…VOICE

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


Leave a comment

Angel Beats! – Run With Wolves

Girls Dead Monster, Keep the Beats!

Run With Wolves
Lyrics / Composition: Jun Maeda
Arrangement: Hikarisyuyo
Vocals: Yui (LiSA)

Every night, I endure the pain that visits me on top of the squeaking, creaking bed.
Did I get something wrong? Thinking about this and that, I wallow in feelings of regret.

“The way it is now, it’s no good.” I don’t know who said that anymore.

Continue reading


1 Comment

Angel Beats! – 23:50

Girls Dead Monster, Keep the Beats!

23:50
Lyrics / Composition: Jun Maeda
Arrangement: Hikarisyuyo
Vocals: Yui (LiSA)

There were various things in the space between the two of us.
Our hobbies are different, so we won’t clean up together.
“You’re the one better at cooking, so you should do it.”
You give me those one-sided orders.
The day when a couple like us
Can smile and get past that will come someday.

Continue reading


5 Comments

Angel Beats! – Ichiban no Takaramono (Yui ver.)

Girls Dead Monster, Angel Beats! insert song (episode 10), Keep the Beats!

;_;

My Most Precious Treasure (Yui ver.)
Lyrics / Composition: Jun Maeda
Arrangement: Hikarisyuyo
Vocals: Yui (LiSA)

Whenever our faces met, we would only fight.
Even those were good memories.

You taught me this. I’m not afraid anymore.
No matter how confined I am, I can catch happiness. So…

Continue reading


Leave a comment

Angel Beats! – Answer Song

Girls Dead Monster, Little Braver

Answer Song
Lyrics / Composition: Jun Maeda
Arrangement: Hikarisyuyo
Vocals: Yui (LiSA)

I’m about to collapse. How long have I been playing the guitar and singing?
But it’s impossible for me to stop my feet.
If that’s case, I’ll shout out the reason we live through human suffering.
…But with me as I am, that would be arrogant – that’s what I think.

Continue reading


Leave a comment

Angel Beats! – Shine Days

Girls Dead Monster, Angel Beats! insert song (episode 10), Little Braver

Shine Days
Lyrics / Composition: Jun Maeda
Arrangement: Hikarisyuyo
Vocals: Yui (LiSA)

I’ve already forgotten the dream I had yesterday,
But my heart is still beating so fast.
I’ll try cramming all of the coins into my pocket.
Let’s click our heels and get out of this cramped room.

Continue reading


4 Comments

Angel Beats! – My Soul,Your Beats!

Lia, Angel Beats! OP; My Soul,Your Beats! / Brave Song

The Jun Maeda + ANANT-GARDE EYES + Lia (+ Aoi Tada) combination never fails to impress.

One of the things I love about Jun Maeda’s compositions is how well he does syncopation and irregular/shifting time signatures. In this song, he executes the former so well that it initially seemed like the latter to me.

EDIT 5/22/10

My Soul,Your Beats!
Vocals: Lia
Lyrics / Composition: Jun Maeda
Arrangement: ANANT GARDE EYES
Guitar: Hikarisyuyo

Again and again, I wake up. On those drowsy mornings,
I tighten the tie on my neck.
When I pass through the door of the classroom, I hold my head high just a little bit, and I can walk on through.
A wind blows through that everyday life.
I felt like I could hear it.
I felt like I could feel it
In this chest of mine that begins to tremble now.
I felt like it was coming already.
As hundreds of millions of stars disappeared,
I saw them off;
I waved goodbye;
“I’m glad,” I said.

Continue reading


6 Comments

Angel Beats! – Brave Song

Tada Aoi, Angel Beats! ED; My Soul,Your Beats! / Brave Song

Jun Maeda’s music overrides my tendency to avoid translating songs in TV-size. I’ll correct it as needed when I can hear the song cleanly and again when the full version is released.

EDIT 5/22/10

Brave Song
Vocals: Aoi Tada
Lyrics / Composition: Jun Maeda
Arrangement: ANANT GARDE EYES
Guitar: Hikarisyuyo

I was always walking alone. When I looked back, everyone was far away.
Even so, I walked on. That was my strength.
I’m not afraid of anything anymore. I whisper that to show it.
Everyone will become alone someday, only living on in memories.
So that I can love and smile at loneliness, I will fight on.
I won’t show my tears.

Continue reading


Leave a comment

Angel Beats! – Highest Life

Girls Dead Monster, Thousand Enemies

Highest Life
Lyrics / Composition: Jun Maeda
Arrangement: Hikarisyuyo
Vocals: Yui (LiSA)

Going to pieces, I fall onto my blanket.
Why am I taking it so seriously?
Suddenly, the thought came by.

When I tried climbing up, the spreading world made me feel better as it got smaller,
So I want a wall so high that it would be reckless to climb it.
It’s like everyone is looking up at me. That would be true to who I am.

Continue reading


1 Comment

Angel Beats! – Rain Song

Girls Dead Monster, Thousand Enemies

Rain Song
Lyrics / Composition: Jun Maeda
Arrangement: Hikarisyuyo
Vocals: Yui (LiSA)

Always being left in tears made you worry.
The word that the same you would grow up and go far away –
I didn’t hear that! A sudden rain comes down.
With no umbrella, I stand still.

You said that we’d always be together, I’m sure.
Maybe I was the only one who remembered.
Forgetting the stars that I looked at with you, forgetting the dreams that I saw with you,
Going down a different path from yours – I don’t want that.

Continue reading