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Charlotte – Keep on Burnin’

December 7, 2016

過酷な日々を歩いたね 僕たちまだ傍観者
息苦しいのはきみだけじゃない そこ行くひとも
まだまだ数ある逆境とまだ見ぬ土地を目指してる
石ころを蹴飛ばしてみても何にも届かない

kakoku na hibi o aruita ne boku-tachi mada boukansha
ikigurushii no wa kimi dake ja nai soko yuku hito mo
madamada kazuaru gyakkou to mada minu tochi o mezashite’ru
ishikoro o ketobashite mite mo nan ni mo todokanai

We who walked through the harsh days are still bystanders
You’re not the only one feeling suffocated; the people going there are too
With many obstacles still in our way, we’re heading for a place we’ve never seen
I try kicking at pebbles, but they don’t reach anything

叶わないことだけを叶えようとしてたけれど無理なことわかってる
あんまりに悲しいことばかりを増やしすぎた 何もかも捨ててしまおう

kanawanai koto dake o kanaeyou to shite’ta keredo muri na koto wakatte’ru
anmari ni kanashii koto bakari o fuyashisugita nani mo kamo sutete shimaou

I was only trying to grant ungranted wishes, but I know it’s no use
Sad things have increased too much; let’s throw everything away

こんな見知らぬ街まであまりに長い旅だったね
煉瓦造りの舗道を歩いて
本当の悲しみなんてもっと過酷なもんだよ
こんなとこで迷ってる暇はない

konna mishiranu machi made amari ni nagai tabi datta ne
rengadzukuri no hodou o aruite
hontou no kanashimi nante motto kakoku na mon da yo
konna toko de mayotte’ru hima wa nai

It was too long a journey to this unfamiliar town, wasn’t it?
Walking the brick road
True sadness is a harsher thing
We don’t have time to hesitate in a place like this

少し運が悪かっただけ だんだんよくなってきてる
人事尽くして天命を待つ気にはなれない
朝の光を映す河を覗き込んでみる
へんなもんだね笑ってるのに今にも泣きそう
内緒で持ってきたきみの写真ももう要らない やっていけそう
だんだんと素直に笑えるすべも身についたよ 早く誰かに見せたい

sukoshi un ga warukatta dake dandan yoku natte kite’ru
jinji tsukushite tenmei o matsu ki ni wa narenai
asa no hikari o utsusu kawa o nozokikonde miru
hen na mon da ne waratte’ru no ni ima ni mo nakisou
naisho de motte kita kimi no shashin mo mou iranai yatte ikesou
dandan to sunao ni waraeru sube mo mi ni tsuita yo hayaku dareka ni misetai

I was just a bit unlucky, and gradually my luck is getting better
I don’t care for “Man proposes, God disposes” [1]
I try glancing in the river that reflects the morning light
Though I’m laughing and saying “It’s weird, huh?” even now I feel like crying
I feel like now I can do without the photo of you that I secretly brought with me
Gradually I’ve found a way to smile and mean it, and I want to show it to somebody soon

こんな見知らぬ街まであまりに長い旅だったね
錆びたベンチで朝まで眠った
簡単な優しさだってずっと救われるもんだよ
こんなとこで諦めるわけはない

konna mishiranu machi made amari ni nagai tabi datta ne
sabita BENCHI de asa made nemutta
kantan na yasashisa datte zutto sukuwareru mon da yo
konna toko de akirameru wake wa nai

It was too long a journey to this unfamiliar town, wasn’t it?
I slept til morning on a rusted bench
Simple kindness will always save us
I’m not giving up in a place like this

そろそろ帰りたいなんてことも思うけれど無理なことわかってる
地図広げ針の指す場所だけをただ目指していこう きっと何かが始まる

sorosoro kaeritai nante koto mo omou keredo muri na koto wakatte’ru
chizu hiroge hari no sasu basho dake o tada mezashite ikou kitto nanika ga hajimaru

I might think “I want to go home now,” but I know it’s no use
Let’s unfold the map and just head in the direction the needle points; I’m sure something will begin

こんな見知らぬ街まであまりに長い旅だったね
煉瓦造りの舗道を歩いて
本当の悲しみなんてもっと過酷なもんだよ
こんなとこで迷ってる暇はない

konna mishiranu machi made amari ni nagai tabi datta ne
rengadzukuri no hodou o aruite
hontou no kanashimi nante motto kakoku na mon da yo
konna toko de mayotte’ru hima wa nai

It was too long a journey to this unfamiliar town, wasn’t it?
Walking the brick road
True sadness is a harsher thing
We don’t have time to hesitate in a place like this

こんな見知らぬ街まであまりに長い旅だったね
そんなものあるわけないと笑うけど
意外とそれに近いとこ僕は今居るかもしれない
ほら遠く見えてきた 世界の果てが

konna mishiranu machi made amari ni nagai tabi datta ne
sonna mono aru wake nai to warau kedo
igai to sore ni chikai toko boku wa ima iru kamo shirenai
hora tooku miete kita sekai no hate ga

It was too long a journey to this unfamiliar town, wasn’t it?
I laugh that there’s no such thing, but
Maybe I’m now in a place that’s closer to that than I expected
Look, there it is in the distance, the end of the world

Notes:

[1] i.e., roughly, humans do what they can, but in the end it is God’s will that determines what happens.

(Original lyrics by Maeda Jun.)

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