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


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Lucky Star – Kaeshite! Knee Socks

Izumi Konata (Hirano Aya), Hiiragi Kagami (Katou Emiri), Hiiragi Tsukasa (Fukuhara Kaori), Takara Miyuki (Endou Aya); c/w Lucky Star OP Motteke! Sailor Fuku

Relic of the past here. I picked it up shortly after I started this blog, long before I was good enough to handle whimsical songs like this, so it sat on the back burner for a very, very long time, but it’s finally out.

Give Them Back! Knee Socks
Lyrics: Hata Aki
Composition / Arrangement: nishi-ken
Vocals: Izumi Konata (Hirano Aya), Hiiragi Kagami (Katou Emiri), Hiiragi Tsukasa (Fukuhara Kaori), Takara Miyuki (Endou Aya)

Whew, tired after gym class,
Drink some water and bam, bam, time to change!
It’s annoying to be all sweaty.

If it started raining, we wouldn’t
Have to run a marathon. Hah, hah! Next time,
I’ll say a little charm, just plain effort.

Wait up! Where could they be?
(What’s the mater? Some kind of trouble again?)
Really, I just can’t find them!
Where did they disappear to?
(Okay, okay, okay! Tell us what’s wrong!)

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UN-GO – Beautiful dreamer

Yonagahime 3+1, UN-GO insert song (episode 10), UN-GO Original Soundtrack

The song that Kaishou Rinroku was humming. The story only needed the song for its existence, not its content, so it was used very briefly, so we can just treat this as an image song for the series. (Hm, reminds me, I still need to watch the movie. :V)

This is one of those songs where the subjects of sentences aren’t very clearly defined.

Beautiful dreamer
Lyrics: Hata Aki
Composition: NARASAKI
Vocals: Yonagahime 3+1 = Tsunemi Kuni (CV: Katou Emiri), Nakahashi Sumika (CV: Anzai Chika), Umezawa Yumeno (CV: Makino Yui), Eri (CV: Yasuno Kiyono)

Returning from the path of dreams,
Little birds waiting restlessly.
“I can’t fly.” “I want to fly.”
The sky, ever so blue…

Moving toward the course of their journey,
Injured little birds.
“Shall we return?” “I can’t return.”
Where is the sky?

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UN-GO – Valhalla Otomegaoka

Yonagahime 3+1, UN-GO insert song (episode 2), UN-GO Original Soundtrack

Also variously known as “Valhalla Maiden Hill” and “Valhalla Shojogaoka”.

Valhalla, Hill of Pure Maidens
Lyrics: Hata Aki
Composition: NARASAKI
Arrangement: Tatsuya Kato
Vocals: Yonagahime 3+1 = Tsunemi Kuni (CV: Katou Emiri), Nakahashi Sumika (CV: Anzai Chika), Umezawa Yumeno (CV: Makino Yui), Eri (CV: Yasuno Kiyono)

Oh, World, awaken – the dawn is almost here.
We are illuminated beautifully to the end.

Sorched by pain, we outstretched out arms.
The awakened world asks for today.

As we wish for power,
We want to embrace. There is no replacement, ah!

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Bakemonogatari – Kaerimichi

Hachikuji Mayoi (Katou Emiri), Bakemonogatari OP2

The Road Back Home
Lyrics: meg rock
Composition / Arrangement: Kousaki Satoru
Vocals: Hachikuji Mayoi (Katou Emiri)

Right here, left next.
Ah, it’d be troublesome
If there’s no way out.

Right, left; light, reft.
Don’t stick your hands and feet
Out the bus window!

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