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Sound Horizon – Ark

August 13, 2012

「――箱庭を騙る檻の中で 禁断の海馬に手を加えて
驕れる無能な創造神にでも 成った心算なの……」

‘– hakoniwa o kataru ori no naka de kindan no ashika [kikan] ni te o kuwaete
ogoreru munou na souzou [kami] ni demo natta shinsan [tsumori] na no’

‘– In the cage that pretends to be a miniature garden, you’ve altered the forbidden organ [mechanism]
Did you think that you’d become a proud, incompetent God?’

(崩壊 其れは孕み続けた季節 二月の雪の日 『妹』の記憶)

(houkai sore wa haramitsudzuketa kisetsu nigatsu no yuki no hi “imouto” [Soror] no kioku [yume])

(The season of decay was continuously conceived; “Soror’s” memory [dream] on a snowy February day)

「我々を楽園へ導ける箱舟は 哀れなる魂を大地から解き放つ
救いを求める貴女にArkを与えよう」
≪Arkと呼ばれた物≫は月光を受けて銀色に煌めいた…

‘wareware o rakuen e michibikeru hakobune wa aware naru tamashii o daichi kara tokihanatsu
sukui o motomeru anata ni Ark o ataeyou’
Ark to yobareta mono [sore] wa gekkou o ukete gin’iro ni kirameita

‘The ark that will lead us to Paradise will release our wretched souls from this earth
We give the Ark to you who are searching for salvation’
The thing called the Ark [that] glittered silver in the moonlight

思い出まで裏切った 冷たい言葉の雨
幸せだった二人 永遠に届かなくなる前に…

omoide made uragitta tsumetai kotoba no ame
shiawase datta futari towa ni todokanaku naru mae ni…

The rain of cold words betrayed even memories
Before the two that were happy fall out of reach forever…

「ねぇ何故変わってしまったの? あんなにも愛し合っていたのに…」
涙を微笑みに換え詰め寄る ≪Arkと呼ばれた物≫を握って…

‘nee… naze kawatte shimatta no? anna ni mo aishiatte ita no ni’
namida o hohoemi ni kae tsumeyoru Ark to yobareta mono [knife] o nigitte

‘Hey… why did you change, even though we loved each other so much?’
Exchanging her tears for a smile, she drew closer, clutching the thing called the Ark [a knife]

――愛憎の箱舟

— aizou no hakobune [Ark]

— The Ark of love and hate

(因果 其れは手繰り寄せた糸 六月の雨の日『兄』の記憶)

(inga sore wa taguriyoseta ito rokugatsu no ame no hi “ani” [Frater] no kioku [yume])

(Fate — that is the thread that was wound up; “Frater’s” memory [dream] on a rainy June day)

信じてたその人に裏切られた少女
逃げ込んだ楽園は信仰という狂気
新しい世界へと羽ばたける自己暗示
澄み渡る覚醒は進行という凶器

shinjite’ta sono hito ni uragirareta shoujo
nigekonda rakuen wa shinkou to iu kyouki
atarashii sekai e to habatakeru jikoanji
sumiwataru kakusei wa shinkou to iu kyouki

Betrayed by the person she believed in,
The Paradise she escaped to was the madness called faith
Hypnotizing herself allowed her to fly to another world
The clear awakening was the weapon called progress

最期の瞬間に廻った 歪な愛の記憶
脆弱な精神が堪えきれず あの日嘘を吐いた…

saigo no shunkan [toki] ni megutta ibitsu na ai no kioku
zeijaku na seishin [KOKORO] ga taekirezu ano hi uso o tsuita…

The memory of twisted love that spun in the last moment
Her fragile heart could not bear it — that day she told a lie…

律すれば律する程墜ちる 赦されぬ想いに灼かれながら
まぐわう傷は深く甘く 破滅へ誘う…

rissureba rissuru hodo ochiru yurusarenu omoi ni yakarenagara
maguwau kizu wa fukaku amaku hametsu e izanau

The harder she tries to regulate herself, the more she falls, while being burnt by unforgivable thoughts
The wounds of love are deep and sweet as they call her to destruction

――背徳の箱舟

— haitoku no hakobune [Ark]

— The immoral Ark

被験体#1096 通称『妹』同じく
被験体#1076 通称『兄』を殺害

“Hikensha #1096 tsuushou ‘Imouto’ [Soror] onajiku
hikensha #1076 tsuushou ‘Ani’ [Frater] o satsugai”

“Subject #1096, known as ‘Soror’
has killed subject #1076, known as ‘Frater’.”

<症例番号12>
過剰投影型依存における袋小路の模型
即ち≪妄想型箱舟依存症候群≫

{Shourei Bangou [Case Number] 12}
kajou touei-gata izon ni okeru fukurokouji no mokei [MODERU]
sunawachi {kyomou risoukei hakobune izon shoukougun} [Ark]

{Case Number 12}
This dead-end model shows excessive dependence on projection
Namely, {False Ideal-type Ark Dependence Syndrome} [Ark]

限りなく同一に近づける 追憶は狂気にも似た幻想
求める儘に唇を奪い合い 少しずつ楽園を追われてゆく
同じ心的外傷重ねれば響き合う けれどそれ以上には…

kagirinaku douitsu ni chikadzukeru tsuioku wa kyouki ni mo nita gensou
motomeru mama ni kuchibiru o ubaiai sukoshizutsu rakuen o owarete yuku
onaji shintekigaishou [TORAUMA] kasanereba hibikiau keredo sore ijou ni wa…

They are able to draw closer to a perfect unity; their memories are an illusion resembling madness
Submitting to desire, they steal kisses from one another; little by little, they are chased out of Paradise
If two people’s traumas are the same, they will resonate with each other, but more than that…

「――箱庭を騙る檻の中で 禁断の海馬に手を加えて
驕れる無能な創造神にでも 成った心算なの?」か…

‘– hakoniwa o kataru ori no naka de kindan no ashika [kikan] ni te o kuwaete
ogoreru munou na souzou [kami] ni demo natta shinsan [tsumori] na no?’ ka…

‘– In the cage that pretends to be a miniature garden, you’ve altered the forbidden organ [mechanism]
Did you think that you’d become a proud, incompetent God,’ you say…?

在りし日に咲かせた花弁は 暗闇に散り逝くように凜と
少女の声色で囁く「楽園へ還りましょう」…

arishi hi ni sakaseta hanabira kurayami ni chiriyuku you ni rin to
shoujo no kowairo de sasayaku “rakuen e kaerimashou”…

The petals that bloomed in days past are valiant as if being scattered into the darkness
The girl’s voice whispers “Let’s return to Paradise…”

監視卿は天を仰ぎ深い溜息を吐く
失った筈の≪左手の薬指≫が虚しく疼いた

kanshikei [Watcher] wa ten o aogi fukai tameiki o tsuku
ushinatta hazu no {hidarite no kusuriyubi} [basho] ga munashiku uzuita

The Watcher looks to the heavens and breathes a sigh
The left ring finger [place] that should have been lost aches in vain

――ふと彼が監視鏡の向こうへ視線を戻すと
嗚呼…いつの間にか少女の背後には『仮面の男』が立っていた――

— futo kare ga kanshikagami [Monitor] no mukou e shisen o modosu
aa… itsunomanika shoujo no haigo ni wa “kamen no otoko” ga tatte ita–

— Suddenly he returns his gaze to the other side of the monitor
Ah… before he knew it, the “man with the mask” was standing behind the girl —

Translator’s Notes:

The words in square brackets are what is sung where it differs from what is written in the lyrics booklet.

(Original lyrics by Revo.)

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