Somnium foeti || Foetal dream

Somnium foeti
Foetal dream

Vocals: Himawari
Lyrics: lolihunter2
Arranged by: hanachan
Album: Dreamfall
Circle: Akanebane (赤音羽)
Event: C96
Original Theme: Last Remote [ラストリモート]

Requested by: mr.deagle

This track uses the common trope of replacing Koishi’s name with the actual word 小石 (koishi – pebble). In this case, the kanji version is interpreted as ‘pebble’, and the hiragana version is interpreted as Koishi’s name.

The words used for fire are also seasonal words representing winter, particularly 埋み火 (uzumibi – banked-up fire).


恋 焦がれては
灰に 成り果てる
ならば 埋み火が
余燼から
燃える のも また 一興か

koi kogarete wa
hai ni nari hateru
naraba uzumibi ga
yojin kara
moeru no mo mata ikkyou ka

I yearn for you
and am reduced to ashes.
In that case, my banked-up fire
is the embers
so I guess burning is just another fun thing to do.

浮世中で 生きとし生ける者全てが
知らずに 何かを追い 求めてく
其の名は愛 あるいは恋と呼ぶ
永久の夢
閉じろ 目よ

ukiyo naka de iki to shi ikeru mono subete ga
shirazu ni nanika o oi motometeku
sono na wa ai arui wa koi to yobu
towa no yume
tojiro me yo

In this fleeting life, all those who live
pursue something without realising it.
It’s attachment. Some people call it love.
In this eternal dream
I’ll close my eyes.

さあ いざ原初の海へ

saa iza genshi no umi e

Come now, to the primordial sea…

無心 無想 無我 無限

mushin musou muga mugen

Innocent, with a blank mind, without self, and without limits…

ゼロとゼロ 重なれば
繋がる∞ウロボロス

zero to zero kasanareba
tsunagaru uroborosu

When you combine two zeroes
they form an uroboros ∞.

こいし もがき

koishi mogaki

Koishi flounders.

いっそ消そうか 末那識
本能に従い
向かえ
オーケアノス

isso kesou ka minashiki
honnou ni shitagai
mukae
ookeanosu

I guess I’d rather erase my manas-vijnana. (1)
Following my instincts,
I head
for Oceanus.
(2)

今 倒れ込もう
ゆらり イドの波
揺れる 心象の船
投げ込んだ
小石も 波紋を 広げる

ima taorekomou
yurari ido no nami
yureru shinshou no fune
nagekonda
koishi mo hamon o hirogeru

Now, I’ll slowly collapse
into the sea of id.
Into it, I threw a boat
formed from a wavering mental image.
The pebble spreads ripples, too.

咲かせ ひっそり眠る海百合
刻み給え
命の 螺旋に ありし 胎児の夢

sakase hissori nemuru umiyuri
kizami tamae
inochi no rasen ni arishi taiji no yume

Make the silently sleeping sea lilies bloom.
Remember
the embryo’s past dream in life’s helix.

さまようこと
ひとつもありはしない
自分の道を
歩く ただ

samayou koto
hitotsu mo ari wa shinai
jibun no michi o
aruku tada

I just wander
down my own paths.
A single one
does not exist.

無意 無為 無畏 至貴

mui mui muishiki

Unintentional, inactive, unconscious… (3)

閉じた 恋の瞳は
埋み火 が如きに
息を 潜め

tojita koi no hitomi wa
uzumibi ga gotoki ni
iki o hisome

Love’s eye, which I closed,
is like a banked-up fire.
Breath lies dormant.

余燼 から もう一度
煌々 燃え盛る
その 日を待つ
泡沫の陽よ

yojin kara mou ichido
koukou moesakaru
sono hi o matsu
utakata no hi yo

From a smouldering fire,
It will blaze brightly once again.
I await that day.
O transient sun!


(1) Manas-vijnana (末那識 – manashiki) is a Sanskrit term referring to a form of consciousness that gives us our perception of self.
(2) Oceanus, or Ōkeanos, is a Greek sea god.
(3) The last 4 kanji (無畏 至貴) have no meaning together, but form the word 無意識 (muishiki – unconscious) when sung.

2 thoughts on “Somnium foeti || Foetal dream

  1. mr.deagle May 1, 2020 / 2:23 am

    Just noticed that the Dreamfall label is missing on this post.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Releska May 1, 2020 / 6:02 pm

      I’ve gone through and updated it, it should be all good now (^_^)

      Liked by 1 person

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