Reunion

I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t get another emo Ayame song again, but this one really grew on me. It inspires a lot more warm feelings than the last couple Ayame songs. As for the following outro to the album, I think it could either be a bit shorter or end in a blaze instead of ending like a candle going out slowly.

☆ Title: Reunion
★ Album: STRUCTURED DANCEHALL
☆ Album Artist: Alstroemeria Records
★ Vocals and lyrics: ayame
★ Arrangement: Masayoshi Minoshima
☆ Original Title: Lunate Elf (ルーネイトエルフ)
★ Website: http://alst.net/


いつでも私の少し先を歩く
まるで守られてるそれが嬉しくて

itsu demo watashi no sukoshi saki o aruku
maru de mamorareteru sore ga ureshikute

You always walk just a little bit ahead of me
It’s as if I’m being protected, which makes me happy

並べない悔しいそんなことばかり
言うといつも君は優しく笑った

narabenai kuyashii sonna koto bakari
iu to itsu mo kimi wa yasashiku waratta

After talking about not being able to be next to you
and being frustrated, you always smiled kindly

巡り来る春の桜舞うように香る桜
曲がり角会えたらいいな
もう一度会えたらいいな

meguri kuru haru no sakura mau you ni kaoru sakura
magarikado aetara ii na
mou ichido aetara ii na

The sakura come around with spring, the sweet smelling sakura flutter
I wish I could see you just around the corner
I wish I could see you just one more time

少しだけ変われたかな
前よりも変われたかな
いつまでも不器用で笑って誤魔化して

sukoshi dake kawareta kana
mae yori mo kawareta kana
itsu made mo bukiyou de waratte gomakashite

I wonder if I was able to change a little
If I was able to change even more than I did before
but I’ll always be awkward, smiling and making up excuses

晴れた日の甘い匂い 少し目眩がする
それはとても懐かしくて
曇りの日はきっと モヤモヤしちゃうから
好きなことだけをしよう
雨の日の憂鬱時に心地良くて
君のことを考えてる
答えは多分そう 一つじゃないはずさ
風を超えてくその向こう

hareta hi no amai nioi sukoshi memai ga suru
sore wa totemo natsukashikute
kumori no hi wa kitto moyamoya shichau kara
suki na koto dake o shiyou
ame no hi no yuuutsu toki ni kokochi yokute
kimi no koto o kangaeteru
kotae wa tabun sou hitotsu janai hazu sa
kaze o koete ku sono mukou

On sweet smelling sunny days, I feel a little dizzy
It really brings me back to the good old days
On cloudy days, I’m sure we’ll feel a little down
so let’s just do things that we like
On rainy days, the gloominess sometimes feels comfy
I’ll be thinking of you
There should probably be, you guessed it, more than one answer
Overcome the wind and go beyond

冷めたコーヒーが好きだと語る君
惹かれていたのずっと背伸びするぐらいに

sameta koohii ga suki da to kataru kimi
hikareteita no zutto senobi suru gurai ni

I was drawn to you when you talked about how you liked cold coffee
To the point where I’m always trying to make myself look better

巡り来る春の桜舞うように香る桜
曲がり角会えたらいいな
もう一度会えたらいいな

meguri kuru haru no sakura mau you ni kaoru sakura
magarikado aetara ii na
mou ichido aetara ii na

The sakura come around with spring, the sweet smelling sakura flutter
I wish I could see you just around the corner
I wish I could see you just one more time

少しだけ変われたかな
前よりも変われたかな
いつまでも不器用で笑って誤魔化して

sukoshi dake kawareta kana
mae yori mo kawareta kana
itsu made mo bukiyou de waratte gomakashite

I wonder if I was able to change a little
If I was able to change even more than I did before
but I’ll always be awkward, smiling and making up excuses

晴れた日の甘い匂い 少し目眩がする
それはとても懐かしくて
曇りの日はきっと モヤモヤしちゃうから
好きなことだけをしよう
雨の日の憂鬱時に心地良くて
君のことを考えてる
答えは多分そう 一つじゃないはずさ
風を超えてくその向こう

hareta hi no amai nioi sukoshi memai ga suru
sore wa totemo natsukashikute
kumori no hi wa kitto moyamoya shichau kara
suki na koto dake o shiyou
ame no hi no yuuutsu toki ni kokochi yokute
kimi no koto o kangaeteru
kotae wa tabun sou hitotsu janai hazu sa
kaze o koete ku sono mukou

