it, and also my favorite envy’s song, and also one of my favorite song ever.
I love it so much.

envy – Your Heart and My Hand

儚く移ろう 置き去りの笑顔
君のかけらが繋がりはじめた
朝が生まれた東の空
息を飲み喜びが消えた
癒えた傷は時を急ぐ孤独の旅
救えそうな心は僕と共にあり

hakanaku utsurou okizari no egao
kimi no kakera ga tsunagari hajimeta
asa ga umareta higashi no sora
iki o nomi yorokobi ga kieta
ieta kizu wa toki o isogu kodoku no tabi
sukue souna kokoro wa boku to tomo ni ari

The fickle smiles you’ve left behind are moving away
And your fragments have started to link together
Under the newborn morning Sun raising up from East
Your joy fades away as your breath is took away
Healed wounds set off to lonely travels, rushing through time
And just right beside me lies an heart I think I can save

続く未来の色褪せた木の葉を
鈴の音が響くこの最果ての地で
焼け落ちた残された歩道に
届いた想像が見えぬ望み
途切れた歌をつなぐ視線の会話
言えない疑問を胸に秘めて続く
色づく落葉のかすかな音
少しめを閉じて君を思う

tsudzuku mirai no iroaseta ko no ha o
suzu no oto ga hibiku kono saihate no chi de
yake ochita nokosareta hodou ni
todoita souzou ga mienu nozomi
togireta uta o tsunagu shisen no kaiwa
ienai gimon o mune ni himete tsudzuku
irodzuku ochiba no kasukana oto
sukoshi me o tojite kimi o omou

The now dull-colored leaves of the continuous future
Of this land at the farthest ends where the sound of bells is ringing
Fail to see the wishes sent by my imagination
Over a burned down forsaken road;
The looks we exchange are connecting an unfinished song
As I keep all the problems I can’t speak of inside my chest
The faint sound of the fallen crimson leaves echoes
And if I try to close my eyes just for a bit, you come to my mind

穏やか朝日に立ち止まり
優しさが君に微笑むようにと
明日の時に届けよう
君の元に届けよう
いつか僕らは失ってしまって
そして僕は何を手に入れたのだろう?
そして僕らの記憶は誰に届くのだろう?

odayakana asahi ni tachi domari
yasashisa ga kimi ni hohoemu you ni to
asu no toki ni todokeyou
kimi no moto ni todokeyou
itsuka bokura wa ushinatte shimatte
soshite boku wa nani o te ni ireta no darou?
soshite bokura no kioku wa dare ni todoku no darou?

Standing still beneath the gentle morning Sun
It feels like its kindness is smiling to you
Deliver this feeling when tomorrow comes,
Deliver it to your very essence
Because one day we’ll lose it all
And what will I have in my hands when it will?
And to whom are our memories going to be sent to?


Notes:

– 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: Your Heart and My Hand(君の心と僕の手)(kimi no kokoro to boku no te)
Circle: envy
Album: Atheist’s Cornea
Vocals: Tetsuya Fukagawa
Lyrics: envy
Arrangement: envy
Release Date: 05/13/2015
Source: original

(Atheist’s Cornea 7/8) envy – Two Isolated Souls


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envy – Two Isolated Souls

暗く飢えた光 道の先に
落ちた弱者の否定 求めた生は孤独の証
砕き放つ論者の誓い
眼に映る静かな最期
対話の主体が詩の終わりに

kuraku ueta hikari michi no saki ni
ochita jakusha no hitei motometa sei wa kodoku no akashi
kudaki hanatsu ronsha no chikai
me ni utsuru shizuka na saigo
taiwa no shutai ga shi no owari ni

The starving, darkening light before the road
Denied by the fallen weaklings, a pursued life proving its loneliness
The broken, set free vows of advocates
Project a silent demise in their eyes
And the core of their dialogue lies at the end of the poem

明日を許した希望 無限の揺らぎ
滲む下弦の月に 流れた水と煌めく受け色
解き放ち君を纏い久遠を願う

asu o yurushita kibou mugen no yuragi
nijimu kagen no tsuki ni nagareta mizu to kirameku uke iro
toki hanachi kimi o matoi towa o negau

The hope forgiving the future is an infinite sway
Of the water flowing down the blurred waning Moon and its glistening accepted color
Released at once, praying for the eternity you’re clad in

