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NOiSE -ノイズ-


As Nisioisin would say: “This was written 100% with only my tastes in mind.”

Anyway, Merry would do that, and with her major it makes sense.

The narrator is “RENKO”.

The song has been posted in full as a video by the circle on NicoNico.
[NicoNicoLink]

NOiSE -ノイズ-
 バー・オールドアダム|旧約酒場
Vocal+Lyrics+Illust: 普透明度
Guitar+Bass+Mix+Mastering: Pizuya
Keyboard: godwood
Circle: Pizuya’s Cell
NicoNico: sm31434906

0と1の中で呼吸をしている
瞳に映るのはすべてがまがい物で

zero to ichi no naka de kokyuu wo shiteiru
hitomi ni utsuru no wa subete magaimono de

In a sea of zeroes and ones I breathe
While in my eyes everything I see is fake

あなたの温度も 自分の感情も
何一つ正しく実感できない

anata no on’do mo jibun’ no kan’jou mo
nani hitotsu tadashiku jikkan’ dekinai

Your temperature… my emotions…
Neither can I accurately feel as mine

この目も 耳もただの デザイン
観測した 数値だけが 信頼できる感覚

kono me mo mimi mo tada no design
kan’soku shita suuchi dake ga shin’rai dekiru kan’kaku

My eyes and my ears are nothing but a design
The only sense I can trust is in the digits I’ve observed

足りないモノなど無いはずなのに
胸のエラー これはなんだ?
ああ 誰か 教えてくれよ

tarinai mono nado nai hazu nano ni
mune no error kore wa nan’da?
aa dareka oshietekureyo

There is no part of me lacking and yet
This error in my chest… What is it?
Please, someone tell me…

誰かの代わりでも 少しも構わないんだ
喪失したマテリアル を埋められるなら

dare ka no kawari demo sukoshi kamawanain’da
soushitsu shita material wo umerareru nara

I do not mind one bit being a replacement for someone else
As long as the lost fragments of my records can be filled

あなたがその頬を 強く噛み締める度
代用品にすら なれない事実が
強く深く奥まで この身体を抉るから

anata ga sono hoo wo tsuyoku kamishimeru tabi
daiyouhin’ ni sura narenai jijitsu ga
tsuyoku fukaku oku made kono karada wo eguru kara

Every time you bite down on your own cheek
The fact that I cannot even function as a replacement
Reaches deep into my body and rips me apart

何度も繰り返す同じ計算を
実行された式はいつでも変わらずに

nan’do mo kurikaesu onaji keisan’ wo
jikkou sareta shiki wa itsudemo kawarazu ni

Again and again I make the same calculations
The functions executed are always the same, never changing…

不可解な行為 不毛な工程
どんな意味がある? 答えが解らず

fukakai na koui fumou na koutei
don’na imi ga aru? kotae ga wakarazu

This incomprehensible execution, this fruitless process
Does it have any meaning? I cannot find the answer

記録には 問題ないはずだ
対象の行動は全て トレースしたというのに

kioku ni wa mon’dai nai hazu da
taishou no koudou wa subete trace shita to iu no ni

There should be no problem with my memory
I have traced every action of the target and yet

内部へ インプットされたデータに
作られた心(パターン)との ズレからバグが生まれて

naibu e input sareta data ni
tsukurareta pattern to no zure kara bug ga umarete

Within the data input into my internals
A bug appears from the discrepancy in compiled patterns

こんな感情は 入力されてないんだ
どうしてこんな 不合理なものが溢れる

kon’na kan’jou wa nyuuryoku saretenain’da
doushite kon’na fugouri na mono ga afureru

These emotions were never loaded into me
Why am I overflowing with all these illogical things?

あなたが求める 理想に近づこうと
もがけばもがくほど かけ離れていく

anata ga motomeru risou ni chikadzukou to
mogakeba mogaku hodo kakehanareteyuku

As I struggle to approach the ideal you seek
The more I flail the more I stray away from it

存在意義はとうに 粉々に砕けていた

son’zaiigi wa tou ni konagona ni kudareteita

The whole meaning of my existance has long been shattered

0と1の中で呼吸をしている
瞳に映るのはすべてがまがい物で

zero to ichi no naka de kokyuu wo shiteiru
hitomi ni utsuru no wa subete ga magaimono de

In a sea of zeroes and ones I breathe
While in my eyes everything I see is fake

あなたの理想は 自分の感情は
消して交わりはしないと知った

anata no risou wa jibun’ no kan’jou wa
keshite majiwari wa shinai to shitta

Your ideal… my separate emotions…
I now know they will never converge

誰かの代わりでも 少しも構わないんだ
喪失したマテリアル を埋められるなら

dare ka no kawari demo sukoshimo kamawanain’da
soushitsu shita material wo umerareru nara

I do not mind one bit being a replacement for someone else
As long as the lost fragments of my records can be filled

あなたがその頬を 強く噛み締める度
代用品にすら なれないことを実感する

anata ga sono hoo wo tsuyoku kamishimeru tabi
daiyouhin’ ni sura narenai koto wo jikkan’ suru

Every time you bite down on your own cheek
I am faced with the fact I cannot even be a replacement

バーチャルの体でも あなたに触れることを
許されるだけまだ 良いのかもしれないな

virtual no karada demo anata ni fureru koto wo
yurusareru dake mada ii no ka mo shirenai na

Yet in the fact I am still allowed to touch you
Even if it be only with this virtual body, I find comfort

今の容量では 矛盾した命題に
割けるだけのリソースが足りなくて

ima no youryou de wa mujun’shita meidai ni
sakeru dake no resource ga tarinakute

But with my current capacity I don’t
Have the resources to spare on this contradictory thesis

これ以上思考する 演算機を止めたんだ

kore ijou shikou suru en’zan’ki wo tometan’da

So I halted the relevant processors and will think no more


オールド・モチーフ // Old Motif

[Pixiv]

I’ve been wanting to get this done for a while. Enjoy.
The third-person is self-referential third-person.