On sweet smelling sunny days, I feel a little dizzy
It really brings me back to the good old days
On cloudy days, I’m sure we’ll feel a little down
so let’s just do things that we like
On rainy days, the gloominess sometimes feels comfy
I’ll be thinking of you
There should probably be, you guessed it, more than one answer
Overcome the wind and go beyond

Pleasant Place

Very good. While I liked Don’t Lose from Ignition Dancehall because it was a change in style from Ice Break and Unchain Pendulum, I didn’t like the lyrics. These lyrics are a lot better, I think, bringing her back to her rightful place as QUEEN OF ALST.

☆ Title: Pleasant Place
★ Album: STRUCTURED DANCEHALL
☆ Album Artist: Alstroemeria Records
★ Vocals: nomico
☆ Lyrics: Mei Ayakura (綾倉盟)
★ Arrangement: Masayoshi Minoshima
☆ Original Title: Soul’s Resting Place (魂の安らむ所)
★ Website: http://alst.net/

息を止めて 鼓動だけ感じてた
まぶた閉じて 温度だけ感じてた
縛られてた 動けない そんな日々
進めない もどかしさだけ

iki o tomete kodou dake kanjiteta
mabuta tojite ondo dake kanjiteta
shibarareteta ugokenai sonna hibi
susumenai modokashisa dake

I held my breath and just felt my pulse
I closed my eyes and just felt the heat
I was bound and couldn’t move, such were those days
Filled with frustration, unable to move forward

変われない 言い訳で
変わりたい 本心は
愛せない 意気地なし
愛したい 誰よりも

kawarenai iiwake de
kawaritai honshin wa
aisenai ikujinashi
aishitai dare yori mo

My excuses stop me from changing
but I do want to change deep inside
I’m too much of a coward to love
but I want to love more than anyone else

陽だまりから 届けたい
点と点が今 結ばれていくよ 優しさで
弾む 踊る 妖精のように
温もりから 繋げたい
線と線が今 行く先を示す 道しるべ
ここが 君の 笑顔が生まれる場所

hidamari kara todoketai
ten to ten ga ima musubarete yuku yo yasashisa de
hazumu odoru yousei no you ni
nukumori kara tsunagetai
sen to sen ga ima yukusaki o shimesu michishirube
koko ga kimi no egao ga umareru basho

Everywhere I want to reach out from this sunny spot to
is now getting connected, dot to dot, out of kindness
Bouncing and dancing like a fairy
Each line I want to connect from this warmth
now acts as a guide to show the way forward
This is the place where your smile will born

時間だけが 過ぎるのを感じてた
だけどなぜか 確かさを感じてた

jikan dake ga sugiru no o kanjiteta
dakedo naze ka tashikasa o kanjiteta

I only felt the time pass by
But for some reason I felt some kind of certainty

掴めない 君の手を
掴みたい その視線
伝えない この言葉
伝えたい 安らぎを

tsukamenai kimi no te o
tsukamitai sono shisen
tsutaenai kono kotoba
tsutaetai yasuragi o

I can’t hold your hand
but I want to grab your gaze
I can’t convey what I want to say
but I want to convey how pleasant this is

陽だまりから 届けたい
点と点が今 結ばれていくよ 優しさで
弾む 踊る 妖精のように
温もりから 繋げたい
線と線が今 行く先を示す 道しるべ
ここが 君の 笑顔が生まれる場所

hidamari kara todoketai
ten to ten ga ima musubarete yuku yo yasashisa de
hazumu odoru yousei no you ni
nukumori kara tsunagetai
sen to sen ga ima yukusaki o shimesu michishirube
koko ga kimi no egao ga umareru basho

Everywhere I want to reach out to from this sunny spot
is now getting connected, dot to dot, out of kindness
Bouncing and dancing like a fairy
Each line I want to connect from this warmth
now acts as a guide to show the way forward
This is the place where your smile will born

The Amen University Experience (Year 1)

Howdy, Amen here. This is going to be a long post, so you better get drinks and snacks. As a lot of you might know, I’m a university student majoring in physics and minoring in math. University has been a lot of fun, so I decided to try writing about it. If you, the reader, haven’t gone to university or college yet and are planning to, let me tell you, it’s not as bad as everyone says. Now, that doesn’t mean it’ll be easy. It’s certainly more difficult than high school, but there’s no reason you should fail as long as you put some amount of effort in. Show up to class as often as you can, do your homework, look at and understand the correct answers afterwards, review a little before tests, and you’ll be fine. I expect most people reading this to be in post-secondary or finished themselves though. Most of what I want to talk about is in my second and third years, but I plan on releasing those separate posts later on.

