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静寂ラストダンス // Seijaku Last Dance (JP/DEAD WEIGHT Ver.)


Thanks to Rinki and Kaleival for help transcribing the lyrics!
I was slapping myself over some stuff that sounded obvious when I listened again, but some parts are really hard to hear – couldn’t have done it without your help.

You can purchase Dead Weight and other Shinigiwa albums digitally on Pixiv Booth: [link]

You can listen to this masterpiece [here].

Notes:
This is a transcription, and there may be errors.

We have the official lyrics!

I attempted to preserve ambiguities. After a bit of back and forth I see the narrator as Satori, the “you” as Koishi.

This is the Japanese version of the song. For the English version, [link]

静寂ラストダンス
 Seijaku Last Dance
 Silent Last Dance
ハルトマンの妖怪少女|東方地霊殿
歌・歌詞:Merami
編曲: 衛☆星太郎
サークル:死際サテライト
アルバム:DEAD WEIGHT
イベント:C93

idの底を覗き込んで 僕はあの日 何を見たの
君は踊るmarionette 無意識の開放 歪む幻想

id no soko wo nozokikon’de boku wa ano hi nani wo mita no
kimi wa odoru marionette muishiki no kaihou yugamu sekai

What did I see that day when I looked down into the depths of the id?
You are a dancing marionette, the subconscious released, a warped world of illusions

真っ赤な薔薇を捧げましょう egoisticな君に
太陽に背いた罪の重さと 最後の言葉 残して

maaka na bara wo sasagemashou egoistic na kimi ni
taiyou ni somuita tsumi no omosa to saigo no kotoba nokoshite

Let me offer up a deep red rose to you, so egoistic
Leaving behind with final words the burden of the sin of turning from the sun

歯車が狂い始めて 故意に触れた感情が疼く
君は踊るmarionette 無意識の開放 歪む幻想

kaguruma ga kuruihajimete koi ni fureta kan’jou ga uzuku
kimi wa odoru marionette muishiki no kaihou yugamu sekai

The gears begin to lose their order, as maliciously touched emotions lose their order
You are a dancing marionette, the subconscious released, a warped world of illusions

真っ赤な薔薇を捧げましょう egoisticな君に
太陽に背いた罪の重さと 最後の言葉 残して

maaka na bara wo sasagemashou egoistic na kimi ni
taiyou ni somuita tsumi no omosa to saigo no kotoba nokoshite

Let me offer up a deep red rose to you, so egoistic
Leaving behind with final words the burden of the sin of turning from the sun

心の奥底 潜んだ 躊躇う瞳に映る
もうひとつの幻想で虚言の愛(3rd eye)を 叫び続け

kokoro no okusoko hison’da tamerau hitomi ni utsuru
mou hitotsu no sekai de kyogen’ no ai wo sakebitsudzuke

Hidden deep in your heart, projected in my hesitant eye
In another world illusion, keep screaming of love built on falsehoods, your 3rd eye

もう触れないで 僕の心に

mou furenaide boku no kokoro ni

Don’t touch my heart again…

Now… ah… crying
In my heart

それでいいと君は言って 僕の全てを奪い去った
君と踊るmarionette 僕等の開放 繋ぐ未来

sore de ii to kimi wa iite boku no subete ubaisatta
kimi to odoru marionette bokura no kaihou tsunagu mirai

You said that was fine, and took everything away from me
I am a marionette, dancing with you to a future where we are released

真っ赤な薔薇を捧げましょう egoisticな君に
太陽に背いた罪の重さと 最後の言葉 残して

maaka na bara wo sasagemashou egoistic na kimi ni
taiyou ni somuita tsumi no omosa to saigo no kotoba nokoshite

Let me offer up a deep red rose to you, so egoistic
Leaving behind with final words the burden of the sin of turning from the sun

心の奥底 潜んだ 躊躇う瞳に映る
もうひとつの幻想で虚言の愛(3rd eye)を 叫び続け

kokoro no okusoko hison’da tamerau hitomi ni utsuru
mou hitotsu no sekai de kyogen’ no ai wo sakebitsudzuke

Hidden deep in your heart, projected in my hesitant eye
In another world illusion, keep screaming of love built on falsehoods, your 3rd eye

どうか…

douka…

Please…

仏滅バイオレット // Butsumetsu Violet (JP/DEAD WEIGHT Ver.)