マエリベリー・ハーン(メリー)|めらみぽっぷ
Maribel Hearn (Merry) | MeramiPop

マエリベリー・ハーン+宇佐見蓮子
Merry and Renko Together

宇佐見蓮子|nayuta
Usami Renko | nayuta

オールド・モチーフ
 Old Motif
バー・オールドアダム|旧約酒場
Vocal: nayuta, めらみぽっぷ
Arrange+Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Circle: 凋叶棕
Album: 隨 -manima-
Event: Reitaisai 14

皆それぞれの不思議を抱えて――。

皆それぞれの不思議を探して――。

min’na sorezore no fushigi wo kakaete-.

min’na sorezore no fushigi wo sagashite-.

Everyone has their own mysteries that they carry-.

Everyone has their own mysteries that they search for-.

闇夜の下 密かに嗤う
誰にも気取られぬよう
その真意は誰も知らない
その真偽も尚の事

yamiyo no shita hisoka ni warau
dare ni mo kedorarenu you
sono shin’i wa dare mo shiranai
sono shin’gi mo nao no koto

Under the cover of night, she laughs
Secretly, so that no one will notice
No one knows the true meaning of her actions
Nor, of course, do they know their authenticity

暗い星を跨ぎ歩いて
天空の洞を覗き込む
覆い尽くすスプートニクの
その末裔達の空

kurai hoshi wo matagiaruite
sora no uro wo nozokikomu
ooitsukusu sputnik no
sono matsueitachi no sora

Straddling the dark stars, she walks
Staring into the void of the heavens
Into the sky filled to the brim
With the descendants of Sputnik

誰もわたしとは違うと
冷めた声色で呟く
けして溶かせぬ心
病みを抱えて

dare mo watashi to wa chigau to
sameta koe de tsubuyaku
keshite tokasenu kokoro
yami wo kakaete

“No one else is like me,”
She mutters in a calm, cold voice
Her heart she will not let be understood
As she clutches
her sickness

誰もがみな 己の価値を問う
己の価値を知り その価値を越えて

dare mo ga mina
 onore no kachi wo shiri
  sono kachi wo koete
    onore no kachi wo tou

Everyone out there
 Once they know their value
  They transcend that value

   They question their value

そう はじまりの純粋さと溢れゆく創造性
ヒトが手にしたかくも甘美な禁断の果実よ

sou hajimari no jun’suisa to afureyuku souzousei
hito ga te ni shita kakumo kan’bi na kin’dan’ no kajitsu yo

Yes, in the beginning there was purity and overflowing creativity
What humanity took into its hands, that ever so sweet forbidden fruit

そう 所以なき自己過信と擁く熱量の高さ
我らが手に<原初の想像>の絶えずあることを

sou yuen’naki jikokashin’ to idaku netsuyou no takasa
warera ga te ni old motif no taezu aru koto wo

Yes, that groundless overconfidence in ourselves, that heat we embrace
May that old motif, the original creativity in our hands never expire!

黒く濁り渦巻く野望
闇に潜む企てよ
けれどこの眼謀れはせぬ
真実は常に一つ

kuroku nigori uzumaku yabou
yami ni hisomu kuwadate yo
keredo kono me tabakare wa senu
shin’jitsu wa tsune ni hitotsu

Black, muddied, festering desire
Plots lurking in the darkness
My eyes will not be deceived
The truth exists only as one…

理解者など求めずとさえ
誰とも分かち合えぬもの
孤独を抱き震えながらも
心地よさにほくそ笑む

rikaisha nado motomezu to sae
dare tomo wakachiaenu mono
kodoku wo daki furuenagara mo
kokochiyosa ni hokusoemu

Even without searching for sympathizers
I know there is no one who can understand me
Even as she shivers, embracing her loneliness
She snickers at the comfort it brings her

「私たち」という幻想も
「私」という現実も
「私」の産物なら
――あなたはどうなの?

“watashitachi” to iu gen’sou mo
“watashi” to iu gen’jitsu mo
“watashi” no san’butsu nara
-anata wa dou nano?

If the fantasy of “we”
And the reality of “me”
Are both “my” creations…
-Then what
about you?

誰もがみな 己の意味を持つ
己の意味を知り その意味の中で

dare mo ga mina
 onore no imi wo shiri
  sono no imi no naka de
   onore no imi wo motsu

Everyone out there
 Once they know their significance
  Within that significance

   They take on their own meaning

そう はじまりの単純さと充ち満ちる反抗心
けして手放すことも叶わぬ重き原罪を負って

sou hajimari no tan’jun’sa to michimichiru han’koushin’
keshite tebanasu koto mo kanawanu omoki gainen’ wo otte

Yes, in the beginning there was simplicity and an overflowing sense of rebellion
What humanity then bore, was a heavy sin, a concept they could never let go of

そう 誰にも縛られぬセカイを希求する自由意志
我らが手に<原初の発想>の絶えずあることを

sou dare ni mo shibararenu sekai wo kikyuu suru jiyuuishi
warera ga te ni old motif no taezu aru koto wo

Yes, that thirst for freedom, for a world in which no one will be tied down
May that old motif, the original creativity in our hands never expire!

