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BAND-MAID – Smile

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BAND-MAID – Smile

Lyrics: Miku Kobato
Song: Kentaro Akutsu
Translation: Kafka

It all started with a small dream story
Your flickering reverberating sigh
Looked so quite distant

Meeting and then saying farewell
It’s a loop that keeps on repeating
Accept these feelings welled up until now
Keep the beat

I’ll take you away anytime, shine
Remnants of our moments are intangible
Next, where shall I sing with you?
Your smile makes me happy
I’m right here. It’s a special view
I’m right here. It’s a special view
Off to somewhere far beyond the sky
Can’t stop moving
Can’t stop moving

We are still walking in a dream
Little by little peeking
Into the future we’ve painted

Hesitation and determination
On these faded out pages
Firmly colored out by delivering words
supporting me

There’s always meaning in being here, shine
With this many affections we want to convey
Let’s rendezvous with our renewed selves again
Your smile makes me happy
I’m right here. It’s a special view
I’m right here. It’s a special view
Off to somewhere far beyond the ocean

Even nobodies like us
Can become anything we want
I want to say this right now
However,
This message I can’t properly convey
Forever to remain unsaid

I’ll take you away anytime, shine
Remnants of our moments are intangible
Next, where shall I sing with you?
Your smile makes me happy

There’s always meaning in being here, shine
With this many affection we want to convey
Let’s rendezvous with our renewed selves again
Your smile makes me happy
I’m right here. It’s a special view
I’m right here. It’s a special view
Off to somewhere far beyond everything
Can’t stop moving
Can’t stop moving

Kanji:

始まりは 小さい dream story
揺れ響く 嘆声が
遠く見えてた

出会いと別れを
繰り返し 重ねて
込み上げる 想いを 抱きしめ
Keep the beat

何度だって 連れてくよ shine
形ない 瞬間の軌跡
次はどこで 君と歌おう?
Your smile makes me happy
I’m right here. It’s a special view
I’m right here. It’s a special view
空も越えて 何処までも 遥かへ
Can’t stop moving
Can’t stop moving

歩いてく 僕等 まだ夢の中
描いてた 未来が
少しずつ 覗きこむ

躊躇いも 決断も
色褪せる ページに
届く 言葉が強く色付いて
supporting me

いつも ここに居れる意味 shine
伝えたい沢山の愛を
また新しい 僕等で会おう
Your smile makes me happy
I’m right here. It’s a special view
I’m right here. It’s a special view
海も越えて 何処までも 遥かへ

なんでもない 僕達は
何にだってなれるよ
今伝えたい
なんて、
上手くは言えないメッセージ
この先もずっとこのままで

何度だって 連れてくよ shine
形ない 瞬間の軌跡
次はどこで 君と歌おう?
Your smile makes me happy

いつも ここに居れる意味 shine
伝えたい沢山の愛を
また新しい 僕等で会おう
Your smile makes me happy
I’m right here. It’s a special view
I’m right here. It’s a special view
全て越えて 何処までも 遙かへ
Can’t stop moving
Can’t stop moving


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BAND-MAID – Bubble

BAND-MAID – Bubble

Lyrics: Miku Kobato
Song: BAND-MAID
Translation: Kafka

Losing you
To a beckoning kiss sign
You shake me off, joker
which is true?

oh why not?
A stretched veil is laid out
in my heart
You reside inside my heart
Sharing and licking each other, so cheesy
Is there even meaning to it,
But to just crudely flinch, fall, and fold?

Trapped in an ephemeral dream
wowowowo
Perfection
It has no forever
wowowowo

Losing Night
Pledging a written contract
Life is like a DICE
It throws itself

but why not?
Systematic order
never changes
Just like sleeping in a cage
Let’s stop this
Having obvious ideals
Can lead to falling into the abyss
Intertwined by secrets tears us apart

Trapped in an ephemeral dream
wowowowo
Perfection
It has no forever
wowowowo

Rough sighs cloud up the mirror
wowowowo
Illusions in the heart
They have no forever
wowowowo

There is no reason

Hey, listen.
After everything,
You only see the surface.
They are missing
something very important.
You should find out the truth
with your own eyes.
What do you want?
It depends on you.

The front or back, which shows justice? yeah
Starting to seek for an exit, which way is it? now
It’s collapsing
Even without one, just keep believing, yeah
heatedly
heatedly
My internal voice

Trapped in an ephemeral dream
wowowowo
Perfection
It has no forever
wowowowo

A predicted reality is calling for me
(Hey!) wake me up!! wake me up!!
A throbbing pulse is all I desire
wake me up!!
No longer can return

Kanji:

Losing you
手招く kiss sign に
振り落す joker
which is true?

oh why not?
張り巡らされたベールじゃ
in my heart
貴方が心に棲みついてる
分け合う 舐め合いなら so cheesy
本当の意味はどこに?
無様に揺れて 堕ちる fold

泡沫の夢 罠に嵌る
wowowowo
パーフェクトなんて
無い forever
wowowowo

Losing Night
契る written contract
Life is like a DICE
自ら throw

but why not?
計画的 秩序じゃ
never change
籠の中 眠るだけ
もう よそう
そんなわかりきった理想なら
堕ちろ 奈落の底へ
引き剥がすほど絡む secret

泡沫の夢 罠に嵌る
wowowowo
パーフェクトなんて
無い forever
wowowowo

ザラつく息に 曇る鏡
wowowowo
幻影に心は
無い forever
wowowowo

There is no reason

Hey,Listen.
After everything,
You only see the surface.
They are missing
something very important.
You should find out the truth
with your own eyes.
What do you want?
It depends on you.

裏か表か どちらが正義か? yeah
出口求めて始まりどっち?じゃ
倒れていく
在りもしなくても信じ続けるよ yeah
heatedly
heatedly
My internal voice

泡沫の夢 罠に嵌る
wowowowo
パーフェクトなんて
無い forever
wowowowo

予想された現実が私を呼んでる
(ほら) wake me up!! wake me up!!
でも 高鳴る鼓動は望む1つだけ
wake me up!!
もう戻らない