Vocals: めらみぽっぷ (Meramipop)
Arranged by: RD-Sounds
Album: 音 (Omoi) [Official site]
Circle: 凋叶棕 (Diao ye zong)
Original themes: Dichromatic Lotus Butterfly ~ Red and White [二色蓮花蝶 ～ Red and White]
Eastern Mystical Love Consultation [東方妖恋談]
Requested by: Petalite Yuu
Update [Sept. 7, 2017]: Minor adjustments made
I don’t really want to spoil too much up here, so I’ll place my own personal interpretation of this song in the comments. I’d love to hear your thoughts, too!
What should I think?
I feel a clear sensation remaining in my arms.
I look at that thing, fragilely crumbling away.
Did I see something inside myself alongside it?
If only I could remain as a simple young girl…
But once those wings have emerged, they’re almost like a curse.
My body grows lighter.
It’s as if I’m forgetting
About something important…
…Surely, I am ignorant of all but this way of life
If so, I hope I will not grow to loathe ‘this.’
…I’ll never beg for forgiveness, so I’ll never forgive anyone. Ah…
I’ll just stay strong and dignified.
I wonder what you’re thinking,
Though your eyes say “why me?”
Whom you look at
Asks the same question.
I never wished for or wanted for anything…
So does this mean something has been stolen from me? I don’t know that either, do I?
“Never beg for forgiveness”
“So never forgive anyone.”
“Just be strong, so strong”
“For as long as you bear this name.”
The self that I wish for is not me, for I am right here.
But is this all I am? Who am I…?
I’ll forget all about
Those answerless questions.
After all, nobody else has the answer.
…So, I’ll be ignorant of all but this way of life
So I will not grow to loathe ‘this.’
Somewhere deep inside my heart
I cast something aside once more.
My heart grows lighter as I cast everything away…
…And thus, I will fly through the sky without being tied down by anything else!
Even if, say, I forget about what my tears mean.
…I’ll just be strong, so strong, as long as I bear this name. Ah…
Yes, I’ll just stay strong and dignified