感情の摩天楼 || Emotional Skyscraper

K2-0012感情の摩天楼
kanjou no matenrou
Emotional Skyscraper

Vocals: ichigo
Lyrics: Kishida [岸田]
Arranged by: Kishida [岸田]
Album: surumeika-
Circle: Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (岸田教団&The明星ロケッツ)
Event: Reitaisai 10 [RTS10]
Original Theme: Emotional Skyscraper ~ Cosmic Mind [感情の摩天楼 ~ Cosmic Mind]

Requested by: Mekouchii
Subtitled video courtesy of Eiki Shiki:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_ad5gXT74s

Kishida took the helm and wrote the lyrics for this song. The results are… vague. I have a feeling that the whole thing is an in-joke between him and one of his friends – see the translation note for more details. I feel like all I ever do is complain about the hard parts of translations, but those are the things that stick with me the most. I guess it would be boring if everything was interesting to translate!

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精神性と哲学性の狭間にある正論と
ツァトラストラはきっと最後まで肯定をやめなかった
時間経過による解決は最初からアテにはせず
信じたところで答えのない問いよりはまともだね

seishinsei to tetsugakusei no hazama ni aru seiron to
tsatorasutora wa kitto saigo made koutei wo yamenakatta
jikan keika ni yoru kaiketsu wa saisho kara ate ni wa sezu
shinjita tokoro de kotae no nai toi yori wa matomo da ne

Until the end of his days, Zotoraster certainly did not stop affirming (1)
His correct argument, which stood between spirituality and philosophy.
Due to the passage of time, he could not count on a solution from the start,
And he believed. This was more honest than posing questions without answers….

透明の言葉が宙に浮いた

toumei no kotoba ga chuu ni uita

Those transparent words were floating in the air…

ああ 君の憂鬱が ただの道標のように
流転した意味と運命を越えて行けばいい

aa kimi no yuuutsu ga tada no michishirube no you ni
ruten shita imi to unmei wo koete yukeba ii

Aah, it would be good if, like an ordinary signpost, your melancholy
Would cross over meaning and fate, which underwent constant change.

狂騒的な妄想癖と夢物語があって
無償の愛に救いなんて最初からあるはずもない
実際のとこ考えとけば分かってた事でしょう?
1000年間の集合知なんてたかが知れているなんて

kyousouteki na mousouheki to yumemonogatari ga atte
mushou no ai ni sukui nante saisho kara aru hazu mo nai
jissai no toko kangaetokeba wakatteta koto deshou?
sennenkan no shuugouchi nante taka ga shirete iru nante

There’s a fantastic tale of a maniacal daydreamer and myself –
From the start, I didn’t expect there would be salvation in free-of-charge love.
Perhaps it’s something I knew when I considered it from a practical spot?
1000 years of crowd wisdom… At best, it’s something that’s become known.

全ての 死生観を 繰り返して

subete no shiseikan wo kurikaeshite

Everything’s view of life and death is repeated…

ああ 君の憂鬱に 光が射し込むように
全ての理をたった一つにすればいい

aa kimi no yuuutsu ni hikari ga sashikomu you ni
subete no kotowari wo tatta hitotsu ni sureba ii

Aah, like light shining into your melancholy,
It would be good if the logic of all things could become just one sole thing…

もう 時は無限に 巡り繰り返すのだから
忘れないように魂の行方を見送ろう

mou toki wa mugen ni meguri kurikaesu no dakara
wasurenai you ni tamashii no yukue wo miokurou

Enough! Because time continues to be infinitely repeated,
I see out that soul’s outcome, so I shall not forget it.

ああ 君の憂鬱に 光が射し込むように
全ての理をたった一つにすればいい

aa kimi no yuuutsu ni hikari ga sashikomu you ni
subete no kotowari wo tatta hitotsu ni sureba ii

Aah, like light shining into your melancholy,
It would be good if the logic of all things could become just one sole thing…

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(1) I assumed ‘ツァトラストラ’ (Zotoraster) was a misspelling of ‘ツァラストラ’ (Zoroaster), also called Zarathustra, who founded the first world religion. However, there’s a Twitter account under the ‘false’ name (see here), and their profile reads “肯定をやめなかった” (‘I did not stop affirming’). This links to the lyrics, and Kishida tweeted something to the effect of “Finally, I ended up writing ‘Zotoraster’ in some lyrics!” This leads me to assume that it’s an in-joke. It has to be. Is the whole stanza a sort of commentary on the use of Twitter? We’ll never know…

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