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la la larks – Q And A

la la larks, c/w Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan ED Hallelujah

This translation is part of the School Food Punishment lyrics project, under the la la larks branch.

Q And A
Lyrics/ Composition / Arrangement: la la larks

Endlessly, I continue on.
Never knowing where I’m going to arrive,
The question marks are always in control of my mind.

Sadness, happiness – which one is more abundant?
It’s the presence or lack of talent, the conclusion of hard work.

Comparing to others, swinging between joy and fear,
Affirmation and denial, repeating again,
Mixing in my hopes, assigning points,
I’m trying to find out my own value.

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la la larks – Hallelujah

la la larks, Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan ending theme

This translation is part of the School Food Punishment lyrics project, under the la la larks branch.

Hallelujah
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: la la larks

More uncertain than the whims of fortune,
And yet I’m powerfully attracted – this feeling has no name.
Just when I’d accepted things and ceased to struggle,
I came to terms with the contradictions, the riddles, the absurdity, everything.

If I’m with you, I can protect tomorrow.

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Annabel – nemo

Annabel; M3-35 release Sousou, no Ame

Ex-School Food Punishment alert! Hasuo Masayuki and Yamasaki Hideaki are now a regular part of Annabel’s band. This song is the second one in the link below.

This brooding atmosphere is really powerful. The steadiness of the beat makes for a really nice contrast with the first track.

nemo
produced & performed by Annabel
lyrics: Annabel
compose & arrangement: Hasuo Masayuki
band: Hasuo Masayuki (Key) / Terui Yoshimasa (Gt) / Yamasaki Hideaki (Ba) / Yamashita Satoshi (Dr)

The sunlight that was at my shoulders slips down the the windowsill,
Chewing into the margins of my notebook with shadows.

From the school building, occasionally, I hear a laughing voice that sounds like yours.
With the pleasant feeling, I try closing my eyes for just a little,
And it’s just as though I’ve disappeared.
No one is looking at me.
The only thing here is a sense of presence.

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Annabel – roof loop hopper

Annabel, M3-32 release roof loop hopper

Ex-School Food Punishment alert! This song features the keyboardist, Hasuo Masayuki, and the bassist, Yamasaki Hideaki. This was originally released in late 2013, and you can see the current Annabel band lineup starting to take shape.

roof loop hopper
produced & performed by Annabel
lyrics: Annabel
compose & arrangement: Hasuo Masayuki (385, bonanzas)
bass: Yamasaki Hideaki (ex.School Food Punishment)
drums: Tengan Yoshinori (385)

At low elevation, the streets awaken.
Making their sounds, the people come and go.
Even if I try to match my pace with theirs where we disagree,

The weariness that spreads all throughout the room
Is the bitter taste of the ordinary.
The premonition that fascinated me
While I was lying down
Faintly appears in my vision.

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Annabel – Konsen to Taiwa

Annabel, TALK

Ex-School Food Punishment alert! Here’s the other song on the album by Hasuo Masayuki. Personally, this song brings me back to the amp-reflection days, both musically and (surprisingly, considering the lack of direct involvement) lyrically.

I like the feel of the lyrics quite a bit; there are some pretty interesting rhythmic qualities to it. One fun bit is the succession of コンセント (konsento, ‘electical outlet’) and 混線と (konsen to, ‘crossed wires and…’) in the sixth verse.

Crossed Wires and Conversation
Lyrics: Annabel
Composition / Arrangement: Hasuo Masayuki

Entangling,
Mixing together,
Expanding,
Vivid ego.

How far?
Hey, how much?

The waning night softly draws us out.

Free and unrestricted, at the line that is drawn,
When you jump in, even if it’s a mistake…

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Annabel – Mikansei na Hoshi no Juunin

Annabel, TALK

Ex-School Food Punishment alert! This song was composed and arranged by Hasuo Masayuki, the keyboardist.

Residents of an Incomplete Planet
Lyrics: Annabel
Composition / Arrangement: Hasuo Masayuki

If the night of this world were to go on and on, I’d be just fine with that,
Because I haven’t danced enough yet.
Not enough for you, either?
Even with a serious look on my face, maybe you can see right through me.

To tell the truth, I don’t really pay much attention to “acting like yourself.”
If the water’s sweeter over there, I want to jump in with no hesitation.
Hey, even if we didn’t get any sleep at all yesterday because of neverending work,
Let’s forget all about mundane tomorrows for now,
on the Flashlight

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la la larks – Sayonara Waltz

【Lyrics Translation】 la la larks, Culture Vulture

This translation is part of the School Food Punishment lyrics project, under the la la larks branch.

UPDATE 2017-07-10: I’ve tentatively updated the transcription to a version I believe to be official. The official rendering will appear for certain when Culture Vulture drops on August 30.

The other song that made it to the internet. I know there are still a few more that they’ve performed live.

Same deal as “self” – transcribed by ear (=耳コピ), things aren’t sure. Most of the lyrics did seem to be written down in the video I found, but I’m not sure how final those are.

So, from here, I guess it’s just time to wait for an official release. Makes you wonder, though, what have the other SFP members been up to? Well, stay tuned – I may be bringing just a little more here sometime soon. *cough*

Goodbye Waltz
la la larks

The voice of “Welcome home” echoes, ever so dry,
Though this room without you, inside this cage of freedom.
In the receiver, the call was cut off, click, at the third ring.
I could feel the scent of the end in the unnaturalness of it all.

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