Thanks to what everyone says, I myself thought university would be some sort of hellish experience before I went, picturing studying day and night endlessly and all that. In high school, there was a popular saying about the future course load: “For every hour of class, you’ll have to put in three hours of studying at home.” Now, consider that usually you’ll have three classes that are an hour long each per day, and that’s about 12 hours of work right there each day. That’s insane. A staff member of the high school once told me that directly. “It can’t be that bad as long as you do your homework,” I questioned her. She looked at me like I was doomed. Lots of people also tell horror stories about calculus. Even my dad. I didn’t like math much myself at the time either, so I wasn’t particularly hopeful about it. My English teacher (who had a master’s degree) had also told of how insane English professors are. At my university, two English courses are required for everyone, so there was no escaping that. It’s not hard to imagine how everything can make university seem like a daunting experience, just as how many middle schoolers picture high school to be something fearful. So during the summer after I graduated high school, with despair at my side, I often listened to Cytokine’s “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here” while imagining the trials to come.

Soon enough, it finally began. I had moved into my dorm room. It wasn’t the best room. Pretty small, with only three shelves. The bed was also barely big enough for me, and I’m not a big guy (for you) either. You could easily tell the age of the place by looking at the scratches on the floor and walls, or the graffiti under the mattress where people who previously lived in the room over the years had signed their names. I had a roommate, but not a roommate in the traditional sense. Each dorm room had two inner rooms, and only the bathrooms were shared. It felt good to be living on my own. At least, it did for me. A lot of new people apparently were very unhappy to have to leave their homes and be separated from parents. Some could barely handle it. I remember one person killed themself during the first month I got there. Well, the email we got informing us of the death didn’t state the cause, but when they don’t, you know it’s gotta be suicide. Anyway, as I said, I thought living alone was pretty fun. You become your own person. I was making toast soon after getting there when it hit me: “If I don’t eat this, I’ll die.” It was all up to me now to keep myself alive. Pretty cool. My roommate was a real normie though. He was popular at his high school, had a girlfriend, was on the sports team, all that. Things changed for him quickly though. With the new physical distance between him and his girlfriend, they grew emotionally distant, and argued on the phone frequently. The walls were real thin, so it was easy to hear everything on the other side whether you wanted to or not. They soon broke up. Also, he used mad amounts of toilet paper. I walked in on an unflushed toilet once and discovered that he didn’t fold the paper. He just balled it up. What a mess. On the other side of the wall, there was a gay guy whose voice irritated my ears. Maybe it was just the way he spoke. It always sounded like he had his nose plugged. Very nasal speaking. I didn’t know he was gay at the time, though. Sure, he had the voice, but hey, he could just be a straight guy that just happens to speak like that. I only learned otherwise when I heard him on the other side of the wall getting it on with the residence advisor. It’s at times like those that I wish I was a fujoshi. Not to mention, every night at 10 or 11 pm, he called his mom. That was usually when I went to bed at the time, so it was pretty annoying, but I’m getting sidetracked now. This is supposed to be a story about how university was for me, not the people around me.

