Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Certain Country's Lyre Translyrics



A Certain Country’s Lyre-GUMI
Music/Lyrics: utml
Reference: Coleena Wu

I’m such a sucker for these stories.  The stories that are half fairytale stories half tragedy and sorrow, so much so that it’s now midnight.  This song is so freaking fast, and to be honest I have no idea what the heck it means.  My interpretation was there was this princess who was seen as her country’s “lyre”/“lilac”/“Treasure.” A prince from another country proposes to her, but she rejects him because she is in love with a gardener boy who brings her flowers every day.  Her mother and father “the wolves?” Tell her not to shame their country and marry the prince but she refuses, and so they punish the boy for fraternizing with the princess executing him.  So then the princess decides to get revenge on everyone who killed the boy she loved and so in exchange for her emotions and soul she receives from a witch the power to take her revenge which includes apparently fire bender powers and sword skills.  After the girl takes her revenge she is reborn with the boy and they become children again only in a different situation in which they can be together.  Either that OR the girl didn’t die after she killed everyone and she’s the old lady at the end and the two children are her wish of what could have happened.  Yeah I really don’t know.  Also the translation of Lira can either mean Lilac, which explains the flower imagery or Lyre which explains the lululila sort of.  The heterochromia the princess and the flower boy seem to both have may be symbolic because at the end when they’re kids they’re not heterochromic.  In addition I know he was totally evil but when the prince is about to die I felt kind of sorry for him I mean I would have been freaking out she’s SCARY!  So yeah sleep….


A Country’s Lyre, is shining in the sun
Although it gleams it seems, it is fading
Rules are rules the king says
Scorn fame the queen begs
But the lonely boy brings flowers never less

She was sad, just a doll, knowing no happiness at all
But he came, all the same, giving her something small
Though he cried, he still smiled, even through the tears
She took his hand and smiled at his face, she said to him

People die, and they live, and they fall deeply in love just like this
If I can be with you, if it was just us two, I’d have all I wish
But the words would disappear if they knew we were together here,
So let’s treasure all the fragile time we have right now
Hands torn apart, breaking their secret vow
His crime was love, but he knew he would face it all alone
Tearing apart her innocent first love that day
As he quietly faded away, she paid… with her sorrow

Will you…curse them now? Will you curse them?
Will you kill them all, will you kill them?
The old witch offers her a deal
A trade, lu,lu,li,la,lu,lu,li,la
My soul I’ll give, my own heart,
in exchange for a power so dark

Even sorrow, even happiness,
Her heart freezes ice cold
Warmth shivers, love slivers
She begs to the dark and empty sky
I won’t cry, I won’t cry, I will wait for you

I will fight, I will die, I will die, I will fight, I want to see you
Humans die, they all lie, as they cry, now isn’t that the truth?
Her soul was depraved the girl could not be saved
As her heart, and the world were consumed by flames

If we could be reborn, just you and I like this
It would be, for me, my one and only wish
Now the sun is nearly down, this story is ending now
It’s the end, let it end, I will sew up the end with… this needle

The sound of my hate
Dance before it’s too late

Once she was all alone, she had taken her revenge
The girl she cries, the girl she cries, she hangs her head
Memories of a past she wishes to return
The wheel turns, and burns the life she knew away

So she woke to see the sun shining in the sky overhead
She saw his smile, his face like he had never left
My love for you, it always had been true
Together again, until the end, like we promised long ago

The forest we explored, that book we adored
Told a tale of love, of hate, of fate, of another world
Her wish came true, the past of those two
Is now the present time of two  happy children who walk away

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