それが運命ならば sore ga sadame naraba If This Is My Fate original: 魔法少女十字軍 from: 蓮台野夜行 ～ Ghostly Field Club arrangement: 神奈森ユウ (Kanamori Yuu) lyrics: 天宮みや (Amamiya Miya) vocals: 天宮みや/十色奏音 (Amamiya Miya/Toiro Oto) album: 幸せの行方 (Shiawase no Yukue) circle: 少女フラクタル (Shoujo Fractal)
夢幻泡影 Mugen Houyou Eminently Fragile music: Nissy lyrics/vocals: 天宮みや (Amamiya Miya) album: 幸せの行方 (Shiawase no Yukue) circle: 少女フラクタル (Shoujo Fractal)
十六夜の宴 izayoi no utage Banquet on the Sixteenth Night original: フラワリングナイト (Flowering Night) from: 東方花映塚 ～ Phantasmagoria of Flower View arrangement: ぬらりひょん (Nurarihyon) lyrics: Marcia vocals: 姫城碧海 (Himeki Ami)/Marcia album: 幸せの行方 (Shiawase no Yukue) circle: 少女フラクタル (Shoujo Fractal)
Ami || Marcia || Both
春、想う君 haru, omou kimi In Spring, I Think of You original: 天空の花の都 from: 東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom arrangement: Autobahn lyrics: Marcia vocals: 天宮みや、姫城碧海 (Amamiya Miya/Himeki Ami) album: 幸せの行方 (Shiawase no Yukue) circle: 少女フラクタル (Shoujo Fractal)
幸せの行方 shiawase no yukue Whereabouts of Happiness original: メイガスナイト (Magus Night) from: 妖精大戦争 ～ 東方三月精 arrangement: 榎中のん (Enonaka Non) lyrics/vocals: 天宮みや (Amamiya Miya) album: 幸せの行方 (Shiawase no Yukue) circle: 少女フラクタル (Shoujo Fractal)
花はうつりにけりな hana wa utsuri ni keri na The Flowers Have Transformed original: 眠れる恐怖 ～ Sleeping Terror from: 東方幻想郷 ～ Lotus Land Story arrangement: SHiN lyrics: Marcia vocals: 姫城碧海 (Himeki Ami) album: 幸せの行方 (Shiawase no Yukue) circle: 少女フラクタル (Shoujo Fractal)
The song title refers to a poem by Ono no Komachi. It is part of the poem collection kokin wakshuu, in which the term “color” is used as a synonym for “passion”. A flower’s color however is fleeting, and this knowledge influences the way in which we perceive its color and the way it makes us feel.
The whole poem is as follows:
hana no iro wa utsuri ni keri na itazura ni
wa ga mi yo ni furu nagame seshi ma ni
It describes the feeling of the transience of cherry blossom’s beauty, which is so fragile that the cherry blossoms fall even after a short and gentle rain shower. The poem also uses the metaphoric meaning of “flower” which stands for a person’s youth. So the poem is about recognizing and lamenting the transience of beauty and life in general. However, these things don’t transform to be ugly, but to a different type of beauty.
That was a very short summary of the poem’s analysis, so I recommend you check out a full analysis for yourself! I used a German book as reference (“Im Garten der Stille”), so it probably won’t help you much if you don’t speak German (˘ω˘)
This is the first time I’m more excited for a release of Shoujo Fractal than for Yuuhei’s! The theme of Fractal’s new album seems to be “transcience of life”, so I’m already looking forward to how the songs will turn out to be.