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Before the Nightmare is the ending theme song for Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL. The song is performed by Kanako Takatsuki, who also wrote the lyrics. The composition and arrangement were done by eba.

Overview[]

There are two editions of Before the Nightmare; one is a first-print limited edition that features Kanako Takatsuki on the front cover with a Blu-ray disc included[1]; the other is a "BRSDF" edition that features Empress, Dead Master, and Strength on the front cover and only comes with the CD.[2]

Prior to its official release on May 25th, 2022, the song was distributed on a number of sites at midnight on April 3rd, 2022 following the broadcast of the first episode of DAWN FALL[3].

Lyrics[]

Japanese Romaji English[4]
転がった記憶を乱雑に繋ぎ合わせ

閉じ込めた箱の中
確かな痛みだけ瞼に滲む涙の跡

korogatta kioku o ranzatsu ni tsunagi awase

tojikometa hako no naka
tashikana itami dake mabuta ni nijimu namida no ato

Randomly connecting the fallen memories

They were sealed inside a box
The definite pain leaves a mark of tears in my eyes

闇より深く眠り 真実に手を伸ばしている yami yori fukaku nemuri shinjitsu ni te o nobashite iru I sleep deeper than darkness, reaching out for the truth
Nightmare 大切な何かを失くす夢見てた

見覚えのない君を救えず泣いてる
終わり告げるように飛び込んできた朝
現実かどうか忘れさせて

Nightmare taisetsuna nanika o nakusu yumemiteta

mi oboe no nai kimi o sukuezu naiteru
owari tsugeru you ni tobikonde kita asa
genjitsu ka douka wasuresasete

Nightmare, I was dreaming about losing something dear

Crying because I couldn't save you, although I don't even know who you are
As if to tell me the end of it, the morning jumped in
Help me forget whether it's real or not

朝焼けのフィルム 巻き戻しても映せない

儚い君の影
外傷より深く胸に刺さった約束だけ
覚えているから

asayake no firumu makimodoshite mo utsusenai

hakanai kimi no kage
gaishou yori fukaku mune ni sasatta yakusoku dake
oboete irukara

The film of sunrise can't be projected even though it's rewinded

The ephemeral shadow of yours
Deeper than my wound, the promise is stuck in my chest
Only that I remember

君を知りたいと願い追いかけるほど逃げていく kimi o shiritai to negai oikakeru hodo nigete iku I wished I knew more about you, but the more I chase, the more you run away
Daydream 君のいる世界が愛おしく思った

醒めない夢を今も見てるよう
Daydream 渇いた砂漠に咲く花はいつか
悲しみを全部 忘れさせて
忘れさせて 忘れさせて

Daydream kimi no iru sekai ga itōshiku omotta

samenai yume o ima mo miteru you
Daydream kawaita sabaku ni saku hana wa itsuka
kanashimi o zenbu wasuresasete
wasuresasete wasuresasete

Daydream, I loved the world that you lived in

As if I'm still in my dream that will never end
Daydream, someday the flowers that bloom in the dry desert
Help me forget all the sorrow
Help me forget Help me forget

記憶の底

闇より深く眠り 真実に手を伸ばしている

kioku no soko

yami yori fukaku nemuri shinjitsu ni te o nobashite iru

At the bottom of my memories

I sleep deeper than darkness, reaching out for the truth

Nightmare 大切な何かを失くす夢見てた

見覚えのない君の名前を呼んでる
渇いた砂漠に咲く花のような
夜明けの鐘を Before the Nightmare

Nightmare taisetsuna nanika o nakusu yumemiteta

mi oboe no nai kimi no namae o yonderu
kawaita sabaku ni saku hana no youna
yoake no kane o Before the Nightmare

Nightmare, I was dreaming about losing something dear

Crying out your name, although I don't even know who you are
Like the flowers that bloom in the dry desert
The bell of break of dawn, Before the Nightmare

Tracklist[]

CD (All Editions)[]

  1. Before the Nightmare
  2. 嘘つきダーティ
  3. Love myself, All myself
  4. Before the Nightmare (Off-Vocal)
  5. 嘘つきダーティ (Off-Vocal)
  6. Love myself, All myself (Off-Vocal)

Blu-ray Disc (Limited Edition only)[]

  1. Before the Nightmare (Music Video)
  2. Before the Nightmare Behind the Scenes (Making-of Video)

Gallery[]


References[]

Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL
Characters Ahmed Kanu (BD) • AndyBlack TrikeBoltCamila (BD) • CharlotteColonelDead MasterEmpressGeorgius (BD) • Hermit (BD) • IsanaJessicaLuna Griffith (BD) • LunaticMiyaMomijiMonica KaburagiNoritoSmileyStrength
Vehicles Black TrikeDead Master's MotorbikeStrength's Buggy
Locations Lighthouse No. 1Lighthouse No. 8
Terminology ArcheArtemisChivalrous Thieves Group (BD) • Education InstitutionHemiteos UnitIron OceanMoon FlakeOrbital ElevatorOverdrive KeyPeacebuilding ForcesProject ElysionUnmanned Forces
Music ASEEDBefore the NightmareBlack★Rock Shooter (song)
Related Media Black★★Rock Shooter BEFORE DAWNBlack★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL (yonkoma)
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