I drank a decent amount of pop too

This is kind of what the rooms looked like

Let me tell you, I’ve never really lived in a city until I came to university. It was always lame suburbs for me, which I think are a mistake. You don’t have anything nearby like you do in the city, and you don’t have the space and privacy of the country. It’s the perfect balance of all the negatives and none of the positives. So, always living in suburbs, I never knew the joys of the outside world. But I gotta say, when I moved to university things turned around. The city was nice. A true college town. Most things were within walking distance. Whenever there was a cool looking movie, I could walk down. One notable movie I saw was Interstellar. A stellar movie, in my opinion. Haha. I also quickly developed a habit of eating burgers weekly at the local A&W, and let me tell you, those were the best burgers I’ve ever had. I tried McDonald’s again later to compare and they were so bad. The buns tasted like those cheap brown paper bags. I regretted even buying them. Really bad. Of course, I also had to buy my own groceries at this point, which was just across the street from the A&W, so I could go, get burgs, get groceries, and walk back. Pretty convenient. At some point, I also got very into Delissio’s rising crust pepperoni pizza. To this day, I still have it every week. Not too long before getting to university, I had watched the anime “Ping Pong,” so I was now a big fan of the sport despite having never played it before. Luckily, there was a table at the student lounge, so I got my game on and played some. There, I met a guy who, in high school, used to be on a sports team like rugby or something, but he and the team were caught underage drinking on school grounds and banned from playing sports. It was really easy for him to get booze too, since he lived near Quebec, where the legal age is only 18 instead of 19 like the rest of the country. Luckily for him, though, his school didn’t consider ping pong a sport, so he joined and got good. Real good. Once, an African exchange student ping pong pro came, and they had a battle of epic proportions. The ball was flying back and forth so fast that they had to stand back far from the table, and their movement was high paced. Later in the semester, I saw him at a game of Jeopardy, where people could go to represent their dorm floors in a chance to win their floor a pizza party. Each team would have their members go up in rotation, so although I went, and honestly didn’t help at all, thanks to me just being there, the person on our team who knew it all lucked out and got all the big point daily double questions. Like I said, whoever answered each question on a team went by rotation, so had I been gone, things would have been off just the slightest bit and he would not have gotten the good questions and we would have lost. That’s what you call chaos theory.

 

Ping pong

For the first few weeks or so, I lent my ethernet cable to my roommate, since he had nothing to connect to the internet with, while I had a wireless adaptor. I used that for a bit, and the speeds were really slow and sometimes I ended up disconnecting, so I asked for my cord back, and oh boy, was it fast. I think I got up to an effective speed of 10 megabytes per second, which, when you live in Canada and are used to third world country tier internet, is amazing. I was very paranoid about acquiring anime though. Were they watching me? What if I was booted out for it? Etc. That quickly left my mind, but soon, the internet speed limit also lowered to effectively 1 megabyte per second, sadly. I wonder why. Was I taking up too much bandwidth and caused a limit to be enforced, or did people just start using the internet a lot more? It remained that speed for a good couple years. Anyway, I think that mostly sums it up for my daily life.

Halloween Spooks

I guess I know where to run if I hear the sirens go off

Move aside, Kirk. Captain Amen’s here.

This was on the wall next to a professor’s office. Don’t ask me.

Enough pictures. It’s time for the meat and potatoes of university: the classes. That first semester, I had intro to English, intro physics, general chemistry, algebra and trigonometry, and astrophysics and stellar astronomy. English focused mainly on a handful of short stories, a single long story, plus a movie. The movie was good. Into the Wild, I think it was. I brought popcorn with me and ate it in class while watching. What wasn’t good though was the short story portion of the class. We had to memorize all the titles and their authors for when we wrote essays on them during the final exam. It was very unfun. That said, I did get one great thing out of that English class: Grammar lessons. For the first time, I learned what a sentence was. Now, after learning about them, I generally try to avoid comma splices and run-on sentences. That said, comma splices are hard to avoid in lyric translations (I hate using periods in them), so I’m a bit more relaxed about it there. The professor was pretty alright, though I found it a bit strange that he took attendance. As long as you repeated what he thought, you did alright, so I ended up getting 76 in that class, which was a lot lower than my English mark in high school, but thankfully, that was my lowest mark that semester. It became a common theme for me to get just below an A (which is an 80 or above at my university) in all writing courses. Something which only started to change in my 2nd year, perhaps due to taking easier courses or due to sheer luck.

I had generally enjoyed chemistry until I took the class in university. It was a lot more heavy on memorization than in high school, which helped kill any joy I had for it. We had to know so much about the elements on the periodic table and memorize all the complex molecules and details about them. The actual problems weren’t bad at all, but that memorization man. Talk about artificial difficulty. That was part of what drove me to physics. We had a mix of online homework and textbook questions to do, plus a three hour lab each week. Strangely, each online assignment I always got close to 100% since we got multiple tries, while for the textbook questions I only scored 80%. Every time. That homework took a long time to complete, though it was nothing compared to what I would experience in my coming years. I ended up making a playlist titled “chemistry dancehall” which was just basically a mix of everything from Alst’s dancehalls. I remember the first test we had though. That was a nightmare. I couldn’t even finish it, and I think it was my first university exam ever. After the time limit ended, I was in shock, like “I can’t believe that just happened,” went straight to my room, and went to sleep. I was fine after waking up, but I swore never to take chemistry again. Somehow, I got a decent mark on the test though, just above 80%, so it all worked out. The professor was really boring though. She thought the term “magic numbers” for nuclei was dumb, which I thought was pretty cool. The labs were also horrendous. Somehow, I got the best mark in titration though, and the lab instructors were very impressed. I do still love the labcoat I had to buy for it too. Very fashionable. With each lab being three hours, you couldn’t help but be paranoid like “If I mess something up now, there’s no going back. I’m done for.” You also had to pass the lab portion to pass the course, but in the end, I didn’t do too bad and passed the course miraculously with an 83.

