JOURNEY

jacketJOURNEY

Vocals: Maika (舞花)
Lyrics: Mika (美歌)
Composed by: NAGI☆
Album: Rising Nebula 【Official Site】
Circle: FELT
Event: C92
Original Theme: Catastrophe in Bhavaagra ~ Wonderful Heaven [有頂天変 〜 Wonderful Heaven]

Requested by: Tara Celica

This song seems to be about a personal journey, though some parts suggest that the speaker isn’t the only one undertaking it.


瞬きも忘れるほどに 今を走り抜けたくて
選んで掴んだ 光を心へ
形ない太陽のように 眩しくあり続けよう
放った 思いを 全て抱えて

matataki mo wasureru hodo ni ima wo hashiri nuketakute
erande tsukanda hikari wo kokoro e
katachi nai taiyou no you ni mabushiku ari tsudzukeyou
hanatta omoi wo subete kakaete

My desire to run is strong I forget to blink
And I send the light I chose toward my heart.
So it will remain radiant, like a formless sun.
It carries all the hopes I sent its way.

追いかけると消えてしまう
その背中は誰なんだろう
振り返ることもなく 不自然に
忘れた頃 ふいにまた現れるの

oi kakeru to kiete shimau
sono senaka wa dare nan darou
furikaeru koto mo naku fushizen ni
wasureta koro fui ni mata awareru no

When I chase after that person, they disappear.
I wonder who they are?
They don’t turn back. How unnatural.
The moment I forget about them, they reappear.

(真昼の空)
夢の淵に立たされ 求め続けていく
未だ見ぬ世界と あの影を
(醒めないまま)
自由に踊らされて 見失った希望
集めて 取り戻していく
旅の途中

(mahiru no sora)
yume no fuchi ni tatasare motome tsudzukete iku
mada minu sekai to ano kage wo
(samenai mama)
jiyuu ni odorasarete miushinatta kibou
atsumete tori modoshite iku
tabi no tochuu

(The midday sky.)
Helped to my feet in the abyss of a dream, I’ll continue to search
For a world I haven’t seen yet, and for that figure.
(I can’t wake up.)
Made to dance freely, I lost sight of my hopes.
I’m going to collect them and take them back
During my journey.

歪んだ大地をそっと 踏みしめて座り込んだ
悲しく 愛しく 過ぎ去った時間
未来に残す約束 辿り着いてしまったら
灯した 光は 行き場を失くす

yuganda daichi wo sotto fumi shimete suwari konda
kanashiku itoshiku sugi satta jikan
mirai ni nokosu yakusoku tadori tsuite shimattara
tomoshita hikari wa ikiba wo nakusu

I gently trod upon the distorted ground and then sat down.
The time that passed by was so sad, yet so lovely…
Promises, bequeathed to the future. If I arrive,
Then the light I lit will lose its destination.

遠すぎる旗を見据え
何に怯えているんだろう
越えるべきものが まだ幾つも
散らばっては 此処へ 戻ってくるのに

toosugiru hata wo misue
nani ni obiete iru ndarou
koeru beki mono ga mada ikutsu mo
chirabatte wa koko e modotte kuru noni

We stare at an all-too-distant flag.
What are we scared of?
There are still so many things we must overcome,
Though we scatter and return here, time and time again.

(叫ぶような)
大きな鐘が鳴って 力を込めた足
このまま 扉を飛び出そう
(鳴りはためく)
止まない風がやがて 僕を乗せるだろう
感じた 思いのままに 進めるように

(sakebu you na)
ooki na kane ga natte chikara wo kometa ashi
kono mama tobira wo tobi dasou
(nari hatameku)
yamanai kaze ga yagate boku wo noseru darou
kanjita omoi no mama ni susumeru you ni

(Like a scream,)
The grand bell peals, and with strength in my legs,
I’ll rush out the door, just like this!
(Echoing…)
Soon, the endless wind will carry me
So I may go wherever the emotions I felt will take me.

夢の淵に立たされ 求め続けていく
未だ見ぬ世界と あの影を
自由に踊らされて
見失った希望
集めて 取り戻していくよ

yume no fuchi ni tatasare motome tsudzukete iku
imada minu sekai to ano kage wo
jiyuu ni odorasarete
miushinatta kibou
atsumete tori modoshite iku

(The midday sky.)
Helped to my feet in the abyss of a dream, I’ll continue to search
For a world I haven’t seen yet, and for that figure.
(I can’t wake up.)
Made to dance freely,
I lost sight of my hopes.
I’m going to collect them and take them back.

