Soundtrack Credits, Liner Notes, and Lyrics

Due to my stupidly late work schedule (I usually have to work until 10pm), I missed the delivery of the soundtrack yesterday.  Thankfully though, I was able to get it redelivered for this morning–and here it is!!

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The OST comes with two nice looking CDs with Zero’s glyph printed all over it and a gorgeous 16 page (including the front and back) booklet insert printed on “aged” matte or non-glossy paper.  I will get proper scans of this made later today but the pages in the booklet include the track list for both discs, a 2-page commentary by composer Okabe Keiichi, a 2-page black and white print of the artwork below, lyrics* for “Kuroi Uta”, “出蠢 / Out Come the Crawlers”, “防来 / Arrival of the Guards”, “侵贖 / Raid of Redemption”, “踊祝 / Celebratory Dance,” “友歌 / The Anthem of Camaraderie”, and “This Silence is Mine”.

Here’s a quick look at how I’m labelling each track:

BOLD: My English Translation
ITALIC: Official International Title
BOLD RED: Original Japanese Title

*  Please note that all transcriptions, translations, and interpretations on this page were made by me.  You are more than welcome to use the information here, but it would be greatly appreciated if you could credit my hard work as your source. Thank you!

** The information pertaining to the track list for the International release of the soundtrack was compiled thanks to the following Web site. http://drakengardgame.com

[EDIT: June 18th, 2014]
I’ve updated the track list below to include the official titles for each track for the International version of the soundtrack. Please notice that this is nearly a complete soundtrack, however; it is lacking both versions of “Kuroi Uta”, as depicted by a simple X below.

