Archive for March 5th, 2019

鉄塔 // Tettou (2019)

I’ve wanted to revisit the translation of this classic song for a while, so I did a blind re-translation of it.

I’ve lost a brain’s worth of brain cells between now and then so I expect there to be many differences.

鉄塔
 Tettou
 Transmission Tower
天空のグリニッジ|東方大空魔術
Vocals: うたしま
Arranged: Mano
Guitar and Bass: やよいちゃん (Girl’s short hair)
Circle: <echo>Project
Album: Mary Had a Little Love
Event: C81

夕暮れ染まる街
流れ照ってる車のライト
変わる気ない信号 路上青猫

yuugure somaru machi
nagare-tetteru kuruma no light
kawaru ki nai shin’gou rojou aoneko

The streets are stained with twilight
Under rivers of flowing shining headlights
The signal’s in no mood to change, like the blue street-cats walking

紫の目の少女 路上やってるバンドのナンバー
自分が揺らぐ感じ 煙る眼差し

murasaki no me no shoujo rojou yatteru band no number
jibun’ ga yuragu kan’ji kemuru manazashi

The girl with the violet eyes, the band doing its number on the steret
Each swaying to their own rhytmn, eyes filled with smoke

赤と白の工場の煙突が 欄干のロープが
揺れている ゆらゆらら

aka to shiro no koujou no en’totsu ga ran’kan’ no rope ga
yureteiru yurayurara

The red and white factory smokestacks the rope on the railing
They’s swinging, swinging baby

痺れるような警鐘を吐いては 踏切の端
フェンスを揺すってる少女

shibireru you na keishou wo haite wa fumikiri no hashi
fence wo yusutteru shoujo

It sends shivers down your spine how the warning whistle screams on the edge
The girl shaking the fence by crossing

鉄塔ほら落ちるあの子
空中から見てるあたし
現実ほら虚ろな目で 風が頬殴る

tettou hora ochiru ano ko
kuuchuu kara miteru atashi
gen’jitsu hora utsuro na me de kaze ga hoho naguru

Look at her fall from the transmission tower
From mid-air I’m watching
Look at reality with your empty eyes as the wind beats against your face!

鉄骨打つ体の奥 脈打ってる 楽しそうに
心臓だけ拾い上げて 夕日に翳してる

tekkotsu utsu karada no oku myaku utteru tanoshisou ni
shin’zou dake hiroiagete yuuhi ni kazashiteru

The steel beats deep in my body, pulsating in ecstasy
Taking only my heart and lifting it against the setting sun

夕日に融ける橋
走り去ってくダンプのミラー
地表も揺らぐ感じ 歪む砂利道

yuuhi ni tokeru hashi
hashirisatteku dump no mirror
chihyou mo yuragu kan’ji yugamu jarimichi

Watch the bridge melting in the sunset
In the rearview of the dump truck speeding away
Even the earth sways in the twists of the gravel road

残飯漁る少女 路駐鳴ってるバイクのブザー
墓標が並んだようなビル 伸びる影

zan’ban asaru shoujo rochuu natteru bike no buzzer
bohyou ga naran’da you na biru nobiru kage

While the girl sifts through leftovers, a parked motorcycle’s alarm sounds
Buildings arranged like gravestones cast lengthening shadows

黒と白のコントラストが
見えないものが見えている ゆらゆらら

kuro to shiro no contrast ga
mienai mono ga mieteiru yurayurara

With the contrasts of blacks and whites
Unseeable things come to light, swinging baby

公園のベンチに臓物撒いては集るカラスに
殺意を向けてる少女

kouen no bench ni zoumotsu maite wa takaru karasu ni
satsui wo muketeru shoujo

At crows slinging innards, crowding in murders on park benches
The girl, she wishes murder

鉄橋ほら揺れるあの子
鉄塔から見てるあたし
鮮血ただ空ろな手で 掴む夕景

tekkyou hora yureru ano ko
tettou kara miteru atashi
sen’ketsu tada utsuro na te de tsukamu yuukei

Look at her swaying on the steel bridge
From the transmission tower I’m watching
Clutching at fresh blood with empty hands grasping the sunset

鉄橋ほら見てるあの子
鉄塔から落ちるあたし
現実ほら虚ろな目で 風が頬殴る

tekkyou hora miteru ano ko
tettou kara ochiru atashi
gen’jitsu hora utsuro na me de kaze ga hoho naguru

Look at her watching from the steel bridge
From the steel tower I fall
Look at reality with your empty eyes as the wind beats against your face!

鉄骨打つ体の奥 脈打ってる 楽しそうに
心臓だけ拾い上げて 夕日に翳してる

tekkotsu utsu karada no oku myaku utteru tanoshisou ni
shin’zou dake hiroiagete yuuhi ni kazashiteru

The steel beats deep in my body, pulsating in ecstasy
Taking only my heart and lifting it against the setting sun