神楽0 || Kagura 0

Album art.
Album art.

神楽0
Kagura 0

Vocals: IZNA, ランコ (Ranko)
Lyrics: shuriken
Arranged by: NSY
Album: 絶倫パトロール (Peerless Patrolwoman) [Official site]
Circle: 東方事変 (Touhou Jihen)
Event: C89
Original theme: Unforgettable, the Nostalgic Greenery [忘れがたき、よすがの緑]

Requested by: Quwanti

Ugh… This album is so good.

Anyway, the title is ‘Kagura 0,’ written in the lyrics as ‘Kagura O,’ but it’s pronounced ‘Kagura Oh’ [as in “Kagura oh my gosh, I can’t believe IZNA is doing a duet with Ranko.”] The lyrics are by shuriken, so they’re profound. The song seems linked to war, though?

Also, ‘Kagura’ is a type of theatrical dance, apparently older than Noh.


歌詞

music まるで君は幼い神楽O

水中深くには残ってるはずだと
浄化という能

今日零時 寝息止め 悪魔たちが可愛いわ
たけくらべに興じて 月並木を隠して
ため息 冷気のせい 細く伸びて 悲しいわ
戦はダメだ また なおせなくなってしまう

music 別れ際灯ってる 神楽O
music ありがとうは戻らない 白夜香
今度はずっと

流星群へ夢風船 本当は嘘
終演 終演 もう おあいこ泣き声
王政暴政 なんて不敵なのかしら
名乗らない怪獣模型

亡霊になるなんて 御免被りますわ
罠ならかかりゃいいじゃん もしも明日に行けたら
私は花を愛で 晴れた空と陽を愛で
未来をつくる実は 絶望のすみになる

music 奴が来たと宣う神楽O
ああもう嫌だ君が処方箋なのかも
そうだと言うの?

総号令下 銃声銃声
涙声 徒然と慰め遠のいて
終戦年のランドスケープ みんな忘れた?
ボロボロの世界時計

Romanisation

music maru de kimi wa osanai kagura O

suichuu fukaku ni wa nokotteru hazu da to
jouka to iu nou

kyou reiji neiki-dome akuma-tachi ga kawaii wa
takekurabe ni kyoujite tsuki namiki wo kakushite
tameiki reiki no sei hosoku nobite kanashii wa
ikusa wa dame da mata naosenaku natte shimau

music wakaregiwa tomotteru kagura O
music arigatou wa modoranai byakuya kou
kondo wa zutto

ryuuseigun e yume fuusen hontou wa uso
shuuen shuuen mou o-aiko nakigoe
ousei bousei nante futeki na no kashira
nanoranai kaijuu mokei

bourei ni naru nante gomenkoumurimasu wa
wana nara kakarya ii jan moshi mo asu ni iketara
watashi wa hana wo mede hareta sora to hi wo mede
mirai wo tsukuru mi wa zetsubou no sumi ni naru

music yatsu ga kita to notamau kagura O
aa mou iya da kimi ga shohousen na no kamo
sou da to iu no?

sougoureika juusei juusei
namidagoe tsuredzure to nagusame toonoite
shuusen nen no randosukeepu minna wasureta?
boroboro no sekai-dokei

Translation

Music. It’s as if you’re a childish Kagura O.

The art of purification must linger
Deep underwater.

I stopped breathing at midnight today. The demons are cute.
Making merry with comparing themselves, they hide in the moonlit trees.
My sighs are cold, thinly stretching out… how sad!
War is wrong. Things will become unfixable once more.

Music. Lit at the parting is a Kagura O.
Music. Thanks will not return amidst the smell of the white night.
Forever, this time…

The false balloon of dreams aims for the meteor swarm.
The performance ends. The patrons have already started weeping.
Monarchy, tyranny – I wonder if the nameless monster model
Is somewhat bold…

I refuse to become a ghost or any such thing!
If this is a trap, then some risk is good. If tomorrow will go well…
I enjoy the beauty of the flowers. I enjoy the beauty of the clear sky and the sun.
The fruit that forms the future will become a corner of despair.

Music. Announcing that they have come is a Kagura O.
Aah, I cannot stand it! I wonder if you’re the solution…
Would you say that’s so?

Under orders, the gunshots resound.
Tearful voices. Tedium and consolation grow distant.
I wonder if everyone has forgotten the post-war landscape…
The world’s clock is worn-out.

3 comments

  1. You made a few mistakes in the romaji part:
    “watashi wa hana wo mede hareta sora to taiyou no mede”
    should be “watashi wa hana wo mede hareta sora to HI WO mede

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