(叫ぶような)
大きな鐘が鳴って 力を込めた足
このまま 扉を飛び出そう
(鳴りはためく)
止まない風がやがて 僕を乗せるだろう
感じた 思いのままに 進めるように

(sakebu you na)
ooki na kane ga natte chikara wo kometa ashi
kono mama tobira wo tobi dasou
(nari hatameku)
yamanai kaze ga yagate boku wo noseru darou
kanjita omoi no mama ni susumeru you ni

(Like a scream,)
The grand bell peals, and with strength in my legs,
I’ll rush out the door, just like this!
(Echoing…)
Soon, the endless wind will carry me
So I may go wherever the emotions I felt will take me.

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find the light

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Vocals: Mika (美歌)
Lyrics: Mika (美歌)
Composed by: NAGI☆
Album: Rising Nebula 【Official Site】
Circle: FELT
Event: C92

I translated this as part of my post-event ritual (translating the new FELT tracks). I went with this FELT track first because it’s the shortest. Like most FELT lyrics, this song seems to be about someone searching for the one they love, someone who’s their guiding light. It’s a bit deeper than that, though… You always get really lovely imagery in FELT lyrics. I only hope I did them justice…


涙越しに 揺れる陽炎
君の声 思い返している
迷った時 いつも浮かぶのは
決まって 君だけなんだ

namida-goshi ni yureru kagerou
kimi no koe omoi kaeshite iru
mayotta toki itsumo ukabu no wa
kimatte kimi dake nanda

A heat haze shimmers through my tears.
I’m remembering your voice.
Something comes into my mind whenever I’m lost:
It’s only ever you.

ざわめいた胸の中 ひと光が
導く 道しるべの続き
心にひしめく音静めて
君は去っていく

zawameita mune no naka hito hikari ga
michibiku michishirube no tsudzuki
kokoro ni hishimeku oto shizumete
kimi wa satte iku

Inside my murmuring heart, a single light
Guides me beyond the signposts.
After calming the clamour inside my heart
You will leave.

星降る夜に紛れて 迎えにいくと誓うよ
この時を 生きているなら 必ず見つけ出せるから

hoshi furu yoru ni magirete mukae ni iku to chikau yo
kono toki wo ikite iru nara kanarazu mitsukedaseru kara

I disappear into a night of falling stars, swearing I’ll come to meet you
Because if you’re still alive now, then I can definitely locate you…

雨上がりの澄んだ景色
空っぽな 空気を吸い込む
君がいつか 映す僕がきっと
綺麗でありますように

ameagari no sunda keshiki
karappo na kuuki wo sui komu
kimi ga itsuka utsusu boku ga kitto
kirei de arimasu you ni

The weather is clear after the rain. In this landscape,
I breathe in the hollow air.
I hope that when you remember me someday,
I will be beautiful.

横切った 残り香に 惑わされて
時には 立ち止まる日もある
何度も裏返す 砂時計に
想い 重ねよう

yokogitta nokoriga ni madowasarete
toki ni wa tachidomaru hi mo aru
nando mo uragaesu sunadokei ni
omoi kasaneyou

There are days when I am seduced by lingering scents passing by,
And days when I come to a halt.
Within the hourglass, which I flip over and over,
I will layer up my feelings.

巻き戻した日々にただ 僕らを乗せていたいよ
一瞬で 長い夢に 浸って 君を感じたい
目に見えないものばかり 信じて歩いてきた
その手を 握るまでは 知らなかった 震える心を

maki modoshita hibi ni tada bokura wo nosete itai yo
isshun de nagai yume ni hitatte kimi wo kanjitai
me ni mienai mono bakari shinjite aruite kita
sono te wo nigiru made wa shiranakatta furueru kokoro wo

I want us to ride upon those days, which I rewound.
I want to be immersed in a long dream for a moment, and feel you.
Up until now, I’ve just believed in things that can’t be seen. I kept walking.
Until I grabbed your hand, I wasn’t aware of my trembling heart.

星降る夜に紛れて 迎えにいくと誓うよ
この時を 生きているなら 必ず見つけ出せるから
空の青に魅せられて 呟く 願い事は
変わらずに たった一つ 君の声を
もう一度 聞かせて

hoshi furu yoru ni magirete mukae ni iku to chikau yo
kono toki wo ikite iru nara kanarazu mitsukedaseru kara
sora no ao ni miserarete tsubuyaku negaigoto wa
kawarazu ni tatta hitotsu kimi no koe wo
mou ichido kikasete

I disappear into a night of falling stars, swearing I’ll come to meet you
Because if you’re still alive now, then I can definitely locate you…
I am enchanted by the blue of the sky. I murmur. My wish
Remains unchanging. I just want you to let me
Hear your voice once more.

