JtP: [Touhou Vocal] Incomprehensible Metropolis

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Preamble:

I wasn’t planning on doing another blog post, or a translation post for that matter. But considering that it is New Year’s and all, perhaps one quick translation would do before I go back full focus on the work and plans I have to deal with this year.

This one’s pretty depressing, a far cry from conventional Touhou vocal renditions.
(Note: Just like before, this is not an anime review/opinion/commentary post)

Information:

Classification: 東方 | Touhou
Song Title: 不可測的メトロポリス | Incomprehensible Metropolis
Original Song: ビーストメトロポリス | Beast Metropolis
Circle: 少女フラクタル | Shoujo Fractal
Album: 不可測的メトロポリス
Release: 2019 | C97
Arrangement: Iceon
Singer: 天宮みや、姫城碧海
Lyrics: 天宮みや

Original MV:

 

 

Original Lyrics (Japanese | Kanji & Romaji):

不可測な 世界で僕と君とは出会う
Fukasoku na Sekai de boku to kimi to wa deau
白く染まっていく夢と希望の街で
Shiroku somatteiku yume to kibou no machi de

掻き消えされてく
Kaki kiesareteku
揺れる幻想 空想
Yureru Gensou Kuusou
まるで子供だね 夢を見てるみたい
Marude kodomo da ne Yume o miteru mitai
ただ知らないでいて
Tada shiranai de ite
この狭き世界は
Kono semaki sekai wa
強きものこそが正義なのだと
Tsuyoki mono koso ga seigi nano da to

ここはメトロポリス
Koko wa Metoroporisu(Metropolis)
何も思想はいらない
Nani mo shisou wa iranai
まるでナイトメア
Marude  Naitomea(Nightmare)
曇った瞳見据えるその先は
Kumotta hitomi misumeru sono saki wa

教えてよ 僕の記憶は何処へ消えていったの
Oshiete yo Boku no kioku wa doko e kiete itta no
失った物さえ もう思い出せずに
Ushinatta mono sae Mou omoidasezuni
灰暗い 世界が僕の全部楽しくてさ
Honokurai Sekai ga boku no zenbu tanoshikute sa
赤く燃えていくよ 君の記憶も
Akaku moeteiku yo Kimi no kioku mo

佇んでいる
Tatazunde iru
それは希望 絶望
Sore wa Kibou Zetsubou
君は大人だね 気づかないフリして
Kimi wa otona da ne Kidzukanai furishite
もう慣れてしまった
Mou narete shimatta
この広き世界は
Kono hiroki sekai wa
自由捨てた者が正義なんだ
Jiyuu suteta mono ga seigi nanda

ここはメトロポリス
Koko wa Metoroporisu(Metropolis)
何も思想はいらない
Nani mo shisou wa iranai
まるでナイトメア
Marude  Naitomea(Nightmare)
覚める事は二度とない夢の街
Sameru koto wa nido to nai yume no machi

教えてよ 誰か聞かせてほしいの正しい事
Oshiete yo Dare ka kikasete hoshii no tadashii koto
求めてた事さえ もう思い出せずに
Motometeta koto sae Mou omoidasezuni
不可測な 悪夢がゆらり揺れてまた溶け合うって
Fukasoku na Akumu ga yurari yurete mata toke au tte
黒く滲むでゆく 僕は消えたんだ
Kuroku nijimu de yuku Boku wa kietan da

廻るまた廻る世界で
Mawaru mata mawaru sekai de
踊らないか
Odoranai ka
君と2人いつまでも
Kimi to futari itsumade mo

教えてよ 誰か聞かせてほしいの正しい事
Oshiete yo Dare ka kikasete hoshii no tadashii koto
求めてた事さえ もう思い出せずに
Motometeta koto sae Mou omoidasezuni
不可測な 悪夢がゆらり揺れてまた溶け合うって
Fukasoku na Akumu ga yurari yurete mata toke au tte
黒く滲むでゆく 僕は消えたんだ
Kuroku nijimu de yuku Boku wa kietan da

教えてよ 僕の記憶は何処へ消えていったの
Oshiete yo Boku no kioku wa doko e kiete itta no
失った物さえ もう思い出せずに
Ushinatta mono sae Mou omoidasezuni
灰暗い 世界が僕の全部楽しくても
Hono kurai Sekai ga boku no zenbu tanoshikute mo
忘れなれ 君との最後の記憶
Wasurenare Kimi to no saigo no kioku

消さないで静かに叫び続けるよ
Kiesanai de shizuka ni sakebi tsudzukeru yo

English Translation (Version 1):
*Note(I): Transcription may not reflect actual meaning
*Note(II): Transcription may change over time

I could not find any connection between the released song and the Touhou lore. Therefore I will not be including any foreword or context statements in this particular post. At best, the only connection is about Mayumi Joutougu as the Haniwa Lance Corporal leading the Haniwa idol army to guard human spirits in the Beast Realm, questioning about what is right and wrong about their role as guardians in the realm as Reimu/Marisa/Youmu came to beat them up after being deceived by beast spirits on Gensokyo’s surface.

In the city of hopes and dreams dyed in white,
is where I encountered you within this incomprehensible world.

Like an innocent child without any knowledge of this world,
I thought this cramped world is similar to the fantasies I dream of,
Where justice is defined by the things that are strong.
This is but a wavering illusion that is being erased out of existence.

Here lies the Metropolis, where one’s thoughts are redundant.
Like a Nightmare, fixated before one’s eyes it clouds up your vision.

Tell me, where have my memories disappeared to.
I can no longer remember, even the things that I have lost.
For all of my happiness, and even my memories of you,
Are burning red in this gloomy world I reside in.

You’re really an adult aren’t you? Pretending not to notice the despair,
You’re already used to this vast world,
Where those who abandoned their freedom are symbols of justice.
You simply stand your ground fueled by hope which you believe in.

Here lies the Metropolis, where one’s thoughts are redundant.
Like a Nightmare, it is a city of dreams where you will never awake from.

Somebody tell me, I wish to know what is right.
For I can no longer remember even the things I was seeking for.
Gradually blending into the swirling darkness
I find myself fading away into this incomprehensible nightmare.

As this world continues to spin,
Shall the two of us continue to dance for all eternity?

Somebody tell me, I wish to know what is right.
For I can no longer remember even the things I was seeking for.
Gradually blending into the swirling darkness
I find myself fading away into this incomprehensible nightmare.

Tell me, where have my memories disappeared to.
I can no longer remember, even the things that I have lost.
For all of my happiness, and even my last memories with you,
Are forgotten in this gloomy world I reside in.

I will continue to cry out quietly: “Do not disappear…”

Afterthoughts:

I guess the song pretty much describes the state of the Animal/Beast Realm which Th17 introduces. A place of desolation, despair and hopelessness.

Let me know if there are better alternatives to the transcribed lyrics. Thanks.

Post-Ramblings:

If such a world exist where thoughts are redundant, and its nightmares renders its inhabitants to void, I’d like to pay it a visit.
Cause I’m pretty tired already. Of thinking.
Maybe here, it is possible to reconstruct oneself and find oneself, by being exposed to the desolation and emptiness.

Haha, so much for 2020.

Acknowledgements:

1] Cover Photo Source (ゆっ)

Living life little by little as I try to understand how life works. As complex as it is, so as I am, it may take a lifetime to understand. But regardless it is not pointless to pursue a near-impossible goal.

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