Sunny Day Service – Setsuna

Sunny Day Service – Setsuna
Lyrics: Sokabe Keiichi
Music: Sokabe Keiichi

Cutting off the sunset town, it’s the season of witches casting their pink spells
Drawing a loose parabola, the sky falls, parachute rider
The unsleeping spirit was completely dirtied since the very beginning
And again today waiting in the same place as always is Setsuna’s lover/the lover of the moment*

You’re so much like a quiet blaze
Trying to burn my everything to exhaustion
The two of us ride in this sky in soap bubbles created during childhood

Cutting off the sunset town, it’s the season of witches casting their pink spells
Drawing a loose parabola, the sky falls, parachute rider
The unsleeping spirit was completely dirtied since the very beginning
And again today waiting in the same place as always is Setsuna’s lover/the lover of the moment*

You are so much like a quiet melody
Taking me along to a nostalgic landscape
The two of us go into the night, mimicking an adventure tale read during childhood

Cutting off the sunset town, it’s the season of witches casting their pink spells
Drawing a loose parabola, the sky falls, parachute rider
The unsleeping spirit was completely dirtied since the very beginning
And again today waiting in the same place as always is Setsuna’s lover/the lover of the moment*

 

 

* No idea if “Setsuna” is meant as a name or as a noun…so I gave both JIC

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Kyuso Nekokami – Phantom Vibration

Phantom Vibration

Lyrics: Yamasaki Seiya
Music: Kyuso Nekokami

I look at it more than anyone, even more than I look at the girl I like
I look at it for two hours in one day, this tiny appliance has
developed and has passed through culture, the entire world in the palm of my hand,
a more realistic reality, eating into our reality.

Whatever time it is, checking it comes to mind and I am soon gazing at my smart phone

Even if I don’t have to, I still am looking at it, checking out 2chan summaries,
Majikichi Conan(1) is pretty funny, right, I’m gonna bust a gut laughing on the train

Shut up, Shut up, my phone is calling, it’s just an email magazine but I’ve got to react, it’s not ringing, but I think it might ring, my smartphone is already a physical part of me

Phone calls and email and apps and LINE, I’m not looking, but I need to check it
I felt it vibrate, even if it’s an email magazine, even then, I’m not looking, but I need to check it
Incoming call from an unknown number, even if they’re calling me, I can’t take the time
An message with mysterious contents arrived three days ago, I need to check it

Oh, what should I do, just as I thought, I need to check it, even though I just did, I pick up my smart phone becaue I need to check it
The day when our hearts and bodies will dance along riding the electro-magnetic waves is near

my smartphone is already a physical part of me

I need the info when something goes on, since the net is open to the public
Always seeking community, despite harming community in reality
Looking for entertaining news, trying out newly made apps
Sending picture messages of anything and everything, filling up all folder capacity

Whatever time it is, checking it comes to mind, your smartphone is always near

No matter what it looks like, if my battery dies, I’ll be looking for a plug
Even if for a moment I lose mobile connection when my smartphone battery dies, I need to check it, need to check it

Shut up, Shut up, my phone is calling, it’s just an email magazine but I’ve got to react, it’s not ringing, but I think it might ring, my smartphone is already a physical part of me

my smartphone is already a physical part of me

Phone calls and email and apps and LINE, I’m not looking, but I need to check it
I felt it vibrate, even if it’s an email magazine, even then, I’m not looking, but I need to check it
Even if for one day, I’m separated from my smartphone and I try to freely go through my day,
Even then we continue our dependence on the convenient smartphones we love so much
Aah, my fellows and I are constantly lonely, doing nothing but seeking connections to others,
But in the end have no more connections to people in reality, nevertheless, you are calling me

my smartphone is already a physical part of me (x8)
1) So, majikichi is 2ch lingo meaning “seriously messed up,” I don’t frequent 2ch enough to know what exactly this refers to, but I’m assuming it’s a meme…I’ve found some posts rewriting Detective Conan manga scripts with crude jokes and vulgarity…so probs that

Brian the Sun – Half Cab

Lyrics and music: Ryota Mori

At the extreme top end of refined thinking, the style I’ve chosen,
Our smiles entwine, stance prepared to flee,
there’s no script. At any moment, I’m freestyling,
marking time on my soul until it’s worn down to disappearing

I love you but that’s not the least of it
It’s a sound argument, but I can’t see you smiling
I’m just pretending to understand, there’s no passion
It’s just a diss, but there’s no tomorrow

I don’t know, not even yesterday’s me
Identity, may be forever unanswered-da-damn It!!!

I can’t see a thing, it’s pitch black
I want to get it out, so can you shut up a bit
Withdraw the previous remarks, is so happy choice
Life in this way, it’s so tedius, stop.

I love you but that’s not the least of it
It’s a sound argument, but I can’t see you smiling
I’m just pretending to understand, there’s no passion
It’s just a diss, but there’s no tomorrow

Like a child dreaming of eternity
We are merely keeping the ship afloat
It’s alright, nothing’s gonna change
We’re always going unanswered-da-damn it!!!

I love you but that’s not the least of it
It’s a sound argument, but I can’t see you smiling
I’m just pretending to understand, there’s no passion
It’s just a diss, but there’s no tomorrow

I don’t know, I don’t understand anything
Inside the cage of imagination and reality
Am I always going to love you
It’s alright, we’re always going unanswered-da-damn it!!!