誰もがみな 己の世界を持つ
己の理想を見て その幻想の先に

dare mo ga mina
 onore no yume wo mite
  sono yume no saki ni
   onore no yume wo motsu

Everyone out there
 Once they see their dreams, their ideals
  Beyond those dream, those illusions

   They lift up their own dreams, their worlds

そう はじまりはみな同じくおしまいはみな“特別”
皆それぞれ 癒せぬ中二病を抱えて生きていく

sou hajimari wa mina onajiku oshimai wa mina “tokubetsu”
min’na sorezore iyasenu fushigi wo kakaete ikiteiku

Yes, in the beginning everyone is the same, but by the end, everyone is “special”
Everyone out there lives embracing an unhealable sickness of mystery, of fantastic delusions

そう 止められぬ生きる力と限界なき思う力
我らが手に<原初の空想>の絶えずあることを

sou tomerarenu ikiru chikara to gen’kai naki omou chikara
warera ga te ni old motif no taezu aru koto wo

Yes, that unstoppable power to life, that limitless power to imagine!
May that old motif, the original creativity in our hands never expire!

『手を握る二人だけの世界』などは
利己的でエゴイスティックな発想だと思うけれど

“te wo nigiru futari dake no sekai” nado wa
rikoteki de egotistic na omoi da to omou keredo

Even though the concept of “a world just for us two, together”
Is one that is selfish and egotistic in my opinion…

今ここに床を同じくするあなただって
違う夢 見ているなんて限らないのだから……

ima koko ni toko wo onajiku suru anata datte
chigau yume miteiru nan’te kagiranai no dakara……

The fact that we right now share the same bed, the same source…
You can’t really say it’s impossible that we share the same dream…

Revelations // Umineko no Naku Koro ni Chiru : Episode 8 Insert Song

Selected by Twitter Poll.

Eventually I would like to get back to taking requests and all that, but I don’t know.

Umineko was great by the way.

Top image taken from: [Pixiv]

Revelations
歌:IZNA
作曲:xaki

止まない雨と共に鐘がなり
溢れる想いに人々は嘆く
私が教えてあげるよ
今扉は開かれたの
そう ただそれだけの事

yamanai ame to tomo ni kane ga nari
afureru omoi ni hitobito wa nageku
watashi ga oshieteageru yo
ima tobira wa hirakareta no
sou tada sore dake no koto

In the unending rain, a bell rings and
People lament as their emotions overflow
I will reveal to you the truth
Now, the doors have been opened
Yes, that is all there is to it

ずっとずっと教えてあげてた
この声が届いていたら
きっと繰り返さなくて済んだのに

zutto zutto oshieteageteta
kono koe ga todoiteitara
kitto kurikaesanakute sun’da no ni

I had told you time and time again
If only my voice had reached you
We wouldn’t have had to repeat this all

何度だって話してあげる
何度だって何度だって笑ってあげる
信じることを忘れた愚かな人
死の間際に気付くわ
翼を持つことの意味を

nan’do datte hanashiteageru
nan’do datte nan’do datte waratteageru
shin’jiru koto wo wasureta oroka na hito
shi no magiwa ni kidzuku wa
tsubasa wo motsu koto no imi wo

I will tell you however many times you need
I will smile, I will smile for you as many times as you need
O foolish one, you who have forgotten what it means to believe
You will realize once again on the edge of death
What it truly means to have wings

晴れない雲と共に時は過ぎ
恐れと疑いが人々を覆う
私が教えてあげたのに
旅が終われば皆に会える
そう ただそれだけの事

harenai kumo to tomo ni toki wa sugi
osore to utagai ga hitobito wo oou
watashi ga oshieteageta no ni
tabi ga owareba min’na ni aeru
sou tada sore dake no koto

Time passes while the clouds still do not break and
People are covered over with fear and suspicion
Despite the fact I revealed the truth to you…
Once this journey is over, you will meet everyone
Yes, that is all there is to it

ずっとずっと聞えていた
あの声が届いていたら
きっと繰り返さなくて済んだのに

zutto zutto kikoeteita
ano koe ga todoiteitara
kitto kurikaesanakute sun’da no ni

While you could always, always hear it
If only that voice had reached you
We wouldn’t have had to repeat this all

何度だって繰り返していく
何度だって何度だって気付くまでは
私の鳥かごに閉じ込めた
かわいそうな貴方
宝のカケラ さあそこに

nan’do datte kurikaeshiteiku
nan’do datte nan’do datte kidzuku made wa
watashi no torikago ni tojikometa
kawaisou na anata
takara no kakera saa soko ni

But this repeats again and again
Again and again until you finally realize
O one locked away in my birdcage
You poor thing…
Your treasured fragment is right there

ずっとずっと教えてあげてた
この声が届いていたら
きっと繰り返さなくて済んだのに

zutto zutto oshieteageteta
kono koe ga todoiteitara
kitto kurikaesanakute sun’da no ni

I had told you time and time again
If only my voice had reached you
We wouldn’t have had to repeat this all