The physics class was the most fun of them all. The professor always cracked jokes, and picked on chemistry a lot. Once, he even recommended a manga that taught special relativity. I already couldn’t believe that much, but then he opened it to a random page and out of his mouth came the words “Oh, risqué.” The absolute madman. Don’t tell me there was actually fanservice in there and he was looking at it in the middle of class and recommending it.

The homework wasn’t even homework, since all the answers were online, but all he wanted it to be for was to help keep physics in your mind a bit anyway. You can already guess that this wasn’t a real physics class, and you would be right. It was all conceptual physics. That is, no math. It was really easy, though I only ended up getting an 82 despite that. Maybe it was also because of the labs. Yes, we also had a three hour lab every week for that too. Astronomy, on the other physics hand, was even more fun though. The course really required textbook reading, which wasn’t too fun, but it was still an interesting class, and our university has a really large telescope, so we got to use that a bit and even take pictures. This was the same professor as the intro physics class too, which made things even better. There was one guy in the class that I don’t think I’ll ever forget though. I call him Stardad, because, well, he was a dad, and he loved the stars. Had his own small telescope at home. He was a pretty cool guy, but sadly, I never saw him again after that semester, probably due to math, which I shared with him. He had a lot of trouble with it, and I still regret not offering to help him, because he was really rusty after years and years of not touching any. I’m sure he did great in astronomy though, and even I got an 87 in that class, which was a bit unexpected, but the most unexpected mark that semester was yet to come.

Math. Algebra and trigonometry. I hated it. I never did like math much. “Who put the fun in function?” I tweeted. It always seemed to be full of contradictions, but the thing is, I was just taught badly. High school math did me no favours, and this class cleared all my misconceptions, such as the infamous freshman’s dream, which is that (a+b)^n = a^n + b^n. We had main lectures, then a lab every week. The lab would rotate weekly between relearning concepts we should know, such as factoring, and reviewing and practicing stuff covered in the class. The main lab instructor, who is also the local cosmologist at the university, was a really funny guy in an asshole kind of way. During the very first lab, we had a skills test so that he could see what we already knew and what we didn’t. The next week, after he looked over our results, he gave us the news: “You’re all retarded.” Yes, that’s exactly what he said. I thought it was hilarious, but I hear that some people couldn’t take his sass and he made a girl cry once. There were a lot of people taking the class. I think it may have been the largest class I took at university. There were about 150 people taking it, I think. The professor wasn’t amazing, though I do give him points for his memes. Yes, memes. He was a big memer. The class was structured really well too. I don’t think I would have done so well without mathlords on twitter to help, but in the end, I learned a lot, and even scored 93. I really thought it was a mistake. Could it have been that… I was actually good at math?

And then the first semester was over in the blink of an eye. Next up, I had the infamous calculus 1, intro to English 2, intro physics 2, folklore, and linear algebra. Winter had begun, and I got a new roommate.

The new roommate was a lot quieter than the previous, which was nice. He also gave me some star wars glasses, for some reason. Not eyeglasses, but drinking glasses. I didn’t really get to know much about him, but whatever. He was alright. At least he didn’t play music and sing to it loudly while in the shower, like my old roommate.

All that you’ve read up until this point has been what I wrote after finishing my second year. I am now continuing this after finishing my third, so I may not remember things as clearly, but let’s see.

In my new English class, we had the same professor as before. This time, we were focusing on poetry, which I thought would be really helpful to translation since I would learn to analyze poems, a skill which I could use for lyrics, but that wasn’t really true. I didn’t learn anything. I really don’t like English classes. Got a B in that one too.

