[romaji & translation] count down - Page 4 - Ayumi Hamasaki Sekai
Ayumi Hamasaki Sekai
· Ayu's Official Site · Ayu's twitter · Ayu's YouTube · masa's translations · Misa-chan's translations ·

Go Back   Ayumi Hamasaki Sekai > Ayumi Hamasaki Forums > Ayu Music News


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 14th April 2010, 04:49 PM
Shiori_Hamasaki's Avatar
Shiori_Hamasaki Shiori_Hamasaki is offline
YOU Initiate
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: México, D.F.
Posts: 105
i love this song too
many thanks masa!!!
Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2010, 09:33 AM
masa masa is offline
Free & Easy H-Initiate
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 901
Originally Posted by truehappiness View Post
A friend of mine mentioned that the left side / the words Ayu used to describe your left side are used in Japan to mean "your heart" since the heart is on the left side as well.

It seems like an intentional double meaning.
I don't think that Japanese people think "one's left side" means "one's heart" automatically. Usually, we don't say like that. So this phrase is a mystery in this song. But if I try to interprete it, I suppose it would be "her heart" and "her left ear".

I changed the line arrangement, according to the official lyrics.
Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2010, 04:52 AM
asagarichan's Avatar
asagarichan asagarichan is offline
UNITE! Initiate
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Krivoy Rog, Ukraine
Posts: 2,174
thank you so mush!
Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2010, 07:43 AM
HarukaKamiya's Avatar
HarukaKamiya HarukaKamiya is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New Mexico, USA
Posts: 380
Originally Posted by truehappiness View Post
It's a "count down" to the end, I suppose.

I heard a lot of beep beep beeps like from when alarms go off due to countdowns ending during the song.

It's not to deafness since her other ear is fine, but just... I suppose the end of her career a la Duty?
The beeps could also allude to the sounds heard in hearing tests. Those sounds? THEY STAY WITH YOU FOREVER (I should know, I've been taking at least 2 of those tests a year for a little over 13 years now--yay being deaf in my right ear /no lie)

Well, she could also be alluding to eventually going completely deaf, which is a strong possibility. As a singer, it'd be damn near impossible to continue as such if completely deaf. So when she loses her hearing, she loses her singing career?

cropped by me, fanart by the-chokey

Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2010, 10:27 PM
Amrai-chan Amrai-chan is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,664
If Ayu's problem with her ear is Tinnitus could the beeping be a representation of what she hears?

From Wikipedia

Tinnitus can be perceived in one or both ears or in the head. It is usually described as a ringing noise, but in some patients it takes the form of a high pitched whining, buzzing, hissing, screaming, humming, tinging or whistling sound, or as ticking, clicking, roaring, "crickets" or "tree frogs" or "locusts," tunes, songs, beeping, or even a pure steady tone like heard in a hearing test.[5] It has also been described as a "wooshing" sound, as of wind or waves.[6] Tinnitus can be intermittent or it can be continuous in which case it can be the cause of great distress. In some individuals, the intensity of tinnitus can be changed by shoulder, head, tongue, jaw, or eye movements.[7]

Most people with tinnitus have hearing loss,[8] in that they are often unable to properly hear external sounds which occur within the same range of frequencies as their "phantom sounds." [9]
Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2010, 04:03 AM
duque's Avatar
duque duque is offline
immature Initiate
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mexico
Posts: 955
now I can start learning the song faster xD
Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2010, 05:25 PM
*°wann_ayubabies°*'s Avatar
*°wann_ayubabies°* *°wann_ayubabies°* is offline
A Song for XX Initiate
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: the 'you' in Ayu's songs
Posts: 317
very beautiful lyrics indeed *-*

thanks for the translation!!!
Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2010, 06:59 PM
Mirrorcle Monster's Avatar
Mirrorcle Monster Mirrorcle Monster is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Spain
Posts: 4,365
Shangri-La???? OMG
Reply With Quote
Old 5th May 2010, 07:03 PM
toniayu's Avatar
toniayu toniayu is offline
Over Initiate
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Sweet-home (Spain)
Posts: 3,963
thanks ^^

thanks ownsarai

Reply With Quote
Old 6th May 2010, 12:18 AM
lanfix's Avatar
lanfix lanfix is offline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 492
Thanks for the translation! I love this song

Reply With Quote
Old 9th May 2010, 02:26 PM
Misa-chan's Avatar
Misa-chan Misa-chan is offline
July 1st Initiate
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Japan
Posts: 2,903
Originally Posted by freedreamer View Post
I wonder why she named it count down...countdown to deafness?
There's that line in the chorus that goes "owari ga hajimaru" which means "the end will begin". I guess the beginning of the end is when a count down starts?

Visit: Misa-chan’s J-pop blog ♪

Reply With Quote
Old 15th May 2010, 04:47 AM
SPEAKERnight. SPEAKERnight. is offline
A Song for XX Initiate
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Shreveport, LA
Posts: 305
I'm loving this. The lyrics are really emotional.
Reply With Quote

count down, hamasaki ayumi, masa, rock'n'roll circus, translation

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.