emptytime

paradoxemptytime

Vocals: IZNA
Lyrics: IZNA
Arranged by: NSY
Album: Boundary Paradox (限界パラドックス) 【Official Site】
Circle: Touhou Jihen (東方事変)
Event: C91
Original Theme: The Gensokyo the Gods Loved [神々が恋した幻想郷]

A song about unrequited love (or at least, that’s what I think). I just want to say once more how much I love this album! It’s great.

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あなたが好きだと言った
暮れていく景色を見ながら
歩いて行く あれから止まったままのEmpty Time

anata ga suki da to itta
kurete iku keshiki wo minagara
aruite iku are kara tomatta mama no Empty Time

I told you I loved you
While looking at the landscape as the sun set…
I started walking. Since then, time has been frozen – empty time.

*I miss you 苦しかった
Baby, I’m lost without you…
I promise you 忘れない
Baby, I’m lost without you

*I miss you kurushikatta
Baby, I’m lost without you…
I promise you wasurenai
Baby, I’m lost without you

*I miss you. It hurt so much.
Baby, I’m lost without you…
I promise you, I won’t forget.
Baby I’m lost without you…

はじまりは偶然 繋いでいた
見えない何かに導かれて

hajimari wa guuzen tsunaide ita
mienai nanika ni michibikarete

The first time was chance, then we were tied together.
We were led by something we couldn’t see.

優しい風がそっと
記憶をさらっていったら
浮かばれる筈だった

yasashii kaze ga sotto
kioku wo saratte ittara
ukabareru hazu datta

When the tender breeze
Gently stole away my memories,
I was supposed to rest in peace.

あなたの知らない私
あなたの知らない幻想
夢中で愛した いつかの二人Empty Heart

anata no shiranai watashi
anata no shiranai gensou
muchuu de koi shita itsuka no futari Empty Heart

You know nothing about me.
You know nothing about this illusion.
I loved you as if in a trance. We were lovers one day, with empty hearts.

幼いあの日の頃に
名前も知らない感情を
気付いて隠した 何でもないような感じで

osanai ano hi no koro ni
namae mo shiranai kanjou wo
kidzuite kakushita nandemo nai you na kanji de

Like in my childish days,
I became aware of nameless feelings
And hid them, thinking they were nothing at all.

*繰り返し
Repeat *

ありふれた言葉を紡いでいた
あなたに気持ちを伝えたくて

arifureta kotoba wo tsumuide ita
anata ni kimochi wo tsutaetakute

I spun mundane words into a story
Wanting to tell you how I felt.

夕暮れ 蜩なく逢魔が時に佇む

yuugure higurashi naku oumagotoki ni tatazumu

Twilight. I loiter while the cicadas cry.

いつまでもこのまま
そばにいられない事は
分かっていた筈なのに

itsu made mo kono mama
soba ni irarenai koto wa
wakatte ita hazu nanoni

I wanted things to stay like this forever,
Though I should have known
I couldn’t stay by your side.

あなたの知らない世界
あなたの知らない幻想
気付いて あれから止まったままのEmpty Time

anata no shiranai sekai
anata no shiranai gensou
kidzuite are kara tomatta mama no Empty Time

You know nothing about the world.
You know nothing about this illusion.
I noticed. Since then, time has been frozen – empty time.

あなたが好きだと言った
暮れていく景色を見ながら
歩いて行く 一人で 何でもないような顔して

anata ga suki da to itta
kurete iku keshiki wo minagara
aruite iku hitori de nan demo nai you na kao shite

I told you I loved you
While looking at the landscape as the sun set…
I started walking, alone, acting like nothing had happened.

*繰り返し
Repeat *

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2 thoughts on “emptytime

  1. 空見りんき February 12, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Hello. Thank you for your translation.

    > あなたが好きだと言った
    > 暮れていく景色を見ながら
    > 歩いて行く あれから止まったままのEmpty Time
    > I told you I loved you
    > While looking at the landscape as the sun set…
    > I started walking. Since then, time has been frozen – empty time.

    > あなたが好きだと言った
    > 暮れていく景色を見ながら
    > 歩いて行く 一人で 何でもないような顔して
    > I told you I loved you
    > While looking at the landscape as the sun set…
    > I started walking, alone, acting like nothing had happened.

    I think there can be many grammatical interpretations of 「あなたが好きだと言った」.
    I first interpreted as 1, and your interpretation seems like 2. All could work.

    1. “You” once told that “you” liked the landscape
    In this interpretation, “I” is looking at the landscape which recalls her/his memories.

    2. “I” once told you “I love you.”, while looking at the landscape

    3. “I” have said “I love you.” now, while looking at the landscape
    “I” is looking at a sentimental landscape and talking to herself/himself.

    4. “I” once said “I love you.” to “you” at the landscape
    I feel this is little awkward grammatically, because I think 「景色」 is not a thing where we do something, but a thing we look from another place, as like the third person.
    What we can imagine is like 1.

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    • releska February 12, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      Thanks for the comment! I didn’t realise there were so many different ways of looking at the same section – it definitely makes me happy to see that there are so many alternate ways we can look at this song 🙂

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