焦雷恋慕 || Shocking Love

cover焦雷恋慕
shourai renbo
Shocking Love

Vocals: Ranko
Lyrics: Ranko
Arranged by: Comp
Album: Maiden Purgatory Vol. 2 (少女煉獄 第二巻)
Circle: Butaotome (豚乙女)
Event: C86
Original Theme: Dream Palace of the Great Mausoleum [夢殿大祀廟]

Requested by: Sonicami
Subtitled video courtesy of Eiki Shiki:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0EeXhm7LQg

Based on a Tweet from Ranko, this song and its companion 凡愚なカミ (‘A Foolish God’) are based on the manga Emperor of the Rising Sun (‘Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi’) by Ryoko Yamagishi. The manga apparently portrays Shoutoku (a.k.a Toyosatomimi no Miko) as “a scheming, cross-dressing homosexual with psychic powers,” dealing with his unrequited love for Soga no Emishi (a.k.a Soga no Tojiko). The lyrics are a bit more ambiguous this time, but keep that in mind as you listen. As usual, the pronouns in most parts have been interpreted in.

Now, for a quick note about the title: it’s split up into two words, ‘shourai’ (焦雷) and ‘renbo’ (恋慕). ‘Shourai’ has no meaning in Japanese, but in Chinese, it’s used to refer to a loud thunderstorm. There’s an element of ‘burning’ to it as well, but I decided to go with ‘Shocking’ to stay more in line with its Chinese meaning. ‘Renbo,’ on the other hand,  simply means love/attachment in Japanese.

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明るすぎる夜の終わりが見当たらぬ
始まりの言葉は堰を切って落ちた

akaru sugiru yoru no owari ga miataranu
hajimari no kotoba wa seki wo kitte ochita

The end of that night, which is too bright, cannot be found.
My first words broke their dam and burst out.

跳ねて歌った少女はいつも泣いてばかりいるから
雲をどかして共に参ろう閃光のその先へ

hanete utatta shoujo wa itsumo naite bakari iru kara
kumo wo dokashite tomo ni mairou senkou no sono saki he

That girl, who leaped around and sang, was always doing nothing but crying.
So, I removed those clouds, and together we went towards the place beyond that glimmer.

まわるまわるくるくる 上も下もなくなる
すべては夢の中で 溶けていく
振り出しに戻る

mawaru mawaru kurukuru ue mo shita mo naku naru
subete wa yume no naka de tokete iku
furidashi ni modoru

Turning, turning, whirling, whirling – up and down disappear.
Everything begins to dissolve inside that dream, and
We return to the beginning.

助けを求めても誰にも聞こえない
心の声だけは貴方に届かない

tasuke wo motometemo dare ni mo kikoenai
kokoro no koe dake wa anata ni todokanai

Even if I seek help, nobody can hear me.
Only the voice of my heart will not reach you…

踊り狂った少女は進む千鳥足でふらふら
落とす雷焦げ付いた恋笑わないでもう厭

odorikurutta shoujo wa susumu chidoriashi de furafura
otosu kaminari kogetsuita koi warawanaide mou iya

That girl, who danced in ecstasy, tottered forward, unsteady on her feet.
She struck me with lightning, and I was scorched with love – don’t laugh, I can’t stand it anymore!

燃える燃える想いに 嘘も闇も消え去る
悪夢が嵩を増して 呑まれてく
閉ざされた扉

moeru moeru omoi ni uso mo yami mo kiesaru
akumu ga kasa wo mashite nomareteku
tozasareta tobira

In those burning, burning thoughts, lies and darkness disappear.
That nightmare increases in volume, and swallows everything up;
The door has been shut.

まわるまわるくるくる 上も下もなくなる
すべては夢の中で 溶けていく
振り出しに戻る

mawaru mawaru kurukuru ue mo shita mo nakunaru
subete wa yume no naka de tokete iku
furidashi ni modoru

Turning, turning, whirling, whirling – up and down disappear.
Everything begins to dissolve inside that dream, and
We return to the beginning.

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