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Mami Kawada – SATANIC

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Mami Kawada, c/w To Aru Majutsu no Index II OP No buts!

Some parts of the lyrics were a bit confusing as to whom the words were referring to  – in particular, verses 4, 5, and 6. I thought about the general message of the song for a while, and I came to the interpretation that you see here.

One thing that has been known to happen with Index (and I think it’s a very good idea that more shows should make use of) is the use of coupled songs as insert songs. I wonder if that’ll happen with this one… The lyrics don’t seem to fit any of the characters who have already appeared, and I haven’t read the novels, so I don’t know how likely it is. We’ll see.

SATANIC
Lyrics: Mami Kawada
Music: Tomoyuki Nakazawa
Arrangement: Tomoyuki Nakazawa, Takeshi Ozaki
Vocals: Mami Kawada

Today, with a face that was about to burst into tears,
I was holding onto that hand that was outstretched again.
As you slept like an angel, I was watching you
Without feeling anything.

When we were young and powerless, we were strongly bound together,
And now, this room is not the place where I belong.

When I say goodbye to you,
You can blame me. I’m ready to become evil.
Rather than living in the today that’s hardened by pretenses,
I can stand and fight it.

With a face that didn’t know anything, even though you were aware,
You left behind your smile.
Through the sounds of walking toward me, what you were approaching
Was really yourself.

When we shared sorrow and hugged each other, we were saved.
At the same time, our hearts were being filled with superiority.

As you say goodbye to me, in this chest of yours,
There are also times when what you call strength becomes evil.
I don’t wish for a future dyed in pretenses.
I can stand and fight.

In the painful, freezing night, you alone reached out to me.
Can you remember the courage you showed me on that day?

When I say goodbye to you,
You can blame me. I’ll become evil to the end.
Inside the memories that were hardened by pretenses,
I can stand and fight.

SATANIC
Lyrics: Kawada Mami
Music: Nakazawa Tomoyuki
Arrangement: Nakazawa Tomoyuki, Ozaki Takeshi

Nakidashisou na kao de   sashidasu sono te wo
Kyou mo nigirishimete ita
Tenshi mitai ni nemuru  kimi wo mitsumeteta
Nani mo kanjirarezu ni

Yowakute osanakatta bokura wa tsuyoku musubareta
Soshite ima, kono heya ni boku no ibasho nado nai

Kimi ni sayonara wo   tsugeru sono toki wa
Semereba ii   aku ni naru kakugo datte
Kyozou de katameta ima wo ikiru yori
Tachimukaeru koto sa

Nani mo shiranu kao de   kidzuiteta kuse ni
Egao wo tsuranuite ita
Ayumiyoru ashioto ni  chikadzuiteta no wa
Hontou wa jibun datta

Kanashimi wo wakeatte dakishimeaeba sukuwareta
Kokoro no naka de wa yuuetsu ni mitasarenagara

Boku ni sayonara wo   tsugeru kono mune ni
Tsuyosa to wa   aku ni naru toki mo aru
Kyozou de irodoru mirai wa nozomazu
Tachimukaeru koto sa

Itakute kogoesou na yoru ni kimi dake sashinobeta
Ano hi misete kureta yuuki wo oboetemasu ka?

Kimi ni sayonara wo   tsugeru sono toki wa
Semereba ii   aku ni naru saigo made
Kyozou ni katameta omoide no naka de
Tachimukaeru koto sa

SATANIC
Lyrics:川田まみ
Music:中沢伴行
Arrangement:中沢伴行, 尾崎武士
Vocals:川田まみ

泣き出しそうな顔で 差し出すその手を
今日も握り締めていた
天使みたいに眠る 君を見つめてた
何も感じられずに

弱くて幼かった僕らは強く結ばれた
そして今、この部屋に僕の居場所などない

君にサヨナラを 告げるその時は
責めればいい 悪になる覚悟だって
虚像で固めた現在を生きるより
立ち向かえることさ

何も知らぬ顔で 気づいてたくせに
笑顔を貫いていた
歩み寄る足音に 近づいてたのは
本当は自分だった

悲しみを分け合って抱きしめ合えば救われた
心の中では優越に満たされながら

僕にサヨナラを 告げるこの胸に
強さとは 悪になる時もある
虚像で彩る未来は望まず
立ち向かえることさ

痛くて凍えそうな夜に君だけ差し伸べた
あの日見せてくれた勇気を覚えてますか?

君にサヨナラを 告げるその時は
責めればいい 悪になる最後まで
虚像で固めた思い出の中で
立ち向かえることさ

5 thoughts on “Mami Kawada – SATANIC

  1. The lyrics strongly remind me of Accelerator at times (except for a few lines here and there). Perhaps it’ll be inserted in the last arc of the second season where he plays a big role, but I don’t think it will fit any of the characters in the first half.

    Thank you for translating!

  2. Exactly. Me too this song reminds of Accelerator and Last Order. When there will be more animated material of the two, there is a chance for some epic AMV.

  3. Nah reminds me more of Stiyl Magnus

  4. When was this song used in to aru majutsu no index?

  5. Reminds me of Accelerator and last order too!

    ”Today, with a face that was about to burst into tears,
    I was holding onto that hand that was outstretched again.
    As you slept like an angel, I was watching you
    Without feeling anything.”

    ”When I say goodbye to you,
    You can blame me. I’m ready to become evil.
    Rather than living in the today that’s hardened by pretenses,
    I can stand and fight it.”

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