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


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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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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.

FLAT
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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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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livetune adding Megumi Nakajima – Transfer

livetune adding Megumi Nakajima, Transfer

Transfer
lyric, music & Arrangement: kz(livetune)
adding artist: Megumi Nakajima

The schedule slips away right out of your hands.
The uncatchable future is always uncertain,
But don’t give up and think that you’ll never be able to change it.
An infinitely running number of lines is waiting for you.

I’m sure of it, yes, you just don’t realize yet –
You’re going to find a tiny gap
And change that single moment.

Transfer your line!

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livetune feat. Hatsune Miku – Half Step

livetune feat. Hatsune Miku, Tell Your World

So, this makes all of the tracks from the Tell Your World EP. After repeated plays, I think this would be the one I’d say I enjoy the most.

I recently watched the interview kz gave for the Miku Youtube channel, and I found his own description of his lyrics interesting – that is, that he typically writes them as expressions of images (specifically in reference to “Fly Out”) rather than words to convey specific messages (such as “Tell Your World”). I hope I’ve been able to get that across with these translations.

Half Step
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: kz
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

Don’t keep on thinking about
All those rigid and formal matters.
Once in a while, try just letting out
A casual song for no particular reason.
I don’t know, maybe you’re feeling a little bored,
So if you are,
Just try getting into half-step motion, shake and dance.

Moving without thinking, you’re going with daily life,
And that’s not a bad thing, but…

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livetune feat. Hatsune Miku – Fly Out

livetune feat. Hatsune Miku, Tell Your World

This was probably the song I liked the least from the Tell Your World EP when I first listened to it, but the lyrics really make me appreciate it a lot more.

Fly Out
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: kz
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

A space of the purest white – here I am, all alone.
With my eyes narrowed in the brightness, I search for someone.
I cover it in spots of color randomly,
But the sense of unease never disappears.

Then your hand comes outstretched through the door that opened unexpectedly,
And while I was still searching for words, your hand caught hold of mine.

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livetune feat. Hatsune Miku – Jubilee

livetune feat. Hatsune Miku, Tell Your World

Jubilee
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: kz
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

The neon of blessings
That was shining down on us
Fell asleep while were unaware.
I can’t even hear a sigh.

A spinning beat,
The lead I’ve been waiting for –
They’ll scoop out the bustle and excitement
That we lost.

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