THE INVISIBLE WALL

Romaji and English translation of the song THE INVISIBLE WALL from the album DIM and the compilation album TRACES BEST 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.

THE INVISIBLE WALL: Romaji

Pig that is soaked in soup of crime
It is a pain of the children whom you murdered
Hate yourself

In the maze without an end…
Why do you still breathe?

Gareki no shita de shinjitsu ga no tauchi mawaru e wa nani yorimo fukai
[The invisible wall]
Kodoku     zouo     shitto     fuan     kyomu ni saita muhyojou     nani yorimo omoi
[The invisible wall]

Sanjou oou     fujori ni omaeta warau aozora

In the maze without an end…ayamachi ni obore
In the maze without an end…Why do you still breathe?

Sorrow made you
In the bottom of the dark [dead] sea
Sorrow made you
Tsugunai tsudzuke…And die

Pig that is soaked in soup of crime…

In the maze without an end…「Hate yourself」 ayamachi ni obore
In the maze without an end…「Hate yourself」 Why do you still breathe?

Sorrow made you
In the bottom of the dark [dead] sea
Sorrow made you
Aijou mo shiranu kodoku na PAREEDO
Sorrow made you
[In the bottom of the dark [dead] sea
Sorrow made you
Tsugunai tsudzuke…And die]

Sorrow made you
In the maze without an end…Why do you still breathe?


THE INVISIBLE WALL: Translation

Pig that is soaked in soup of crime
It is a pain of the children whom you murdered
Hate yourself

In the maze without an end…
Why do you still breathe?

The image of the truth writhing beneath the rubble is the most powerful of all
[The invisible wall]
Of the isolation,     hatred,     envy,     and anxiety,     it’s the worthlessness that Overshadowed your expressionless face     that’s the hardest of all for you to bear
[The invisible wall]

The blue sky seems almost absurdly to smile     but it hides a gruesome spectacle

In the maze without an end… drown in your sins
In the maze without an end…Why do you still breathe?

Sorrow made you
In the bottom of the dark [dead] sea
Sorrow made you
Atone for your sins…And die

Pig that is soaked in soup of crime…

In the maze without an end…「Hate yourself」 drown in your sins
In the maze without an end…「Hate yourself」 Why do you still breathe?

Sorrow made you
In the bottom of the dark [dead] sea
Sorrow made you
An endless parade of isolation: you’ll never know affection
Sorrow made you
[In the bottom of the dark [dead] sea
Sorrow made you
Atone for your sins…And die]

Sorrow made you
In the maze without an end…Why do you still breathe?

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Translator’s Notes:

  1. The song is written about someone who has committed a crime (specifically a murderer of children, but the sentiments could be applied to anyone guilty of a crime, not necessarily just that person in particular).  The “invisible wall” is there even after they’ve atoned for what they’ve done, always a constant reminder of the thing they did, and they can’t move beyond it or get over it.  The line about the “truth writhing beneath the rubble” also seems to allude to the fact that even if you were somehow to tear down the wall, the truth would still be there, buried beneath the wreckage, so it would never completely go away.

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