Image of "ハートビート・クロックタワー (Heartbeat Clocktower)"
Song title
  • "ハートビート・クロックタワー"
  • English: Heartbeat Clocktower
  • Official English: Clockwork Lullaby 4
Published October 1, 2009, with 22,800+ piapro views
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Image of "ハートビート・クロックタワー (Heartbeat Clocktower)"
Song title
  • "ハートビート・クロックタワー(F・V)"
  • English: Heartbeat Clocktower (FV)
  • Official English: Clockwork Lullaby 4
Published April 26, 2010, with 675,400+ Niconico views
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  • mothy (music, lyrics, arrangement)
  • Suzunosuke (illust)
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Background[edit | edit source]

Before his death the lonely man created a small theater deep in the forest

"Heartbeat Clocktower" is the fourth song in the Clockwork Lullaby series. The song was originally on Akuno-P's piapro page in 2009 and was exclusively for his fans following him on piapro. Eventually, mothy made a "final" version of the song, with an added tag "(F.V.)" (Forest Version), uploaded to Niconico on April 26, 2010.

The song concerns a mysterious clocktower and its actual guardian, Gear(KAITO). The dead owner, Gallerian Marlon(KAITO) sinner of Greed and former guardian of the clocktower, the "Collector", created a theater for the "Collectibles" where they forever enact their story.

Gear's main concern is to keep the Clockworkers Doll (Miku) alive through the clocktower, and if it stops, she will die.

Performing his task day by day, he describes other inhabitants of the clocktower, including the Master of the Graveyard (MEIKO), who devours any helpless visitor who had the bad luck to end up in the theater, and the young girl Lilith Balledold (Rin), the Waiter who acts as if she "the main character", but expresses sadness for the loss of her "other half".

He also observes how the Kayo's Scissors and the Venom Sword continue to be "dormant". Gear, realizing that the clock was going to stop soon, sacrificed himself to keep it running by taking out his own heart and using it to power the clocktower.


This song has entered the Hall of Fame.

Main articles: Clockwork Lullaby and The Evillious Chronicles

Succeeding Versions[edit | edit source]

Evils Kingdom version
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Featuring
KAITO
Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len (chorus)
Producers
mothy
Categories Revised Version
Description
The revised version released on the Evils Kingdom album.
針音ノ時計塔
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Translation Shin'on no Tokeitou (Handbeat Clocktower)
Featuring
KAITO
Kaai Yuki, Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len (chorus)
Producers
mothy (music, lyrics), You-ring, Ichika, Osamu, Yuu, batako, GAN, Painter Brioche, Yoshida Dondorian, Denki, Suzunosuke (illustrations), DNA (video)
Categories Arrangement
Description
An arrangement of the instrumental with entirely different lyrics, telling the story of Kyle Marlon.
Clockwork Lullaby version
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Featuring
KAITO
Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len (chorus)
Producers
mothy
Categories Revised Version
Description
A revised version released on the Clockwork Lullaby album.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字)
時計塔の 歯車の音 tokei to no haguruma no oto
それは彼女が生きている証 sore wa kanojo ga ikite iru akashi
この秒針が止まらぬように kono byoushin ga tomaranu you ni
見守るのが「僕」の役目 mimamoru no ga "boku" no yakume

かつての主人 物欲の化身 katsute no shujin butsuyoku no keshin
自らの罪は いつの日か mizukara no tsumi wa itsu no hi ka
おのれ自身を滅ぼすのだと onore jishin o horobosu no da to
どうして早く気付けなかったか doushite hayaku kuzukenakatta ka

彼女の半身に今も残る kanojo no hanshin ni ima mo nokoru
醜い火傷の跡は minikui yakedo no ato wa
あの二人の思い出を刻んでる ano futari no omoide o kizanderu

今日もまた 迷い込んだ kyou mo mata mayoikonda
何も知らぬ哀れな訪問者 nani mo shiranu aware na houmonsha
彼らもすぐ「墓場の主」の karera mo sugu "hakaba no aruji" no
胃袋に収まることだろう ibukuro ni osamaru koto darou

主役気取りの あの「女の子」 shuyaku kidori no ano "onna no ko"
いつも通りのわがまま三昧 itsumodoori no wagamama zanmai
「片割れ」を失ったさみしさ "kataware" o ushinatta samishisa
少し顔に宿しながら sukoshi kao ni yadoshi nagara

孤独な男がその死の kodoku na otoko ga sono shi no
間際に作り上げた magiwa ni tsukuriageta
森の奥の小さな映画館 mori no oku no chiisana eigakan
忘れ去られたその時に鳴り始めた wasuresarareta sono toki ni narihajimeta
ぜんまい仕掛けの子守唄 zenmaijikake no komoriuta

「血染めの鋏」 「紫色の刀」 "chizome no hasami" "shishoku no katana"
いまだ目覚めぬ彼らを待つ日々 imada mezamenu karera o matsu hibi
全ての唄が語られたときに subete no uta ga katarareta toki ni
理想郷(ユートピア)は完成するらしい yuutopia wa kansei suru rashii

時計の針が 止まることは tokei no hari ga tomaru koto wa
彼女自身の終わりを意味する kanojo jishin no owari o imi suru
錆ついて欠けた歯車達 sabitsuite kaketa haguruma-tachi
残された時間は長くない nokosareta jikan wa nagaku nai

孤独な男がその死の kodoku na otoko ga shi no
間際に作り上げた magiwa ni tsukuriageta
森の奥の小さな映画館 mori no oku no chiisana eigakan
館長を務めるのは彼が最も愛した kanchou o tsutomeru no wa kare ga mottomo aishita
「ぜんまい仕掛けの人形」 "zenmaijikake no ningyo"

覚悟は決めた kakugo wa kimeta
僕は自らの左胸に boku wa mizukara no hidarimune ni
そっと手を当て深く差しこんだ… sotto te o ate fukaku sashikonda...

僕のぜんまいは時計塔の boku no zenmai wa tokeitou no
歯車と響き合って haguruma to hibikiatte
そして新たに始まる物語 soshite arata ni hajimaru monogatari
時計の針が止まらぬように tokei no hari ga tomaranu you ni
廻り続けるのが僕の役目 mawaritsuzukeru no ga boku no yakume

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