– DISC 1 –
[ 01 ] Better End
A Better End
Composed & Arranged by: Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
[ 02 ] Those Long Forgotten
Voidscape
忘彼 (Bouhi)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA) & Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
[ 03 ] Strike of the Valiant – Battle Stage
Thundervalor / Battleground
勇雷/戦場 (Yuurai/Senjou)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 04 ] Raid of Redemption
Corroscience
侵贖 (Shinshoku/Senjou)
Lyrics by:
Composed by:
Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Takahashi Kuniyuki & Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Takahashi Kuniyuki (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 05 ] The Descent of God
Descendeus
神降 (Shinkou)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
Emi Evans
[ 06 ] Merciless – Battle Stage
Antipurity / Battleground
不情/戦場 (Fujou/Senjou)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 07 ] Celebratory Dance – Battle Stage
Blissade / Battleground
踊祝/戦場 (Youshoku/Senjou)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA) & Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 08 ] A Narrow-minded Sin
Iniquitus
偏罪 (Henzai)
Composed & Arranged by: Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
[ 09 ] Counter Attack – Battle Stage
Registance / Battleground
応撃/戦場 (Ougeki/Senjou)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Takahashi Kuniyuki (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 10 ] Arrival of the Guards – Battle Stage
Prevolt / Battleground
防来/戦場 (Bourai/Senjou)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA) & Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 11 ] Vacant Noise
Aethervox
空音 (Kuuon)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
Emi Evans
Goto Takanori
[ 12 ] A Mysterious Spirit – Battle Stage
Pulchregeist / Battleground
奇霊/戦場 (Kidama/Senjou)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 13 ] Out Come the Crawlers – Battle Stage
Exvulsion / Battleground
出蠢/戦場 (Suishun/Senjou)
Lyrics by:
Composed by:
Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA) & Ishihama Kakeru (MONACA)
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 14 ] Altered Steps
Strumble
転歩 (Tenpo)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Ishihama Kakeru (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 15 ] The Leaves of Confusion – Battle Stage
Wilderblades / Battleground
乱葉/戦場 (Ranyou/Senjou)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 16 ] The Anthem of Camaraderie – Battle Stage
Companthem / Battleground
友歌/戦場 (Yuuka/Senjou)
Lyrics by:
Composed by:
Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Takahashi Kuniyuki (MONACA) & Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Takahashi Kuniyuki (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 17 ] A Deep Darkness
Nethernox
底闇 (Teian)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
Nakagawa Nami
[ 18 ] Exhausted 3
Exhausted 3
尽きる3 (Tsukiru 3)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Nagori Sawako & Kikuchi Hana
Sano Denji (DETUNE)
Uchida Maaya
[ 19 ] Censored Violence Piano Theme
Censorial Sonata
倫理の為のピアノ曲 (Ronri no tame no piano kyoku)
Composed & Arranged by: Hoashi Keigo (MONACA)
– DISC 2 –
[ 01 ] Kuroi Uta -black song-
X
クロイウタ (Kuroi Uta)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Strings by:
Kikuchi Hana
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Aoi Eir
Goto Takanori
Daisensei Muroya Strings
[ 02 ] Out Come the Crawlers / Phanuel
Exvulsion / Phaneul
出蠢/ファヌエル (Suishun/Fanueru)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Ishihama Kakeru (MONACA)
YoRHa
Goto Takanori
[ 03 ] Arrival of the Guards / Armaros
Prevolt / Armaros
防来/アルマロス (Bourai/Arumarosu)
Lyrics by:
Composed by:
Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA) & Goto Takanori
YoRHa
Goto Takanori
[ 04 ] Raid of Redemption / Almisael
Corroscience / Almisael
侵贖/アルミサエル (Shinshoku/Arumisaeru)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Kikuchi Hana
Toyama Akitaka (MONACA)
YoRHa
[ 05 ] Celebratory Dance / Egregori
Blissade / Egregori
踊祝/エグリゴリ (Yuushoku/Egurigori)
Lyrics by:
Composed by:
Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA) & Goto Takanori
YoRHa
Goto Takanori
[ 06 ] The Anthem of Camaraderie / Gabriel
Companthem / Gabriel
友歌/ガブリエル (Yuuka/Gaburieru)
Lyrics by:
Composed by:
Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA) & Goto Takanori
YoRHa
Goto Takanori
[ 07 ] Celebratory Dance / Raphael
Blissade / Raphael
踊祝/ラファエル (Yuushoku/Rafaeru)
Lyrics by:
Composed by:
Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA) & Ishihama Kakeru
Ishihama Kakeru (MONACA)
YoRHa
Goto Takanori
[ 08 ] The Anthem of Camaraderie / Abdiel
Companthem / Abdiel
友歌/アブディエル (Yuuka/Abudieru)
Lyrics by:
Composed by:
Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA) & Goto Takanori
YoRHa
Goto Takanori
[ 09 ] Arrival of the Guards – Zophiel
Prevolt / Zophiel
防来/ゾフィエル (Bourai/Zofieru)
Lyrics by:
Composed by:
Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA) & Goto Takanori
YoRHa
Goto Takanori
[ 10 ] Out Come the Crawlers / Galgaliel
Exvulsion / Galgaliel
出蠢/ガルガリエル (Suishun/Garugarieru)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Ishihama Kakeru (MONACA)
YoRHa
Goto Takanori
[ 11 ] Raid of Redemption / Ezrael
Corroscience / Ezrael
侵贖/イズライール (Shinshoku/Izuraiiru)
Lyrics by:
Composed by:
Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Toyama Akitaka & Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA) & Goto Takanori
YoRHa
Goto Takanori
[ 12 ] Kuroi Uta -black song- (International)
X
クロイウタ/日本国外向け製品収録版
(Kuroi Uta/Nihon Kokugai Muke Seihin Shuuroku Ban)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Strings by:
Kikuchi Hana
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Emi Evans
Goto Takanori
Daisensei Muroya Strings
[ 13 ] The Last Song
最後の歌 (Saigo no Uta)
Lyrics by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Kikuchi Hana
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA), Ishihama Kakeru (MONACA),
Toyama Akitaka
Emi Evans
Goto Takanori
[ 14 ] This Silence is Mine
X
This Silence is Mine
Lyrics and Composition by:
Composed & Arranged by:
Vocals by:
Guitar by:
Strings by:
Onitsuka Chihiro
Okabe Keiichi (MONACA)
Onitsuka Chihiro
Goto Takanori
Daisensei Muroya Strings

 

I did a little research to figure out how they came up with the English titles for the International soundtrack, and here’s some of my notes:

01  A Bitter End

02  Voidscape
Blending of “void” and “scape”
void: empty; ineffective; worthless
scape: scene or view of something; pictorial representation; seascape, landscape
Lit: forget/leave behind + he

