Or “Looking for a Lost Child”. As promised, this is Nanami’s song at the end of Katanagatari’s episode 7. Expectedly, the seemingly idyllic melody hides sorrowful lyrics, of death-seeking and final release. Very beautiful, very lonely song by Mai Nakahara, and the only song I heard this season that had a real chance against K-ON’s “No, Thank You”.
Anyway, it seems like official lyrics for the song has not been released yet, and the transcriptions I’ve found from fishing around vary slightly. I have chosen to use the one from here, which is the one my ear seems to agree with the most.
So here we go. As usual, hit F8 to hear the song while it’s up, and hit the jump for Romaji lyrics and translations – plus the usual bonus picture of course ;)
Oide dan dan dan
Sugu ni oshiete ageru
Koko e dan dan dan
Subete wo kaesu
Yagate ton ton ton
Higeki mukaeru deshou
Yatto shizuka ni Yatto higan e to
Yami todokete Uta nadarete
Maigo no karada minai de ne
Yami tsure tsure Uta horebore to
Come to me dan dan dan
I will swiftly teach it to you
Over here dan dan dan
I return everything to you
Before long ton ton ton
And we will greet tragedy, won’t we
At last, quietly, At last, towards the other shore
The darkness reaches, The song descends
Do not look upon the body of a lost child
The darkness draws, The song intoxicates, and
At the end
I was watching someone.
Romaji lyrics transcripted from Kanji lyrics here.
Translation by me, referencing subs by Mazui.