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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Good Morning America - Shinzou Egutte (english translation)

You can really tell that they used to be an emo band sometimes.

心臓抉って / Gouging Out My Heart*

Music and Lyrics: Shingo Kanehiro

Today again,
I’m searching
Searching for the place where I belong

I still want to be needed by someone, but
No matter how many times I change*, it’s affecting me
The wind in this city is gouging out my heart

It’s gouging out my heart
Blowing through me
I’ve even started to get used to the feeling
It’s gouging out my heart
The world that I’ve projected my heart out into
Has left me feeling even more alone

Even the crows digging through the trash that have divided up this city seem to be saying,
“I wish people like you’d just die and become food for me”
Their mocking gaze is gouging out my heart

It’s gouging out my heart
Piercing through me
I’ve even started to get used to the feeling
If it’s going to gouge out my heart,
Then hey, at least show me what it’s like to feel love in my heart for once***

Everyone is experiencing the same thing
Swinging back and forth from despair to hope
Even though I know that it’s just a kind of paper mache****,
Somehow I end up forgetting
It’s so close that I can’t see it,
But today as well, I’m living because of someone else’s support

It’s gouging out my heart

It’s gouging out my heart
This common love wets my cheek and changes into tears
If it’s going to gouge out my heart,
Then hey, show me what it’s like to feel love in my heart again and again

*It looks like you can read “egutte” literally as “gouge/hollow/dig out” or figuratively as “to cause emotional pain”, but I like “gouging out my heart” because it sounds extra dramatic - plus there’s a more painful connotation than digging. Doesn’t sound as good if you say “This city hurts my heart”.
**He just says “change”, I’m not sure if he means no matter how he changes himself or if he means changing partners, like no matter how many people he tries to get close to it doesn’t work out
***Not sure about this line
****Not sure if I’m reading this wrong, but maybe recovering from the bad emotions is like paper mache-ing over them?

心臓抉って / Shinzou Egutte

Kyou mo mata
Boku no tame no ibasho o

Dareka ni tada
Hitsuyou to saretai kedo
Kae wa ikura demo
Kono machi no kaze ga boku no
Shinzou egutte

Shinzou egutte
Fukinukete itta
Konna kimochi ni mo
Mou narete shimatta
Shinzou egutte
Kokoro touei shita sekai wa
Sara ni boku o kodoku ni saseru

Kono machi o shikitteru
GOMIasari no karasu no
“Omae nante shinde ejiki ni natte
Shimatta hou ga MASHI” tte
Baka ni shite iru
Shisen ga boku no
Shinzou egutte

Shinzou egutte
Tsukinukete itta
Konna kimochi ni mo
Mou narete shimatta
Shinzou egutte
Iku n dattara ikkai wa
Ai o kono mune ni
Nee tsutaete kure

Daremo ga ajiwatteru
Zetsubou to kibou de ikki-ichiyuu shiteru
Konna no wa haribote to
Wakatte iru no ni
Nande wasure-chimau n da
Chika-sugite mienai dake de
Kyou mo tashika ni
Dareka no
Sasae de ikiteru

Shinzou egutte

Shinzou egutte arifureta ai ga
Hou o nurashita
Namida ni kawatta
Shinzou egutte
Iku n dattara nan-kai mo
Ai o kono mune ni
Nee tsutaete kure


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Twitter Translations

This is a general post for translations of tweets that I find interesting for whatever reason.


HIROSUKE: Drawn by Hirosuke Nishiyama. Cat towels and cat handkerchiefs.
Takeshi Ueda (AA=): Cute.
HIROSUKE: Ahaha~! If you use one of these to wipe off sweat during one of your shows big bro* I'm going to laugh.

^*HIROSUKE refers to him as "Nii-san"

Takeshi Ueda (AA=): Thank you for yesterday! Thanks to the BALZAC team, I always feel like Osaka is my home (lol). Thanks! BALZAC!
HIROSUKE: Osaka is your home! And since it is, from now on please call kitsune udon "ketsune udon"!
Takeshi: I have a sneaking suspicion that the only person who calls it "ketsune udon" is HIROSUKE...

