Comic Relief – Hello Sleepwalkers

Comic Relief – Hello Sleepwalkers

lyrics&music: シュンタロウ (Shuntarou)
album: Masked Monkey Awakening (2014)

English Translation

Comic Relief

“That’s the matter, Mr. D
The masterpiece in the mystery has burned in a blaze with no trace at the place
You know, absence of evidence will only prove his innocence
So shall we make a fake to trick them
Like she stuck the painter in the right chest?”

Let’s give them a loud ovation
A play of the century is about to start
Please keep paying attention to everything
Now, the curtain goes up

A distorted consistency, the reality in the fiction.
Parallel lines intersecting, ravens of daybreak.
A distorted lawfulness, the secrecy of the forgery.
Lines of Saturn (1) intersecting, a vivid death.
It’s my final form, another philosophy.
It’s a sentimental matter, another thing to laugh about.

“Stop acting like a victim.
I’m sure it’s not a big deal. Look at it this way.
There’s nothing weird about a judgment
I’ll make. Every achievement calls for sacrifice.
Fools miss their chance to cast the dice.
Just do as I say or I’ll have to make a move
like she stuck the painter in the right chest.”

I’ll show you a revolution that no one has ever seen before
The ultimate dramatic tension and catastrophe will uncover the truth
Make a funny face, put on a leading role, hey!
It’s funny and laughable as a sad drama, after all.

I sing on the dramatic stage of the lovely marionette;
“that’s how I hid the beating of my quiet chest that evening”.
I covered my whole body in a decorative imitation and said:
“Come and see where I keep my wounds”
Who would ever want to fix me?

The one who stood alone on stage
is dancing, as expected,
embracing an appropriate loneliness.

I will defy your expectations at the very end of this threadbare plot
It’s not just another fiction
The sound of a bell is ringing right there
Make a funny face, put on a leading role, hey!
It’s funny and laughable as a sad drama, after all.

 

(1) – in palmistry, the Line of Saturn is also frequently called the “line of Fate” [more info]

 

Romaji

Comic Relief

“That’s the matter, Mr. D. The masterpiece in the mystery has burned
in a blaze with no trace at the place.
You know, absence of evidence will only prove his innocence.
So shall we make a fake to trick
them like she stuck the painter in the right chest?”

Let’s give them a loud ovation
A play of the century is about to start
Please keep paying attention to everything
Now, the curtain goes up

Hizume seigousei kyokou no jijitsu
Kousaku heikousen yoake no karasu
Hizume seitousei gizou no kimitsu
Kousaku unmeisen azayakana shi
Sore wa kansei katachi deatte mata tetsugaku taikei de aru
Sore wa kanjouron deatte mata yayuteki hanron de aru

Stop acting like a victim, I’m sure it’s not a big deal
Look at it this way, there’s nothing weird about a judgement I’ll make
Every achievement calls for sacrifice
Fools miss their chance to cast the dice
Just do as I say or I’ll have to make a move
Like she stuck the painter in the right chest

I’ll show you a revolution that no one has ever seen before
The ultimate dramatic tension and catastrophe will uncover the truth
Kokkeina kao shite
shuyaku wo kidotte yo hora
Kanashii drama hodo
okashikute waraeru kara

Itaikena marionette
butai no ue de utatta
Ano yoru wa shizuka datta
mune no kodou wo kakusu ni wa
Magai mono no soushoku wo
karadajuu ni makitsuke itta
“Oideyo kizu wo aite”
dare wo sukutta tsumori darou

Sono suteeji ni tatta hitori
nozonda toori odoru
fusawashii kodoku wo daite

I will defy your expectations at the very end of this threadbare plot
It’s not just another fiction, the sound of a bell is ringing right there
Kokkeina kao shite
shuyaku wo kidotte yo hora
Kanashii drama
hodo okashikute waraeru kara


Kanji (credits: mojim)

Comic Relief

“That’s the matter, Mr. D. The masterpiece in the mystery has burned
in a blaze with no trace at the place.
You know, absence of evidence will only prove his innocence.
So shall we make a fake to trick
them like she stuck the painter in the right chest?”

Let’s give them a loud ovation
A play of the century is about to start
Please keep paying attention to everything
Now, the curtain goes up

歪め整合性 虚構の事実
交錯平行線 夜明けの烏
歪め正当性 偽造の機密
交錯運命線 鮮やかな死
それは完成形であって また哲学体系である
それは感情論であって また揶揄的反論である

“Stop acting like a victim.
I’m sure it’s not a big deal. Look at it this way.
There’s nothing weird about a judgment
I’ll make. Every achievement calls for sacrifice.
Fools miss their chance to cast the dice.
Just do as I say or I’ll have to make a move
like she stuck the painter in the right chest.”

I’ll show you a revolution that no one has ever seen before
The ultimate dramatic tension and catastrophe will uncover the truth
滑稽な顔して 主役を気取ってよ ほら
悲しいドラマほど 可笑しくて笑えるから

いたいけなマリオネット 舞台の上で歌った
「あの夜は静かだった 胸の鼓動を隠すには」
まがい物の装飾を 体中に巻き付け言った
「おいでよ 傷を開いて」誰を救ったつもりだろう

そのステージに たった一人
望んだ通り踊る
相応しい孤独を抱いて

I will defy your expectations at the very end of this threadbare plot
It’s not just another fiction
The sound of a bell is ringing right there
滑稽な顔して 主役を気取ってよ ほら
悲しいドラマほど 可笑しくて笑えるから

Translation and romaji by me. Please don’t claim as yours. Credit if you use.
English is not my first language, feel free to let me know if there is any mistake.
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