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夏空オーケストラ || The Summer Sky Orchestra

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natsuzora ookesutora
The Summer Sky Orchestra

Vocals: nayuta
Lyrics: nayuta
Composed by: Materia
Album: 夏空オーケストラ (The Summer Sky Orchestra) [Official site]
Event: C92

Requested by: Kaori Hanayama

Gestalt psychology deals with the mind’s tendency to ‘fill in the blanks’ and form a picture from a bunch of seemingly unconnected lines. I don’t know if nayuta is a fan of psychology, but something similar is going on here! I feel like you have to fill in the blanks when interpreting these lyrics. I gave it a shot, but like always things can change depending on how you look at it.


今年も夏がやって来た 眩しい日差しとともに
青葉輝く瞳を 夢映した幾多の空

真っ直ぐ向日葵、咲く道 風薫り 頬を撫でる
ゆらり陽炎が見えて 君の影を追いかけて

短冊には願い込め 星空の下 僕は

奏でる 真昼の蝉と
ふたりで聴いた 旋律 今
想いをつなぐよ あの夏へ連れて行く

過ぎ去った夏と君と 海香り また明日と
笑顔で手を振りながら いつか終わる一日を

入道雲 その先へ 君の手取って 僕は

奏でる 夕陽に染まる
海へと続いて 沈む夜を
ふたりで駆けた 耳澄ますと
踏み出した音が あの夏へ連れて行く

覚えてた 出会った頃を 出会った空の形を
遥か月と 花火 光り 僕らを照らし出して

伝えられずいた想い この音に乗せて 届け

奏でる 幾つもの空
何千年にも 繰り返されて
始まり終わる 物語へ
聴こえる 奏でる音は
青い空を超え ふたりへ届く
想いをつなぐよ あの夏へ連れて行く


kotoshi mo natsu ga yatte kita mabushii hizashi to tomo ni
aoba kagayaku hitomi wo yume utsushita ikuta no sora

massugu himawari, saku michi kaze kaori hoho wo naderu
yurari kagerou ga miete kimi no kage wo oikakete

tanzaku ni wa negai kome hoshizora no shita boku wa

kanaderu mahiru no semi to
tooku ni hashaida koe ga hibiku
futari de kiita senritsu ima
omoi wo tsunagu yo ano natsu e tsurete iku

sugisatta natsu to kimi to umi kaori mata ashita to
egao de te wo furi nagara itsuka owaru ichinichi wo

nyuudou-gumo sono saki e kimi no te totte boku wa

kanaderu yuuhi ni somaru
umi e to tsudzuite shizumu yoru wo
futari de kaketa mimi sumasu to
fumidashita oto ga ano natsu e tsurete iku

oboeteta deatta koro wo deatta sora no katachi wo
haruka tsuki to hanabi hikari bokura wo terashi dashite

tsutaerarezu ita omoi kono oto ni nosete todoke

kanaderu ikutsu mo no sora
nanzen’nen ni mo kurikaesarete
hajimari owaru monogatari e
kikoeru kanaderu oto wa
aoi sora wo koe futari e todoku
omoi wo tsunagu yo ano natsu e tsureteiku
uh… ah…


Summer has come once more, along with the brilliant rays of the sun.
The fresh leaves sparkle, and I gaze at the dreams reflected upon countless skies.

Sunflowers bloom tall upon the path. The cool breeze brushes against my cheeks.
I could see the heat haze shimmering. I chase after your figure…

I put my wishes on a thin strip of paper. I am beneath the starry sky. (1)

I play this tune together with the midday cicadas.
The voices of frolicking people resound in the distance.
The melody we listened to
connects me to my memories. It takes me back to that summer.

Summers long gone, you, the smell of the sea, “see you tomorrow!”…
While waving my hand and smiling, I bid farewell to a day that would eventually end.

I take your hand and guide you beyond the thunderhead.

I perform, dyed by the setting sun.
The sun sinks towards the ocean and night falls.
We raced off. When I listen carefully,
The sounds of our footsteps will take me back to that summer.

I remembered when we met, and the shape of the sky we met beneath.
The distant moon and the light of the fireworks illuminates us.

I couldn’t tell you how I felt. I’ll put those feelings into sound, hoping they’ll reach you.

I perform beneath countless skies.
Things are repeated across thousands of years
leading to a story that will begin and end.
I can hear the sounds I’m playing—
They’ll cross over the blue sky and reach the two of us.
They’ll connect me to my memories and take me back to that summer.
Uh… Ah…

Translator’s note

(1) Tanzaku can refer to a small strip of paper upon which poems such as tanka and haiku are written. However, here it likely refers to a tradition linked to the Tanabata festival. Festival-goers write their wishes on small strips of coloured paper and hang them on bamboo.


8 responses to “夏空オーケストラ || The Summer Sky Orchestra”

  1. […] 夏空オーケストラ natsuzora ookesutora The Summer Sky Orchestra Dàn nhạc của bầu trời mùa hè   Arrange: Materia Lyrics / Vocal: nayuta Circle: Album: The Summer Sky Orchestra (夏空オーケストラ) Event: C92 Release date: 2017/08/11 English translated by Releska […]


  2. Rinki Sorami Avatar

    thank you for your translation
    > 想いをつなぐよ あの夏へ連れて行く
    > connects me to my memories. I’ll take you back to that summer.
    I suppose who takes back ‘I’ to that summer is 「旋律」. It seems similar to 「踏み出した音が あの夏へ連れて行く」
    > 入道雲 その先へ 君の手取って 僕は
    > I gaze up at the thunderhead and think that you must be waving from beyond.
    Too free a translation? I translate this line to “I take your hand and take you further than that thuderhead. I …(continues to next line)”
    > Tanzaku refers to a small strip of paper upon which poems such as tanka and haiku are written.
    I think here 「短冊」 refferes to what Japanese people use in 七夕 because 「願い込め」 continues.
    Actually I have never thought I would write poems on 短冊. Google image search offers what I imagine. The result images are related to 七夕 and what are written are wishes, not poems.
    ▼ 短冊 – Google 検索

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    1. releska Avatar

      Thank you for your comment! (^_^) In the case of 君の手取って, I misread it as 君の手振って. Thanks for the cultural note regarding 短冊, too! It sounds like a nice tradition. I’d love to go to Tanabata someday…


  3. 夏空オーケストラ || | Petalite Yuu Avatar

    […] 夏空オーケストラ || Natsuzora Ookesutora The Summer Sky Orchestra Dàn giao hưởng của Bầu trời mùa hạ Album: 夏空オーケストラ (The Summer Sky Orchestra) Circle: Arrangements: Materia Lyrics: nayuta Vocal: nayuta Source: Original Event: Comiket 92 English Translation: Releska […]


  4. 西行寺 幽々子 Avatar
    西行寺 幽々子

    Releska-san, you forgot to mark the note. Third stanza, right?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. releska Avatar

      That’s right! It’s all fixed now (^_^) Thanks for letting me know


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