こい人しれず || Unknown to My Lover

TOS016_8P-P8-P1こい人しれず
koibito shirezu
Unknown to My Lover

Vocals: たま (Tama)
Lyrics: 笥箪 (Sutan)
Arranged by: Coro
Album: Re:Raise
Circle: TAMAONSEN (魂音泉)
Event: Reitaisai 10 [RTS10]
Original Theme: Youkai Domination ~ Who done it!! [妖々跋扈 ~ Who done it!]

Requested by: Jousuke

The title is another one that’s tricky to interpret. You can look at it as こい(は)人しれず, ‘Love is Secretive’, or you can look at it as こい人 しれず, ‘Unknown to My Lover’ (similar to 人しれず). The lack of kanji makes it all the more difficult, so it’s probably intentional.


三つ折りにした手紙
ふすま越し 背な合わせ
もう逢えぬやも知れぬ
せめて一目

mitsuori ni shita tegami
fusuma-goshi sena awase
mou aenu yamo shirenu
semete hitome

I folded my letter in three.
We sit back to back against the sliding screen.
We may never meet again
but if I could just have a single glance…

衣擦れの音 かすかな吐息 気怠さまじり
青い火の燃ゆるは過去の昔

kinuzure no oto kasuka na toiki kedarusa majiri
aoi hi no moyuru wa kako no mukashi

The sounds of rustling clothes and faint breaths mix with listlessness.
Blue flames flared in the distant past.

紅鮭の解した身のごとく朝はしごく軽やか
灯籠の佇まいのごとく
夜は密やかに

benizake no hagushita mi no gotoku asa wa shigoku karuyaka
tourou no tatazumai no gotoku
yoru wa hisoyaka ni

The morning is light. It resembles a red salmon, broken apart.
Like a hanging lantern,
The night is secretive…

逆さまの影と狐火の往く
賢しらの猿は金切り声
びりりびりりと破られる音に
手遅れの気配が胸をしめる

sakasama no kage to kitsunebi no yuku
sakashira no mashira wa kanakiri-goe
biriri biriri to yaburareru oto ni
teokure no kehai ga mune o shimeru

Inverted shadows and will-o-wisps come and go.
The insolent monkey lets out a shriek.
A buzzing noise shatters the peace.
I feel that it’s too late. It tightens my heart.

控え目に抱き寄せた腕 一抓り 白い指
今更よ 莫迦ね

hikaeme ni dakiyoseta ude hitotsu-neri shiroi yubi
imasara yo baka ne

You gently held me close. Your white fingers pinched me.
After all this time! What an idiot…

薄い微笑みに隠れた意味を
見落としていた訳ではないけど

usui hohoemi ni kakureta imi o
miotoshite ita wake dewa nai kedo

There’s no way that I overlooked
the meaning hidden in your faint smile.

三つ叉の道の先うなる煙の都
もう何もが違えば
此処は何処

mitsumata no michi no saki unaru kemuri no miyako
mou nani mo ga chigaeba
koko wa izuko

A smoky metropolis hums beyond the three-pronged road.
If everything is different now
then where am I?

人波は早過ぎて横目に嘲りまじり
可哀そうに
あの御方 化かされたね

hitnami wa hayasugite yokome ni azakeri majiri
kawaisou ni
ano oata bakasareta ne

The crowds of people are too quick. They scorn with sidelong glances.
They pity me.
I guess that person has been enchanted.

朝焼けの眩しさは いつでも あくびののち忘れて
夕焼けの怪しさは いつまでも
こびり付いたまま

asayake no mabushisa wa itsu demo akubi no nochi wasurete
yuuyake no ayashisa wa itsu made mo
kobori tsuita mama

I always forget the radiance of the morning glow in a yawn,
But the mystery of sunset
is eternal.

路地裏の陰を黒猫が行く
傘売りの翁はささやき声
ひらりひらりと舞う紙吹雪に
遅過ぎる涙が頬を伝う

rojiura no kage o kuroneko ga yuku
kasauri no okina wa sasayaki-goe
hirari hirari to mau kamifubuki ni
ososugiru namida ga hoho o tsutau

A black cat walks in the shadows of the back alley.
The old umbrella-seller whispers.
In the lightly dancing confetti,
Tears fall down my cheeks. They came too late…

知らぬ間に差し出した指
一掴み 知らぬ腕
あら 何方かしら

shiranu ma ni sashidashita yubi
hitotsukami shiranu ude
ara donata kashira

I pointed a finger while I still didn’t know.
A handful. Unfamiliar arms.
Oh, who might it be?

薄い微笑みの意味など既に
有耶無耶のままに霞んで消えた

usui hohoemi no imi nado sude ni
uyamuya no mama ni kasunde kieta

The meaning of your faint smile
had already faded away, remaining unclear.

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