Intro to physics 2 was more of the same. This time, we were learning about waves and electromagnetism, with a little bit of modern physics. We had more jokes and demonstrations for the professor, which was still fun. A ball almost hit me while he was throwing things around once during a demonstration. That sure kept me awake. But yeah, easy A for the most part.

Folklore though, that was a mistake. One of the most boring classes I’ve ever taken. Of course, I ended up getting only a B in that course, since it was a writing course. I took it hoping to learn about interesting stories and legends, but it turned out to be more about how folklore research is conducted, festivals and traditions (western ones which were so boring that I could not care less about them), and even children’s games like eenie meenie miney moe. I have no idea if I spelled that right, but I’m sure you know what I mean. We also had to analyze commercials for certain tropes, and look at clothes. Honestly, I can not convey how different it was from what I expected. The only good part of the class was when we actually did look at creation stories from various religions and compared them.

Linear algebra 2 was extremely painful. My mind had not fully adapted to thinking geometrically yet, so I did not have a good time finding distances between lines or the closest points on two lines or shortest distance from a point to a line to a plane or anything like that. Projections were also not very fun. I think I would do a lot better in the course now, but it’s too late for that. Gaussian elimination for matrices was pretty easy, though it was extremely tedious for big ones. We got some nightmarish questions on assignments too. During the final exam, I was so exhausted that I started hallucinating while finding determinants and solving huge systems of equations. I did well in the end though and barely got an A. Phew.

Here’s a linear algebra assignment question for you.

Calculus 1 (differential calculus) was where I think I started to like math and accept the fact that I was good at it. It just went over so well. I never really had any problems, it wasn’t bad at all like anyone said it would be. The worst part was optimization, but even that, looking at it now, is pretty simple. What gets most people is the chain rule, but I finished the course with a great mark without any problems. At least, that’s how I remember it now, and I grew what I like to call the eye of differentiation. The ability to instantly see how any function is composed and how to differentiate it. There were only 60 or so people in this class. Compare that to the number of people taking precalculus and you can see that a large number of people either failed or just decided to never take math again.

In order to graduate on time, I had to finish calculus 2 (integral calculus) in the spring. Because it was in the spring, the class was really small at 13 or so people. The course lasted about a month. We had three classes a week, each a little under 3 hours long. But, it was the only class I was taking, so I had no problems and mostly managed to chill the whole time. Again, I never really had any problems, though some people said that integral calculus is the wall that stops a lot of people. Somehow, I got an even higher mark in this than calculus 1, and developed the eye of integration, however after finishing the course and not using integration or differentiation again for an extended period of time, I soon went blind again for the most part.

For that spring semester, I had to move into the newer rooms, which was a plus. There was more space, the beds were bigger, and there were more shelves. It also looked nicer in general and the walls were thick enough that you couldn’t hear everyone and everything around you. My roommate during this time was an African exchange student who was a grad student for environmental science. I don’t know if he showered with his shoes on, but every time I looked in the shower, it was full of dirt. He also had rotten meat in the freezer. Not a very clean person. He wasn’t a bad guy though. Just not clean.

That about sums it up for my first year of university. It turned out to not be so bad, but then again, that was only my first year. In my second year, there were more difficult challenges to come, and my third year… Well, things really got out of control. But I’ll write about that later. You can especially look forward to it if you’re a fan of physics, because that’s when I basically begin taking real physics courses.

Anyway, this is my first time writing something like this. I’m not very experienced in writing prose but I hope you enjoyed reading it!

Artificial Night Glider

Not one of the better songs of the album, but still pretty good, with solid lyrics.

★ Title: ARTIFICIAL NIGHT GLIDER
☆ Album: 46 ChordeR
★ Album Artist: ZYTOKINE
☆ Vocals: cold kiss (Nana Takahashi (高橋 菜々))
★ Arrangement and lyrics: Linjin (隣人)
☆ Original Title: Oriental Dark Flight (オリエンタルダークフライト)
★ Website: http://zytokine-web.com/


僕らは 同じような夜を何度も
彷徨い続けてどれくらい

bokura wa onaji you na yoru o nando mo
samayoi tsudzukete dore kurai

How long has it been since we continued to wander
through these nights that seem the same

何度だって 間違えても 負けないさ
この翼で 静かに夜を 超えるさ

nando datte machigaetemo makenai sa
kono tsubasa de shizuka ni yoru o koeru sa

No matter how many mistakes I make, I won’t give up
I’ll get through this night quietly with my wings

