ageofblossoms: A woman in black in white with a halo behind her head. A colorful city is reflected in the black water behind her. (Rain)


Many years ago (in the faraway land of 2001), an anime called Noir aired on TV, about two assassins wrapped up in an ancient prophecy. Yuki Kajiura composed the soundtrack for it, bringing classic songs like "Canta per Me", "Salva Nos", and "Lullaby" into being.
A CD called Blanc dans Noir was released with the voice actors singing alternate versions of soundtrack songs in Japanese.

"Lullaby" was one of these songs.

Many years later I took Japanese classes and am able to decipher song lyrics to a degree that translations are possible.
I found that the translation for this song that exists on the internet wasn’t up to my taste (because translations are very much a reflection of the translator). Because this song is dear to me, I took a shot at it.
Forgive this amateur translator, but here’s my take on the lyrics.

Translation:
The snow falling down
A quiet lullaby, a glimpse of your profile as you sing
Being locked in a tiny room -
I feel like I can call this love
 
Words are needless
Memories softened
Yet I don’t know peace of mind
I only wish to sleep in the place closest
Beside you
 
The snow falling down
A quiet lullaby burying the night outside
I don’t want to know sorrowful things
So please keep singing
Until dawn
Always like this

Kanji:
雪が降る
静かなララバイ歌う淡い横顔
閉じ込められた小さな部屋は
愛と呼べる気がしている
 
言葉もいらなくて
思い出が和らいで
安らぎなんて知らないけど
一番そこに近い場所で眠りたいだけ
貴方の側にいる
 
雪が降る
静かなララバイ そっと夜を埋めて
悲しい事は知りたくないの
だからずっと歌っていて
夜明けが来るまで
ずっとこのまま

Romanization:
Yuki ga furu
Shizukana Lullaby utau awai yokogao
Toji komerareta chiisana heya wa
Ai to yoberu kiga shiteiru
 
Kotoba mo iranakute
Omoide ga yawaraide
Yasuragi nante shiranai kedo
Ichiban sokoni chikai bashode nemuritai dake
Anata no sobani iru
 
Yuki ga furu
Shizukana Lullaby Sotto yoru wo uzumete
Kanashii kotowa shiritakunaino
Dakara zutto utatteite
Yoakega kurumade
Zutto kono mama

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