Dream Again

One of the better songs from the album. Funnily enough, I think all the best songs from this album weren’t done by Minoshima (Eyes of Truth, Dream Again), but I also think all the worst songs from this album also weren’t done by Minoshima (Score, Kokytus).

☆ Title: Dream Again
★ Album: IGNITION DANCEHALL
☆ Album Artist: Alstroemeria Records
★ Vocals: Mei Ayakura (綾倉盟)
☆ Arrangement and lyrics: Camellia
★ Original Title: the Last Judgement
☆ Website: http://alst.net/


秒針の音が響く空間 狭くて安心するほど
割り込んだ感覚に目を閉じる 光がまた眩しすぎて

byoushin no oto ga hibiku kuukan semakute anshin suru hodo
wari konda kankaku ni me o tojiru hikari ga mata mabushi sugite

The space where the sound of the clock’s second hand echoes is narrow, to the point that it’s reassuring
I close my eyes to the sensation that came in uninvited, but the light is again too bright

消え去った夢の残香が また私を呼んでいる
続きはどこにもないけれど
透き通った夜の逆光が また私を連れ戻す
夢溢れる海へ

kie satta yume no zankou ga mata watashi o yondeiru
tsudzuki wa doko ni mo nai keredo
suki tootta yoru no gyakkou ga mata watashi o tsure modosu
yume afureru umi e

The scent lingering from the dream that disappeared is calling me again
though the next one is nowhere to be found
The backlight of the transparent night brings me back again
to the sea overflowing with dreams

どこまでも続いていく階段 降った途方も無いほど
行きたい場所はもう決まっている 幻想の声のする所

doko made mo tsudzuite ku kaidan kudatta tohou mo nai hodo
ikitai basho wa mou kimatteiru gensou no koe no suru tokoro

I went down the forever continuing stairs to the point where it was ridiculous
I’ve already decided where I want to go: the place where the voice of fantasy comes from

消え去った夢の残香が また私を呼んでいる
続きはどこにもないけれど
透き通った夜の逆光が また私を連れ戻す
夢溢れる海へ

kie satta yume no zankou ga mata watashi o yondeiru
tsudzuki wa doko ni mo nai keredo
suki tootta yoru no gyakkou ga mata watashi o tsure modosu
yume afureru umi e

The scent lingering from the dream that disappeared is calling me again
though the next one is nowhere to be find
The backlight of the transparent night brings me back again
to the sea overflowing with dreams

A_Loops_Z

Better than Deadline from Engaged Dancehall, but not by much. The lyrics are alright, but that’s all I’d call them, which is more than I can say for some of the lyrics in this album. Beautiful Sky has already been translated by Releska here, but it almost feels like a clone of Red Soul from Ultra Dancehall. Maybe it’s just me.

☆ Title: A_Loops_Z
★ Album: IGNITION DANCEHALL
☆ Album Artist: Alstroemeria Records
★ Vocals: mican*
☆ Lyrics: kazumi mogi
★ Arrangement: Syrufit
☆ Original Title: The Venerable Ancient Battlefield ~ Suwa Foughten Field (神さびた古戦場〜Suwa Foughten Field)
★ Website: http://alst.net/


荒れた世界 鳴り響いた
メロディーが
忘れていた 記憶
思い出させた

areta sekai nari hibiita merodi ga
wasureteita kioku
omoi dasaseta

The melody that echoed
throughout the wild world
let me remember the memories
that I had forgotten

愛すること 信じること
いつからか
諦めていた 全部 ねぇ…

ai suru koto shinjiru koto
itsu kara ka
akirameteita zenbu ne…

Loving and believing
I’m not sure when,
but one day I gave up an all of that…

疼いた 胸の傷が
変わりたいと 叫んでいる
今こそ なにかを 変える
時ね

uzuita mune no kizu ga
kawaritai to sakendeiru
ima koso nani ka o kaeru
toki ne

The wounds in my heart that once ached
are shouting that they want to change
Now is the time to
change something

癒えぬ 傷を 負ったとしても
大地 強く 踏みしめて
前に 前に 進んで行くのさ
前に 前に 進め!
あの日 のうた 胸に刻んで
忘れ ないよ いつまでも
君が くれた あのメロディーと
明日の ヒカリ 抱きしめた

ienu kizu o otta toshitemo
daichi tsuyoku fumishimete
mae ni mae ni susunde ku no sa
mae ni mae ni susume!
ano hi no uta mune ni kizande
wasurenai yo itsu made mo
kimi ga kureta ano merodi to
asu no hikari daki shimeta

Even if I bore wounds that would never heal,
I’d step firmly on the ground
and move onwards and onwards
Move onwards and onwards!
The song from that day remains in my heart
I’ll never forget it
I embraced the melody you gave me
and the light of tomorrow

孤独の渦 飲み込まれた
弱ささえ
生きるチカラ 変わるでしょ

kodoku no uzu nomi komareta
yowasa sae
ikiru chikara kawaru desho

I was swallowed by a vortex of loneliness
Even my weakness
seems like it will change into the power to live