 

 

 

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Here you go, Kato. Man, I love the guitar in this. That guy is so much fun to watch, too. Can really tell he digs what he does. So much groove, especially in that first “I don’t know” part. Best.

Also, I have a pretty good temperature going right now, so I hope this came out as good as it did it my head. D:

Bentham – Time Over

Lyrics: Tatsuya Ozeki

Music: Reiji Tsuji

 

Sluggishly melting
Falling in a spin
Farewell, today is over
Look, who’s in front of you?

Wait a second, Time Over
It’s so sad, the cloudy sky
Wait a second, Time Over
It’s so sad, the cloudy sky

One, Two, Three, Four, Five
One, Two, Three, Four, Five
Run!

Wait, wait, not quite there
Broken pieces fall every time you take a breath
Wait, wait, still more to go
Disappearing with the bubbles in soda

Sluggishly melting
Falling in a spin
Farewell, today is over
Look, who’s in front of you?

Trembling with pleasure
Unchanging things are disappearing
Stand still and look behind you
Look, who’s in front of you?

Wait a second, Time Over
It’s so sad, the cloudy sky
Wait a second, Time Over
It’s so sad, the cloudy sky

One, Two, Three, Four, Five
One, Two, Three, Four, Five
Run!

Wait, wait, still more to go
Disappearing with the bubbles in soda

Sluggishly melting
Falling in a spin
Farewell, today is over
Look, who’s in front of you?

Trembling with pleasure
Unchanging things are disappearing
Stand still and look behind you
Look, who’s in front of you?

 

 

 

Someone on youtube asked for the lyrics to this, so I dug out the CD and did it in about fifteen minutes. Good celebration for being able to see them this weekend. YAY!

Brian the Sun – Schrodinger no Neko

Lyrics and Music: Ryota Mori

 

Some time passes when I snap out of the exchange of affection and dejection
Questioning myself as to my tedious outlook on life
I wanted to ascertain even my reason for living
Too sweet orange juice with only 2% juice

It’s not a lie, but it’s not the truth either
There are too many grey parts
My eyes can do black and white
As I make sure to commit you to memory

In order to not let anyone in, in order to not distrust anyone
This timid me is once again putting on a performance
Holding up my disgust at this outline of ephemeral life
And in even this time, my time keeps ticking away

Repeatedly answering my own questions someone kept whispering to me
Is there nothing but black and white in your head?
A person wants to make their reason for living certain
I wonder if these words I’ve spit out will even reach you

There’s no meaning, but that doesn’t mean it’s meaningless
When I said that, you laugh, but
If I say it strongly, with both of my hands
I strongly hold on to my hopes into the future

In order to not hurt anyone, in order to not hurt anyone
This timid me is once again believing completely
In order for you to live as you, I must live as me
So as not to step on the flowers that bloom along the wayside
In order to not let anyone in, in order to not distrust anyone
This timid me is once again putting on a performance
Holding up my disgust at this outline of ephemeral life
And in even this time, my time keeps ticking away

These fantastical words I’ve spit out are my reality
Torn apart melancholy in the same way as painting the future

Plastic Tree – Hakusei

Hakusei – Stuffing
Lyrics: Arimura Ryutaro
Music: Arimura Ryutaro

Here’s hoping for fun things to happen          a rendezvous
to Andromeda
While you continuing forward, the knife of lonliness stabs in a dizzy swirl

Here’s hoping for lovely things to happen          peacocks
spreading out in a dream all at once
As expected, the night has come and without a thought, eyes close

A hole has opened up in the sky and people are secrely climbing to it

The beginning and the end, are you going to forget them?
Although inside the heart, there is an untouchable husk
Smiling, distorting, look at you in my arms, so beautiful

Here’s hoping for happy things to happen        the girls turn off the lights
There is no one that is ugly in here, if you notice (the mirror’s dead end)

Searching for spiderwebs deep in a dream———-
if you catch it, in that moment, it snaps

Rising to the surface and sinking down, unmelting impurity
Crying out without a voice, who do you call?
Adding 1 plus 1, what doesn’t answer is an eternal secret

Delayed treatment          the palm of your hand          the world lurches
That’s the way it is          searching          in the middle of a dark field
Reddish          bluish          the sounds of the heart
Rose colored depression

The beginning and the end, are you going to forget them?
Although inside the heart, there is an untouchable husk
Smiling, distorting, you are in my arms, always

Taking its time with your destruction, your body is quiet
Covered in nothing but scars, what has been discovered?
Precious, giddy, in our arms, we are lined up          each of us, beautiful

 

 

 

TN: Parenthetical bit is actually reversed in the lyric book. Also, that Andromeda line actually climbs towards the top from the end of the previous line. Very neat.

 

But anyway. Bout that song, eh!? So, this is the first song off the album I translated. Not only is it the title track, but also the only lyrics Ryutaro wrote, aside from previous singles, on the whole thing. WAT?

Then, let’s get to the subject matter. I don’t think I have ever encountered a song that made me want to cry so hard. I’m not actually crying, but I certainly feel like a monster for not. WHAT IS THIS SONG!? WHY??? Seriously, reading this hurt. I couldn’t stop once I started, but…wow. I kinda wanna know what’s going on, but then, I really probably don’t.

God, this one’s going up there with Long Distance Call.