東の国のワルツ | Higashi no Kuni no Waltz

Title: 東の国のワルツ
Romaji: Higashi no Kuni no Waltz
Translation: Waltz of the eastern country
Arrangement: Comp
Lyrics: Ranko no Ane
Vocals: Ranko

Original theme:

  • Necro-Fantasia – Touhou Youyoumu ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom; Yukari Yakumo’s theme

Albums:

  • Gensou Homo Ludens (track 8)
  • Utau Acoustic Vol.2 (track 2)
  • Touhou Gensoukyou UROBOROS 5 [Toranoana] (dvd, side 4, track 5)
  • Yuusei Hakurankai (track 19)
  • Yuusei Hakurankai MEMORIAL DISC (track 4)

DVD appearances:

  • Higashi no Kuni ~BUTAOTOME PV Shuu~ (PV)

Sample:

Nicovideo PV

Versions

  • Original version: the one released on Gensou Homo Ludens and the various best of albums.
  • Acoustic ver: available only on the event-limited Utau Acoustic Vol.2.
  • MEMORIAL ver: an instrumental rearrangement. Available only on the event-limited Yuusei Hakurankai MEMORIAL DISC.

In the PV, the vocals are credited as Ranko and “Young Buta Chorus” (青少年豚合唱団). According to a blog post by Ranko no Ane, this name is a joke: the chorus is sung by every Butaotome member except Paprika.

Lyrics

ひかる真珠ひとつぶ金の糸にとおして
夜風のうたう声に耳かたむける
眠りにかくれた私のこころ
とおい世界であそんでいる
hikaru shinju hitotsubu kin no ito ni tooshite
yokaze no utau koe ni mimi katamukeru
nemuri ni kakureta watashi no kokoro
tooi sekai de asonde iru

たましいのかなでる音色は
すぐにきえるからうつくしい
明日にはおとした涙はお空へかえすから
tamashii no kanaderu neiro wa
sugu ni kieru kara utsukushii
ashita ni wa otoshita namida wa osora e kaesu kara

われた珊瑚ひとつぶ銀の布にくるんで
稲穂のゆれる音に耳かたむける
目覚めにかくれた私のこころ
東の国でうまれた夢
wareta sango hitotsubu gin no nuno ni kurunde
inaho no yureru oto ni mimi katamukeru
mezame ni kakureta watashi no kokoro
higashi no kuni de umareta yume

ほどけたリボンをむすんだら
あのこの笑顔うすれてく
hodoketa ribon wo musundara
ano ko no egao usureteku

たましいのゆらめく銀河は
遠くにあるからうつくしい
夜明けにはなくした痛みもきっと笑えるから
tamashii no yurameku ginga wa
tooku ni aru kara utsukushii
yoake ni wa nakushita itami mo kitto waraeru kara

明日にはおとした涙はお空へかえすから
ashita ni wa otoshita namida wa osora e kaesu kara

Translation

I thread each shining pearl through a golden thread
I turn my ear to the singing voice of the night wind
My heart, hidden in sleep
Is playing in a distant world

The tones that my soul plays
Are beautiful because they will soon fade
Tomorrow, I’ll return the tears I’ve shed to the sky

I wrap each broken coral in a silver cloth
I turn my ear to the sound of the rice ears swaying
My heart, hidden in the waking
Is in a dream born in the eastern country

If I tie up the untied ribbon
Her smile will fade away

The twinkling galaxy of my soul
Is beautiful because it’s so far away
At dawn, I’m sure I’ll be able to laugh at the pain I’ve lost

Tomorrow, I’ll return the tears I’ve shed to the sky