Dismembering songs - Zankoku Na Tenshi No Teeze

In breaking up today's songs we are going to study a very nostalgic and famous song. Zankoku Na Tenshi No Teeze (残酷な天使のテーゼ) Cruel Angel Thesis, the opening of the classic anime Evangelion which is turning 20 now in 2015.

Below we have the video with the song and its lyrics in Hiragana and Kanji, watch the video as many times as you want, then we will break it up. Don’t forget to turn up the volume.

Breaking the letter apart

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Some sentences are difficult to translate with any meaning, so in some sentences, we will leave only the meaning of the words, try to understand on your own the message that the sentence wants to leave. Review, research, study, sing and do everything possible to take advantage of the material below and improve your vocabulary.


残酷な天使のように 少年よ神話になれ

Like a cruel angel, boy, become a legend!

  • 残酷 – ざんこく = Inhumanity, cruelty
  • 天使 – てんし = Angel
  • ように = How
  • 少年 - しょうねん = Boy, Young, Boy
  • 神話 - しんわ = Myth, Legend
  • になれ = Become

蒼い風がいま 胸のドアを叩いても

now, the blue wind hits the doors of my heart.

  • 青い - あおい = Blue
  • - かぜ = Wind
  • いま - 今 = Now
  • - むね = Chest, Heart
  • ドア = Port
  • 叩い - たたい = Crash
  • ても = Same

私だけをただ見つめて微笑んでるあなた

You just watch me and smile.

  • 私だけ - わたしだけ = Only me, Only me
  • ただ見つめて = Staring (見 = Looking)
  • 微笑んで - ほほえんで = Smiling

そっと触れるもの 求めることに夢中で

something shudders while looking for what it craves.

  • そっと = gently, quietly
  • 触れる - ふれる = Touch
  • もの = Thing
  • 求める = Search, ask, search
  • こと = Thing
  • 夢中= Passion, delirium, deep dream

運命さえまだ知らない いたいけな瞳

their eyes are so innocent, they don’t even know their destination.

  • 運命 - うんめい - Destination
  • さえ = Same
  • まだ = Still
  • 知らない - しらない - I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know
  • いたいけ = Innocent
  • - ひとみ - Eyes, pupils

だけどいつか気付くでしょう その背中には

but someday you’ll notice what’s on your back

  • だけどいつか = but (however) one day (someday = いつか)
  • 気付くでしょう = notice, you will notice (気付 - きつけ = Watch out)
  • その背中 - そのせなか = The back, your back

遙か未来目指すための羽根があること

those strong wings that take you to a distant future.

  • 遙か - はるか = Far
  • 未来 - みらい = Future
  • 目指すため - めさすため = Aim for, destination, goal
  • 羽根 - はね - Wing
  • あること = To a / place

残酷な天使のテーゼ 窓辺からやがて飛び立つ

The thesis of a cruel angel will soon fly out the window.

  • テーゼ  = Thesis, Declaration, Theory
  • 窓辺 - まどべ = Through the window (窓 = Window 辺 = area, region)
  • からやがて = Soon from (やがて = soon)
  • 飛び立つ - とびたつ = Fly out, jump

ほとばしる熱いパトスで 思い出を裏切るなら

if there is a torrent of warm emotions, it will betray your memories.

  • 迸る - ほとばしる = arise, sprout, gush
  • 熱い - あつい = Hot
  • パトス = Strong feelings of movement, passion
  • 思い出 = Memories, memories
  • 裏切る = Betray (+ なら = betray yours, if you betray)

この宇宙を抱いて輝く 少年よ神話になれ

cling to this sky and shine, boy, become a legend!

  • この = This one
  • 宇宙 - うちゅう = Space
  • 抱いて - だいて = Grabbing, Hugging
  • 輝く - かがやく = Shining

ずっと眠ってる 私の愛の揺りかご

sleeping for a long time in the cradle of my love,

  • ずっと = Very, always, long period
  • 眠ってる - ねむってる = Sleep
  • 私の愛 = My love
  • 揺りかご = Cot

あなただけが夢の使者に呼ばれる朝が来る

only you are called by the messenger of dreams when morning comes.

  • あなただけが = only you, only you
  • - ゆめ = Dream
  • 使者 - ししゃ = Messenger
  • 呼ばれる = Called
  • - あさ = Morning
  • 来る= Come, come 朝が来る = (Arrive in the morning, come in the morning)

細い首筋を 月あかりが映してる

the moonlight reflects his slender neck.

  • 細い - ほそい = Thin
  • 首筋 - くびすじ = Nape, neck
  • 月あかり = Moonlight
  • 映してる - うつしてる = Reflect, project

世界中の時を止めて閉じこめたいけど

wanted to stop time all over the world, and confine it.

  • 世界中 - せかいじゅう = Everyone, whole world
  • - とき = Time
  • 止め - とめ = Stop, stop
  • 閉じこめ = Lock, imprison, confinement
  • たいけど = I want

もしふたり逢えたことに意味があるなら

if it has any meaning in our meeting

  • もし = if
  • ふたり - 二人 = Two people, two of us, couple
  • 逢えたこと = Meeting, get to know
  • 意味 - いみ = Meaning
  • あるなら = if any, if any

私はそう 自由を知るためのバイブル

I will know for myself through the BIBLIA

  • 私はそう = I then
  • 自由= Freedom, ease
  • バイブル = Bible
  • 知るための = To know

残酷な天使のテーゼ 悲しみがそしてはじまる

The thesis of a cruel angel and suffering begins,

  • 悲しみ - かなしみ = Sadness
  • そして = e (and)
  • はじまる - 始まる - Start, start

抱きしめた命のかたち その夢に目覚めたとき

with the way of life you get when you wake up from that dream.

  • 抱き - だき = Embrace (しめた = past)
  • - いのち = Life
  • かたち = Shape
  • その夢 = The dream, that dream, that dream
  • 目覚め - めさめ = Awaken, wake up (+ とき = When)

誰よりも光を放つ 少年よ神話になれ

will shine brighter than anyone, boy, become a legend!

  • 誰より = Anyone
  • - ひかり = Light, shine
  • 放つ - はなつ = Shoot (let it shine, create a light)

人は愛をつむぎながら歴史をつくる

People, while weaving love, build their story

  • 人は愛 = People + Love, it depends on the context how to translate ..;
  •  つむぎながら = While weaving, sewing, intertwining
  • 歴史 - れきし = History
  • つくる = Do, create

女神なんてなれないまま 私は生きる

Unable to become a goddess, I still live

  • 女神 - めがみ = Goddess
  • なんてなれないまま = Not being able to become
  • 生きる = Live, I will live

残酷な天使のテーゼ 窓辺からやがて飛び立つ

The thesis of a cruel angel will soon fly out the window.

ほとばしる熱いパトスで 思い出を裏切るなら

if there is a torrent of warm emotions, it will betray your memories.

この宇宙を抱いて輝く 少年よ神話になれ

cling to this sky and shine, boy, become a legend!

 

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