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


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school food punishment – observer 3

school food punishment, 1st demo

So, it turns out there were a few very early sfp releases that I missed. I found their first two demos on the internet while gathering la la larks materials, and there were two songs that never appeared on their more widely distributed CDs. This is the first; the second, “S” (listen here), is in English and thus has no reliable lyrics.

observer 3
All Music Written & Arranged by school food punishment
All Words Written by Yumi Uchimura

I take in a breath, and I drown.
Forming this habit of forgetting
Was a mechanism of defense;
I sway.

I need to launch this away somewhere
And close my ears right now.
The conceptualization is always there somewhere,
Infinite.

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School Food Punishment – Kaeru

School Food Punishment, c/w UN-GO OP How to go

Part of the School Food Punishment lyrics project.

A note: the song uses an abbreviated katakana form of “platform” – ホーム (hoomu). What else does that sound like? I’m not sure if that was intentional, but I like to think that it is.

Going Back
lyrics by Uchimura Yumi
music by School Food Punishment
arranged by Eguchi Ryou

The train simply runs on, carrying me along.
It all goes far away – the crowds of people and the exhausted yesterday.

The doors open up, and the wind dances in.
I breathe in the cold air and start to remember.
This city of mine where time seems to be stopped
Will come into view soon on the other side of the window.

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UN-GO – How to go

School Food Punishment, UN-GO OP

Part of the School Food Punishment lyrics project.

As with all pre-release lyrics, this is subject to change once official lyrics come out.

I’m not really sure what to think about UN-GO at this point, but I’ll definitely keep watching for a while. Also, Aki Toyosaki’s voices deviate quite nicely from her usual character voice.

EDIT 10/21/11: Whoa, this appeared on Uta-Net really early. I’m going to assume it’s official. Fixed.

EDIT 12/06/11: Transcription confirmed to be correct.

How to go
lyrics by Uchimura Yumi, Eguchi Ryou
music by School Food Punishment, Eguchi Ryou
arranged by Eguchi Ryou

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. I’m holding my head in my hands
And struggling to escape from this saturated world.
Time passes by like sand scattering down.
I gaze at the dreamless tomorrow from the unchanging present.

I want to say goodbye to the yesterday filled with confusion.
I’ll try stretching out my hand, as though resisting.

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Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam – Buddy

Sakamoto Maaya, Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam OP

I actually have not seen Last Exile yet, but the lyrics seemed straightforward enough that the music was enough for me to build the atmosphere in my head.

I really like the strings in this song. They work really well with all of those unusual chord progressions.

As with all pre-release lyrics, this is subject to change once official lyrics come out.

EDIT 10/19/11: Edited to full version.

Buddy
Lyrics: Sakamoto Maaya
Composition: School Food Punishment, Eguchi Ryou
Arrangement: Eguchi Ryou
Strings Arrangement: Eguchi Ryou, Murayama Tatsuya

No matter what may be there,
I will go into the unexplored lands with you.

I had a short dream, just now.
It was a vision of your back –
The past? The future?

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School Food Punishment – Y/N

School Food Punishment, Prog-Roid

Part of the School Food Punishment lyrics project.

Project is up to date again. SFP will be appearing next as composers for Maaya Sakamoto’s “Buddy” (Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam OP) and performers for “How to go” (UN-GO OP).

Y/N
Lyrics: Uchimura Yumi / Eguchi Ryou
Composition: School Food Punishment / Eguchi Ryou
Arrangement: Eguchi Ryou

Far from being dramatic,
Everyday life doesn’t go as calculated.
What happened last night
Is stuck in my heart.

This turn of events is fate.
When I think about it, it’s not unlikely.
Having just a few faults
Isn’t a problem…

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