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Nanou feat. Hatsune Miku – Glory 3usi9

Nanou, Project Diva F 2nd ED, andLOIDs -All time best of nanou-

Through the magic of Japanese number readings, the title is pronounced “Glory Music”.

Minor note: original Japanese diverges from the romaji in a few places because I transcribed the Japanese directly from the CD booklet with differences intact, while the romaji follows the vocals as heard.

The second half of each chorus is fairly ambiguous. For example, it could be the vocalist’s own song and her own experiences speaking to her, or the listener’s music speaking to the listener, or it could be the vocalist speaking to the listener…

I, personally, believe that the answer is all three.

I don’t know if I’ve done the original lyrics justice. There’s just so much beauty in the original, its ambiguity, its rhythm; it was difficult for me to carry it over to English. As always, I encourage everyone to try learning Japanese for better appreciation, but songs like this remind me why I keep on doing what I do: words and music can have immense positive power over a person’s spirit, and this in turn drives their own creation. If I’ve managed to help keep the cycle in motion, then I’m happy.

Glory 3usi9
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: Nanou
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

The things that didn’t matter,
The things that I treasured the most…
All of it would leave my memory so quickly –
That was my unchanging everyday.

Colorless, transparent droplets of light
Flowing through my earphones…
Wanting so much to catch hold of them,
I’ve been listening all this time.

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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 feat. Hatsune Miku – Star Story

livetune feat. Hatsune Miku, Tell Your World

Originally from Project DIVA.

Star Story
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: kz
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

You’re just like the moon that floats in the sky;
No matter how far out I stretch my arms, I can’t catch hold of you.
I touch the future beyond the darkness,
But even if I try to shout, my voice halts, broken.

I wonder if they will be conveyed someday,
Those words I sent riding on the wind.

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livetune feat. Hatsune Miku – Far Away

livetune feat. Hatsune Miku, Tell Your World

Originally from Project DIVA.

Far Away
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: kz
Vocals: Hatsune Miku

Maybe I’ll come to love the unknown tomorrow.
Maybe one day
It will become one of my memories.

I take the typical days that went by before the peaceful yesterday
And pack them into my pocket.
The orange sky that was so beautiful
Changes to blue – a sign of departure.

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