Blow Us Apart

I love these kinds of Nana Takahashi songs, the ones like “Dead Souls,” and “Raising False Hopes.” I like to call Haruka the master of depressing lyrics, but Linjin can do a pretty amazing job too. Honestly, I feel a small lack of satisfaction with this translation, not because I think it’s inaccurate or a poor job or anything, but I just don’t think it’s possible to capture the beauty of the masterly crafted original Japanese here. The same can be said of a lot of RD songs as well, of course.

★ Title: BLOW US APART
☆ Album: PHOTOGRAPHIC DESTINATIONS
★ Album Artist: ZYTOKINE
☆ Vocals: cold kiss (Nana Takahashi (高橋 菜々))
★ Arrangement and lyrics: Linjin (隣人)
☆ Original Title: Wind God Girl (風神少女)
★ Website: http://zytokine-web.com/


哀しさを抱えて  寂しさに揺られて
空しさに抱かれて 宙に舞う 金色
矛盾だらけ 夢の果て 憎んではまた信じて

kanashisa o kakaete samishisa ni yurarete
munashisa ni dakarete chuu ni mau kin iro
mujun darake yume no hate nikunde wa mata shinjite

Bearing my sorrow, being shaken by the loneliness
being embraced by the emptiness, colours of gold dance in the air
At the end of a dream riddled with paradox, hatred breeds faith again

触れて信じて壊して許して歪んで夢見て信じて忘れて

furete shinjite kowashite yurushite yugande yume mite shinjite wasurete

Touch, believe, destroy, forgive, twist, dream, believe, forget

忘れたはずの 崩れた Melody
ああ バラバラ 粉々 砕け散った頃に またきっと思い出す

wasureta hazu no kuzureta Melody
aa barabara konagona kudake chitta koro ni mata kitto omoi dasu

I thought I left it in the dust, the crumbled down Melody
Ah, piece by piece, bit by bit, when it’s all shattered up, I’m sure I’ll remember it again

独り夢見ている  言の葉に舞う夢
正しさは ただ無常 胸を刺す 銀色
矛盾だらけ 成れの果て 信じてはまた憎んで

hitori yume miteiru koto no ha ni mau yume
tadashisa wa tada mujou mune o sasu gin iro
mujun darake nare no hate shinjite wa mata nikunde

All alone I have a dream, a dream dancing in words
Righteousness is plain ever-changing, colours of silver pierce my heart
A shell of my former self riddled with paradox, faith breeds hatred again

触れて信じて壊して許して歪んで夢見て信じて忘れて

furete shinjite kowashite yurushite yugande yume mite shinjite wasurete

Touch, believe, destroy, forgive, twist, dream, believe, forget

忘れたはずの 崩れた涙
ああ キラキラ ゆらゆら 砕け散った頃に またきっと思い出す

wasureta hazu no kuzureta namida
aa kirakira yurayura kudake chitta koro ni mata kitto omoi dasu

I thought I left them in the dust, all the tears that crumbled down
Ah, twinkle twinkle, shaking shaking, when it’s all shattered up, I’m sure I’ll remember again

哀しさを砕いて 吹く風に砕いて

kanashisa o kudaite fuku kaze ni kudaite

Crushing the sorrow, crushing it in the blowing wind

忘れたはずの 崩れた Melody
ああ バラバラ 粉々 砕け散った頃に またきっと思い出す

wasureta hazu no kuzureta Melody
aa barabara konagona kudake chitta koro ni mata kitto omoi dasu

I thought I left it in the dust, the collapsed Melody
Ah, piece by piece, bit by bit, when it’s all shattered up, I’m sure I’ll remember it again

死に際に 空を飛んだ鳥の夢
いまだ掴めないままで
独り 鳴いていた鳥が 落ちて 朽ちていく

shinigiwa ni sora o tonda tori no yume
imada tsukamenai mama de
hitori naiteita tori ga ochite kuchite iku

As of yet I remain unable to grasp the dream of a bird
A bird that flew through the sky on the brink of death
Resembling the figure of the falling and perishing bird

姿に似ていて

sugata ni niteite

that had been singing alone

美しくて

utsukushikute

it’s beautiful

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4 thoughts on “Blow Us Apart

  1. I managed to sub this song and i saw that the romanji is missing for the last line, I put it as utsukushii kute.

    Is that correct?

  2. Thanks for the awesome translation as always my friend.
    I don’t know but this will sound like a request from me but “PICTURES IN DECAY” in this album is my favorite vocal arrange in this album and I really hope to see it’s translated and then I will upload it with the lyrics you translated (of course it will be soft-sub again).
    Keep up with the good work as always!

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