ヒトノタメ || For the Sake of Humans

Album art.
Album art.

ヒトノタメ
hito no tame
For the Sake of Humans

Vocals: ランコ (Ranko)
Arranged by: コンプ (Comp)
Album: ポップ (Pop)
Circle: 豚乙女 (BUTAOTOME)
Event: Reitaisai 11 [RTS11]
Original theme: A Soul as Red as a Ground Cherry [ほおずきみたいに紅い魂]

A fundamentally straightfoward song about a fundamentally straightforward subject. That makes three tracks from this album that deal with youkai eating humans… I kind of feel bad when I translate them.


歌詞

好きとか嫌いとかじゃない
決まりだから食べるだけ
自然の摂理に 意味をつける

神さまへの懺悔は終わった?
足掻いたってまるで無駄なこと

その手ちぎれば 潰されてく祈り
絶望が膨れるほど旨くなる

弱さをたてに生きてる
哀れな旅人たちを
あるべきところへ 還したげる

その人生 生きて死ぬよりも
次の人生 生きてみたらどう?

いくら不味くて吐きそうになっても
食べられぬ人類などいやしない

生きた深さがそのまま味になる
わたしなり「ヒトノタメ」に喰らう
いくら不味くて吐きそうになっても
次の時美味しくなっていればいい

Romanisation

suki toka kirai toka janai
kimari dakara taberu dake
shizen no setsuri ni imi wo tsukeru

kamisama he no zange wa owatta?
agai tatte marude muda na koto

sono te chigireba tsubusareteku inori
zetsubou ga fukureru hodo umaku naru

yowasa wo tate ni ikiteru
aware na tabibitotachi wo
aru beki tokoro he kaeshitageru

sono jinsei ikite shinu yori mo
tsugi no jinsei ikite mitara dou?

ikura mazukute haki sou ni natte mo
taberarenu jinrui nado iyashi nai

ikita fukasa ga sono mama aji ni naru
watashi nari 「hito no tame」 ni kurau
ikura mazukute hakisou ni natte mo
tsugi no toki oishiku natte ireba ii

Translation

It’s not that I like it, or hate it –
I eat because it’s the rules. That’s all.
You’re attaching a meaning to natural providence.

Are you done with your repentance towards God?
Pawing at the ground like that is entirely useless…

If I were to tear those hands of yours off, I’d thwart those prayers of yours.
You’d become so tasty, I could swell up with hopelessness!

Humans live using their weakness as a shield.
I send those pathetic travelers
Back to the place they ought to be in.

Rather than living and dying in this life,
What do you think about trying to live in the next life instead?

Even if they taste really bad, and I feel like I’m going to vomit,
There isn’t a type of human I can’t eat.

The depth of a human’s life, by itself, becomes their flavour.
I eat, in my own special way, “for the sake of humans.”
Even if they taste really bad, and I feel like I’m going to vomit,
If they taste better next time, I’m okay with it.

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