“Tsumetai Gift” by Yurayura Teikoku

冷たいギフト

作詞:坂本慎太郎

目が覚めて じっと何もせず
俺は 試されてる 今も こんな時にも
夜が明け 何げなく
死んだ つもりになる 過去が追いかけて来る

奇麗な目 人形 何も見ず
君は 諦めてる 既に 遠い昔に
郵便で お化けだか幽霊だかなんだか
そんなような者から送られてきた
しっぽ 尖った牙 あとは銀色の角

目が覚めて じっと何もせず
俺は 試されてる 今も こんな時にも
冷凍して お化けだか幽霊だかとにかく
そんなような者から送られてきた
俺のかわいい奴 そばでじっとしている

冷たいギフト 冷たいギフト
冷たいギフト 冷たいギフト

* * *

Cold Gifts

Lyrics: Sakamoto Shintarou
Trans.: Alex Fyffe

I open my eyes and quietly do nothing
but I’m still trying, even now, at a time like this
Day dawns, carelessly
I think about dying. The past is catching up with me

A doll with pretty eyes doing nothing
you already gave up a long time ago
I have received things through the mail
from monsters and ghosts and other creatures —
a tail, a sharpened fang, a silver horn

I open my eyes and quietly do nothing
but I’m still trying, even now, at a time like this
I have received things frozen
from monsters and ghosts and other creatures —
my precious servants, motionless by my side

Cold gifts, cold gifts
cold gifts, cold gifts

Notes:

Trans. 2008. Revised 2011.

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