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17 June, 2014

Throne Translation

A translation of Kamijo’s “Throne”, the seventh and final movement of his “Symphony of the Vampire”.

Please do not steal this translation or use it publicly without credit to me. All rights belong to Kamijo and his label Warner Music Japan.

 

 

 

~.oOOo.~

Symphony of the Vampire

 

 

 

 

犠牲となった 影武者の死を
絶えず尊び 胸を痛める
誰も知る由もない 真実の消息
Gisei to natta Kagemusha no shi wo
Taezu toutobi Mune wo itameru
Dare mo shiru yoshi mo nai Shinjitsu no shousoku
The death of the body double who had become a sacrifice
Is constantly honoured and grieved.
Nobody has any way to know his true whereabouts.

 

例え名乗り出ても 私を誰もわからない
事実は塗り替えられ 私はもう存在しない
Tatoe nanoridete mo Watashi wo dare mo wakaranai
JIjitsu ha nurikaerare Watashi ha mou sonzai shinai
Even if I were introduce myself, no one will understand.
If the truth were to be rewritten, I won't exist anymore.

 

ならばこのまま誰にも告げず 消えよう
そして闇に生きよう いつか即位の時が来るまで
Naraba kono mama dare ni mo tsugezu Kieyou
Soshite yami ni ikiyou Itsuka sokui no toki ga kuru made
So like this, telling no one, I'll disappear
And live in darkness until, someday, the time of enthronement comes.

 

時代は流れて 偽の心臓は
父と母の眠るSaint-Denisへ
やがて医学の元に過去は暴かれるだろう
Toki1 ha nagarete Itsuwari no shinzou ha
Chichi to haha no nemuru Saint-Denis he
Yagate igaku no moto ni kako ha abakareru darou
The eras pass by, and the false heart is in
Saint-Denis, where mother and father sleep.
In the end, the past will be exposed by the medical world.

 

そうなると全て終わる 王家は歴史さえ失う
死んだ身代わりや友の為 遂に私は決めた
Sou naru to subete owaru Ouke ha rekishi sae ushinau
Shinda migawari ya tomo no tame Tsui ni watashi ha kimeta
If that were to come to pass, everything would end, and royalty would lose its past.
For the dead sacrifices and friends, I've finally decided.

 

Ah 綺麗な旋律が 体の隅々に流れ行く
それが血の代わりとなるなら 「これ」をくれてやろう
Ah Kirei na senritsu ga Karada no sumizumi ni nagareyuku
Sore ga chi no kawari to naru nara "Kore" wo kureteyarou
Ah The beautiful tune flows into the corners of my body.
If it replaces my blood, give "it" to me.

 

心臓をえぐり出し 硝子の玉座に乗せ
父と母のすぐ側で 王となる
Shindou wo eguridashi Garasu no gyokuza ni nose
Chichi to haha no sugu tonari2 de Ou to naru
Gouging out my heart, I place it upon the glass throne,
And, beside mother and father, become king.

 

遺されたロザリオ 王冠なき王の為に
何度も受け継がれて 再びまた巡り会えた
Nokosareta rosario Oukan naki ou no tame ni
Nando mo uketsugarete Futatabi mata meguriaeta
The rosary bequeathed to the king who had no crown
Will be inherited over and over. We'll meet again once more.

 

こうして誰もが知る革命の歴史は
何も変わることなく 誰も消えることなく
Koushite dare mo ga shiru kakumei no rekishi ha
Nani mo kawaru koto naku Dare mo kieru koto naku
Like this, everyone knows the history of revolution.
Nothing will change. No one will disappear.

 

夢を見ていた 少年を待つ未来は
悲しいだけではない
彼は雄偉な王となった
Yume wo miteita Shounen wo matsu mirai ha
Kanashii dake de ha nai
Kare ha yuui na ou to natta
I dreamt that the future awaiting that boy
Was more than just sadness.
He became a magnificent king.











Notes
1. “Jidai” (“era”) is written, but Kamijo sings “toki” (“time”). I kept the original meaning because I felt it fit the translation better.
2. “Soba” (“beside”) is written, but Kamijo sings “tonari” (“beside”). “Tonari” has a sense of being closer than “soba”.

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