隠然 || Hidden

Album art.
Album art.

隠然
inzen
Hidden

Vocals: ランコ (Ranko)
Lyrics: コンプ (Comp)
Arranged by: コンプ (Comp)
Album: あやかし横丁 (Youkai Back Alley) [Official site]
Circle: 豚乙女 (BUTAOTOME)
Event: C93
Original theme: The Concealed Four Seasons [秘匿されたフォーシーズンズ]

For me, BUTAOTOME ended 2017 with a bang. I like this album because each track fits as part of a greater whole. Even the rearrangements seem to add something new that we didn’t hear in the original. This song is quite playful, looking at what we can see and what’s hidden away beneath the surface…


歌詞

見つめたその先 見えないその先
何があるか分からない
伸ばした指先何かに触れても
その何かが分からない

知らないこと知りたくっても時にそれは罠に変わる
でも知りたくなるのが性 罰を受けたとしても

春に咲く花は散り墜ちて やがて土に還るのさ
命を繋ぎ 季節を繋ぎ 隠したいもの隠すの

鏡を見つめて知ったつもりでも
鏡の裏は見えない
貴女の背中に答えがあっても
向き合ってちゃ分からない

暗闇でも道しるべの夜に浮かぶ七つの星
明るい時見えないけど いつも其処にあるから

夏に浮かぶ雲大きくて暑さを少し癒すの
灼熱の中 救いの影が隠したいもの隠すの

秋に枯れた葉は木枯らしに吹かれ冬を連れて来て
冷たい空が雪を降らせて隠したいもの隠すの

Romanisation

mitsumeta sono saki mienai sono saki
nani ga aru ka wakaranai
nobashita yubisaki nanika ni furetemo
sono nanika ga wakaranai

shiranai koto shiritaku ttemo toki ni sore wa wana ni kawaru
demo shiritaku naru no ga saga batsu wo uketa toshitemo

haru ni saku hana wa chiri ochite yagate tsuchi ni kaeru no sa
inochi wo tsunagi kisetsu wo tsunagi kakushitai mono kakusu no

kagami wo mitsumete shitta tsumori demo
kagami no ura wa mienai
anata no senaka ni kotae ga attemo
mukiatte cha wakaranai

kurayami demo michishirube no yoru ni ukabu nanatsu no hoshi
akarui toki mienai kedo itsumo soko ni aru kara

natsu ni ukabu kumo ookikute atsusa wo sukoshi iyasu no
shakunetsu no naka sukui no kage ga kakushitai mono kakusu no

aki ni kareta ha wa kokarashi ni fukare fuyu wo tsurete kite
tsumetai sora ga yuki wo furasete kakushitai mono kakusu no

Translation

Beyond where I look, beyond where I can’t see,
I don’t know if anything exists.
Even if my outstretched fingers touch something
I won’t know what it is.

I want to know about what I don’t know, but sometimes that stuff becomes a trap.
Still, it’s in my nature to want to know, even if I’m punished for it.

Flowers blooming in spring scatter and will eventually return to the soil.
Tying lives, tying seasons together, I’ll conceal what I want to conceal.

Even if I look in the mirror and believe I know,
I can’t see behind the mirror.
Even if answers are there on your back,
I can’t tell while we’re facing each other.

It may be dark, but the Big Dipper floats in the night sky as a signpost.
You can’t see it when it’s light out, but it’s always there!

Big clouds float in the summer, lessening the heat a bit.
In the scorching heat, shadows of salvation conceal what I want to conceal.

Leaves withered in autumn are blown by a chilly wind, bringing winter.
The cold sky sends down snow, concealing what I want to conceal.

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