何度だって話してあげる
何度だって何度だって笑ってあげる
あなたの罪を私が裁きましょう
隠し通せはしない あなたの本当の罪を

nan’do datte hanashiteageru
nan’do datte nan’do datte waratteageru
anata no tsumi wo watashi ga sabakimashou
kakushitoose wa shinai anata no hon’tou no tsumi wo

I will tell you however many times you need
I will smile, I will smile for you as many times as you need
I will be the one to judge your sins
I will not let you hide it, your true sin

旅はまた終わり
そこに残るのは
真実の物語だけ

tabi wa mata owari
soko ni nokoru no wa
shin’jitsu no monogatari dake

Once again the journey ends
And all that is left
Is a tale of the truth…



グラスホッパーズ // Grasshoppers

Futatsuiwa Mamizou (Harukawa Moe)

The Twitter poll was tied, but this one got the first vote.

Notes:

This song heavily references chapter 39 of Touhou Suzunaan -Forbidden Scrollery- (as well as chapters 36 and 37).

A rumor’s lifetime is said to be 75 days.

The “crack” is letting an imperfection show and been seen by everyone else.

グラスホッパーズ
 Grasshoppers
幻想郷の二ッ岩|東方心綺楼
Vocal: めらみぽっぷ
Arrange+Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Circle: 凋叶棕
Album: 隨 -manima-
Event: Reitaisai 14

壁に耳在り
障子に目在り

kabe ni mimi ari
shouji ni me ari

The walls have ears and
The doors have eyes, they say.

なら 箒だってもの言うものさね

nara houki datte monoiu mono sane

So what’s so strange about brooms having a thing to say?

見渡す限り
あれやこれ
皆それぞれが 口々愚痴々々具に

miwatasu kagiri
are ya kore
min’na sorezore ga kuchiguchi guchiguchi tsubusa ni

As far as the eye can see
Things here and there
Are all gossiping, complaining in great detail

そういやお前聞いたのか
あの箒野郎の旦那の顛末
やっぱりあの壷 何でもなく
騙されたとさえ 知らぬは本人ばかり

souiya omae kiita no ka
ano houkiyarou no dan’na no ten’matsu
yappari ano tsubo nan’demo naku
damasareta to sae shiranu wa hon’nin’ bakari

So anyway, have you heard
What happened to the owner of that broom?
It turns out that pot he bought was a fake!
And he’s the only one who still doesn’t know!

――夜な夜な交わすけして聴かれぬ言葉達
けれど どうしてか 知っている!

-yonayona kawasu keshite kikarenu kotoba-tachi
keredo doushite ka shitteiru!

-Words are exchanged every night, unheard yes
But for some reason everyone knows!

踊り踊らせ踊れよ 命ごと
けして読められぬ噂の駆け巡る

odori odorase odoreyo inochigoto
keshite yomerarenu uwasa no kakemeguru

Dance! Make everyone dance! Dance with all your being!
While rumors that will never be read make their rounds

言葉言葉 飛び交う
真実は――そうさ 皆が見ている 何処かで見ている
見張っている――『闇に潜む密偵の如く』

kotoba kotoba tobikau
shin’jitsu wa – sousa min’na ga miteiru dokoka de miteiru
mihatteiru – “grasshopper”

Words! Words fly back and forth
The truth? Well everyone is watching, watching from somewhere
Keeping watch like secret agents, like grasshoppers!

七十五日経ったとしても 消えない瑕を 嗚呼

shichijuugonichi tatta toshitemo kienai kizu wo aa

Even after 75 days pass, the cracks that come out won’t go away!

――あいつには気をつけろ。

-aitsu ni ki wo tsukero.

-You’d better watch out.

 ――あいつには騙されるな。

-aitsu ni damasareru na.

-Don’t you be deceived.

――あいつが怪しい筈だ。

-aitsu ga ayashii hazu da.

-They’re the one who’s suspicious.

 ――あいつが噂の『詐欺師』か。

-aitsu ga uwasa no “tanuki yarou” ka

-They must be that tanuki swindler!

壁に耳在り
障子に目在り

kabe ni mimi ari
shouji ni me ari

The walls have ears and
The doors have eyes, they say.

なら 手桶だってもの言っちゃどうだい

nara teoke datte monoiccha dou dai

So why wouldn’t a bucket have something to say?

さりとて見つかりゃどうなることか
だからそっと密かに
桑原始終四散子守唄

saritote mitsukarya dou naru koto ka
dakara sotto hisoka ni
kuwabara barabara lullaby

Even so, who knows what would happen if they were found out!
So that’s why in whispers, in secret
Their lullaby scatters at the slightest approach

そういやお前聞いたのか
あの桶野郎の親父の顛末
首無し馬の餌食とか
もう今となっちゃ 闇から闇への真実

souiya omae kiita no ka
ano okeyarou no oyaji no ten’matsu
kubinashi uma no ejiki toka
mou ima to naccha yami kara yami e no shin’jitsu

So anyway, have you heard
What happened to the owner of that bucket?
They say he was eaten by a headless horse!
From darkness to darkness, who really knows now?

――夜な夜な交わす けして伝わらぬ言葉達
けれど 誰かに 届いて行く!

-yonayona kawasu keshite tsutawaranu kotoba-tachi
keredo dareka ni todoiteiku!

