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Offline Gin

Gin's Lyric Translations
« on: February 08, 2006, 02:11:00 PM »
はい、このトピックに全部僕の歌詞の翻訳を置いておきましょうや!応援ありがとうございます!訳して頑張ります!

さあ、最初の翻訳は「Tokyo」シングルや。楽しんで下さい!明日「Life」や「Help」などポストします!

This topic will be a collection of my translations of YUI's songs. Since it's late, I'll only be posting Tokyo's translations. Tomorrow I'll post the rest.

Tokyo

Today I have to leave this old room of mine.
I'm still unsure about this new journey.

On the bus ride to the train station,
I text-messaged my friends.

At the station I tried calling someone,
But something felt different about it all.
All I brought with me was an old guitar,
Leaving the rest of my old life behind.

I take something and I get something,
I ponder that cycle in my heart.

I always try to hide my fears in my dreams.
When get afraid, I can't seem to do anything.

I got on the train, it rushed away,
And I slowly started to cry.

Life in my town continued on outside.
I prayed that it'd never change.
The man who gave me my old guitar
Told me Tokyo is a scary place.

I've stopped looking for all the answers.
It's okay to have some flaws.

Those grey skyscrapers blocked the setting sun.
Even if I endure these tears today,
Won't tomorrow's cold morning hold more doubt?

I can't choose the right thing,
At least I know that much.

Help

What should I do? Nee, Kami-sama?
You're always there when I need You.

If this is a test, I can take it.
But Fate is up to You.

I'm not some Lucky Girl.
I want to live my life care-free.

My feelings just keep building,
I want You to find me, ah, ah, onegai!

Oh Baby Baby, Oh Baby Baby
I'm dreaming, uh huh, 'cuz I'm a kid.
Baby Baby, I just want to get closer to You, oh yeah,
Just gimme a chance!
I believe My God, oh oh oh!
I believe myself, oh oh oh! Yeah!
Kami-sama, Help!

I'll do my best! What's left I can't really help.
I'll put my hands together to pray.

You never stop smiling,
So please find me, ah, ah, onegai!

Oh Baby Baby, Oh Baby Baby
I love You. And only You.
Baby, Baby, Please don't be mean to me,
Oh Yeah,
Just gimme a chance!
I believe My God, oh oh oh!
I believe myself, oh oh oh! Yeah!
Kami-sama, Help!

Oh Baby Baby, Oh Baby Baby
I'm dreaming, uh huh, 'cuz I'm a kid.
Baby Baby, I just want to get closer to You, oh yeah,
Just gimme a chance!
I believe My God, oh oh oh!
I believe myself, oh oh oh! Yeah!
Kami-sama, Help!

Offline Gin

Gin's Lyric Translations
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006, 12:06:55 AM »
只今!これは他の歌詞の翻訳です。楽しんでね!

Here are the rest of my translations. Each single (or album) will have its own post, which I shall update as needed. ^_^         

Life

I'll never get used to this dusty old town.
I can't laugh the way I used to,
I bowed my head and walked in shame.

Hey, all you people running about:
Have your dreams come true?
'Cause I'm still struggling.

Instead of returning to my childhood,
I want to live on the right path today.
But I've always been a coward.

I went out to a sunny field and spread my hands,
And thought something like:
"Can I cross that blue sky?"

I used some wings to fly,
But I still can't see them.

Life isn't simple. That's why I can live on.

I picked up a wet puppy off the street.
It cried so adorably it made me laugh.

I said: "I want to be loved, I just want to be loved,"
But just asking for it won't do me any good.

I remember there were times in my childhood,
When I broke my mom's heart so badly.
Today I want to change all that.

I went out to a sunny field and clenched my fists.
I'll smash that time and place.
I can change my life.

There are a lot of things in my heart,
but I don't know how to express them all.
Life isn't simple. That's why I can live on.

I'll go out to a sunny field and look at my life's map.
But you and I both know we can't plan everything.
I can change my life.

