I was crying, a candied apple in one hand...
into the darkness of dead time.
"Mama, where are you Mama?" imprint your details in my eyes,
and hold you.
Gion Hill in August when the bugs chirp noisilly
and the store that sells folding paper fans.
The smiling Month of May this child wished for never comes.*

I let the paper balloon fly high into the sky,
At that point the tears well up,
the red candy melts away with my memories until there's nothing.

I awake around 4 in the morning, to her tiny cries echoing,
I put her to bed with a reading of her favorite picture book.
in the darkness... goodbye.

I let the paper balloon fly high into the sky,
At that point the tears well up,
the red candy melts away with my memories until there's nothing.
how many more years will it be before these tears end?
the sun sank to the dead bottom and there lies the truth and...

At one o'clock in the afternoon on a windless day,
there now she lies silently, still underneath the tatami



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    General Comment...so this is what I get for submitting this AWESOME Diru song?
    killswitch916on March 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthanx for the translation. this song is so sad. but it's so beautiful. dir en grey has lots of songs about mothers, i wonder why? (maybe i'm just misinterpreting.)
    floatingworldon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThank you GOD!!! APPRECIATION!!!
    killswitch916on March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy fucking this song is beautiful. So sad! ;-; Omg I'm about to cry! ;-;
    BLAH! Thank you! ^__^
    DirenGreyon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaha great. I love how freaking melodic and chilling this song is. The video is just great and scary. Love it. Wish the mainstream music shows would show Diru vids:(
    killswitch916on April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, I love this song. Like many of Kyo's other songs it has some involvement of his mother. or a mother in general. I love his songs but i'm not sure if i would like them is they happend to be in english.

    They are rather random and obscure, which I have no problem with...if it's in Japanese lol.

    Well anywho, like I said before I love this song and Dir en Grey is one of my fav bands ^^.

    THANKS FOR THE TRANSLATION!
    Ambrosineon October 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems ad though it could be related to [KR] Cube. Like, the mother thing, and Gion....etc. Maybe he's still talking about the dead wife/mother in the other song...(unless..did this come before [KR] Cube?)
    NekaBeeon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNekaBee, [KR] Cube is on MACABRE, and this song is on VULGAR, so [KR] Cube came first...
    Paranoia_Agenton February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe second 'her' sounds like Kyo's daughter...
    domesticfuxxeron March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI cry evrytime i here this song. I can really relate to it. I lost my own mother last year. I'm only 12, so i feel sad that i wont be able to live the rest of my young life with her. its hard, u no. sometimes i wanna kill myself, and i have plenty of good reasons to. but, that wouldnt solve much. I'd just make more tears. I bite myself to control my emotions. It hurts, but it works. Am i going emo? ask my friends, and they would say no. I laugh outside, but i still feel crushed inside. I have mood swings often, and it only started after she died. I hate it. one second, i feel happy and the next, i feel like dying. its horrible. sometimes I wish someone would help, other times I just want to be alone. I get nightmares a lot, 2. usually, i turn into a monster and kill someone. (one time i ATE Die-chan) They say if you see a monster in your dream, it means that u r making other people's lives difficult by being depressed. ironic how it is tru about me.

    sry, i get like that sometimes. anyways, i LOVE this song to death, but the video ruins it >.< o well. its still awesome
    FlowerOnTheMoonon April 08, 2007   Link

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