Originally posted on 12 January 2016

Ryu ga Gotoku: Ashura Komachi

Lyrics: Ryosuke Horii
Composition/arrangement: Chihiro Aoki

阿修羅小町

阿修羅のように雄々しき
愛し人 あんた
お上のために お国のために
真紅の川に沈む

閻魔様の目盗み
地獄送りのお便りください

今宵 泣いて流れて 泣いて溢れて
ふたり隔てる 黄泉の鴨川
わずか一筋 蜘蛛の糸さえ
垂らせぬ愚かな 阿修羅小町

拝啓 私の阿修羅様
あなたに最後にお会いした日から
三年の月日が流れまして
お体の調子はいかがですか?
死人に聞くのもおかしな話でしょうか?
小町は今日も枕を濡らして
待っております

頼りない便りも無い
いけずだね あんた
私のことは とうに忘れて
邪鬼と逢引でもしてるの

誰か殺めて 身でも投げてしまえば
もう一度 会えますか

今宵 降って降られて フってフラれて
雨になるでしょう 黄泉の鴨川
ただ一滴 この涙さえ
悟れぬあんたは 無慈悲な阿修羅

誰か殺めて 身でも投げてしまいたい
もう一度 会いたい

今宵 泣いて流れて 泣いて溢れて
ふたり隔てる 黄泉の鴨川
わずか一筋 蜘蛛の糸さえ
垂らせぬ愚かな 阿修羅小町

Ashura Komachi

ashura no you ni ooshiki
itoshi hito anta
okami no tame ni okuni no tame ni
shinku no kawa ni shizumu

enma-sama no me nusumi
jigoku okuri no otayori kudasai

koyoi naite nagarete naite afurete
futari hedateru yomi no kamogawa
wazuka hitosuji kumo no ito sae
tarasenu orokana ashura komachi

haikei watashi no ashura-sama
anata ni saigo ni oai shita hi kara
sannen no tsukihi ga nagaremashite
okarada no choushi wa ikaga desu ka?
shinin ni kiku no mo okashi na hanashi deshou ka?
komachi wa kyou mo makura wo nurashite
matte orimasu

tayorinai tayori mo nai
ikezu da ne anta
watashi no koto wa tou ni wasurete
jaki to aibiki demo shiteru no

dare ka ayamete mi demo nagete shimaeba
mou ichido aemasu ka

koyoi futte furarete futte furarete
ame ni naru deshou yomi no kamogawa
tada hitoshizuku kono namida sae
satorenu anta wa mujihi na ashura

dare ka ayamete mi demo nagete shimaitai
mou ichido aitai

koyoi naite nagarete naite afurete
futari hedateru yomi no kamogawa
wazuka hitosuji kumo no ito sae
tarasenu orokana ashura komachi

Asura's Beauty

as heroic as Asura
my dear beloved
sinking into a river of crimson
for your emperor and country

please go behind Enma's back
and send me news of your passage to Hell

tonight I'll cry out my tears, cry a river
the two of us separated by hell's Kamo River
unable to even dangle you down a single spider's thread
this foolish beauty of Asura's

to my dear Asura:
three years have passed
since the day we last met
how is your health?
is that a strange thing to enquire of the dead?
your beauty continues to dampen her pillow
and wait for you

you're unreliable and you won't write me
how cruel you are
have you long since forgotten about me
and begun a tryst with a devil?

if I were to kill somebody and drown myself
would we be able to meet again?

tonight it falls, I am jilted
it will rain over hell's Kamo River
not noticing a single drop, a single tear
you are my merciless Asura

I want to kill somebody and drown myself
I want to see you once again

tonight I'll cry out my tears, cry a river
the two of us separated by hell's Kamo River
unable to even dangle you down a single spider's thread
this foolish beauty of Asura's