Leapt Through Time

This event was pretty good for Alst, with this song, alongside μοναξιά and Crazy Beautiful. This one gives me huge Icemilk Magic vibes. I really like the last two lines.

☆ Title: Leapt Through Time
★ Album: POP | CULTURE 7
☆ Album Artist: Alstroemeria Records
★ Vocals and lyrics: ayame
☆ Arrangement: Masayoshi Minoshima
★ Original: Sailor of Time
☆ Website: http://alst.net/

星が巡る時 それが今なのかな
ここはもう飽きた この手で塗り替える

hoshi ga meguru toki sore ga ima nano kana
koko wa mou akita kono te de nuri kaeru

When the stars revolve, is that the present?
I’m tired of this place already – I’ll repaint it with my own hands

楽しませてくれる筈、なんて
勝手に期待して馬鹿みたい
つまらないなら変えるしか無いじゃない
動く世界 今

tanoshimasete kureru hazu nante
katte ni kitai shite baka mitai
tsumaranai nara kaeru shika nai janai
ugoku sekai ima

I was supposed to be shown a good time
What an idiot I was to one-sidedly expect that
If you’re bored, isn’t the only option left to bring about change?
The world moves now

僕は選ばれた 次の物語へ
望む結末は 誰にも分からない

boku wa erabareta tsugi no monogatari e
nozomu ketsumatsu wa dare ni mo wakaranai

I head to the next story that’s been chosen
Nobody understands the outcome I desire

悲しくも朽ちゆく憧れが
声を殺し消えて無くなった
変わりはいくらでもいる虚しさに
気付かされた

kanashiku mo kuchi yuku akogare ga
koe o koroshi kiete naku natta
kawari wa ikura demo iru munashisa ni
kidzukasareta

As sad as it is, my adoration rots away
It silences me before fading away
I was led to realize the futility due to the need for
countless changes

世界線の彩度 上げるだけ
手向けの華 過去へ贈ると

sekaisen no saido ageru dake
tamuke no hana kako e okuru to

All I do is raise the colour saturation of world lines
when I send flowers to the past for mourning

残る色は 時が経つ頃に
全て褪せて消える

nokoru iro wa toki ga tatsu koro ni
subete asete kieru

With the passing of time, the colours that remain
will all fade away and vanish

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Behind the Door

Good stuff. I was a bit disappointed at first to see that the lyrics weren’t by Tsukiyama Sae like past guest arrangements by Alst, but Kaito did a great job and grabbed my attention enough to post a translation.

☆ Title: Behind the Door
★ Album: My Dearest
☆ Album Artist: Amateras Records
★ Vocals: Rie Yunohara (柚之原りえ)
☆ Lyrics: Kaito (海兎)
★ Arrangement: Masayoshi Minoshima
☆ Original Title: No More Going Through Doors (もうドアには入れない)
★ Website: http://amateras-records.com/



此処から先は誰も知らない未来へ歩き出してく
もうすぐキミと過ごす日常が終わり告げる

koko kara saki wa dare mo shiranai mirai e aruki dashite ku
mou sugu kimi to sugosu nichijou ga owari tsugeru

Beyond this point, we walk towards a future known to none
The end of my daily life with you is near

変わりゆく空に隠した想い出を
気付かないフリで哀しみを纏って
本当はキミを抱き締めたかったのに
いつしかすれ違ってしまう

kawari yuku sora ni kakushita omoide o
kidzukanai furi de kanashimi o matotte
hontou wa kimi o daki shimetakatta noni
itsu shika sure chigatte shimau

I pretended to not to notice my memories
hidden in the changing sky, clad in sadness
The truth is I just wanted to hold you close,
but before I know it, we’ll end up going our own ways

もう二度と失くさないと 誓い合った約束は
いつか見た 忘れられた遠い夢のドアの向こう
置き去りのアイノウタが黒い空に輝いて
Lovin’U…鳴り響いてた

mou nido to nakusanai to chikai atta yakusoku wa
itsu ka mita wasurerareta tooi yume no doa no mukou
okizari no ai no uta ga kuroi sora ni kagayaite
Lovin’U… nari hibiiteta

We promised to each other that we’ll never go through loss again
That promise lies behind the door of a far, forgotten dream I once had
The abandoned song of love shines in the black sky
“Lovin’U…” it echoed

