未知なるカダスを夢に求めて || The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

未知なるカダスを夢に求めて
michi naru kadasu o yume ni motomete
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

Vocals: 重音テト (Kasane Teto), v flower
Lyrics: 厨二エナジーP (Kuriyani Energy-P)
Composed by: 厨二エナジーP (Kuriyani Energy-P)
Upload date: 29 March 2015

Requested by: Idan
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This song is a retelling of the Lovecraft story of the same name. It seems to chronicle an epic quest through a world of dreams…


歌詞

微睡みの中に見ゆる黄金の都
狂気に導かれるまま再訪を目指す

夢か現かすらもわからないままに

正気で戻ったものは誰も居ないという

窮極の神々の住む瑪瑙の城を目指す

夢幻の門を守る神官の語る
暗澹たる警告もこの意思を止めること能わず

全ての夢を見るものの
夢想が積もり生まれた世界
私がかつて描き出した
茜燃ゆる理想郷を目指せ

魔の森に住まう民に月樹の酒賜り
禁忌から還りし者と杯を交わす

孤島に刻まれた神々の顔
人の子と交われどその徵は面に残ろう

禁断の力ダスを守る
無貌の神に仕える異形
月の裏側には混沌
時を超えて距離を越えて進め

顔のない鬼が音もなく迫り来る
不可視の巨体がのたり這い回る

恐怖の谷を抜け闇の塔を登り
光の都から神の子の住む地へ

石の迷路の奥に忌むべき神官が住み
冒涜的な祈りを捧げる

凍てつく荒野から地下世界に至り
死都の遺跡を越え彼の地へ飛び出せば

引力に引き込まれるままに最果ての巨塔に迫る
神々の姿はそこになく、這い寄るは…

大地の神々は安寧に囚われ
カダスの城を捨て夢の都へ去る

夢想家の創り出した世界
神ですら魅了する町
混沌の使いに連れられて、夢見た場所へ…

宇宙の中核へと

狂神の座す場所へと

嘲笑う狂気を逃れ
暗黒の深淵へと落ちる
善神が輝く道を示し
恋い焦がれた夢の都に至る
時と距離を超えて

辿り着いたその場所は懐かしき
少年の記憶に残る景色
もう一度あの世界へ

かつて暮らした町へ

Romanisation

madoromi no naka ni miyuru ougon no miyako
kyouki ni michibikareru mama saihou o mezasu

yume ka utsutsu ka sura mo wakaranai mama ni

kyouki de modotta mono wa daremo inai to iu

kyuukyoku no kamigami no sumu menou no shiro o mezasu

mugen no mon o mamoru shinkan no kataru
antan taru keikoku mo kono ishi o tomeru koto atawazu

subete no yume o miru mono no
musou ga tsumori umareta sekai
watashi ga katsute kakidashita
akane moyuru risoukyou o mezase

ma no mori ni sumau tami ni getsuju no sake tamawari
kinki kara kaerishi mono to sakazuki o kawasu

kotou ni kizamareta kamigami no kanbase
hito no ko to majiwaredo sono shirushi wa omote ni nokorou

kindan no kadasu o mamoru
mubou no kami ni tsukaeru igyou
tsuki no uragawa ni wa konton
toki o koete kyori o koete susume

kao no nai oni ga oto mo naku semari kuru
fukashi no kyotai ga notari haimawaru

kyoufu no tani o nuke yami no tou o nobori
hikari no miyako kara kami no ko no sumu chi e

ishi no meiro no oku ni imu beki shinkan ga sumi
boudoku-teki na inori o sasageru

itetsuku kouya kara chika sekai ni itari
shito no iseki o koe kano chi e tobidaseba

inryoku ni hikikomareru mama ni saihate no kyotou ni semaru
kamigami no sugata wa soko ni naku, haiyoru wa…

taichi no kamigami wa antei ni toraware
kadasu no shiro o sute yume no miyako e saru

musouka no tsukuridashita sekai
kami de sura miryou suru machi
konton no tsukai ni tsurerarete, yume mita basho e…

uchuu no chuukaku e to

kyoujin no zasu basho e to

azawarau kyouki o nogare
ankoku no shin’en e to ochiru
zenshin ga kagayaku michi o shirushi
koi kogareta yume no miyako ni itaru
toki to kyori o koete

tadoritsuita sono basho wa natsukashiki
shounen no kioku ni nokoru keshiki
mou ichido ano sekai e

katsute kurashita machi e

Translation

In my slumber, a golden metropolis comes into sight.
Guided by madness, I aim to revisit it.

All the while unaware whether this is a dream or reality.

They say nobody has returned from madness.

I aim for the agate castle where the ultimate gods reside.

Even a sombre warning from the priest, (1)
who guards the gate to dreams, cannot stop my will.

This world was born from an accumulation of dreams
had by one who sees all dreams.
I aim for the utopia burning madder red
that I once imagined.

I am given moon-tree wine by the dwellers of the forest of demons.
I exchange cups with those who return from what is forbidden.

The gods’ visages were carved into the solitary island.
Though they consort with humans, their mark will remain on their faces.

Protecting the forbidden Kadath,
the grotesques serve the faceless god.
Chaos reigns on the moon’s other side.
Crossing over time, and overcoming that distance, advance!

A faceless demon soundlessly approaches.
Its invisible bulk calmly creeps about.

Escape the valley of fear and climb the tower of darkness
and from the metropolis of light, head for the land where the descendants of gods reside.

An abominable priest dwells in the stone labyrinth
offering up sacrilegious prayers.

From the frozen wasteland, I arrive in the underground world
and when I pass through the ruins of the dead city and leap out towards that place—

Drawn by the gravitational pull, I come closer to the tall tower at the furthest ends.
The gods were nowhere to be seen, and the one crawling up was—

The gods of the Earth were imprisoned by peace.
They cast aside the castle of Kadath and left for the dream metropolis.

This world was created by a dreamer.
This town would even attract a god.
Led by the messenger of chaos, I head to the place I saw in a dream…

I head for the centre of space.

I head to where the mad god sits.

I evade the sneering insanity
and fall down into a dark abyss.
The benevolent gods show a shining path to me.
I arrive at the dream metropolis I yearned for,
crossing both time and distance.

The place I arrived at was nostalgic,
a landscape that remained in my memories from a young boy.
I head to that world once more.

I head to the town I once lived in.


Translator’s note

(1) 神官 (shinkan) specifically refers to a Shinto priest.

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