スターライト || STAR LIGHT

スターライト
sutaaraito
STAR LIGHT

Vocals: Hatsune Miku (初音ミク), GUMI
Lyrics: masa (まさ)
Composed by: masa (まさ)
Circle: -MASA Works DESIGN-
PV Release Date: June 2, 2019

Requested by: shishikusas
Watch the official video here!

You’d think that this track would be really easy to translate because it’s so short, but it was actually deceptively difficult. Like always, the way you fill in the gaps and string the lines together is what creates meaning in the text, and nobody will interpret it the same way.

Take, for example, the first stanza. There’s nothing there that /says/ that the shadow is the happiness the speaker saw, but I see it as Masa introducing an idea (happiness) in the first two lines, which is then developed upon. Going one step further, I think the speaker’s lover is their happiness – they exist as both shadow and light, illuminating the speaker’s bare skin. They, in effect, are the ‘STAR LIGHT’.


ベッドの中に
幸せを見た
暗い部屋の中
月明かりの影  

beddo no naka ni
shiawase o mita
kurai heya no naka
tsukiakari no kage

In my bed
I witnessed happiness.
It was the moonlight’s shadow

In my dark room…

深い瞳              
甘い冬の日
あなたの鼓動が響いた
In the STAR LIGHT

fukai hitomi
amai fuyu no hi
anata no kodou ga hibiita
In the STAR LIGHT

Your eyes were deep
during that sweet winter day.
Your heartbeats echoed
in the STAR LIGHT.

ベッドの中に
幸せを見た
窓際に座り
素肌を照らした

beddo no naka ni
shiawase o mita
madogiwa ni suwari
suhada o terashita

In my bed
I witnessed happiness.
Sitting at my window,
It illuminated my bare skin.

乱れた髪と
涙の痕
星の声が
響く真夜中

midareta kami to
namida no ato
hoshi no koe ga
hibiku mayonaka

With hair all messed up
and bearing traces of tears,
The voices of the stars echoed
in the dead of night.

深い瞳              
甘い冬の日
あなたの鼓動が響いた
In the STAR LIGHT

fukai hitomi
amai fuyu no hi
anata no kodou ga hibiita
In the STAR LIGHT

Your eyes were deep
during that sweet winter day.
Your heartbeats echoed
in the STAR LIGHT.

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