-Words are exchanged every night, not comprehended, sure
But for some reason someone’s got the message!

歌え謳え訴えよ 命ごと
その口に立てる端から戸が喋る

utae utae uttaeyo inochigoto
sono kuchi ni tateru hashi kara to ga shaberu

Sing! Both praises and complaints with all your being!
Even if you shut the voices behind doors, the doors will speak!

言葉言葉 飛び交う
真実は――そうさ 皆聞いてる 耳を欹て
狙っている――『混迷に惑わす伏兵の如く』

kotoba kotoba tobikau
shin’jitsu wa – sousa min’na kiiteru mimi wo sobadate
neratteiru – “grasshopper”

Words! Words fly back and forth
The truth? Well everyone is listening, straining their ears
Waiting for a chance, like double agents, like grasshoppers!

狐につままれたのか
狸に化かされたのか
言葉だけが聞こえる
そうして伝わっていく 嗚呼

kitsune ni tsumamareta no ka
tanuki ni bakasareta no ka
kotoba dake ga kikoeru
soushite tsutawatteiku aa

Fooled by a fox?
Tricked by a tanuki?
Only words are heard
But so the rumor spreads!

小さな小さな声が
しかして響く大きく
そうして皆「どういうわけだか」知っている!

chiisa na chiisa na koe ga
shikashite kibiku ookiku
soushite min’na ‘dou iu wake daka’ shitteiru!

All of the voices are small
But together they echo loudly
So everyone knows, even if they don’t know why!

さあ 騒ぎ騒がせ騒げよ 命ごと
屋根の月 その井戸端に花咲かせ

saa sawagi sawagase sawage yo inochigoto
yane no tsuki sono idobata ni hana sakase

So make a clamor and clamor about with all your being!
With the moon overhead, make merry gossip around the well!

言葉言葉 飛び交う
真実は――そうさ 今尚見てる 何時でも見てる
それこそが――『監視社会に蔓延する情報の如く』

kotoba kotoba toikau
shin’jitsu wa – sousa imanao miteru itsudemo miteru
sorekoso ga – “grasshopper”

Words! Words fly back and forth
The truth? Well they’re still watching always watching
Like the network of a society under surveillance, like grasshoppers!

七十五日経ったとしても 新たな瑕を 嗚呼

shichijuugonichi tatta to shitemo aratana kizu wo aa

Even after 75 days pass, a new crack will come to replace the old one.

パラノイドガール // Paranoid Girl

Hi.

Mental health.

パラノイドガール
 Paranoid Girl
ラストリモート|東方地霊殿
Vocal: めらみぽっぷ
Arrange+Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Circle: 凋叶棕
Album: 虚 -utsuro-
Event: C91

あなたたちはいつだって
隠し事してばかり
その心に疚しい言葉を隠し持って

anatatachi wa itsudatte
kakushigoto shite bakari
sono kokoro ni yamashii kotoba wo kakushimotte

You all are always
Always hiding things
Concealing your guilty conscience in your hearts

どんな気持ちでいようと
お決まりの笑顔だけ
その表面に貼り付けて

don’na kimochi de iyou to
okimari no egao dake
sono omote ni haritsukete

No matter what you really feel
You always paste that
Same false smile on your faces

どうしてそんな嘘をつくの?
みんなわたしで遊んでいるの??
わたしがどういうモノなのかを 知りながら!

doushite son’na uso wo tsuku no?
min’na watashi de ason’deiru no??
watashi ga dou iu mono nanoka wo shirinagara!

Why would you tell such a lie?
Is everyone here just playing with me??
You all know, you know just what I am!

嗚呼
我慢ならない 偽りの声
無責任な言葉だけが木霊する
あなたたちはそれをごまかすのでしょう
けれどこれら全ての声――知っているのよぜんぶ!

aa
gaman’ naranai itsuwari no koe
musekinin’ na kotoba dake ga kodama suru
anatatachi wa sore wo gomakasu no deshou
keredo korera subete no koe – shitteiru no yo zen’bu!

Ah!
I can’t stand these lying voices
Irresponsible words echoing back and forth
Of course you all would just deny it
But all of your inner voices – I know them well, yes every one!

――私には聞こえるのよ。
はじめは虚ろに響く声
次第に強さを増すその声
わたしを蔑む無数の声
けして止まらない!

-watashi ni wa kikoeru no yo.
hajime wa utsuro ni hibiku koe
shidai ni tsuyosa wo masu sono koe
watashi wo sagesumu musuu no koe
keshite tomaranai!

-I can hear them, you see?
In the beginning it was like echoes in an empty room
But they kept growing in strength, all of those voices
Countless voices, all of them mocking me!
And it never ends!!

道傍の小石を
蹴っ飛ばすときみたいに
相手の気持ちなど何も感じないくらいに

michibata no koishi wo
kettobasu toki mitai ni
aite no kimochi nado nani mo kan’jinai kurai ni

The same way you kick a pebble
Off the side of the road
You all aren’t concerned for the way I feel, not at all

そんな誹謗中傷を浴びせて
そんな罵詈雑言をぶつけて
よくも平気でいられるのね

son’na kotoba wo abisete
son’na kotoba wo butsukete
yokumo heiki de irareru no ne

Despite the way you shower me with slander
Despite the way you beat me with verbal abuse
I’m almost impressed how it doesn’t pain you at all!