育つ心が拒絶の腕 跳ねる雨水が二人の姿
鋼の天使と十字の星 無数の悲哀よ 進め

sodatsu kokoro ga kyozetsu no ude haneru usui ga futari no sugata
hagane no tenshi to juuji no hoshi musuu no hiai yo susume

My growing soul is my arm of rejection, the springing raindrops resembling our shape
An angel made of steel and a cruciform star – an huge amount of sorrow, go through it

音を綯うように繋げ

oto o nau you ni tsunage

Bound yourself to it as if twisting its sounds

空虚な窓に死せる沈黙 繋ぎ
再び出会う止まった涙 流し
折れた羽根に影の裏切り 知らず
歪んだ風が君の影を 消して
不在の時代に運命を築き 進み
身を捧げ時の証明 拾い
忘れ去った無能の言葉 届き
知らぬ手足と真影の意識超えた秘密と暗示

kuukyo na mado ni shiseru chinmoku tsunagi
futatabi deau tomatta namida nagashi
oreta hane ni kage no uragiri shirazu
yuganda kaze ga kimi no kage o keshite
fuzai no jidai ni sadame o kidzuki susumu
mi o sasage toki no shoumei hiroi
wasuresatta munou no kotoba todoki
shiranu teashi to shin’ei no ishiki koeta himitsu to anji

Become one with the stillness dying outside the hollow window
Shed the tears which didn’t when we’ve met again
Unknowing the betrayal of the shade of your broken wings
The warped wind will erase your shadow away
Proceed over the fate built in an era of absence
Collect all the proof of the times you’ve sacrificed yourself
Make your once forgotten, inefficient words reach em
Hints and secrets of a will overcoming your portraits, your limbs you don’t know about

満ち足りた瞳
満ち足りた叡智
満ち足りた言葉
満ち足りた時代
満ち足りた世界

michitarita hitomi
michitarita eichi
michitarita kotoba
michitarita jidai
michitarita sekai

Satisfied eyes
Satisfied wisdom
Satisfied words
Satisfied epochs
Satisfied world

先を目指し僕らは進むよ
空の先を僕らは進むよ
次の詩行を僕らは作るよ
狂気の未来を君は作るの?

saki o mezashi bokura wa susumu yo
sora no saki o bokura wa susumu yo
tsugi no shikou o bokura wa tsukuru yo
kyouki no mirai o kimi wa tsukuru no?

We, aiming onwards, are moving on
We’re moving on before the sky
We’ll write down the next line of our poem
But can you build up such foolish future?

思考を鮮やかに刻印するために質問の行方を定かな場所に移し
計算不可能な答えの起源を探す様に、
君の残された時間の中にその熱量を受け入れて
どの経験を有利に生かして行くことがこの先に繋がる
有意義な未来の結晶が隠されたように散らばっていて
それは素手にここに存在している

shikou o azayaka ni kokuin suru tame ni shitsumon no yukue o sadaka na basho ni utsushi
keisan fukanou na kotae no kigen o sagasu you ni,
kimi no nokosareta jikan no naka ni sono netsuryou o ukeirete
dono keiken o yuuri ni ikashite iku koto ga kono saki ni tsunagaru
yuuigi na mirai no kesshou ga kakusareta you ni chirabatteite
sore wa sude ni koko ni sonzai shiteiru

My thoughts reflects over a stable place for my nomadic questions in order to be engraved clearly
As if searching for origin of uncountable answers,
I’ll accept all the warmth you’ve left me inside the time I’ve spent with you
And no matter how many experience I’ll deal with my best, every movement will be connected to what lies before
The crystallization of a meaningful future scatters away as if it had been hidden
But it still exists in here, inside my bare hands

光の道を急いで 流れた季節を抱いて
二つの心を一つに そして君は続くよ
さけんだ声は過去に 見慣れた位置を超えて
落ちた愛を掴んで 君を捜しに向かうよ
描いた理由の意味は懸命な死を選んだ

hikari no michi o isoide nagareta kisetsu o daite
futatsu no kokoro o hitotsu ni soshite kimi wa tsudzuku yo
sakenda koe wa kako ni minareta ichi o koete
ochita ai o tsukande kimi o sagashi ni mukau yo
egaita riyuu no imi wa kenmei na shi o eranda