空虚な夜を 独り超えて 痛みの丘を 飛び越えて
無機質で 冷たい夜空を 滑り落ちてゆくけど
いくつの夜を 飛び越えたら 僕ら自由になれるんだろう
飛び込む勇気も 今は遠すぎる思い出

kuukyo na yoru o hitori koete itami no oka o tobi koete
mukishitsu de tsumetai yozora o suberi ochite yuku kedo
ikutsu no yoru o tobi koetara bokrua jiyuu ni nareru n darou
tobi komu yuuki mo ima wa too sugiru omoide

I pass through the empty night alone and fly over the hills of pain
though I glide through the cold, lifeless night sky
I wonder if we’ll be able to be free if we fly through enough nights
The courage to dive in is now just a memory that’s grown too far

この夜をすり抜けて歌う
どこか懐かしいメロディー
哀しいほど 心 貫いて
だけど 立ち向かう勇気をくれる

kono yoru o suri nukete utau
doko ka natsukashii merodii
kanashii hodo kokoro tsuranuite
dakedo tachi mukau yuuki o kureru

I’ll slip through this night and sing
The somewhat nostalgic melody
pierces my heart to a sad extent
but it gives me the courage to rise up

いつかは 同じような夜をどこかで
懐かしむ時が来るのかな

itsu ka wa onaji you na yoru o doko ka de
natsukashimu toki ga kuru no kana

I wonder if the time will come when I miss
these nights that seem the same

何度だって つまづいても 泣かないさ
この翼で 確かに夜を 超えるさ

nando datte tsumadzuitemo nakanai sa
kono tsubasa de tashika ni yoru o koeru sa

No matter how many times I trip up, I won’t cry
I’m sure I’ll get through this night with my wings

歪んだ夜を 独り超えて 絶望の谷を 飛び越えて
透明に 汚れた夜空を 滑り落ちてゆくけど
どんなに夜を 塗り替えても 何度もまた迷うんだろう
飛び込む勇気も 今はもう置き去りのまま

hizunda yoru o hitori koete zetsubou no tani o tobi koete
toumei ni yogoreta yozora o suberi ochite yuku kedo
donna ni yoru o nuri kaetemo nando mo mata mayou n darou
tobi komu yuuki mo ima wa mou okizari no mama

I pass through the twisted night alone and fly over the valleys of despair
though I glide through the clear polluted night sky
No matter how much we repaint the night, I have little doubt we’ll keep getting lost
The courage to dive in now remains left behind

この夜に淋しげに響く
どこか新しいメロディー
光よりも速く 追い抜いて
独り 飛びたつ 勇気に変わる

kono yoru ni samishige ni hibiku
doko ka atarashii merodii
hikari yori mo hayaku oi nuite
hitori tobi datsu yuuki ni kawaru

Ringing throughout the night with a tinge of loneliness
a somewhat new melody
overtakes the speed of light
and turns into the courage to take flight all alone

何度だって 傷ついても 負けないさ
この翼で 未来の夜へ 向かうさ

nando datte kizutsuitemo makenai sa
kono tsubasa de mirai no yoru e mukau sa

No matter how many times I get hurt, I won’t give up
I’ll face future nights with my wings

空虚な夜を 独り超えて 痛みの丘を 飛び越えて
無機質で 冷たい夜空を 滑り落ちてゆくけど
いくつの夜を 飛び越えたら 僕ら自由になれるんだろう
飛び込む勇気も 今は遠すぎる思い出

kuukyo na yoru o hitori koete itami no oka o tobi koete
mukishitsu de tsumetai yozora o suberi ochite yuku kedo
ikutsu no yoru o tobi koetara bokrua jiyuu ni nareru n darou
tobi komu yuuki mo ima wa too sugiru omoide

I pass through the empty night alone and fly over the hills of pain
though I glide through the cold, lifeless night sky
I wonder if we’ll be able to be free if we fly through enough nights
The courage to dive in is now just a memory that’s grown too far

この夜をすり抜けて歌う
どこか懐かしいメロディー
哀しいほど 心 貫いて
だけど 立ち向かう勇気をくれる

kono yoru o suri nukete utau
doko ka natsukashii merodii
kanashii hodo kokoro tsuranuite
dakedo tachi mukau yuuki o kureru

I’ll slip through this night and sing
The somewhat nostalgic melody
pierces my heart to a sad extent
but it gives me the courage to rise up