わたしより素晴らしいわたし || A Version of Me More Wonderful than I Am Now

Album art.
Album art.

わたしより素晴らしいわたし
watashi yori subarashii watashi
A Version of Me More Wonderful than I Am Now

Vocals: 水音ラル (Mine Laru)
Lyrics: Conslo
Composed by: Conslo
Album: イベント (Event)
Release date: 18 April 2021

Requested by: Saryu
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I added the ‘than I am now’ to the title to avoid the awkward phrase ‘A version of me more wonderful than me’.

This interpretation may be a bit too literal – I’ve seen the translation ‘I am greater than me’ floating around out there, but sadly that doesn’t work in the context of where it appears in the song.


歌詞

私よりすばらしい私が街を跨いで
変えていくよ 他人の眼を節穴へ

既に廃れた発明を
さもありけりと売り続ける
此処は輝く東京
街をまるごと影に入れ
手のひらで踊る積木たちを眺めては

私よりすばらしい私が街を跨いで
変えていくよ 他人の眼を節穴へ
彼の私より劣りし私は肥溜めで
ゲーテのように光求め往くよ
朝はまだ遠く 天井へラザロ徴候

路地裏から望んだ青空は
もはや私のものでない気がして
耳を塞げば聞こえる思慮も
瞼閉じれば揺蕩う理想も
すべてあなたの思うまま

誰か何かになりたくて
身を切り富を貪りゆく
此処は聖なる東京
生きていたいのに殊更
消えることへの覚悟を欠き道を据える

私よりすばらしい私が街を跨いで
変えていくよ 他人の眼を節穴へ
彼の私より劣りし私は肥溜めで
ゲーテのように光求め往くよ

隠される

路頭に迷う私たちは何処へ行けようか
さらば世界 げに後悔
無限の自虐に駆られても
あの私より劣りし私は肥溜めで
ゲーテのように光求め往くよ
朝はまだ遠く 僕を照らす街灯

Romanisation

watashi yori subarashii watashi ga machi o mataide
kaete iku yo hito no manako o fushiana e

sude ni sutareta hatsumei o
samo arikeri to uri tsudzukeru
koko wa kagayaku toukyou
machi o marugoto kage ni ire
tenohira de odoru tsumiki-tachi o nagamete wa

watashi yori subarashii watashi ga machi o mataide
kaete iku yo hito no manako o fushiana e
ano watashi yori otorishi watashi wa koedame de
geete no you ni hikari motome iku yo
asa wa mada tooku tenjou e razaro choukou

rojiura kara nozonda aozora wa
mohaya watashi no mono de nai ki ga shite
mimi o fusageba kikoeru shiryo mo
mabuta tojireba tayutau risou mo
subete anata no omou mama

dareka nanika ni naritakute
mi o kiri tomi o musabori yuku
koko wa sei naru toukyou
ikite itai noni kotosara
kieru koto e no kakugo o kaki michi o sueru

watashi yori subarashii watashi ga machi o mataide
kaete iku yo hito no manako o fushiana e
ano watashi yori otorishi watashi wa koedame de
guute no you ni hikari motome iku yo

kakusareru

rotou ni mayou watashi-tachi wa doko e ikeyou ka
saraba sekai ge ni koukai
mugen no jigyaku ni kararetemo
ano watashi yori otoshi watashi wa koedame de
geete no you ni hikari motome iku yo
asa wa mada tooku boku o terasu gaitou

Translation

A version of me more wonderful than I am now crosses the road.
I’m gonna turn all their eyes into empty holes.

An obsolete invention
keeps selling like it did in the past.
This is shining Tokyo.
The streets are shrouded in shadows
and I gaze at the building blocks dancing in my hand.

A version of me more wonderful than I am now crosses the road.
I’m gonna turn all their eyes into empty holes.
A version of me more inferior than that me is in a cesspool
and is going to seek light like Goethe.
Dawn is still far away. I see the sign of Lazarus near my ceiling.

The blue sky I saw from the back alley
felt like it no longer belonged to me.
When I blocked my ears, I could hear my thoughts.
When I closed my eyes, my ideals flickered.
Everything is as you wish.

Someone wants to become something
so they pay up and crave fortune.
This is holy Tokyo.
I want to live, but I lack
the resolve to disappear. I lay down on the road.

A version of me more wonderful than I am now crosses the road.
I’m gonna turn all their eyes into empty holes.
A version of me more inferior than that me is in a cesspool
and is going to seek light like Goethe.

It’s hidden away.

Where can we go? We, who were left out in the cold.
Farewell, world. It’s so regretful,
though I succumb to infinite masochism.
A version of me more inferior than that me is in a cesspool
and is going to seek light like Goethe.
Dawn is still far away. The streetlights illuminate me.

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