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bambooXZX's personal blog, mostly dedicated to song lyrics translation from Japanese to English.


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GANGSTA. – Yoru no Kuni

【Lyrics Translation】 Annabel, GANGSTA. ED

Country of Night
Vocals: Annabel
Lyrics: Annabel
Composition / Arrangement: R・O・N
Produced by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION

In the forgotten
Ash-covered city,
I was looking for what I’d lost.

Even as you, with your red eyes,
Offered a prayer in your little voice,
Your ears were covered.

Rather than reaching out,
Let’s hide away.

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Annabel – nemo

Annabel; M3-35 release Sousou, no Ame

Ex-School Food Punishment alert! Hasuo Masayuki and Yamasaki Hideaki are now a regular part of Annabel’s band. This song is the second one in the link below.

This brooding atmosphere is really powerful. The steadiness of the beat makes for a really nice contrast with the first track.

nemo
produced & performed by Annabel
lyrics: Annabel
compose & arrangement: Hasuo Masayuki
band: Hasuo Masayuki (Key) / Terui Yoshimasa (Gt) / Yamasaki Hideaki (Ba) / Yamashita Satoshi (Dr)

The sunlight that was at my shoulders slips down the the windowsill,
Chewing into the margins of my notebook with shadows.

From the school building, occasionally, I hear a laughing voice that sounds like yours.
With the pleasant feeling, I try closing my eyes for just a little,
And it’s just as though I’ve disappeared.
No one is looking at me.
The only thing here is a sense of presence.

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Annabel – roof loop hopper

Annabel, M3-32 release roof loop hopper

Ex-School Food Punishment alert! This song features the keyboardist, Hasuo Masayuki, and the bassist, Yamasaki Hideaki. This was originally released in late 2013, and you can see the current Annabel band lineup starting to take shape.

roof loop hopper
produced & performed by Annabel
lyrics: Annabel
compose & arrangement: Hasuo Masayuki (385, bonanzas)
bass: Yamasaki Hideaki (ex.School Food Punishment)
drums: Tengan Yoshinori (385)

At low elevation, the streets awaken.
Making their sounds, the people come and go.
Even if I try to match my pace with theirs where we disagree,

The weariness that spreads all throughout the room
Is the bitter taste of the ordinary.
The premonition that fascinated me
While I was lying down
Faintly appears in my vision.

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Red Data Girl – Small Worldrop

Annabel, Red Data Girl OP; collected in TALK

Small Worldrop
Lyrics: Annabel
Composition: myu
Arrangement: myu

Into the light
From which your voice calls out to me…

Right now, I’m looking at the world from the other side of a veil,
Trapped in a cage, unable to fly, with my wings folded in.

If I softly flutter my wings in imitation of the breaths
Of the flowers that bloom to give birth to windswept forests,

Look, there’s your voice…
As I’m crouching here, completely closed in, it shines at my feet.

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Annabel – Konsen to Taiwa

Annabel, TALK

Ex-School Food Punishment alert! Here’s the other song on the album by Hasuo Masayuki. Personally, this song brings me back to the amp-reflection days, both musically and (surprisingly, considering the lack of direct involvement) lyrically.

I like the feel of the lyrics quite a bit; there are some pretty interesting rhythmic qualities to it. One fun bit is the succession of コンセント (konsento, ‘electical outlet’) and 混線と (konsen to, ‘crossed wires and…’) in the sixth verse.

Crossed Wires and Conversation
Lyrics: Annabel
Composition / Arrangement: Hasuo Masayuki

Entangling,
Mixing together,
Expanding,
Vivid ego.

How far?
Hey, how much?

The waning night softly draws us out.

Free and unrestricted, at the line that is drawn,
When you jump in, even if it’s a mistake…

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Annabel – Mikansei na Hoshi no Juunin

Annabel, TALK

Ex-School Food Punishment alert! This song was composed and arranged by Hasuo Masayuki, the keyboardist.

Residents of an Incomplete Planet
Lyrics: Annabel
Composition / Arrangement: Hasuo Masayuki

If the night of this world were to go on and on, I’d be just fine with that,
Because I haven’t danced enough yet.
Not enough for you, either?
Even with a serious look on my face, maybe you can see right through me.

To tell the truth, I don’t really pay much attention to “acting like yourself.”
If the water’s sweeter over there, I want to jump in with no hesitation.
Hey, even if we didn’t get any sleep at all yesterday because of neverending work,
Let’s forget all about mundane tomorrows for now,
on the Flashlight

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Annabel – Shihyou

Annabel, c/w Red Data Girl OP Small Worldrop; collected in TALK

For some reason, this song kind of reminds me of school food punishment.

Note: in verse 5 line 3, the first word, しんじつ (shinjitsu, “truth”), is written in kanji as 現実 (genjitsu, “reality”).

Pointer
Lyrics: Annabel
Composition: myu
Arrangement: myu

It dropped me into sighs – the pointer that guided me until yesterday.
Following it, I can’t feel a thing.
It has lost its vibrance, ah, and it’s just frozen in place.

We are always being hit by the rain from that day.
Even though my face shows a paradoxical smile, I’m fighting desperately,
But I wish you’d say that it’s enough, that it’s alright now.

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