All the days of my life behind me
Have made me who I am today.
Life isn't simple. That's why I can live on.

Crossroad

Some children frolic in a sunny field,
And the light rain stops.
I watch them play, and I can't laugh,
But that's just silly ol' me.

My messages never get answered,
but today I'm gonna quit worrying about that.

*As we started to walk, a warm wind blew towards us,
Keeping "Goodbye" at bay.

**We remember when we couldn't find the answers,
And it troubles our hearts again, Baby.

I started my journey and came to a crossroad.
The roads twisted past each other.
"Everybody's tears should be their own," I said.
"They should have their own unique shape."

Sunlight streamed through the trees,
I saw my future, but it was too bright.
Still, it's calling me.

Start Walking! That warm wind blows,
But we can't stand in it.

**We remember when we couldn't find the answers,
And it troubles our hearts again, Baby.

I cherish all those times when we were together,
Keeping "Goodbye" at bay.

Bubbles flew down the road and vanished.
They rose to heaven and bid us farewell.

*As we started to walk, a warm wind blew towards us,
Keeping "Goodbye" at bay.

**We remember when we couldn't find the answers,
And it troubles our hearts again, Baby.

Offline Gin

Gin's Lyric Translations
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2006, 12:09:11 AM »
Tomorrow's Way

I want to wipe away the moment,
But I want to cling to it all the same.
I don't understand myself.

No one has a second shot at life.
I could try to hide in a strange town,
But I'd still be full of doubt.

I want to escape from my childish urges,
I'll just keep wallowing in excuses if I don't.

If I follow the scraps of my memories,
I can return to those innocent days,
Like a little boy in another life.

I dreamed a world in my childhood.
I was born to make it come true.
I'm a baby, and I want to cry.
But if I have to take this pain
To make my dreams come true,
It's not so bad...

If life itself is a battle,
Then I can only win or lose.
Even I get that.

All this pain makes me want to cry.
Now an urge to chase tomorrow springs up.

I want to live on the right path.
I just want to live on the right path.
Like that boy, long long ago.

There was a breath I felt as a child,
I was born to live up to it.
I'm a baby, and I want to cry.
But if I have to take this pain
To make my dreams come true,
It's not so bad...

I don't want to trip over people's words.
I don't want to be a confused little kid.

The future has its own promises.
It's all right if I can't be a kid again.
I might be afraid of Tomorrow's Way,
But Life is a one-way street.

I dreamed so many things as a child,
I was born to live up to them all.
I'm a baby, but I won't cry or whine.
If I have to take a little pain
To make my dreams come true,
It's not so bad at all...

Last Train

I gazed at the highway from my old haunts.
On it crowds of people rushed home;
I chased them like a little child.

It might be the same thing...
No! It is the same thing!
I might be going in circles,
But still, I move on.

Now I board the Last Train of the day,
I don't want to come back here.

If only I could see you
Before tomorrow's sunrise.
I feel the distance with you.

We keep on sinning and suffering,
Our only comfort is our fleeting past.

I think I understand you better now
More than I ever have.

Now I board the Last Train of the day,
I want to see you, but you're not here.

If only I could see you
Before tomorrow's sunrise.
I feel the distance with you.

Someone's kind words and smile
Are all I need to get stronger.

I want to jump on the Last Train of the day,
My feelings can't wait 'til tomorrow.

I want to see you right now.
I don't want to lose this feeling, yeah!

As I ride the Last Train, I look out the window.
I see your words flying with the stars.

I want to see you so badly,
So I'll keep riding this train until I do.

Offline Gin

Gin's Lyric Translations
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2006, 12:11:00 AM »
Feel My Soul

I got tired of crying.
Life doesn't hand out answers.
I might wander and stumble, but I can't stop.

Let's just believe...

You smiled and cried for me,
Those acts touched my heart,
And healed its aching wounds.

I Feel My Soul, Take Me Your Way.
Everybody in Life is always searching
For that one precious thing.

