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Old 7th April 2013, 11:06 PM
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Tell All (Lyrics)

I've just finished transcribing and translating the lyrics into English, but please keep in mind that there may be mistakes, or differences in the nuance of phrases. This translation is not the most elegant, but will serve its purpose for those members looking for the meaning of the words.

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Japanese:

君が抱えている闇の深さだとか
君の頰にあたる風の強さだとか
君だけにしか分からないことは
きっとたくさんあるけど

躊躇してるままじゃ
何も始まらない
何も始まらなきゃ
失う痛みも分からない

未来を叫んでる
諦める時じゃないって
君を愛せるため
僕はこの戦いを選んだ

君が穏やかな朝を迎えたり
君が怖がらずに夜を過ごせたり
君には何の気負いもなく
幸せだよと言ってほしい

*後悔してるだけじゃ
過去は許されない
過去を許せないなら
今さえ微笑んではくれない

未来を叫んでる
今こそが進む時だって
君を愛するため
僕はこの戦いを選んだ

こうして格あげたら
大きく声あげて
そしたら顔をあげて振り返らずに走り出す
何も怖くないよ

*躊躇してるままじゃ
何も始まらない
何も始まらなきゃ
失う痛みも分からない

未来を叫んでる
諦める時じゃないって
君を愛せるため
僕はこの戦いを選んだ

後悔してるだけじゃ
過去は許されない
過去を許せないなら
今さえ微笑んではくれない

未来を叫んでる
今こそが進む時だって
君を愛するため
僕はこの戦いを選んだ

僕が君の生きる証になって見せるよ
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Whether it's the depth of the darkness you are carrying
Or the force of the wind striking your cheeks
There are undoubtedly things
That only you can understand

If you hesitate,
Nothing can begin
If you don’t start,
You will not understand the pain of loss

I’m screaming out toward the future
Saying that now is not the time to give up
In order to love you,
I chose this battle.

You go out to greet a gentle morning
You pass the night unafraid
Without any fighting spirit
I want you tell me you are happy

*Living in a state of regret,
You will never come to terms with the past
If you cannot let go of the past,
At least smile for me now

I’m screaming out toward the future
Saying that now is the time to move forward
In order to love you,
I chose this battle.

In doing this, if I can support your success
Raise your voice
And raise your head, to charge forward without looking back
There is nothing to be afraid of

*If you hesitate,
Nothing can begin
If you don’t start,
You will not understand the pain of loss

I’m screaming out toward the future
Saying that now not the time to give up
In order to love you,
I chose this battle.

Living in a state of regret,
You will never come to terms with the past
If you cannot let go of the past,
At least smile for me now

I’m screaming out toward the future
Saying that now is the time to move forward
In order to love you,
I chose this battle.

I will be the proof that you were here

(Literally, the last line says “that you were alive,” but I figured this meant essentially the same thing, and also made me think of Beyonce’s “I Was Here.”)
EDIT: Thank you for the pointer about 躊躇! I hadn't heard the word before, so I wasn't sure which to put in. The lyrics I've posted are still somewhat incomplete, however, as there's still some question about the "こうして" bit.
Enjoy!

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Old 7th April 2013, 11:10 PM
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That last line sent chills down my spine. Great stuff.
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Old 7th April 2013, 11:31 PM
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wow this song came to me at the perfect time
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Old 7th April 2013, 11:42 PM
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i do like the lyrics because they have less of the love factor to someone, even tho that "In order to love you," just makes me wanna throw my hands in the air like "I GIVE UP! I'll never get an inspiring song just full of things about LIFE and not a single word of LOVE" lol oh Ayu....
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Old 7th April 2013, 11:46 PM
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i do like the lyrics because they have less of the love factor to someone, even tho that "In order to love you," just makes me wanna throw my hands in the air like "I GIVE UP! I'll never get an inspiring song just full of things about LIFE and not a single word of LOVE" lol oh Ayu....
I think for Ayu, and a lot of people, love is a very big part of life. "愛のない人生なんて/そんなの生きる自身ない"? The very first line of "Love song" is essentially that life without love is meaningless. Also, as a 15th anniversary song, I think this "love" is not just about a "lover" per se, but for the love of all her friends, family, and--sure why not--fans, as well. It's more about supporting and being supported as a human being, I think, than...well, I'm not such a big fan of the whole "star-crossed lovers"/”運命の人" theme that's appeared in a number of her songs, either. But I think general "love" and support are a big part of Ayu's brand, for lack of a better word.

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Old 8th April 2013, 02:36 AM
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i do like the lyrics because they have less of the love factor to someone, even tho that "In order to love you," just makes me wanna throw my hands in the air like "I GIVE UP! I'll never get an inspiring song just full of things about LIFE and not a single word of LOVE" lol oh Ayu....
I do agree with you about the love thing. While I don't think this particular song is about a lover, I am totally sick of blatant love songs about boyfriends, girlfriends, breakups, etc. I like how Ayu used a more ambiguous form of love, so that it can mean something to everyone, in different situations. It brings people together.
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Old 7th April 2013, 11:40 PM
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I’m screaming out toward the future
Saying that now is not the time to give up
In order to love you,
I chose this battle.
Powerful.
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Old 7th April 2013, 11:55 PM
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I feel like this song is a song about how Ayu is fighting for us (her fans) through her music. There's a lot of supportive lines throughout the song. It's not necessarily about her lover or love life.