03  Thundervalor / Battleground
Complete literal translation for the kanji 雷 as “thunder” and 勇 as “valor”.
Lit: lightning/thunder courage

04  Corroscience / Battleground
Blending of the Spanish ”currō” and “science”
corro: verb: to run, rush
science: archaic: knowledge of any kind
Blending of “corrosion” and “science” (thanks Dag!)
Lit: invade atone

05  Descendeus
Blending of “descend” and “god”
Lit: god fall

06  Antipurity / Battleground
Conjoining the “anti-“ prefix with the base word “purity”
anti: not, against, opposite
Lit: miserable; pitiable; shameful; deplorable: pathetic

07  Blissade / Battleground
Blending of “bliss” and “glissade”
bliss: joy
glissade: gliding step in ballet
Lit: dance celebration

08  Iniquitus
From Latin “iniquitas” meaning grossly unfair and morally wrong; sin
Lit: prejudiced sin

09  Registance / Battleground
Blending of “regiment” and “resistance”
-regi: Latin prefix meaning: king
Lit: return attack

10  Prevolt / Battleground
Blending of “prevent” and “revolt”
Lit: prevent/protect/defend + arrive

11  Aethervox
Blending of “aether” and “vox”
aether: aka. ethereal; heavenly or celestial; light, airy; upper regions of space
vox: Latin noun, voice
Lit: empty sound

12  Pulchregeist / Battleground
Play on the word “poltergeist”
pulchre: Latin adj., beautifully
geist: German noun., ghost
Lit: strange ghost

13  Exvulsion / Battleground
Blending of “exit” and “convulsion”;
Lit: exit squirm

14  Strumble
Blending of “stumble” and “strum”
stumble: to trip, falter
strum: to play a stringed instrument, i.e.. guitar
Lit: stumble steps

15  Wilderblades / Battleground
Blending of the words “bewilder” and “blade” as in a leaf rather than sword
bewilder: to confuse, puzzle completely
blade: Botany. a leaf of a plant; the broad part of a leaf
Lit: confusion leaf

16  Companthem / Battleground
Blending of “companion” and “anthem”
Lit: friend song

17  Nethernox
nether: low; down
nox: Greek goddess of the night
Lit: low darkness

18  Exhaustion 3

19  Censorial Sonata


 

The Last Song

Here’s a quick break down of the music that plays during the final boss battle of Branch D. The vocal lines by Emi Evans for Five-One uses her usual chaos language that she’s created in the past for Nier; therefore, it’s near to impossible to find accurate lyrics for this portion.

ZERO: Kuroi Hana

FIVE:  友歌 (ガブリエル&アブディエル)
The Anthem of Camaraderie / Companthem

FOUR:  出蠢 (ファヌエル&ガルガリエル)
Out Come the Crawlers / Exvulsion

THREE:  防来 (アルマロス&ゾフィエル)
Arrival of the Guards / Prevolt

TWO:  踊祝 (エグリゴリ&ラファエル)
Celebratory Dance / Blissade

ONE:  侵贖 (アルミサエル&イズライール)
Raid of Redemption / Corroscience

ALL:  Kuroi Hana

Comparison to the girls’ battle themes as opposed to “The Last Song”:

Five’s Battle ThemeOut Come the Crawlers / Exvulsion
|
|> The Last Song: FOUR

Four’s Battle ThemeArrival of the Guards / Prevolt
|
|> The Last Song: THREE

Three’s Battle ThemeRaid of Redemption / Corroscience
|
|> The Last Song: ONE

Two’s Battle ThemeCelebratory Dance / Blissade
|
|> The Last Song: TWO

One’s Battle ThemeThe Anthem of Camaraderie / Companthem
|
|> The Last Song: FIVE


 

Here are the credits with a little added information than is listed on the 14th page of the booklet:

All Music Production by MONACA
Music Composers & Arrangers:
Keiichi Okabe (MONACA)
Keigo Hoashi (MONACA)
Kuniyuki Takahashi (MONACA)
Kakeru Ishihama (MONACA)
Sanodg (DETUNE)
Akitaka Toyama
Takanori Goto