Prayer Blue

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Vocals: Maika (舞花)
Lyrics: Mika (美歌)
Arranged by: NAGI☆
Album: Blue Drop 【Official Site】
Circle: FELT
Event: C80
Original Theme: Faith is for the Transient People [信仰は儚き人間の為に]

Requested by: DoubleU


移ろいでゆく季節に つい微笑んだ あるゆる命が
煌めいている 操られた魂は 深い眠りへと

utsuroide yuku kisetsu ni tsui hohoenda aru yuru inochi ga
kirameite iru ayatsurareta tamashii wa fukai nemuri e to

All lives unconsciously smiled at the changing seasons.
Their sparking, manipulated souls head into a deep sleep.

此処に生きていた 証 残そうなんて
もがくより 一つ一つを深く刻もう

koko ni ikite ita akashi nokosou nante
mogaku yori hitotsu hitotsu wo fukaku kizamou

Would I try to leave behind proof that I lived?
Rather than struggling, I’ll deeply engrave such proofs…

めまぐるしく 巡る瞬間の 中 儚く灯る
一つの 終わりかけた夢に 心 今 うずく
続いていく 旅路を導く 信じる思いが
僕等のかけがえのない 未来を造る

memagurushiku meguru toki no naka hakanaku tomoru
hitotsu no owari kaketa yume ni kokoro ima uzuku
tsudzuite iku tabiji wo michibiku shinjiru omoi ga
bokura no kakegae no nai mirai wo tsukuru

My heart throbs in a single dream, which is close to ending.
It burns fleetingly. It keeps burning for a single, dazzling instant.
The thoughts I believe in guide me as my journey continues.
They will create our irreplaceable future.

不穏な予感に 身体震えて歩きだせず 記憶の欠片に
願い託しても 一人では何一つさえ 動かせないんだ

fuon na yokan ni karada furuete aruki dasezu kioku no kakera ni
negai takushitemo hitori de wa nani hitotsu sae ugokasenai nda

I shudder and stop walking in the face of turbulent premonitions.
Though I entrust my wishes to fragment memories, I cannot change a single thing alone.

迷い生きる中 譲れない願いがあった
あなただけに僕は 全てを架け歩く

mayoi ikiru naka yuzurenai negai ga atta
anata dake ni boku wa subete wo kake aruku

While I continued to doubt, there was a wish I wouldn’t let go of.
I will put everything on the line and keep walking for your sake alone.

黒い空に昇る華は 命を繋いで
可憐な姿をもう一度 ここに 魅せるだろう
夜明け前の静寂 響いたこの星の息
僕等はそれを吸い込む 絶えず祈る為

kuroi sora ni noboru hana wa inochi wo tsunaide
karen na sugata wo mou ichido koko ni miseru darou
yoake mae no seijaku hibiita kono hoshi no iki
bokura wa sore wo sui komu taezu inoru tame

Flowers ascending in the dark sky link lives together.
I wonder if their sweet figures will enchant me here once more.
The breath of this planet echoed through the pre-dawn stillness.
We inhale it so we may pray without end.

向かい風に乾いた目 一粒の涙が
遥か遠い過去を呼んだ この風を抜けたら
新しい世界のへの扉 開けるというの? 幻想の未来にへと・・・

mukai kaze ni kawaita me hitotsubu no namida ga
haruka tooi kako wo yonda kono kaze wo nuketara
atarashii sekai e no tobira hirakeru to iu no? gensou no mirai ni e to…

A tear wet my eyes, dry from the headwind.
It summoned the distant past. When it escapes the wind…
Is this what it means to open the door to a new world? To an illusory future…?

風に乗せて 雨に込めて 僕等にも伝えて
多くの悲しみが 訪れる時がきたとしても・・・
続いていく 何も語らない空へ何度も
祈りを重ね 今宵もこの手を伸ばした

kaze ni nosete ame ni komete bokura ni mo tsutaete
ooku no kanashimi ga otozureru toki ga kita to shitemo…
tsudzuite iku nani mo kataranai sora e nando mo
inori wo kasane koyoi mo kono te wo nobashita

They will ride upon the wind and the rain to reach us
Even if times of great sadness arrive.
Our prayers will continue toward the wordless sky.
Tonight, too, I stretched out my hand…

Stellar Flower

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Vocals: Mika (美歌)
Lyrics: Mika (美歌)
Arranged by: Maurits”“Cornelis
Album: Increase Beat 【Official Site】
Circle: FELT
Event: Reitaisai 14 [RTS14]
Original Theme: Eastern Judgement in the Sixtieth Year ~ Fate of Sixty Years [六十年目の東方裁判 ~ Fate of Sixty Years]

Requested by: Tara Celica


冷たい朝の陽 色づいた花が
白い窓に 滲んでいる

tsumetai asa no hi irodzuita hana ga
shiroi mado ni nijinde iru

The flowers, changing colour, appeared blurry upon my white window
In the light of the sun during a cold morning.

