Rhapsody in Black

Artist: A(エース)
Lyrics: Rookie Fiddler
Album: Tales for the Abyss
Translator: Panko
Lyrics Courtesy of: hiphopVOMIT

If I close my eyes you’re the only thing that I can see
This world of magnificent blindness
The unfading memories remain as a beautiful dream
Even though I prayed for our connection by the needle of eternity to stop

The phantom of you, who’s becoming broken
Fate is closing in
When my field of vision goes dark
Break my heart

The more that I measure how much I was loved, I go far away
It seems that once again I will part with an important person
The extreme sorrow, calling out in a voice as agonizing as death, is heard from far away
Rhapsody in Black

Inseparable, inseparable, I don’t need anyone but you
The rose-colored future in which I vowed this
Forgive me. You won’t forgive me. Liar. It’s not a lie.
Being dislocated somewhere, I already don’t know what to do

The voice of you, who’s becoming blurred
Stained with emptiness
My field of vision is making a sound
Break my heart

The collapsing ark is tearing apart the two peoples’ hands
It seems that once again I will part with an important person
Even if I search, even if I search, the salvation which I can’t find is calling me
Rhapsody in Black

As long as these arms are swinging I’m here
Why were you smiling
My field of vision is going out
Feel the dark

Having loved, I can only love isolation
Quietly throwing away anything and everything, I want to disappear
Even though I knew it was the time of death, every time the bodies piled up I listened
Rhapsody in Black

*Words in italics are the original lyrics contained within the song 

灰色の天使 (Haiiro no Tenshi)

“The Ashen Angel”

Artist: A(エース)
Lyrics: Rookie Fiddler
Album: Tales for the Abyss
Translator: Panko
Lyrics Courtesy of: hiphopVOMIT

The ashen angel is without a place to return to
The threshold between the sky and the asphalt is a crying, smiling world

The more that people cease to exist
Something is going missing
Even the stairs ascending to heaven are
Unnoticed

Searching for the fragments of the lost wings
Today too pursuing someone’s back
Too much, it can’t be carried by oneself
In order to share the sorrow
Drifting in the empty street

Even thought you think about the one you love until it hurts
Why can’t you become one?
The incomplete body

Words that escape from lips
Even though they are good just being exchanged
Being requested too much, they break
Anytime

Conflict, hurt, screams, breaking
Even with that you still continue to trust
With patching and darning, spinning the words
Playing (an instrument) in the sky that I cannot return to
Seven billion distorted melodies

Neither white nor black, we are
Receiving the whole of strength and weakness which also makes us laugh
The ashen angel

Searching for the fragments of the lost wings
Today too pursuing someone’s back
Too much, it can’t be carried by oneself
In order to share the sorrow
Drifting in the empty street

My broken heart and my heart makes a sound
I play an instrument creakily, that beautiful distorted melody