断罪の天秤 | Scales of Judgement

Requested by Psych, add this to my list of my worst translations ever.

Notes: When there’s English in a song, I tend to want to keep it in the same position as it is in the original lyrics, no matter the cost. As well, some of this simply makes no sense. I’m looking at you, fudge.

Came in to an unexpected shift in subject here. As usual, with Japanese songs, personal pronouns are generally not important in lyrics, which is why I tend to keep things as vague as I possibly can. Usually, unless it is clear otherwise, you assume the speaker is talking about herself. Here, we find something halfway through the song: “This body” (interpreted as “my body”), and “the girl,” which suddenly seems to shift everything said in previous stanzas as being about the girl instead. To give an idea of this on a small scale, imagine the sentence “Went to the store, had no money, came back, asked me for change, then he went back.” Go through a couple stanzas like that without any pronouns and you’d think that it was someone speaking about themselves until the sudden change.

☆ Title: 断罪の天秤
★ Album: デジウィ DREAM
☆ Album Artist: DiGiTAL WiNG
★ Vocals: Usa (うさ)
☆ Lyrics: 玄騎士
★ Arrangement: crouka
☆ Original Title: Reach for the Moon, Immortal Smoke (月まで届け、不死の煙)
★ Website: http://digital-wing.net/


Don’t stop you&I now
Don’t stop judgment so doubt

変わる時 必然に 二人で重ねて
それでも真実を 探していたね
誰でも切り裂いてく 自分の影を嫌って
立ち向かう者の目に 映した black fire

kawaru toki hitsuzen ni futari de kasanete
sore demo shinjitsu o sagashiteita ne
dare demo kiri saite ku jibun no kage o kiratte
tachi mukau mono no me ni utsushita black fire

During times of change, inevitably together we overlap
Even so, she had been searching for the truth
Tearing down everyone in sight, hating her own shadow
In the eyes of those that faced her, she was black fire

罪に抗って 壊れた pair of scales
Judge 逆らっていた 嘘つきだらけのこの星で
伝染す sick 繋ぐ kiss 掴む fell 痛む mind

tsumi ni aragatte kowareta pair of scales
Judge sakaratteita usotsuki darake no kono hoshi de
utsusu sick tsunagu kiss tsukamu fell itamu mind

Fighting against sin, a broken pair of scales
gone against the judge, on this planet filled with liars
Infecting sick, connecting kiss, had grip and fell, aching mind

終わる時 偶然に 佇むこの身に
願いを乗せていった
少女は引き裂いてく 世界の神を嫌って
引かれ合う者の目に いつでも just believe

owaru toki guuzen ni tatazumu kono mi ni
negai o noseteitta
shoujo wa hiki saite ku sekai no kami o kiratte
hikare au mono no me ni itsu demo just believe

During times of the end, you coincidentally put your wishes
on me as I stand still
The girl pulls everything apart, hating the god of the world
In the eyes of those that are drawn together, always, just believe

罪よ広がって 崩れた pair of scales
Fudge 侮っていた 人の栄光のその先を
許欺す fake 照らす light 盗む seek 深く love

tsumi yo hirogatte kuzureta pair of scales
Fudge anadotteita hito no eikou no sono saki o
damasu fake terasu light nusumu seek fukaku love

Sin grows out, crumbled pair of scales
Fudge, beyond the glory of the person despised
Deceiving fake, shining light, steal and seek, deeply love

辿り着けない justice へ just in truth
廻り続ける断罪の Abyss
希望さえ無い destiny so crazy
鼓動に変わる心臓の revolution

tadori tsukenai justice e just in truth
mawari tsudzukeru danzai no Abyss
kibou sae nai destiny so crazy
kodou ni kawaru shinzou no revolution

Towards an unreachable justice, just in truth
A judgement that continues to revolve, it’s abyss
Without even hope, destiny so crazy
Turning into a pulse, your heart’s revolution

現在に従って 壊れた pair of scales
Fight 戦っていた どんな理不尽も未来へ
罪に抗って 壊れた pair of scales
Judge 逆らっていた 嘘つきだらけのこの星で
伝染す sick 繋ぐ kiss 掴む fell 痛む mind

ima ni shitagatte kowareta pair of scales
Fight tatakatteita donna rifujin mo mirai e
tsumi ni aragatte kowareta pair of scales
Judge sakaratteita usotsuki darake no kono hoshi de
utsusu sick tsunagu kiss tsukamu fell itamu mind

In line with present day, the broken pair of scales
Fight, and fought, no matter how absurd towards the future
Fighting against sin, a broken pair of scales
gone against the judge, on this planet filled with liars
Infecting sick, connecting kiss, had grip and fell, aching mind

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