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VELTPUNCH – Don’t spit to your pineapple

VELTPUNCH, BLACK ALBUM

This song is mostly in English, so it was a quick job. Funny thing – the shortest Japanese lines were also the hardest to translate.

Don’t spit to your pineapple
Lyrics: Nakajima Aiko
Composition: Naganuma Hidenori
Arrangement: VELTPUNCH

Nothing to say
I understand the message you sent
But others can’t make a change

“Nothing to seek”
Every night the same message
That means
You need something…

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VELTPUNCH – FREE FALLING(A dolphin,is there?)

VELTPUNCH, BLACK ALBUM

I have no idea what the lyrics are supposed to mean, if anything, but I don’t think it’s going to get any better than this.

Ah, the one who came up with this song was Himeno Seiji, the second guitarist who joined. Interesting.

A note on the last verse: the first two lines sound the same but have different meanings. The third line is unlisted in the lyrics, so I put it in the translation as a combination of the first two.

FREE FALLING (A dophin, is there?)
Lyrics: Himeno Seiji
Composition: Himeno Seiji
Arrangement: VELTPUNCH

Photochemical smog, camouflage zone, yeah…

The memories were buried in scales,
Far away from that person who’s like carbonic acid.
That’s pretty much how it was, frequent loneliness,
The feeling of confessing to the darkness.
I can’t go back now…

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VELTPUNCH – Climber’s High

VELTPUNCH, BLACK ALBUM

Half time time, VELTPUNCH’s lyrics make no sense. The other half of the time, they’re still somewhat difficult to interpret, but they also have this wonderful way of amplifying the depression that lies dormant in me. This song is one of the latter category.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmTJk15ergw
Not officially uploaded, but this song is both awesome and (probably) obscure, so I’m linking anyway. There are several versions, but I think this is the best one.

Climber’s High
Lyrics: Naganuma Hidenori
Composition: Naganuma Hidenori
Arrangement: VELTPUNCH

The forecast written in the evening paper said the wind would blow in the opposite direction again tomorrow.
If you want to laugh all the time, try taking on the intelligence of the average dog.

Rather than trying hard to raise my batting average, I’ll stay like this and have more times at bat.
If we end up with the same total, I’ll be satisfied.

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VELTPUNCH – CRASH CRASH CRASH

VELTPUNCH, BLACK ALBUM

Requested by Hawks.

I really love this song. Highly, highly recommended.

I notice that CRAWL, BANANA to BUTTERFLY, and CRASH CRASH CRASH are less messy (music) and more coherent (lyrics) than their songs from a huge mistake. It’s nice.

Note: The kanji source is not entirely reliable, so I’ve rearranged the given verses to fit what I can hear.

CRASH CRASH CRASH
Lyrics: Naganuma Hidenori / Nakajima Aiko
Composition: Naganuma Hidenori
Arrangement: VELTPUNCH

This is not a right place
Can’t you see? I’ll find my way…
This is called “The medicine”
Sometimes it gives me pain

This is not a right place
Can’t you see? I’ll find my way…
This is called “The fake”
There’s a substitute anywhere

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VELTPUNCH – Cheap Disco “13Steps”

VELTPUNCH, a huge mistake

This song’s lyrics are fun.

Cheap Disco “13Steps”
music: Hidenori Naganuma
words: Hidenori Naganuma
arrangement: VELTPUNCH

The landscape painting that depicts chaos – its name is “The King of Melancholy!”
(Impatience… Echoes…)
In reality, I feel lust in the back of my head.
(I release… I regret…)

I’ve had enough~!
I’ll paint it out as through tracing a curve!
In the end…
“Okay! That’s quite enough with the fapping.”

What the hell was that?
“What was it? 7 DAYS”
I think I was ignored when I invited that girl to sing Kyouko’s music with me.
At that time, my tolerance held about as much as a pistachio shell.
I’ve cut off my young, innocent feelings
to distortion
or masturbation

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VELTPUNCH – Hachigatsu no Butter

VELTPUNCH, a huge mistake

The “Hachigatsu” in the title has also been romanized as “8gatsu.” I’m not even entirely sure that “Bataa” is supposed to mean “Butter.” This whole song was hard to interpret.

August Butter
music: Hidenori Naganuma
words: Hidenori Naganuma
arrangement: VELTPUNCH

Color is made transparent by the sun – yin’s ability.
Even today, do I understand
That there’s nothing?

If we let great satisfaction be a ten,
Sex with you would be a one or a two.
In truth, it’s because Tokyo is noisy
That my boredom is nearly at its limit.

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VELTPUNCH – killer smile

VELTPUNCH, a huge mistake

I’ve actually had this translation lying around for quite a long time now, but I figure this is the most sense I can make out of the screaming parts. It’s not going to get any better than this.

The booklet lists the screaming parts as their own verses. I’ve rearranged them in the translation and romaji for easier reading.

killer smile
music: Hidenori Naganuma
words: Hidenori Naganuma / Aiko Nakajima
arrangement: VELTPUNCH

this huge mistake (the edge of crime!)
makes you grab it (my stupid 30’s)

leave me nothing (really, attack formation beyond imagination)
I’m sick of myself (typical passion… to the sun)

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VELTPUNCH – BANANA to BUTTERFLY

VELTPUNCH, c/w Nabari no Ou OP CRAWL

More awesomeness from VELTPUNCH. I really enjoyed this song, with such highly energized music coupled with lyrics that describe the static disarray of breakup.

BANANA to BUTTERFLY
Lyrics / Composition: Naganuma Hidenori
Performance: VELTPUNCH

Tell me why you leave
As time passes, why is the truth dyed in darkness?
I shouted!
I do want to be with you
With the misunderstanding and the emptiness, I shake.

When did I notice, on the outskirts of your city?
The darkening sky is like blood.
I do want to be with you
If it’s the beginning…

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Nabari no Ou – CRAWL

VELTPUNCH, Nabari no Ou OP

This is one of my favorite openings ever. The almost lonely desperation in the lyrics is very fitting for the series, and I resonated. I love the tune, and the male and female voices harmonize perfectly.

CRAWL
Lyrics / Composition: Naganuma Hidenori
Performance: VELTPUNCH

Advancing as though crawling along the ground,
I repeat my mediocre ascent.
My fate has been engraved, but I take only a deep breath.
I knew it wasn’t enough.
Those days that seemed as though I would be crushed by the thunderous sound,
Even the rain stopped, and then you came.

Sha la la    I sing for you
Sha la la

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