境界線 (Kyoukaisen)

“Boundary Line”

Artist:  DIAURA
Lyrics:  yo-ka
Album:  MENACE + kyoukaisen
Translator:  Obscured Moon
Kanji Courtesy of: hiphopVOMIT

Letting loose a white puff of breath, you gazed at me
I was weakened by the strong intent you held in your eyes
And although I firmly restrain myself from saying anything
I feel like I’m going to break, I cannot endure this distance

My finger hesitates on the trigger

So I do not move from there, and my intentions become weak
Unsmilingly, as though I’ve given up, hey, I’m going crazy
Just because you did not forgive me, the way you are now
Until the end is signaled, I will not break, I will not break

And although I’m not even able to love
Who am I pulling the trigger for…?

So goodbye, don’t look at me because my chest aches
Without leaving behind painful tears, hey, I’m going crazy
Just because you did not forgive me, the way you are now
Like a spring breeze signaling the end, I soar and soar

I soar in the spring wind… I soar

自壊 (Jikai)

“Self Destruction”

Artist:  DIAURA
Lyrics:  yo-ka
Album:  Triangle
Translator:  Obscured Moon
Kanji Courtesy of: hiphopVOMIT

I entrusted my fleeting prayer to the fluttering birds
Even if “Now” has been determined from the beginning

Jesus Christ, Give me hope.
Jesus Christ, if you’re real.

Left behind in a lonely dream

I entrusted my fleeting prayer to the fluttering birds
Like immaculate flowers, so that nothing is tainted
The glittering stars burn their life until the burn out
Even if “Now” has been determined from the beginning

As a beam of light points toward despair
At some point, we also become accustomed to this light
Some people laugh,, and some people cry
And in this way the world continues again today

Yearning for an unfulfilled dream

I entrusted my fleeting prayer to the fluttering birds
Like immaculate flowers, so that nothing is tainted
The glittering stars burn their life until the burn out
Even if “Now” has been determined from the beginning

*Lyrics in italics are the original English lyrics contained in the song

メナス (MENACE)

Artist:  DIAURA
Lyrics:  yo-ka
Album:  メナス/境界線
Translator:  Obscured Moon
Kanji Courtesy of: hiphopVOMIT

Wake up, Wake up to My eyes
Wake up, Wake up the Menace
Wake up, Wake up to My life
Wake up, Wake up the Menace

During times of peace, sharpen yourself and try to get a sense of the current situation
Those who cling to life and those who escape death

The definition of broken justice
And the vain glory of the past, lay scattered beneath my eyes

The “differences” that were determined from the moment I was born
The equality God speaks of, and dreams that were decayed by this era

I’m aware that there’s no time
Before you close off your heart, try to remember a little

Ahh, the voice I wake up to… If I am delivered into your darkness
Even the full moon will run away
Even so, if I am what you desire
We could be enemies with everything in this world, and it wouldn’t matter

Wake up, Wake up to My eyes
Wake up, Wake up the Menace
Wake up, Wake up to My life
Wake up, Wake up the Menace

I’m aware that there’s no time
Before you throw away your life, try to remember me

Ahh, the voice I wake up to… If I am delivered into your darkness
Even the full moon will run away
Even so, if I am what you desire
We could be enemies with everything in this world, and it wouldn’t matter

Wake up, Wake up to My eyes
Wake up, Wake up the Menace
Wake up, Wake up to My life
Wake up, Wake up the Menace

I only want uncertain things
For you, who are frail and dear to me
In my life, I only have one option
I’m reaching out to you, so grab hold of me

*Lyrics in italics are the original English lyrics contained in the song

Ms.psycho

Artist:  DIAURA
Lyrics:  yo-ka
Album:  Ms.psycho
Translator:  Obscured Moon
Kanji Courtesy of: hiphopVOMIT

Let’s determine the necessary evils
low&low&low&rolling psycho
The choices are endless
low&low&low&rolling psycho

Loyalty is a distorted love
low&low&low&rolling psycho
My uneeded brain is removed
low&low&low&rolling psycho

You are too childish, it is an image of your “happiness”
I’ll give you an answer that overturns our foundations
“It’s all in your hands”

Now, within the thin line between joy and screams
Show me the parts of you that no one knows, please break me more and more
Well, let’s abandon those kind of desires
Because we should be able to see a world beyond those desires
Now… Hold the banner of revolution aloft

You are too childish, it is an image of your “happiness”
I’ll give you an answer that overturns our foundations
Even if everyone scorns me, it’s fine
Crushing fear and hesitation beneath my feet
“The world is in my hands”

Now, within the thin line between joy and screams
Show me the parts of you that no one knows, please break me more and more
If I am brought down by things that are simply corrupt
Then I can try living my life as ×××× right?