Takeshi Ueda (AA=): This is the BALZAC parka that I'm wearing in the "M SPECIES" video. A person that "M SPECIES" was really important to, HIROSUKE, made this parka especially for the music video.
HIROSUKE: I'm honoured that you wore it!


Ikepy: Bad! Bad! Steroids are bad! Definitely.


Akihiro Namba: Iya, Ken-kun* was shining!! !!
Ken Band is the best ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
Today was fun 〜☆彡
Everyone, really, thank you,,
Let's have fun tomorrow too!!!!!

Namba: I instantly understood after seeing Ken-kun's facial expressions why he was appearing on Music Station. Every second was thrilling. It was effortless, but I couldn't take my eyes off him. I was overflowing with feelings after seeing his performance. He instantly communicated his message to the entire country. I wonder if there are any other artists like that around. Ken-kun is a genius.

^*He's talking about Ken Yokoyama in both of these


IRON-CHINO: Even in a group full of kind members like IRON ATTACK!, these three (Yuuma, Sakathan and Kira) are especially good people. The gap between their looks and personality is amazing.


Kuga Shingo: Somehow I can see a pole being behind you in this one. Pole dancer ♫
Shindo Wataru: To be honest, I kind of want to try taking lessons.
Kuga: Yeah, well I think you should do it if you want to.

Fukusuke. (ADAPTER.): I received Wataru-kun's ass calendar.

Wataru: I've gotten a lot of questions about the calendar, but if I have the chance I think I'd like to do it again.

Kuga: August 1st
"Gender Free" at Chelsea Hotel
We did it...*
Because of Wataru, we did it again
It was totally embarrassing
Embarrassing, totally embarrassing
But it can't be helped...

^*Gender Free is a series of events LIPHLICH hold where they crossdress. Kuga is not a fan of dressing like a girl. (Also, his drag name is "Christina" ;) )

Kuga: August 2nd
The second day of "Gender Free" at Chelsea Hotel
This awkward second day is over...Aa, Wataru-kun, happy birthday!*
I love you & xxxx you ❤︎
I guess all's well that ends well

Maruyama: Kuga-san, happy birthday.
Both as a person and as a musician, he’s someone I totally respect.
Today I’m going to load up all my usual gratitude to Kuga-san into the sound of my drumming so it’ll reach him.

Maruyama: Takadanobaba AREA, good job!!
Today was Kuga-san’s birthday, so I pounded the drums with all my strength!
Once again, Kuga-san, happy birthday.
I love you! (=゚ω゚)

Kuga: I think it's unbelievable.
I'm stunned myself.
It's annoying. Sad. Regrettable.
I wanted to continue LIPHLICH with the four of us.
Maru-chan, Maruyama Eiki is withdrawing from the band and disappearing from in front of you.
But LIPHLICH isn't going to stop.
Me and Takayuki Arai and Wataru Shindo will continue as LIPHLICH.

Wataru: Everyone.
Following today LIPHLICH's drummer Maruyama Eiki will withdraw from the band.
How things turned out like this, I can't really explain it either.
I thought it would always be the four of us.
I tried to convince him to stay all the way up to yesterday, but...
It didn't get through.
I hope you'll remember the scene from that day.
I won't let LIPHLICH's fire burn out.

Arai: [Announcement that our drummer Eiki Maruyama is leaving]
It's so frustrating.
Incredibly frustrating.
But, the three of us are still on the path to our dream, and we're going to find a new dream and keep advancing steadily. Because moving forward is all we know how to do.
I hope you'll keep supporting us from now on as well.


Aki: My newly-formed band World's End Super Nova is recruiting members.
Now we're especially interested in finding someone to fill the bass&chorus and guitar&chorus roles.
We don't really care about age or gender.
If you're interested, please reply or direct message me.
I look forward to working with you.

Aki's Profile: I'm Aki, the vocalist and guitarist of World's End Super Nova. We're currently recruiting every part except for male vocals and drums. I live with a rabbit named Hamachi. I like drawing pictures. World's End Super Nova is not ready to go yet. NOA is currently on an indefinite hiatus.

Pocky: Hell is over. Not being in a band for about four months was hell, and on May 5th at the Beginning of Hell (or "Jigoku no Hajimari"?) live, that hell ended. That's good, isn't it? The support guitarist was Kenshi-kun (ex.minor ear). Thank you. First of all, I'm going to change the name.