わたしのことを嗤っているでしょう?
心の奥で蔑んでいるでしょう??
わたしがどれほど傷ついてるか 知りもせず!

watashi no koto wo waratteiru deshou?
kokoro no oku de sagesun’deiru deshou??
watashi ga dorehodo kizutsuiteiru ka shiri mo sezu!

You’re laughing at me aren’t you?
Mocking me deep in your heart aren’t you??
Without even an attempt to think about how I feel!

嗚呼
どうして私だけこんな目に
数え切れない悪意に曝されて
あなたたちはずっと黙っているけど
けれど”これらすべての声”――気のせいなはずがないわ!

aa
doushite watashi dake kon’na me ni
kazoekirenai akui ni sarasarete
anatatachi wa zutto damatteiru kedo
keredo “korera subete no koe” – ki no sei na hazu ga nai wa!

Ah
Why does it have to be me?
Why do I have to be exposed to such malice?
None of you are raising a single word aloud, but
All of these voices I hear – There is no way this can all be in my head!!

ほらぎりぎしと軋ませるよに
ほらぐじゅくじゃと掻き混ぜるよに
ほらがらがたと騒いで回る
私の頭の中を

hora girigishi to kishimaseru yo ni
hora gujyukuja to kakimazeru yo ni
hora garagata to sawaide mawaru
watashi no atama no naka wo

Your words grip and grate
Your words crush and stir
Your words tumble and clamour
Making a mess of my brain

私のことを疎ましがらないで
私のことを毛嫌いしないで
私のことを掻き毟らないで
私を放っておいて!

watashi no koto wo utomashigaranaide
watashi no koto wo kegirai shinaide
watashi no koto wo kakimushiranaide
watashi wo houtteoite!

Don’t treat me with such disgust!
Don’t be so prejudiced against me!
Don’t tear and rip at me this way!
Just leave me alone!!!

聴きたくない
 笑っていたい 聞こえてしまう
         笑えない

kikitakunai
 waratteitai
  kikoeteshimau
   waraenai

I don’t want hear you
 I just want to laugh and be happy
  But I can’t help but hear you
   And so I just, I just can’t!

嗚呼
きっとあなたも私のことを
それを思うことだけでも恐ろしい
けして耐え切れない 出来損ないなの
そうよ――こんなものもって生まれて あなたのようになれはしない!!

aa
kitto anata mo watashi no koto wo
sore wo omou koto dake demo oroshii
keshite taekirenai dekisokonai nano
sou yo – kon’na mono motte umarete anata no you ni nare wa shinai!!

Ah
You, I bet you’re thinking things about me too
Just the possibility is enough to frighten me
I’m a broken being that cannot even withstand recognition
Yes, you see – I was born this way and I can never be like you, never!!

嗚呼
盲目の笑顔 それさえ遠く
虚ろな視線を虚空に彷徨わせ
パラノイドガール 心殺して
今日も聞こえ来る妄想の限り
けして笑う事無く

aa
moumoku no egao sore sae tooku
utsuro a shisen’ wo kokuu ni samayowase
paranoid girl kokoro koroshite
kyou mo kikoekuru mousou no kagiri
keshite warau koto naku

Ah
So, with a blind and distant smile
Letting her empty gaze drift in the void
This paranoid girl killed her heart
And as long as she still hears those phantom voices
She will never, never feel joy

イマココ // Ima Koko (Tsuki ga Kirei Opening Theme)

Akane is a brave girl and she is better than all of us.

イマココ
 Ima Koko
 Right Here Right Now
月がきれい OP / Tsuki ga Kirei OP
東山奈央 / Touyama Nao
WEST GROUND

なんとなく頭の中で君が 離れなくなっていたんだ

nan’to naku atama no naka de kimi ga hanarenakunatteitan’ da

You know I… just can’t seem to get out you of my head anymore…

途切れ途切れの会話だねいつも
息も吐き出せないほどの鼓動
目が合った瞬間にまた何かが胸をつらぬいてゆく 今

togire togire no kaiwa dane itsumo
iki mo hakidasenai hodo no kodou
me ga atta shun’kan’ ni mata nanika ga mune wo tsuranuiteyuku ima

Whenever we talk it’s in bits and fragments, isn’t it?
My heart is always racing so much it’s hard to breathe
When our eyes meet, the way we are right now…
 I feel as if something has pierced right through my heart again

大好きな人が今ここにいるいるんだよ
最高の毎日は恋のパレパレード
近づきたい 誰よりも君に今今以上
会いたくて会いにゆく 笑顔また見つけにゆくよ

daisuki na hito ga ima koko ni iru – irun’ da yo
saikou no mainichi wa koi no para – parade
chikadzukitai dare yori mo kimi ni ima – ima ijou
aitakute ai ni yuku egao mata mitsuke ni yuku yo

The person I love is right here, right now – you are
Every day is so wonderful it’s like a – a love parade
I want now to be closer to you, more than anyone else – more than I am now
I want to see you, I’m going to see you – I’m going to find that smile yet again

教室の隅で笑った君は 今すべてのものの中で光る
初めてつないだ手 嵐のようなうねりが駆けめぐる 今

kyoushitsu no sumi de waratta kimi wa ima subete no mono no naka de hikaru
hajimete tsunaida te arashi no you na uneri ga kakemeguru ima

I remember you laughing in the corner of our classroom
 Right now, you shine brighter than anything else to me
I remember when we first held hands together
 Right now, this feeling races around me like a storm

何度でも君だけに僕は恋恋する
知るほどに加速する恋のスピスピード
ありのまま伝えたい なのになぜなぜだろう
どうしようもなくいつも不器用になる僕がいるよ
どうして?

nan’do demo kimi dake ni boku wa koi – koi suru
shiru hodo ni kasoku suru koi no spe – speed
ari no mama tsutaetai nanoni naze – naze darou
doushiyou mo naku itsumo bukiyou ni naru boku ga iru yo
doushite?