This isn't a coincidence,
Nor is it a false love,
You're Right, All Right.
You're Right, All Right, Scared Little Boy.

I trace my steps again and again.
I never seem to get anywhere.
I hear you whispering to me,
And it warms my heart.

I Feel My Soul, Take Me Your Way.
No, I won't turn back again.
I'll find the answers with my own hands.

I'm always suffering, but the reason's simple:
I want to know my purpose in Life.
You're Right, All Right.
You're Right, All Right, Scared Little Boy.

You comfort me with your soft words,
I can't move. I can't see.
But you unlock the path before me.

I Feel My Soul, Take Me Your Way.
Yes, I might be struggling,
But I still can go on, even like this.

You said "This isn't a coincidence."
"This isn't some normal dream."
Well, You're Right, All Right.
You're Right, All Right.

I'm always suffering, but the reason's simple:
I want to know the point of happiness.
You're Right, All Right.
You're Right, All Right, Scared Little Boy.

Free Bird

Reassuring myself, I fly over the mountains and sea.
It doesn't bore me a bit.

As I fly over time, my pain and excitement tingle.
A day's gonna come when I'll want something more.

Like a bird, I'll swim through the sky.
With a groan, I'll swim through the sky.
Put all your dreams in your life!

I try to let this headwind flow through me.
None of these days lets me rest.
But still, I'll laugh and wave my hands.

I'll fly o'er the sea like the wind.
I'll fly o'er that clear blue sea.
Let those open words be in your life!

I'll swim through the sky like a bird.
I'll swim through the sky without shedding a tear.
Put all your dreams in your life!

Why Me

Find me, Chase me,
I'm always lonely.

The feelings of that Sad Night, long ago...
They melted into the twilight.

My soul feels like it's fading away too...
Like everybody I see is taking a piece of it...

I've always believed someone will save me,
But using my own legs, I'll just be myself.

By My Weakness, By My Sorrow,
I'll find the courage within me.
From here on out, By My Weakness
I'll hold that shining future in my hands
Good Day...Oh My Self...

I need you here
I've searched and searched for you.

Every night when I didn't stand still,
Before sunrise, I embraced the sky.

I'll never forget the songs
That you sang and gave to me.
I can get stronger. I'll just by myself.

By My Weakness, By My Sorrow,
I'll find the courage within me.
From here on out, By My Weakness,
I'll hold that shining future in my hands.

By My Weakness, By My Sorrow,
I'll find the courage within me.
From here on out, By My Weakness,
I'll hold that shining future in my hands.

By My Weakness, By My Sorrow,
From here on out, By My Weakness,
I'll hold that shining future in my hands.

Offline Gin

Gin's Lyric Translations
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2006, 10:47:05 AM »
All right! Thanks very much to Cori-chan for posting the lyrics! I have a translation for Merry・Go・Round and Ready to Love! Enjoy! ^_^         

Merry・Go・Round

I walked in my sneakers, pushing against the flow.
But I didn't think about what I was leaving behind.

The city lights blur my way home.
I said I loved you, but I kept doing things my way.

My tears are a Merry・Go・Round.
I'm dazzled by its light, 'cause I'm just a baby!

"Goodbye" is a Merry・Go・Round.
My love for you spun in circles.
Just like a Merry・Go・Round..

I stand at a crosswalk, not turning right or left.
I anxious to see you,
But kindness alone won't conquer my fears.

The light turns green. I start walking again.
I thought to myself: "What's wrong? Is this all?"
I wanted you to find me.

My tears are a Merry・Go・Round.
I'm dazzled by its light, 'cause I'm just a baby!

"Goodbye" is a Merry・Go・Round.
My love for you spun in circles.
Just like a Merry・Go・Round.

My tears are a Merry・Go・Round.
My pain doesn't stop: I'm just a baby!

"Goodbye" is a Merry・Go・Round.
I just want you to stay with me.
My Feelings are a Merry・Go・Round.

