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Zankyou no Terror (Ozaki Yuuki / Kanno Youko) – Trigger

Yuuki Ozaki (from Galileo Galilei), Zankyou no Terror OP

It’s interesting to see Yuuki Ozaki outside of Galileo Galilei; as we’ve seen before with FLAT and now with Trigger, we’re getting some more flexibility in tone and pretty fascinating aesthetics that we haven’t seen from the full band.

Lyrics: Yuuki Ozaki
Composition: Yoko Kanno
Arrangement: Yoko Kanno

Ejected from the world, we were on the edge of an unbelievably thin needle.
Catching my balance, my fingertips touched you, and I learned that I wasn’t alone.
Bestowed upon us was only a single crooked wing…

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Galileo Galilei – Boku kara Kimi e

Galileo Galilei, Parade

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/kimluca-1/01-boku-kara-kimi-e

From Me to You
Lyrics: Ozaki Yuuki
Composition: Ozaki Yuuki
Arrangement: Galileo Galilei

The conclusion of things has grown unexpectedly delayed;
Our confidence keeps on swelling up, then deflating again.

All of us want the feeling that we’re actually walking;
We look back and then stop, checking on the mass of all that has collected.

The train that carries the children who couldn’t grow up
Comes and goes, between here and the ideals that we never really managed to give up.

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Galileo Galilei – Imaginary Friends

Galileo Galilei, PORTAL

Imaginary Friends
Lyrics: Ozaki Yuuki
Composition / Arrangement: Galileo Galilei
Chorus & Humming: Miina (Sayonara Ponytail)

Wake up, let’s return from the irritation-filled dreams.
In order to open the window and wind up the key, I’d like you to smile.
Baby, there we go, you laughed.
Along the street of ferns and splashes of sunlight through leaves, let’s work up a sweat, get out of breath,
And run to some place.

The sun… The blazing rays of light devoured the shade.
Turned the corner, went down the river, opened the gate…
Past this point…

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Hamatora – FLAT

livetune adding Yuuki Ozaki (from Galileo Galilei), Hamatora OP

Combination of two of my favorite artists at the moment!

Still catching up to Hamatora, but I like what I see so far. Feels like it’s trying pretty hard to be DEEP AND EDGY, but hey, I still find it engaging.

Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: kz
Vocals: Yuuki Ozaki (from Galileo Galilei)

Why is it, I wonder,
That the things I don’t have look so much more beautiful?
How long have I been like this,
Selectively seeing the glitter within the comparison?

Let’s clear away this hazy, clouded field of view,
Because it’s too soon to cover our eyes and ears.

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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. – Circle Game

Galileo Galilei, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. OP (2013 re-airing)

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Circle Game
Lyrics: Ozaki Yuuki
Composition: Galileo Galilei
Arrangement: Galileo Galilei, POP ETC

When the forget-me-nots are in bloom, I see the color of the petals, and I remember,
A dream of rising high into the sky with that girl with the quiet eyes.

The rocket boys who draw contrails all over the sunny sky
And the girls who watch and laugh, holding unbelievably strong affection within their hearts.
Time turns and turns, and all those selves of ours will disappear
And find sadness in days so hectic that it’s all directionless.

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Galileo Galilei – Freud

Galileo Galilei, PORTAL

A few of references here. One of them is clearly Run, Melos!, but I don’t really know who “toothless Sam” is supposed to be. (One person I’ve talked to has suggested Ronin, but I don’t know how that would work.)

Lyrics: Ozaki Yuuki
Composition / Arrangement: Galileo Galilei

Barefoot panic.
The loner kids who repeated the sprite-slashing experiments
Won’t respawn from new lives –
I’m sure they just never die.
In a daze, we fell in love.
We killed the toothless Sam.
He’s buried underneath the oak tree.
No matter what happens, in this city, it’s like sand in the wind.
Isn’t that right?

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Galileo Galilei – Good Shoes

Galileo Galilei, PORTAL


Clarification: One of the later lines refers to raptors overhead. The particular bird mentioned it the トンビ, or black kite. Apparently, its cry is very well-known in Japan. Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=975yohQ9BdE

Also, I bent my romaji policy a little and just put in extra words without parens or anything.

I’m really weak to these “lost-childhood” type lyrics.

Good Shoes
Lyrics: Ozaki Yuuki
Composition: Galileo Galilei

In those days when we chose the same dirty, plain shoes and wore them so comfortably,
As though gliding over the granite, we lightly, gently fell in love.

The two of us played in a puddle of water that no one else knew,
Leaping and flying, dyeing our bare feet in that upside-down sky.

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