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livetune feat. Hatsune Miku – Half Step

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livetune feat. Hatsune Miku, Tell Your World

So, this makes all of the tracks from the Tell Your World EP. After repeated plays, I think this would be the one I’d say I enjoy the most.

I recently watched the interview kz gave for the Miku Youtube channel, and I found his own description of his lyrics interesting – that is, that he typically writes them as expressions of images (specifically in reference to “Fly Out”) rather than words to convey specific messages (such as “Tell Your World”). I hope I’ve been able to get that across with these translations.

Half Step
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: kz
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

Don’t keep on thinking about
All those rigid and formal matters.
Once in a while, try just letting out
A casual song for no particular reason.
I don’t know, maybe you’re feeling a little bored,
So if you are,
Just try getting into half-step motion, shake and dance.

Moving without thinking, you’re going with daily life,
And that’s not a bad thing, but…

Yeah,
Don’t think about anything.
Surrendering your whole body, down to the tips of your toes,
To a speed that could almost make you dizzy…
That kind of thrill, think about it –
You could add that to your life,
Shift your point of view, and you’ll start having fun.

Take the ideas that come to your mind
And give them form,
And you could get yourself
Into a paradigm shift.
I don’t know, maybe I’m kind of making too big a deal out of this –
Wait a second.
Take things in half-steps and calm down a little.

Swaying relaxed, you’re advancing your daily life,
Quickening the needle of the clock.

Yeah, don’t think about anything.
Surrendering your whole body, down to your fingertips,
To a speed that could almost make you dizzy…
That kind of thrill, think about it –
You could add that to your life,
Shift your point of view, and you’ll start to have fun.

But still,
Stand in place sometimes.
Take a look at what’s around you.
The world is overflowing with little wonders.
Walk along nice and slowly,
Or take it at a bit of a run –
Take a second look at something, and it becomes colorful.
Don’t think about anything.
Surrendering your whole body, down to the tips of your toes,
To a speed that could almost make you dizzy…
That kind of thrill, think about it –
You could add that to your life,
Shift your point of view, and you’ll start to have fun.

Half Step
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: kz

Katakurushii koto bakka
Kangaetenai de yo
Tama ni wa nan to naku no uta
Hourinageta   ri shite
Sukoshi taikutsu ka mo shirenai keredo
Sore nara
Half na Step de yuretari odottari

Furari nichijou wo kawashiteku
Sore mo waruku wa nai kedo

Sou
Nani mo kangaenai de
Tsumasaki no saki made
Me mo kuramu you na supiido ni yudaneteku
Sonna shigeki mo   hora ne
Kuwaete mitari shite
Shiten wo zuraseba tanoshiku naru desho

Omoitsuki no aidia mo
Katachi ni shite mireba
Kimi no paradaimu
Shifuto dekichatta   ri shite
Sukoshi oogesa ka mo shirenai keredo
Chotto matte
Half na Step de sukoshi calm down

Yurari nichijou wo susundeku
Tokei no hari wo hayamete

Sou
Nani mo kangaenai de
Yubisaki no saki made
Me mo kuramu you na supiido ni yudaneteku
Sonna shigeki mo   hora ne
Kuwaete mitari shite
Shiten wo kaereba tanoshiku naru desho

Demo
Tokidoki tachidomatte
Mawari miwatashite ne
Sekai wa chiisana suteki de afureteru
Yukkuri aruitari
Sukoshi hashitte mitari
Kurikaeshi   de miru mono wa irodorarete yuku no
Nani mo kangaenai de
Tsumasaki no saki made
Me mo kuramu you na supiido ni yudaneteku
Sonna shigeki mo   hora ne
Kuwaete mitari shite
Shiten wo zuraseba tanoshiku naru desho

Half Step
作詞・作曲・編曲:kz
歌:初音ミク

堅苦しいことばっか
考えてないでよ
たまにはなんとなくの歌
放り投げた りして
少し退屈かもしれないけれど
それなら
HalfなStepで揺れたり踊ったり

ふらり日常を交わしてく
それも悪くはないけど

そう
何も考えないで
つま先の先まで
目も眩むようなスピードに委ねてく
そんな刺激も ほらね
加えてみたりして
視点をズラせば楽しくなるでしょ

思いつきのアイディアも
形にしてみれば
君のパラダイム
シフトできちゃった りして
すこし大げさかもしれないけれど
ちょっと待って
HalfなStepで少しcalm down

ゆらり日常を進んでく
時計の針を早めて

そう何も考えないで
指先の先まで
目も眩むようなスピードに委ねてく
そんな刺激も ほらね
加えてみたりして
視点を変えれば楽しくなるでしょ

でも
時々立ち止まって
周り見渡してね
世界は小さな素敵で溢れてる
ゆっくり歩いたり
少し走ってみたり
繰り返し で見るモノは彩られていくの
何も考えないで
つま先の先まで
目も眩むようなスピードに委ねてく
そんな刺激も ほらね
加えてみたりして
視点をズラせば楽しくなるでしょ

One thought on “livetune feat. Hatsune Miku – Half Step

  1. I discovered upon this song and I was delighted by what I heard. I’m even more delighted that there is a translation for the lyrics.

    Thanks for this, it’s really made my day. (Think I needed a message like what’s portrayed in the song.)

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