Vocalist:
Emi Evans:
Disc 1, Tracks 5, 11
Disc 2, Tracks 12, 13
Nami Nakagawa:
Disc 1, Tracks 3-4, 6-7, 9-10, 12-17
YoRHa:
Disc 2, Tracks 2-11
Maaya Uchida:
Disc 1, Track 18
Onitsuka Chihiro:
Disc 2, Track 14
Aoi Eir:
Disc 2, Track 1

Musicians:
Guitar: Takanori Goto
Strings: Daisensei Muroya Strings

Recording Studios:
Sound City
MONACA Studio

“クロイウタ” (Disc 2 M-1)
Music Compose & Arrange: Keiichi Okabe (MONACA)
Lyrics: Kikuchi Hana
Vocal: Eir Aoi
*copyright SME Records Inc.

“This Silence Is Mine” (Disc 2 M-14)
Music Compose, Lyrics & Vocal: Chihiro Onitsuka
Arrange: Keiichi Okabe (MONACA)

Mastering Engineer:
Masayo Takise (M’s disk)

Art Direction & Design:
Takaaki Inoue

CD Production Coordinators:
Soshi Yoshida
Nozomi Miyazawa
CD Production Assistant:
Hideki Umezu
Kai Ishikawa
CD Promotion Coordinator: Akio Shiraishi
CD Promotion Assistant: Akane Nakashima
CD Production Desk:
Yuka Kato
Tomomi Matsuo

CD Production Manager:
Yasuhiro Takamatsu

Division Executive:
Izumi Tsukushi

Corporate Executive:
Shinji Hashimoto

Executive Vice President:
Keiji Honda


-DRAG-ON DRAGOON3 Game Production-

Producer:
Masataka Shiba

Assistant Producer:
Kazuhiro Harada

Director:
Taro Yoko

Character Designer:
Kimihiko Fujisaka

Senior Publicity Producer:
Ryutaro Sasaki

Publicity Staff:
Gyotaro Sato

Special Thanks
Yuri Misumi (MONACA)
Hidekazu Tanaka (MONACA)
Takuya Iwasaki (ILCA)
Nao Hakumoto (ILCA)
Motoki Hirose (ILCA)

Presented by SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
http://soundtrack.jp.square-enix.com/


LINER NOTES


Composer Okabe Keiichi’s liner notes:

First of all, thank you very much for purchasing the DOD3 soundtrack. Could it be that the majority of those who purchased this CD also purchased the Nier soundtrack as well? Thanks to your support, we were able to release this soundtrack without any problems. I sincerely thank you for your support.

Then, for the production of the DOD3 sound, Director Yoko Taro suggested that we create “something different from Nier or even the previous DOD titles”. Even with this in mind or with the hint of “something like Nier = something like me”, it’s difficult to change the natural energy that comes out. As a result, I was able to compose themes that allowed one to truly feel what Nier was all about, it’s not about trying to do better than with Nier–things come naturally when I feel a sense that something is working right, I’d be very happy if you could have an open-mind for this area.

I believe the greatest differences between the music of the previous games, Nier, DOD1, and DOD2, is the beat and the strong distorted guitar boss themes. It’s not like I want to say “This is different from before, right?” or anything, but rather I want you to play the game and suddenly feel a nice “contrast” when it comes. That is one of the biggest musical concepts in DOD3.

Nier, DOD1 and 2 all shared the same “world view” musical concept . With DOD3, we have regular stage and boss battle themes, but while it feels like a soundtrack from a completely different game series, by constructing stage and boss themes that use the same melody as a motive, we can create a strong awareness of such expansive colors that are born from this sheer contrast.

It was the gorgeous Utahime Sisters that added their colors to the music and drew out the maximum appeal. If you compare the production of the normal instrumental BGM themes with adding the vocal line on top, it’s an extremely difficult task, but at the same time there’s a sense of unity between the game and the music, and even the story and design. By having various people sing for DOD3, I believe we were able to convey a different sort of appeal this time. More than anything, I myself felt encouraged by the Utahime Sisters, and therefore was able to thoroughly enjoy working on this soundtrack.

With these various thoughts and effort by the composers, I very strongly hope that everyone who gives this soundtrack a listen may feel something, or simply feel glad that you listened to it. Once again, thank you very much for listening to this CD.

