青へ向かう || Heading Towards the Blue

青へ向かう
ao e mukau
Heading Towards the Blue

Vocals: GUMI
Lyrics: Shannon
Composed by: Shannon
Upload Date: April 26, 2019

Requested by: nightspawn
Watch the official video here!

Watch the version by Miyashita Yuu (宮下遊) here!


廃材と寧日
場末を彷徨っていた
君を拾ったんだ
曇天の向こうには
果てしない青があると
おとぎ話めいたのさ

haizai to neijitsu
basue o samayotte ita
kimi o hirotta nda
donten no mukou ni wa
hate shinai ao ga aru to
otogibanashi meita no sa

Scrap wood and a peaceful day.
I was roaming around the outskirts of town
and I found you.
I told you that endless blue
lies beyond the cloudy sky
as if it was a fairy tale.

君の手を引いて廃都市を歩いた
「次は何が見たい?」
青む空も知らないままの
君を連れてどこへ行こう

kimi no te o hiite haitoshi o aruita
“tsugi wa nani ga mitai?”
aomu sora mo shiranai mama no
kimi o tsurete doko e ikou

I took your hand and we walked around the city ruins.
“What do you want to see next?”
The blue sky is still unknown to you.
I lead you on. Where shall we go?

通り過ぎてゆけ最愛の歌よ
ゆくべき先を訪ねるように
この世界に花を手向けるように
逢魔の一刻を亡き者たちと踊ろうか

toori sugite yuke saiai no uta yo
yuku beki saki o tazuneru you ni
kono sekai ni hana o temukeru you ni
ouma no hitotoki o nakimono-tachi to odorou ka

Pass on by, o beloved song,
So you may reach the place you must go.
So we may offer flowers to this world,
Shall we dance with the dead for a moment during the witching hour?

やがて来たるべき別れの日のために

yagate kitaru beki wakare no hi no tame ni

This is all done for the day when we will part, which must come eventually.

終末と夕日
君は大きくなった
曇天の向こう側
果てしない青が見たいと
君は歩き出したのさ

shuumatsu to sekijitsu
kimi wa ookiku natta
donten no mukou-gawa
hate shinai ao ga mitai to
kimi wa aruki dashita no sa

The end and the evening sun.
You had grown so big.
You said you wanted to see the endless blue
that lies beyond the cloudy sky
and you walked off.

「廃都市を東へ
平原の更なる奥地へゆけ
が鳴る冬季雷に跨って
あの積乱雲を目指せ」

“haitoshi o higashi e
heigen no sara naru okuchi e yuke
ganaru toukirai ni matagatte
ano sekiran’un o mezase”

“Head east from the city ruins
and head even further to the back of the plains.
Ride the howling winter lightning
and aim for the dark, tall clouds.”

通り過ぎてゆけ最愛の歌よ
ゆくべき先を訪ねるように
この世界に旗を立てるように
逢魔の一刻を亡き者たちと共にゆけ

toori sugite yuke saiai no uta yo
yuku beki saki o tazuneru you ni
kono sekai ni hata o tateru you ni
ouma no hitotoki o nakimono-tachi to tomi ni yuke

Pass on by, o beloved song,
So you may reach the place you must go.
So you may raise a flag in this world,
Go with the dead during the witching hour!

やがて来たるべき別れを愛していよう

yagate kitaru beki wakare o aishite iyou

I will love this parting, which must come eventually.

君を愛していた証は
この世界に君がいないことさ
溢れる歌声よ過ぎてゆけ
あの見送った日々を洗い流せ
君を愛していた証と
愛し切れなかった痕跡は
やがて来たるべき贖いの日を待っていた
「そろそろ僕の番だ」

kimi o aishite ita akashi wa
kono sekai ni kimi ga inai koto sa
afureru utagoe yo sugite yuke
ano miokutta hibi o arai nagase
kimi o aishite ita akashi to
aishi kirenakatta konseki wa
yagate kitaru beki aganai no hi o matte ita
“soro soro boku no ban da”

The fact that you’re not here in this world
is proof that I loved you.
Pass on by, o overflowing singing,
And wash away the days I let pass.
The proof that I loved you
and the signs that I didn’t love you enough
were waiting for the day of atonement, which must come eventually.
“It’ll be my turn soon.”

通り過ぎてゆけ

toori sugite yuke

Pass on by!

通り過ぎてゆこう最愛の街を
ゆくべき先を訪ねるように
この世界の果てを見にゆこう
十一の餞別を手にもう一度旅に出よう

toori sugite yukou saiai no machi o
yuku beki saki o tazuneru you ni
kono sekai no hate o mi ni yukou
juuichi no senbetsu o te ni mou ichido tabi ni deyou

Let’s pass on by down these beloved streets
so we may call upon where we must go.
Let’s go to see the edge of this world.
With 11 parting gifts in hand, let’s go on a journey once more.

やがて来たるべき孤独の青へ向かう

yagate kitaru beki kodoku no ao e mukau

I will head towards the isolated blue, which must arrive eventually.

5 thoughts on “青へ向かう || Heading Towards the Blue

  1. Innomi October 11, 2019 / 12:33 am

    Hello~~ Thanks for the translation!
    Now that I’m reading it, the line “With 11 parting gifts in hand, let’s go on a journey once more” seems to refer to the number of songs in the album for which this song was originally written for (Ao ni Aruku, by Miyashita Yuu)

    Here’s a link to Miyashita Yuu’s version, in case you want to add it! https://youtu.be/haIrbmr82eM

    Liked by 1 person

    • Releska October 11, 2019 / 6:31 pm

      Thanks for that! I added the Miyashita Yuu version to the list of links. I was curious about the 11 parting gifts, and wasn’t quite sure whether to say ’11th parting gift’ instead. In my research, I found an image linked to the phrase:
      https://www.pixiv.net/en/artworks/72931117
      This seems to strengthen your point.

      Like

      • Innomi October 11, 2019 / 8:06 pm

        Ohh that’s a cute fanart!

        Like

  2. Rinki Sorami October 11, 2019 / 1:03 pm

    Hello, thank you for your translation.
    —-
    > 曇天の向こうには
    > 果てしない青があると
    > おとぎ話めいたのさ
    > They say that endless blue
    > lies beyond the cloudy sky.
    > It seemed like a fairy-tale.
    I assume 「僕」 told the tale to 「君」.
    I translate it to
    : They say that endless blue
    : lies beyond the cloudy sky.
    : I told it like a fairy-tale.
    or
    : I told you that endless blue
    : lies beyond the cloudy sky.
    : I was like a story teller.
    —-
    > が鳴る冬季雷に跨って
    > ga naru touki kaminari ni matagatte
    As 「が鳴る」 is one verb, we don’t need to put a space in between.
    「冬季雷」 seems to read “とうきらい” and is sung in that way.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Releska October 11, 2019 / 6:33 pm

      Thank you for the feedback, as always (^_^) I didn’t realise が鳴る was actually a separate verb (I saw it as が 鳴る), so that’s handy to know.

      Like

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