Ame no Purizumu

雨のプリズム (Ame no Purizumu) · 雨的棱镜 · Rain Prism

In:
[Album] Prism – track 8

 

English

I know nothing about you, not even your name or where you live
On this steadily raining afternoon, I want you to tell me it is okay to cry

While I pretend to follow the raindrops that fall on the windowpane
I begin to think of you

Even if plain feelings of love disappear
Every day, although boring, will shine brightly because of you

I want to find a beautiful night; if the purple light
Could be piled up in my palms, I want you to tell me it is okay to cry

As if chasing the raindrops that dance in the distance
My heart begins to beat restlessly

Even if fickle feelings of love are forgotten
Every day, although uneventful, will continue to shine

Even if plain feelings of love disappear
Every day, although boring, will shine brightly because of you

 

Notes

The melancholic tune and slow singing present a sense of yearning, and the lyrics show that it is for someone who the singer feels a strong connection to despite having a relationship that most people would describe as strangers. The connection is strong enough for the singer to seek comfort from this person and to believe that the person made her life better or more precious simply by being in it. As such, I think that Ame no Purizumu is about love at first sight or meeting a kindred spirit.

Prisms are known for their ability to split sunlight or white light into the separate colours of a rainbow by refraction. This can also be achieved by airborne water droplets, and if the cause is rainfall then it could be creatively referred to as a rain prism. My first impression was that Rain Prism (Ame no Purizumu) was a metaphor for the range of feelings that constitute the feeling of love. After considering Ame no Purizumu to be a song about love at first sight, the symbolic meaning may instead be how a plain life becomes more colourful after a meeting, in the way that plain white light turns into a colourful rainbow after “meeting” a prism.

 

Simplified Chinese

雨のプリズム歌词

我对你毫无所知  不论名字或是住址
下着安稳雨滴的午后  希望听你说出想哭也可以喔

假装追寻着  落在窗边雨滴的去处
开始想起了你

平凡的恋爱心情  即使有天消失了
无聊的每一天  也因为有你而闪耀灿烂

想找寻美丽的夜  若能将这道紫色光芒
与手心交叠  希望听你说出想哭也可以喔

如同追赶着  远方跳跃的雨滴
心开始蠢蠢欲动

瞬息万变的恋爱心情  即使有天遗忘了
若无其事的每一天  也仍持续闪耀

平凡的恋爱心情  即使有天消失了
无聊的每一天  也因为有你而闪耀灿烂

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