|These are the lyrics of the original version of this song. You can find the lyrics of the amended version here.|
Machi o aruite iru to hitori no onna no ko ga,
Walking down the street, one girl
|These lyrics don't have an official translation. The fan-translation was taken from.|
- One day before Dir En Grey began to record their debut EP MISSA (1997), Kyo was told to change the lyrics of 惨劇の夜, likely because of the brutal imagery. The band even considered to leave out the entire song, but decided that since it was the first song the people would hear, it was too important to be excluded. Thus, it received new lyrics and was renamed to 霧と繭. The original version was later released on 「楓」～if trans…～ (1997), along with 業, a similar case.
- As such, this song is the only one in Dir En Grey's catalogue that was only ever released in the form of a music video.
- On June 14, 1997, Kyo performed a spoken word version of 惨劇の夜. It was called 語り (Katari) in the live report.
- Before this song was performed on May 5, 2023, the last time it was performed by Dir En Grey was on February 19, 2001. Because of this, it holds the record for the biggest gap between two performances with 22 years, 2 months and 16 days (8110 days in total).
- According to the Japanese wikipedia, the working title of this song was "Tragedy Night".
- The lyrics card included with「楓」～if trans…～ mistakenly gives the lyrics as 「二人で何処かへ行こう」 ("Futari de doko ka e yukō"), although Kyo doesn't sing an へ (e). In the pamphlet that was released during the ～MISSA 発売記念LIVE～ shows in August 1997, this error isn't present.
- Similarly, the card says そのまま地中へと深く沈めました。 (sono mama chichū e to fukaku shizume mashita), although Kyo doesn't sing a と (to). In the pamphlet, this error isn't present either.
- Not included in either lyrics are the words at the beginning and ending:
- 落ちてゆけ (Ochite yuke) – Fall down
- In the song's music video, subtitles with what appears to be an English translation can be seen:
- My drifting in the street, a girl, who appeared being caught me on the eyes.
- Found myself talking to, to somewhere we should go, joyfully.
- Very attracting and playing against the will of time as you were, soon tears trickled down one's cheek.
- Excess of your charm brought an inexhaustible hate for me.
- Which forced my hand to strangulate you forcefully.
- At you, of forceless, again and again, 'tis my hand that was striking.
- In your flower gardenlet, seeding, the buds wet redly, never be in its bloom.
- My arms cut up, blood running off, by me.
- My blood washed yours, tears flowed over.
- Then I put your body into refrigerator, and themselves under the ground deep down.
- The crime was of her, persuading myself many time, love, nothing of my desires.
- That the crime uncompensatory won't allow anyone to be free, factum, inviting me to death, a white piece of rope and I have lived with.
- Colored into all red, tragedy, with nothing lost, the night tragical even just broke through her pall.
|Release Title||Release Date||Song Title||Notes|
|「楓」～if trans…～||1997.12.15||惨劇の夜||Music video.|
|TOUR23 PHALARIS -Vol.II-「a knot」LIMITED 25TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE||2023.10||Filmed on May 5, 2023 at KBSホール.|