The full lyrics of the song “Narcissus” translated in a (hopefully) singable form. Created for the Narcissus Side 2nd full translation project, and since the micro-test came out, there’s no particular need to keep it under wraps.
The game’s movie version is the short version of the song, so it only includes the first two and the final stanzas.
Translated by Agilis.
By request, I attached numbers to certain words, which were my notes on how many beats that word was worth in the song. Unmarked words are supposed to be according to their syllables. There’s a certain amount of fudging here and there, but this is close. Corrections and suggestions welcome, specially from people who know how to sing.
This is the first revision of the previous version’s lyrics. A number of strange parts had been smoothed out, though a few more weird spots exist. Many many many thanks to Meriel for the many helpful comments and suggestions.
|作編曲:菊池 創||Composition/Arrangement: Sakuchi Hajime|
|Project by: ステージなな||Projects by: Stage-nana|
|All Instruments: 菊池 創||All Instruments: Sakuchi Hajime|
|Mixed by: 大久保 将||Mixed by: Okubo Masashi|
|祈る事を諦めた||I had long given up on prayers3|
|透き通る空の朝||On mornings of transparently clear skies|
|どんな気持ち抱えてても||Whatever the feelings that I hold deep inside|
|誰にも届かないなんて||to never be able to reach2 anyone|
|まるで私はエコー||it’s almost as if I were Echo3|
|狭く白い部屋からは||From out of that cold2 white2 narrow room|
|同じ景色が見える||I can see the same2 scenery3|
|「当たり前」だけを望んだ||I had only just wished for “the ordinary”|
|ささやかな運命でさえ||But even this most modest of all fates3,|
|儚いものと知った||I learned2 just how fleeting those things were|
|広げた地図の上 旅立つように||Atop these maps here spread out so wide, as if I were traveling2|
|ここならば自由になれる||right here in this place, I can come and be free|
|瞳（め）を閉じれば 果てない道||if I just close my eyes, never ending highways|
|忘れられる 痛みも全部||I can even forget, all the pain and everything|
|あの花の向こう側は||Out just beyond where2 all those flowers are|
|優しく眩しい海||there is the gently shining em’rald sea|
|こんな空っぽの私を||And even such a hollow3 shell as myself|
|静かに抱きしめてくれる||it will hold me silently in it’s warm embrace|
|遠くへ連れて行って||and it will take me far2, far away|
|翼に傷を付けられた||With wings that have been injured2 from long ago|
|動かない籠の鳥||a motionless bird within a cage|
|神様なんていなくて 本当は…||Things2 like God2, they just don’t exist, yes it’s3 true…|
|広げた地図の上 痩せた指で||Atop these maps here spread out so wide, with these weakened fingers|
|存在を繋ぎ止めて||firmly taking hold of me being right here|
|凛と伸びた花は今も||The proud white flowers there, even2 now at this time|
|きっと傍で咲き続けてる||surely they continue, to bloom there right by the waves|
Maybe if I had the melody line in front of me I could do better, but with a few words extended here or there in what I hope are natural places, it should be singable. I hit keys on a keyboard much better than I carry a tune in a bucket, so what do I know.