どこかにあり得る場所で || At a Place that May Exist Somewhere

どこかにあり得る場所で
dokoka ni arieru basho de
At a Place that May Exist Somewhere

Vocals: みぃ (Mie) 
Lyrics: 黒岩サトシ (Kuroiwa Satoshi)
Arranged by: 五条下位 (Gojou Kai)
Album: 0と1の円環論理 (Circular Logic of 0 and 1)【Official Site】
Circle: SYNC.ART’S
Event: C93
Original Theme: The Taboo Membrane Wall [禁忌の膜壁]

Requested by: Cross-ZFire

Some parts of this song demonstrate the types of sentences you can create in Japanese, which is a subject-object-verb language. For example, there’s 求めるものは (motomeru mono wa). It literally means “[I] search for [???]”, and it doesn’t have to tell us what the speaker is searching for.

Since English is subject-verb-object, we have to be more creative with how we approach this. You could say “[I] search”, but that doesn’t fit the original, which emphasises the thing that the speaker is searching for. You could go with “[I] search for something”, but it’s possible that the sentence could end in a verb, and something could be happening to that thing.

The version I went with is clunky, but it allows us to fill in the second half of the sentence with whatever we want (e.g. “And as for the thing I search for… it’s chocolate.” or “And as for the thing I search for… it’s right in front of me.”)


壊された羽根を抱えて
忘れない空の下に
あり得るどこかを見つけるまで

kowasareta hane o kakaete
wasurenai sora no shita ni
arieru dokoka o mitsukeru made

I bear my broken wings
until, beneath an unforgettable sky,
I find a place that may exist somewhere.

科学の正しさはどれだけ
自由を与え
君の孤独の悩みでさえ
薄めてくれているのか
精神世界の困難は
言葉を超えて
煩わしい無駄な時間を
君にぶつける

kagaku no tadashisa wa dore dake
jiyuu o atae
kimi no kodoku no nayami de sae
usumete kurete iru no ka
seishin sekai no konnan wa
kotoba o koete
wazurawashii muda na jikan o
kimi ni butsukeru

To what extent can the correctness of science
grant us freedom?
Does it dilute even your loneliness
and your worries?
The mental world’s difficulty
can’t be described using words.
It throws troublesome, useless time
directly at you.

Do you know?  選ばれた
Can’t reach it  境界を経て
Don’t look back  方角は
One-way trip  手探りで今
誰も知らない道を踏みしめて
求めるものは

Do you know? erabareta
Can’t reach it kyoukai o hete
Don’t look back houkaku wa
One-way trip tesaguri de ima
dare mo shiranai michi o fumi shimete
motomeru mono wa

Do you know? I was chosen.
Can’t reach it. Pass through the boundary.
Don’t look back. My direction is a
one-way trip. Now, I fumble around,
Treading on a path unknown to all.
And as for the thing I search for—

渡れない河を眺めて
小石を投げ込む夢で
色の違う太陽だけが
すべてを見下ろして
流れに沿って歩いても
海は見えることなく
覚めていた
どこかにあり得る場所で

watarenai kawa o nagamete
koishi o nage komu yume de
iro no chigau taiyou dake ga
subete o mioroshite
nagare ni sotte aruitemo
umi wa mieru koto naku
samete ita
dokoka ni arieru basho de

In my dream, I stare at a stream I cannot cross
and throw pebbles into it.
Only the sun, a different colour than usual,
Looks down on everything.
Though I walked along the currents,
I woke up
without seeing the ocean
at a place that may exist somewhere.

この心の想像よりは
遠くなれない
宇宙の果てとも異なった
君の昨日の出来事
ありふれた創作の様な
残りもしない
荒唐無稽の平凡を
思い出せない

kono kokoro no souzou yori wa
tooku narenai
uchuu no hate tomo kotonatta
kimi no kinou no dekigoto
arifureta sousaku no you na
nokori mo shinai
koutou mukei no heibon o
omoidasenai

I can’t distance myself
from the imaginings of my heart.
The things that happened around you yesterday
were different to the edge of space.
I can’t remember
the absurd, commonplace thing
that vanished without a trace
like a trite work.

Can you see?  嘘じゃない
I will fly  向こうの空で
Don’t look back  限界は
One-way trip  夢が覚めても
誰も知らない方法を見つけ
目指したものは

Can’t you see? uso ja nai
I will fly mukou no sora de
Don’t look back genkai wa
One-way trip yume ga sametemo
dare mo shiranai houhou o mitsuke
mezashita mono wa

Can you see? It isn’t a lie.
I will fly in the distant sky.
Don’t look back. The limit is a
one-way trip. Though I may wake from this dream,
I will search for a method unknown to all.
And as for the thing I aimed for—

壊された羽根を抱えて
崖に立ち尽くす夢で
捨てられない両手だけが
すべてわかっていて
頭の中で消えていた
飛び立つ記憶を
追いかけていた
どこかにあり得る空へ

kowasareta hane o kakaete
gake ni tachitsukusu yume de
suterarenai ryoute dake ga
subete wakatte ite
atama no naka de kiete ita
tobitatsu kioku o
oikakete ita
dokoka ni arieru sora e

I bear my broken wings
in a dream where I stand still.
I can cast everything away except my two hands.
I understand everything.
I chased after memories
that vanished inside my head
and flew away.
I headed for a sky that may exist somewhere.

シャボン玉の様に
消える夢なら良かった
それでも今は

shabon dama no you ni
kieru yume nara yokatta
sore demo ima wa

If only my dream would disappear
like a bubble.
Instead, now—

忘れない空を眺めて
独り飛び立った夢で
色の違う太陽だけが
すべてを見下ろして
遥か遠く飛んでみても
海は見えることなく
覚めていた
どこかにあり得る場所で

wasurenai sora o nagamete
hitori tobitatta yume de
iro no chigau taiyou dake ga
subete o mioroshite
haruka tooku tonde mitemo
umi wa mieru koto naku
samete ita
dokoka ni arieru basho de

I stare at a sky I can’t forget
in a dream in which I flew away, alone.
Only the sun, a different colour than usual,
Looks down on everything.
Though I few far into the distance,
I woke up
without seeing the ocean
at a place that may exist somewhere.

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