贖 || Redemption

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Redemption

Vocals: IZNA
Lyrics: IZNA
Arranged by: NSY
Album: Redemption (贖) 【Official Site】
Circle: Touhou Jihen (東方事変)
Event: Autumn Reitaisai 3 [ARTS3]
Original Theme: Nostalgic Blood of the East ~ Old World [懐かしき東方の血 ~ Old World]

This is another great track from Touhou Jihen! I feel like the song is about Keine losing control, wanting to protect someone but instead going too far…

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もう十に戻れない午前二時の闇
夢に迄に見た一縷の希望
拾い集めたならば見紛うなよ

mou too ni modorenai gozen niji no yami
yume ni made ni mita ichiru no kibou
hiroi atsumeta naraba mimagou na yo

It’s 2 a.m. and it’s dark. The clock’s hands won’t turn back to 10…
I saw threads of hope, even in my dreams.
If you gather them up, don’t mistake them for something else!

現実は是程に物を言うのだろう
元に戻れない懐かしい血よ哭かないで 嗚呼

genjitsu wa kore hodo ni mono wo iu no darou
moto ni modorenai natsukashii chi yo nakanaide aa

Is reality really so powerful?
This nostalgic blood of mine cannot return to normal. Don’t cry! Aah…

絵画調に塗り変えられて 誰が誰というのだろうか、こんな顔
不確かな文字だけが言わずもがな蔓延った

kaigachou ni nuri kaerarete dare ga dare to iu no darou ka, konna kao
futashika na tekisuto dake ga iwazumogana habikotta

My face was artistically coated over. Who is who?
Of course, only unreliable text ran rampant.

不安に押し潰されないように実ったこの胸を

fuan ni oshi tsubusarenai you ni minotta kono mune wo

My heart ripened so it wouldn’t be crushed by unease.

果てなく果てしなく 当然に仕掛かり
簡単に拭えない過ちに気付いたならば二度と誤魔化すなよ

hatenakute hateshinaku touzen ni shikakari
kantan ni nuguenai ayamachi ni kidzuita naraba nido to gomakasu na yo

Endlessly, endlessly… It all began naturally.
If you become aware of a mistake that can’t be easily erased, don’t tamper with it again!

現実は是程に物を言うのだろう
元に戻れない懐かしい血よ

genjitsu wa kore hodo ni mono wo iu no darou
moto ni modorenai natsukashii chi yo

Is reality really so powerful?
This nostalgic blood of mine cannot return to normal.

琥珀色と金色があたしの体温を奪っていく
こげんか事では泣きもせん
最初から愛したかったのに哀しいわ

kohakuiro to konjiki ga atashi no taion wo ubatte iku
kogenka koto de wa naki mo sen
hana kara aishitakatta noni kanashii wa

Amber and gold begin to steal away the heat in my body.
Such things won’t make me cry…
I wanted to love you from the start, but now I’m so sad.

是式の加減を人間は”平等”だと賞讃をした その裏で
是式の手加減を人間は”臆病”だと罵った。

kore shiki no kagen wo hito wa “byoudou” da to shousan wo shita sono ura de
kore shiki no tekagen wo hito wa “okubyou” da to nonoshitta.

Humans called their insignificant condition “equality,” praising it. But beneath the surface…
Humans hurled abuse, calling such trite allowances “cowardice.”

何度でも巡るいとしき豊潤な解答を

nando demo meguru itoshiki houjun na kotae wo

A dear, luxurious answer returns, time and time again.

果てなく果てしなく 当然に仕掛かり
汚れて嫌われて それでも尚、一度掴んだならば手放すなよ

hate naku hate shinaku touzen shikakari
kegarete kirawarete sore demo nao, ichido tsukanda naraba tebanasu na yo

Endlessly, endlessly… It all began naturally.
I’m corrupted and hated. Even so, if you grab hold of me, don’t let go!

もう十に戻れない午前二時の闇
元に戻れない懐かしい血よ哭かないで
君を守りたかった

mou too ni modorenai gozen niji no yami
moto ni modorenai natsukashii chi yo nakanaide
kimi wo mamoritakatta

It’s 2 a.m. and it’s dark. The clock’s hands won’t turn back to 10…
This nostalgic blood of mine cannot return to normal. Don’t cry!
I wanted to protect you.

もう、邪魔しないで

mou jamashinai de

Don’t get in my way!