心の声を 吐き出せないまま
変わっていく季節
揺れる 思いを捨てて
開いた扉

kokoro no koe wo hakidasenai mama
kawatte iku kisetsu
yureru omoi wo sutete
hiraita tobira

The seasons passed while I was unable
To say what was in my heart.
I threw away my unstable thoughts
And opened the door.

描く未来に すれ違う影をそっと
重ねては 塗り潰して
誤魔化した
一人紡いだ 今が途切れないように
星屑に 色を付けて
染める 一筋の足跡

egaku mirai ni surechigau kage wo sotto
kasanete wa nuritsubushite
gomakashita
hitori tsumuida ima ga togirenai you ni
hoshikuzu ni iro wo tsukete
someru hitosuji no ashiato

I gently layered up the shadows passing by the future I envisioned.
I painted over them
And falsified them.
I spun my tale alone so things could continue uninterrupted.
I add colour to the stardust
And colour in a long footprint.

視界を覆った 積もる花びらが
風の波に のまれていく

shikai wo ootta tsumoru hanabira ga
kaze no nami ni nomarete iku

The petals covering my field of view
Were being swallowed up by waves of wind.

心の裏が 掴まれるようで
息苦しくなる
淡い ひとときの中
飲み込んだ 泪

kokoro no ura ga tsukamareru you de
ikigurushiku naru
awai hitotoki no naka
nomikonda namida

It felt like the bottom of my heart was being squeezed
And it was hard to breathe.
In that fleeting moment
I held back my tears.

夜に紛れて 蘇る遠い記憶
愛しい微笑みをただ
追い掛けた
伝う雫が 夢だと教えるの
寂しくて背けた瞳に
映る 揺るぎない真実

yoru ni magirete yomigaeru tooi kioku
itoshii hohoemi wo tada
oikaketa
tsutau shizuku ga yume da to oshieru no
sabishikute somuketa me ni
utsuru yurugi nai shinjitsu

My distant memories revived under the cover of darkness.
I just chased after
Your dear smile.
The tears falling down my cheeks tell me that I’m dreaming
But I’m lonely. In my averted eyes
All I can see is the truth.

舞い散る花と君の声
いつまでも響く
舞い散る花と君の声
儚く降り続いた

maichiru hana to kimi no koe
itsu made mo hibiku
maichiru hana to kimi no koe
hakanaku furitsudzuita

The dancing flowers and your voice
Will resound forever.
The dancing flowers and your voice
Continued to rain down unpredictably.

舞い散る花と君の声
いつまでも響く
舞い散る花と君の声
儚く降り続いた

maichiru hana to kimi no koe
itsu made mo hibiku
maichiru hana to kimi no koe
hakanaku furitsudzuita

The dancing flowers and your voice
Will resound forever.
The dancing flowers and your voice
Continued to uncertainly rain down.

儚く降り続いた

hakanaku furitsudzuita

They continued to uncertainly rain down…

pulse

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Vocals: Maika (舞花)
Lyrics: Mika (美歌)
Arranged by: NAGI☆
Album: Increase Beat 【Official Site】
Circle: FELT
Event: Reitaisai 14 [RTS14]
Original Theme: Primordial Beat ~ Pristine Beat [始原のビート ~ Pristine Beat]

Requested by: Tara Celica

All this talk of ‘hearts’ reminds me of Persona 5.

I think the lyrics go a little deeper than that, though. I think this song is about Raiko joining people together with the power of her music. Because, after all, music brings us together across all sorts of different boundaries.

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高鳴っていく 鼓動に合わせ
指の先を叩いた
胸に宿る 芽生えた気持ち
身体中に今 溢れる

takanatte iku kodou ni awase
yubi no saki wo tataita
mune ni yadoru mebaeta kimochi
karadajuu ni ima afureru

I tapped my fingers
In line with my racing pulse
And now, the budding feelings resting in my heart
Spill forth throughout my whole body.

重ねた掌 火照った心を
逃さないように 包み込む
守りたい世界に また一つ
出逢った 見つけて繋げていく
終われない日々

kasaneta tenohira hotetta kokoro wo
nigasanai you ni tsutsumikomu
mamoritai sekai ni mata hitotsu
deatta mitsukete tsunagete iku
owarenai hibi

I placed my hands over a burning heart,
Wrapping it up so it wouldn’t escape.
In this world, which I want to protect,
I encountered another heart and linked it with the others.
My days were incomplete.

