I have seen the translations of all of the twelve songs(if you count Secret Track as a song). They were in Korean, and I know Korean, and if anybody wants to know the real lyrics' pronounciation and translation, you may send me some messages.
Uh.. that's not the whole album, and the stories are slightly different... I put them in the order of the story, not the tracks.
A boy named Abyss runs into a little hut in the woods and finds a portrait of a girl called El. He falls in love with her and tries to find her for the rest of his life, beiliving that she would bring Elysion(a paradise) to him.
El's Picture Book-The Witch and Lafrantze
Abyss is a adult now but he still loves El, but goes crazy because he cannot find her. Lafrantze was a guardian of purity(?) and was supposed to keep her purity and stay away from any boys and men. However, she gets lonely and finds Abyss(in this song, Abyss is called Orpeus) playing the lyre. So she comes too close, and then breaks her purity and has sex(!!!) with him. Abyss actually has 'used' Lapurantze to give birth to a girl that looks just like El!!! Regretting what she had done, Lafrantze curses Abyss.
El's Paradise-side E
Abyss names the newborn girl El. He loves her very much. They're very poor, but Abyss is willing to do anything for his daughter. One day, the girl wants a picture book for her birthday. So, to buy her one...(not yet end)
Some man of high ranking hires Abyss to bring his(the high ranking man's) daughter back, who has run away with a boy of much lower ranking because they loved each other. "It doesn't matter if the boy dies or not," the man of high ranking says. So Abyss disguises as a boat-driver(I don't have good English skills) and kills the boy as the couple boards the boat. The girl(of high ranking) revenges, and Abyss gets wounded seriously. By the time he has bought the picture book and arrives at his house, Abyss dies. However...
(now back to El's Paradise-side E)
El thinks that Abyss has gone to the paradise(Elysion)(..because Abyss taught El that if he does not move anymore, then he has gone to Elysion) and asks him questions like, "What songs do the birds sing there?", "What kind of flowers are there?", "Can we stay together forever there?". She asks these questions endlessly untill she dies of a sickness she had.
The first silent five seconds represent the five letters of 'abyss'. It means that Abyss is dead, for in Ark, Baroque, Yield, Sacrifice and Stardust, the first five seconds are Abyss saying, "Kanojyokoso, watashino Erisunano daroka..?(Is she really my true Alice..?)" Then a orgel tune comes out, and that is the orgel tune of when you have turned the first five seconds of Ark, Baroque, Yield, Sacrifice and Stardust all at the same time. Then Abyss shuts the door and says, "Tadaima, Eru.(I came back home, El.)" And El says, "Okaerinasai, papa.(Welcome home, papa.)" If you listen to the tone of the two voices well, then you can notice that Abyss is dying, while El doesn't care. Then the real El(the girl of the portrait, not the daughter of Abyss) says something, and you can know that she knew from the start that Abyss would not find her-and Elysion. She was kind of watching(in amusement) Abyss trying to find her. If you hear El's Paradise-side E right after this short song, then you can know that the two songs(Secret Track & El's Paradise-side E) connect, which means that Abyss(in this case, hell) and Elysion(paradise) are forever running into each other, like a circle. In short, Elysion(paradise)=Abyss(hell).
Ark, Baroque, Yield, Sacrifice and Stardust don't play a noticable role in the whole story of the album, neither does El's Paradise-side A nor El's Picture Book [The Male Piper and the Parade].
I don't have a lot of time, so I will only fix the wrong points in Ark, Baroque, Yield, Sacrifice and Stardust.
Ark-you're perfectly right, but remember that somebody changed their memories as into the girl as the little sister and the boy as the older brother, and lived in a miniature garden(=jail), so they could have not been brother and sister at all
Baroque-they're girls, not women
Yield-it is not stated in the song whom the girl loved and whom the girl killed
Sacrifice-at first, the older sister prays for the younger sister to die because she(the older) thinks that the younger is getting all the love that she is supposed to get, and the older one later recalls that and for some reason, the mother dies(the father is not stated in the story) and the older has to work all day because the younger is disabled, and when the younger gets pregnant(because some men in the village raped(!!!) her), since everyone has to keep their purity there, the younger gets burned('burned'='sacrificed' and the older gets REALLY mad(every man knew, but they wouldn't tell, no woman knew, and they hated the younger anyway because she was so pretty) and burns the church-while all the people of the town are in there to watch the younger turn into ash(there is no statement that the older got punished, though)
Stardust-I don't really think so, but it is known officially that the one shooting the male is a girl, and that the man getting shot is a boy, and the one shooting at him is the one that catches him dating with another woman, and actually the reason she shot him was that she always wore scarlet stuff, and the boy always wore a white shirt, and the scarlet-wearing girl gets crazy when she sees the boy dating with a another girl with the same looks, smiling, wearing a white shirt, so she thinks that the boy has to be same as her, so she shoots the boy so the shirt would become scarlet like her lipstick, dress, shoes, ecetra
Oh, and Ark, Baroque, Yield, Sacrifice, Stardust and Secret Track(the even-numbered tracks) are all side Abyss, not Elysion. Side Elysion are the odd-numbered tracks.
I have no time, so I will not tell the summary of the other two left.
(I translated the names of the songs which were not in English, so they may not be a correct translation.)
Sorry that this reply is very, very late...I don't come over to deviant these days... Now that I read it now, my summary is terrible But I'll give you a link where the English translations are; I was too lazy to do it myself... Sorry
About the Eysion summary I just know a little bit. [Sorry for my poor English.]
1st song- El no Rakuen: It talks about El[is] and her farther; Abyss. El is a girl who downs with affection that can not remedy. She ask her father to bring her "E hon" [illustration book or tales book someting like this.] and finally she got it and went to Eysion[Rakuen] herself.
Ark: It talks about the Love of big brother and sister thats end up by sister kill her brother with "ARK"[=Knife] because she want her big bro to go to Eysion.
Baroque: It talks about the love of 2 women that ends up by one kill the other one.
Yield: It talks about the love of daughter and father thats end up by the daughter chops her father's head.
Sacrifice: It talks about the Big sister's love. She love her sister so much so when her sister will be punished by the head of village [cause her sister gestate with someone but there are no one accept this.] Finally Big sis burn her village and then she is punished with burning too.
Stardust: It talks about love of a young woman and a man thats end up by A woman shot her lover cause he date with another girl. ha..ha..
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