 

Yoko Taro’s somewhat hidden and
incredibly TINY message:

Yoko (Y): Hello, I’m Yoko.  I am the creative director for Drag-on Dragoon 3.  Please allow me to write for these liner notes.

Zero (Z): Hello.  I’m Zero.  I’m the main character in Drag-on Dragoon 3.

Y: Did you just bite me?

Z: No, I did not.

Y: Is that so?  So anyway, Miss Zero, although it appears like you play the main lead in this story, do you have any comments for this soundtrack?

Z: Not particularly.

Y: You could talk about your relations with Mr. Okabe or maybe your expectations for the songs on the CD– like it says here in this E-mail from the manager at Square Enix.

Z: I’ve never met him before, so I don’t know about that.  I’ve never heard the music either, so I have no clue.  May I go?

Y: It looks like we need more words, so you can’t leave yet.

Z: Tsk.

Y: Did you just ‘tsk’ me?

Z: I did.

Y: I see.  Anyway, Miss Zero, what sort of music do you usually listen to?

Z: I don’t listen to music or anything for that matter.  This is a Fantasy setting so there are no machines to listen to music.

Y: Please don’t talk about the setting.  The fans are probably watching.

Z: Fans?

Y: The game fans.

Z: Is that so.  Sorry.

Y: It’s alright.

Z: You don’t have any other questions?

Y: Um, let’s see.  It says, “Thank the listeners.”

Z: Listeners?

Y: It’s another message for those who listened to this CD.

Z: No, I didn’t make that music so I really don’t have anything else to say.

Y: Yes, you’re right.

Z: ……

Y: ……So, I’d like to end the liner notes here.

Z: Thank you very much.

Y: Thank you very much.

 

LYRICS


出蠢 / Out Come the Crawlers
Five’s Battle Theme
Lyrics: Kikuchi Hana

ツヨクキヨクシロクツメ
ヨワククラククロクキバ
イツカハナガトワニサクト
タカクトオクアオクヨブ
アツクコオルカゼノコエ
イツカハナガホロブイマヨ

【ROMAJI】

tsuyoku kiyoku shiroku tsume
yowaku kuraku kuroku kiba
itsuka wa naga towa ni saku to
takaku tooku aoku yobu
atsuku kooru kaze no koe
itsuka hana ga horobu ima yo

【訳】

強くて清らかで白い爪です。
弱くて暗くて黒い牙です。
いつか花が永遠に咲く、と言われていました。
高くて遠くて青く呼びます。
熱く凍る風の声です。
いつか花が滅びますが、それは今です。

【ENGLISH】

Pure and strong are these white claws.
Dark and weak are these black teeth.
It’s said someday the flower shall bloom eternally.
Tall, strong, and blue, it is summoned.
Hot and freezing is the voice of the wind.
Someday the flower shall be destroyed, and it shall be now.

 

防来 / Arrival of the Guards
Four’s Battle Theme
Lyrics: Kikuchi Hana

イツモノゾクココロコロス
ジブンイツシカキエ
ツメヲハジライ
ダレモミナイイマモクラク
ヒトリナイテル

【ROMAJI】

itsumo nozoku kokoro korosu
jibun itsushika kie
tsume wo hajirai
daremo minai ima mo kuraku
hitori naiteru

【訳】

何時も覗いている心を殺します。
自分はいつか消えるでしょう。
爪をはじらいます。
誰にも見られず 今も暗闇の中にいます。
笑顔はどこにもありません。
一人で泣いています。

【ENGLISH】

I must always kill my wondering heart.
For I shall disappear in time.
These nails blush.
No one can see, now in the depths of darkness.
There are no smiles here.
I’m crying all alone.

