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Sound Horizon – Eru no Rakuen [side:E]

August 13, 2012

Eru no Rakuen [→ side:E →] – エルの楽園 [→ side:E →]- El’s Paradise [→ side:E →]

〔私は…生涯彼女を愛することはないだろう…
しかし…彼女という存在は…私にとって特別な意味を孕むだろう…
何故なら…生まれてくる娘の名は…遠い昔にもう決めてあるのだから…〕

(watashi wa shougai kanojo o aisuru koto wa nai darou…
shikashi kanojo to iu sonzai wa watashi ni totte tokubetsu na imi o haramu darou…
nazenara umarete kuru musume [ko] no na wa tooi mukashi ni mou kimete aru no dakara…)

(I will likely never love her in my lifetime…
However, her existence may take on a special meaning for me…
Because the name of the daughter that will be born was decided in the distant past…)

――そして、幾度目かの楽園の扉が開かれる……

— soshite… ikudomeka no rakuen no tobira ga hirakareru…

— And then… the door to Paradise opens yet again…

白い大地に 緋い雫で 描かれた軌跡 罪の道標
古びた金貨 握り締めたまま 這い擦りながらも 男は笑った

shiroi daichi ni akai shizuku de egakareta kiseki tsumi no michishirube
furubita kinka [coin] nigirishimeta mama haizurinagara mo otoko wa waratta

Tracks painted on the white earth with red drops, signposts of sin
Clutching the old coin even while crawling, the man laughs

廻るように 浮かんでくる 愛しい笑顔 すぐ其処に
夢幻の果てに 手を伸ばす様に 扉に手を掛けた

meguru you ni ukande kuru itoshii egao sugu soko ni
mugen no hate ni te o nobasu you ni tobira ni te o kaketa

Floating as if turning, the beloved smile will soon be there
As if stretching out a hand to the end of the dream, he laid a hand on the door

――そして…彼の現実は朽ち果てる……

— soshite… kare no genjitsu wa kuchihateru…

— And then… his reality begins to wither away…

少女が小さく 咳をする度 胸の痛みが 春を遠ざける
檻樓い毛布でも 夢は見られる 愛を知った日の 温もり忘れない

shoujo ga chiisaku seki o suru tabi mune no itami ga haru o toozakeru
boroi moufu demo yume wa mirareru ai o shitta hi no nukumori wasurenai

When the girl gives a small cough, the pain in her chest drives Spring far away
Though her blanket is threadbare, still she dreams, not forgetting the warmth of the day when she knew love

眠るように 沈んでゆく 愛しい世界 水底に
夢幻の果てが 手を招く様に 扉は開かれた

nemuru you ni shizunde yuku itoshii sekai minasoko ni
mugen no hate ga te o maneku you ni tobira wa hirakareta

Sinking as if sleeping, the beloved world goes to the bottom of the ocean
The end of a dream, as if beckoning, opened the door

――そして…彼女の現実は砕け散る……

— soshite… kanojo no genjitsu wa kudakechiru…

— And then… her reality begins to shatter…

ねぇ…お父様 その楽園ではどんな花が咲くの?
ねぇ…お父様 その楽園ではどんな鳥が歌うの?
ねぇ…お父様 その楽園では体はもう痛くないの?
ねぇ…お父様 その楽園ではずっと一緒にいられるの?

nee… otousama [papa] sono rakuen de wa donna hana ga saku no?
nee… otousama [papa] sono rakuen de wa donna tori ga utau no?
nee… otousama [papa] sono rakuen de wa karada wa mou itakunai no?
nee… otousama [papa] sono rakuen de wa zutto issho ni irareu no?
nee… otousama [papa]…

Say… Papa, in that paradise, what kind of flowers bloom?
Say… Papa, in that paradise, what kind of birds sing?
Say… Papa, in that paradise, will my body not hurt anymore?
Say… Papa, in that paradise, will we always be together?
Say… Papa…

