私家版 百鬼夜行絵巻 || Privately Published Night Parade Scroll

Buta私家版 百鬼夜行絵巻
shikaban hyakkiyakou emaki
Privately Published Night Parade Scroll

Vocals: Ranko
Lyrics: Ranko
Arranged by: Comp
Album: The Empty Sounds of the Bell (鈴のそら音)
Circle: Butaotome (豚乙女)
Event: Reitaisai 12 (RTS12)
Original Themes: –Futatsuiwa from Sado [佐渡の二ッ岩]
Shrine at the Foot of the Mountain [麓の神社]

Subtitled video courtesy of Nii Chii: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLEj1IJ_Axk

I’d say this is my favourite track of the album, probably because of the chorus. And plus, it has more Futatsuiwa than Buta-Otome’s last Futatsuiwa arrangement, so it’s a winner in my book!

This track is based on chapters 4 and 5 of Forbidden Scrollery. I feel like the speaker is Mamizou – she’s chastising someone. Perhaps it’s Kosuzu? Perhaps it’s Reimu? Either way, there seems to be some connection with the first track. Perhaps it isn’t actually Mamizou who ends up standing in the rain during this song…

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変われないこと 変われること
どちらになれるも どちらにもなれぬも
おんなじ意味と価値があるの
紙一重の目に 騙されているだけ

kawarenai koto kawareru koto
dochira ni nareru mo dochira ni mo narenu mo
onnaji imi to kachi ga aru no
kamihitoe no me ni damasareteiru dake

Things that can’t change, and things that can change:
You can get used to both, and you can’t get used to both.
They have exactly the same meaning and value!
They only cheat superficial eyes…

戸惑いの優しさなど意味がないなら

tomadoi no yasashisa nado imi ga nai nara

If there’s no meaning in the kindness and such of being confused, then…

かりそめのその身頃
パッと剥いで剥いでしまえ
そっと捨てた過去に寄り添って
強引なやり方でしか守れないなら
壊してしまえ

karisome no sono migoro
patto haide haide shimae
sotto suteta kako ni yorisotte
gouin na yarikata de shika mamorenai nara
kowashite shimae

This transient ‘body’ –
In a flash, I’ll tear, tear it all away!
I snuggle up to the past, which I secretly threw away.
If I can only protect it in a heavy-handed way,
Then I shall destroy it!

守りたいものたったひとつ
大きすぎた夢 周りを食いつぶす

mamoritai mono tatta hitotsu
ookisugita yume mawari wo kuitsubusu

There’s only one thing I want to protect.
That dream was too big – it devoured all around it.

曇り濁った審美眼を
磨いて真っ直ぐ心を見つめてる

kumori nigotta shinbigan wo
migaite massugu kokoro wo mitsumeteru

I polish my sense of aesthetics,
Which had clouded over, and I look straight ahead at my heart.

儚くも脆く朽ちるエゴの塊

hakanaku mo moroku kuchiru ego no katamari

It’s a lump formed from my transient, fragile, decaying ego.

「本当の救い」などちょっと
言ってやって終わり
どちらがヒトでヒトでないか
見えているはずの空
哀しみの雨降り
たたずみ濡れる

“hontou no sukui” nado chotto
itte yatte owari
dochira ga hito de hito de nai ka
mieteiru hazu no sora
kanashimi no ame furi
tadazumi nureru

“’True salvation’ and stuff like that’s a bit…”
You said that, and it was over.
I wonder which one’s the ‘human’ here…?
In that sky, which must be visible to you,
The rain of sadness falls.
I stand still and get wet.

かりそめのその身頃
パッと剥いで剥いでしまえ
そっと捨てた過去に寄り添って
強引なやり方でしか守れないなら
壊してしまえ

karisome no sono migoro
patto haide haide shimae
sotto suteta kako ni yorisotte
gouin na yarikata de shika mamorenai nara
kowashite shimae

This transient ‘body’ –
In a flash, I’ll tear, tear it all away!
I snuggle up to the past, which I secretly threw away.
If I can only protect it in a heavy-handed way,
Then I shall destroy it!

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2 thoughts on “私家版 百鬼夜行絵巻 || Privately Published Night Parade Scroll

  1. mekouchii May 22, 2015 / 12:49 am

    This is my favourite one already, too! ★
    I wouldn’t even if care if the lyrics were bad, but luckily, it seems they aren’t! Thanks for translating.

    Liked by 1 person

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