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Old 13th May 2016, 12:49 AM
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XD I took these lyrics pretty literally so... I also think it's about environmental destruction. If it is, those types of songs don't really have much of an impact on me (sorry if that makes me sound horrible), but I do like how she expresses herself about this matter (if it is indeed the environment she's talking about lol)
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Old 13th May 2016, 01:03 AM
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It could be interpreted different ways, but since she talks about chopping down trees and air pollution that's why I made the connection.
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Old 13th May 2016, 03:27 AM
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Thank you for the translations!!

Those lyrics are also so real. I love them!
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Old 13th May 2016, 03:31 AM
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Old 13th May 2016, 03:44 AM
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The fact that these lyrics could easily be interpreted either literally or metaphorically is like... omg yes. I LOVE stuff like this. <3
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Old 13th May 2016, 05:26 AM
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Thanks Tenshi for the translation!

Is this the first time ayu wrote a song about environmental issue? Does Last Links count?
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Old 13th May 2016, 09:05 AM
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Thank you so much! This album is amazing! Thank you for your hard work!
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Old 13th May 2016, 11:34 AM
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Thanks Tenshi for the translation!

Is this the first time ayu wrote a song about environmental issue? Does Last Links count?
I think "Last Links" is more about that there's anger and sadness in this world, but love also remains, than about the environment.

When I first started reading the lyrics I also thought about it as a metaphor liking people to trees. So, about war? Thinking about it, the part with the wind could be about how outside influences might turn you into a complete different person. About losing yourself.
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Old 13th May 2016, 02:48 PM
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If Ayu's really referring to the situation about nature and such... maybe it's related to the recent Earthquake? Somehow it's related to the 2011 incident as well.

But really, I ADORE the lyrics so much, this is the inspiring Ayu I always like
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Old 13th May 2016, 02:52 PM
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Thank you, "Tenshi no Hane" I appreciate your work!

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Old 13th May 2016, 03:22 PM
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Thank you so much for your great work! Those lyrics made me like the song even more
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Old 13th May 2016, 04:14 PM
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No need to get defensive lol. You added the "would" because of "if.." I am sure. Which is fine, like I said. This is just one of those songs that lose impact when translated focused on grammar and not meaning.
I think Tenshi no Hane's translation is good. After 8 years total living in Japan for me I think I have a pretty good sense on it and the truth is, Ayu's phrasing in this song is very stilted, so you do have to fill in the gaps a little bit to make it make more sense in English. Everyone is going to do that a little bit differently. The song makes perfect sense as it is in Japanese, but needs some more embellishment to get the same meaning in English. What's important is that the meaning of the song comes through and this translation does that.

The only part that I would really think is worth changing is the "Tell me" part. I would put "Please, tell me." Because saying Oshiete yo ne~, the nuance is very pleading, especially because she prolongs the ne. So even though she doesn't specifically say please, that is the implication. "Tell me" would be simply just oshiete; the "yo ne" part I find to be one of the most important parts of the song.
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Old 13th May 2016, 04:58 PM
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The only part that I would really think is worth changing is the "Tell me" part. I would put "Please, tell me." Because saying Oshiete yo ne~, the nuance is very pleading, especially because she prolongs the ne. So even though she doesn't specifically say please, that is the implication. "Tell me" would be simply just oshiete; the "yo ne" part I find to be one of the most important parts of the song.
You make a good point. I agree adding "please" would match the pleading tone of the original better. I'll edit it.
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Old 13th May 2016, 04:59 PM
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You make a good point. I agree adding "please" would match the pleading tone of the original better. I'll edit it.
Thanks for all your hard work on these translations.
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Old 13th May 2016, 05:29 PM
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Closest we got was the "OFFICIAL" Tell All lyrics which was a bit slangy probably due to Timmy, also the phrases translated for TeamAyu Tour.
What about few Love again videos at YouTube? They have English translation. I don't know how good it is
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Old 13th May 2016, 06:08 PM
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This song and the lyrics are amazing, my favorites from her in a while. Thanks for posting these!
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Old 13th May 2016, 07:07 PM
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What about few Love again videos at YouTube? They have English translation. I don't know how good it is
I don't know what Ayu's involvement is in those. I wonder if they had an SE Asian staff member do those since they also had Malay and Chinese among others.
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Old 13th May 2016, 07:30 PM
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you know after a few people noticed that it might be just a metaphor i started reading online on symbolism and...well.... it could be very much a song about herself and what the world surrounding her does with it. if you read on the symbolism it all can be linked to ones' dreams goals ambitions, personal growing, knowledge and everything else. It would kind of click especially since she's asking someone about what they would do in this kind of place. Should she speak her mind and say how she feels about it even in tears, like would anyone even care about how she actually feels. Or would that be criticised again.? And would they be able to speak for themselves or would they wait for someone to speak for them?
I doubt she would mask this so much. But you can never know with Ayu.

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Old 14th May 2016, 08:46 AM
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I doubt she would mask this so much. But you can never know with Ayu.
It doesn't have to be masking. It could be either poetry or double (or even triple or more) meaning.
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@truehappiness: Thank you for posting! This is a great example of how a perfect translation is much less effective than a meaningful one, haha. I kinda wish Ayu would do some translations for all her songs. XD



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She could call it A TRANSLATIONS The complete lyrical work of hamasaki ayumi maybe with even some side note from ayu about some songs
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