摩天楼オペラ (Matenrou Opera) – Helios Translation

Kanji

Translation

We cannot find any god to pray to no more

and we just stand here,

helpless, just feeling the present.

It’s not something I should hate

nor should I hate someone because of this,

I understand that,

I see the road I should follow, don’t be afraid.

I look up at the rain stricking the ground and raise my arm as to stop it,

I changed the warmth that my heart desidered into my voice and sang.

Don’t fill even your heart with that freezing sadness,

please, listen to my voice

A smile is still there, inside me, inside you,

you should cry as much as you want,

because in the end that smile will be waiting for you.

I look up at the rain stricking the ground and raise my arm as to stop it,

the warmth that my heart desidered…

Oh, light of hope, engulf everything! Soar over everything, high like the sky!

All over the sky, to the end of the world, like the breath of life,

I start singing as if I was about to explode and the glimmering scream of existence

make my whole body resound and vibrate

The tender feeling of being able to love,

my chest does know that.

My temperature rises, my voice withers

and we all burn the same life away…

Notes and Others

Man, this song aged a lot…

Looking back at it, I’d say the first 2/3 are definetely an average 2010 era Visual-Kei song, but then that damn final part comes in saying “‘sup, we are Matenrou Opera, you dig?” and blows me away still to this day. I don’t know, those last lines to me are so fitting with the melody, Sono’s vibrato and message of the song, they are just great.

And the last line. Oh.my.god. That to me is a beautiful verse if I ever saw one. Perfect closing, deep meaning, in the right spot: I wish I wrote that. Every time I think I might be over Visual-Kei, that line comes to mind just to remember that these guys (talking about the band and the scene) have such a huge potential that is unlikely for me to just find a new thing to obsess on.

Hopefully, my translation made you appreciate those lines too.

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