物見鴉の鬼渡し || The Watchful Crow’s Game of Tag

Album art.
Album art.

物見鴉の鬼渡し
monomi karasu no oniwatashi
The Watchful Crow’s Game of Tag

Vocals: nachi
Lyrics: aya*k
Arranged by: Shibayan
Album: Fortune Stories [Official site]
Circle: twinkle*twinkle
Event: C95
Original theme: Wind God Girl  [風神少女]

Requested by: BaneBlade


日本語

(鬼さんこちら さぁ 手の鳴る方へ
鬼さんこちら さぁ「もういいかい?」
鬼さんこちら さぁ 手の鳴る方へ
鬼さんこちら さぁ Catch me, if you can)

See 紅い瞳
Feel 見逃せない合図
Now set me free 翼を翻し
To find the real 謎の正体

故きを温ね 新しき事
書き散らすの 気の向くまま 今めかし
猫にゃ 過ぎる好奇心 天狗にゃ上々
どこまででも 追いかけるの 深く深く果てなく

嗚呼 紅葉の錦
白雪 桜の雲に 萌える若葉の色
山の彩り 七変化
嘘か真か 風に乗る言の葉
天狗の団扇 仰げば三日月
涼しい顔で 教えてあげましょ
鴉の秘密 与太話
お代はツケで 未来の君に

(鬼さんこちら さぁ 手の鳴る方へ
鬼さんこちら さぁ「もういいかい?」
鬼さんこちら さぁ 手の嗚る方へ
鬼さんこちら さぁ Catch me, if you can)

ほら 紅葉の錦
白雪 桜の雲に 萌える若葉の色
山の彩り 七変化
嘘か真か 風に乗る言の葉
天狗の団扇 仰げば三日月
涼しい顔で 教えてあげましょ
鴉の秘密 与太話
お代はツケで 未来の君に

Romanisation

(oni-san kochira saa te no naru hou e
oni-san kochira saa “mou ii kai?”
oni-san kochira saa te no naru hou e
oni-san kochira saa Catch me, if you can)

See akai hitomi
Feel minogasenai aizu
Now set me free tsubasa o hirugaeshi
To find the real nazo no kotae

furuki o tazune atarashiki koto
kakichirasu no ki no muku mama imamekashi
neko nya sugiru koukishin tengu nya joujou
doko made demo oikakeru no fukaku fukaku hate naku

aa momiji no nishiki
shirayuki sakura no kumo ni moeru wakaba no iro
yama no irodori shichihenge
uso ka makoto ka kaze ni noru koto no ha
tengu no uchiwa aogeba mikadzuki
suzushii kao de oshiete agemasho
karasu no himitsu yotabanashi
odai wa tsuke de ashita no kimi ni

(oni-san kochira saa te no naru hou e
oni-san kochira saa “mou ii kai?”
oni-san kochira saa te no naru hou e
oni-san kochira saa Catch me, if you can)

hora momiji no nishiki
shirayuki sakura no kumo ni moeru wakaba no iro
yama no irodori shichihenge
uso ka makoto ka kaze ni noru koto no ha
tengu no uchiwa aogeba mikadzuki
suzushii kao de oshiete agemasho
karasu no himitsu yotabanashi
odai wa tsuke de ashita no kimi ni

Translation

(Oni, come this way. Come towards my clapping.
Oni, come this way. “Ready?”
Oni, come this way. Come towards my clapping.
Oni, come this way. Now, catch me, if you can.)

See my crimson eyes.
Feel unmissable signals.
Now set me free. I flap my wings
to find the real answer to the riddle. (1)

Something new comes from the past.
I scrawl, following my mood, and modernise it.
Curiosity that’s too much for a cat is the best for a tengu.
I’ll pursue what I seek forever, deeper and deeper without end.

Ah, these are autumn’s fine clothes.
The colour of sprouting fresh leaves is upon the sakura clouds, with white snow.
The mountain’s colours are like a dance of seven changes. (2)
Real or fake, words dance on the wind.
A tengu’s fan. When you look up, there’s a crescent moon.
I’ll tell you with an unruffled face
the crow’s secrets, which are idle gossip.
The bill is on your future self’s tab.

(Oni, come this way. Come towards my clapping.
Oni, come this way. “Ready?”
Oni, come this way. Come towards my clapping.
Oni, come this way. Now, catch me, if you can.)

Look—these are autumn’s fine clothes.
The colour of sprouting fresh leaves is upon the sakura clouds, with white snow.
The mountain’s colours are like a dance of seven changes.
Real or fake, words dance on the wind.
A tengu’s fan. When you look up, there’s a crescent moon.
I’ll tell you with an unruffled face
the crow’s secrets, which are idle gossip.
The bill is on your future self’s tab.


Translator’s notes

(1) 正体 (shoutai, truth/identity) is written, but 答え (kotae – answer) is sung.

(2) 七変化 (shichihenge) is a type of Kabiki dance where the performer quickly changes their outfit seven times.

4 comments

  1. When I was young, I wanted to be a dinosaur when I grew up.
    Now that I’m an adult, I’m just sad I didn’t become Shibayan.

    Thanks again, Releska.

    Liked by 1 person

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