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


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tilt-six feat. Hatsune Miku – Wasureru

tilt-six feat. Hatsune Miku, Vocaloid original song, collected in </TearDrop>


NicoNico: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm22162921

And here we have the sister song (melodically) to 「Hoshizora Rain」. I remember when I first heard the song, the shared chorus melody was the first thing I noticed, but probably right around the song’s “tilt time”, I really felt the song take on a character of its own.

Forget
Music & Lyrics: tilt-six

The state I’m in seems so unreal.
I’m doubting my own eyes.
I can’t catch up
To my own impossible feelings.

The days we, the days we spent laughing,
The way we, the way we touched,
How we talked, how we talked yesterday…
They’re all fading from my sight.

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DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku – Chocolat Beats

DECO*27, Aimai Elegy

Chocolat Beats
Lyrics: DECO*27
Composition: DECO*27
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

From your point of view, it’s something sweet – looks so delicious.
We’re free to have seconds, though that might be a little greedy.
As for me, for me it’s bitter, nothing worth eating.
You wouldn’t want seconds. Better add some seasoning here, after all.

With sadness, and jealousy, and the distance between our hearts,
And these near-overflowing tears, and my icy memories…

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Nanou feat. Hatsune Miku – Hello / How Are You

Nanou, included in Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project mirai; andLOIDs -All time best of nanou-

Nicovideo original: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm11448603

Hello / How Are You
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: Nanou
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

Hello – I opened the window and whispered quietly.
How are you – no one’s here, I’m alone in my room.
Morning – the morning has come, a morning of pouring rain.
Tick tock – someone, wind up my spring for me.

Hello – I think I’ve seen people like that in anime long ago.
How are you – must be nice, to be loved by everyone.
Sleeping – stop saying stupid things, I need to clean myself up.
Crying – to hide the traces of my tears.

By now, the phrase is a habit, “Oh well.”
On their own, the words from yesterday pass through my head:
“I don’t expect anything out of you at this point.”
Well, I guess it’s not as though
I expect anything out of myself, either,
But still, why would you even say something like that?

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Nanou feat. Hatsune Miku – Glory 3usi9

Nanou, Project Diva F 2nd ED, andLOIDs -All time best of nanou-

Through the magic of Japanese number readings, the title is pronounced “Glory Music”.

Minor note: original Japanese diverges from the romaji in a few places because I transcribed the Japanese directly from the CD booklet with differences intact, while the romaji follows the vocals as heard.

The second half of each chorus is fairly ambiguous. For example, it could be the vocalist’s own song and her own experiences speaking to her, or the listener’s music speaking to the listener, or it could be the vocalist speaking to the listener…

I, personally, believe that the answer is all three.

I don’t know if I’ve done the original lyrics justice. There’s just so much beauty in the original, its ambiguity, its rhythm; it was difficult for me to carry it over to English. As always, I encourage everyone to try learning Japanese for better appreciation, but songs like this remind me why I keep on doing what I do: words and music can have immense positive power over a person’s spirit, and this in turn drives their own creation. If I’ve managed to help keep the cycle in motion, then I’m happy.

Glory 3usi9
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: Nanou
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

The things that didn’t matter,
The things that I treasured the most…
All of it would leave my memory so quickly –
That was my unchanging everyday.

Colorless, transparent droplets of light
Flowing through my earphones…
Wanting so much to catch hold of them,
I’ve been listening all this time.

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livetune feat. Hatsune Miku – Redial

livetune feat. Hatsune Miku, Re:Dial

Redial
lyric: kz / music: kz / Arrangement: kz
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

For your sake, for our sake, I let my voice ring out even now,
Because I want to send you the sustain that continues
From its beginning even now.

Before I know it, the sound in the center loses its shine.
I search high and low, but it disperses into bits and spirals away.
I always knew that it was something that I had to take good care of,
But as the days change at their blistering pace,
I get so confused.

Then I remember the sky-blue photograph that I imagined in the beginning,
And I touch the dial again for the first time in a while.

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Kikuo feat. Hatsune Miku – Technology ni Yume Nosete

Kikuo feat. Hatsune Miku, MikXperience e.p.

MikXperience e.p. is part of a collaboration between Hatsune Miku and the Sony Xperia. This song makes the link seem quite fitting, don’t you think?

Ferry Dreams on Technology
Lyrics / Composition: Kikuo
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

Ah, hello? How are you?
Right now, I’m calling from a little over ten years in the future.
A lot of stuff has happened~…
Oh, and cell phones are pretty different, too!
Shall I tell you about it? To you, of 2001.

Lalala…
Single tones, monochrome,
A mysterious grey box I borrowed from my dad.
From there, triads, then sixteen-tone chords.
With just this one shiny little machine,
Can I connect to that boy even more?
Really? Maybe! That’s right! Lalala~

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livetune feat. Hatsune Miku – DECORATOR

livetune feat. Hatsune Miku, Project Diva F 2nd OP

DECORATOR
lyric: kz / music: kz
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

No matter what perfect formula or equation you might derive,
The smallest bit of you will make the answer change.

That’s all it is, a person’s feelings –
Because of their strength, I’m sure, yes,
They create tomorrow.

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