Uchuu Engineer

宇宙エンジニア (Space Engineer)
Artist: Kanako Itou
Steins;Gate (PSP game) opening theme

Japanese lyrics

宇宙エンジニア 打ち込まれたキー
静かに揺れるカーソル

あの日語った 遠い未来の話
澄んだ瞳が 胸を締め付ける

深く深く 闇に落ちても
先回りして 僕がキミを照らす―――

宇宙エンジニア 打ち込まれたキー
奇怪な振る舞い 量子にも満たないセクタ
質量未保存 法則の否定
静かに揺れるカーソル

この瞬間の 空は絶対じゃなく
繋がれた手も 同じ意味を持つ

強く強く 蝶が舞うなら
雨を降らせて 風を止めてみせる―――

宇宙エンジニア 理解の及ばぬ
不明なコードは 箱の中の猫も消した
重なり合わせの 波動関数も
高飛車に打ち消される

宇宙エンジニア 打ち込まれたキー
奇怪な振る舞い 量子にも満たないセクタ
質量未保存 法則の否定
静かに揺れるカーソル

Romaji

uchuu enjinia uchi komareta kī
shizuka ni yureru kāsoru

ano hi katatta tooi mirai no hanashi
sunda hitomi ga mune wo shimetsukeru

fukaku fukaku yami ni ochite mo
saki mawari shite boku ga kimi wo terasu—

uchuu enjinia uchi komareta kī
kikkai na furu mai ryoushi ni mo mitanai sekuta
shitsuryou mihozon housoku no hitei
shizuka ni yureru kāsoru

kono shunkan no sora ha zettai janaku
tsunagareta te mo onaji imi wo motsu

tsuyoku tsuyoku chou ga mau nara
ame wo furasete kaze wo tomete miseru—

uchuu enginia rikai no oyobanu
fumei na kōdo ha hako no naka no neko mo keshita
kasanari awase no hadoukansuu mo
takabisha ni uchikesareru

uchuu enjinia uchi komareta kī
kikkai na furu mai ryoushi ni mo mitanai sekuta
shitsuryou mihozon housoku no hitei
shizuka ni yureru kāsoru

English translation

Here comes the space engineer, the keys are hit
As the cursor is shaken without a sound

That day, you spoke of the distant future
Your transparent eyes stroke through my heart

Deeply, deeply I fell into the darkness
And I shine on you as I went on ahead

Here comes the space engineer, the keys are hit
It’s a sector even the strangely behaving quantum hasn’t seen
Mass isn’t even conserved anymore, it’s defying the rules
As the cursor is shaken without a sound

The sky of this moment is not absolutely fixed
Though the meaning of holding hands still holds

Strongly, strongly, the butterfly flutters about
When it does, the rain falls and the wind stops

Here comes the space engineer, reaching the limit of comprehension
With his obscure codes, he was even able to delete the cat from its box
The wave functions pile up on top of each other
But even those were domineeringly negated

Here comes the space engineer, the keys are hit
It’s a sector even the strangely behaving quantum hasn’t seen
Mass isn’t even conserved anymore, it’s defying the rules
As the cursor is shaken without a sound

Translator’s notes

Obvious references to the butterfly effect and Schrödinger’s cat are there, if some of you can’t tell.

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