人間が大好きなこわれた妖怪の唄 / Ningen ga Daisuki na Kowareta Youkai no Uta

^No picture can come close to how cute Nitori is in the PV, so get a NicoVideo account if you don’t already have one to watch it.

This is also a homage to 月のワルツ (Tsuki no Waltz) with its undercurrent melody and mechanical but jazzy sound, a relatively famous song in its own right.

Also, bagpipes are awesome.

PV: [nico-link]
Another song based on 月のワルツ: [紅い月のワルツ]
PV for original 月のワルツ: [YT-Link]

Notes:
The wording of this song keeps a constant breaking apart and coming back together, a sort of mechanical touch.
“Nitori” at the end is just the part of the verb and particle for “to be left behind” intentionally emphasized.


人間が大好きなこわれた妖怪の唄
 Ningen ga Daisuki na Kowareta Youkai no Uta
 The Song of a Broken Youkai who Loved a Human

暗い霧の傍で 聞こえる水の音
視(み)えない姿には 気付かず追いかけて
何処で踊りますか 機械のワルツ
なにも 知らないまま 迷い込むのだあれ?

On the edge of a dark mist, I heard sounds in the water
Before I knew it, I was chasing after a figure I couldn’t quite see
“Where are you dancing that mechanical waltz?”
“Who are you to wander in so far, not knowing?”

囚われ 奪われ 蒼い瞳
逃げ出す事なんて 出来ない
壊して 戻して もとのかたち 分からなくなれ
偶然な 運命も 機械仕掛(きかいじかけ)
逆らう事なんて 出来ない
両手を伸ばして 伝える 妖怪に恋した

I was captivated, swept away by your blue eyes
There was no way I could escape
I felt broken and put back together, and lost sight of who I was
Even this coincidence, this fate is the trick of a larger mechanism
There was no way I could resist
I reached out both my arms and said, “I’ve fallen in love with a youkai”

深い闇の中に くぐもる水の音
重ねた指先は 零(こぼ)れた夢を見る
なにを 震えているの 怯えているの
せめて ありのままを 晒してくれますか

In the deep dark of night, I heard mumbling sounds of water
Our fingers intertwined, I saw a dream had spilled over
“Why are you shaking? What are you afraid of?”
“Won’t you tell me what’s the matter?”

揺らして 枯らして 翠の髪
離れる事なんて させない
請(こ)われて 毀(こわ)れて
なにもかもが 何処かへいった
鮮明に 鮮烈に 熱く燃えて
近づく事さえ 出来ない
両手を掴んで 伝える 人間に恋した

My green hair waved, wind-swept
“I won’t ever let us be separated”
Everything was brought forward, then shattered
Swept far, far away
Vividly, vibrantly, feverishly burning,
I couldn’t come close, but
I grasped both your hands and said, “I’ve fallen in love with a human”

やがて 終わりがくる 2人のワルツ
どうか 名前さえも 忘れてくれますか?

Eventually their waltz came to a close
“Could you please forget about me, even my name?”

失くして 戻して 元の場所に
感情は逆流 出来ない
強く願うほど 放れていく 妖怪は気付いた
偶然な 運命も 機械仕掛
別れは突然 最後に・・・
恋われた日よ さよなら! 大好きな人間・・・

I lost everything, but returned, back to that place,
But I can’t turn back my emotions
The stronger she wished, the further away she felt, but then realized
Even this coincidence, this fate is the trick of a larger mechanism
Our parting was so sudden, but in the end…
Farewell to those days I was loved! to you, I loved so much…

コワレタヨウカイノウタ

The Song of a Broken Youkai

白い壁の場所で 心だけが壊れて
霧の中を探す 夜にとり残された

In this place with walls of white, only her heart had broken
As she searched through the mist, Nitori was left behind in the night

    • Belisaria
    • October 9th, 2010

    asdfghj Thank you so much! *Q* As expected, this song is so beautiful…<3 Poor Nitori. ;w;

    • Belisaria
    • October 9th, 2010

    By the way, I forgot to ask, can I use your translation for a subbed version of the PV? You’ll be fully credited, of course :3

  1. 人間が大好きなこわれた妖怪の唄 PV
    Song: 人間が大好きなこわれた妖怪の唄 (The Song of a Broken Youkai Who Loved a Human)
    Vocals: ビートまりお (Beatmario)
    Album: スーパーシャッターガール (Super Shutter Girl)
    Event: 博麗神社 例大祭5 (Hakurei Jinja Reitaisai 5)

    Translation : kafkafuura
    Subber/Uploader : BelisariaYagami

    URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bgJ8o3tx74

    (To anyone who may want to watch / listen to this w/o having to search youtube / google :3)

  2. Wow, you’ve been on a master spark of translations while I was offline. Thanks, as always…

    • rnd()
    • October 11th, 2012

    “No picture can come close to how cute Nitori is in the PV”
    True that.

    “Also, bagpipes are awesome.”
    AWESOME!

    “This is also a homage Tsuki no Waltz”
    *looks it up* …wow.

    Thanks for the translation… and for the new song!
    :)

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