Yoin

Romaji and English translation of the song 余韻 (Yoin) from the album DIVISION by the GazettE.

Translator's Notes
  • Lyrics originally sung in English are in italics in the translation.
  • Words or phrases I felt were implied are in [brackets].
  • I also (usually) put repeats of chorus/verses/stanzas in [brackets] if they’re not written that way in the original lyrics for ease of singing along.
  • Any comments I had during the romajization/translation process will be included as footnotes so as not to disturb the flow of the song. They’re not required reading, but Ruki does some pretty nifty things with his lyrics/kanji choices, or sometimes there’s further explanations about words or phrases in there.

Yoin: Romaji

Yume no owari
Wazukana koe sae todokanu hodo
Fuhaishita

Gamen ni wa gi ga taezu
Yoin saemo kasunde

This scene
Kotoba tsunagi wa wo egaita setsubou
This scene
Sugisaru hibi ni
Usurete yuku inori yo umi he…

Utsukushiki hikari      wazukana shuu

This rain which melts into my skin
Slowly
Sotto fukaku      rinen no soko
Toikakeru you ni
Sou “itsuka wa kaze to bakeru”
Shitteita hazuda ne

Utsukushiki hikari wazuka na shuu
Mukidashi no anmoku ni kasokusuru kanjou no eshi

This rain which melts into my skin
Slowly
Sotto fukaku      rinen no soko
Tsukisa satta genjitsu
Soushitsu no umi
Muryoku wo satori
Nageita ano hi


Lingering Memory: Translation

The end of a dream
Corrupted
Until even a small voice can’t break through

Lies continually play on the screen
And even lingering memories become overshadowed

This scene
Where longing created an unending circle of connected words
This scene
In these days of death
Send a fading prayer to the sea…

A beautiful light     [with] a hint of ugliness

This rain which melts into my skin
Slowly
As if to ask
Gently, deeply      the depth of intent
Yes, “Someday you’ll transform into the wind”
I should have already known what to expect

A beautiful light     [with] a hint of ugliness
My emotional breakdown spurs on unspoken sincerity

This rain which melts into my skin
Slowly
Gently, deeply      the depth of intent
Severed reality
A sea of loss
An understanding of helplessness
I grieved that day

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Translator’s Notes:

  1. Ruki stated in an interview in Shoxx magazine (issue 235) that this song is about the tsunami and nuclear power plant accident, and how the impact of these events is still being felt.

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