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~ SYNOPSIS AND Translations ~
 

YAMI GA HIROGARU
DIE SCHATTEN WERDEN LANGER
 
Touto:
 
Nagai chimoku no toki wa
Owatta no sa
Kimi wa omoidasu
 
Kodomo no koro no
Ano yakusoku wa
Kimi ga motomereba
Arawareru
 
Rudolph:
 
Tomodachi o wasure wa
Shinai Boku wa ima
Fuan de kowaresou da
 
Touto:
 
Soba ni ite yaro
 
Both:
 
Yami ga hirogaru
Hito wa nani mo mienai
Dare ka ga sakebu
Koe o tayori ni samayou
Yami ga hirogaru
Kono yo no owari ga chikai
 
Rudolph:
 
Sekai ga shizumu toki
Kaji o taranakute wa
Boku wa nani mo dekinai
Shibararete
 
Touto:
 
Fukou ga hajimaru no ni
Mite ite ii no ka
Mirai no kotei heika
 
Rudolph:
 
Gaman dekinai
 
Both:
 
Yami ga hirogaru
Hito wa nani mo shiranai
Dare ka ga sakebu
Kakumei no uta ni odoru
Yami ga hirogaru
Kono yo no owari ga chikai
 
Touto:
 
Mizugosu no ka
Tachi agare yo
Oza ni suwarunda
 
Rudolph:
 
Oza
 
Both:
 
Yami ga hirogaru
Ima koso tachi agaru toki
Shizumu sekai o
Sukuu no wa omae da
Yami ga hirogaru
Koutei Rudorufu wa tachi agaru
 
THE DARKNESS IS SPREADING
DIE SCHATTEN WERDEN LANGER
 
Touto:
 
Now that the silent time
Is finally over
You can begin to remember
 
That promise
From your childhood
Only if you seek it
Can it come true
 
Rudolph:
 
I haven't forgotten that you are my friend
It's just that now I'm so torn
That it could destroy me
 
Touto:
 
I'll be beside you
 
Both:
 
The darkness is spreading
People can't see anything
Someone is screaming
Their cries fade away
The darkness is spreading
The end of this world is near
 
Rudolph:
 
When the world is sinking
I can't take the helm
I can't do anything
I'm bound
 
Touto:
 
Look at the beginning of your sorrow
Is it really so good to be
The Future Emperor?
 
Rudolph:
 
I can't bear this!
 
Both:
 
The darkness is spreading
People don't know anything
Someone is screaming
Dancing to the song of revolution
The darkness is spreading
The end of this world is near
 
Touto:
 
Do you intend to play dumb
Or to rise up
And take the throne?
 
Rudolph:
 
The throne!
 
Both:
 
The darkness is spreading
Now is the time to rise up
The one to save
This sinking world is you
The darkness is spreading
Emperor Rudolph is ascending
 
Elisabeth lyrics © copyright by Takarazuka Revue Company, Hankyu Corporation, Michael Kunze, Sylvester Levay, Vereingte Bühnen Wien, and associated parties. This site is intended for promotional and informational purposes only.
English Translation © copyright 2000 by Genevieve Neyland
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