Hijiri Byakuren

I’ve been having brain problems.

I regret to inform you that 死際サテライト has disbanded.

You can purchase Dead Weight and other Shinigiwa albums digitally on Pixiv Booth: [link]

Notes:
This is a transcription and may contain errors.
This is version 2, using suggestions from りんき (@rinki_s). Thanks again!

This is the Japanese version of the song. For the English version, [link]

仏滅バイオレット
 Butsumetsu Violet
 Violet Fall – The Buddha is Dead
感情の摩天楼~Cosmic Mind|東方星蓮船
歌+歌詞:Merami
編曲:衛☆生太郎
サークル:死際サテライト
アルバム:DEAD WEIGHT
イベント:C93

夜の静けさに 耳を澄ましては 心の隙間を埋めるように
虚構の海渡り 悲しみが続かぬよう 時計の針戻して

yoru no shizukesa ni mimi wo sumashite wa kokoro no suki ma wo umeru you ni
kyokou no umi watari kanashimi ga tsudzukanu you tokei no hari modoshite

Whenever I listen to the quiet of the night, to fill the emptiness in my heart
I journey across an imaginary sea, turn back time to keep my sadness from lingering

遠くに消えたあなたの影をどこまで追いかけても
時を止めてもう一度だけ ああ もう一度だけ

tooku ni kieta anata no kage wo doko made oikaketemo
toki wo tomete mou ichido dake aa mou ichido dake

No matter how far I chase after vestiges of you, long gone…
If only time would stop for me, one more time… just one more time…

何も変わらないなんて決めつけては
軋む心を誰にも知られぬように
嘆きの雨 混沌の夜に 帰らぬ人よ
失うことを 恐れ 何度も振り返り

nani mo kawaranai nan’te kimetsukete wa
kishimu kokoro wo dare nimo shirarenu you ni
nageki no ame kon’ton’ no yo ni kaeranu hito yo
ushinau koto wo osore nan’domo furikaeri

Every time I tell myself that nothing will change,
I hurt, hiding my aching heart so that no one will notice
Through nights of chaos and rains of grief, O you who shall never return
I am so afraid of loss, I kep looking back again and again

遠くに消えたあなたの影をどこまで追いかけても
時を止めてもう一度だけ ああ もう一度だけ

tooku ni kieta anata no kage wo doko made oikaketemo
toki wo tomete mou ichido dake aa mou ichido dake

No matter how far I chase after vestiges of you, long gone…
If only time would stop for me, one more time… just one more time…

孤独の空 禁断の地に 響かぬ歌は
忘れさせてもう戻らない 凍てつく心に
嘆きの雨 混沌の夜に 帰らぬ人よ
蓮華の様に 女は身ごと燃やして

kodoku no sora kin’dan’ no chi ni hibikanu uta wa
wasuresasete mou modoranai itetsuku kokoro ni
nageki no ame kon’ton’ no yo ni kaeranu hito yo
ren’ge no you ni on’na wa migoto moyashite

A song silent over the lonely sky and forbidden earth,
“Let me forget, he will never return,” rings in my frozen heart
Through nights of chaos and rains of grief, O you who shall never return
Like a lotus flower this woman burns herself aflame

無限に続いてゆく
背負った業はどれ程痛めとも
時は無情に ああ

mugen’ ni tsudzuiteyuku
seotta gou wa dore hodo itametomo
toki wa mujou ni aa

It continues ad infinitum
But no matter how my past actions pain me
Time is, as ever, cruel

遠くに消えたあなたの影をどこまで追いかけても
時を止めてもう一度だけ ああ もう一度だけ

tooku ni kieta anata no kage wo doko made oikaketemo
toki wo tomete mou ichido dake aa mou ichido dake

No matter how far I chase after vestiges of you, long gone…
If only time would stop for me, one more time… just one more time…

この道の何処かで

kono michi no dokoka de

Somewhere on this journey…

curse upon me!

