やける様な赤で || With a Burning Red

Coverやける様な赤で
yakeru you na aka de
With a Burning Red

Vocals: Ranko
Lyrics: Comp
Arranged by: Comp
Album: Pop (ポップ)
Circle: Butaotome (豚乙女)
Event: Reitaisai 11 [RTS11]
Original Theme: Green-Eyed Jealousy [緑眼のジェラシー]

The theme this time is jealousy. Which is understandable, since it’s Parsee’s theme we’re talking about… Anyway, this song is a fairly straight retelling of the legend of the Hashihime, or bridge princess, which Parsee is based on. According to the legend, a jealous woman, who was abandoned by her ex-lover for another woman, prayed to the gods to become a demon. The gods (surprisingly) listened to her, and gave her detailed instructions on how to do so. Listen to the song with this bit of backstory in mind…

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焼けた空 焼けた水面
赤く染まりすべて飲み込んで
恋時雨 青く淡く落ちる 消えない苦み残して

yaketa sora yaketa minamo
akaku somari subete nomikonde
koi shigure aoku awaku ochiru kienai nigami nokoshite

The sky was burnt, and the water’s surface was burnt…
Everything is dyed red, and swallowed up in it.
Love rains down. It falls lightly, palely, leaving behind a bitterness that does not disappear. (1)

アレが足らぬコレが足らないやと
己責める想いやがて妬みへと姿を変えてく

are ga taranu kore ga taranai ya to
onore semeru omoi yagate netami e to sugata wo kaeteku

That is lacking, and this is lacking as well…
Eventually, my feelings of self-loathing change their form to jealousy…

もう取り戻せない 「他人の」 ならばいっそ
やける様な赤で塗りつぶしたいよ
満たされぬ心 満たされないままで
開いた瞳に何も映らない

mou torimodosenai 「hito no」 naraba isso
yakeru you na aka de nuritsubushitai yo
mitasarenu kokoro mitasarenai mama de
hiraita hitomi ni nani mo utsuranai

It cannot be undone anymore. If I am to be ‘someone else’s,’ then
I would rather paint everything with a burning red!
My unappeased heart will remain unappeased,
And in these open eyes, nothing is reflected…

褪せた夢 褪せた景色
明日も明後日もこのままだね

aseta yume aseta keshiki
asu mo asatte mo kono mama da ne

In this faded dream, and in this faded landscape,
Tomorrow and the day after will be the same, I guess…

何も生まぬ毒と分かってても
寂しさより哀しみよりまだ痛くないから溺れる

nani mo umanu doku to wakattete mo
samishisa yori kanashimi yori mada itakunai kara oboreru

Though I understand that nothing is born from spite,
I wallow in it, as unlike in loneliness and sorrow, I feel no pain.

もう優しく触れることが出来ないなら
誰も触れぬ様に殺してあげるよ
見えない明日は見えないままでいい
乾いた瞳はそっと閉じたまま

mou yasashiku fureru koto ga dekinai nara
dare mo furenu you ni koroshite ageru yo
mienai ashita wa mienai mama de ii
kawaita hitomi wa sotto tojita mama

If I cannot touch you tenderly anymore,
I shall kill you, so you will be unable to touch anyone.
I am fine if that unseen tomorrow remains unseen.
My parched eyes remain closed, softly…

もう取り戻せない 「他人の」 ならばいっそ
やける様な赤で塗りつぶしたい
満たされぬ心 満たされないままで
緑の瞳に何も映せない

mou torimodosenai 「hito no」 naraba isso
yakeru you na aka de nuritsubushitai
mitasarenu kokoro mitasarenai mama de
midori no hitomi ni nani mo utsusenai

It cannot be undone anymore. If I am to be ‘someone else’s,’ then
I would rather paint everything with a burning red!
My unappeased heart will remain unappeased,
And in these green eyes, nothing can be reflected…

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(1) It’s probably… not worth a translation note, but the rain referred to here is a specific type of drizzle, which occurs in late autumn/early winter. It has a very… poetic nuance

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3 thoughts on “やける様な赤で || With a Burning Red

  1. tegamin August 20, 2015 / 8:23 am

    Mh, a thing I noticed about this one: “yakeru” can mean either “to burn” (fitting for the red), but also “to be jealous” (fitting for Parsee). Do you think it can be put in some way in the translation or is unrelated? (red burning of jealousy… wow)

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    • releska August 20, 2015 / 8:40 am

      I’ll have to think about that one! I missed that while I was translating it >_< If only yakeru was in kanji – that would make it much clearer… 😦

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