Pocky: zigoku no hajimari (planning to change the name) has two more lives in May:
the 24th at Shinsaibashi BRONZE and the 28th at Shinsaibashi Hokage.
The band still isn't quite complete yet, but that makes it kind of interesting now.
Please come see us.

Pocky: I said it at the live today as well, but we've decided on the band name.
We're called "ダナブルー". ("DANABURUU")
Please support us.

Aki: World's End Super Nova will start live activities at Shinsaibashi Hokage on September 16th.
A lot of things happened, and it's a little late, but I think being onstage makes me happier than anything else.
There will be a lot of emotions at this live.
Please support us.

Danablu: [Notice] Around midnight today Danablu will be dropping a Christmas present. The time depends on my job. I think it will be around 1:30 am.

Danablu: [Merry Retweet]
Limited to December 24, 25
We've uploaded a video where you can listen to the full version of our new song "Head light"!!
Since it's supposed to be a Christmas present, when Christmas is over it'll disappear!!
Hurry and watch it!!


KenKen: "I knew this day would come someday.
NAKA*, welcome back.
Let's make music together again someday, okay?
I've been a big fan of your playing since I was in elementary school."

^*Former RIZE guitarist Nakao Yoshihiro, who is playing with Jesse in The BONEZ now.)

KenKen: Aa, Missile Girl Scoot are coming back today? I want to see them. I want to see them so bad I could die. And I want to play a show with them soon!

KenKen: The 13th GG is over!
I was able to meet Naoki-chan, who I just can't help loving, and I'm still hyped up.


NOBUYA: NOBUYA's official vow: Until the "Live Is Beautiful" tour is over, I'm banned from eating ramen. (Talking about ramen in front of me might put you in danger). I'm going to lose 5 kg (right now I'm 69 kg). Let's make smiles bloom at each venue. Looking forward to it.

NOBUYA: The heinous red and black mohawked bassist from the Kyoto band 10-FEET, NAOKI-san, is tormenting me. (crying)*

^*He sent him a picture of ramen

Hiroshi: So Nobu-jii* can exorcise the evil from his body, after tomorrow's live at Namba Hatch it'll be go-od-ni-ght for a while!!
I say that, but Kazuomi is also making lots of new songs, so we'll still be making tons of noise each day!!
Anyway, we'll be back once Nobu-jii gets an indestructible body!!!
That is to say, when he gets back, be careful not to make him angry!!
Don't worry, okay? ♪

^*This is a nickname for NOBUYA, it's kind of like "old man NOBUYA". This tweet is about NOBUYA's vocal cord polyp removal surgery.

NOBUYA: In the middle of photography for something. HIRO* & NOBUYA. Father and son. That's what we look like, isn't it?! (crying)**

**Even NOBUYA is constantly talking about how old he is

Atsushi Yanaka (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra): Yesterday's two-man concert with ROTTENGRAFFTY was a lot of fun. All the best to both bands! The picture is right after NOBUYA's jumping hug (lol)
NOBUYA: Because giving Yanaka-san jumping hugs is a skill only I possess *\(^o^)/*

Atsushi Yanaka (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra): And here's a normal hug.

NOBUYA: The man-filled first day of the So…Start TOUR 2016 at Kyoto MUSE. It was so fun it was disgusting. Smelly and disgusting. It gave us a smelly bond. But HIROSHI after the live was by far the smelliest (overall champion). I want to do it again. Thanks for giving us such a crazy fight. We’re ready for the women tomorrow too. Thanks.

^This is about their boys-only live

Suck a Stew Dry

Shinoyama Kosei: I like being called "cute".

Fuse Tatsuaki: Note: The person doing the twin vocals in Suck a Stew Dry's "Katakana Talk" isn't me, it's Hajio-san.
Fuse: Because you can hear me sing lead vocals in yorunitokeru.

Fuse: There is a band that I play guitar and sing lead vocals in called "yorunitokeru" (explaining for those that don't know)
I get asked "Where can I buy your music?" sometimes by visitors, so I'm just letting you know.
You can get it from here by mail order:

Shinoyama: Now that I've fractured my leg, I keep thinking about how tough this would have been if I lived alone and didn't have friends in the neighborhood.