此処まで来たと振り返っても いつもの笑顔は無くて
どんなに願っても日常は取り戻せない

koko made kita to furi kaettemo itsu mo no egao wa nakute
donna ni negattemo nichijou wa tori modosenai

Even if we look back to how far we’ve come, our usual smiles are gone
No matter how much I wish, I can’t take back our daily life

あとどれぐらいの時間を過ごしたら
切ない想いはセピア色変わるの?
悲しいくらいに何もかも変わらない
誰より想い続けていた

ato dore gurai no jikan o sugoshitara
setsunai omoi wa sepia iro kawaru no?
kanashii kurai ni nani mo kamo kawaranai
dare yori omoi tsudzuketeita

How much more time must I pass
for these painful feelings to turn sepia?
Nothing changes to the point that it’s sad
I kept my feelings longer than anyone

もう一度逢いたいのに ドアの向こう キミはいない
あっけなく終わってゆく 物語が此処にあって
いつからか滲んでいく 違う空を眺めていた
Lovin’U…風に消えてく

mou ichido aitai noni doa no mukou kimi wa inai
akkenaku owattte yuku monogatari ga koko ni atte
itsu kara ka nijinde yuku chigau sora o nagameteita
Lovin’U… kaze ni kiete ku

I want to see you one more time, but behind the door, you aren’t there
Here lies a story that’s ending all too quick
I was gazing at a different sky – When it started looking blurry? Who knows
“Lovin’U…” disappears into the wind

もう二度と失くさないと 誓い合った約束は
いつか見た 忘れられた遠い夢のドアの向こう
置き去りのアイノウタが黒い空に輝いて
Lovin’U…鳴り響いてた

mou nido to nakusanai to chikai atta yakusoku wa
itsu ka mita wasurerareta tooi yume no doa no mukou
okizari no ai no uta ga kuroi sora ni kagayaite
Lovin’U… nari hibiiteta

We promised to each other that we’ll never go through loss again
That promise lies behind the door of a far, forgotten dream I once had
The abandoned song of love shines in the black sky
“Lovin’U…” it echoed

μοναξιά

Whoa. Nomico coming in and writing her own Haruka-esque lyrics. I like this a lot. The arrangement itself also sounds reminiscent of really old Alst songs (around the time of The Last Judgement or Dolls). I’m a fan of the song’s title too, meaning “loneliness.” If my Greek education via physics has taught me anything it’s read “monaxia.”

Notes: My only translation regret here are the “it was me” lines. I’d rather translate it as “The one who let go of sweet warm hands was me” but that sounds bad. Ideally it would be translated like “The one who left what was precious to them was me” but that’s difficult to do with hands and keeping it vague and natural sounding. At first I tried for “The one who let go of your sweet, warm hands was me” but this might be a bit better.

☆ Title: μοναξιά
★ Album: μοναξιά
☆ Album Artist: Alstroemeria Records
★ Vocals and lyrics: nomico
☆ Arrangement: Masayoshi Minoshima
☆ Website: http://alst.net/



深い深い闇の中
ひとりきりで立ち尽くす

fukai fukai yami no naka
hitorikiri de tachi tsukusu

Deep, deep, in darkness
I stand still all alone

会いたくて
会いたくて
でもあなたはここにいない

aitakute
aitakute
demo anata wa koko ni inai

I want to see you
I want to see you
but you’re not here

あたたかな優しい手を
探している どこにいるの?

atataka na yasashii te o
sagashiteiru doko ni iru no

I’m searching for sweet, warm hands
Where are they?

深い深い闇の中
赤い花が揺れている

fukai fukai yami no naka
akai hana ga yureteiru

Deep, deep, in darkness
crimson flowers are swaying

会いたくて
会いたくて
もうあなたはここにいない

aitakute
aitakute
mou anata wa koko ni inai

I want to see you
I want to see you
but you’re not here anymore

あたたかな優しい手を
離したのは私だった?

atataka na yasashii te o
hanashita no wa watashi datta?

Your hands were warm and sweet
Was I the one who let go?

約束は違われた
許せないの 許さないわ

yakusoku wa tagawareta
yurusenai no yurusanai wa

This wasn’t what we promised
I can’t forgive it, I won’t forgive it

あたたかな愛しい手を
離したのは私だった

atataka na itoshii te o
hanashita no wa watashi datta

Your hands were warm and precious
I was the one who let go