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Shinkou - Grell Sutcliff's character song in English lyrics

The afterimage floating in the moonlit night
is my transient black memory.
In a distorting morning of disgrace,
I sail a voyage of corruption.

If it's an unrequited love,
then at least let us bond in the other world...
I've been making that wish countless times,
like a beast hungry for your blood!

I am after all Butler Death, always ready to kill you or our love.
The curtain that's dyeing the earth red, I'll kick it into pieces.
The cinematic records and the films of souls and memories
are what I earnestly seek, as I strum my blood-stained delusions.

Tonight I've just had a very faint dream,
where I delineate, with my sneering blade,
the eccentricity of the death gods,
in the moonlight.

The old folklore and also some red whine,
please allow me to feed them to you mouth-to-mouth...
As I dye that wish red with blood,
my trap starts to dazzle, as if to numb you.

And still I am Lady Death, always dressed extravagantly.
Being rained down by bloody tears, I dig my nails into the night sky.
In the analog cinematic records, we make lewd noises, heat hazes,
shrouded in drifting ecstasy, inflict woulds to each other, and then start drowning away.

I am after all Butler Death, a brightly crimson butterfly.
As I send a red sigh into the empty air, it blows through and shakes the curtain.
The enticement of love stabs through the cinematic records,
while I simply yearn for a deep crimson dream in the eternity of a brief instant.
I was listening to the song on youtube and the video contained the English translation as well. I read through it and it came to me how beautiful and poetic the lyrics are so I felt that I simply had to upload it!

DISCLAIMER: I do not claim to own the song, Grell or Kuroshitsuji. If I had, it would have ended a hell of a lot differently!
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Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Thank you for sharing the English lyrics, this song is awesome!
0AxelDemyx0 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
No problem! I know, I love it too! And the translation is so poetic <3
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree! There is no better song for Grell in this universe...
Anime-forevah Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with everything u guyz said!!!!!! Grell Is awesome!!!!!!
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! (punches air) :D (Big Grin) 
Anonymous-Lizard Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think a line in there is wrong...or a few...^^;
I think where it says "I am after all Butler Death" it's supposed to be "I'm a more deathly efficient butler than I look" or something. :XD: I haven't seen those episodes in a bit, so I'm not sure my translation is entirely accurate, but I think that's something like it.
0AxelDemyx0 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
That is highly possible xD I found the english lyrics on some homepage and thought they were very pretty :) But thanks for the fav ^^
Anonymous-Lizard Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Like I said, I just got my idea from Funimation's subtitles, and while I trust those, they could easily be wrong. X) I love Grell's little :star: thing after he says DEATH in the subtitles. XD
No probrem~ I love this song anyway. There aren't many people who have heard the character songs and made fanart/literature for them, even if it's just lyrics. >3>
0AxelDemyx0 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
It would be really cool to read a fanfic based on the song o.o Don't think I'll be able to write one though...
Anonymous-Lizard Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I barely even understand the lyrics! D8
I'd write one of I knew the meaning and stuff, though~
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