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[Lyrics] baroque - sug life (album) kanji/romaji/english

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Took me long enough to start translating their lyrics. Ryo's lyrics are quite well known for being cryptic, or better yet, maybe even senseless. If you've seen some of the English (or even attempted reading/translating his lyrics) you're probably wondering what the heck this dude is talking about, as I have. Some lyrics have more clarity, but some make almost no sense at all. Years ago I even once asked someone to translate Gariron for me and all I got back was how fucking stoned they were while writing the song looool. So please excuse some of my translations if they sound bad or weird. they were originally bad

Well, despite saying all that, there is a beauty in some of Ryo's lyrical writing, so I hope fans of them will still enjoy these translations! ^^

I will update this post until I'm done translating all of them.

 

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[2004.09.01] sug life

All lyrics written by Ryo. Tracks 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 composed by Kei.

Tracks 2, 4, 6, composed by Akira. Tracks 5, 9 composed by baroque.

 

1. untitled

 

2. style

Spoiler

Kanji:
キミの キミの 方に
手を伸ばす 匂い
菜々色の 丘に
懐かしむ 香り

キミの キミの そばに
となり合う ソファーに
魅入る 魅入る 丘に
季節 香る 匂い

キミと キミの 間に
意味のない 距離
七色の 空に
懐かしむ 香り

キミと キミの そばに
何気ない 今日
魅入る 魅入る 丘に
季節 香る 匂い

*さぁ キミ 待つ 列車
あてもなく 目指す旅
そう明日を 待つ 列車
走り出す 走るりズム

**さぁ キミ 待つ 列車
まだ見えぬ 向こう 目指す旅
そう明日を 待つ 列車
揺れ動き 走るりズム

菜々咲く 野に
懐かしむ 香り
キミの キミの 方に
声鳴らす 人

魅入る 魅入る 野に
季節 香る 匂い
キミの キミの 想い
止まる 時計の様に

*repeat

**repeat

さぁ キミ 待つ 列車
ざわめき ココロ 隠す度に
そう明日を 待つ 列車
日を巡り 陽は沈む

さぁ キミ 待つ 列車
あてもなく 目指す旅
そう明日を 待つ 列車
陽は沈み 走るりズム

Romaji:
KIMI no KIMI no hou ni
te o nobasu nioi
nanairo no oka ni
natsukashimu kaori

KIMI no KIMI no soba ni
tonariau SOFA ni
miiru miiru oka ni
kisetsu kaoru nioi

KIMI to KIMI no ma ni
imi no nai kyori
nanairo no sora ni
natsukashimu kaori

KIMI to KIMI no soba ni
nanigenai kyou
miiru miiru oka ni
kisetsu kaoru nioi

*saa KIMI matsu ressha
atemonaku mezasu tabi
sou asu o matsu ressha
hashiridasu hashiru RIZUMU

**saa KIMI matsu ressha
mada mienu mukou mezasu tabi
sou asu o matsu ressha
yureugoki hashiru RIZUMU

nana saku no ni
natsukashimu kaori
KIMI no KIMI no hou ni
koe narasu hito

miiru miiru no ni
kisetsu kaoru nioi
KIMI no KIMI no omoi
tomaru tokei no you ni

*repeat

**repeat

saa KIMI matsu ressha
zawameki KOKORO kakusu tabi ni
sou asu o matsu ressha
hi o meguri hi wa shizumu

saa KIMI matsu ressha
atemonaku mezasu tabi
sou asu o matsu ressha
hi wa shizumi hashiru RIZUMU

English:
To and to your side
A hand-reaching scent
On the green-colored[1] hill
A nostalgic fagrance

By and by your side
On neighboring sofas
On a charming, charming hill
The sweet fagrance of seasons

Time and time with you
A meaningless distance
In the sky of seven colors
A nostalgic fagrance

By and by your side
A relaxing day
On a charming, charming hill
The sweet fagrance of seasons

*Come, a train waits for you
The journey moves on aimlessly
Yes, a train that waits for tomorrow
A running, and running rhythm

**Come, a train waits for you
The journey moves on without seeing the beyond
Yes, a train that waits for tomorrow
A vibrating, and running rhythm

In a field of blooming greens
A nostalgic fragrance
To and to your side
A person chimes in their voice

In a charming, charming field
The sweet fragrance of seasons
Thoughts and thoughts of you
Like a clock that stops

*repeat

**repeat

Come, a train waits for you
Each time you hide a stirring mind
Yes, a train that waits for tomorrow
Cycling a day, the sun sinks

Come, a train waits for you
A journey that moves on aimlessly
Yes, a train that waits for tomorrow
The sun sinks, a running rhythm
--------------------------
Notes:
For some reason all the lines in the booklet were very unorganized, so I rearranged them so that they'd follow the song, as it should.
KIMI is written in katakana(キミ), meaning that the word can have various meanings due to the lack of kanji. My initial thought was that the word can be translated as 'you' from the kanji 君, which is what I did, but other meanings show that it can also be translated as 'sensation/feeling' from the kanji 気味. Both meanings fit well into the context in my opinion, and I think it was Ryo's intention to imply these two meanings, with the more obvious one being 'you'.
[1] Translated from 菜々色(nanairo), which literally means the 'color of greens/vegetables'. (note: the kanji is written differently from the word meaning 'seven colors')

