Thursday, October 04, 2007

Lyrics by Seiyuu Morinaga Rika

On her blog today, tiny rocker-seiyuu Morinaga Rika 森永理科 posted some song lyrics she's working on. I liked them, and thought I'd make a stab at a translation.

Rika has been talking for months about the new single from her group function code(). It was just released a week ago. She says today that there are now ads all around the country and it may end up in the top twenty for the month. She says she has lots of work, both in anime and in music, and everyone is happy.

Rika was Ren in Kaze no Stigma, Mamiina in Simoun, and Souseiseki in Rozen Maiden, and will be Mako-chan in Minami-ke. She has her own style, a sort of goth-rock subculture style that makes a nice contrast with her 4'10", 82lb. frame. The Japanese lyrics are on her blog. You can hear some of her group's other music on their MySpace page.

Here are the lyrics:

transience
purity
beauty
preciousness
modestness
brutality
a girl
facing despair
hope
love
a swaying melody
my melody
a lovely name: "my melody"
alone
with an impulse to live
in elementary school, the word "egocentric" was going around
in elementary school, the words "that's just what she's like" were going around
in elementary school, the word "pull" was going around
in elementary school, the word "snake" was going around
destiny
injured children
those who believe in misfortune
uprightness
bushido
heart gone to an unknown destination
distrust
laziness
destructive behavior
terror
group-think
warmth
hospital
miracle
parents
curiosity
ascension
do you have a dream?
deficiency of spiritual immunity
people's daily degeneration.
uuuumu...



NOTE: I'm not certain of the translation of the word I have made "snake." The word habu, in katakana, can refer to a certain poisonous snake, or to the English word "hub." I wonder if it can mean "have," as well.

2 comments:

omo said...

Reminds me of 90s electronica...like that one song from Macross Plus, The Borderline.

Susan Davis said...

The photo makes her look an awful lot like Clare from Claymore.