ポルカドットスティングレイ (Polkadot Stingray) – 化身 (Keshin) Translation

Kanji: taken from the comment section

Translation

Title: Incarnation

Your earphones are once again tangled

The end always comes abruptly

The reason why I can’t take my eyes off of you

is perhaps because you look so dangerous?

What is right? Is that the enemy of evil?

This is way far from something “dramatic”

yet the inside of my shell

is a promised Eden*

The fact that I’m still expecting something

does look stupid, doesn’t it?

Isn’t it for my own sake? Even now

That anti-gravity force that wavers my hair

is so beautiful that I want to cut it off

I want you

I love you

I hate you

But I need you

I hate you

I don’t know that, I don’t know anymore

The night is longer than you think

I hate you

Anti-gravity force? That’s not it, that’s a lie

All you need is Money

Don’t ask me any further

I don’t even know myself anymore

I wanted to stand in front of you with a laughing face

But my eyes reflecting the blue-light**

are looking for you, who I can’t see

and my BPM slowly sinks

Your earphones are once again tangled

That innocent excuse of your

I can’t think of that as a lie, can’t I?

It’s like a daydream in cinemascope***

Where are you looking

while acting like a fool?

My quotation marks trap you

the words “I love you”

to whom refers?

They are so selfish and come too late

I want you

I love you

I hate you

But I need you

I love you and I hate you

Leave me be already

I don’t see why I should call this “love”

I hate you

Tonight, I must run away

It hurts, it hurts, but

I couldn’t fly away

You are not as kind as you’d think

You say that you were expecting such

but for whose sake was it?

I hate you

At this point, you know,

there’s no need for you to be the hero of justice

That’s the lie of the dear you

I want you

I love you

I hate you

But I need you

I hate you

I understand that, I do understand

That face of yours is so pretty I would like to warp it

I hate you

Anti-gravity force? That’s not it, that’s a lie

All I need is you

I want to surrender already!

An incarnation of a face that resembles yours listens to laughing voice

Notes and Others

Words in Italic are in English in the original lyrics.

*=just an expression to indicate an ideal place, not to be taken literally.

**=it’s the kind of light coming from electronic devices. This detail is fundamental because it explains the whole context of the song, where the main character is looking at the face of a past lover from the phone, probably on some social media.

***=it’s an old technique used for films where basically the image gets stretched on the screen and during filming through lenses. Again, most likely here is not be taken literally, but rather as a way to convey of feeling like dreaming with open eyes and seeing things in a deformed shape (perhaps bigger).

With this new single Polkadot Stingray went back to their origins and brought back their classic theme of the conflicted relationship with a past lover. This time the main character is looking at their phone while searching for an image of the former partner. At the same time a miriad of flash thoughts cross (probably) her mind, still wondering why she can’t let go of the image of (probably) his face and yet again looking for it. The fact that the two seem incompatible (that’s the anti-gravity force thr song talks about) should be enough to keep them apart, but it just seems like a lie when the main character ends up wondering what is he doing right now.

In the end, the main character finds him, or rather his image (an incarnation of sort) and and laughs to it, perhaps mocking it, or maybe pitying herself for her internal conflict.

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