Fuse: Which reminds me, I forgot to mention it during my self-introduction in the MC. I'm Suck a Stew Dry's guitarist and MC*, Fuse Tatsuaki. Nice to meet you.
^*Fuse makes fun of Shinoyama a lot for not being good at doing the band's MCs, since it's usually the vocalist's responsibility

Hajio Kikuchi: The season where we can wear light sweaters has come! Yes!

Fuse: From Wikipedia: Hajio Kikuchi (Born Jan. 3, 1987 (27 years old)) - guitar, chorus
I don't know who wrote that, but I laughed so hard.
Fuse: Because Hajio-san recently turned 31. He's five years older than me*...Ah, that was funny.

^*Fuse and Hajio entered university in the same year, so people sometimes assume they're the same age.

Shinoyama: This was written in a review of "Jibun Senki": "They lost what made them good in their indie era". But we're still an indie band

Fuse: In my 27th year I'm trying my best to:
-Write a lead track for Suck a Stew Dry
-Get nationwide distribution for yorunitokeru
Everyone, please lend me your support and please treat me well.

Shinoyama: When a good looking guy says he's not attractive, people just laugh it off, but when I say it it seems to really persuade people and it's like they go "Aa... you're right."

Shinoyama: It's interesting that there already seem to be more comments from overseas than usual. Come on, foreigners!

^*He's talking about on Youtube for their new video for GOEMON

Hajio: Competing with good-looking guys goes nowhere, so it's better to just become friends.

^*This was after their drummer posted some handsome-looking pictures of himself in a yukata XD


Kiwamu: Today I was able to see Daisuke-san for just a little bit! It seems like he's having a hard time, but the whole time he was saying that he's going to try hard to fight this illness because he wants to come back to the stage quickly.

Kakeru (Scarlet Valse): I wanted to post this today. Today, I sang a song with THE SOUND BEE HD!
I wonder if this "for DaISUKE" prayer I wrote on my face for the performance reached him?

Yuu: I'll have faith and wait patiently for you. I'll do everything I can to keep THE SOUND BEE HD ready for you to pick up activities immediately when you're ready.

Dada (VELVET EDEN): Everyone is waiting for you, praying for you, so you're not alone Daisuke-san

the telephones

Nobu: Yesterday at Japan Jam! Cute GEN-chan and a cute 30 year-old prince!* #handsome guys

^*Masato Kanai from BIGMAMA

GEN: Today as well, I'm receiving Nobu-san's affection.
Nobu: So cute!

Nobu: I have an announcement!
Nobuaki Okamoto from the telephones has gotten married!!
The details are written on my blog:
^ Ishige: Congrats! Blessings from the bottom of my heart

Ishige: And with this, I'm the only single member of the telephones left~!
Well, it seems like days where I'll be immersing myself in music will be starting up soon.
I felt this way when Ryohei and Seiji-kun got married too, but the fact that my longtime friend, who also happens to be my bandmate, is getting married really makes me happy.


Wata*: Glielmo Ko-ichi from Saneru** gave me this drawing. (I don't need it, lol)
Ko-ichi: Then give it back---!

^*The owner of Trust Records, their label before they went major
**Short for THREE LIGHTS DOWN KINGS (san = 3, eru = L, so "3L")

Ko-ichi: u-ya, NORI, JUNE, thank you for the wonderful time we spent together.
I'm very grateful. So you can shine even more brilliantly in the future, I'll be cheering you on from the bottom of my heart.*

^*They just played their last live with Ko-ichi when this was posted. The other three members have announced that they will continue the band without him.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

blog translation: DAISUKE (THE SOUND BEE HD) - July 27, 2014

July 27, 2014


I'll be unable to attend the combined in-store event* that's being held today because I'm in poor physical condition.

The arrhythmia that came from my heart attack causes problems during times when the weather is too hot or cold.

I'm very sorry.

*The in-store is for the "Starwave Records Vol. 3" omnibus DVD. Most of the singers from the bands on it are attending.

Original Entry:


u-ya's lines in [ ].