Kirisame Marisa (nokishita) (px-img-id-5610500)
^[Pixiv]

Suggested by: Univpark

Looking back over the PC-98 scripts for this reminded me what I liked about Marisa.

To understand this song, I think it’s important to keep the image of a game in mind, but to generalize that image.

Notes:
Powerful “Kirisame Marisa” (Kanji for Marisa)
Accursed “Kirisame Marisa” (All Hiragana)

“That other” probably refers to another “self” but could refer to Reimu.

“To everyone deciding the nature of their plans”… The meaning of this stanza changes depending on what you take this to mean.
1) People deciding who they are going to be. (in a broad sense)
2) People deciding how they are going to “play” Marisa.
^Second line effect:
1) Worrying too much over both your own nature and the nature of your plans will result in wasted time/opportunities.
2) There are too many things to check on, bullet patterns and what not, so you can’t waste my game lives.
^Following stanza effect:
1) You can’t say any “truth” is immovable/certain without trial and error
2) You cannot say for certain a certain pattern will not change/move without some sacrifice.

^You can extend this to the setting and setup/planning of a game.

“beloved” – is written as “necessary condition”, and therefore is being treated as a power source, if you will.

The artwork shows one Marisa taking off the witch hat of a disintegrating other Marisa (?) which is not much more than an abnormal spine.

curse upon me!
恋色マジック|東方幻想郷
Vocal: めらみぽっぷ
Arrangement+Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Circle: 凋叶棕
Album: 音 -omoi-
Event: C92

思い返せばこんな人生
何も思い遺すことはない
だから、私は、私を棄てて、私を始めるって決めたんだ

omoikaeseba kon’na jin’sei
nani mo omoinokosu koto wa nai
dakara, watashi wa, watashi wo sutete, watashi wo hajimeru tte kimetan’da

When I look back over my life I think
If I were to end it now, I would regret nothing
Therefore, I have decided, to throw myself away, and begin myself anew.

運も不運もこぞって“そいつ”が持ちえたもので
それの多寡 嘆いてるよりも
新たな自分 始めるほうがいい筈だ

un’ mo fuun’ mo kozotte “soitsu” ga mochieta mono de
sore no taka nageiteru yori mo
arata na jibun’ hajimeru hou ga ii hazu da

Both fortune and misfortune were possible for “that other” as well
So rather than bemoaning my level of misfortune
I’m sure it would be better for me to start a new me!

何もかもが予定されて無い
その性質を決めるものたち
確かめるべきことの多さに、命を無駄遣いはできない

nani mo ka mo ga yotei saretenai
sono seishitsu wo kimeru mono tachi
tashikameru beki koto no oosa ni, inochi wo mudadzukai wa dekinai

Nothing at all is planned for me
To those deciding the nature of their plans
There are too many things to confirm, you can’t waste your lives away

実証検証それで確証
動かないのが 確かだとしようにもそれも
何かを捧げたものだけにしか見られない

jisshou ken’shou sore de kakushou
ugokanai no ga tashika da to shiyou ni mo sore mo
nanika wo sasageta mono dake ni shika mirarenai

Proof, verification and confirmation
In trying to assert that something will not move
Certainty is something only those who have sacrificed can see

この世界にひとりこうして生まれたのに
そのはじめから呪われてる――そう名付けられた!

kono sekai ni hitori koushite umareta no ni
sono hajime kara norowareteru – sou nadzukerareta!

Thus I was born alone into this world, yet
From the very beginning I was cursed – so I was named!

