桜花ノ下 || Beneath the Cherry Blossoms

Album art.
Album art.

桜花ノ下
ouka no shita
Beneath the Cherry Blossoms

Vocals: EL.J
Lyrics: 宇田敬子 (Keiko Uda)
Arranged by: Tim Vegas
Album: 桜花ノ下 (Beneath the Cherry Blossoms) [Official site]
Circle: 発熱巫女~ず (Hatunetsumiko’s)
Event: Reitaisai 14 [RTS14]
Original theme: Night Sakura of Dead Spirits [死霊の夜桜]

Requested by: Petalite Yuu

Isn’t this vocalist great? I like this song the most out of all the tracks in this album.

The lyrics themselves are quite curious. I feel like it’s about a spirit flying around near some cherry trees, searching for the one she loves, but it’s pretty open-ended. I might even revise the translation later on…


Romanisation

fuwari kaze ni notte tadayou kikoeru koe ga
nani wo motome utau kisetsu wo hakobu setsugekka

hana ga saku utakata
sono egao kuchinai you ni

mai chiru hanabira wa yubi wo surinukete
kobore ochite iku
naiteru hitohira no koto no ha dake
yoi no tsuki ni terasarete
irodzuite iku kimi to towa ni

potsuri koboreta yume samayou chiisana omoi
nakushita mono kesshite torimodosenai shinkirou

kaze ga kigi wo yurasu
koko dayo to shiraseru you ni

mai chiru hanabira wa yagate haru wo shiri
kuzure ochite iku
kanashimi no shijima ni ukabu no nara
yoi no tsuki ni terasarete
nemuri no mori e kimi to towa ni

toki ga kizamu kodou
kono kokoro kimi ni sasageru

mai chiru hanabira wa yubi wo suri nukete
kobore ochite iku
sayonara no uragawa chikatta yakusoku soba ni itai kara
kanashimi no shijima ni ukabu no nara
yoi no tsuki ni terasarete
iroasete iku kimi to futari

Translation

I float, riding lightly on the breeze. I can hear voices.
They sing, seeking something. The snow, moon, and flowers carry the seasons.

Flowers bloom in transience
So that smile will not fade away.

The blossoms, dancing down, slip through my fingers
And scatter to the ground.
I cry, and say but a single word.
I am illuminated by the moon.
I change colour. I’ll be with you forever.

Dreams spilled forth, drop by drop. A meagre feeling wanders around.
I’m in an illusion, one in which I can never take back anything I lost.

The wind shakes the trees,
As if telling me “Over here!”

The blossoms, dancing down, know spring at last.
They crumble down…
If I float in the stillness of sadness,
Then I will be illuminated by the moon.
I head to the forest of sleep, together with you forever.

My heartbeats mark the time.
I will offer up my heart to you.

The blossoms, dancing down, slip through my fingers
And scatter to the ground.
I swore a vow beneath my farewell because I want to be by your side.
If I float in the stillness of sadness,
Then I will be illuminated by the moon.
I fade away. I am together with you.

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