夢の如く出現した私 || I, Who Appeared like a Dream

夢の如く出現した私
yume no gotoku shutsugen shita watashi
I, Who Appeared like a Dream

Vocals: 提娘 (Ti Niang)
Lyrics: 幻想旅人 (Gensou Tabibito)
Arranged by: hanachan
Album: Suture:
Circle: Akanebane (赤音羽)
Event: C91
Original Theme: A Maiden’s Illusionary Funeral ~ Necro-Fantasy [少女幻葬 ~ Necro-Fantasy]

Requested by: mr.deagle

This track continues the tradition of lyricists writing one thing, and then having the vocalist sing something else. This time, I put the written words in brackets. Let me know if that works for you – though upgrades to WordPress have made some things easier, it’s made other things (like strikethroughs and footnotes) a bit harder to do than before…


少女は夢(まぼろし)から覚め行く
海に浮かぶ町(ラビリンス)なのか
ゆめうつつに
溺れて境目(はざま)へ
儚げな少女(うつしみ )はどこへゆく 
ドクンドクンドクん
かほそい首 絞められ
抗えず 静かに震える
危ない香りはっす人形

shoujo wa maboroshi kara same yuku
umi ni ukabu rabirinsu nanoka
yume utsutsu ni
oborete hazama e
hakanage na utsushimi wa doko e yuku
dokun dokun dokun
kahosoi kubi shimerare
aragaezu shizuka ni furueru
abunai kaori hassu ningyou

The maiden wakes from her illusion (dream).
Is this a labyrinth (town) floating in the sea?
She is half awake and half asleep,
Sinking toward the threshold (boundary).
Where does her transient body (the maiden) head to?
Thump. Thump. Thump.
Her thin neck is constricted.
She trembles silently, without resisting.
The doll emits a dangerous scent.

Curtsyのあとは
艶っぽさまるだしのロンド
Baisemainのちょくぜん
酔いしれた空をも拒まずに
よりリアルな幻想(ゆめ)にて
もういちどあなたをだきしめたい

Curtsy no ato wa
tsuyappo samaru dashi no rondo
Baisemain no chokuzen
yoishireta sora o mo kobamazu ni
yori riaru na yume ni te
mou ichido anata o dakishimetai

After curtsying,
A rondo, with romance undisguised, begins.
Right before the baisemain,
I do not even refuse the sky I was entranced with.
In this dream (illusion), which is even more real,
I want to embrace you once more.

えなくても
すべてはリハーサル
うつつと踊ったことあるもの
世にいない
我らはいづこの酔い人の夢にあろうか

enakutemo
subete wa rihaasaru
utsutsu to odotta koto aru mono
yo ni inai
warera wa izuko no yoi hito no yume ni arou ka

Even if I don’t get it,
Everything is a rehearsal.
There’s nobody in this world who has danced
with reality.
Perhaps we are in the dream of someone who is drunk somewhere.

ひとり仰ぎ
少女は終わる世界を見つめ
誇り抱き
少女は大空におもいよせ
愛を叫ぶ誰かを
少女は待つ
それはより遠き夢

hitori aogi
shoujo wa owaru sekai o mitsume
hokori idaki
shoujo wa oozora ni omoi yose
ai o sakebu dareka o
shoujo wa matsu
sore wa yori tooki yume

Gazing up, alone,
The maiden looks upon a world as it ends.
Bearing pride,
She considers the heavens.
She waits for someone
who will shout out their love.
They are a yet distant dream.

少女幻葬
夢は夢のままで終わるのも常世の定め
幻想終結
所詮神が仕込んだデウスエクスマキーナ

shoujo gensou
yume wa yume no mama de owaru no mo tokoyo no sadame
gensou shuuketsu
shosen kami ga shikonda deusu ekusu makiina

A maiden’s illusory funeral.
It is an eternal law that dreams should end while still dreams.
The end of illusions.
This is, after all, deus ex machina set up by God.

妖怪(けんじゃ)は半生のゆめをみる
人知れぬ世界(きょうかい)をみつづけ
また会うなら
次の夢(げんそう)で
再び夢見た幻を抱き

kenja wa hansei no yume o miru
hito shirenu kyoukai o mitsudzuke
mata au nara
tsugi no gensou de
futatabi mita gensou o daki

The sage (youkai) dreamed of half a life
as they continued to watch the secret barrier (world).
If we will meet again,
It will be in the next illusion (dream)
I will embrace the illusion I dreamed of once more.

そして知る
己もまた夢(カラクリ)のひと歯車であると
めざめても
もう永久の迷夢から逃げられない

soshite shiru
onore mo mata karakuri no hito haguruma de aru to
mezametemo
mou eikyuu no meimu kara nigerarenai

Thus, I know
that I, too, am a single cog in this contraption (dream).
Though I may wake,
I can no longer escape from this eternal illusion.

泡影
狂想
落ち果て
忘却

houei
kyousou
ochihate
boukyaku

Transient things.
Mania.
Death.
Oblivion.

なきくずれ
哀れな少女(うつしみ)の涙は八重垣を穿つ
ゆめうつつ
抱き寄せながらつぎの夢(カタコンベ)にひたって

naki kuzure
aware na utsushimi no namida wa yaegaki o ugatsu
yume utsutsu
dakiyose nagara tsugi no katakonbe ni hitatte

She breaks down and cries.
The tears of her pitiful living body (the pitiful maiden) pierce through fences within fences.
Half awake, half asleep.
While holding you close, I steep myself in the next catacombe (dream).

3 thoughts on “夢の如く出現した私 || I, Who Appeared like a Dream

  1. mr.deagle January 11, 2019 / 4:16 am

    Thank you so much! I can convert this to footnote format when I have time to put it on the English wiki. My WordPress 5 install’s editor seems okay…hopefully whatever you have is just a short learning curve!

    I have a few questions:

    – Should 再び夢見た幻を抱き be romanized as “futatabi yume mita maboroshi o daki” instead of “futatabi mita gensou o daki”? (Timestamped at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egBKj8piALI#t=4m6s)
    – Sometimes, where there are differences in the booklet and vocals, the English translations put the vocalist’s version in parentheses, but other times it is the booklet’s version in parentheses. Was this inconsistency planned? For example, 夢(まぼろし) is translated to “dream (illusion)”, whereas 世界(きょうかい)is translated to “barrier (world)”.
    – Why do ドクンドクンドクん and カタコンベ have hiragana only at the end?

    This circle’s lyrics seem particularly difficult to translate, since I’ve had other translators and native Japanese tell me that they appear to be going for a “traditional” style but not doing so great at it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • releska January 12, 2019 / 3:46 pm

      Thanks for being on the lookout! I corrected the romanisation error. I also looked through the translation once more and standardised all of the brackets. Now, the booklet versions are all in parentheses. If I was to translate this again, I probably would put the spoken words in brackets, just to make it easier on myself! (The vocalist versions are in parentheses in the Japanese lyrics).

      I can’t think of a good explanation for why those two words have hiragana at the end, unfortunately 😦 They were like that in the lyrics source I used for this – perhaps it was just a typo?

      At the moment, the issue I’m having with WordPress is that the editor only shows bold, italics, and underlines, whereas before it showed strikethrough as well. I also can only colour text based on ‘blocks’, which means links to translator notes will be the same colour as the rest of the text, making it stand out less. Neither are site-breaking changes, and I expect to regain at least some of those functions as the new editor is upgraded…!

      Liked by 1 person

      • mr.deagle January 12, 2019 / 5:21 pm

        Gotcha. Thanks so much again! ^^

        Liked by 1 person

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