Ready To Love

I wanted to see you,
I started looking for you.
I'll take it one step at a time,
So I won't screw this up.

No way I'm gonna take this!
The days are all the same.
I shouted at the sky, wanting things to change.

I kept hiding in someone's eyes,
But now I want to leave them and cry!

I'm Ready to Love, so don't be sad.
Just smile and laugh!

The sky finally cleared,
But I didn't leap up and run away.
Because of you, I'm happy,
Even when it's pouring outside.

I think there's only one way to love,
If I'm wrong, somebody'll set me straight.

I don't know anything about love,
But I'll try, and no one's gonna stop me!

I'm Ready to Love! I wished on a star,
And I know it'll come true!

I just want to be there for you, always.
I love everything about you!
Together, we'll change this lonely town.

I kept hiding in someone's eyes,
But now I want to leave them and cry!

I'm Ready to Love, so don't be sad.
Just smile and laugh!

I don't know anything about love,
But I'll try, and no one's gonna stop me!

I'm Ready to Love! I wished on a star,
And I know it'll come true!

Swing of Lie

We drift further and further apart.
I was right all along, wasn't I?
Everytime you open your mouth,
I know who you really are.

Yeah, you and me,
We're drenched in this swing.
The rain kept on falling,
Did we lose ourselves in it?

I continue waiting for the wind, ah ah.

Why won't you say anything?
I told you stop lying to me,
But I hate a person who just can't stop lying
More than the lies themselves.

Yeah, you and me,
We're dancing a swing together,
We keep passing each other,
And we can't move on.

I continue waiting for the wind, ah ah.

In this cold alleyway,
We touch each others hands.
I'm hiding in the night,
Since I don't have a home.

Yeah, you and me,
We're drenched in this swing.
The rain kept on falling,
Did we lose ourselves in it?

Yeah, you know it's true.
We're dancing a swing together.
We always pass each other by,
We never embrace.

I continue waiting for the wind, ah ah.
I continue waiting for the wind, ah ah.

Blue Wind

Why? Why are talking to me this way?
You won't say anything...

All I've got left is hope
I believe in it more than you do
I can't put it into words

Wait, you want to comfort me?
...thank you.

You said things to me,
I couldn't take another joke...
But you were so kind to me,
That I finally understood you.

I was told that a great inventor
Works and works to make something.

But if he works with his friends,
He'll have a long, happy life.

I'm not gonna mope over everything
While standing in the wind...

You said to me:
"God's watching over us."
I heard you laugh for the first time,
Then you told me more about you.

Remember the first song we made?
I still hum it from time to time.

If I start to forget it, I'll try to remember
Our feelings when we made it...

There's a place I want to reach
...nothing ever changes there.

You said to me:
"Today, I'll try to believe in God."
All I can do is sing,
But don't worry, I'm all right.

I'll just be myself.

I Can't Say

You whisper in my ear
"We can't go on like this."
But there's something good about us,
I know it.

I'm not gonna give up on you,
But I'm not a little girl anymore.

If I could tell you how much I love you,
Could we be happy? I'm not a hero, you know.

Where I live, none of the hip skirts fit me.
But if you were here, I wouldn't care.

I see you, all confused and alone,
I try to look tough and I try not to care.
While deep down in my heart,
I can't stand seeing you like this.

If I could tell you how much I love you,
What would you do? I'm such a selfish jerk.

If I could tell you how much I love you,
Could we be happy? I'm so scared.

If I could tell you how much I love you,
What would you do? Maybe...

Maybe you'd know the truth...
You know...

Simply White

Man, life is so complicated.
My "baggage" grows and grows,
But I don't need any of it!

So I'll try living the simple life,
I'll spend tomorrow the way I want.

I've done that today, so far,
I've started reading a mystery novel,
But if I forget about it...well, no big deal.

There's nothing more I want,
I can't throw out what I have.

