籠ノ鳥 / Caged Bird

hatenaki kaze fractalTitle: 籠ノ鳥
(kago no tori)
Caged Bird

Circle: 少女フラクタル
(Shoujo Fractal)
Album: 果てなき風の軌跡さえ
Vocal: 柚木梨沙
Lyrics: 柚木梨沙
Arrangement: Silatory
Release: Reitaisai 13

Original:
東方永夜抄 ~ Imperishable Night
シンデレラケージ ~ Kagome-Kagome (Cinderella Cage)

Lyrics transcribed by Tako, requested by Yuu!
(I made some small romaji changes.)

For those unfamiliar with it, kagome kagome is a children’s game where the players sing a song while circling around one person who sits blindfolded in the middle, who then has to quess which person is behind them when the song ends.

Caged bird references the lyrics of that song (kagome, kagome / the bird in the cage / when will it come out?) as does “Just who was it? Now, try to open your eyes” (who is behind you now?) Also, “Trying to enclose (literally: surround) my weakness” and “So even if you’re pointed at from behind”.


人知れずに満ちて欠ける月が
永い夜誘う。。。

hitoshirezu ni michite kakeru tsuki ga
nagai yoru izanau…

The moon, waxing and waning, unnoticed
Invites the long night…

答え合わせを求めすぎては
都合良い理論に酔いしれ
空虚な優しさに飽きてなお
いつまで戯れ繰り返すのだろうか

kotae awase wo motome sugite wa
tsugou yoi riron ni yoishire
kuukyona yasashisa ni akite nao
itsu made tawamure kurikaesu no darou ka

Searching excessively for the true answers
I get carried away by convenient theories
This empty kindness gets increasingly tiring
How long will we keep on joking around?

愚かさ隠して恥じらう
無意味な見栄っ張り
自分呑み込む。。。

orokasa kakushite hajirau
muimi na mieppari
jibun nomikomu…

I hide my foolishness shyly
A nonsensical show-off
Engulfing me…

人知れずに満さて欠ける月が
明けることない永い夜を誘う

hitoshirezu ni michite kakeru tsuki ga
akeru koto nai nagai yoru wo izanau

The moon, waxing and waning, unnoticed
Invites the long night that won’t end

弱さ囲うつもりでいつの間にか
己が迷い込んでいた籠の中

yowasa kakou tsumori de itsunomanika
onore ga mayoikonde ita kago no naka

Trying to enclose my weakness, suddenly
I found myself lost inside the cage

辿りつく先分からないまま
道を踏みはずさないように
何も考えないのが善いと
思い込ませ
思い込む連鎖生まれた

tadori tsuku saki wakaranai mama
michi wo fumihazusanai you ni
nani mo kangaenai no ga yoi to
omoikomase
omoikomu rensa umareta

Unable to comprehend where I’ve arrived
So that I don’t lose track of my path
It’s best not to think about anything
I’m convinced
Convinced that a connection was born

互いを認め許し会う本当の優しさ
矢したあの日。。。

tagai wo mitome yurushi au hontou no yasashisa
nakushita ano hi…

Accepting and forgiving another, true kindness
It was lost, that day…

籠の鳥が飛べないと決めたのは
誰だつたのかさあ目を開いてみて
例え例え後ろ指さされても
己が信じ行くなら夜も穿つ。。。

kago no tori ga tobenai to kimeta no wa
dare datta no ka saa me wo hiraite mite
tatoe tatoe ushiro yubisasarete mo
onore ga shinji yuku nara yoru mo ugatsu…

The caged bird decided not to fly anymore
Just who was it? Now, try to open your eyes
So even if you’re pointed at from behind
Believing in yourself, you can pierce the night…

弱さ囲うつもりでいつの間にか
己が迷い込んでいた籠の中

yowasa kakou tsumori de itsunomanika
onore ga mayoikonde ita kago no naka

Trying to enclose my weakness, suddenly
I found myself lost inside the cage

籠の鳥が飛べないと決めたのは
誰だつたのかさあ目を開いてみて
例え例え後ろ指さされても
己が信じ行くなら夜も穿つ。。。

kago no tori ga tobenai to kimeta no wa
dare datta no ka saa me wo hiraite mite
tatoe tatoe ushiro yubisasarete mo
onore ga shinji yuku nara yoru mo ugatsu…

The caged bird decided not to fly anymore
Just who was it? Now, try to open your eyes
So even if you’re pointed at from behind
Believing in yourself, you can pierce the night…

明けない夜も穿つ。。。

akenai yoru mo ugatsu…

Pierce even this endless night…


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