からっぽの存在だけ あとは何も無い
嗚呼――疎ましき「きりさめまりさ」
遍く世界に絶望し

karappo no son’zai dake ato wa nani mo nai
aa – utomashiki “kirisame marisa”
amaneku sekai ni zetsubou shi

An empty existence, I have nothing else
Ah – Accursed “Kirisame Marisa”
She despaired of everything in the world

――だから、呪えよ、呪え、全部呪ってやれ!
誰の呪いよりも強く。
一人の少女の世界を変える。

-dakara, noroe yo, noroe, zen’bu norotteyare!
dare no noroi yori mo tsuyoku.
hitori no shoujo no sekai wo kaeru.

-So curse me! Curse me! Lay all your curses upon me!
Stronger than any of your curses,
This single girl will change the world.

それが、はじめの魔法。

sore ga, hajime no mahou.

That is the magic to begin.

思い返せばこれまでけして
幸せに生きたわけじゃないが
だけど、誰かが、誰かを棄てる――そんな軽はずみなものじゃない

omoikaseba kore made keshite
shiawase ni ikita wake ja nai ga
dakedo, dareka ga, dareka wo suteru – son’na karuhazumi na mono ja nai

When I look back over my life I think
I have not lived very happily, and yet
For someone to throw away another’s life – That’s not to be taken lightly.

「だぜ」ってすまして「うふっ」って感じに笑ってみても
それだけじゃ何も変えられぬ
そもそも全てそのはじめから変えること

“daze” tte sumashite “ufu” tte kan’ji ni warattemitemo
sore dake ja nani mo kaerarenu
somo somo subete sono hajime kara kaeru koto

Whether I act tough about it or laugh it off
That’s not going to change anything
I’ve got to change everything all from the beginning

不思議なことに世界は広く
然るにこの手かくも小さく
だからその差を埋める力は何よりも強力なエネルギー

fushigi na koto ni sekai wa hiroku
shikaru ni kono te kakumo chiisaku
dakara sono sa wo umeru chikara wa nani yori mo kyouryoku na energy

The world is wider than you might think
Yet this hands of mine are so small
So what I need to make up the difference more than anything else is powerful energy!

重要なのは効率変換
必要あれば なんであって実現てみせる
使えるのならこの身体も使うべきで

juuyou nano wa kouritsuhen’kan’
hitsuyou areba nan’deatte kanaetemiseru
tsukaeru no nara kono karada mo tsukaubeki de

What is important is energy efficiency
I want something that can make anything I need come true
I’ll use anything, even my own body if I need to

恋という力 それに恋せよ私
なら「普通」の私を見てよ――さあ『必要条件』!

koi to iu chikara sore ni koi seyo watashi
nara “futsuu” no watashi wo miteyo – saa “itoshiki hito”

Fall in love with the power of love, Marisa!
Just you watch this “ordinary” me – Right? My “beloved”!

からっぽの存在だけ 何かで包んで
幸運の星 不幸の星
世界はお前を嫌っている

karappo no son’zai dake nanika de tsutsun’de
kouun’ no hoshi fukou no hoshi
sekai wa omae wo kiratteiru

Take an empty existence and wrap it in something else
Lucky stars and stars of misfortune
The world hates you

けれど、笑えよ、笑え、全部笑ってやれ!
誰の声も笑いとばせ。
己の全てを忘れた先に。

keredo, waraeyo, warae, zen’bu waratteyare!
dare no koe mo waraitobase.
onore no subete wo wasureta saki ni.

But still, laugh, laugh, laugh all you want!
Laugh everyone else’s voices away.
Once you’ve forgotten everything you are,

それが、続きの魔法。

sore ga, tsudzuki no mahou.

That is the magic to continue.

部屋の片隅で何かに怯えていたあの日々
抗えぬ理不尽に涙流したあの日々
その呪われた名前ごと忘れるんだ――消し去るんだ!

heya no katasumi de nanika ni obieteita ano hibi
aragaenu rifujin’ ni namida wo nagashita ano hibi
sono norowareta namae goto wasurerun’da – keshisarun’da!