Lyrics: Glielmo Ko-ichi
Music: Glielmo Ko-ichi, u-ya

Wasureru koto nai omoi
Ubaou to suru gendai MONSUTAA
Mayou toki datte aru kedo
Owari ja nai desho?
Kono sekai wa

Sugita hibi mo
Nee kami-sama

Kono saki mo kitto
Tsukisasaru you na omoi o zutto wasurenaide hoshii
Nee kono mama zutto
Itadaita kanjou
Hikiyoseta you ni toki o koete yukou ka

Kankei nai akiramete nakereba
Sou yatte sekai wa kawatte iku n dakara
Tsurai toki datte aru kedo
Hitori ja nai desho
Kono sekai wa

Kono saki mo kitto
Tsurakatta toki no namida o zutto wasurenaide hoshii
Kotae wa motto chikaku ni atte
Kizukaseru tame ni
Kimi o matte iru kara


Kono saki mo kitto
Anata o sukuu kotoba o zutto wasurenaide hoshii
Kono mama zutto...


Kono saki mo kitto
Tsukisasaru you na omoi o zutto wasurenaide hoshii
Nee kono mama zutto
Itadaita kanjou
Hikiyoseta you ni toki o koete yukou ka

Kono saki mo kitto
Tsurakatta toki no namida zutto wasurenaide hoshii
Kotae wa motto chikaku ni atte
Kizukaseru tame ni
Kimi o matte iru kara


Friday, 25 July 2014

blog translation: DAISUKE (THE SOUND BEE HD) - July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

Shinigami* and Prince

I'm with Prince Rui from Misaruka.

He's a very straightforward, pure and earnest man.

I really like that about him.  

*"God of death". He calls himself "shinigami" a lot, since his current costume is supposed to look like one.

Original Entry:

Monday, 14 July 2014

HaKU - think about you (romaji only)

think about you

Music and Lyrics: Yuki Tsujimura

Na na...
Akago no gotoku
Sonzai o shoumei suru
Kareru koto o osorezu naku hodo
Anata no tame to donyoku ni nareru
Ittai ato dore kurai anata to ireru?
Akisasenai tame ni wa ato nani shitara ii?
Nani ga dekiru?
Kangae-tsuzukeru koto
Tataenu doryoku de
Sukoshi demo anata o hanasazu ni sumu nara

Na na...
Anata no mimi kara
Hanarenai you ni to
Kochira kara wa ippoutsuukou demo
Anata kawa ni wa takusan no michi
“Ai aru koudou” to SUROOGAN kakage
Sore-ppoku APIIRU shite mita

Kiseki to demo ieyou ka
Nan toori mo aru naka de
Anata wa KOKO o eranda
Keiken shita koto nai mono ga
Koufuku e to kawari
Yume o misaseta

Ittai ato dore kurai anata to ireru?
Akisasenai tame ni wa ato nani shitara ii?

Ittai ato dore kurai anata to ireru?
Akisasenai tame ni wa ato nani shitara ii?
Nani ga dekiru?
DOKIDOKI saseru koto ni
WAKUWAKU shiteru
Tokidoki sore ga adatonari itaime miru

Kono mama nara
Anata wa inaku naru darou
Douse nara
Anata no koto o kangaeta kekka de aritai


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Good Morning America - Sora bakari mite ita (english translation)

空ばかり見ていた / I Was Only Looking at the Sky

Music and Lyrics: Shingo Kanehiro

I’ve only been letting my delusions and imagination grow
This reality irritates me more and more

I’m frustrated now because it’s not the way I’d hoped it would be
I’ve always been living in a state of anxiety

I was only looking at the sky

I’m just seeing delusions and my imagination
But in this space I can escape and I’m not worried anymore

No, it’s wrong
What I need to look at can’t be decorated
Because it’s reality

It can’t be helped
Is this my destiny?
To let my dreams be crushed in the hustle and bustle of this world
To wander through my days without goals
And to carry this destination-less feeling with me

I was only looking at the sky

空ばかり見ていた / Sora bakari mite ita

Mousou souzou bakka
Kono genjitsu ni

Kakkasouyou joutai
Ikiru koto ga
Itsudatte fuan da

Sora bakari mite ita

Mousou souzou bakka
Mite itatte
Tousou SUPEESU ni
Komari wa shinai ga

Naa chigau
Ore ga miru-beki wa
Sonna genjitsu nanda

Sora bakari mite ita

Doushiyou mo nai
Sadame ka
Zattou ni momikesarete
Atedo nai hibi samayoi
Ikiba nai omoi kakaete

