Placard [プラカード]

Subbed by Wordhuntering


Composer: *Luna
Vocal: GUMI
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm19752670


~Kanji~
伊豆の踊子

自分の手で書きます
それを首に下げます
何を書いたのでしょうか
それは、「空っぽ」

街の中を歩きます
色んな人が見えます
色んなことを書いてます
それは、とても素敵でした

綺麗で鮮やかな言葉は
僕には眩しすぎて
この手を伸ばしても
届きそうにもないんだ

僕はどんな言葉で
自分を表せばいいのでしょう
皆みたいに書き出したいけど

僕のその答えは
探しても探しても
見つけられないんです

自分の脳で考えます
それを書き出します
同じことを何度も
繰り返して

少し悩んだりして
少し思い返して
結局同じ答えに
辿り着くのです

ああ、
僕は何もして来なかったから
今堂々と示せる自分の価値が
見当たらないの

僕はどんな言葉で
自分を表したいのでしょうか
答えを探す術は
とても簡単だった

僕はどんな言葉を
自分に求めているのでしょうか
それぐらいは
僕にだって分かるでしょう?
だからいつか
書けるようにすればいいの

あなたなら何て書くのですか


~Romaji~

jibun no te de kakimasu
sore o kubi ni sagemasu
nani o kaita no deshō ka
sore wa, “karappo”

machi no naka o arukimasu
ironna hito ga miemasu
ironna koto o kaitemasu
sore wa, totemo suteki deshita

kirei de azayaka na kotoba wa
boku ni wa mabushi sugite
kono te o nobashitemo
todokisō ni mo nain da

boku wa donna kotoba de
jibun o arawaseba ii no deshō
minna mitai ni kakidashitai kedo

boku no sono kotae wa
sagashitemo sagashitemo
mitsukerarenain desu

jibun no nō de kangaemasu
sore o kakidashimasu
onaji koto o nandomo
kurikaeshite

sukoshi nayandari shite
sukoshi omoikaeshite
kekkyoku onaji kotae ni
tadoritsuku no desu

ā,
boku wa nanimo shite konakatta kara
ima dōdō to shimeseru jibun no kachi ga
miataranai no

boku wa donna kotoba de
jibun o arawashitai no deshō ka
kotae o sagasu sube wa
totemo kantan datta

boku wa donna kotoba o
jibun ni motomete iru no deshō ka
sore gurai wa
boku ni datte wakaru deshō?
dakara itsuka
kakeru yō ni sureba ii no

anata nara nante kaku no desu ka


~Translation~

I’m going to write with my own hand,
and I’m going to hang it on my neck.
What do you think I wrote there?
The answer is: “Blank.”

I’m going to take a walk on the streets.
I can see a lot of people,
and there are many things written about them.
They were all wonderful, amazing things.

Such beautiful, resplendent words
are simply too dazzling for me;
they seem completely beyond my reach,
even if I tried to grasp hold of them.

Which words should I choose
to represent myself?
I want to write them out like everyone else,

but try as I might
to search for that answer,
I just can’t seem to find it.

I’m thinking with my own brain,
and writing out whatever I come up with.
I’m repeating that process
over and over again.

I’d be a little bothered by it,
and then I’d change my mind a little,
but in the end, I’d always arrive
at the same answer.

Aah,
it’s because I haven’t done a single worthy thing so far
that I can’t find what it is that I can proudly call
my own merits.

Which words do I want to use
to represent myself?
It turned out to be extremely simple
to find the answer to that.

Which words am I hoping to see
as representing myself?
Even I should know
that much about myself, right?
I’ll just have to try,
so that I can write those words someday.

What will you write about yourself?

One thought on “Placard [プラカード]

  1. raineydayparade says:

    *Luna’s GUMI songs are great, surprised she wasn’t asked to do a v4 demo (well, not that I can recall) (and i’m just imagining that thumbnail edited to say something troll-y about the other loids like “IA sucks at high notes” or something XD; but something positive will be better XD)

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