Those days when I cowered afraid in the corner of my room
Those days I cried, unable to take how unfair everything was
I’ll forget, I’ll erase everything, including that accursed name!

からっぽの存在だけ はじまりはいつも
嗚呼――力強き「きりさめ魔理沙」
今日この場所に生まれた私は

karappo no son’zai dake hajimari wa itsumo
aa – chikaradzuyoki “kirisame marisa”
kyou kono basho ni umareta watashi wa

An empty existence, the beginning is always this way
Ah – Powerful “Kirisame Marisa”
So this is where I was born today

――呪えよ、呪え、全部呪ってやれ!
誰の呪いよりも強く。
一人の少女の世界を変える。

-noroe yo, noroe, zen’bu norotteyare!
dare no noroi yori mo tsuyoku
hitori no shoujo no sekai wo kaeru.

-So curse me! Curse me! Lay all your curses upon me!
Stronger than any of your curses,
This single girl will change the world.

それが、はじめの魔法!

sore ga, hajime no mahou!

That is the magic to begin.

アリスのわすれもの // Alice no Wasuremono

Childhood personality, coming back to haunt, with each stage of aging (forgetfulness), leads to a multifaceted resurrection.

This song also ties into the same sort of themes as the final track (and the rest of the album).

Notes:
I had trouble getting the tone for “little girl explaining things to an young woman” sort of tone, but this is clearly meant to be PC-98 (little) Alice talking to modern Alice.

(A doll with) “my own will”.
^The words are the same but things are written differently in the booklet and also scratched out. “己” means “its own” but this very often is used to refer to oneself, the person who is talking, and I think this change suggests this different meaning. It also seems to make sense given that “playground” becomes “my playground” very soon after. Less than being anything really sinister, I think it’s just meant to tie in to the convergence that happens at the end.

The artwork for this song has muscle sinew like strings extending from PC-98 Alice’s hands to Alice’s arms, then from Alice’s hands to Shanghai and Hourai. However, all four seems to be equally connected to a black shadowy mass from behind, which looks like how the puppeteers of Japanese puppet theater would control their puppets.

I just love the way that final stanza sounds.

“Wonderland” was used for “Faraway Land” (literal), after playing with “Neverland” and some other words, which did not sound right. The word for “Wonderland” is not the traditional word for “Wonderland” used in the translation of the book, but “Wonderland” fit best. However, given the context, you could also assume it points to the “real world”/”Britain” etc. In this stanza “curious” is also used in that British sort of “how strange…” sort of meaning. This is the word that is normally paired with “Wonderland”, so curious Alice is also the Alice of Wonderland, who ends up there because she’s curious. See?

アリスのわすれもの
 Alice no Wasuremono
 What Alice Forgot
The Grimoire of Alice|東方怪奇談
Vocal: めらみぽっぷ
Arrangement+Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Circle: 凋叶棕
Album: 音 -omoi-
Event: C92

なにもこわがらないで
なにかをさがして
それがただしいことと
だれもがしっている

nani mo kowagaranai de
nani ka wo sagashite
sore ga tadashii koto to
daremo ga shitteiru

Don’t be frightened.
Searching for something,
Everyone knows that
Is a righteous endeavor.

なにかをしろうとして
なにかをくずして
それがただしいことと
だれもしらない・・・

nanika wo shirou to shite
nanika wo kuzushite
sore ga tadashii koto to
dare mo shiranai…

But destroying something
In the pursuit of knowledge
No one knows that
Is just as righteous…

わたしをこわがらないでね。
別に悪いことをしてはいないのに。
たとえば魚達の――血に群がるのはどうして?

watashi wo kowagaranaide ne.
betsu ni warui koto wo shite wa inai no ni.
tatoeba sakana-tachi no – chi ni muragaru no wa doushite?

Don’t be frightened of me, okay?
Why would you? I haven’t done anything wrong.
For instance, let me ask you – Why is it that fish gather around blood?

