花 || Flowers

cover
hana
Flowers

Vocals: Ranko
Lyrics: Comp
Arranged by: Comp
Album: Maiden Purgatory Vol.3 [少女煉獄 第三巻] 【Official Site】
Circle: Butaotome (豚乙女)
Event: C88
Original Theme: The Venerable Ancient Battlefield ~ Suwa Foughten Field [神さびた古戦場 ~ Suwa Foughten Field]

Subtitled video courtesy of Undefined Fantastic Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0ZcR8RVZM8
Subtitled video courtesy of Eiki Shiki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAT1N0PttyQ

I was really annoying, and I went with ‘Flowers’ as the title rather than the singular ‘flower.’ I have a good reason! I swear! Well… it’s basically because that’s how I translated ‘花’ throughout the song. The titles of BUTAOTOME tracks often appear in the song lyrics, which is what informs my translations of them most of the time. It’s also why a part of me believes that it’s impossible to actually translate song titles unless you translate the whole song, but that’s another matter altogether…

By the way, it turns out Comp arranged 打出の小槌の残滓 from the previous album, and Comp and Paprika arranged 煙草と狸と無銭飲食 together.

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嗚呼 何かを作ってはまた
悦びしたり顔
「もう神などいらぬよ」と
「もう神などいないよ」と

aa nanika wo tsukutte wa mata
yorokobi shitarigao
“mou kami nado iranu yo” to
“mou kami nado inai yo” to

Aah, when they create something,
They look upon it in joy, saying:
“We don’t need gods anymore!” and
“God doesn’t exist anymore!”

この世全てあの世までも
見通せると奢りがなる

kono yo subete ano yo made mo
mitooseru to ogori ganaru

When they can see through this world
To the other world, they will bellow with pride.

儚く散りゆけど花
人の心は移り変わる季節
その短い時間の中で
何を見つめてる

hakanaku chiri yukedo hana
hito no kokoro wa utsurikawaru kisetsu
sono mijikai toki no naka de
nani wo mitsumeteru

Though the flowers are fleeting, and though they fall…
The human heart is like the changing seasons.
In that brief span of time…
What do they gaze upon?

目に見えなけりゃ無なのか?
目に見えるものすべてか?

me ni mienakerya mu na no ka?
me ni mieru mono subete ka?

If you cannot see it with your eyes, does it not exist?
But the things you can see… are they everything?

忘れた頃思い出して
手を合わせて縋るがなる

wasureta koro omoidashite
te wo awasete sugaru ga naru

I recall the days I had forgotten.
I bring my hands together, cling to those days, and scream…

奇麗に咲く花は希有
人間は所詮借り物だと
分かってる

kirei ni saku hana wa keu
hito wa shosen karimono da to
wakatteru

Flowers that bloom beautifully are rare.
After all, humans are borrowed things –
That much, I understood.

我を忘れ己を知る
誇り高き花

ware wo wasure onore wo shiru
hokori takaki hana

They lose control of themselves, and know themselves.
They are such proud flowers.

儚く散ってゆく花
人の心は脆くすぐに滲む
だからこそと見えぬものを
信じている花

hakanaku chitte yuku hana
hito no kokoro wa moroku sugu ni nijimu
dakarakoso to mienu mono wo
shinjite iru hana

The flowers are fleeting, and they fall.
The human heart is brittle, and their feelings immediately show.
Because of this, the flowers believe
In that which they cannot see.

儚く散りゆけど花
人の心は移り変わる季節
その短い時間の中で
何を見つけてく

hakanaku chiri yukedo hana
hito no kokoro wa utsurikawaru kisetsu
sono mijikai toki no naka de
nani wo mitsuketeku

Though the flowers are fleeting, and though they fall…
The human heart is like the changing seasons.
In that brief span of time…
What do they gaze upon?

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2 thoughts on “花 || Flowers

  1. Windshelm September 20, 2015 / 5:40 am

    Hey man thanks for the lyrics. Hellscythe/Undefined sent me. heuheuheuheuhe

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