Sora bakari mite ita


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Lyu:Lyu - Seeds (romaji only)


Kanjou nante mou kiete shimae kono mama konna ni itai nara
Sou inotta tokoro de sugu ni mata mitsukatte ame wa imada furiyamazu ni

Donna shudan de nagete sutetemo
Zutto ushiro o tsuite kuru n da yo
Anata wa kitto yasashii kara nee
Yurusenai n desho

Umareta asa
Iki o sutte
Douji ni mebaeta chiisa na tane
Me o hiraite
Hikari o mite
Daremo ga shukufuku no uta o kiita
Atama o age
Hajimete sekai to jibun o shitte
Masshiro datta hitomi no naka
Mirai wa nani iro datta n dakke
Ano hi wa

Kanashimi no omosa de ashi wa omoku furuete
Shikai ga kazunde
Ryoute ga ugoku uchi ni taguriyoseta
Kimi no te sukoshi tsumetai ki ga shita

Ningyou ni natte sa
Yuurei ni natte sa
Nanimokamo kanji naku nattara
Anata no te no tsumetasa ni mo tabun kizukanai n darou

Teashi ga nobi
Kotoba o shiri
Douji ni mebaeta kuroi katamari
Wakariaenai to imasara shitte
Kanjou sura yaiba ni shite
Chi o nagasu you ni kizutsukeatte
Makka ni natta karada no mama
Soredemo nobashita te wa zutto sono mama de

Kanjou nante mou kiete shimae kono mama
Konna ni itai nara
Demo kono itami koso ga anata o kanjirareru tada hitotsu shika nai houhou

Umareta toki
Deatta toki
Shinjita toki
Uragirareta toki
Itsudatte soko ni aru yo
Ima mo anata no sugu tonari ni

Teashi ga nobi
Yuuki o shiri
Chiisa na tane wa ookiku natta
Wakariaenai to imasara shitte
Soredemo hora tsutaenakucha
Chi o nagasu you ni kizutsukeatte
Makka ni natta karada no mama
Soredemo nobashita te wa zutto hikanai yo


Suck a Stew Dry - Sekai ni Hitoribocchi (romaji only)

Sekai ni Hitoribocchi = "Alone in the World"

世界に一人ぼっち / Sekai ni Hitoribocchi

Music and Lyrics: Shinoyama Kosei

Tsuyoku naritai narenai yowai kokoro ga
Kizutsuku koto o waza to sagashite iru
Tojikomete ita ano hi no kanashii yuuutsu ga
Ikikaeru no o kanjite iru

Daremo shiranai mienai kako no kioku kara
Hitsuyou no nai tokoro o sutete
Asa mezametara motodoori itsumo no hibi de
Ii hito no kao ni kirikaeru

Mitometara mou raku ni nareru
Yukue nado doko ni mo nai kara


Nankai mayottatte te o futte mitatte
SOS no SAIN datte okutte mitatte
Aa minna kizuite itatte zutto shiranai FURI de
Sekai ni hitoribocchi no kibun da yo

Nanimo naranai GOMI bakari afureru sanjou ni
Okizari ni naru kimi to no nagori
Kawari nante inai koto kurai wakatte iru kara
Wasurenai you ni futa o shita

Kanau koto nai koi o mite
Mukuwarenai kotoba o mite
Hitogoto ni dekiru kurai ni wa
Otona ni chikazuite iru

Nankai mayottatte te o futte mitatte
SOS no SAIN datte okutte mitatte
Aa minna kizuite itatte zutto shiranai FURI de
Sekai ni hitoribocchi no kibun da yo

Kyou mo ashita mo kawarenai n darou naa
Yume no naka de shika yume nante mirarenai
Genjitsu wa ima mo kowakute shikata ga nai kedo
Ikite iru koto dake wa motte iku

Mada nankai mayottatte te o futte mitatte
SOS no SAIN datte okutte mitatte
Aa minna kizuite itatte zutto shiranai FURI de
Sekai ni hitoribocchi no kibun da yo

Itsudatte hitori o mune ni daite iru kara

Bokura wa hitoribocchi nanda