窓を叩く夜風 弾む吐息 薄暗い部屋 楽しそうな談笑
虚ろな月明かり 白い吐息 薄汚い部屋 痩せた膝の少女

mado o tataku yokaze hazumu toiki usugurai heya tanoshisou na danshou
utsuro na tsukiakari shiroi toiki usugitanai heya yaseta hiza no shoujo

The night wind tapping on the window, panting breaths, the dim room, a friendly talk
The hollow moonlight, white breaths, the dirty room, the girl with thin knees

幾度となく繰り返される問いかけ 尽きることのない『楽園』への興味
嗚呼…少女にはもう見えていないのだ 傍らに横たわるその屍体が…

ikudo to naku kurikaesareru toikake tsukiru koto no nai “rakuen” e no kyoumi
aa… shoujo ni wa mou miete inai no da katawara ni yokotawaru shitai ga…

The questions repeated many times — an untiring interest in “paradise”
Ah… the girl could no longer see it, the body stretched out beside her…

「ねえ、お父様(パパ)」
「なんだい、エル?」
「明日はなんの日か知ってる?」
「世界で一番可愛い女の子の誕生日」
「ふふ…私、お誕生日プレゼントは絵本がいいと思うわ…」

(nee, otousama [papa]
nandai, ERU?
ashita wa nan no hi ka shitte’ru?
sekai de ichiban kawaii onna no ko no tanjoubi
watashi, o-tanjoubi PUREZENTO wa ehon ga ii to omou wa…)

(“Hey, Papa…”
“What is it, El?”
“Do you know what day it is tomorrow?”
“It’s the birthday of the cutest girl in the world.”
“I think a picture book would be a good birthday present…”)

…男の夢想は残酷な現実となり …少女の現実は幽幻な夢想となる
…男の楽園は永遠の奈落となり …少女の奈落は束の間の楽園となる

… otoko no musou wa zankoku na genjitsu to nari … shoujo no genjitsu wa yuugen na musou to naru
… otoko no rakuen wa eien no naraku to nari … shoujo no naraku wa tsukanoma no rakuen to naru

… The man’s delusion becomes a cruel reality … And the girl’s reality becomes a mysterious delusion
… The man’s paradise becomes an eternal hell … And the girl’s hell becomes a fleeting paradise

…お父様―― その楽園ではどんな恋が咲くの?
ねぇ…お父様 その楽園ではどんな愛を歌うの?
…お父様―― その楽園では心はもう痛くないの?
ねぇ…お父様 その楽園ではずっと一緒にいられるの?

… otousama [papa] — sono rakuen de wa donna koi ga saku no?
nee… otousama [papa] sono rakuen de wa donna ai ga utau no?
… otousama [papa] — sono rakuen de wa kokoro wa mou itakunai no?
nee… otousama [papa] sono rakuen de wa zutto issho ni irareru no?

… Papa — in that paradise, what kind of passion blooms?
Say… Papa, in that paradise, what kind of love sings?
… Papa — in that paradise, will my heart not hurt anymore?
Say… Papa, in that paradise, will we always be together?

ねぇ…お父様 その楽園ではどんな花が咲くの?
ねぇ…お父様 その楽園ではどんな鳥が歌うの?
ねぇ…お父様 その楽園では体はもう痛くないの?
ねぇ…お父様 その楽園ではずっと一緒にいられるの?

nee… otousama [papa] sono rakuen de wa donna hana ga saku no?
nee… otousama [papa] sono rakuen de wa donna tori ga utau no?
nee… otousama [papa] sono rakuen de wa karada wa mou itakunai no?
nee… otousama [papa] sono rakuen de wa zutto issho ni irareru no?
nee… otousama [papa]…

Say… Papa, in that paradise, what kind of flowers bloom?
Say… Papa, in that paradise, what kind of birds sing?
Say… Papa, in that paradise, will my body not hurt anymore?
Say… Papa, in that paradise, will we always be together?
Say… Papa…

 

 

Translator’s Notes:

The words in square brackets are what is sung where it differs from what is written in the lyrics booklet. Stanzas in parentheses do not appear in the lyrics booklet and have been transcribed by ear.

(Original lyrics by Revo.)

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