興味の全てを。
思いのまま望むままに満たして。
だって、あの猫だって――獲物で遊ぶじゃない?

kyoumi no subete wo.
omoi no mama nozomu mama ni mitashite.
datte, ano neko datte – emono de asobu janai?

Think of everything you are curious about.
Satisfy your curiosity, satisfy it any way you would like.
After all, look at that cat over there – Doesn’t it play with its prey?

日が昇り――日が沈むのは。
何かが育ち――朽ちるのは。
誰の仕掛けた謎かけよ?

hi ga nobori – hi ga shizumu no wa.
nani ka sodachi – kuchiru no wa.
dare no shikaketa nazokake yo?

What makes the sun rise – and the sun set?
What makes things grow – and then wither?
These are all puzzles someone has laid out for us!

ねえあなた
こんなに広い空の下
何もかもすべて知らずに

nee anata
kon’na ni hiroi sora no shita
nani mo ka mo subete shirazu ni

Here you are,
Under such a broad expanse of sky
And you know nothing at all.

遊び場を
聖なるままの保護の手に
置いていていいはずないでしょう!?

asobiba wo
sei naru mama no hogo no te ni
oiteite ii hazu nai deshou!?

How could anyone
Leave this playground in the hands
Of those who would keep it sacred!?

そうあなただって!
わたしとおなじで。このすべてを知りたいの。

sou anata datte!
watashi to onaji de. kono subete wo shiritai no.

But of course!
You’re the same as me. You want to know everything about this place.

だからあなたも!
わたしといっしょに。さあ、見つけ出してやりましょうね。

dakara anata mo!
watashi to issho ni. saa mitsukedashiteyarimashou ne.

So you!
Come with me, and we’ll find out everything together.

おもちゃ箱をひっくり返して。
そのすみずみまで、どこまでも。
鳥籠の鳥の羽を毟るよに
――遺されるものなにもかも、捕まえて。

omochabako wo hikkurikaeshite.
sono sumizumi made, doko made mo.
torikago no tori no hane wo mushiru yo ni
-nokosareru mono nani mo ka mo, tsukamaete.

We’ll turn over the box of toys.
We’ll search in each and every corner,
Like pulling out the feathers of a bird in its cage,
We’ll grasp everything – everything that is left behind.

はじまりのイロ おしまいのイロ
己の意志持つ人形
はじまりのクロ おしまいのシロ
”己の意志”

hajimari no iro oshimai no iro
onore no ishi motsu nin’gyou
hajimari no kuro oshimai no shiro
“onore no ishi motsu nin’gyou”

The colors of beginning and the colors of the end,
A doll with its own will.
The black of beginning and the white of the end,
(A doll with) “my own will”.

――かくして 七色の魔法。

-kakushite nanairo no mahou.

-Thus we have, a seven colored magic.

何かが動き――止まるまで。
時が始まり――終わるまで。
一つの秩序を解き明かす!

nanika ga ugoki – tomaru made.
toki ga hajimari – owaru made.
hitotsu no rule wo tokiakasu!

From when something moves – to when it stops.
From when time begins – to when it ends.
We will illuminate a single rule!

ねえあなた
あなたもきっとその心
高鳴って踊ってるでしょう?

nee anata
anata mo kitto sono kokoro
takanatte odotteru deshou?

What about you?
Isn’t your heart racing?
Isn’t it dancing like mine?

『幻想郷』は
わたしの遊び場なのだから
なんだって許されるでしょう!?

“kono basho” wa
watashi no asobiba nano dakara
nan’datte yurusareru deshou!?

This “fantasia” is
My playground, so whatever I do
Is all up to me, isn’t it!?

さあ、踊りましょう!
この糸にそって。ああ憧れの姿を。

saa, odorimashou!
kono ito ni sotte. aa akogare no sugata wo.

So let us dance!
Following along these strings, yes! Be who you dreamed to be!