If you ever waved your hands,
And said "Goodbye" to me,
I think that...I'd be all right...

I want to start all over,
But I'm too lazy to work at it.

I mean, just losing my cellphone,
Makes me freak out, if you know what I mean.
You're the same way?

There's nothing more I want,
I can't throw out what I have.

If you ever waved your hands,
And said "Goodbye" to me,
I think that...I'd be all right...

There's one thing I want,
If I found it, I think everything'd be fine.

But...I won't look for it.
If I had it all, life would be so boring.

Now I've thought too much...

Just My Way

I can't find my keys anywhere.
I can't come out of my room,
Not until I find them.

I'm not gonna make it in time.
Nobody's waiting for me.
But I'm still hurrying about.

Day after day,
I can't be with the people I love.

Work at it, now work at it!
I'm sputtering all over the place.
I cried and screamed and screamed and cried.
I can't get out of here!!

Give me love,
Give me your love,
I'm starting to lose it.
This key is ticking me off all right,
Maybe I never had it in the first place.

I've lost my way...

We don't talk to each other, period
Not even on our voice mail
Well, I'm talking with someone...

Day after Day,
I can't see the people I love

I'm freaked, I'm freaked!
Freedom doesn't help, heck, it hurts!
My luck keeps changing,
Who's getting in my way?

Without you,
Without you now,
I'm gonna go, no matter what.
Without you,
Without you now,
I'll wait for you after a little while.

Work at it, now work at it!
I'm sputtering all over the place.
I cried and screamed and screamed and cried.
I can't get out of here!!

Give me love,
Give me your love,
I'm starting to lose it,
I have it, I'll find it!
How long will it keep going like this?

I'm freaked, I'm freaked!
Freedom doesn't help, heck, it hurts!
Fate's making me mess up so much,
All I can do is keep looking.

Without you,
Without you now,
I'm gonna go, no matter what.
Without you,
Without you now,
I can find this key!

Just My Way
Just My Way
Just My Way

Spiral and Escape

I forgot when we were supposed to meet,
I leaned on a red signpost, waiting and waiting,

If I sit on the steps at home,
Mom'll just come and find me.
It's not like I'm evil or something.

Spiral and Escape
I'm all alone.
Spiral and Escape
I waited for him to meet me,
I waited, I waited, I waited.
Back then...

On the highway, I talked with my ears.
I started to worry about people's opinions.

What are you protecting?
Who are you afraid of?
I'm not afraid of anything...mostly...

Spiral and Escape,
I kept my head down in fear.
Spiral and Escape,
I waited for his explanation.
For a long time, I waited,
Back then...

Kids suffer silently.
They won't sacrifice anything.
I don't need kindness, I need you.
But I can't tell you that...

Spiral and Escape
I'm all alone.
Spiral and Escape
I waited for him to meet me,
I waited, I waited, I waited.
Back then...

Offline Gin

Gin's Lyric Translations
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006, 09:22:39 AM »
All right, here's the lyrics translation post for It's Happy Line. I redid the translation for It's Happy Line, and I am very pleased with this version: it's 100% better than my first one. Enjoy. :)         

It's Happy Line

Who am I living for?
The cloudy days pass me by.
This weakness, this pain:
Do I feel all of it, or just a little?

I drowned myself in memories, but it didn't help.
So I'll start living for today.
But even if I'm a bit lost, yeah, yeah
Before dawn, the twinkling stars vanished.
I wonder: are they really gone?
Or will they be back tomorrow?
Tomorrow never knows
It's Happy Line.

What should I believe in?
My life flies past me and I don't even know it.
No matter what the night brings,
Please, don't frown.

Everyone has happy faces and voices,
I wonder if I can see them.
But even if I can't laugh, yeah, yeah.
I've found my courage at last.
I saw your red eyes and I tried to laugh.
Tomorrow never knows
It's Happy Line.