 

3. ガリロン/Gariron

 

4. 歪/Ibitsu

 

5. rump

 

6. ヒトのイロ/Hito no iro

Spoiler

Kanji: ヒトのイロ
点 剥が ヒトのイロ
点 混ざす イロのヒト
点 刻む 方へ

ただ ワンダーカラー 中で
泡 アンダーカラー 奏でた

ただ ワンダーカラー ひろげて
泡 アンダーカラー 奏でる

Romaji: Hito no iro
ten haku ga hito no iro
ten mazasu iro no hito
ten kizamu hou e

tada WANDA- KARA- naka de
awa ANDA- KARA- kanadeta

tada WANDA- KARA- hirogete
awa ANDA- KARA kanaderu

English: Color of People
Point,[1] discoloration is the color of people
Point, mix colorful people
Point, to a carve

Only within wonder color
Foams from under color had danced

Only when wonder color spreads
Foams from under color will dance
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Notes:
[1] 'Point' as in listing several points. The original Japanese word I translated it from, 点(ten), can have various meanings too (e.g. dot, mark), but the way Ryo wrote them down like a list I figured he was talking about several 'points' so I translated it as that.

 

7. exit

Spoiler

Kanji: exit
浮かんだ舟に
乗せた 指先 沈む ばかり
掴む雲に
寄せる 階段の底で 絶っている ヒトリ
忘れ 去られ

止まる 音に
乗せた 指先 揺れる 波の 波形
深い眠り
沈む 黒い海に 舞っている 星に

カベを
覗き込む ソコに 染まれば ほら
淡い
宇宙を
カタチ 象る 底 埋まっている 箱に
忘れ 去られ

そっと
文字詰まる 箱の舟に

そっと
海浮かぶ 波にフワリ

そっと
地球から 逃げ出す 独り

僕を
包み込んでくれよ

そっと
新たな 星に ポロリ

そっと
眺める 僕 ヒトリ

そっと
雲揺らぐ 粒の イロに

そっと
ソラ 殻 降る ヒカリ

僕を
塗りつぶしてくれよ

そっと
気づかない 闇に クラリ

そっと

Romaji: exit
ukanda fune ni
noseta yubisaki shizumu bakari
tsukamu kumo ni
yoseru kaidan no soko de tatteiru hitori
wasure sarare

tomaru oto ni
noseta yubisaki yureru nami no namigata
fukai nemuri
shizumu kuroi umi ni matteiru hoshi ni

kabe o
nozokikomu soko ni somareba hora
awai
sora o
katachi katadoru soko umatteiru hako ni
wasure sarere

sotto
moji tsumaru hako no fune ni

sotto
umi ukabu nami no fuwari

sotto
koko kara nigedasu hitori

boku o
tsutsumikondekure yo

sotto
aratana hoshi ni porori

sotto
nagameru boku hitori

sotto
kumo yuragu tsubu no iro ni

sotto
sora kara furu hikari

boku o
nuritsubushitekure yo

sotto
kidzukanai yami ni kurari

sotto

English: exit
On a floating boat
My placed on fingertips do nothing but sink
In the seizing cloud
Approaching at the bottom of the stairs, I am cut off alone
Being forgotten and sent away

To a halting sound
My placed on fingertips sway in ripples
A deep sleep
Sinking in the dark sea, to the dancing stars

Peering into
A wall, if you put a stain there, look
It’s faint
Form the sky[1]
Into shapes, into a box buried at the bottom
Being forgotten and sent away

Softly
In a boat full of letters

Softly
Floating in the sea, gently in waves

Softly
Escaping from here[2] alone

Please
Hold me in

Softly
Crying to a new star

Softly
I gaze alone

Softly
The clouds sway, to a drop of color

Softly
The light that falls from the sky husk

Please
Paint it over me

Softly
Fainting[3] in the unnoticeable darkness

Softly
-----------------------------
Notes:
[1] Ryo sings そら/sora(sky), however it is written as 宇宙/uchuu(universe) in the lyrics.
[2] Ryo sings ここ/koko(here), however it is written as 地球/chikyuu(earth) in the lyrics.
[3] The word I translated this from is クラリ/kurari, which I couldn't find the definition for. I think Ryo might have created this word to poetically rhyme with other words used in the lyrics like ポロリ/porori(crying/tears dripping) and フワリ/fuwari(gently). Since クラリ/kurari sounds pretty close to the word クラ/kura(sfx for dizzy) and 眩み/kurami(to be dazzled/dizzied) I decided to interpret it as "fainting", which is a little different, but it sounds more poetic and aligns better with Ryo's lyrical writing.