Hastening over the path of light, embracing all the flowing seasons
Our two souls become one, and then you keep on going
The screaming voice overcomes its past role I was used to
So I’ll catch the fallen love and come to search for you
For the meaning for this reason I’ve drawn has chosen an eager death

Notes:

– 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: Two Isolated Souls(隔てられた二つの心)(hedatareta futatsu no kokoro)
Circle: envy
Album: Atheist’s Cornea
Vocals: Tetsuya Fukagawa
Lyrics: envy
Arrangement: envy
Release Date: 05/13/2015
Source: original

(Atheist’s Cornea 6/8) envy – An Insignificant Poem


cover art from “recitation” EP by envy

envy – An Insignificant Poem

永久に続く先に届いた溜め息
消した声は心で叫び届き
枯れた声を君の傷に変えて
君を染める全てを見つけ色付け
闇に右手をかけて受けた後悔
点に触れた朝に響く音色
掴む腕をはらう意思の標
無価値な日々は無くて進む風

towa ni tsudzuku saki ni todoita tameiki
keshita koe wa kokoro de sakebi todoki
kareta koe o kimi no kizu ni kaete
kimi o someru subete o mitsuke irodzuke
yami ni migite o kakete uketa koukai
ten ni fureta asa ni hibiku neiro
tsukamu ude o harau ishi no shirushi
mukachina hibi wa nakute susumu kaze

The sighs you let out before will resound forever
Its disappeared voice will scream through your soul
And the dried out lament will change into your scar
I’ll find everything coloring you and paint it anew
By placing my right hand into the darkness I was prized regrets
But your colors resound in every point touched by the morning
That’s the sign of my will to purify my clutched arm
So the wind will blow on over no insignificant days

見果てぬ夢を 行くと決めた決意に
吹いて散る凪を 聞こえた霞む空に

mihatenu yume o iku to kimeta ketsui ni
fuite chiru nagi o kikoeta kasumu sora ni

My decision to keep on going through unfulfilled dreams
Scattered, blown away by the calm of a misty sky I could hear

指で消せない広がる足跡見つけ
最後の鼓動が刻む世界を知り
冷えた奈落に落ちた悲しき使命
切れて腫れた指が線を消す
乾いた心を吊るし日差しに向けて
病んだ灰は自分を映し揺れて
受難の果で生まれた詩を記し
白くて見えぬ影に怯えた明日が
雨の空を待つ望みの祈り
曇る夜に誓いの眠りを捧げ

yubi de kesenai hirogaru ashiato mitsuke
saigo no kodou ga kizamu sekai o shiri
hieta naraku ni ochita kanashiki shimei
kirete hareta yubi ga sen o kesu
kawaita kokoro o tsurushi hizashi ni mukete
yanda hai wa jibun o utsushi yurete
junan no hate de umareta shi o shirushi
shirokute mienu kage ni obieta asu ga
ame no sora o matsu nozomi no inori
kumoru yoru ni chikai no nemuri o sasage

I’ll find the spreading footprints I can’t clear away with my fingers
So I’ll know what the world would look like once it will reach its last heartbeat
The last, grieving errand fell down a frozen hades
And my cut, swollen fingers are clearing the line away
I hang up my dried heart, facing it towards the sunlight
The suffering ashes reflect my wavering self
I’m writing the poem born at the end of such agony
As tomorrow, frightened of its white, unseen shadow
Waits for a rainy sky to accept its prayer of desire
Offering its vow of sleep to the cloudy night

君を刺す光は無垢の愛に変わる
君を裏切る光は無情の愛に変わる

kimi o sasu hikari wa muku no ai ni kawaru
kimi o uragiru hikari wa mujou no ai ni kawaru

The light piercing you turns into a pure love
The light betraying you turns into an inanimate love

秘密の羽根に繋がる彩り

himitsu no hane ni tsunagaru irodori

Linking itself to your secret wings and coloring them

Notes:

– The first part of the second to last stanza is repeated before the last stanza. I didn’t put it here ‘cause it wasn’t featured on the booklet.
– May be hard to read this post if read on a tablet / smartphone. Works fine on any computer (translated font color is white)
– 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: An Insignificant Poem(無価値な詩)(mukachina uta)
Circle: envy
Album: Atheist’s Cornea
Vocals: Tetsuya Fukagawa
Lyrics: envy
Arrangement: envy
Release Date: 05/13/2015
Source: original

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


picture by bovod

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