眩く散らばった 心を埋め尽くす
飾りのない 代わりのない 街の光
噛みしめ 目を閉じよう

mabayuku chirabatta kokoro wo ume tsukusu
kazari no nai kawari no nai machi no hikari
kamishime me wo tojiyou

I fill the space around me with scattered hearts.
They are this city’s simple, irreplaceable lights.
I’ll keep them in mind and close my eyes…

ありふれている 僕の道が
音を立てて 動いた
こんなふうに 創られていく
誰にも見えない運命

arifurete iru boku no michi ga
oto wo tatete ugoita
konna fuu ni tsukurarete iku
dare ni mo mienai unmei

My ordinary path moved
While making noises.
In this way,
Invisible destinies are formed.

心が明かした 必然の意味が
思い返すと 結びつく
足りない欠片を 一つずつ
集める かけがえない全てを
この手の中に

kokoro ga akashita hitsuzen no imi ga
omoikaesu to musubitsuku
tarinai kakera wo hitotsu zutsu
atsumeru kakegae nai subete wo
kono te no naka ni

Each heart reveals an inevitable meaning.
Looking back, I can see that they’re all connected.

One by one, I gather up
Irreplaceable missing pieces
Inside my hands.

たなびく雲の先 名もない花が咲く
ほんの僅か 照らした陽に 導かれて
見つけた 新たな旅
枯れゆく木々の側 次の光を 待つよ
通り抜けた 甘い風
頬に微かに残った

tanabiku kumo no saki na mo nai hana ga saku
hon no wazuka terashita hi ni michibikarete
mitsuketa arata na tabi
kare yuku kigi no soba tsugi no hikari wo matsu yo
toorinuketa amai kaze
hoho ni kasuka ni nokotta

Nameless flowers bloom beyond the lingering clouds
Guided by the faintest traces of sunlight.
I went on a new journey and I found them.
They’re next to the withering trees, waiting for their next light.
The sweet breeze that passed through
Remains faintly upon my cheeks.

眩く散らばった 心を埋め尽くす
飾りのない 代わりのない 街の光
噛みしめ 目を閉じよう
深く落ちる夜に 響き伝わる鼓動
感じるまま 飛びこんだ 流れる時の波へ
夜明けと共に

mabayuku chirabatta kokoro wo ume tsukusu
kazari no nai kawari no nai machi no hikari
kamishime me wo tojiyou
fukaku ochiru yoru ni hibiki tsutawaru kodou
kanjiru mama tobikonda nagareru toki no nami e
yoake to tomo ni

I fill the space around me with scattered hearts.
They are this city’s simple, irreplaceable lights.
I’ll keep them in mind and close my eyes…
A pulse resounds through the deep night.
I followed it and flew toward the waves of time
Together with the dawn.

Twine Around

Twine Around

Vocals: Vivienne
Lyrics: KRNS
Arranged by: Maurits”禅”Cornelis
Album: UROBOROS 1 [fANTASIAsPIRALoVERdRIVE] 【Website link】
Circle: FELT
Published by: Toranoana
Event: C85
Original Theme: Starry Sky of Small Desires [小さな欲望の星空]

Requested by: Yukari Hoshi

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鮮やかに揺れる色彩と遮る瞳の奥
少しだけ残した
尖ったノイズに混じった遠くで僕を呼ぶ声
聴こえないフリして

azayaka ni yureru shikisai to saegiru hitomi no oku
sukoshi dake nokoshita
togatta noizu ni majitta tooku de boku wo yobu koe
kikoenai furi shite

My eyes blocked out the vividly swaying colours,
Yet a small amount remained.
Voices called to me from the distance, mixed in with sharp static.
I pretended I couldn’t hear them.

大切に仕舞った色のない写真は
答え合わせする前に
捨ててしまおう

taisetsu ni shimatta iro no nai shashin wa
kotaeawase suru mae ni
sutete shimaou

I put that colourless photograph away with care.
I should throw it away
Before I compare my memories to it,

and Like Hope twine around a string
of our tragic stories
The shine of it has caught my eye
and Fly,Fly through dimentions
deep inside my current
and so let me slip away

It’s like hope, twined around a string
Of our tragic stories.
The shine of it has caught my eye.
Fly, fly through dimensions,
Deep inside my current,
And so let me slip away.

風は頬をなでて心はまだ叫び続ける
目をそらさないで

kaze wa hoho wo nadete kokoro wa mada sakebi tsudzukeru
me wo sorasanaide

The wind brushes against my cheek, and my heart still screams.
Don’t look away…

現実って信じて切取った景色は
触れるたびに輝きを失って

genjitsu tte shinjite kiritotta keshiki wa
fureru tabi ni kagayaki wo ushinatte

I tore away that landscape, believing it was reality.
Each time I touch it, it loses its radiance.

