- Sound Horizon
- Jinsei wa Ireko Ningyou (Матрёшка) - Life is a Nesting Doll (Matryoshka)
Jinsei wa Ireko Ningyou (Матрёшка)
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"Aa...ana ga attara...horitai!"
Ahh, if there's a hole to be dug, I want to dig it!"
watakushi no karei naru hansei,
mazushii oitachi de maku o akeru
namida, namida no monogatari de gozaimaasu"
"Harasho! Harasho! Harikitte mairimashou!
Saa ude o kuminagara ashi no suji o nobasu undou!"
is the story of my brilliant youth!
We shall open the curtain on
the sad, sad story of my impoverished upbringing!"
Khorosho! Khorosho! Don't just stand there!
Come, link your arms and stretch out the muscles of your legs!"
Kanashii keredo moyasubeki maki ga nakatta
Otoutotachi wa itsumo chokomaka ugoiteta
Hara wa heru kedo
jitto shitetara koocchimau kara
Alas, we had no firewood
My brothers always moved quickly
Because though their bellies ached with hunger,
if they stood still too long they'd freeze
Akete mo akete mo kanashimi bakari
You open one doll after another, but find only sadness
Saa, niban wa masu masu namida cho cho girenski"
Now then, part two is even more heartbreakinskiy!"
Hashire troika uchi wa tooi ka sora kakero
Oh, racing troika, are you far from home? Fly through the sky!
"An-chan, ohara tsuita yo..."
Ganbare katyusha gin no ochuusha
kitto yoku naru sa
("Big brother, I'm hungry!"
Oh, youngest sister [Katyusha], keep holding on--
this silver injection will surely make you well
Akete mo akete mo kurushimi bakari
You open one doll after another, but find only suffering
Koko made wa honno jojou ni sugimasen.
Hontou ni hisan na no wa koko kara de gozaimasu"
All this has only been the prologue--
the true tragedy begins here!"
mazushii kakei wa moeagari
Papa wa tooku no tankou de
iwa ga kuzurete shitajiki ni
Nobori wa kenshiki sakamichi mo
korogari ochiru wa masa ni setsuna
quickly burned through my family's meager finances
And then my papa was killed in a cave-in
in a distant coal mine
Though the path may be steep to climb,
tumbling down it takes only a moment
aishita futari no kage wa naku
Mama mo shoufu no kakkou de
muri ga tagatte tabidateri
Donna ni kenshiki sakamichi mo
korogari ochireba masa ni setsuna
the shadows of two people who had loved her
My mother, overworked and looking like a harlot,
had set off on a journey
However steep the path may be,
tumbling down it takes only a moment
"Hora, nakanai no"
"Katyusha ni owakareshimashou ne"
"Now, now, don't cry..."
"Let's say goodbye to Katyusha, all right?"
"Oo, Eirene!! Itooshi no waga tsuma yo...
watashi, kimi no miryoku ni zuborinsky!"
"Nani baka na koto osshatterun desuka, sagyou no hou wa dou desu no?"
"Junchou, kaichou, zekkouchou!
Ima wa choudo kyuukei shiteita tokoro desu.
Aa, kimitachi wa mou ii desu yo.
Hai, arigatou, spasiba. spasiba."
"Tsurenai wa ne"
"Mou owari? Tsumannai"
"Atai no tekken ga
Ohon, sore de wa shokun!"
"Koko wa zubrin ni makasete kaerimasho"
"Mou ii wa! Ikimasho"
"Matte yo Katia"
Harikitte sagyou o saikai itashimashou!"
"Oh, Eirene! My beloved wife!
I am Zvolinskied by your charms!"
"What nonsense are you going on about? How's business?"
"Terrific! Fantastic! Phenomenal!
I was just taking a little break.
All right, you're done now.
Yes, thank you. Spasibo, spasibo."
"It's already over? How disappointing."
"All right, ladies and gentlemen!"
"Let's leave this to Zvolin and go home."
"That's it! Let's go."
"Wait! My lady!"
"Don't just stand there, let's get back to work!
dore dake hotte mo myaku ga nai
Haikin yarou no mousou sa
muda na doryoku to hito wa iu
Soredemo anata wa akiramenai wa
however much I dig, I can't find a vein
Others say it's just the delusion
of a money-grubbing bastard, a waste of effort
But you won't give up, will you, dear?
dore dake hotte mo kiri ga nai
Narikin yarou no douraku sa
baka na otoko to hito wa warau
Soredemo watashi wa tsuite yuku wa
however much I dig, there's no end
Scholars laugh that it's just the hobby
of a noveau-riche bastard, an idiotic man
But even so, I'll reach it
(Anata wa ) Hoshii wake ja nai (Moeru you na) Yume ga mitai dake
Moira ga nozomu no wa kigeki ka higeki ka
Ima mou ichido [Shinwa] o rekishi no butai ni tatasetai...
(World) Great renown (On fire) I just want to have a dream
Does Moira desire a comedy or a tragedy?
Now, once again, I want to let the legend stand on history's stage...
Busaiku na kao dato ijimerareta kedo dare yori mo hisshi ni hataraita
Watashi (Anata) o sasaeta no wa kazoku no sonzai to
haha no katami to natta issatsu no hon
I was mocked for my ugly face, but I worked harder than anyone
What kept me (you) going was the existence of my (your) family
and a book of poetry that was a memento of my (your) mother
Moira ga tatakawanu mono ni hohoemu koto nado keshitenai no dakara"--
Because Moira surely will not smile on those who do not fight"
Soredemo watashi (Anata) wa horu darou (Deshou)
soko ni ana ga aru kagiri...
Even so, as long as there's a hole to be dug, I suppose I'll continue to dig
(you'll continue to dig, won't you?)
"What is it?"
 Zvolinskiy seems to like to use his own name in place of a verb. It doesn't actually mean anything in and of itself.
 Russian for "Wonderful!"
 A carriage pulled by three horses, historically popular in Russia. The mention of the troika flying may be a reference to a famous quote by Nikolai Gogol using a similar metaphor--or it may just be a coincidence.
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