アリスのわすれもの // 凋叶棕

Who is Alice?
btw, it was my dream to one day write that kind of warning, so… enjoy! As for me, it’s certainly the best song of the album. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do.

I want to explain the last stanza more in detail, because I don’t think my words described well what 鏡合わせ is. I found it easier to show in a picture (here, the Flan side of the pic). Basically, instead of Flan there, it’s Alice. If there is any native English speakers (or just people with a better idea on how to put the original lyrics in words) I am absolutely open to any corrections.

Title: アリスのわすれもの  (What Alice Forgot)
Circle: 凋叶棕 (Diao ye zong)
Album: 音 (Feelings)

WARNING: THIS SONG CONTAINS SPOILERS. DON’T READ IF YOU AREN’T FAMILIAR WITH RD’S STORY OF ALICE

なにもこわがらないで
なにかをさがして
それがただしいことと
だれもがしっている
nani mo kowagaranaide
nani ka wo sagashite
sore ga tadashii koto to
dare mo ga shitteiru

Not fearing anything
I’m searching for something.
This is the right thing to do
Everybody knows that

なにかをしろうとして
なにかをくずして
それがただしいことと
だれもしらない・・・
nani ka wo shirou to shite
nani ka wo kuzushite
sore ga tadashii koto to
dare mo shiranai...

Let’s learn something,
As if we were to destroy it
This is the right thing to do
Yet no one knows that…

わたしをこわがらないでね。
別に悪いことをしてはいないのに。
たとえば魚達の――血に群がるのはどうして?
watashi wo kowagaranaide ne.
betsu ni warui koto wo shite wa inai no ni.
tatoeba sakana tachi no chi ni muragaru no wa doushite?

Don’t be afraid of me…
I’m not a person who does bad things.
Now, look at these fish- Why do they swarm around the blood…?

興味の全てを。
思いのまま望むままに満たして。
だってあの猫だって――獲物で遊ぶじゃない?
shiritai koto no subete wo.
omoi no mama nozomu mama ni mitashite.
datte ano neko datte emono de asobu ja nai?

I am curious about want to know everything!
I reach them all as I please, as I wish
This cat for example- doesn’t it play with its prey…?

日が昇り――日が沈むのは。
何かが育ち――朽ちるのは。
誰の仕掛けた謎かけよ?
hi ga nobori hi ga shizumu no wa.
nani ka ga sodachi kuchiru no ha.
dare no shikaketa nazokake yo?

Sun rises – sun sets.
Things grow – then wither
Who’s challenging me to this enigmatic riddle?

ねえあなた
こんなにも広い空の下
何もかもすべて知らずに
nee anata
konnanimo hiroi sora no shita
nani mo kamo subete shirazu ni

Hey you,
Who lives under this vast sky
But knows nothing about it.

遊び場を
聖なるままの保護の手に
置いていていいはずないでしょう?!
asobiba wo 
seinaru mama no hogo no te ni
oiteite ii hazu nai deshou?!

As long
As my playground remains sacred under the divine protection
Leaving it behind would be a bad idea, wouldn’t it?!

そうあなただって!
わたしとおなじで。このすべてを知りたいの。
sou anata datte! 
watashi to onaji dekono subete wo shiritai no

After all you
Are exactly like me! I want to know everything about this

だからあなたも!
わたしといっしょに。さあ、見つけ出してやりましょうね。
dakara anata mo!
watashi to issho nisaamitsukedashite yarimashou ne.

So you too,
Together with me. Come on, let’s find it!

おもちゃ箱をひっくり返して。
そのすみずみまで、どこまでも。
鳥籠の鳥の羽を毟るよに
――遺されるものなにもかも、捕まえて。
omocha bako wo hikkurikaeshite
sono sumizumi madedoko made mo.
tori kago no tori no hane wo mushiru yo ni
nokosareru mono nani mo kamotsukamaete.

I turn the toy box upside down.
I search through its corners, as far as it takes.
Just as if I were plucking off bird’s wings
I’m going to catch whatever’s left!

はじまりのイロ おしまいのイロ
己の意思持つ人形
はじまりのクロ おしまいのシロ
“己の意思”持つ人形
hajimari no iro oshimai no iro
onore no ishi motsu ningyou
hajimari no kuro oshimai no shiro
onore no ishi motsu ningyou

First color, last color
A doll with her own will
First black, last white
A doll with her “own will”

――かくして、七色の魔法。
kakushitenanairo no mahou.

At last, the seven-colored magic!

何かが動き――止まるまで。
時が始まり――終わるまで。
一つの秩序を解き明かす!
nani ka ga ugoki tomaru made.
toki ga hajimari owaru made
hitotsu no ruuru wo tokiakasu!

From when something starts moving – until it stops
From when the time starts – until it stops
I shall declare this rule!

ねえあなた
あなたもきっとその心
高鳴って踊ってるでしょう?
nee anata
anata mo kitto sono kokoro
takanatte odotteru deshou?

Hey, you,
I’m sure your heart too
Is beating fast, as if dancing, right now

『幻想郷』は
わたしの遊び場なのだから
何だって許されるでしょう!?
‘kono basho wa
watashi no asobiba na no dakara
nandatte yurusareru deshou!?

After all, “Gensokyo this place”
Is my playground, so
Whatever you do, it’ll be forgiven, right?!

さあ踊りましょう!
この糸にそって。ああ憧れの姿を。
saa odori mashou!
kono ito ni sotteaa akogare no sugata wo.

Now, dance!
Tied onto my strings. Ah, this shape I desired-!

さああなたこそ!
この糸を繰って。そう、何度でも続けましょうね。
saa anata koso!
kono ito wo kutte. sou, nando demo tsudzukemashou ne.

Now, you too!
Take those strings. Yes, let’s continue, as many times as we want!

『アリス』という幻想は。
鏡を覗けばいるからね。
その全て、或いは忘れたってね
――新たな『わたし』を知りたいの、どこまでも!
watshi to iu gensou wa.
kagami wo nozokeba iru kara ne.
sono subetearui wa wasuretatte ne
arata na Arisu wo shiritai nodoko made mo!

The illusion known as “Alice me”.
If you look into the mirror, it’s there.
Even if I’m going to forget everything about it
I want to get to know this new “Alice me” – as much as possible!!

ゆめがまぼろし不思議のアリスは
鏡の国と彼方の国で鏡合わせの魔法のアリスと
小さくそっと微笑み交わす
ゆめかまぼろし魔法のアリスは
鏡の国と彼方の国で鏡合わせの不思議のアリスと
今日もきっと”遊び”続けている
yume ga maboroshi fushigi no arisu wa 
kagami no kuni to kanata no kuni de kagami awase no mahou no arisu to 
chiisaku sotto hohoemi kawasu 
yume ka maboroshi mahou no arisu wa 
kagami no kuni to kanata no kuni de kagami awase no fushigi no arisu to 
kyou mo kitto asobi tsudzuketeiru

Dream’s but an illusion – when the Wonderland Alice
Looks from the Mirror Land to the Other Land, the reflection of the Witch Alice
Exchanges a faint smile with her
Dream or an illusion? – when the Witch Alice
Looks from the Mirror Land to the Other Land, the reflection of the Wonderland Alice
Surely, to this day, keeps “playing” with her.

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