Snow Sound

FELT-002Snow Sound

Vocals: Maika (舞歌)
Lyrics: NAGI☆
Composed by: NAGI☆
Album: Fairy Queen 【Official Site】
Circle: FELT
Event: C79

Requested by: Marisa~Nya

Winter. Loneliness. Sorrow.

This is an early FELT original, but I quite enjoy it – it has a very refreshing feel to it, even though the lyrics are sad. You can kind of see the beginnings of FELT’s traditional lyric style here: You’re missing -> I’m sad -> I’m going to look for you!

If the person the speaker loves is actually dead, though, the ending becomes kind of morbid.

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ふと立ち止まった瞬間 ふわり雪が落ちてきて
手にとることを許さず 壊れていくだけ

futo tachidomatta shunkan fuwari yuki ga ochite kite
te ni toru koto wo yurusazu kowarete iku dake

The moment I stood still, snow began to lightly fall.
I am not allowed to hold it – it just breaks apart.

忘れたふりをして 逃げ道を探して 心で泣いているの

wasureta furi wo shite nigemichi wo sagashite kokoro de naite iru no

Pretending I had forgotten you, I search for a way out. I am crying inside my heart.

その笑顔の意味を わかる時がきたら
もうこれ以上振り向かないで
雪化粧についた足跡が消える頃に 零れた涙

sono egao no imi wo wakaru toki ga kitara
mou kore ijou furimukanaide
yukigeshou ni tsuita ashiato ga kieru koro ni koboreta namida

When I understand what your smile meant,
I won’t look back again.
When the footprints on the snow disappear, so too will the tears I have shed.

朝をまつ遠い空に そっと面影を見せた
失うことを恐れて 触れられはしない

asa wo matsu tooi sora ni sotto omokage wo miseta
ushinau koto wo osorete furerare wa shinai

I quietly showed myself beneath a sky still awaiting dawn.
Afraid of loss, I won’t let myself be touched.

過去に残してきた 悔しさを背負って 立ち止まっているの

kako ni nokoshite kita kuyashisa wo seotte tachidomatte iru no

Bearing regrets I left behind in the past, I stand still.

心の中はずっと 春を向かえられず
孤独な時間だけが永遠に
あの時消えていった足跡を掘り返してる
進まない 時の中で

kokoro no naka wa zutto haru wo mukaerarezu
kodoku na jikan dake ga eien ni
ano toki kiete itta ashiato wo horikaeshiteru
susumanai toki no naka de

I unable to face spring inside my heart,
I spend time in silence, forever.
I dig up those footprints, which once vanished,
And time stands still.

心についた傷の 治し方もわからず
何もしないのは 自分への戒め
壁に背を向けて 俯いていても
変われない さあカギをあけて

kokoro ni tsuita kizu no naoshikata mo wakarazu
nani mo shinai no wa jibun e no imashime
kabe ni se wo mukete utsumuite ite mo
kawarenai saa kagi wo akete

Without knowing how to heal the wounds in my heart.
I do nothing, aiming to punish myself.
Though I face my back to the wall and look downwards,
I cannot change. Come, turn the key!

その笑顔の意味を わかる時がきたら
もうこれ以上振り向かないで
記憶に残した足跡を辿っていくよ
春を届けに

sono egao no imi wo wakaru toki ga kitara
Mou kore ijou furimukanaide
kioku ni nokoshita ashiato wo tadotte iku yo
haru wo todoke ni

When I understand what your smile meant,
I won’t look back again.
I’m going to follow those footprints, left behind in my memories.
I’m going to deliver spring.

Reverberation

fluster-escapeReverberation

Vocals: Mika (美歌)
Lyrics: Mika (美歌)
Arranged by: NAGI☆
Album: Fluster Escape 【Official Site】
Circle: FELT
Event: C91
Original Theme: Cinderella Cage ~ Kagome-Kagome [シンデレラケージ ~ Kagome-Kagome]

This is a really beautiful arrangement of Kagome-Kagome, accompanied by some poignant lyrics. Like usual, the song is full of rich metaphors. Memories as snow, clocks as hearts… use your imagination and see what different possibilities you can come up with!

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募る寂しさが息に混ざり
ゆっくりと虚しく落ちていく
すくい集めた 煌めく雪が
手のひらで 儚く溶け始める

tsunoru samishisa ga iki ni mazari
yukkuri to munashiku ochite iku
sukui atsumeta kirameku yuki ga
te no hira de hakanaku toke hajimeru

My violent loneliness mixes in with my breathing
And gently falls, fruitlessly.
The sparkling snow I scooped up
Begins to melt quickly in the palm of my hand.

