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風よ舞え
乾いた大地に別れを告げるまで
夜空を焦がせ

闇の中へ
まだ見ぬ未来に最後の矢を解き放とう
倒れるまで

いつかは誰もが塵となり消えるのなら
オレだけはこのまま最後まで嗤ってたい

わかってるさ
震えるほど恐いことだらけさ
オマエの傍で微笑みながら
朽ち果てよう

風よ舞え
乾いた大地に別れを告げるまで
夜空を焦がせ

闇の中へ
まだ見ぬ未来に最後の矢を解き放とう
倒れるまで
美しくあれ

静寂を毀す雨がひび割れた大地に問う
「果てるまで仇すことにどんな意味があるのか・・」と

わかってるさ
悔しいけど変わらぬことばかりさ
地獄の果てに辿り着くまで
焼き尽くせ

雨に凭れ
その流した涙の跡が消えるまで
ただ見つめてた

夢を抱いて
朽ち果てたオマエの躯 引き寄せた
祈りよ届け
安らかに眠れ

こんな終わり方で別れの言葉さえも
何も言えないまま
だからせめて生まれ変われたとしたら
またあの日のように巡り会いたい

風よ舞え
夜明けに灼かれ塵になる瞬間まで
命を賭して

吐息重ね
オマエ抱いて最後の矢を解き放とう
別れ添えて

今はまだ
描いた未来が訪れはしないけど
瞳を閉じて

輝いてた・・・
無邪気な微笑みを浮かべていたあの日・・・
あの日に見たオレたちの夢が叶うために

美しく散れ


kaze yo mae
kawaita daichi ni wakare wo tsugeru made
yozora wo kogase

yami no naka e
mada minu asu (mirai) ni saigo no ya wo toki hanatou
taoreru made

itsuka wa dare mo ga chiri to nari kieru no nara
ore dake wa kono mama saigo made warattetai

wakatteru sa
furueru hodo kowai koto darake sa
omae no soba de hohoemi nagara
kuchi hateyou

kaze yo mae
kawaita daichi ni wakare wo tsugeru made
yozora wo kogase

yami no naka e
mada minu asu (mirai) ni saigo no ya wo toki hanatou
taoreru made
utsukushiku are

seijaku wo kowasu ame ga hibi wareta daichi ni tou
“hateru made adasu koto ni donna imi ga aru no ka…” to

wakatteru sa
kuyashii kedo kawaranu koto bakari sa
jigoku no hate ni tadori tsuku made
yaki tsukuse

ame ni motare
sono nagashita namida no ato ga kieru made
tada mitsumeteta

yume wo daite
kuchi hateta omae no karada hiki yoseta
inori yo todoke
yasuraka ni nemure

konna owarikata de wakare no kotoba sae mo
nani mo ienai mama
dakara semete umare kawareta to shitara
mata ano hi no you ni meguri aitai

kaze yo mae
yoake ni yakare chiri ni naru toki (shunkan) made 3
inochi wo toshite

toiki kasane
omae wo daite saigo no ya wo toki hanatou
wakare soete

ima wa mada
egaita asu (mirai) ga otozure wa shinai kedo
hitomi wo tojite

kagayaiteta…
mujaki na hohoemi wo ukabete ita ano hi…
ano hi ni mita oretachi no yume ga kanau tame ni

utsukushiku chire


Dance, wind
Until you bid farewell to the dried up land
Scorch the night sky

Into the darkness
I’ll fire the last arrow towards a still unseen future1
Until I fall

If some day everyone will turn to dust and disappear
then I alone want to remain like this and laugh at it until the end2

I know it,
it’s full of terrors, enough to make me tremble
Smiling by your side
I’ll rot away

Dance, wind
Until you bid farewell to the dried up land
Scorch the night sky

Into the darkness
I’ll fire the last arrow towards a still unseen future
Until you fall
Stay beautiful

The rain that erodes the silence questions the cracked earth
“What meaning is there in fighting to the death?”

I know it,
it torments me, but there’s not a thing I can change
Until we reach the depths of hell
Let us burn

Until the traces of the tears you shed vanished,
floating in the rain
I just watched

Holding our dreams
I pulled your disintegrating body close
May my prayer reach you
Rest in peace

It ends like this
without even being able to say goodbye
So at least, if we are to be reborn
I want to meet you again like on that day

Dance, wind
Until the moment when the dawn burns me to dust3
I will wager my life

My breath against yours
I’ll hold you and fire the last arrow
along with a farewell

The future we imagined
still won’t come to call
but close your eyes

That shining day…
When we gave each other innocent smiles…
So the dream that we dreamed that day can come true

Fall beautifully!4

greyornament

NOTES

The spoken lines in the middle are a reference to the Oath of the Peach Garden from the 14th century Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which was also quoted repeatedly in various MOON SAGA related things:
warera umareta hi toki wa chigaedomo
warera onaji hi ni shinu koto wo negau
mata kitto kitto deaeru sa
“Though we were not born on the same day
we wish to die on the same day
We will surely, surely meet again”

1. Sung asu “tomorrow” written 未来 mirai “future”
2. The kanji used for “laugh” (嗤) indicates scornful or mocking laughter
3. Sung toki “when”, written 瞬間 shunkan “instant”
4. 散る chiru means “to fall” or “to scatter” like leaves or petals, but is also a poetic way to say “die”