MALICE MIZER – AN INVITATION FROM A BEAUTIFUL MASK [URUWASHIKI KAMEN NO SHOUTAIJOU] (1995)

lyrics by GACKT | music by MANA

Gackt’s first single with Malice Mizer which is, for all intents and purposes, a double A-side, because you’ve got both this track and “Apres Midi.” Anyway, reading analysis for these lyrics seems to suggest images of a masquerade ball at a very European mansion like the one pictured on the album cover, so keep that in mind when reading the translation.

Translation and notes under the cut:

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MALICE MIZER – AU REVOIR (1997)

lyrics by GACKT | music by MANA

There’s already translations of this one out there, but I’ve been wanting to try my hand at it for a long time because it’s one of my favorite songs ever. This was one of the highest-charting songs the visual kei group released, and later ended up becoming one of their most famous hits. The violin works really well in the song, but I might just be biased towards Gackt songs with violins.

Translation and notes under the cut:

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