足早に過ぎていく 街の音
籠の中置き去りなまま
しがみつく ドアの向こう響く声
聞こえないふり 目を閉じた

ashibaya ni sugite iku machi no oto
kago no naka okizari na mama
shigamitsuku doa no mukou hibiku koe
kikoenai furi me wo tojita

The sounds of the street quickly fade away
While I am left behind in this cage.
A voice clung to the other side of the door.
Pretending not to hear it, I closed my eyes.

ほつれた糸に 指を絡め
握り締めては 泣いていた

hotsureta ito ni yubi wo karame
nigirishimete wa naite ita

I twined a frayed thread around my finger.
I tightened it and cried, over and over.

きつく結んでいく 想いの束
積もっては 痛くて 解けない
夜が明けても 覚めない夢と
知りながら 狭い闇を彷徨う

kitsuku musunde iku omoi no taba
tsumotte wa itakute hodokenai
yoru ga aketemo samenai yume to
shiri nagara semai yami wo samayou

I tightly bind a bundle of my thoughts together.
They accumulate. It’s painful, but they will not come apart.
Even though dawn comes, I cannot wake up.
Knowing this, I wander in confined darkness.

溜息の残響が消えなくて
胸の中 埋め尽くしている
何度目の朝焼けを見送れば
新しい陽に出逢えるの

tameiki no zankyou ga kienakute
mune no naka umetsukushite iru
nandome no asayake wo miokureba
atarashii hi ni deaeru no

The reverberations of my sighs remain,
And they fill my heart.
How many sunrises must I see off
Before I can encounter a new sun?

止まる時計の 針が落ちる
壊れたままで響いた

tomaru tokei no hari ga ochiru
kowareta mama de hibiita

The hands of the stopped clock fell.
It was broken. Its sounds reverberated.

赤く澄みきった 冬の空が
凍てついた心を締め付ける
消える星座が 失くしたはずの
甘い記憶 微かに蘇らす

akaku sumikitta fuyu no sora ga
itetsuita kokoro wo shimetsukeru
kieru seiza ga nakushita hazu no
amai kioku kazuka ni yomigaerasu

The winter’s sky, a clear red,
Tightens around my frozen heart.
The fading constellations faintly revive
Sweet memories, which I should have lost.

募る寂しさが息に混ざり
ゆっくりと虚しく落ちていく
すくい集めた 煌めく雪が
手のひらで 儚く溶け始める
手のひらで 儚く溶け始める…

tsunoru samishisa ga iki ni mazari
yukkuri to munashiku ochite iku
sukui atsumeta kirameku yuki ga
te no hira de hakanaku toke hajimeru
te no hira de hakanaku toke hajimeru …

My violent loneliness mixes in with my breathing
And gently falls in vain.
The sparkling snow I scooped up
Begins to melt away in the palm of my hand.
It begins to melt away in the palm of my hand…

IN THE RAIN

fluster-escapeIN THE RAIN

Vocals: Maika (舞花)
Lyrics: Mika (美歌)
Arranged by: NAGI☆
Album: Fluster Escape 【Official Site】
Circle: FELT
Event: C91
Original Theme: White Flag of Usa Shrine [お宇佐さまの素い幡]

Requested by: Tara Celica

Another event, another FELT album. Though FELT’s lyrics are always tinged with a sense of sorrow, they’re so comforting and evocative. Can’t you just see someone searching around in the rain when you read them?

Also, ‘treelight’ isn’t a real word, but some people have used it as a translation for 木漏れ日 in the past, so I chose to use it here. I think it’s more elegant and less wordy than ‘sunlight filtering through the trees.’

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掠れた声が 木の葉に乗る
迷いながらも探し物求めて
霧に溺れた小さな手は
夜の中へ かじかんだまま

kasureta koe ga konoha ni noru
mayoi nagara mo sagashimono motomete
kiri ni oboreta chiisana te wa
yoru no naka e kajikanda mama

My husky voice rides upon the leaves.
I am lost, but I continue to search for something.
My small hands, sinking into the fog,
Head toward the darkness. They have grown numb.

心の片隅を ふとすり抜けた
幻を 掴んで届けるよ

kokoro no katasumi wo futo surinuketa
maboroshi wo tsukande todokeru yo

Suddenly slipping from a corner of my heart,
I’ll grab hold of that illusion and deliver it to you!

零れていく想いに 濡れながら朝を待つ
真っ白なその頬に 寄り添う光を

koborete iku omoi ni nure nagara asa wo matsu
masshiro na sono hoho ni yorisou hikari wo

While being wet by my thoughts, which spill forth like water, I wait for dawn.
I’m waiting for the light that draws close to your pure white cheeks.