さああなたこそ!
その糸を操って。そう、何度でも続けましょうね。

saa anata koso!
sono ito wo gutte. sou nan’do demo tsudzukemashou ne.

Yes, especially you!
Take up those strings. Yes, let us continue, again and again.

『アリス』という幻想は。
鏡を覗けばいるからね。
その全て、或いは忘れたってね
――新たな『わたし』を知りたいの、どこまでも!

“watashi” to iu gen’sou wa.
kagami wo nozokeba iru kara ne.
sono subete, arui wa wasuretatte ne
-arata na “aitsu” wo shiritai no, doko made mo!

“Alice”, the fantasy I am, will always
Be here, whenever you look in the mirror.
You may forget about all of this, about me
-But I want to know! The new “me”, the new “you”!

ゆめがまぼろし不思議のアリスは
鏡の国と彼方の国で鏡合わせの魔法のアリスと
小さくそっと微笑み交わす
ゆめかまぼろし魔法のアリスは
鏡の国と彼方の国で鏡合わせの不思議のアリスと
今日もきっと”遊び”続けている

yume ga maboroshi fushigi no alice wa
kagami no kuni to kanata no kuni de kagamiawase no mahou no alice to
chiisaku sotto hohoemikawasu
yume ka maboroshi mahou no alice wa
kagami no kuni to kanata no kuni de kagamiawase no fushigi no alice to
kyou mo kitto “asobi”tsudzuketeiru

Where dreams are fantasy, the curious Alice, with
The mirrored magical Alices of the Looking Glass and Wonderland
Together exchange secret smiles
Where dreams may be fantasy, the magical Alice, with
The mirrored curious Alices of the Looking Glass and Wonderland
Today surely, are still “playing”.

唄片の人魚 // Utakata no Ningyo

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I finally got my C92 order in and listened to 音/憶.

Notes:
Utakata, written as “song fragments” in the title is also the word for “foam” and is used as a noun-adjective for transience. The translation of the title is so long because I threw all of those elements in there but you could also simply translate it as: “Transient Mermaid”.

In sections of the lyrics booklet some of the lyrics are faded out to represent the song being lost.

The word for stone (translated as pebble) is the same as that for “intention” or “will”.

唄片の人魚
 Utakata no Ningyo
 Mermaid of Transient Foam and Song Fragments
ミストレイク|東方輝針城
秘境のマーメイド|東方輝針城
Vocal: めらみぽっぷ
Arrangement and Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Circle: 凋叶棕
Album: 音 -omoi-
Event: C92

だれ も しらない その こえ
よどみの ふち そばに ひとり とおく を みつめてる

dare mo shiranai sono koe
yodomi no fuchi soba ni hitori tooku wo mitsumeteru

Her voice is one no one knows
Alone, beside a murky abyss, she stares into its depths

くち ひらけば るる るら ら を
ひびく ひびく さざめく よう
なみの した から ゆらり

kuchi hirakeba ruru rura ra wo
hibiku hibiku sazameku you
nami no shita kara yurari

When she opens her mouth, she sings lulu lula la…
Her voice echoing resounding reverberating
Back and forth beneath the waves

そのすべてを
だれもしらぬのは
どれひとつとてにどとないうた

sono subete wo
dare mo shiranu no wa
dore hitotsu tote nido to nai uta

What she sings
What not a soul knows are
Songs all sung once and never again

然れども。
もとよりその唄達。
誰に聞かせる為で無く。
誰一匹としてそれ知らぬ語り部。

shikaredomo.
moto yori sono uta-tachi.
dare ni kikaseru tame de naku.
dare hitori to shite sore shiranu kataribe.

However,
None of those songs were
Ever meant for any other to hear.
That, not one being who tells of her songs knew.

嗚呼。
小さく身体揺れ。
不可視の弦爪弾くよに。
幾多の唄を尽き果てることさえ無く。

aa.
chiisaku karada yure.
fukashi no gen’ tsumabiku yo ni.
ikuta no uta wo tsukihateru koto sae naku.

