irony

Less Extrairony

Vocals: IZNA
Lyrics: IZNA
Arranged by: NSY
Album: LessExtra 【Official Site】
Circle: Sally
Event: C89
Original Theme: Dying in the Dendera Fields in the Night [夜のデンデラ野を逝く]

Commissioned by: yarento
And requested by: Vespere

I was trying to build up a picture of this song in my mind while I was translating it, and it was pretty difficult. I can feel a sense of tension coming from it – it’s like Renko/Merry is struggling with the idea of confessing and losing everything (resulting in an ‘equal’ relationship because her passion is unfulfilled) or sticking to the status quo and leaving her dream unfulfilled. There are some parts in there (like the “wanting each other” and “crying on the answering machine” parts) that don’t really fit in with this narrative, though. Perhaps they both love each other but just don’t have the words to say it? I guess that would be kind of… ironic.

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溶けていけ もう沢山だわ

tokete ike mou takusan da wa

Melt away! Enough is enough…

誰かは其れを俗に言う「哀しみ」と
従わぬとは我今に目を劈くぞ

dareka wa sore wo zoku ni iu “kanashimi” to
shitagawanu to wa ware ima ni me wo tsunzaku zo

Someone out there commonly refers to this feeling as ‘sadness.’
Resisting it means I will soon tear my eyes apart.

欲望の果て今やマシーンにすら喰われ
求め合うのは他では味わえない罰さ

yokubou no hate ima ya mashiin ni sura kuware
motome au no wa hoka de wa ajiwaenai batsu sa

At the edge of lust, I am now eaten up by even the machines.
Wanting each other is our punishment, one that cannot be tasted anywhere else…

要約すると「知ったフリしていて」よね
其々のお好きな方へ破天荒でも
構わないで行っちゃえば?

youyaku suru to “shitta furi shite ite” yo ne
sorezore no o-suki na hou he hantenkou demo
kamawanaide icchaeba?

Basically, “pretend that you knew about it.”
It’s unheard-of, but what would happen
If we didn’t worry and went where we pleased?

思い切り振り切って高く振りかぶって
地平線の遥か向こう迄飛んでいけ
お互いに割り切ったイーブンな関係なら
「肩越しの未来が見たい」
なんて、笑っちゃったわ。

omoikiri furikitte takaku furi kabutte
chiheisen no haruka mukou made tonde ike
otagai ni warikitta iibun na kankei nara
“katagoshi no mirai ga mitai”
nante, waracchatta wa.

I shook off my resolve and held it up high –
Now fly away, far beyond the horizon!
As for our equal relationship, which we worked out together,
“I want to stay by your side…” (1)
Hah… ridiculous.

I don’t need irony

誰かは其れを俗に言う「裏切り」と
此処で待つのは何にも変えられない意地さ

dareka wa sore wo zoku ni iu “uragiri” to
koko de matsu no wa nani ni mo kaerarenai iji sa

Someone out there commonly refers to this feeling as ‘betrayal.’
Just waiting here is stubborn. Nothing will change.

漸く聞けた留守電嗚咽まじりで
「其々にそうした方が」
正論でも堪んなくて五月蝿いや

youyaku kiketa rusuden oetsu majiri de
“sorezore ni sou shita hou ga”
seiron demo tamannakute gogatsu hae iya

I finally heard you sobbing away on the answering machine:
“This is what we should have done.”
They were sound arguments, but I couldn’t bear them. Shut up!

思い切り戒めた傷浅く残った
同じ場所で息をしてる 只それだけで
お互いに冷めきったイーブンな関係より
叶わなぬ夢なら此の儘で好い
なんて、嗤っちゃうよね?

omoikiri imashimeta kizu asaku nokotta
onaji basho de iki wo shiteru tada sore dake de
otagai ni samekitta iibun na kankei yori
kanawananu yume nara kono mama de ii
nante, waracchau yo ne?

Harsh words of warning left a faint scar behind.
Being together in the same place… just that is enough.
If my dream will not come true, then I’d rather stay like this
Than have an equal relationship that had grown frosty.
Hah… isn’t that ridiculous?

I don’t need…

irony

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(1) Literally “I want to see the future beyond your shoulder.”

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6 thoughts on “irony

  1. yarento August 13, 2016 / 6:37 am

    thx a lot for translating!

    at first i tough it say “Irony” twice, … irony 😛

    kinda sad Sally din’t reveal a new album this comicon ;A ;. welp they deserve a break!… hope is not a looooon break like foreground eclipse ;c ;

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    • Eiki August 13, 2016 / 8:31 am

      >comicon
      what
      Also, FgE broke up, not had any break lol

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    • releska August 13, 2016 / 8:48 am

      You’re welcome! 🙂 Well, Wani and NSY have started working with their own circles/other circles (NSY – Touhou Jihen, Wani – AdamKadmon/monochrome-coat), so it looks like that might be their focus instead of Sally 😦 Hopefully they return one day…!

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  2. ycdtosa August 14, 2016 / 6:26 am

    The third stanza uses 喰われ not 食われ according to the booklet.

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  3. ycdtosa August 14, 2016 / 6:40 am

    It also appears that at the end of the second line of the 4th stanza いけ is used in the booklet instead of いく and that in the first line of the 8th stanza 嗚 is used instead of 鳴 in the booklet. I never would have noticed but when I was adding the translation to the wiki I check this transcription against the one user Yamaxanadu already posted on the wiki.

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    • releska August 14, 2016 / 10:06 am

      Thanks! I’ll fix it up right away 🙂

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