忘れている、足りていない。

一番無表情な一人は、一番感情を持つ一人だ。

君の銀の庭 (and reasons why both the song and the anime are good pieces of literature)

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This is one of the songs that you need to have a really good knowledge of how the story of Madoka Magica goes, as well as the literary connotations presented in both the song and the anime/movie. The comments in this video provides a few opinions which are worth thinking about, though the audio has been tuned higher due to copyright reasons. 

I finally got this done! The song itself was hard to translate, rather it was the understanding of the meaning it was trying to bring across. This song requires you to know the relationship between Homura and Madoka in order to truly understand it. And music-wise, it’s a wonderful composition by Kajiura Yuki again, it’s one of those seemingly happy and cheery songs, but actually hold a darker meaning underneath that bright facade. I can’t find the official version on YouTube, but you can download it here.

 

そっと開いたドアの向こうに

壊れそうな世界はある

朝が来るのか

夜になるのか

迷いながらひかりは綻びて

 

声が呼ぶまではもう少し遊ぼう

花のように廻る時を繰り返し

 

夢はこの部屋の中で

優しい歌をすっと君に歌っていた

何がほんとのことなの

一番強く信じられる世界を追いかけて

君の銀の庭へ

 

道に迷ったあの子が今日も

一番早く帰り着いた

正しさよりも明るい場所を

見つけながら走ればいいんだね

 

幼い眠りを守りたい番人

大人になる門は固く閉ざされて

 

君は気付いていたかな?

ほんとのことなんて

いつも過去にしか無い

未来や希望全て

誰かが描く遠い庭の

我が侭(わがまま)な物語

まだ誰も知らない

 

ひたむきな小鳥の声で歌う子供は

何を隠し 何を壊し

燃える時計

秘密めく花の香り

「ここにいるよ」

 

静かに寄り添って(よりそって)

何処にも行かないで

窓辺で囀って(さえずって)

何を失くしたって

 

夢はその腕の中に

優しい人の嘘も嘆き(なげき)も

閉じ込めていた

何か足りない心で

光を纏い(まとい)飛んで行こう

少女のかたちをして

終わらない始まりへ

ほんとうの終わりへ

 

静かに寄り添って(よりそって)

何処にも行かないで

窓辺で囀って(さえずって)

何処にも行かないで

 

English Translation:

At the other side of the door that opened quietly

Was a world that looked like it was about to be destroyed

When morning comes or

When it becomes night

While being lost, the light tears apart

 

Until your voice calls out, let’s play for a bit more

Like a flower, I repeat the revolving time

 

My dream, inside this room,

Is always singing a kind song for you

What is the truth?

Chasing the world which I can believe in the strongest,

To your silver garden

 

The child that got lost on the path

Arrived home the earliest again today

Rather than righteousness,

Running while finding a bright place is better, right?

 

 The keeper who wants to protect the youthful sleep

Keeps the door to adulthood locked tightly

 

Have you noticed?

The truth,

Is always only in the past

Future, hope, everything,

The selfish story

Of a faraway garden someone drew,

No one knows about it yet

 

The children who sing in the voice of an earnest little bird

What do they hide? What do they destroy?

The burning clock

The scent of the flower, which seems like a secret

“I am right here”

 

Snuggled up quietly

Don’t go anywhere

Sing by the window

What do you lose

 

The dream in those arms

Confine

The lies and grievances of the kind

With your heart which lacks of something

Clad in light, surge on,

Taking on the form of the girl,

To the neverending beginning,

To the true ending

 

Snuggled up quietly

Don’t go anywhere

Sing by the window

Don’t go anywhere

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