Ah…
her body quivers,
Like an invisible plucked string,
Never exhausting her endless store of songs.

きっと きっと この ことば
むね に とどめて おく の でしょう

kitto kitto kono kotoba
mune ni todomete oku no deshou

Surely, surely, if you would hear her words
They would be ingrained in your chest

けれど けれど ひとたび
もれいでた その ことば たちは

keredo keredo hitotabi
moreideta sono kotoba-tachi wa

However, however, those words
Once leaked out to the surface would become

 あわ と なって
あわ と なって
  あわ と なって

awa to natte
awa to natte
awa to natte

As foam
As foam
As foam

ちいさな て に おさまる ほど
ちいさ な いし が たどりつく こてい に ふりつもる

chiisa na te ni osamaru hodo
chiisa na ishi ga tadoritsuku kotei ni furitsumoru

Small pebbles one could hold with small hands
Collect as they fall, journeying to the bottom of the lake

それは なみだ の かけら たち
だれか が ながした なみだ が
ものがたり と なって

sore wa namida no kakera tachi
dare ka ga nagashita namida ga
monogatari to natte

Those are fragments of tears
Tears someone let flow which
Become stories

そのどれもが
ただしいものでなく
あるいはすべていつわりのうた

sono dore mo ga
tadashii mono de naku
arui wa subete itsuwari no uta

But not one of those
Could be called the truth
Instead all are tall tale songs

然れども。
誰かが聞いていよう。
その唄の中の一つを。
名前の無い娘の命を落とすまで。

shikaredomo.
dare ka ga kiiteiyou.
sono uta no naka no hitotsu wo.
namae no nai musume no inochi wo otosu made.

However,
May someone listen to one,
One out of those many songs.
Before that nameless maiden’s life is ended.

嗚呼。
その手が拾い上げたは。
鈍くも小さな輝き。
そっと口付けたのは愛おしむかの様に。

aa.
sono te ga hiroiageta wa.
nibuku mo chiisa na kagayaki.
sotto kuchidzuketa no wa itooshimu ka no you ni.

Ah…
Scooped up in one’s hands,
Was a small and dull sparkle,
Which they kissed lovingly.

きっと きっと この こ には
つらい ひびが あった の でしょう

kitto kitto kono ko ni wa
tsurai hibi ga atta no deshou

Surely, surely, this child
Has lived through harsh times

けれど けれど もう もはや
その くるしみ も みず の なか

keredo keredo mou mohaya
sono kurushimi mo mizu no naka

However, however at this very moment
Now, that pain is gone, into the water, becoming

 あわ と なって
あわ と なって
  あわ と なって

awa to natte
awa to natte
awa to natte

As foam
As foam
As foam

然れども。
誰にもわからぬ名に。
はじめから意味など無い。
ならばその唄を以って、その名とするだろう。

shikaredomo.
dare ni mo wakaranu na ni.
hajime kara imi nado nai.
naraba sono uta wo motte, sono na to suru darou.

However,
Never has there been meaning
In a name no one knows.
Then from her song, surely she would be named.

嗚呼。
誰が聞いただろうか。
それが歌姫の名前を。
けれどその唄さえも二度とは唄われぬ。

aa.
dare ga kiita darou ka.
sore ga utahime no namae wo.
keredo sono uta sae mo nido to wa utawarenu.

Ah…
Who was it that heard,
Heard that was the name of the songstress?
However, even that song would never be sung by her again.

きっと きいと その なまえ
だれか が よんだ こと でしょう

kitto kiito sono namae
dareka ga yon’da koto deshou

Surely, surely someone once
Called out that name of hers.

けれど けれど その なまえ
みずうみ へ と きえた とき に

keredo keredo sono namae
mizuumi e to kieta toki ni

However, however, by the time
That name had disappeared into the lake, it would be

 あわ と なって
あわ と なって
  あわ と なって

awa to natte
awa to natte
awa to natte

As foam
As foam
As foam

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…

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.