ARK~招かざる足音~ || ARK ~Uninvited Footsteps~

ALVcoverARK~招かざる足音~
ARK ~manekazaru ashioto~
ARK ~Uninvited Footsteps~

Vocals: Yuka Kouduki (香月ゆか)
Lyrics: Aruna Ryuki (琉姫アルナ) and Sara Sara (桜楽サラ)
Composed by: Aruna Ryuki (琉姫アルナ)
Album: ALV-04 【Official Site】
Circle: ALVINE
Event: M3-2017 Spring

Requested by: Meriole

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I get a kind of post-apocalyptic/dystopian feel from this track. It’s like the speaker is setting off to find the power to remake the world, following an ancient legend. I really like lyrics that encourage you to dig beneath the surface like that – this song isn’t really that long, but there’s enough implied material in there to tell a really great story! I think the music is great, too. I love the slow buildup. It’s very powerful.


語り継ぐ光と影
今に生きる名も無き少女の詩

kataritsugu hikari to kage
ima ni ikiru na mo naki shoujo no uta

Light and darkness are passed down
Through the song of the nameless maiden, who still lives even now.

言葉の裏に隠してる 真実だけを追い求めて
神の楽園-ガーデン- 招かざる足音を響かせ

kotoba no ura ni kakushiteru shinjitsu dake wo oi motomete
kami no gaaden manekazaru ashioto wo hibikase

I pursue only the truth hidden beneath her words
And my uninvited footsteps resound through God’s garden. (1)

すべてを変えられる力があるならば
善き者は何を想像するのか
すべてを変えられる力があるならば
悪しき者 何を想像するのか
誰しもの中にあるものが今
解き放たれ生まれ来る者 それは「解放区」

subete wo kaerareru chikara ga aru naraba
yoki mono wa nani wo souzou suru no ka
subete wo kaerareru chikara ga aru naraba
ashiki mono nani wo souzou suru no ka
dareshimo no naka ni aru mono ga ima
tokihanatare umare kuru mono sore wa eden

What would an honest person dream up
If they had the power to change the world?
What would a wicked person dream up
If they had the power to change the world?
Now, something that lies inside everyone
Will be released and will come to life—it is Eden. (2)

どのような原理なのか
解き明かして世界再生の帰路

dono you na genri nanoka
tokiakashite sekai saisei no tabi

What sort of theory is this?
I’m on a journey to explain it and restore the world. (3)

期待を胸に約束を
初めて触れて目にしたもの
神の楽園-ガーデン- そこにある真実を手にして

kitai wo mune ni yakusoku wo
hajimete furete me ni shita mono
kami no gaaden soko ni aru shinjitsu wo te ni shite

With hopes and promises in my heart,
I laid eyes upon it and touched it for the first time.
Thus, I claimed the truth that lies in God’s garden.

「すべてを変えられる!」

“subete wo kaerareru!”

“I can change everything!”

すべてを変えられる力があるならば
善き者は何を想像するのか
すべてを変えられる力があるならば
悪しき者 何を想像するのか
少女は何を語り継ぐか 嗚呼
世界を変えてしまう力 それはきっと…

subete wo kaerareru chikara ga aru naraba
yoki mono wa nani wo souzou suru no ka
subete wo kaerareru chikara ga aru naraba
ashiki mono nani wo souzou suru no ka
shoujo wa nani wo kataritsugu ka aa
sekai wo kaete shimau chikara sore wa kitto…

What would an honest person dream up
If they had the power to change the world?
What would a wicked person dream up
If they had the power to change the world?
What does the maiden pass down? Ah.
The power that will change the world must surely be—


(1) God’s paradise (神の楽園 – kami no rakuen) is written.
(2) The liberated area (解放区 – kaihouku) is written.
(3) 帰路 (kiro – on one’s way back) is written. This could change the meaning of the line to ‘I’m on a journey home after explaining it and restoring the world.’

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2 thoughts on “ARK~招かざる足音~ || ARK ~Uninvited Footsteps~

  1. Meriole June 25, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    You’re translated so fast, I’m so glad (*_*)/.

    Just like you, when I read the japnese lyrics for the first time, I conlude the song happen in a apocalyptic world, and a girl try to make come back the world with “sacred power”.

    Just like you, I really love how we dig little to little in the music, and how the slow buildup. At the end it result a very powerful feeling from the song.

    I was really glad when I read comment at the begin and someone els, has exactly the same opinion than me.

    Thanks you really much, it’s a really superb translation you done. I will keep up preciously in my archive translation.

    Also, I’m really glad you enjoy the song. ALVINE is specialist to make songs with only emotions inside it (even if doesn’t seem so). I love so much ALVINE, one of my favorite circle.

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    • releska June 25, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      You’re welcome! It was a pleasure to translate that song, and I’m glad I was able to discover another great circle out there that I hadn’t heard of before \(^_^)/ Thanks for introducing them to me!

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