“Toward the stage of rebellion”

*Lyrics in italics are the original English lyrics contained in the song

失翼の聖域 (Shitsuyoku no Seiiki)

“A sacred place of lost wings”

Artist:  DIAURA
Lyrics:  yo-ka
Album:  失翼の聖域 (Shitsuyoku no Seiiki)
Translator:  Obscured Moon
Lyrics Scans courtesy of: DIAURA (Facebook page) and hiphopVOMIT

An incomplete paradise sinks into a fleeting dream
I’m sure that what remains drowned in the past, crowds that are mere simulations of real people

“An escape from reality” “A vague sensation”
Because there is no meaning in merely coveting the past
I want to earase it… And how many times should I kill my tears?

“An escape from reality” “A vague sensation”
Because there is no meaning in merely coveting the past
If you wish it, I’ll come back as many times as it takes
“Because you gave this voice meaning”

God save me [imagination] God save me [frustration]
God save me [domination] God save me in my self
God save me [imagination] God save me [frustration]
God save me [domination] God save me in my self

This voice and this dream guide you
Let’s keep our gaze on that hill, the hill of our reunion, under a sky just for us
Even if I break, even if I lose these wings
in virgin sky… I’ll keep flapping my wings, towards the place where the light is

Piercing thorns increase my pain, but
“An emotionless voice” “The end of the betrayal”
As long as you, who only has one person, are here, I’ll be fine

God save me [imagination] God save me [frustration]
God save me [domination] God save me in my self
God save me [imagination] God save me [frustration]
God save me [domination] God save me in my self

It seems that I will dance and disappear on the wind
A “fleeting thing” lights the way to my future
If I reach my hand out and called out to you, I’m sure you’ll be there

This voice and this dream guide you
Let’s keep our gaze on that hill, the hill of our reunion, under a sky just for us
Even if I break, even if I lose these wings
in virgin sky… I’ll keep flapping my wings, towards the place where the light is…
Now, keeping our eyes on the sky that is just for us, towards the place where the light is…
in virgin sky… Flapping my wings in virgin sky…

*Lyrics in italics are the original English lyrics contained in the song

Just before the finale of their 3-Man tour! Comments from BORN, DIAURA, and MEJIBRAY!

Source: vif-music

Text and pictures: Goto

Translator: Obscured Moon

Playing a part in the current Visual Kei scene, the three “dark” bands BORN, DIAURA, and MEJIBRAY amassed and did a three-man tour, “BDM.”

After huge successes on September 15th at Ebisu LIQUIDROOM, and September 19th at Nagoya E.L.L, on September 20th, at Umeda AKASO, we got comments from each of the bands for their tour finale.

After this, their tour’s final performance will begin. For those who were able to come, and for those who unfortunately were unable to come, I want you all to fully experience their enthusiasm.

DIAURA

■yo-ka(Vo)
Even for visual kei bands, to gather like this is a huge honor. I think that simply assaulting the audience with intensity doesn’t really leave behind a big impression, so I think that we all want to emphasize songs that each of our bands uses as weapons. Within the deep gloom, pop songs are DIAURA’s music, and because this is such a deep event, I want to highlight that. I think that this event is a good opportunity to face each other with our music.
The other two bands have the same style as us, so it’s easy to set up events, but our natures are entirely different. You can feel BORN’s instinctual quality, and MEJIBRAY has a really structured quality. Putting us all together is almost more than one can take, but I think that we each have our own appeal. Because this is Continue reading

anti people

Artist:  DIAURA
Lyrics:  yo-ka
Album:  REBORN
Translator:  Obscured Moon
Lyrics Scans courtesy of: DIAURA (Facebook page) and hiphopVOMIT

anti people…fuck the people…

Your face, irreparably burned into my eyelids, has killed my heart so many times
When you hear the throbbing heartbeat, that’s the first signal

People live down here where the light does not reach, what are they looking at with those eyes?
If you want to change, then remove the last fang, have you fixed in on your target?

anti people…fuck the people…

*Lyrics in italics are the original English lyrics contained in the song