記憶は遠い English Translation

記憶は遠い (kioku wa tooi, A Memory So Distant)
By Les Rallizes Dénudés

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遠い記憶の中にお前を見る
見知らぬ二つの街が通り過ぎる
僕らの周りで海が血に変わる
それしか僕には許せなかった
愛することと信ずることは違う
今ではお前を信ずることはできる
夜明けはとっくに終わったのに
何をお前はそんなに急ぐのか

裏切りの炎は果てしなく燃え続ける
償いの炎(影)は僕を追い続ける
これがお前の復讐だと言いながら
自分自身が限りなく傷つく
お前が後を追うことはないと思いつつ
後を振り向き、振り向き1人旅に出る

(僕たちの海は水たまりにかわり
青ざめた血だけが止まることも知らずに)
遠い記憶の中にお前を見る

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tooi kioku no naka ni omae wo miru
mishitanu futatsu no machi ga toorisugiru
bokura no mawari de umi ga chi ni kawaru
sore shika boku ni wa yurusenakatta
aisuru koto to chinzuru koto wa chigau
ima de wa omae wo shinzuru koto wa dekiru
yoake wa tokku ni owatta no ni
nani wo omae wa sonna ni isogu no ka

uragiri no honou wa hoteshinaku moe tsudzukeru
tsugunai no kage wa boku wo ooi tsudzukeru
kore ga omae no fukushuu da to ii nagara
jibunjishin ga kagirinaku kizutsuku
omae ga ato wo ou koto wa nai to omoi tsutsu
ato wo furimuki, furimuki hitori tabi ni deru

(boku tachi no umi wa mizutamari ni kawari
aozameta chi dake ga tomaru koto mo shirazu ni)
tooi kioku no naka ni omae wo miru

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I’ll see you in a distant memory
Passing through a pair of unknown towns
The sea changes to blood all around us
That’s all I had to give
Loving someone doesn’t mean trusting someone
And now I know I can trust you.
Even though the daybreak had long passed
What put you in such a rush?

The flames of betrayal burn eternally
I’m still chasing redemption’s shadow
Saying this is your revenge
while endlessly hurting myself,
Thinking you’d never follow me
As I look back and see the journey of a single person

(I don’t understand why, but our seas change into
puddles, only pale blood remaining)
I’ll see you in a distant memory

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遠い記憶の中にお前を見る
tooi kioku no naka ni omae wo miru
I’ll see you in a distant memory

見知らぬ二つの街が通り過ぎる
mishitanu futatsu no machi ga toorisugiru
Passing through a pair of unknown towns

僕らの周りで海が血に変わる
bokura no mawari de umi ga chi ni kawaru
The sea changes to blood all around us

それしか僕には許せなかった
sore shika boku ni wa yurusenakatta
That’s all I had to give

愛することと信ずることは違う
aisuru koto to chinzuru koto wa chigau
Loving someone doesn’t mean trusting someone

今ではお前を信ずることはできる
ima de wa omae wo shinzuru koto wa dekiru
And now I know I can trust you.

夜明けはとっくに終わったのに
yoake wa tokku ni owatta no ni
Even though the daybreak had long passed

何をお前はそんなに急ぐのか
nani wo omae wa sonna ni isogu no ka
What put you in such a rush?

裏切りの炎は果てしなく燃え続ける
uragiri no honou wa hoteshinaku moe tsudzukeru
The flames of betrayal burn eternally

償いの炎(影)は僕を追い続ける
tsugunai no kage wa boku wo ooi tsudzukeru
I’m still chasing redemption’s shadow

これがお前の復讐だと言いながら
kore ga omae no fukushuu da to ii nagara
Saying this is your revenge

自分自身が限りなく傷つく
jibunjishin ga kagirinaku kizutsuku
while endlessly hurting myself,

お前が後を追うことはないと思いつつ
omae ga ato wo ou koto wa nai to omoi tsutsu
Thinking you’d never follow me

後を振り向き、振り向き1人旅に出る
ato wo furimuki, furimuki hitori tabi ni deru
As I look back and see the journey of a single person

(僕たちの海は水たまりにかわり
(boku tachi no umi wa mizutamari ni kawari
(I don’t understand why, but our seas change into

青ざめた血だけが止まることも知らずに)
aozameta chi dake ga tomaru koto mo shirazu ni)
puddles, only pale blood remaining)

遠い記憶の中にお前を見る
tooi kioku no naka ni omae wo miru
I’ll see you in a distant memory

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Notes: The words used for “follow me” and “look back” are referring to post-death. The “journey of a single person” may refer to not seeing evidence that there was ever more than one person making the journey.

~ by seitekishoudo on September 5, 2012.

4 Responses to “記憶は遠い English Translation”

  1. Thank you for the translation. With the fall season dying and the winter coming, it is as beautiful as it sounds.

  2. Can you translate a Bloodthirsty Butchers song? My favorite is Hooi, and is one of my favorite songs ever. There is a version of it on the live album with the green and pink cover. Maybe also do the Kocorono album?

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