 

侵贖 / Raid of Redemption
Three’s Battle Theme
Lyrics: Kikuchi Hana

オヤスミヤスミヤスミオオシニ
オヤスミヤスミヤスミオオサイヤク
オヤスミヤスミヤスミオオシニ
ニエドレイニミルコウガン
クルシミルシミルシミオオトガ
クルシミルシミルシミオオユルサジ
クルシミルシミルシミオオトガ
シノアマイカオリキタル

【ROMAJI】

oyasumi yasumi yasumi oo shi ni
oyasumi yasumi yasumi oo saiyaku
oyasumi yasumi yasumi oo shi ni
nie dorei ni miru kougan
kurushimi rushimi rushimi oo toga
kurushimi rushimi rushimi oo yurusaji
kurushimi rushimi rushimi oo toga
shi no amai kaori kitaru

【訳】

眠ってください。死を与えます。
眠ってください。災厄を与えます。
眠ってください。死を与えます。
生け贄を従えた賤しき者達が呪うでしょう。
苦しんでください。罰を与えます。
苦しんでください。許す事はありません。
苦しんでください。罰を与えます。
死の甘い香りがやってきます。

【ENGLISH】

Sleep. I shall give thee death.
Sleep. I shall give thee disaster.
Sleep. I shall give thee death.
Those low-lifes who went along with the sacrifice shall be cursed.
Suffer. I shall give thee thy punishment.
Suffer. There shall be no forgiveness.
Suffer. I shall give thee thy punishment.
The sweet scent of death is near.

 

踊祝 / Celebratory Dance
Two’s Battle Theme
Lyrics: Kikuchi Hana

サマヨイイノチガイマモホエル
シズミシハナビラトオクミエル
オチテハウカビシカゲトモオドリヲ
ウタイシオトメガヤミニタエル
ウシナウコトバガイツカキエル
ヒカリノカゲマウヤミイルヤマイガ

【ROMAJI】

samayoi inochi ga ima mo hoeru
shizumishi hanabira tooku mieru
ochite wa ukabishi kage tomo odori o
utaishi otome ga yami ni taeru
ushinau kotoba ga itsuka kieru
hikari no kage mau yami iru yamai ga

【訳】

彷徨う命が今も吼えています。
沈む花びらが遠くに見えます。
落ちては浮かぶ影達と踊ります。
乙女の歌が闇の中で絶えます。
失う言葉はいつか消えます。
光の影が舞い、闇より病がやってきます。

【ENGLISH】

The wandering life even howls at this moment.
I can see petals sinking in the distance.
They seem to dance with the shadows as they fall.
The maiden’s song persists through the darkness.
Lost words shall always disappear.
Shadows of light dance, a sickness from the darkness is near.

 

友歌 / The Anthem of Camaraderie
One’s Battle Theme
Lyrics: Kikuchi Hana

メマイトジコメトキオコエユク
ウソヲヌリユクキオクウラギリ
アガチガシガキガ
イノチガワタシノ
リガクガヨガメガ
アノイミイツカハ

【ROMAJI】

memai tojikome toki okoeyuku
uso o nuruyuku kioku uragiri
a ga, chi ga, shi ga, ki ga
inochi ga utashi no
ri ga, ku ga, yo ga, me ga
ano imi itsuka wa

【訳】

目眩を抑える時を超えます。
嘘で塗り固めた記憶を誤認します。
貴方が、血が、死が、狂気が、
私の命となります。
理が、苦しみが、世界が、眼が、
私の意味をいつか知るでしょう。

【ENGLISH】

When dizziness overcomes me, I transcend time.
Drenched in lies, I falsely perceive my memories.
You, blood, death, and madness,
Shall become my life.
Reason, pain, the world, and sight,
Shall someday know my significance.

  • Eir_Beaumont

    I was expecting bodily harm to be inflicted on Taro during this conversation. Damn it, especially after that cruel, cruel rhythm game we got put through again this time with added camera effects, off beat notes, and extreme tempo changes.

    • lol I know!! I looked through the CD insert and originally couldn’t find his liner notes… but I saw he said that they were a bit *ahem* hard to see, so I took a closer look while I was on the way home from work on the train….and about busted out laughing. I -completely- didn’t see it without his hint. xP It was a thoroughly entertaining conversation with Zero, too. hahaha

      Yeah…that last stage was hell. Looking back now, though, it was quite enjoyable as well. XD

  • h_natasia

    Can you translate Kuroi Uta as well??
    BTW, dat Yoko Taro & Zero conversation… I’d imagine Maaya Uchida’s voice there

    • Oh, I never thought of translating that one. I thought maybe someone had already done it. I’ll give it a look again tomorrow.

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