邪符「ハオシャオグイ」 || Evil Sign “Hao Xiaogui”

cover邪符「ハオシャオグイ」
jafu “hao shaogui”
Evil Sign “Hao Xiaogui”

Vocals: 3L
Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Arranged by: RD-Sounds
Album: Kakage (掲) 【Official Site】
Circle: Diao ye zong (凋叶棕)
Event: Reitaisai 13 [RTS13]
Original Themes: –Old Yuanxian [古きユアンシェン]
Desire Drive [デザイアドライブ]

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

英訳だけです。申し訳ありません。

I don’t normally put warnings at the start of my translations, but this song is dark. The main theme seems to be abortion/losing (sacrificing) one’s child, so please keep that in mind before reading on.

The lyrics are quite vague this time. Based on the story I think they’re trying to tell, it looks like they need to be. I can see at least two different ways of reading this, but there are probably more out there. Like usual, the underlined words are in quotation marks in the original lyrics. The Diao ye zong-isms are also accompanied by footnotes.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Where did these things come from?
Perhaps you already know.

Do they look precious?
If so, then you must certainly be pleased with them.
Now, look!

[Evil Sign “Hao Xiaogui”]

It seems that the actions they cause
Are by no means beautiful.

Still,
Those things that they create are things of great beauty.

Obeying nothing at all,
Whilst feeling a desire that will not be appeased, (1)
I chase them, no matter how far, heading over there.

Even now
That figure begs for love
Without hope of satisfaction.

How pitiful. How pitiful…
It seems like your heart is broken.

Now,
I’ll take all that tenacity (2)
And I’ll be there watching
As it transforms
Into what these things lost.

It seems that the logic they bring forth
Is by no means lovely.

Still,
Those things that they create are quite lovely.

I carry a false heartbeat inside me,
Seeking a place to return to…
I feel it moving in me like a foetus, forever, heading over there.

Though they will never
Know the warmth of those hands,
That figure begs for love.

How painful. How painful.
It will just invite tears once more.

Without salvation
The figures of the lifeless ones
Bear only simple honesty. (3)

How beautiful. How beautiful.
I shall raise them to the skies here…

Now,
I’ll take all those delusions (4)
And I’ll be there watching
As they transform
Into what these things should pursue.

_ _ _ _ _

(1) 欲望 (‘yokubou’ – desire) is sung as 想い (‘omoi’ – thoughts/feelings).
(2) 執念 (‘shuunen’ – tenacity) is sung as 想い (‘omoi’ – thoughts/feelings).
(3) 命無き者 (‘inochi naki mono’ – the lifeless ones) is sung instead of 养小鬼 (the Chinese version of ‘Hao Xiaogui’).
(4) 妄執 (‘moushuu’ – delusions) is sung as 想い (‘omoi’ – thoughts/feelings).

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9 thoughts on “邪符「ハオシャオグイ」 || Evil Sign “Hao Xiaogui”

  1. Nguyễn Đức Trọng May 13, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    Wooo thank you x9999.I really like this song.

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  2. Eiki May 14, 2016 / 1:53 am

    I’ve noticed RD likes to make yokubou read like omoi

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    • releska May 14, 2016 / 8:12 am

      I wonder why he does that. My personal theory is that he’s trying to make it seem ‘normal’ – it’s like the speaker doesn’t acknowledge the true extent of their thoughts and feelings…

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  3. Linnah May 14, 2016 / 8:17 am

    Hey, pretty awesome song!
    Do you have any idea of what Hao Xiaogui means anyway? It probably has to do with that one spellcard she has, but I’m still wondering if it has any literal translation.

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    • releska May 14, 2016 / 8:23 am

      RD interprets 养小鬼 (Hao Xiaogui) in the song as ‘lifeless ones.’

      The term itself seems to be a different way of saying the same thing as that one spellcard.
      In other words, it’s a type of unspeakable necromancy involving sacrifice.

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      • Linnah May 14, 2016 / 12:30 pm

        Aah, I see. Thanks for clarifying!

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