Reflections

*Takamachi Walk’s Shattered is available on [bandcamp] and various other streaming services.

Hello 2022.

I had the opportunity this past year to work with Takamachi Walk again and collaborate with wasi to write lyrics for this song. They are an excellent circle — go get their album(s)! I may translate a few of the other tracks as well.

I may have gotten a little over-invested in these lyrics; I appreciate wasi putting up with me.

Reflections
妖異達の通り雨|東方虹龍洞
Vocals: HalO Sweety
Screams: noaon
Arrangement: wasi
Lyrics: kafkafuura
Circle: Takamachi Walk
Album: Shattered
Event: C99

鮮やかな夕焼けに
心が凍り付いたままで
縋り付いた未来像が
砕け散るのを見た

azayaka na yuuyake ni
kokoro ga kooritsuita mama de
sugaritsuita miraizou ga
kudakechiru no wo mita

In the light of a dazzling sunset
My heart remained frozen as I
Witnessed the future I’d lived for
Shatter before my own eyes

Why do I try if I know that I
I’m putting my head and my heart on the line
What if I never tried to chase the light
Forever I’m trapped in your eyes

If I never hoped for anything at all
Maybe I’d be happier on my own
君を映すifの雨
綺麗なほど痛いから

kimi wo utsusu if no ame
kirei na hodo itai kara

Reflections of you, of what could have been
Rain down, as painful as they are beautiful

自分が壊したのに
未だ捨てられない
継ぎ接ぎの笑顔でさ
嘘の中に籠城したい

jibun’ ga kowashita no ni
imada suterarenai
tsugihagi no egao de sa
uso no naka ni roujou shitai

I was the one who wrecked this future!
Yet I still cling to its shards
Wearing instead this make-shift smile
Holed up in a fantasy of lies

If I hoped for nothing at all
Maybe I’d be happy alone
Why did I ever try keeping it alive
Falling in love with a lie

No!

閉ざされた世界に
希望がなく一人で
幻想の愛は 満たせない
この夢を出よう

tozasareta sekai ni
kibou ga naku hitori de
gen’sou no ai wa mitasenai
kono yume wo deyou

Locked away in my own world
Alone and without hope
Phantoms of love cannot sustain me
It is time to leave this dream behind…

If I never hoped for anything at all
Maybe I’d be happier on my own
君を映すifの雨
綺麗なほど痛いから

kimi wo utsusu if no ame
kirei na hodo itai kara

Reflections of you, of what could have been
Rain down, as painful as they are beautiful

  1. January 14th, 2022

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