Single: Kemono-tachi no Yoru/Rondo
2019.05.22 Lingua Sounda/Victor


RONDO
Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi
Music: Imai Hisashi

In a dream, in a dream, wandering lost in a dream
Turning and turning spinning round
How we all dance away, dance away, seeking after love we stay
Turn in the Rondo dancing on and on

You are a dream, oh
You are my dream, oh
A dream I dream of here within my dreaming
And I know nothing
Knowing nothing is just fine with me
Oh who could you be?
I am a dream, oh
I am your dream, oh
A dream you dream of here within your dreaming
Oh let us stay like this together here forevermore
So ghostly and pale you fade and blur

Don't you cry, oh wherever could you have come to me from?
A mystery - wherever will you go?
Ah how much time, oh how much longer should I keep dancing on?
A masquerade ballroom, the faces without faces start to laugh
Fu fu fu

In a dream, in a dream, wandering lost in a dream
Turning and turning spinning round
How we all dance away, dance away, seeking after love we stay
Turn in the Rondo dancing on and on

You are a dream, oh
You are my dream, oh
A dream I dream of here within my dreaming
Whenever from, wheverever from, oh who is this someone
I don't know anymore
The cat is dreaming
Feels like she's dreaming
Curled up upon my lap, she lies there dreaming
Oh let us stay like this together here forevermore
So light and so soft I feel her purr1

Don't you cry, oh how you stand deep in the looking glass
A mystery - you're beckoning to me
Ah how much time, oh how much longer must I dance on and on?
A masquerade ballroom, the faces without faces start to laugh
Fu fu fu

In a dream, in a dream, wandering lost in a dream
Turning and turning spinning round
How we all dance away, dance away, seeking after love we stay
Turn in the Rondo dancing on and on
In a dream, in a dream, wandering lost in a dream
Turning and turning spinning round
How we all dance away, dance away, seeking after love we stay
Turn in the Rondo dancing on and on

In a dream, in a dream, wandering lost in a dream
Turning and turning spinning round
How we all dance away, dance away, seeking after love we stay
Turn in the Rondo dancing on and on

In a dream, in a dream
Turning and turning spinning round
Dance away, dance away
Turn in the Rondo dancing on and on
Turn in the Rondo dancing on and on
Turning and turning in the Rondo in a dream, a dream

Note: A rondo is a classical music form in which various contrasting melodic sections, known as "episodes," are repeated in a specific pattern. The form is thought to date back to the Medieval "rondeau," in which repeating couplets were interspersed by longer stanzas of poetry, but it continued to evolve into a more elaborate musical structure, culminating in the "sonata rondo," in which the sections of the sonata are arranged in rondo form and follow similar conventions of key modulation. The classical rondo typically consists of repetitions of an A and a B section, or A, B, and C episodes, often repeated in the pattern  ABA, ABACA, or ABACABA. However, Buck-Tick's rondo contains four episodes: the chorus (A), the instrumental section (B), verse (C) and the pre-chorus (D), and a more complex structure of repeats: ABCDACDAAAAB. Still, the evocation of rondo form is clear enough, especially with the addition of the accordion, violin, and classical-style guitar. The harmonic minor "gypsy" sound is most likely an homage to Mozart's "Rondo Alla Turca," which is one of those universally known "Classical Music 101" pieces in Japan, and often referred to simply as "Rondo" by people lacking a greater depth of musical education (though we know Imai isn't one of those people).

1) I gave the cat a female pronoun because I assume this is a reference to Sakurai's Bengal Kurumi, who he has publicly referred to as "my lover." In fact, this line literally says that the cat is trembling slightly, not purring, but if you've ever held a sleeping cat on your lap you know that purring is what he really means.





RONDO
作詞:櫻井敦司
作曲:今井寿

夢に 夢に 夢に彷徨い くるくると廻る
誰も踊る 踊る 愛を探して RONDO踊り続ける

君は夢 僕の夢 夢の中で夢見ている
何も知らない 知らなくていい 君は誰?
僕は夢 君の夢 夢の中で夢見ている
いつまでも このままでいましょう 幽か君が滲む

Don't you cry あなたはどこから来たの?
不思議ね 何処へ行くの?
どれくらい 踊り続ければいいの?
仮面舞踏 顔の無い顔が笑う ふふふ

夢に 夢に 夢に彷徨い くるくると廻る
誰も踊る 踊る 愛を探して RONDO踊り続ける

君は夢 僕の夢 夢の中で夢見ている
いつからかどこからか誰かは もうわからない
猫は夢 夢心地 僕の膝で夢見ている
いつまでも このままでいましょう 幽かに震えている

Don't you cry あなたは鏡の奥で
不思議ね 手招いている
どれくらい 踊り続けたらいいの?
仮面舞踏 顔の無い顔が笑う ふふふ

夢に 夢に 夢に彷徨い くるくると廻る
誰も踊る 踊る 愛を探して RONDO踊り続ける
夢に 夢に 夢に彷徨い くるくると廻る
誰も踊る 踊る 愛を探して RONDO踊り続ける

夢に 夢に 夢に彷徨い くるくると廻る
誰も踊る 踊る 愛を探して RONDO踊り続ける

夢に 夢に くるくると廻る
踊る 踊る RONDO踊り続ける
RONDO踊り続ける
RONDO廻れよ廻れ 夢夢




RONDO
Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi
Music: Imai Hisashi

Yume ni      yume ni     yume ni samayoi     kurukuru to mawaru
Dare mo odoru     odoru     ai wo sagashite     RONDO odoritsuzukeru

Kimi wa yume     boku no yume     yume no naka de yume miteiru
Nani mo shiranai     shiranakute ii     kimi wa dare?
Boku wa yume     kimi no yume     yume no naka de yume miteiru
Itsumademo     kono mama de imashou     kasuka kimi ga nijimu

Don't you cry     anata wa doko kara kita no?
Fushigi ne     doko e yuku no?
Dore kurai     odoritsuzukereba ii no?
Kamen butou     kao no nai kao ga warau     fufufu

Yume ni      yume ni     yume ni samayoi     kurukuru to mawaru
Dare mo odoru     odoru     ai wo sagashite     RONDO odoritsuzukeru

Kimi wa yume     boku no yume     yume no naka de yume miteiru
Itsu kara ka doko kara ka dareka wa     mou wakaranai
Neko wa yume     yume kokochi     boku no hiza de yume miteiru
Itsumademo     kono mama de imashou     kasuka ni furueteiru

Don't you cry     anata wa kagami no oku de
Fushigi ne      te maneiteiru
Dore kurai     odoritsuzuketara ii no?
Kamen butou     kao no nai kao ga warau     fufufu

Yume ni      yume ni     yume ni samayoi     kurukuru to mawaru
Dare mo odoru     odoru     ai wo sagashite     RONDO odoritsuzukeru
Yume ni      yume ni     yume ni samayoi     kurukuru to mawaru
Dare mo odoru     odoru     ai wo sagashite     RONDO odoritsuzukeru

Yume ni      yume ni     yume ni samayoi     kurukuru to mawaru
Dare mo odoru     odoru     ai wo sagashite     RONDO odoritsuzukeru

Yume ni     yume ni     kurukuru to mawaru
Odoru     odoru     RONDO odoritsuzukeru
RONDO odoritsuzukeru
RONDO maware yo maware     yume yume