A – Elementa Alchemica

The four elements that govern the world. Namely: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind. It has been said that a spirit from ancient times dwells in each of them.
When all of those are gathered into one, it seems the door to a new world will be opened… Do You have the courage to open that door…?
Splendid. Tonight, we shall hold a banquet and gather those four souls… should something happen, you must please confirm it with your eyes, and with your ears.
Well then…

 

From that distant day when the land was born
A wandering traveler has been seeking light

To gain something is to be faulty
And though the world expands too much
It wouldn’t be scary at all
If I were together with you

In the billions of hours of the stars in the sky
Are young folk who fell into this era
At the end of perpetual despair and rapture
We’ll finally reach Los paradiso

In the trace of cities that flourish and perish over again
A journey with no map predicted by the Arcana

Though I will sacrifice something
Because there are things I want to hold in my hands
That will be our future
If I am together with you

Lives disappear before long, like a torch burning out
Strong ephemeral folk are burdened by it
Believing in each other and being betrayed, nevertheless loving
We’ll finally reach Los paradiso

In the billions of hours of the stars in the sky
Are young folk who fell into this era
At the time when this neverending journey is over
We’ll finally reach Los paradiso

 

Falling in deep water
Drifting just the two of us
I exchanged what I held in my hands
For the loneliness of living through a millennium

For this love
To this love
By this love
Like playing an instrument, the eternal, endless serenade
Melts into the water in a deep forest
Two of us shall come together as one
Innocent lovers

Hey, is it okay now?
Hey, it’s okay
The sun, the moon
I don’t need either one
Are you smiling beside me?

For this love
To this love
By this love
Like making an offering, a life that should have lasted eternally
Throws off chains that ought to be destroyed
Two of us shall come together as one
Innocent lovers

Only you
I want to always be smiling at your side
With a transparent blue heart

Time flows, cities are covered in sand
And nobody was left there anymore
In the innermost depths of a forgotten forest
Even now we continue dreaming
Innocent lovers

 

Flickering black shadows cast by a bonfire
The colour of lust
A dictator drowns out the war cry and laughs
Burning to death
God, why is it that people quarrel?
Won’t they someday extend their hands?

Nothing’s real BUT LOVE
Who’s the liar? Who’s the liar?
Until the devil is close by
BUT LOVE
Though my body was taken
I clutched your hand so my heart can’t be taken too
Nothing’s real BUT LOVE
Who’s the Bastard? Who’s the Bastard?
The sun won’t speak of it
BUT LOVE
Only love will save the world, only love will destroy the world
We drink down the Cantarella(*1)

Lovers flee, creeping madness enshrouds a city
They took refuge as their homes burned
Pitiful lambs cry
In the attic
God, why is it that people are different?
Are they torn apart by skin colour?

Nothing’s real BUT LOVE
Who’s the liar? Who’s the liar?
I see a nightmare now
BUT LOVE
Though my body is burning up
Seal it with one more kiss so our hearts will someday be joined(*2)
Nothing’s real BUT LOVE
Who’s the Bastard? Who’s the Bastard?
Just like Sodom and Gomorrah(*3)
BUT LOVE
Due to love the world is mad, due to love the word turns
We can hear the Campanella(*4)

Before long, my eyes
Before long, my hands
Everything will burn
And still, you cried
‘Don’t you want to forgive people?’

Nothing’s real BUT LOVE
Who’s the liar? Who’s the liar?
Until the devil is close by
BUT LOVE
Though my body was taken
I clutched your hand so my heart can’t be taken too
Nothing’s real BUT LOVE
Who’s the Bastard? Who’s the Bastard?
The sun won’t speak of it
BUT LOVE
Only love will save the world, only love will destroy the world
We drink down the Cantarella

 

Why is it that people can’t fly? Like this, into the free sky
It seems they’d be cut off from life if their chains were removed
Euphoria, you were there
And I was embraced
I knew nothing else
Alegría, because pain is something I desire
Its existence changes a moment into eternity(*5)

If you, wanting to live eternally, are alive
If not, I want to vanish from the meaningless present at once
Elementa, if we could exchange fleeting words
I needed nothing else
Alchemica, guided by those tears
Existence changes a moment into eternity

forever I fly in the blue sky
forever I will be into your heart
An undying light is being engulfed
Let’s return, beyond the sky, to a world with no sorrow
So we won’t be separated again,
I’ll bind my broken wing to one of yours

If we could have been reborn
I would search for you time after time
Even if we were something inhuman
Surely I would find you
Euphoria, to live is to dream
To die is to wake
Alegría, when I open that door
My new journey will begin

forever I fly in the blue sky
forever I will be into your heart
The dazzling light was torn apart to white
Let’s return, beyond the sky, to a world without strife
So that I’d never again wake from my bad dreams
I loved just one person, you

forever I fly in the blue sky
forever I will be into your heart
An undying light is being engulfed
Let’s return, beyond the sky, to a world with no sorrow
So we won’t be separated again,
I’ll bind my broken wing to one of yours

…fin

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Notes:

*1 毒薬 (dokuyaku; poison) is the word written, but カンタレラ (Cantarella) is sung.
*2 刻印 (kokuin; carved seal) is the word written, but キス (kiss) is sung.
*3 Sodom and Gomorrah is a Biblical reference, two cities that God burned down.
*4 祝福 (shukufuku; blessing) is the word written, but カンパネラ (Campanella) is sung. I’m not sure about the connection with this one. Campanella can be music, a philosopher? I did find out that there’s a game/manga/anime called Shukufuku no Campanella though.
*5 存在 (sonzai; existence) is the word written, but もの (mono; ‘person’/’thing’) is sung. I went for “existence” in the translation, but another possible translation for this line is “One who changes a moment into eternity”

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