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RADWIMPS – Hakujitsu

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RADWIMPS; originally released to Youtube on March 10, 2012

This is the first in a series of (currently) five related songs personally released online by RADWIMPS.
1: 『白日』 (Hakujitsu)
2: 『ブリキ』 (Buriki)
3: 『カイコ』 (Kaiko)
4: 『あいとわ』 (Aitowa)
5: 『春灯』 (Shuntou)

Note: I don’t believe an official transcription of the lyrics was ever released. I transcribed the lyrics by ear myself (=耳コピ), and then I cross-referenced with a Yahoo Answers Japan post. While I think nothing is terribly off, be aware that transcription accuracy is not 100% guaranteed.

Daylight
RADWIMPS

Setting our sights on places much too far away,
We’ve closed the lid on the end that will come someday.
We’ve long since lost our human shapes,
Heads of cosmic scale resting on twenty-five-centimeter legs.
In these top-heavy bodies, we still continue to walk on.

On the usual path, we’d start the long run-up approach,
And one day, those next footsteps never touched the ground,
Just floating in eternity, floating countlessly.

Hey, come fly out right now; stand on that person’s life and times.
If this wish of mine isn’t worth anything,
Then what should I offer? What do I need to lose?
I don’t care if all the happiness I’ve felt up to now turns out to be a lie.

Upbeat behavior from drawing only winning tickets,
Miracles taken for granted, huge mouths and stuffed cheeks.
Still not enough with even that, it’s an extravagant banquet tonight.
Places set with meat and fish that shed neither blood nor tears.
Hands together – “Thanks for the food.” – the sound of laughter.

And then, when someone draws nothing but losing tickets all at once… Ah…

Hey, come fly out right now; stand on that person’s life and times.
If a hole inside somebody is formed when something is taken away by someone else,
Then who should pay for what was done? Who should we hand over?
The sin that’s been shifted and passed around has come to a stop in front of me –
It’s looking me in the eye.

Come fly out right now; stand on that person’s life and times.
Who should I find to carry the goodbye that I couldn’t give?
With whom should I fulfill the half-exchanged promise?
In the first place, tell me, in which direction should I sing my voice’s song, anyway?
Even if all the happiness I’ve felt up to now turns out to be a lie,
If you won’t return, at least this happiness at the fact that we met…

Hakujitsu
RADWIMPS

Amari ni mo tooi basho mezashisugite
Itsuka kitaru beki owari ni futa wo shite
Hito no sugata katachi nado tou ni nai yo
Uchuu kibou no atama ni nijuugo senchi no ashi
Ittoushin no karada de bokura nao mo aruite iku

Itsumo doori no michi   nagai josou wo tsukete
Fumidashita ippo ga aru hi chakuchi suru koto naku
Towa ni tada mau   musuu ni mau

Nee ima sugu tobidashite yo   ano hito no ue ni tatte yo
Boku no negai nante sa   toru ni tari wa shinai nara
Nee nani wo sashidaseba ii   nani wo ushinaeba ii
Subete no ima made no yorokobi ga uso ni natte mo ii kara

Atari dake no kuji hiite hashaida soburi
Atarimae no kiseki   hoobaru dekai kuchi
Sore demo tarizu ni koyoi mo oobanburumai
Chi mo namida mo denai niku to sakana wo mae ni
Te wo awase   itadakimasu   waraigoe

Soshite   hazure kuji wo dareka ga matomete hiku toki   aa

Nee ima sugu tobidashite yo   ano hito no ue ni tatte yo
Dareka ni aita ana wa sa   dareka ga ubatta mon nara
Nee dare ga tsugunaeba ii   dare wo sashidaseba ii
Taraimawasareta tsumi ga boku no mae de tomatteru
Boku no hitomi wo miteru

Ima sugu tobidashite yo   ano hito no ue ni tatte yo
Watashisobireta sayonara wa dare ni hakonde moraeba ii
Kawashikake no yakusoku wa dare to hatashitara ii
Somosomo kono koe wa sa   nee doko ni mukatte utaeba ii
Subete no ima made no yorokobi ga uso ni natte mo
Modoranai kimi naraba   semete deaeta kono yorokobi wo

白日
RADWIMPS

あまりにも遠い場所目指しすぎて
いつか来たるべき終わりに蓋をして
人の姿形などとうにないよ
宇宙規模の頭に25センチの足
一頭身の身体で僕ら尚も歩いていく

いつも通りの道 長い助走をつけて
踏み出した一歩がある日着地することなく
永久にただ舞う 無数に舞う

ねぇ今すぐ飛び出してよ あの人の上に立ってよ
僕の願いなんてさ 取るに足りはしないなら
ねぇ何を差し出せばいい 何を失えばいい?
全ての今までの喜びが嘘になってもいいから

あたりだけのくじ引いてはしゃいだ素振り
当たり前の奇跡 頬張るでかい口
それでも足りずに今宵も大盤振る舞い
血も涙も出ない肉と魚を前に
手を合わせ いただきます 笑い声

そして はずれくじを誰かがまとめて引く時 ああ

ねぇ今すぐ飛び出してよ あの人の上に立ってよ
誰かに開いた穴はさ 誰かが奪ったもんなら
ねぇ誰が償えばいい 誰を差し出せばいい?
たらい回された罪が僕の前で止まってる
僕の瞳を見てる

今すぐ飛び出してよ あの人の上に立ってよ
渡しそびれたさよならは誰に運んでもらえばいい?
交わしかけの約束は誰と果たしたらいい?
そもそもこの声はさ ねぇどこに向かって歌えばいい?
全ての今までの喜びが嘘になっても
戻らない君ならば せめて出会えたこの喜びを

Kanji source: see above

4 thoughts on “RADWIMPS – Hakujitsu

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