Album art.

空に近い場所 || Somewhere Near the Sky

Album art.

sora ni chikai basho
Somewhere Near the Sky

Vocals: めらみぽっぷ (Meramipop)
Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Arranged by: RD-Sounds
Album: 夢 (Utsutsu) [Official site]
Circle: 凋叶棕 (Diao ye zong)
Event: C90
Original theme: Japanese Saga [ジャパニーズサーガ]

Requested by: Petalite Yuu

The bit at the start sounds like one of those heart rate monitors they use at hospitals. Make of that what you will…

I know this song is technically about Akyuu (or another random person, depending on how you interpret it), but putting that aside, I think RD will have a field day once Kosuzu gets her own theme. I’m calling it right now – a future Diao ye zong album will be called 鈴

Unofficial translation/非公式の英訳

“I’m… I’m sorry things turned out this way.”
Your eyes were choked with tears
And I could tell you were trembling from your hands.

Our hands touched, and something passed between us.
I thrust everything upon you,
But still, there are some things I can’t tell you…

That’s enough—
I keep quiet, without saying whether it’s good or bad,
And I feel only your warmth.
Let’s go higher, higher, higher, higher…

We, who cannot fly,
Have no means of understanding the sky.

Even so,
You continue to want me, just like that.

If we stay like this,
Then you could say we can fly…

Which parts of ourselves are we grinding together?
The small bubbles falling from your mouth
Are the spray of your consciousness.

How can I make you return my gaze?
Though I know everything is worthless,
I hope to at least pierce you a little with my sweet thorns…

In the end,
It’s meaningless. It won’t last forever.
It’s just an illusion inside us.
We head deeper, deeper, deeper, deeper…

I can’t fly.
Alone, I wander about somewhere in the night.

Even so,
Why do I hug this body of mine so?

I am at a loss
Whilst in the boundary between dreams and reality.

My inner desires.
I don’t know what I really want.
But if I can hope… then I hope that we can meet again like always next time.

I can’t fly.
But if I’m with you, there’s nowhere we can’t reach!

I seek to refuse you with just a glance.

Even so,
Somewhere deep in my heart, I want to accept you

Because I want to fly.
Perhaps having such thoughts is what makes us similar.

If we stay as we are now,
Then we’ll surely be able to draw a bit closer to the sky…






One response to “空に近い場所 || Somewhere Near the Sky”

  1. 空に近い場所 || 凋叶棕 | Petalite Yuu Avatar

    […] 空に近い場所 || Sora ni Chikai Basho Somewhere Near the Sky Đâu đó gần với Trời xanh Album: 夢 -utsutsu- Circle: 凋叶棕 (Diao ye zong) Arrangement: RD-Sounds Lyrics: RD-Sounds Vocal: めらみぽっぷ (Meramipop) Original title: ジャパニーズサーガ (Japanese Saga) Source: 東方求聞史紀 ~ Perfect Memento in Strict Sense (Touhou Gumon Shiki ~ Perfect Memento in Strict Sense) Event: Comiket 90 English Translation: Releska […]


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