喉につかえた 言葉の輪が
哀しみの痕 引きずって離さない
僕の全てを 捧げるから
深い泪 拭えるように

nodo ni tsukaeta kotoba no wa ga
kanashimi no ato hikizutte hanasanai
boku no subete wo sasageru kara
fukai namida nugueru you ni

A ring of words, caught in my throat,
Is a scar from my grief. I drag it along and cannot part from it.
I’ll offer myself up, body and soul,
If it means I can wipe away my tears.

優しい瞳が 寂しく笑う
冷たくて 孤独な花のよう

yasashii hitomi ga samishiku warau
tsumetakute kodoku na hana no you

Tender eyes seem to smile sadly at me.
They are like a cold, solitary flower…

虹を呼ぶ雨なら 躊躇わず連れていくよ
雨音に隠すから その声聞かせて
流れていく景色に 晴れていく君の空を
眺めていたい ただ側で
静かな夜明けを

niji wo yobu ame nara tamerawazu tsurete iku yo
amaoto ni kakusu kara sono koe kikasete
nagarete iku keshiki ni harete iku kimi no sora wo
nagamete itai tada soba de
shizuka na yoake wo

If the rain will summon a rainbow, then I’ll take you along without hesitating.
You’re hidden in the rain, so let me hear your voice.
Your sky grows clearer in this landscape, which flows by with the rain.
I want to watch the silent dawn
By your side.

零れていく想いに 濡れながら朝を待つ
真っ白なその頬に 寄り添う光を
雨雲が消えたら 七色に包まれていく
木漏れ日の中浮かび出す
小さな君の手

koborete iku omoi ni nure nagara asa wo matsu
masshiro na sono hoho ni yorisou hikari wo
amagumo ga kietara nanairo ni tsutsumarete iku
komorebi no naka ukabidasu
chiisana kimi no te

While being wet by my thoughts, which spill forth like water, I wait for dawn.
I’m waiting for the light that draws close to your pure white cheeks.
When the rain clouds disappear, a rainbow will cover me
And your small hands will be floating there
In the treelight.

overflow

overflow

Vocals: Mika (美歌)
Lyrics: Mika (美歌)
Arranged by: NAGI☆
Album: Sevens Head 【Official Site】
Circle: FELT
Event: Reitaisai 12 [RTS12]
Original Theme: The Fantastic Tales from Tono [遠野幻想物語]

Requested by: Yukari Hoshi

I probably say this all the time, but FELT’s lyrics just feel… comfortable. I guess that’s why it didn’t take me that long to finish this one. Once I start translating a FELT song, I usually can’t stop until it’s done.

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駆け巡った 熱い朝が
眠っている 身体揺らす
撫でるような 甘い声に
潤んでいく瞳

kakemegutta atsui asa ga
nemutte iru karada yurasu
nageru you na amai koe ni
urunde iku hitomi

I rushed about during that hot morning
And now I sleep. My body shakes.
Tears well up in my eyes, spurred on by a sweet voice
That seems to brush against me.

その指先にこもる
愛に溺れ

sono yubisaki ni komoru
ai ni obore

I drown in the love that I feel
In your fingertips.

何度も 越えてた 淡い夜に積もった
君の想い 包んだ 雨が溶かしていく
ふと忘れる瞬間がこわくなって
強まる その手を 休めるよう握る
静かに

nando mo koeteta awai yoru ni tsumotta
kimi no omoi tsutsunda ame ga tokashite iku
futo wasureru shunkan ga kowaku natte
tsuyomaru sono te wo yasumeru you nigiru
shizuka ni

I embraced my feelings for you, which accumulated
During countless nights. The rain began to dissolve them…
I’m scared of the moment when I’ll suddenly forget.
I grow stronger, and I grab your hands so I can give you a rest.
Silently…

奏で拭う 黒い曇を
その空から消そう

kanade nuguu kuroi kumo wo
sono sora kara kesou

I shall dance through and wipe away the black clouds,
Erasing them from the sky.

届かないコトバを 胸の中で小さく
唱えていた 通じる 何かが欲しくて

todokanai kotoba wo mune no naka de chiisaku
tonaete ita tsuujiru nanika ga hoshikute

In my heart, I softly recited words
That would not reach you. I just wanted to say something to you…

今 寄り添う この腕に詰め込んだ
一途に溢れる 揺るがない 僕の
想いを

ima yorisou kono ude ni tsumekonda
ichizu ni afureru yuruganai boku no
omoi wo

Now, we draw closer together. In my arms,
I squeeze my steady feelings, which overflow
Wholeheartedly.