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Old 16th March 2012, 11:41 AM
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I thought her magazine interviewer guessed right and the letter was written to herself.
i like this idea. she wrote a Letter to herself, maybe her past.
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Old 16th March 2012, 12:18 PM
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Letter, to herself is really very very amazing..
i can see how some lines seem to be reflective of Ayu herself...

she talks about the loneliness, and how people have misunderstood her...much like how the Party Queen idea is all about...and...hasnt Ayu aready spoken about being missunderstood since...6 years ago?!
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Old 16th March 2012, 12:43 PM
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Misa, I don't have time to translate the entire song right now, but I'd like to point out one thing about the 5th paragraph:

もしかしたらさ シアワセなんて
ほんのひと握りしかなくて

I think you should read it as ほんの一握りしかなくて instead of 本の人握りしかなくて.
ほんの = mere; only; just
一握り = a handful of (something); a small amount

So it means something like "If we can only grab a mere handful of happiness"
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Old 16th March 2012, 06:32 PM
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some parts sound a bit funny lol..but i get the feeling. the opening gets to me the most. It's like speaking to an ex for sure
Yeah, some parts sound pretty weird to me, but I'm not Japanese.
Not among my favourite ones, but I like the idea of writing it to herself.
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Old 16th March 2012, 07:39 PM
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amazing lyrics but the music & vocal ruined the song for me
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Old 17th March 2012, 04:58 AM
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Misa, I don't have time to translate the entire song right now, but I'd like to point out one thing about the 5th paragraph:

もしかしたらさ シアワセなんて
ほんのひと握りしかなくて

I think you should read it as ほんの一握りしかなくて instead of 本の人握りしかなくて.
ほんの = mere; only; just
一握り = a handful of (something); a small amount

So it means something like "If we can only grab a mere handful of happiness"
Makes sense. I'll change it around a little. Thanks!! ^^
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Old 17th March 2012, 06:27 AM
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interesting lyrics. the lycris fit the "party queen" theme.
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Old 17th March 2012, 12:03 PM
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My version for those interested:
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Letter

How are you?
Is life still difficult for you?

Do you have a friend
With who you can share your true thoughts?

I went past that place today
And it felt like I could hear our voices
Talking like we did that night

You’re outspoken, outspoken and always misunderstood
People don’t really get you
But you keep trying, keep trying
It’s okay to look uncool
I like that side of you

Maybe there’s nothing more
But a mere handful of happiness out there for us

And virtually everything else
Just feels painful

But even so, we snivel
And crawl
For that heartwarming handful of happiness

Feeling lonely, lonely you drink the night away
And reflect on yourself but right after that
You have fun, have fun
And drink too much
I like that side of you

You’re outspoken, outspoken and always misunderstood
People don’t really get you
But you keep trying, keep trying
It’s okay to look uncool

Feeling lonely, lonely you drink the night away
And reflect on yourself but right after that
You have fun, have fun
And drink too much
I like that side of you

I like those sides of you

Last edited by tenshi no hane; 1st April 2012 at 11:24 AM. Reason: removed the "a little" in "drink a little too much"
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Old 17th March 2012, 01:52 PM
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Old 17th March 2012, 02:00 PM
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this album has a lot of darkness into it... thanks for the translation, its a nice lyrics tho i dont like the song that much =\
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Old 17th March 2012, 06:17 PM
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Listening to this song now ♥
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Old 17th March 2012, 06:26 PM
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i thought of something like this when i listened to it...
this entire album seems to be along those lines... she is mussing with herself and everything that has been done...
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Old 17th March 2012, 07:22 PM
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^^I just think the entire album is so raw, personal, and dark. I mean, except for the first three tracks, but we know she is a lonely queen, so... :/
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Old 18th March 2012, 07:52 PM
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the music is similar to "Hope or Pain".
I love this song!
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Old 21st March 2012, 12:34 AM
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Snot!??! That's a word I never though I would hear in Ayumi's lyrics.

I'm liking the lyrics from the album though - they're quite varied.

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Old 21st March 2012, 01:34 AM
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It sounds like she's talking to herself in this song,like "how am i feeling? What am i doing?" . It's like the counterpart to party queen and the dark side of the same situation.

Me likes it
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Old 21st March 2012, 01:43 AM
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I "LOL"ed when I read the "dripping with snot line. But it's still a beautiful written song. Regardless of who it is written too. Too bad Ayu will never give us true answers!
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Old 23rd March 2012, 06:45 AM
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not my favorite track on the album, but it's a nice message. "I love you as you are." I have someone that I feel that way about.
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After reading lyrics I love this song even more now, thanks!

Yeah, and I like the idea of her writing this song for herself. Makes it even more interesting.
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Old 1st April 2012, 09:39 AM
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And drink a little too much

There is not a word like "sukoshi" or "chotto" in her original lyrics. So I think it's better to delete "a little".
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