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Learn LiSA's hit song 紅蓮華(ぐれんげ) from 鬼滅(きめつ)(やいば) (Demon Slayer). If you've ever wanted to sing this song as karaoke, this page will help you break down each line and pronounce it correctly. See the vocabulary and grammar notes for explanation.

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Nezuko by our daughter, Megumi

Nezuko by our daughter, Megumi


Sound File of the Lyrics

Here is a recording of all the lyrics spoken with pauses between lines. See below for breakdowns of every line with individual sound files.


Lyrics in Japanese with Furigana

Japanese Only Lyrics with Furigana


Line-by-Line with Vocabulary and Translation

Please note, in many cases, due to the poetic nature of songs, other translations are possible.

(つよ)くなれる理由(りゆう)()った

(I) found the reason (why I) am able to become strong

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(ぼく)()れて(すす)

Take me with you and advance forward

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(どろ)だらけの走馬灯(そうまとう)()

I become drunk on my life muddily flashing before my eyes

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こわばる(こころ)

(My) stiffened heart

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(ふる)える()(つか)みたいものがある

There is something my trembling hands want to grab

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それだけさ

That's all

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(よる)(にお)いに (I’ll spend all day and night)

With the smell of the night

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(そら)(にら)んでも (Staring into the sky)

Even if staring into the sky

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()わっていけるのは自分自身(じぶんじしん)だけ

(I) can only only change myself

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それだけさ

That's all

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(つよ)くなれる理由(りゆう)()った (ぼく)()れて(すす)

(I) found the reason (why) I can become strong. Take me with you and advance forward.

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どうしたって!

No matter what!

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()せない(ゆめ)

Even a dream (I) can't erase

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()まれない(いま)

Even the unstoppable now (Even now, when I can't stop)

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(だれ)かのために(つよ)くなれるなら

If I can become strong for someone's sake

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ありがとう (かな)しみよ

Thank you, Sadness.
(It's thanks to Sadness)

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世界(せかい)()ちのめされて()ける意味(いみ)()った

Beaten down by the world, I know what it means to lose.

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紅蓮(ぐれん)(はな)()(ほこ)れ!

Oh, crimson lotus flower, bloom in full glory!

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運命(うんめい)()らして

Illuminate (my) fate

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イナビカリの雑音(ざつおん)(みみ)()

The noise from a flash of lightening stabs my ears

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戸惑(とまど)(こころ)

(My) bewildered heart

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(やさ)しいだけじゃ(まも)れないものがある?

Are there things that can't be protected with kindness alone?

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わかってるけど

I understand (that) but still…

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水面下(すいめんか)(から)まる善悪(ぜんあく)

The intertwining of good and evil under the surface

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()けて()える偽善(ぎぜん)天罰(てんばつ)

The divine punishment given to obvious hypocrisy

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Tell me why,…I don’t need to


逸材(いつざい)(はな)より 

Rather than an exceptional flower

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(いど)(つづ)()いた一輪(いちりん)(うつく)しい

But a single flower that bloomed through continuing challenges is (more) beautiful

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乱暴(らんぼう)()()められたトゲだらけの(みち)

Even the violently covered road full of thorns

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本気(ほんき)(ぼく)だけに(あらわ)れるから

Will only appear when I'm serious

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()()えてみせるよ

(I'll) show (you), (I'll) overcome

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簡単(かんたん)片付(かたづ)けられた

Was easily put away

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(まも)れなかった(ゆめ)

Even the dreams (I) couldn't keep

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紅蓮(ぐれん)心臓(しんぞう)()()やし

Have taken root within the heart of the crimson lotus flower

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この()宿(やど)ってる

(It) dwells in this blood

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人知(ひとし)れず(はかな)

The unseen/unknown and fleeting

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()りゆく結末(けつまつ)

The scattering end

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無情(むじょう)(やぶ)れた

Broken ruthlessly

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悲鳴(ひめい)風吹(かぜふ)

The shrieking wind blows

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(だれ)かの(わら)(かげ)

Someone's smiling shadow

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(だれ)かの()(ごえ)

Someone's sobbing

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(だれ)もが(しあわ)せを(ねが)ってる

Everyone is wishing for happiness

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どうしたって!

No matter what!

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()せない(ゆめ)

Even a dream (I) can't erase

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()まれない(いま)

Even the unstoppable now (Even now, when I can't stop)

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(だれ)かのために(つよ)くなれるなら

If I can become strong for someone's sake

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ありがとう (かな)しみよ

Thank you, Sadness.

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世界(せかい)()ちのめされて()ける意味(いみ)()った

Beaten down by the world, I know what it means to lose.

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紅蓮(ぐれん)(はな)()(ほこ)れ!

Oh, crimson lotus flower, bloom in full glory!

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運命(うんめい)()らして!運命うんめいらして!

Illuminate (my) destiny! Illuminate (my) destiny!

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