I mean, I confess that without Ayu's music throughout the years, my life wouldn't be the same. In other words, Ayu's music had given me so much entertainment and support.

I hope to read more interpretations about this song from people here.
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Old 8th April 2013, 12:05 AM
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^^ & ^^^i want to think that way too actually, but um i just have an alergy for that word in general cuz it's so overused in the "lovers" theme that i can't just asociate it with anything else it makes the link automaticaly lol >_>

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Old 8th April 2013, 12:03 AM
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Thanks a lot for the translation! ^-^
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Old 8th April 2013, 12:31 AM
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This line:
"You will not understand the pain you will lose"

Doesn't it make more sense as:
"You will not understand the pain of losing"?
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Old 8th April 2013, 12:34 AM
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Thanks for the translation! I love the lyrics!
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Old 8th April 2013, 12:42 AM
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This line:
"You will not understand the pain you will lose"

Doesn't it make more sense as:
"You will not understand the pain of losing"?
That line bothered me, because you're right - it does sound awkward.
I feel like the latter would be written with "失うこと" but on the other hand, song lyrics tend to over-shorten and leave out subjects more than usual. I like the rhythm of your suggestion more, but does that make sense? "If you don't start, you will not understand the pain of loss."
What the heck, it probably makes more sense - I'll change it! Haha
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Old 8th April 2013, 12:56 AM
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There are so many different forms of love, not just romantic. There's love of the self, love for life; love for friends, for your family; love of god, love of any other power besides yourself, etc.

I think for Ayu, this song is definitely about the love between her and her fans, the relationship we've forged with her music and how she's able to connect back to us through our messages, our presence at her lives, etc. I don't doubt that it might be some commentary about her past very public relationships. It's a 'battle' to love someone whom the spotlight loves because you will inevitably be drawn into its target, too.

That aside, Ayu says she chooses to have that struggle (or whatever other struggle she can refer to) because the love she has for (insert noun here) is worth it. The fact that the cover art for this single is of her looking a little battered but also determined, with her arms cross in a self-embrace, suggests the pride the lyrics touch upon. Pride in her choosing to fight, pride in this kind of love, but also in how focused she is on moving forward.
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Old 8th April 2013, 01:27 AM
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I feel it is about the love she has for her fans and music. It's a battle to continue on as an artist in the industry, especially Japan. But, she's a fighter, and she will not give up on that love; she will not give up on her passion.

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Old 8th April 2013, 02:32 AM
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ohmygod that last line gave me epic goosebumps ♥


That is reminiscent to FFVII: Advent Children's line of Zack, "be the proof that I lived." so cool!
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honestly even tho ayu uses love a lot she's actually way better than the avrg pop artist in terms of making songs about "lovers" and boyfriend/girlfriend **** like. unless the lyrics talk about kissing or the PV explicitly has a couple in it, most of her songs CAN aplpy to pretty much any relationship, ppl are just so wired to think "love = romance" that it leads to these kind of complaints. i agree lately she's been more heavy-handed with romantic stuff but she's still leagues ahead of the likes of kana nishino or koda kumi's ballads or idol music or wtvr.
I don't know if this was a response to me, but I when I was talking about boyfriend/girlfriend songs, I was talking in general, not about Ayu specifically. I do normally feel as though her songs are not always explicitly about boyfriends/girlfriends, unless there is an indication of it.
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Old 8th April 2013, 03:56 AM
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this is strong!! Definitely feeling it from her vocals as well

any Romanization??
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Old 8th April 2013, 04:02 AM
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I second this! I love this song!
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Old 8th April 2013, 04:11 AM
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Dangit, I'd already started transcribing & translating when I saw this thread. ~ Well here's mine - different perspectives are never bad when reading translations, right?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Whether it's the depth of the darkness you face
Or it's the strength of the wind on your cheek,
There are surely a great deal of things
that only you can understand.

With everything left in such a mess,
Nothing will begin.
If nothing begins,
You'll never even know the pain of losing anything.

I'm crying out to the future
"Now is not the time to give up!"
I've made the choice to fight to love you.

You welcome the gentle mornings,
And you go through terrifying nights.
I want you to tell me "I'm happy"
Without any fight on your part.

If all you feel is regret,
you can't forgive your past.
If you can't forgive your past,
Then please smile just for now.

I'm crying out to the future
"Now is the time to move forward!"
I've made the choice to fight to love you.

If I inspire you to,
Raise your loud voice
And then raise your head and start running without looking back.

There's nothing to be afraid of.

With everything left in such a mess,
Nothing will begin.
If nothing begins,
You'll never even know the pain of losing anything.

I'm crying out to the future
"Now is not the time to give up!"
I've made the choice to fight to love you.

If all you feel is regret,
you can't forgive your past.
If you can't forgive your past,
Then please smile just for now.

I'm crying out to the future
"Now is the time to move forward!"
I've made the choice to fight to love you.

I can at least try to be proof that you were alive.
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