 

8. Ila.

 

9. bug

 

10. Nutty a hermit.

 

11. sound of respire

Spoiler

Kanji: sound of respire
すすり泣いた音
雨 弾ける 音 みたいに
タイミング 歯車 ズレタ みたいに
過ぎ去る 感覚 の 音

皆 笑った音
小鳥 さえずる 音
毎日訪れば ココロ 響く
そっと 流れる メロディー

怒鳴り散らす音
ヒカリ 荒れた 音 みたいに
タイミング 歯車 ズレタ みたいに
過ぎ去る 感覚 の 音

見えずる ココロの音
雲 さえぎる 音
タイミング訪れば ココロ ひらく
ほら 流れる メロディー

包み込む音
さぁ この音 みたいに
唄に とけ込む様に

つくりだす 音に
ヒカリ スロウに
言葉 みたいに
流れる 詩

うみだす 音に
ヒカリ スロウに
言葉 みたいに
流れる メロディー

Romaji: sound of respire
susuri naita oto
ame hajikeru oto mitai ni
TAIMINGU haguruma zureta mitai ni
sugisaru kankaku no oto

minna waratta oto
kotori saezuru oto
mainichi otozureba kokoro hibiku
sotto nagareru MERODI-

donarichirasu oto
hikari areta oto mitai ni
TAIMINGU haguruma zureta mitai ni
sugisaru kankaku no oto

miezuru kokoro no oto
kumo saegiru oto
TAIMINGU otozureba kokoro hiraku
hora nagareru MERODI-

tsutsumikomu oto
saa kono oto mitai ni
uta ni tokekomu you ni

tsukuridasu oto ni
hikari SUROU ni
kotoba mitai ni
nagareru uta

umidasu oto ni
hikari SUROU ni
kotoba mitai ni
nagareru MERODI-

English: sound of respire
Sobbing sounds
Like the sound of rain popping
Like the uneven timing gears
Sounds of a passing feeling

Sounds of everyone laughing
Sounds of baby birds chirping
If you visit everyday, your mind echoes
A soft flowing melody

Yelling sounds
Like the sound of stormy light
Like the uneven timing gears
Sounds of a passing feeling

Sounds of a seeing mind
Sounds of obstructing clouds
If you visit with timing, your mind opens
See, it's a flowing melody

Sounds of enveloping
Come, like this sound
Like you're melting into a song

To creating sounds
To a glowing slow
Like words
A flowing poetry

To creating sounds
To a glowing slow
Like words
A flowing melody

 

12. キャラメルドロップス/Caramel Drops

 

13. グラフィックノイズ/Graphic Noise

 

14. untitled

 

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Corrections and suggestions are much welcomed!

Thanks for looking and enjoy~ ^^

Edited by plastic_rainbow
added track 7

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freaking awesome, thanks for this!

 

the way Ryo writes gives me some serious Haikai feels, I don't know if you are familiar with it. It's a kind of short poetry, usually in three or four sentences, that vividly describes sounds, colors, weather, nature...  Not so much structurally, but the way he describes things makes them sound so real, so haikai-ish.

 

Really, great post! looking forward to more of it!

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21 hours ago, chemicalpictures said:

freaking awesome, thanks for this!

 

the way Ryo writes gives me some serious Haikai feels, I don't know if you are familiar with it. It's a kind of short poetry, usually in three or four sentences, that vividly describes sounds, colors, weather, nature...  Not so much structurally, but the way he describes things makes them sound so real, so haikai-ish.

 

Really, great post! looking forward to more of it!

 

you're welcome!

and no, i'm not familiar with haikai. but to be compared with that kind of poetic form (which i'm guessing was practiced by scholars) really describes his skill of lyrical writing. it's always interesting to see how other people interpret his lyrics so thanks for sharing~ ^^

Edited by plastic_rainbow

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woah woah woah thank you so much omg

this album was my intro to vk and i am so happy to finally see someone start on translating it! especially style

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Thanks so much for this post ^^ this album is a masterpiece, I am also very happy to see that it's being translated. I really appreciated exit lyrics, it's an epic song and the lyric is very poetic, I agree Ryo is a bit hard to understand but there is deep meaning and it always rhymes beautifully when he sings ❤️

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On 11/28/2018 at 2:43 PM, deedlitmurata said:

Thanks so much for this post ^^ this album is a masterpiece, I am also very happy to see that it's being translated. I really appreciated exit lyrics, it's an epic song and the lyric is very poetic, I agree Ryo is a bit hard to understand but there is deep meaning and it always rhymes beautifully when he sings ❤️

you're welcome! and yeah, i have a feeling that there is a much deeper meaning to exit as seeing him nearly crying while singing it in their last live dvd just broke my heart.

i absolutely adore sound of respire and love it more for the lyrics. it's rather uplifting but cherishes the essence of living and the little things that make people happy. at least that's my interpretation. i like that ryou's lyrics aren't all typically edgy or about some breakup, which is nice to see once in a while.

 

man, it's been a year since i last translated from this album but i really hope to find some time to pick it up again~!!! ><

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