ゴーストリー・プラネット // Ghostly Planet

…and that’s a wrap!

A somber song of quantum superposition and (a sprinkling of) the Pauli exclusion principle.
Merry pleads with Renko as her disassociation (from Renko’s perspective) tears them apart.
The inverse of the collapse of the wave function.

There are multiple ways to interpret the song, but I see the narration as shifting back and forth, with the poetic and doubled stanzas (with /s) Merry’s and the more scientific leaning stanzas Renko’s. Renko falls into a deep pit of loneliness, while Merry struggles to be heard.

Notes:

  • ()s in the JP lyrics denote a place where a faint second word can be seen underneath a more clear word that is printed on top of it.

ゴーストリー・プラネット (U7731-5089040-147120258)
 Ghostly Planet
須臾はプランクを超えて|燕石博物誌
シュレディンガーの化け猫|燕石博物誌
Vo: めらみぽっぷ
Arr+Lyr: RD-Sounds
Circle: 凋叶棕
Album: △ -tetra-
Event: C99

ひと瞬きするその間に
あなたは私を見失い
ひと瞬きするその間に
あなたは私を見出すの

hito matataki suru sono aida ni
anata wa watashi wo miushinai
hito mabataki suru sono aida ni
anata wa watashi wo miidasu no

In the blink of an eye
You lose sight of me
In the blink of an eye
You rediscover me

重ね合わせの私たちの姿 けれど
けして同じ世界に在ることは ないの

kasaneawase no watashitachi no sugata keredo
keshite onaji sekai ni aru koto wa nai no

Although we appear to complement each other in form,
Never will we reside on the same plane of existence

互いを識ることもなく
ただ不確かな存在だけを想うー

tagai wo shiru koto mo naku
tada futashika na son’zai dake wo omou-

Unable to truly know one another,
We only can contemplate each other’s indefinite existence

声を聴いて
いまだ未完成の<理論>

koe wo kiite
imada mikan’sei no theory

Listen to my voice,
to a yet unfinished theory:

こんな広い惑星に
独りでいるのなら

kon’na hiroi hoshi ni
hitori de iru no nara

If I am truly alone
in this wide wide world…

は触れる
誰のとも知らぬ指

watashi wa fureru
dare no tomo shiranu yubi

I will strive to make contact
Touching the fingertips of whom I know not

確かでない 定まらない
幽霊たちの惑星

tashika de nai sadamaranai
yuureitachi no hoshi

On this ghostly planet
Uncertain and indefinite…

わたしは そこにいる(いない) でしょう?
つかまえたいというなら

watashi wa soko ni iru/inai deshou
tsukamaetai to iu nara

I am (not) right there, aren’t I?
If you wish to catch me…

わたしは わらって(おこって)いる でしょう?
たしかめたいというなら

watashi waratte/okotte iru deshou
tashikametai to iu nara

I am smiling/upset aren’t I?
If you wish to confirm…

わたしは にんげん(ようかい)でない でしょう?
あばきたいというなら

watashi wa nin’gen/youkai de nai deshou
abakitai to iu nara

I am not human/a spirit, am I?
If you wish to uncover the truth…

わたしは いきて(しんで)いる でしょう?
ころしたいというなら

watashi wa ikite/shinde-iru deshou?
koroshitai to iu nara

I am alive/dead, aren’t I?
If you wish to kill me…

にじむにじむ揺らぐ干渉の果てに
けして止まぬ孤独の中にいる それを

nijimu nijimu yuragu covalent no hate ni
keshite yamanu kodoku no naka ni iru sore wo

At the ultimate end of a blurred, covalent interference pattern
What exists within this unending, persistent solitude must be…

ずっと遙かな昔から
“幽霊”と呼んでいたのね きっとー

zutto haruka na mukashi kara
“yuurei” to yon’deita no ne kitto

What has been known—
—to the ages as a “ghost”

傍にいてもいないみたいに
自分以外は異物みたいに
孤独を望んだかのように

soba ni itemo inai mitai ni
jibun’ igai wa ibutsu mitai ni
kodoku wo nozon’da ka no you ni

Although I am beside you, it is as if I am not
—as if everything other that yourself is foreign
—as if you wished for solitude, above all else…

それでいいのと問うの。

sore de ii no to tou no.

Is this truly what you want? I ask

声を聴いて!
いまだ不完全な<詩編>

koe wo kiite!
imada fukan’zen na poetry

Listen to my voice!
to my yet unfinished poetry:

こんな広い惑星に
皆な(独り) でいるなんて!

kon’na hiroi hoshi ni
mina/hitori deiru nan’te!

How can you be with everyone/no one
in this wide wide world?!

私は歌う
誰のとも知れぬ声

watashi wa utau
dare no tomo shirenu koe

I will sing
In a voice no one knows

誰かに届く 揺るがせない
(誰も届かない さだまらない)

dare ka ni todoku yurugasenai
(dare mo todokanai sadamaranai)

Someone will hear me—I will not let it not be so
(No one will hear, and nothing will be certain)

幽霊の歌声

yuurei no utagoe

In the song of a ghost—

ーあなたにとどきますように。

anata ni todokimasu you ni.

—may my voice reach you…

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: