Laugh Maker by Bump of Chicken

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Original Lyrics
http://www.utamap.com/showkasi.php?surl=B12538

Music Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cwH0KmhOMc&feature=related

In the room soaked with tears, a sound of knock fell in.
With a face like this, I cannot meet anyone. What do you want? Who are you?
“My name isn’t worth giving, but there are people who call me “Laugh Maker”
and I’ve brought you laughters. It’s cold out here, so please let me in”
Laugh Maker? Are you kidding me? I do not remember calling someone like that.
Stop bothering me and leave at once. I cannot cry with you around.

In the room sunk in tears, a sound of knock flew in.
Is he still here? I’ve told him to go away.
“You are the first one ever in my life to say such words to me.”
“Now I’m starting to feel sad, what should I do? I think I’m gonna cry.”
Laugh Maker? Are you kidding me? You are not the one should be crying,
because I’m the one who wants to cry.  I do not remember calling someone like that.

the crying of two, far away…

Our backs against each other with door between us, 
and our sobbing mixed with hiccups.
We buried our heads in our knees, with our backs against each other,
and completely exhausted with all the crying.
Are you still trying to make me laugh? Laugh Maker?
“That’s the sole purpose of my life, I will not leave before you laugh”
I think I’ll let you into my room now, but
the problem is that I cannot open the door, with all the water pressure from our tears that’s holding the door.
Can you push the door from your side, I’ve already unlocked the door.
Just say yes or make any sound.
What’s going on? hey…it can’t be!

Laugh Maker? Are you kidding me? You left me all alone in here.
Without a word you left. The moment I began to trust you, you betrayed me.
Laugh Maker? Are you kidding me? With the sound of the window broken from outside.
Holding a iron pipe in his hand with a crying face, he says “I’ve brought you laughter”
so he takes out a tiny mirror and show it to me.
“Your crying face is really funny”
I was speechless, but I see what he meant, so I laughed.

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happy new year people!
may you all have laughters without the laugh maker!

busy busy busy!

whew~
test and other crap…
just didn’t have time to post…
I think I’ll be able to make a new lyrics post next week.
i hope……….

some thoughts…

wow!
this blog is growing faster than I’ve expected when I started.
It started with single digit clicks per month to now triple digits per month and still going up. I thought it was gonna stay at single clicks or no clicks at all… since I did not tell any of my friends about this blog, but still, it got known to many. And that is why I’m surprised.
Usually I’m lazy when it comes to updating new entries, but it seems now I’m more motivated (or obligied??) to write new stuff. Which means I’ll try to enter new stuff more often…
Anyway, thanks for people who came in and read my not-so-good translations and my meaningless bitching about lots of things. Moreover, I guess I’m now open to requests and comments, gimme your feedbacks, so I can do this better.

By the way, I’m planning on translating Bump of Chicken’s Supernova. It’s got really profound lyrics, and I want to make it known to many (although I’ve seen some translation already up in the web, but I believe I can do a better job.) And I’m also organizing my “Top Ten list of best one-hit-wonder songs.”
So stay tuned, I guess?

Tim

World End by FLOW

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Original Lyrics:
http://www.utamap.com/showkasi.php?surl=A03160

Music Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVrqnN5xom4&feature=related

World End by FLOW
music by Takeshi Asakawa,
lyrics by Kohshi Asakawa,
and translation by me…

At the end of the world, the light that was born is now in the wind.

I cannot live on with only hypocrisy.
I cannot be healed with just kindness.

What was taken?
From this never-changing world.
What am I hearing?
A song of colors. (or can be translated to “a song called Colors”)

Everything is bright.

So let the shattered dreams ring throughtout the end of tomorrow.
At the world’s end, the light that was born , is where we become one.
It’s now in the wind.

I cannot laugh like it’s none of my business.
I cannot wipe it away with just lonliness.

What did I won?
At the end of the battle.
What am I hearing?
This sorrowful scream.

Everything is crying.

So let the shattered dreams ring throughtout the end of tomorrow.
At the world’s end, the light that was born , is where we become one.
It’s now in the wind.

Please let no one cry.
Return, to a heart fulfilled.
Already surpassing anything and everything.

