Translation

exist†trace – SHOOTING STAR

I just realized that Winter term classes don’t start until January 11th. Woo! I might be able to make some good progress in both my Air Moon and exist†trace projects with such a long break from school. So here’s one from the latter, keeping on with World Maker. After the Japanese & romaji lyrics is my translation, plus an excerpt from miko’s blog where she talks about this song. It’s the same blog post that I mentioned in my translation for “ANTIQUE DOLL“. And as usual, the Japanese lyrics are from Rock Lyric.

Well, on with the show!

三三三☆

SHOOTING STAR

誰が正しいかなんて
誰が決めるもんなんだ
「世界は平等さ」だって 笑えちゃうね
キミもキミもみんな
もう 壊れるまで叫べよ

嘘もホントもみんな かき混ぜちゃって
もう一度ほら 胸が囁く声を聞いて

SHOOTING STAR まるで HUMAN LIFE
輝くほど 儚いモノ
限界へ もっと 飛んじゃって Hoo!
二人 星屑の様に燃える

何が正しいかなんて
キミが決めるもんなんだ
「世界知らずだ」なんて 笑い飛ばせ
キミもキミもみんな
さぁ もっともっともっと叫べ

今日も明日もいつも 踏み出せなくて
でもこのまま すれ違うだけじゃ 終わらないわ

SHOOTING STAR まるで HUMAN LIFE
飛び立つなら 今がチャンス
頂上へ もっと KICK UP HIGH Hoo!
キミを またたきで撃ち抜いて

いつか消える そう知っていても
もがいた痕を 残せないなら
そんなの 耐えられない

SHOOTING STAR まるで HUMAN LIFE
輝くほど 儚いモノ
限界へ もっと 飛んじゃって Hoo!
後ろ 振り返らないで

SHOOTING STAR まるで HUMAN LIFE
飛び立つなら 今がチャンス
頂上へ もっと KICK UP HIGH Hoo!
キミを またたきで撃ち抜いて

SHOOTING STAR

dare ga tadashii ka nante
dare ga kimeru mon nanda
“sekai wa byoudou sa” datte waraechau ne
kimi mo kimi mo minna
mou kowareru made sakebe yo

uso mo honto mo minna kakimazechatte
mou ichido hora mune ga sasayaku koe wo kiite

SHOOTING STAR marude HUMAN LIFE
kagayaku hodo hakanai mono
genkai e motto tonjatte Hoo!
futari hoshikuzu no you ni moeru

nani ga tadashii ka nante
kimi ga kimeru mon nanda
“sekai shirazu da” nante waraitobase
kimi mo kimi mo minna
saa motto motto motto sakebe

kyou mo ashita mo itsumo fumidasenakute
demo kono mama surechigau dake ja owaranai wa

SHOOTING STAR marude HUMAN LIFE
tabidatsu nara ima ga chansu
choujou e motto KICK UP HIGH Hoo!
kimi wo matataki de uchinuite

itsuka kieru sou shitteite mo
mogaita ato wo nokosenai nara
sonna no taerarenai

SHOOTING STAR marude HUMAN LIFE
kagayaku hodo hakanai mono
genkai e motto tonjatte Hoo!
ushiro furikaeranaide

SHOOTING STAR marude HUMAN LIFE
tabidatsu nara ima ga chansu
choujou he motto KICK UP HIGH Hoo!
kimi wo matataki de uchinuite

SHOOTING STAR

Who is “right”
Just who gets to decide something like that?
“The world is fair,” you say? That’s laughable!
You and you and everyone else
Ugh, come on! Scream until you break!

Everyone mixes up lies and truths
Listen! My heart’s hearing whispering voices again

Human life is exactly like a shooting star
It’s as fleeting as a flash
Fly closer and closer to the limit, hoo!
The two of us will burn like the multitude of stars

What is right
You’re the one who gets to decide that
They say “You don’t know anything about the world”; just laugh their comments away
You and you and everyone else
Come on now, scream more and more and more!

Unable to bring it up today nor tomorrow nor ever…
But it won’t end if we keep just miscommunicating like this

Human life is exactly like a shooting star
If you’re gonna take off, then now’s your chance
Kick up higher toward the summit, hoo!
I’ll shoot through you in the blink of an eye

Even though I know I’ll disappear someday
I wouldn’t be able to bear it if I couldn’t leave behind some trace of this struggle

Human life is exactly like a shooting star
It’s as fleeting as a flash
Fly closer and closer to the limit, hoo!
Don’t look back

Human life is exactly like a shooting star
If you’re gonna take off, then now’s your chance
Kick up higher toward the summit, hoo!
I’ll shoot through you in the blink of an eye

Excerpt from miko’s Blog (September 18, 2014)

Well then, today let’s start off with “SHOOTING STAR”! The band members call it “Shoo-Staa” for short. LOL

This track is already familiar to you from the live shows. It’s a super flashy number fit to adorn the start of the second half of our new album. The motif in the intro to this track is so cool! If I do say so myself! LOL Especially how the first sound you hear going into the motif gets “greased up” one beat as it goes along! It feels really good playing it, so please, by all means, try to copy it!

And, for the first time in exist†trace history, there’s a scene in this song where no member is playing anything!

I mean the interlude during the live shows where we’re going crazy riling the audience up. The interlude moves along with purely electronic sounds, and when it ends, there’s a showy drum fill along with my guitar solo! The gap between the two has a good feel to it!

Come to think of it, I’ve got a lot of guitar solos this time around…

I also have an emotional attachment to the lyrics. If you compare human life to the long, long history of the universe, it’s a mere instant as fleeting as a shooting star. So it’s wasteful not to make right now, this very moment, shine as brightly as possible! That’s what I’m singing about.

From the point of view of the universe, humans, animals, all of us, maybe our lives are as tiny as the tip of a needle, but if you were to collect all the Life that is and ever has been since the birth of the cosmos, then that flock of needle tips would look as vast as the Milky Way itself, wouldn’t it?

Well, I’ve been going on such flights of fancy since I was a child because I’m in the Clan of Wild Dreamers. Then I became an adult, and those fantasies probably turned into this song. Wild dreams aren’t so bad.

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