Don’t let me down

BOSSADon’t let me down

Vocals: 3L
Lyrics: cittan*
Arranged by: Shibayan
Album: TOHO BOSSA NOVA 4
Circle: Shibayan Records
Event: Reitaisai 12 [RTS12]
Original Theme: Apparitions Stalk the Night  [妖魔夜行]

Requested by: Mekouchii
Subtitled video courtesy of Nii Chii:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGU8HbMAFK4

More bossa nova! I might have mentioned this before, but I love good arrangements of Apparitions Stalk the Night/A Soul as Red as a Ground Cherry. RTS12 has been pretty good in that respect. Anyway, like most of Shibayan’s Bossa Nova albums, the lyrics are light-hearted and innocent, with a bitter centre of desertion and isolation.

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こぼれ落ちた雫 水玉をつける
パステルライン 曇り空に変わるよ
まだ帰らないアナタ 想うとポツリと
ひとつまた ひとつ 流れてはじける

kobore ochita shizuku mizutama wo tsukeru
pasuteru rain kumori sora ni kawaru yo
mada kaeranai anata omou to potsuri to
hitotsu mata hitotsu nagarete hajikeru

The drops of water have spilled over, and they seep in…
That pastel line changes into a cloudy sky.
You still haven’t returned. When I think of you, drop by drop
One, and another – the water flows down.

出会ったばかりの頃に 歩いた道を
悲しくて通れないの アナタの声が聞こえるから

deatta bakari no koro ni aruita michi wo
kanashikute toorenai no anata no koe ga kikoeru kara

The streets we walked when we had just met –
They’re sorrowful, and I can’t travel along them. It’s because I can hear your voice…

鏡の前ひとり 気取ってみたりね
フワリ・カワイイ・リボンつけて ほら待ってるわ

kagami no mae hitori kitotte mitari ne
fuwari kawaii ribon tsukete hora matteru wa

Alone in front of the mirror, I try to strut about and so forth…
I put on a light, cute ribbon – hey! I’m waiting!

oh please, don’t don’t let me down
ガッカリさせないで ずっと待つわ
ひとりで見上げる空はネズミ色 ずっと待つわ
oh please, don’t don’t let me down
イジワルしないで ここへ戻ってよ
oh please, don’t don’t let me down
ガッカリさせないで ずっと待つから

oh please, don’t don’t let me down
gakkari sasenai de zutto matsu wa
hitori de miageru sora wa nezumi iro zutto matsu wa
oh please, don’t don’t let me down
ijiwaru shinai de koko he modotte yo
oh please, don’t don’t let me down
gakkari sasenai de zutto matsukara

Oh please, don’t don’t let me down.
Don’t disappoint me. I’ll wait forever!
The sky I gaze up at, alone, is grey. I’ll wait forever!
Oh please, don’t don’t let me down.
Don’t tease me – come back here!
Oh please, don’t don’t let me down.
Don’t disappoint me. I’ll wait forever!

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5 thoughts on “Don’t let me down

  1. mekouchii May 14, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    You are *so* goddamn awesome.
    This was so fast! @____@
    Thank you so much!

    Liked by 1 person

    • releska May 14, 2015 / 9:11 pm

      You’re welcome! I really enjoyed listening to this song, so I couldn’t help myself >_<

      Like

      • mekouchii May 14, 2015 / 11:24 pm

        Random Trivia fact you might want to know: Your translation of this really makes me think this is the prequel of “Fall in the Dark”, even though the two songs don’t have a lot of similarities…

        Also, if you want more Rumia, there’s a good one in Diao ye zong’s new album ♥ That absolutely needs to be translated somewhen.

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        • releska May 15, 2015 / 8:08 am

          I like that interpretation! Perhaps the bossa nova represents how innocent Rumia was to begin with…

          But I can’t get enough of that Diao ye zong track! I definitely want to have a look at it, before or after the requests I got from that album

          Liked by 1 person

          • mekouchii May 15, 2015 / 8:12 am

            If it’s any excuse to you, make it my request. I don’t really like shoving anything into your face, but I’m eagerly awaiting the lyrics for it, too! ♥

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