be praying

Album art.
Album art.

be praying

Vocals: ランコ (Ranko)
Lyrics: azuki
Arranged by: kaztora
Album: パライソ (Paraiso)
Circle: 森羅万象 (Shinra-Bansho)
Event: Reitaisai 10 [RTS10]
Original theme: The Tiger-Patterned Bishamonten [虎柄の毘沙門天]

I interpreted this song as a ‘dialogue’ between a human and a god. The areas in “quotations marks” are the points where the human responds to the god. At least, that’s what I thought. There are also some complicated phrases during the verses – I tried to untangle them a bit, so bear with them…

非公式の英訳/Unofficial translation

By not giving up, without being ashamed,
you’ll surely be able to find your happiness.

There must be something that everyone’s forgetting –
Whilst looking forwards, you hold a backwards opinion.
Doesn’t that mean you’re only living in the present?
You’re searching for your destination.

By the time you noticed it, you were alone, always.
Isn’t it good to just walk without worrying about what’s around you?

Look! Even if you don’t sense just the things you can see,
The things you can’t see have a sentimental argument – they want to be sensed…
Without doing things over, advance in your current state,
because you’ve definitely dropped your happiness somewhere.

Isn’t it boring just moping around like that?
Try moving forwards with your head held high once in a while.

You won’t lose anything as long as you look over it.
Looking at your feet and walking is a bit pessimistic, don’t you think?

Though, even if you don’t understand whilst not being understood,
the things you did understand were a reconciling forecast.
Without doing things over, advance in your usual way,
because I’ve definitely dropped your happiness somewhere.

“But, you know, I want to be
just a bit pessimistic.”
Those things that you’ve lost – you can
surely, surely, surely, surely
meet them again, so…

Even if it’s just for one time, don’t give up.
With your mind and soul, I want you to believe, I want you to believe…
“It hurts,” you say, and you feel like you can’t go on.
I can feel that life exists everywhere.
Today, too, I shall restart myself…

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