無力な 自分のこと
見捨てないで 見つめたい
今こそ 自分を 変える
時ね

muryoku na jibun no koto
mi sutenai de mitsumetai
ima koso jibun o kaeru
toki ne

Though I’m powerless,
don’t abandon me, I want to gaze at you
Now is the time to
change myself

頬を 伝う 涙の粒を
そっと そっと 拭ったら
もっと もっと 強く
たとえ 誰も 居なくなっても
あの日 のうた うたうから
きっと きっと 大丈夫だよ
君の 鼓動 抱きしめた

hoo o tsutau namida no tsubu o
sotto sotto nuguttara
ai no uta o hibikasete mite
motto motto tsuyoku
tatoe dare mo inaku nattemo
ano hi no uta utau kara
kitto kitto daijoubu da yo
kimi no kodou daki shimeta

When you gently wipe the teardrops
running down and down your cheek,
try letting the song of love echo
even louder and louder
Even if everyone went away
I’ll sing the song from that day,
so I’m sure, so sure that it’ll be fine
I embraced your beat

火鳥封月 | The Phoenix and the Sealed Moon

More great lyrics from this album. Perhaps my favourite lyrics about Mokou ever.

Notes: The title is pronounced “kachou fuugetsu”. This is a play on words with 「花鳥風月」 which means “the wonders of nature” which has the exact same pronounciation.

★ Title: 火鳥封月
☆ Album: 46 ChordeR
★ Album Artist: ZYTOKINE
☆ Vocals: cold kiss (Nana Takahashi (高橋 菜々))
★ Arrangement and lyrics: Linjin (隣人)
☆ Original Title: Reach for the Moon, Immortal Smoke (月まで届け、不死の煙)
★ Website: http://zytokine-web.com/


夢は夢のままで 傷をつけたままで
死が分かつ僕ら もう二度と
会えないこと 知っていたから

yume wa yume no mama de kizu o tsuketa mama de
shi ga wakatsu bokura mou nido to
aenai koto shitteita kara

Dreams remain dreams, my scars don’t heal
After all, I knew that we’d never be able to meet again
now that death has divided us

永遠に終わらない 痛みを 抱えたまま 生きては
何度も重ねていた 約束 叶わないまま 灼けてゆくのに
月まで届く煙が この眼に焼き付いたまま
何もかも壊すのが いつも怖くて

eien ni owaranai itami o kakaeta mama ikite wa
nando mo kasaneteita yakusoku kanawanai mama yakete yuku noni
tsuki made todoku kemuri ga kono me ni yaki tsuita mama
nani mo kamo kowasu no ga itsu mo kowakute

As I live bearing this forever unending pain
and as promises repeatedly go unfulfilled, I go up in flames, and yet,
(as the smoke reaching the moon remains burned into my eyes)
I always feel so scared of destroying everything

冷たい香りに 奪われた因果
灼かれた涙が 火花を散らして照らす月
もがれた翼 羽ばたけない罪
自由な不自由 全てを燃やし尽くせたなら

tsumetai kaori ubawareta inga
yakareta namida ga hibana o chirashite terasu tsuki
mogareta tsubasa habatakenai yume
jiyuu na fujiyuu subete o moyashi tsukuseta nara

By a cold scent, my fate was stolen away
My scorched tears send off sparks and light up the moon
With my wings plucked, my sinner’s dream can’t take flight
I would be free in unfreedom if I could just burn everything down

遠い夢の中で 風に揺れたままで
死の影に僕ら まだ怯えていたのにね
月を見上げて

tooi yume no naka de kaze ni yureta mama de
shi no kage ni bokura mada obieteita noni ne
tsuki o mi agete

As we shook in the wind within a distant dream
we still feared the shadow of death,
looking up at the moon

どこまで走り続けてゆけば この幻は終わるかな
何度も夢見ていた 約束 結べないまま 灼けてゆくのに
月まで届く煙が この眼に焼き付いたまま
何もかも消えるのが とても辛くて

doko made hashiri tsudzukete yukeba kono yume wa owaru kana
nando mo yume miteita yakusoku musubenai mama yakete yuku noni
tsuki made todoku kemuri ga kono me ni yaki tsuita mama
nani mo kamo kieru no ga totemo tsurakute

Just how far do I have to run for this phantasm to end, I wonder
As promises that I’ve countlessly dreamt of are broken, I go up in flames, and yet,
(as the smoke reaching the moon remains burned into my eyes)
it’s always so painful when everything disappears

哀しい記憶に 舞い上がる輪廻
灼かれた身体で 確かめた終わらない命
汚した翼 描けない未来
諦めたくない 無様にもがき続けてでも

kanashii kioku ni mai agaru rinne
yakareta karada de tashikameta owaranai inochi
yogoshita tsubasa egakenai mirai
akirametakunai buzama ni mogaki tsudzukete demo

The cycle of life and death soars in my miserable memories
With my scorched body, I checked to make sure that my life would never end
My wings are dirtied and I can’t picture the future
Though I continue to struggle without grace, I don’t want to give up