Album art.

しかしなにもおこせない || But I Couldn’t Make Anything Happen

Album art.

shikashi nani mo okosenai
But I Couldn’t Make Anything Happen

Vocals: めらみぽっぷ (Meramipop)
Lyrics: RD-Sounds
Arranged by: RD-Sounds
Album: 東方レイマリQUEST (Touhou ReiMari QUEST) [Official site]
Circle: 凋叶棕 (Diao ye zong)
Published by: Toranoana
Event: C82
Original themes: Maiden’s Capriccio ~ Dream Battle [少女綺想曲 ~ Dream Battle]
Love-coloured Master Spark [恋色マスタースパーク]

Requested by: hs08

This is pretty fun – it seems to imagine a world where Touhou is an RPG. For a change of pace, words sung in place of the written text are indicated in (brackets).

非公式の英訳/Unofficial translation

It’s the same face I’m used to seeing
but, unusually, strong determination is in their eyes.
According to them, I’m a demon master
and they’re the hero who’ll save the world.
I’m so fed up with this prank.

What if I’d realised it since long ago?
What if I acknowledged that which mustn’t be acknowledged?
What if I knew there was something I couldn’t overcome?
Would I give up on myself?

In a sort of world where you can raise your level one by one
rather than clinging to something fleeting yet certain,
Ah… if I could become limitlessly strong
surely “I” would walk alongside hope?

So I can stretch my hands to where the demon master (you) are
I’ll reach out to an illusion (dream) where I can become a hero!

And so, I’ll fight the evil demon master
though nobody’s asked me to save the world.
I’ll fight back so desperately it’s funny
while bearing a naive ideology.

If I could just catch up to you…

Why do you fight while feeling such solitude?
Why do you get involved with the tiniest things?
What on earth drives you to such an extent?
It’s all stuff I can’t understand.

No matter what sort of incident people cause
while holding all manner of objectives,
I’ll just destroy everything that stands in my way.
There’s no mercy for things like imperishable nights.

No matter what’s yelled out at me, that’s all me
so you can call me whatever you like, even a demon master.

And thus, the final fight begins
though nobody’s asked me to save the world.
I’ll fight back so desperately it’s wretched
while touting a distant tautology.

I’ve got to pull the curtains on this futile child’s play…

—We can stop playing, right?
I want to be myself…
—You’re definitely you.
I’m no good as I am now!
—What do you mean? I don’t get it!
As if you’d understand!
—Alright, who’s the hero?
I’ll fight against the demon master until the end…!

As if you need half the world!
I don’t want to save the world, I want to save myself.
If only I could make something happen…

And so, as long as they continue to wish for it,
the sorrowful hero cannot do such a thing as give up.
…Well then, let’s put an end to it.

They will never stop while they look for hope (themselves).
If you’ll start walking then, even if it won’t come true
the demon master won’t run away
so beyond this path I keep waiting for a hero.
—I’m dreaming that sort of dream.


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