Small Sweet Melancholy

a1cd-0003Small Sweet Melancholy

Vocals: Ai Ohsera (大瀬良あい), Koko (ココ)
Lyrics: Mizunokuchi Yuma (溝口ゆうま)
Arranged by: yohine, Mizunokuchi Yuma (溝口ゆうま)
Album: POD JACK  【Official Site】
Circle: A-One
Event: C76
Original Theme: Poison Body ~ Forsaken Doll [ポイズンボディ ~ Forsaken Doll]

Requested by: ThatDoujinGoro

I was expecting these lyrics to be easier to comprehend than they ended up being, so I apologise if there are some awkward phrases in there.

It seems like one of the main themes of this song is 言葉 (‘kotoba’ – words) vs. 形 (‘katachi’ – form). Medicine seems undecided as to whether or not the words used to describe love or the form it takes are more important. To me, it sounds similar to the proverb ‘actions speak louder than words,’ but 形 doesn’t have the same meaning, which is why I didn’t translate it that way.

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あなた次第なのかも
私の「この気持ち」はね
捕まえてていつまでも
愛してよね 永遠に

anata shidai nano kamo
watashi no “kono kimochi” wa ne
tsukamaetete itsu made mo
aishite yo ne eien ni

These feelings I have…
I guess they depend on you, right?
I’ll catch you, and then I’ll love you
Always, forever.

他の子は見ちゃ嫌よ
余所見してると拗ねちゃう
そうね 泣きたくなるから
抱きしめてよ 今すぐに

hoka no ko wa micha iya yo
yosomi shiteru to sunechau
sou ne nakitaku naru kara
dakishimete yo ima sugu ni

You can’t look at anyone else!
If you turn away, I’ll pout.
Yes… I’ll want to cry,
So hug me right away!

鈴蘭が咲いた トキメキの香り
風 ふわり生まれ 幸せ運び

suzuran ga saita tokimeki no kaori
kaze fuwari umare shiawase hakobi

The lilies of the valley bloomed, spreading a flourishing scent.
The wind gently blew, carrying happiness.

それが恋なのとか愛なのとか
誰が決めても
言葉よりも形こそが
確かなモノです

sore ga koi nano toka ai nano toka
dare ga kimetemo
kotoba yori mo katachi koso ga
tashika na mono desu

Is this passion or love?
No matter who decides,
The form it takes is more certain
Than the words used to describe it.

私次第なのかな?
溢れ出した感情は
すぐに泣き出したりして
よく分からなくなるのよ

watashi shidai nano kana?
afuredashita kanjou wa
sugu ni nakidashitari shite
yoku wakaranaku naru no yo

Did those feelings of mine, which overflowed,
All depend on me?
I burst into tears right away
And I couldn’t tell anymore.

だっていつでもそうなの
無関心を装って
何を考えてるのか
頭の中が見てみたい!

datte itsu demo sou nano
mukanshin wo yosotte
nani wo kangaeteru no ka
atama no naka ga mite mitai!

Feigning indifference…
It’s always this way!
I want to try to look inside your head
To find out what you’re thinking.

はぁ あなた私
まるで合わないかも・・・
でも それがきっと
夢中にさせた

haa anata watashi
marude awanai kamo…
demo sore ga kitto
muchuu ni saseta

Ah… You and I
Might not get along well,
But that must be
What made me crazy about you.

それは恋のメディスン?愛のポイズン?
難しすぎで
形よりも言葉の方が
欲しくもなります

sore wa koi no medisun? ai no pozun?
muzukashisugi de
katachi yori mo kotoba no hou ga
hoshiku mo narimasu

Is this passion’s medicine? The poison of love?
It’s too hard!
I began to desire words
Instead of just form.

鈴蘭が告げた 春の香り運んで
ああ・・・きっとこれが乙女心ね

suzuran wa tsygeta haru no kaori hakonde
aa… kitto kore ga otomegokoro ne

The lilies of the valley made their proclamation, bearing the scent of spring.
Aah… this must be a girl’s feeling.

それが恋なのとか愛なのとか
誰が決めても
言葉よりも形こそが
確かなモノです

sore ga koi nano toka ai nano toka
dare ga kimetemo
kotoba yori mo katachi koso ga
tashika na mono desu

Is this passion or love?
No matter who decides,
The form it takes is more certain
Than the words used to describe it.

ワガママでは 駄目なんです!
成長しましょう
言葉よりも形こそが
確かなモノです

wagamama de wa dame nan desu!
seichou shimashou
kotoba yori mo katachi koso ga
tashika na mono desu

Selfishness is useless!
I’ll let it grow.
The form it takes is more certain
Than the words used to describe it.

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3 thoughts on “Small Sweet Melancholy

  1. ThatDoujinGoro July 17, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    I would say that I in some parts I would use different words in the translation but it’s fine.

    The song is like about Medicine that wants “Love” in a form, meaning that she wants to move onto the “consuming” (Aka. the thing) part of the relation. But Love is like a poison, because she is poison herself so she might be too sure about it. (At least in my opinion.)

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    • releska July 17, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      I like that interpretation! I wrote ‘The form that words take’ but thinking over it again, I agree that the ‘form’ in question is actually the form love takes, rather than words. That’s inspired me to look over some sections of it, so thank you! 😀

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