Over and over again in you and in you alone I fall – fall in love
This love, the more I experience it the more – the more it accelerates
I want to tell you exactly how I feel, but – but why I wonder
Why do I always end up not being able to express myself?
Why?

まだ僕ら未完成で始まったばかりの未来
春も夏も秋も冬もいつも一緒にいたい
どこにいるの?何しているの?誰のことを想っているの?
行け 行け 行け 今
行け 行け 行け 行け

mada bokura mikan’sei de hajimatta bakari no mirai
haru mo natsu mo aki mo fuyu mo itsumo issho ni itai
doko ni iru no? nani shiteiru no? dare no kot wo omotteiru no?
ike ike ike ima
ike ike ike ike

We’re still incomplete, and this future of ours has just begun
I want to be with you always: through spring, summer, fall and winter
Where are you? What are you doing? Who are you thinking of?
Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go! Right now!
Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!

大好きな人が今ここにいるいるんだよ
最高の毎日は恋のバレバレード
近づきたい 誰よりも君に今今以上
会いたくて会いにゆく 笑顔また見つけにゆくよ

daisuki na hito ga ima koko ni iru – irun’ da yo
saikou no mainichi wa koi no para – parade
chikadzukitai dare yori mo kimi ni ima – ima ijou
aitakute ai ni yuku egao mata mitsuke ni yuku yo

The person I love is right here, right now – you are
Every day is so wonderful it’s like a – a love parade
I want now to be closer to you, more than anyone else – more than I am now
I want to see you, I’m going to see you – I’m going to find that smile yet again

祭符「神遊びの唄」 // Saifu: Kamiasobi no Uta

I told myself I’d translate this song about two weeks ago…. about a month ago…. about 4 months ago… about 8 months ago… a year ago.

Well since it’s already past Reitaisai 14 and it’s been a year since this song came out, I suppose it’s time to finally get around to doing it huh?

I just finished my finals and am feeling like using the other half of my brain, so here it goes.

Whew though. I had to break out my classical Japanese dictionary for the first time in a long while. A lot of words don’t really mean the same thing as they used to. Or rather, what they used to mean can be wildly different from what they mean now.

Notes:
A tamagushi is a Shinto offering made from a sasaki branch and paper.

The third line is a play on a play on words in a semi-famous poem about kagura ↓
「かご山やさか木の枝ににぎかけてその―思ひこそやれ」〈夫木・一八〉

While “forbidden zone” is a literal interpretation of the word (来無処), it’s also used to mean a fork in the road. As in you can’t keep going straight, you have to turn some way or another. The god associated with forks in the road is also associated to the Mishaguji curse gods that Suwako commands as well. (It’s all really just a bunch of really obscure wordplay.)

A couple of stanzas are direct references to Suwako’s spell cards.

祭符「神遊びの唄」
 Saifu “Kamiasobi no Uta”
 Festival Sign “The Song for God’s Amusement”
明日ハレの日、ケの昨日|東方風神録
ネイティブフェイス|東方風神録
Vocal: めらみぽっぷ
Arrange+Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Circle: 凋叶棕
Album: 掲 -kakage-
Event: Reitaisai 13

さあ 緋の袖 玉櫛 鈴打ち鳴らし
御前に はれのひ ただ舞うたらば
かご山 やさか 木の枝 にぎかけ
やうやう 響け 供に遊ばせ

saa hi no sode tamagushi suzu uchinarashi
omae ni hare no hi tada mau taraba
kagoyama yasaka ki no eda nigikake
youyou hibike tomo ni asobase

Scarlet sleeves waving with tamagushi offerings and ringing bells…
But of course, if we are to dance in the gods’ presence on this festival day
So take up the jeweled sasaki branches of Kagoyama with paper streamers
Let us dance together as we call out and let our music ring!

振り放け見遣れば未闢の幻想郷に
まつろうものの姿のあらんことを

furisake miyareba migyaku no daichi ni
matsurou mono no sugata no aran’ koto wo

Looking far off into an uncivilized land of illusion
I pray that there may come one to govern over it

遠くに知るか
果てども無き原風景

tooku ni shiru ka
hatedo mo naki keshiki

Shall I reign far and wide
Over this endless landscape?

遠くは遥か
これは見守る原風景

tooku wa haruka
kore wa mamoru keshiki

Distant and vast
This is a land to protect

緑の山に
瀬渡斯くやも
萌える色出る
玉のごとくに

midori no yama ni
sewatari kaku ya mo
moeru iro idzuru
tama no gotoku ni

See those green mountains
With their flowing streams
What flourishing color abounds!
They are like jewels

咲かせよ咲かせ
さてもみなうつくし
迎える命
歓喜び咲うこと

sakase yo sakase
sate mo mina utsukushi
mukaeru inochi
yorokobi warau koto

Blossom, yes blossom!
Look how beautiful you are!
As I see the life presented me
On my face a smile blossoms in delight

涼れにそよぐ
彩を織り成す
萌える色出る
錦のごとく

nagare ni soyogu
iro wo orinasu
moeru iro idzuru
nishiki no gotoku

Rustling in the flow
Life weaving its hues
What flourishing color abounds!
They are like a brocade

祭に添えては 祀に同じと

matsuri ni soete wa matsuri ni onaji to

In being like a festival, this is the same as an offering to me

踏めよ来無処 ここよりこちら
さあさ 一踏
宴の開く

fume yo kunado koko yori kochira
saa sa ittou
utage no hiraku

Dance around the forbidden zones, hither here hither there
Come now, jump!
The party has just begun!

