煙草と狸と無銭飲食 || Tobacco, the Tanuki, and the Dine-and-Dasher

Buta煙草と狸と無銭飲食
tabako to tanuki to musen inshoku
Tobacco, the Tanuki, and the Dine-and-Dasher

Vocals: Ranko
Lyrics: Ranko
Arranged by: Comp and Paprika
Album: The Empty Sounds of the Bell (鈴のそら音)
Circle: Butaotome (豚乙女)
Event: Reitaisai 12 (RTS12)
Original Themes: –Faith is for the Transient People [信仰は儚き人間の為に]
Futatsuiwa From Sado [佐渡の二ッ岩]

Subtitled video courtesy of NovaSnows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zZoiCB7e6Y

Continuing on with another track from this album – I can’t believe there’s only two to go after this!

Given that ‘Faith is for the Transient People’ is one of the themes that’s mashed up, you’d expect the song to be told from Sanae’s point of view. That’s possible, but I think it might actually be told from the Dine-and-Dasher’s point of view, as certain parts of the song, such as the smoke bit, refer to the incident in which Mamizou unmasks their true identity. Of course, I can only make this judgement based on reading a plot summary – my interpretation might change once I read the original chapters in August when vol. 4 comes out.

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静寂が沁みるこの夜は
考えても仕方の無いことが
あふれ出す センチメンタルと
ふと思うの もしものお話を

seijaku ga shimiru kono yoru wa
kangaete mo shikata no nai koto ga
afuredasu senchimentaru to
futo omou no moshimo no o-hanashi wo

In a night steeped in silence,
The things that are inevitable, though I ponder them,
Overflow, sentimentally.
Suddenly, I think of a tale of what could be…

向こうの世界は
相も変わらず争いばかり
こちらの世界は平和でいいのにね

mukou no sekai wa
ai mo kawarazu arasoi bakari
kochira no sekai wa heiwa de ii no ni ne

The world beyond…
As always, it’s full of fighting.
It would be good if this world could remain at peace…

「戻れる日が来たらどうしたい?」
満月が問いかけ笑った
化かすのならちゃんとしてよ
空になった杯二つ

“modoreru hi ga kitara doushitai?”
mangetsu ga toikake waratta
bakasu no nara chanto shite yo
kara ni natta sakazuki futatsu

“If the day comes when I can go home, what do I want to do?”
I asked the full moon, and smiled.
If you’re bewitching people, do it properly!
Two saké cups lay empty…

守るべきルールを守れば
この世界は桃源郷になる

mamorubeki ruuru wo mamoreba
kono sekai wa tougenkyou ni naru

If we defend the rules that must be defended,
This world will become an earthly paradise.

煙に巻いたとて
誤魔化されてあげないんだから
木の葉のお金じゃ付き合いきれないわ

kemu ni maita tote
gomakasarete agenain dakara
konoha no okane ja tsukiaikirenai wa

Even if smoke wraps around me,
I won’t let myself be deceived by you,
So I’m fed up with money made of leaves!

「戻れるなら貴方はどうする?」
私から問いかけ仰いだ
赤い笑みは 風に溶けた
酒に泳ぐ馬鹿げた話

“modoreru nara anata wa dou suru?”
watashi kara toikake aoida
akai emi wa kaze ni toketa
sake ni oyogu bakageta hanashi

“If you can return, what will you do?”
They asked from me, and looked up.
That red smile dissolved in the wind.
This is foolish talk, swimming in the saké…

酔い惑って更け行く当夜は
妖怪とヒトとの境目
たまにならば薄れたって
いいかなんて思い飲み干す
静かな夜に

yoi madotte fuke yuku touya wa
youkai to hito to no sakaime
tama ni naraba usureta tte
ii ka nante omoi nomihosu
shizuka na yoru ni

During this night that grows late, in which I am intoxicated – lost –
I am on the border between being a youkai and a human.
If, sometimes, it fades away,
Is that a good thing? I think, and drain my cup
In this silent night…

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