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Rinne no Lagrange – Jersey-bu no Uta

【Lyrics Translation】 Kamojo Jersey Club (Ishihara Kaori / Seto Asami / Kayano Ai), Rinne no Lagrange insert song

This song was originally used in season 1, sung by Madoka alone; a version with all three girls was attached to the Jersey-bu Damashii single. My transcription is based on the Jersey-bu Damashii version; the solo version from season 1’s OST booklet features more punctuation, but there are no differences that affect meaning.

In an interview, Seto Asami (voice of Lan) noted how like Madoka it was to have the line about not acting out of ‘moral obligation’, as a sort of modern addition to Showa-era passion – while she indeed considers that important, Madoka needs to feel something in her heart as the extra push for action.

Song of the Jersey Club -Full Version-
Vocals: Kamojo Jersey Club (Ishihara Kaori / Seto Asami / Kayano Ai)
Lyrics: Chino Takatoshi
Composition: Suzuki Saeko / TOMISIRO
Arrangement: Sawada Kan

When you hear a voice echoing in your heart,
Pull on your jersey and give it your all!
I don’t act out of moral obligation
The code that I follow is my heart
Push through! (Push through!) Run! (Run!)
Jersey Club soul!

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Rinne no Lagrange season2 – Jersey-bu Damashii!

Kamojo Jersey Club (Ishihara Kaori / Seto Asami / Kayano Ai), Rinne no Lagrange season2 ED1

This really is one of my top anime songs. I just really, really enjoy listening to it; it’s taken so long to translate it because I start listening to it, then I start bouncing to the beat in my chair, then I forget to translate, and then I forget to do anything because I’m just dancing in my chair.

Jersey Club Soul!
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: DANCE☆MAN
Horns Arrangement: Kawamatsu Hisayoshi
Vocals: Kamojo Jersey Club (Ishihara Kaori / Seto Asami / Kayano Ai)

Jersey Club soul, Jersey Club soul!
Jersey Club soul, Jersey Club soul!
Jersey Club soul, Jersey Club soul!
Unleashing waves of can’t-leave-you-alone, cheerful soul!

We can figure out right or wrong later. For now, first thing to do is act!
Right in front of me, in a single moment,
I found you burdened with the countless worries of youth. Out of habit, I can’t let it go without speaking up.
Let’s correct that slouch in your back. Come on,
Just give it a try, straighten it out and stand tall.
“You must be tired. Here! Kamogawa Energy!” Don’t worry!
Go ahead and drink it all. You can drink two, if you want.
Don’t worry about leaving enough for me. “Huh?”
Why do I do so much for you, you ask?
You’d think that would be obvious.
“Because your dreams are dazzling!”

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