Everything is bright.

So to let the sky I saw can be delivered to my wishes,
At the beginning of the world, in the morning of creation,
we are in pure white, and now we become the wind.

WORD OF THE VOICE by FLOW

Original Lyrics:
http://www.utamap.com/showkasi.php?surl=A02977

Music Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zVwBRBvAZ4

WORD OF THE VOICE
music by Takeshi Asakawa  and lyrics written by Kohshi Asakawa
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ranslation by me… 

oh where can I go, oh the voice that is calling me.

Buried information, this stifling situation, and I’m not there.
The destruction of this world, and I’m running away irresponsibly, where am I heading?

In this rain that does not stop, soaked. Left behind and withered, heart.
Before everything collapses, I hear the voice

I’m fine with weak bonds,
because I’m holding you closely.
The overlapping lives are breathing slowly now.

“I am by your side”

Creation of the virtual world, seperated impulse, and where will it die?

Almost unbalanced. shaking, emotional, the first cry of birth.
For affirmation, I run across tonight.

I’m fine with ordinary solitary,
if we can stop hurting each other.
In the gap of this closed mind, hides sadness almost dropping out.

It will not disappear.

Long before words can reach, I can feel the warmth of the voices.
Face to face, we take this distance seriously.

Now I want weak bonds,
because I’m only want to feel you.
The sprouting feelings are breathing slowly now.
 
“I am by your side”

oh where can I go, oh the voice that is calling me.

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By the way….Dark Knight is probably the best movie I’ve seen so far this year…

Object a (対象a / Taishou a) by anNina

Original Lyrics:
http://www.utamap.com/showkasi.php?surl=H00015

Video Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NR7SUCGfpQ

Object a (対象a / Taishou a) by anNina
Music by inazawa, Lyrics by interface, & Translation by me…

Sprinkle some soils on your flesh,
even if it is forbidden.
The pleasure behind those pure eyes,
has the temptation that cannot be concealed.

Why is there sin?
Why is there punishment?

The tip of the bone is too bright,
and it lures the endless darkness.
Everything looks so vivid,
and disappears at once.

Put a lock on your memories,
even if it is broken.
At the bottom of this mad love,
has the impulse that cannot be suppressed.

While collecting the pieces,
I await the end of this dream.

Maybe I’m sinned is because I’ve given up.
Maybe I’m punished is because I’ve asked for too much.
Everything is left alone,
and runs around, in a circle.

Maybe I can smile when the morning comes,
and smile as if nothing ever happens.
And I wish, I wish
that I do not lose anything.

 

 

 

The Rolling Rock, Morning Descends Upon You by Asian Kung-Fu Generation

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Original Lyrics:
http://www.uta-net.com/user/phplib/view_2.php?ID=61262

Music Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpy4qP7eMKI&feature=related

The Rolling Rock, Morning Descends Upon You (転がる岩、君に朝が降る)
song and lyrics written by Gotoh Masafumi (後藤正文)
translation by me…
 

If possible, I would like to repaint this world.
It is nothing heroic like getting rid of war,
or maybe I’ve thought about it for a second.
I cannot become an actor or a movie star, but
before that I cannot even pretend to smile in front of you.
It is helpless for me.
Ah…Ah…

What went wrong?
I cannot even figure that out.
Rolling Rolling
Even though I do not have a heart, I can feel the pain.
From now on, we probably will,
Rolling Rolling with our hearts (or minds) twist together,
and begin to sprint through this frozen ground as if we are falling.

I feel sad with no reason,
and it gets more hopeless because I shed no tears,
so I start to sing in order to give this night some warmth.
The rock keeps on rolling as if,
it is taking us somewhere.
Cracking open hard ground and let life sprout through.
After crossing over that hill,
comes the sparkling morning that,
exposes and lightens all of your solitude.
Take you on a ride in a small red car.
Make a turn on a distant corner,
then disappear into the horizon.

What is missing?
I cannot even figure that out.
Rolling Rolling
Even though I do not have a heart, I can feel the pain.
From now on, we probably will,
Rolling Rolling with our hearts (or minds) twist together,
and begin to sprint through this frozen ground as if we are falling.