忘れている、足りていない。

一番無表情な一人は、一番感情を持つ一人だ。

Hi so it’s the first translation

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It’s the first translation. I’m an ass for not putting the song title in the post title. It’s actually the very first song which I could translate to the end, albeit of mediocre quality, with the help of my brain, and of course the trusty buddies Denshi Jisho (go google it’s great) and of course Google translate (what is life without google i swear)

Why am I even writing such a long foreword you guys aren’t even gonna read it I bet you guys are thinking I want the damn lyrics no one gives a shit about how much blood and sweat you shed during the process Well yeah, but it’s my first work I need to talk about it.

I still haven’t given the song title. Anyway, no, I did not start out with a simple song, I decided to go gung-ho and attempt nano’s “Born to Be”, which is her latest single, and also the ED theme (I think?) of the Winter 2014 (i think?) Mahou Sensou (sorry I didn’t watch it).

Anyway, here is the music video (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT NANO ALMOST SHOWED HER FACE)

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I have no idea how to embed this into the post so just watch it at youtube (that kickass bass though)

At long last, here are the lyrics. I got the Japanese lyrics from nano of course, it came with the CD, and the English translation is from my brain, denshi jisho and google translate. Do note that I copied it out and no copy-paste, so I apologise if there are any errors (obviously I do not check things). Oh, and I also added the furigana to some of the kanji of the Japanese lyrics, just to help some of the readers who are learning Japanese (more like myself). Enjoy.

Original Lyrics:

They bring me down

All the world is stereotypical

Playing out rules, but act out another

Look now, you thought you had me by the upper hand

But I through the face you’ve covered cynical

 

Four, unleash the beast that lies inside of you

Three, take on the fire that burns in front of you

Two, let out the fear you feel surrounding you

One, become the soul that you were born to be

 

たとえ今まで生きたストラテジーを見失っても (It’s time now)

ハンドルを切って暴れる夢のまま突き進め

スリルの無い人生に挑む(いどむ)なら

意味も無い感情を抱くなら

覚悟を決めていくんだろう

自分自身をBREAK AWAY

 

全てを奪われる運命なら

何を信じて生きていくんだ

Ask yourself the way

There’s nothing to lose or die for!

 

過去の傷を恐れるなら

未来さえも捨てるようなもんだ

The choice is yours to make

This is what I choose to live for!

 

罪の意識を捨てるために

ガムシャラに走り出した

矛盾(むじゅん)したキレイゴト並べても

今更意味も無いだろう?

 

「犠牲(ぎせい)は自分だけでいい」なんて

正義の仮面(かめん)を被ったって

上辺のヒーローになれやしない

そんなの時間の無駄だろう?

 

Whatever your life throws at you, take it head on

Gotta prove yourself that this is how it goes

Whatever you choose to aim for, make or break it

Gotta live today like it could be your last

 

たとえこの先選ぶ道が分からなくても (it’s alright)

ハイウェイを飛ばして高鳴る鼓動(こどう)のまま追い越していけ

スピードの無い現実に負けるなら

宛も無い運命を描くなら

人生を掴んで(つかんで)行くんだろう

自分自身をLEAD THE WAY

 

僕らの失われる時間の中

何を感じ思い出すの?

 

Pray your heart to stay

So much you could find to live for

 

日々の酬い(むくい)は小さくても

今に任せ歩いていけば

Then you’ll find the way

This is the day

 

全てを奪われる運命なら

何を信じて生きていくんだ

Ask yourself the way

There’s nothing to lose or die for!

 

過去の傷を恐れるなら

未来さえも捨てるようなもんだ

The choice is yours to make

This is what I choose to live for!

 

English translation: (it’s my own interpretation, I might update as I deem fit)

They bring me down

All the world is stereotypical

Playing out rules, but act out another

Look now, you thought you had me by the upper hand

But I through the face you’ve covered cynical

 

Four, unleash the beast that lies inside of you

Three, take on the fire that burns in front of you

Two, let out the fear you feel surrounding you

One, become the soul that you were born to be

 

Even if you lose sight of the strategy you used to live till now (it’s time now)

Release the handles and continue to plunge forward like a raging dream

If you challenge a life without thrill

If you embrace the feelings that have no meaning

You have to steel your resolve

Break away from yourself

 

If it’s a destiny that snatches away everything,

What do I believe in to continue living

Ask yourself the way

There’s nothing to lose or die for!

 

If you’re afraid of your past wounds

It’s like throwing away your future

The choice is yours to make

This is what I choose to live for!

 

In order to throw away that sense of guilt

I started running recklessly

Even if I line up the contradicting whitewashing remarks

There’s no meaning in it now, is there?

 

“It’s okay if the sacrifice is only me” you said

While you wore the mask of Justice

Not used to being the hero on the surface

Isn’t it just a waste of time?

 

Whatever your life throws at you, take it head on

Gotta prove yourself that this is how it goes

Whatever you choose to aim for, make or break it

Gotta live today like it could be your last

 

Even if I don’t know the path that I’ll choose from here on (it’s alright)

Fly on the highway, with the throbbing beat, overtake

If you lose to the reality that has no speed,

If you craft a destiny with no addressee,

Go and seize your life

Lead the way they way you like it

 

In the time that we have lost

What do you remember feeling?

Pray your heart to stay

So much you could find to live for

 

Even if the rewards from the days are small,

If you count on now and walk on,

Then you’ll find the way

This is the day

 

If it’s a destiny that snatches away everything,

What do I believe in to continue living

Ask yourself the way

There’s nothing to lose or die for!

 

If you’re afraid of your past wounds

It’s even like throwing away your future

The choice is yours to make

This is what I choose to live for!

 

There! I hope you enjoyed it, or at least have a better sense of what the song is about. Have a great day.

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