I drowned myself in memories, but it didn't help.
So I'll start living for today.
But even if I'm a bit lost, yeah, yeah
Before dawn, the twinkling stars vanished.
I wonder: are they really gone?
Or will they be back tomorrow?
Tomorrow never knows
It's Happy Line.

I Know

My wild breath quivers.
Even the sky seems confused.
I've got no "quiet place."
My voice fades, my heart quails,
My wailing voice echoes across the plains.
Yeah, got you buddy!

I know, I know,
I'm fighting a hard battle,
I know, I know,
My tiny body shivers all over.

Don't cry for me, please.
I'm just a cute little girl.
You'll be dragged into it all for no reason,
Defenseless, Helpless
I have no home, so I'll hide in the twilight,
Yeah, got you buddy!

I know, I know,
I don't know where I'm going,
I know, I know,
My heart can quench my thirst.
I'll find out how, alone. It's my only hope.

I know, I know,
I'll escape this dark night,
And I'll find the sun.
My life lies right in front of me.

I'll find my dreams, before I sleep...
My love, My dreams...
I'll find them...

Offline Elena

Gin's Lyric Translations
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2006, 02:50:37 AM »
thank you!!!  :lol:  good translation!!! ^_^

Offline Gin

Gin's Lyric Translations
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2006, 03:01:57 AM »
Not that I don't mind the thanks, Elena, :)          but I'd like to keep this topic free from posts. In 24 hours I'll delete both this post and your posts and close the topic from posting. It'll be updated as needed. Please comment in the album lyrics topic here. Thanks!

Offline Gin

Gin's Lyric Translations
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006, 12:50:39 AM »
I'll be revising the lyrics from time to time. I'll post which songs I modified here.

Yesterday I made minor revisions to Life, Crossroad, Merry Go Round, Ready to Love, Swing of Life, Blue Wind, and Tomorrow's Way. Sorry! :)

Offline Gin

Gin's Lyric Translations
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2006, 03:23:37 AM »
Gah. I finally figured out this stanza in Life. It has been bugging me to no end for a while:

濡れた子犬 拾いあげただけで
ちょっと笑えちゃうほど 涙がこぼれてきた

nureta koinu hiroiageta dake de
chotto waraechau hodo namida ga koborete kita

I was just listening to it now absent-mindedly and the whole thing clicked in my mind without me thinking about it. Before, and in all the translations I've seen of the song, I thought the second stanza was talking about YUI's tears flowing over. But that would make the stanza translate as:

'My tears overflowed to the point that I could laugh a little.'

Which makes no sense in the context of the whole song. However, my mind inherently realized that the 'namida go koborete kita' was not talking about YUI's tears, but the little wet puppy's. As such, the translation of the stanza now comes out as:

'I picked up a wet puppy off the street.'
'It cried so adorably it made me laugh.'

Or something of that nature. Some Japanese reader is probably rolling his eyes at the blank obviousness of this, but an English speaking mind intrinsically understanding this is somewhat of a right of passage, as it shows my mind is becoming further and further accustomed to automatically drawing on context to infer information, an absolute requirement in becoming fluent in Japanese. :)         

I'm very pleased at this latest development, and I've edited the Life translation to fit this new semi-revelation of mine. ^_^

Offline jampochi

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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2006, 08:45:35 AM »
wow! :thumbsup: ..thanks!  :biggrin  ..i searched for transLations of yui's songs & i found them senseLess..hehe!..thanks soooo much!  :lalala

Offline Cebollito

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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2006, 06:35:02 PM »
Gin !!!! You

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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2006, 03:56:56 PM »
Thanks soooo much. I wish i could learn japanese too.. :thumbsup: Now i can enjoy more than just the rhythm and her voice.

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2006, 11:43:51 PM »
Large amounts of the Tokyo and Help Translations Modified. Many many thanks to Mithrandir for the translation of 'shashin wa zembu oite kita.' :)

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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2006, 01:08:57 AM »
wow  :D           those translations are all really good! thanks so much for putting them up!  :lol: