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Old 15th March 2012, 04:05 AM
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"Tell me why" lyrics

Thanks and much love to tenshi no hane + tokyoxjapanxfan for providing kanji!!!

Update: Official kanji from recochoku out, changed some phrases around~

I just adore this song for its beautiful and heartfelt lyrics, one of the masterpieces of this album!!

Quote:
What are you thinking of now?
In truth, in your eyes
Gentle things and heartwarming things
I want just these to be reflected in your eyes

Why do your eyes look so sad, yet you force yourself
To show me a look of excitement?
Why do you try your best to hold strong,
Telling me that you're ok?

I want to hear your voice say
That you can't truly reach me through the monitor screen
Trivial things and silly things
Even these all hold meaning

Why do you always shoulder everything
On your own, suffering alone?
Why do you take all the blame for this
Saying it's all your fault?

If you do this, I become powerless wow oh
Can't I even give you a little bit of support?
Hey, I want to share the burden too
Share your pain, your doubt, your past

Why do your eyes look so sad
Yet you force yourself...

Why do you try your best to hold strong,
Telling me that you're ok?

oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why

oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why

Why did you say all that?
ROOMAJI

Spoiler:
Ima nani wo omotteiru no?
Hontou wa sono hitomi ni wa
Yasashii mono toka atatakai mono toka
Sonna mono dake utsuttete hoshii

Nande sou yatte kanashii me de muriyari
Tanoshii yo tte kao shite miseru no?
Nande sou yatte omoikkiri tsuyogatte
Ore wa daijoubu da nante iu no?

Sono koe de kikasete hoshii
Gamen kara ja tsutawaranai
Sasai na koto ya kudaranai koto
Sonna koto demo imi ga aru kara

Nande sou yatte itsumo subete hitori de
Seotte hitori de kurushinderu no?
Nande sou yatte kou natta no wa zenbu
Ore no sei da tte jibun wo semeru no?

Sonna ni watashi wa muryoku de anata wo wow oh
Sukoshi mo sasaete ageru koto mo dekinai?
Watashi ni mo nee wakete hoshii
Anata no itami ya mayoi ya kako wo

Nande sou yatte
Kanashii me de muriyari...

Nande sou yatte omoikkiri tsuyogatte
Ore wa daijoubu da nante iu no?

oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why

oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why

Sou yatte iu no?


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Spoiler:
今なにを想っているの?
本当はその瞳には 
優しいものとか温かいものとか
そんなものだけ映ってて欲しい

なんでそうやって悲しい目で無理矢理
楽しいよって顔してみせるの?
なんでそうやって思いっきり強がって
俺は大丈夫だなんて言うの?

その声で聴かせて欲しい
画面からじゃ伝わらない
ささいな事やくだらない事
そんな事でも意味があるから

なんでそうやっていつも全てひとりで
背負ってひとりで苦しんでるの?
なんでそうやってこうなったのは全部
俺のせいだって自分を責めるの?

そんなに私は無力であなたを wow oh
少しも支えてあげることも出来ない?
私にもねぇ分けて欲しい
あなたの痛みや迷いや過去を

なんでそうやって
悲しい目で無理矢理、、、

なんでそうやって思いっきり強がって
俺は大丈夫だなんて言うの?

oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why

oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why
oh oh Tell me why

そうやって言うの?
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Old 15th March 2012, 04:07 AM
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IMO this is the best song on the album and it's on repeat on my iPod.
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Old 15th March 2012, 04:11 AM
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thank you! listening to it right now

I adore this song too. One of the best tracks of Party Queen.
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Old 15th March 2012, 04:15 AM
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Old 15th March 2012, 04:41 AM
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Thanks!

Quote:
I want to hear your voice say
That you can't truly reach me through the monitor screen
oh wow.
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Old 15th March 2012, 04:42 AM
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So beautiful! Thank you!
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Old 15th March 2012, 04:45 AM
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Thanks for translating this song Misa-Chan...
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Old 15th March 2012, 04:56 AM
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l LOVE this song and RR in this album, both music and lyrics, to the fullest.
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Old 15th March 2012, 06:00 AM
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i felt so sad reading this
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Old 15th March 2012, 06:06 AM
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I feel like reminds me - Return Road - and Tell me why are the darkest trilogy songs on the album. "reminds me" feels like something is going to burst out, Return Road is it exploding, and Tell me why is this slow, sad retreat
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Old 15th March 2012, 06:38 AM
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I feel like this song and Letter are wrote for Mannie
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Old 15th March 2012, 10:18 AM
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I feel like reminds me - Return Road - and Tell me why are the darkest trilogy songs on the album. "reminds me" feels like something is going to burst out, Return Road is it exploding, and Tell me why is this slow, sad retreat
Agreed! Also this trilogy is the best she have done in years! These three songs lifts the whole album. I feel so much pain in the lyrics for reminds me and Tell me why that it's almost crazy.

This song is sooo sad. I totally cried. I've been doing this rats long distance (Japan/Sweden) relationship too and I totally get what she's going at here.
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Old 15th March 2012, 11:32 AM
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She wrote this for herself & Mannie (<-captain obvious)
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Old 15th March 2012, 11:48 AM
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Such a sad and depressing lyric. Those questions in the lyric works for me when I see myself in a mirror...kinda painful to read.
Thank you for sharing.
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Old 15th March 2012, 12:06 PM
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Actually, I think the lyrics are about Max Matsuura. Ayu has mentioned before that he tends to take all the blame for things (for example during all the Tohoshinki drama).


My version~
Spoiler:
Tell me why

What are you thinking about now?
I truly want your eyes to see
Only gentle and heartwarming things
Only those kinds of things

Why do you, with sad eyes, force yourself to pull a face that says "I’m having fun"?
Why do you desperately try to hide your weakness, saying "I’m fine"?

Please use your voice to speak to me
Your face across the screen doesn’t tell me enough
Speak, because even minor and trivial things
Because even those kinds of things hold meaning

Why do you always shoulder the burden on your own, suffering alone?
Why do you take all the blame, saying "It’s my fault things turned out like this"?

I am so very powerless
Can't I support you even a little?
I want you to, hey, share them with me:
Your pain, your hesitation, your past

Why do you, with sad eyes, force yourself—
Why do you desperately try to hide your weakness, saying "I’m fine"?

Oh oh tell me why
Oh oh tell me why
Oh oh tell me why
Oh oh tell me why you speak like that

Last edited by tenshi no hane; 1st April 2012 at 10:28 AM. Reason: changed "doubts" to "hesitation"
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Old 15th March 2012, 12:18 PM
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Thx for translations, Misa-chan & tenshi no hane!
The lyrics are so beautiful and true... this song really is flawless... love it even more now.
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Old 15th March 2012, 12:26 PM
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Oh my! Thank you soo much <3
This is probably my favorite song from Party Queen atm :3
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Old 15th March 2012, 12:29 PM
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To me it sounds like she wrote this song for her fans.
I know that "ore" is only used by male speakers, but I can find myself in this lyrics, so I'll just interpret the lyrics my way!

And thank you so much for the translation! The lyrics are very sad, yet beautiful!
I love it when Ayu writes this kind of deep and meaningful lyrics!
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Old 15th March 2012, 01:14 PM
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Makes me so sad for her and Mannie T____T I cheered for them to be together for so long... Aww man... >___<
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This song is so amaaaaaaaazing; thanks for the lyrics.
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