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Koda Kumi – Can We Go Back

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Koda Kumi, Can We Go Back

Requested by justin.

I honestly can’t say I liked this song too much, so I couldn’t use my usual strategy (mentally immersing myself in the music) to its full capacity. That said, the translation still came out fairly easily.

Can We Go Back
Lyrics: Kumi Koda, Adam Watts, Andy Dodd, Shanna Crooks
Composition: Kumi Koda, Adam Watts, Andy Dodd, Shanna Crooks
Vocals: Koda Kumi

Can we go back to the way we used to be?
The butterflies come back now.
Can’t we just throw it all away?
It used to be that giving up was easy.
It shouldn’t feel fine to stay like this.
Yes, back to the way we used to be.

When I think of something or other,
I get lost like I’m in a maze.
I can’t see the exit at all anymore.
All this is killing me.

Change to be more simple and crazy.

Can we go back to the way we used to be?
The butterflies come back now.
Can’t we just throw it all away?
It used to be that giving up was easy.
It shouldn’t feel fine to stay like this.
Yes, back to the way we used to be.

There are things that won’t come true for anyone,
Even for that hero who appears.
Once you think there’s nothing that can be done,
That’s the point when you lose.

The time has come.
At that time, change.

Can we go back to the way we used to be?
The butterflies come back now.
Can’t we just throw it all away?
It used to be that giving up was easy.
It shouldn’t feel fine to stay like this.
Yes, back to the way we used to be.

Oh, can we go back?
I’ve already gotten used to losing.
I wasn’t scared when I was a child.
In life, nothing will be born where a battle was lost.
Baby, can we try?

Can we go back to the way we used to be?
The butterflies come back now.
Can’t we just throw it all away?
It used to be that giving up was easy.
It shouldn’t feel fine to stay like this.
Yes, back to the way we used to be.

Back to the way we used to be.

Can We Go Back
Lyrics: Kumi Koda・Adam Watts・Andy Dodd・Shanna Crooks
Composition: Kumi Koda・Adam Watts・Andy Dodd・Shanna Crooks

Can we go back to the way we used to be
Ima modoru Butterflies
Subete nagedashite mo ii ja nai no?
Used to be akirameru no wa easy
Ima no mama de ii hazu wa nai
Sou back to the way we used to be

Nandaka nda kangaeru to
Meiro no you   mayoidashi
Deguchi ga mou   maru de mienaku naru nda
All this is killing me

Motto simple & crazy ni Change

Can we go back to the way we used to be
Ima modoru Butterflies
Subete nagedashite mo ii ja nai no?
Used to be akirameru no wa easy
Ima no mama de ii hazu wa nai
Sou back to the way we used to be

Dare ni datte kanawanai mono
Dete kuru ano HERO datte
Dou shou mo nai to omotta
Jiten de maketa tte

Toki ga kita
Ano koro ni Change

Can we go back to the way we used to be
Ima modoru Butterflies
Subete nagedashite mo ii ja nai no?
Used to be akirameru no wa easy
Ima no mama de ii hazu wa nai
Sou back to the way we used to be

Oh   can we go back
Makeru koto ni mou narete kita yo
Kodomo no koro wa kowaku nakatta
Jinsei  makeikusa nante shita tokoro de nani mo umarenai
Baby can we try

Can we go back to the way we used to be
Ima modoru Butterflies
Subete nagedashite mo ii ja nai no?
Used to be akirameru no wa easy
Ima no mama de ii hazu wa nai
Sou back to the way we used to be

Back to the way we used to be

Can We Go Back
作詞:Kumi Koda, Adam Watts, Andy Dodd, Shanna Crooks
作曲:Kumi Koda, Adam Watts, Andy Dodd, Shanna Crooks
歌:倖田來未

Can we go back to the way we used to be
今戻る Butterflies
全て投げ出してもいいじゃないの?
Used to be 諦めるのは easy
今のままでいい筈はない
そう back to the way we used to be

何だかんだ考えると
迷路のよう 迷い出し
出口がもう まるで見えなくなるんだ
All this is killing me

もっと simple & crazyにChange

Can we go back to the way we used to be
今戻る Butterflies
全て投げ出してもいいじゃないの?
Used to be 諦めるのは easy
今のままでいい筈はない
そう back to the way we used to be

誰にだって叶わないもの
出て来るあのHEROだって
どうしょうもないと思った
時点で負けだって

時がきた
あの頃にChange

Can we go back to the way we used to be
今戻る Butterflies
全て投げ出してもいいじゃないの?
Used to be 諦めるのは easy
今のままでいい筈はない
そう back to the way we used to be

Oh can we go back
負けることにもう慣れてきたよ
子供の頃は怖くなかった
人生 負け戦なんてしたところで何も生まれない
Baby can we try

Can we go back to the way we used to be
今戻る Butterflies
全て投げ出してもいいじゃないの?
Used to be 諦めるのは easy
今のままでいい筈はない
そう back to the way we used to be

Back to the way we used to be

Kanji source: goo music

2 thoughts on “Koda Kumi – Can We Go Back

  1. thanks for the translation, great job!

  2. Thx so much for this your the only one ^^

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