FANDOM


MoNalbumcover
NND / YT
Original またたき
Romaji Matataki
Singer(s) Kagamine Rin
Release Date August 17, 2014 (CD)
Chronology
Series Story of Evil
Preceded by The Daughter of White
Followed by Handbeat Clocktower
"Even the span of a millenium I think to you would be a blink"
―Rin[src]

Blink is a song released by Akuno-P on August 17, 2014 in The Muzzle of Nemesis album. It portrays Rin's personal reflection on the sapling Michaela as she inevitably grows into a very large tree.

PlotEdit

In the Millennium Tree Forest, a girl speculates that once a sapling has taken root, she’ll have become an adult; she also wonders if she’ll be alive by the time it becomes taller. She continues to imagine that, once the sapling has grown many leaves, the world will have changed even more than it already has, wondering if her sins will have been forgiven once the sapling becomes a tree. The girl notes how, to a tree, a millennium would be the blink of an eye and she prays to the tree for an eternity of peace.

CompositionEdit

The song uses Kagamine Rin's Append voicebank, specifically Sweet. A piano and viola are used for the instrumental. The song immediately begins with a vocal track, which ends at 0.31. The second verse begins at 0.36 as the instrumental gains more accompaniment. At 1.05, the second verse ends, immediately shifting into a chorus-like verse. At 1.23, the song shifts back into a regular verse, the viola reaching a crescendo. The song ends at 1.45.

LyricsEdit

この苗木が根付いた時
私は今より大人でしょう
大きく高く伸びた時
私は生きてるでしょうか

生きているでしょうか

たくさんの葉をつけた時
世界は今よりに変わってるでしょう
立派な大樹になった時
罪は許されるでしょうか

許されるでしょうか

千年の時間さえも
あなたには瞬きでしょう

きっときっと

願わくばこの樹の元
永遠の平和を

永遠の平和を

Kono naegi ga nedzuita toki
Watashi wa ima yori otona deshou
Ookiku takaku nobita toki
Watashi wa ikiteru deshou ka

Ikiteiru deshou ka

Takusan no ha wo tsuketa toki
Sekai wa ima yori kawatteru deshou
Rippana taiju ni natta toki
Tsumi wa yurusareru deshou ka

Yurusareru deshou ka

Sennen no jikan sae mo
Anata ni wa matataki deshou

Kitto kitto

Negawakuba kono ki no moto
Towa no heiwa wo

Towa no heiwa wo

When this sapling has taken root
I think I’ll be more of an adult than I am now
When it’s grown extremely tall
Will I be alive?

Will I be alive?

When it’s grown many leaves
I think the world will be changing more than it is now
When it’s become a splendid, large tree
Will my sins be forgiven?

Will they be forgiven?

Even the span of a millenium
I think to you would be a blink

Surely, surely

I pray, to the base of this tree
For eternal peace

For eternal peace

English translation by Pricechecktranslations

Related SongsEdit

The Daughter of EvilEdit

The Daughter of Evil serves as a prequel to Blink, relating the sins that Riliane wondered if she would be forgiven for. 

Regret MessageEdit

Regret Message serves as another prequel to Blink, showing Riliane after her repentance and shortly before coming to plant the sapling.

Tree Maiden ~Millennium Wiegenlied~Edit

Tree Maiden ~Millennium Wiegenlied~ shows the past of the sapling in the song, detailing her history as a forest spirit and then human until the point of her death.

AlbumsEdit

AppearancesEdit

TriviaEdit

Conceptualization and OriginEdit

  • The song's title refers to Rin's reflection on how a thousand years would be like a blink of the eye for the tree sapling.
  • According to mothy, the song was given a shorter title compared to many of his other songs because he felt it didn't need to be overly long or complicated; he clarified that the song itself still packed a lot of emotion.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Akuno-P Twitter (@mothy_akuno) - 08/18/14 - タイトル通りの短い曲です。というかこの曲は無駄に長くする必然性を感じなかったのでこうしました。ですが色々な思いが詰まっています。

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.