|“||The story of showing kindness.||”|
—Jin's Song Introduction
|English||Death God Record|
Shion Kozakura (Cameo)
Death God Record (シニガミレコード Shinigami Rekōdo) is an album exclusive song, which is featured on the Mekakucity Days album. It's also called The story of staring with one's eyes.
- Shinigami Record tells the story of Azami, a gorgon/medusa, who is living all alone in the woods, starting to think about the meaning of her own existence in this world. As she watches the people coming by now and then, she notices that they age and therefore die very quickly compared to her as a medusa. As she is out one day, she meets a young soldier, who is not afraid of her, and gets to know him after some hesitations. The two eventually fall in love, become a couple and decide to spend their life together.
- Time passes and Azami gets pregnant. She bears a child named Shion, who makes her value her life with her family more than ever. As her child grows, she starts to notice that her husband has grown older very fast as well and would die soon, while her and Shion are still young. Not able to stand the thought, she decides to create a never-ending world by harnessing the power of her snakes and wishes for that place to be a new home for her family, where no one would have to grow older anymore. She leaves her family for this reason, wanting them to wait for her return.
- After she has completed the world known as Heat Haze, she continues to wait in front of the door of it, wishing her husband and daughter to come to her to embrace their new life. After a while, as no one seemed to come, she starts to realize that her husband has died by now and that a long time must have passed. Realizing this, she loses interest in the never-ending world for which she has no use anymore. Though she has no reason for going there anymore, she thinks about leaving into the new world alone, since she is no good for humans. But the thought of having lost her husband forces her to break down and she starts to cry. In the end she leaves into the new world on her own.
Lyrics & Translation
|存在の意味を考えた||Sonzai no imi o kangaeta|
|一人ぼっちの化け物は||Hitoribocchi no bakemono wa|
|「人なんてすぐに死んじゃう」と||"Hito nante sugu ni shinjau" to|
|呆れ顔 続けてた||Akiregao tsudzuketeta|
|一人ぼっちの化け物に||Hitoribocchi no bakemono ni|
|恋に落ちてく少年兵||Koiniochite ku shōnen-hei|
|「このまま生涯を暮らそう」と||"Kono mama shōgai o kurasou" to|
|手を繋ぎ 温めた||Te o tsunagi atatameta|
|始まった日々を噛みしめて||Hajimatta hibi o kamishimete|
|子供も出来た化け物は||Kodomo mo dekita bakemono wa|
|「君だけ一人老いていく」||"Kimidake hitori oite iku"|
|気づいてもう 耐えられない||Kidzuite mō taerarenai|
|蛇の力を集めてさ||Hebi no chikara o atsumete sa|
|無くなったってもう構わない||Nakunattatte mō kamawanai|
|終わらないセカイを作ったんだ||Owaranai sekai o tsukuttanda|
|家族だけで行こう||Kazoku dake de ikou|
|君を待つ ドアの前||Kimi o matsu doa no mae|
|いつまでも 現れない||Itsumademo arawarenai|
|流れる雲数えてた||Nagareru kumo kazoeteta|
|空はどこか寂しそうで||Sora wa doko ka sabishi-sōde|
|君が来ないなんて||Kimi ga konai nante|
|そんなこと どこかで気付いてた||Sonna koto dokoka de kidzuiteta|
|「それならもう興味もない」||"Sorenara mō kyōmi mo nai"|
|セカイに一人消えようか||Sekai ni hitori kieyou ka|
|許したくもない君のこと||Yurushitaku mo nai kimi no koto|
|今もまだ、愛してる||Ima mo mada, aishiteru|
I think about the meaning of existence
A lonely monster.
"Humans die really quickly,"
I continued with a surprised face.
A young soldier fell into love with
The lonely monster.
"Let's spend a lifetime together like this."
Holding warm hands.
Treasuring the start of each and every day,
The monster, which could also have children.
"You're the only one that grows old."
I realized I can't stand it.
Harnessing the power of snakes,
I don't care anymore if it were lost
I created a never-ending world.
Let's go with only our family.
Waiting for you in front of the door,
You never appear.
I counted the floating clouds
The sky seems lonely somehow.
Somewhere in the middle of that
I realized that you weren't coming.
"If so, I'm not interested anymore"
Should I disappear in this world alone?
I don't want to forgive you,
but even now, I still love you.