遊べよ 命懸け
その酣なること
交われ 御魂ごと
それの在ることを知れよ

asobe yo inochi kake
sono takenawa naru koto
majiware mitama goto
sore no aru koto wo shire yo

Dance with your life on the line
The risk is the height of it all
Sift through with all your soul
And know what I say to be true

さあ
ニ、ニ、一で
拡散がる弾幕に
その身を賭して避けたらば

saa
ni ni no hitotsu de
hirogaru keshiki ni
sono mi wo toshite saketaraba

Now we begin!
With two bows two claps and one bow!
If you will gamble your life
To dodge through this curtain fire landscape,

奉避る舞となって
神祭ろうと楽ばすように

sasageru ugoki to natte
ware matsurou to asobasu you ni

May your dodging movements be
A dance of offering, of reverence to me

舞はぬものならば口より呑ませ
巧ならずば口より呑ませ
身にところせしことその末代まで
身のところせしことその末代まで

mawanu mono naraba kuchi yori nomase
takumi narazuba kuchi yori nomase
mi ni tokoroseshi koto sono matsudai made
mi no tokoroseshi koto sono matsudai made

For those who will not dance, make them drink their fill!
For those who are unskilled, make them drink their fill!
May there be curses on you and your offspring!
May you be cursed, you and your offspring!

人にも知るは
夢の噺と寝
悠けく眠れ
永遠の花褥

hito ni mo shiru wa
yume no hanashi to ne
harukeku nemure
towa no hana shitone

What even humans know
Are talk of dreams and slumber
So sleep in a deep distant dream
On an eternal bed of flowers

避けねば咲かず
さても去ぬるべく
舞え舞え舞うより
その道は無く

sakeneba sakazu
sate mo inurubeku
mae mae mau yori
sono michi wa naku

If you do not dodge, you will not blossom
If you do not, you are destined to die
There is not option left of you but
To dance and dance and dance some more

手足も塞ぐ
さても狭き道を
くぐるは猛き
ものの仕業なれば

teashi mo fusagu
sate mo semaki michi wo
kuguru wa takeki
mono no shiwaza nareba

As making one’s way down this narrow path
Despite being shut in by hand and foot
Is a feat only the most
Fierce and courageous may perform,

鉄の鑰持て
かつての神話
遍く伝えて
うち滅ばさん

tetsu no kagi mote
katsute no aragoto
amaneku tsutaete
uchihorobasan’

In return, wielding my iron rings
I shall show offer you a reenactment
Of that legendary battle of yore
As I wreck havoc upon you

祭に添えては 祀に同じと

matsuri ni soete wa matsuri ni onaji to

In being like a festival, this is the same as an offering to me

跨げ来無処 手の鳴る方へ
さあさ 一踏
宴の開く

matage kunado te no naru hou e
saa sa ittou
utage no hiraku

Dance over the forbidden zones, following the clapping hands
Come now, jump!
The party has just begun!

遊べよ 命懸け
それが妙なること
交われ 御魂ごと
それの在ることを知れよ

asobe yo inochi kake
sore ga tae naru koto
majiware mitama goto
sore no aru koto wo shire yo

Dance with your life on the line
The risk is what makes it sublime
Sift through with all your soul
And know what I say to be true

さあ
ニ、ニ、一で
拡散がる弾幕
その身合わせて奏すれば

saa
ni ni no hitotsu de
hirogaru utagoe
sono mi awasete sou sureba

Now we begin!
With two bows two claps and one bow!
When you sing along with your motions
Enveloped by this song of curtain fire

祝避の詞となって
神祀ろうと唄わすように

iwai no kotoba to natte
ware matsurou to utawasu you ni

May your voice be as words of celebration
A song of offering, of reverence to me

遊べよ 命懸け
その美しきこと
交われ 御魂ごと
それの在ることを知れよ

asobe yo inochi kake
sono utsukushiki koto
majiware mitama goto
sore no aru koto wo shire yo

Dance with your life on the line
The risk is what makes it beautiful
Sift through with all your soul
And know what I say to be true

さあ
ニ、ニ、一で
拡散がる弾幕に
はるけく鬨を響かせば

saa
ni ni no hitotsu de
hirogaru keshiki ni
harukeku toki wo hibikaseba

Now we begin!
With two bows two claps and one bow!
If you will let ring far your battle cries
Through this curtain fire landscape,

掲げる符名となって
神も演者をも楽ばすように

kakageru kotoba to natte
ware mo hito wo mo asobasu you ni

May your cries be raised as spells
Which will please both the masses and me

祭りは未だ終わらず
即ち明日のちまた明日

matsuri wa imada owarazu
sunawachi hare nochi mata hare

This festival is far from over
In other words, the day after a festival is yet another one!