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Vocals: IZNA
Lyrics: IZNA
Arranged by: NSY
Album: Redemption (贖) 【Official Site】
Circle: Touhou Jihen (東方事変)
Event: Autumn Reitaisai 3 [ARTS3]
Original Theme: Love-Colored Master Spark [恋色マスタースパーク]

This track makes me feel so pumped up each time I hear it! It’s great.

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僕の生きるこの世界は夢が現、はたまた幻想に 支配されて
お決まりのフルコースは出鱈目でも 皆、お好きな様に振る舞っちゃってる

boku no ikiru kono sekai wa yume ga utsutsu, hatamata gensou ni chihaisarete
okimari no furukoosu wa detarame demo mina, osuki na you ni furu machatteru

In this world that I live in, dreams are reality, and I’m ruled by illusions.
The standard menu is nonsense, but everyone just behaves as they please.

傷ついたって立ち上がるんだ何度でも
熱く叶えたい想いを さぁさぁ 漸く此処から本気だって

kizutsuitatte tachi agaru nda nando demo
atsuku kanaetai omoi wo saa saa youyaku koko kara honki datte

Though I’m wounded, I’ll just keep getting back up.
I’ve got a dream I wanna fulfil, so that’s it! I’m gonna finally get serious!

[aa…] 其々の秘めたる胸の内 赤裸々に晒してみよう マスタースパーク
[aa…] 暁に染められた大空 イケナイ事なんて何も無い日はまた昇る

[aa…] sorezore no himetaru mune no uchi sekirara ni sarashite miyou masutaa supaaku
[aa…] akatsuki ni somerareta oozora ikenai koto nante nani mo nai hi wa mata noboru

[Aah…] I’ll lay bare all the secrets people hold close to their chests. Master Spark!
[Aah…] Dawn breaks, and there’s nothing I can’t do! The sun rises once more.

君の生きるこの世界が夢が現、或いは裏表 試されて
何よりもこの『理想』をあの手この手 壊されない様に繋いでいって

kimi no ikiru no sekai ga yume ga utsutsu, arui wa uraomote tamesarete
nani yori soko no “risou” wo ano te kono te kowasarenai you ni tsunaide itte

In the world you live in, dreams are reality, or perhaps they’re opposites. I’m put to the test…
But, above all else, I’m gonna tie up our ideals using your hands and mine so they won’t be broken.

ドラマティックなよくある展開待つよりも
早く non-fiction 始めよう そして全然見た事もないような

doramatikku na yoku aru tenkai matsu yori mo
hayaku non-fiction hajimeyou soshite zenzen mita koto mo nai you na

Rather than waiting for dramatic developments that often happen,
Let’s start some non-fiction! Then it’ll be like something we’ve never seen before.

[aa…] 目眩く広がる高原に 心ごと打ち上げよう尽き果てる迄
嗚呼!麗しい君 日々、駆け巡る 会いたいなら善は急げよ 日はまた沈む

[aa…] mekurumeku hirogaru kougen ni kokorogoto uchi ageyou tsuki hateru made
aa! uruwashii kimi hibi, kaku meguru aitai nara zen wa izoge yo hi wa mata shizumu

[Aah…] Upon this dazzling plateau, I’ll shoot my heart up into the air until it’s all exhausted!
Aah! You’re so beautiful. I rush about every day. Wanna meet up? Better strike while the iron’s hot! The sun sets once more.

期待伸し掛かる展開 試されてる? 一寸待っとくれダーリン

kitai noshikakaru tenkai tamesareteru? chotto mattekure daarin

The development I hoped for takes place. Am I being put to the test? Wait a minute, darling!

あら、探し物?

ara, sagashi mono?

Hm? Searching for something?

見つけに行こう 人生は後悔なんてするの前提。何度でも

mitsuke ni ikou jinsei wa koukai nante suru no zentei. nando demo

I’m gonna go and find it! Life is what happens before you have regrets, every time.

[aa…] 其々の秘めたる胸の内 赤裸々に晒してみよう マスタースパーク
[aa…] 暁に染められた大空 イケナイ事なんて何も無い日はまた昇る

[aa…] sorezore no himetaru mune no uchi sekirara ni sarashite miyou masutaasupaaku
[aa…] akatsuki ni somerareta oozora ikenai koto nante nani mo nai hi wa mata noboru

[Aah…] I’ll lay bare all the secrets people hold close to their chests. Master Spark!
[Aah…] Dawn breaks, and there’s nothing I can’t do! The sun rises once more.