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Old 11th May 2016, 07:08 PM
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Breakdown (lyrics)

edit: Updated with the official lyrics.


Breakdown

You smiled sweetly and when I looked into your eyes
I heard "there’s no such thing as love in this world"

Your back is small and helpless as always
but it looks even smaller now, almost transparent

*
How much harder do I have to try
until I will stop being told to "keep trying"?
How much longer do I have to pretend to be strong
until the words "you’re so strong" will no longer affect me?

When I felt I had reached the place of my dreams
it turned out to be just another chapter of reality

I keep on making the same mistakes even now
Unable to correct them, my regrets increase

**
I’ll keep on walking like this
I’ll forever keep on walking
I’m no longer scared of anything
and that’s the only thing that really scares me

* repeat
** repeat

I'll keep on...


Japanese lyrics
Spoiler:
優しく笑っているあなたの目を見つめてたら
この世には愛など存在しないと聴こえた

相変わらず小さくて頼りない
背中は今更に小さくてぼんやりする


あとどの位頑張ったなら
頑張ってって言われずに済むの
あとどの位強がったなら
強いねって言葉聞き流せるの

夢に見た場所に辿り着いた気がした時
そこは結局ただの現実の続きだった

過ちは今でも繰り返され
正せないまま来た後悔が増えてるんだろう

**
このまま僕は歩いてゆくよ
この先ずっと歩いてゆくよ
こわいものなど今はもうないよ
ただその事はとてもこわいよ


**

このまま

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Old 11th May 2016, 07:12 PM
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Thank you! This is intense
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:13 PM
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Dark lyrics, thank you so much.
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:18 PM
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:19 PM
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This is very current Ayu, and very deep.

Feels like she's talking to some critics here.
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:21 PM
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Wow, I really like those! Thank you!
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:23 PM
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Thank you so much for your translation! I really appreciate it

Those lyrics are really dark. They bring me back to some of the questions she asks during "A Song for XX", I love it!
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:24 PM
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How much longer do I have to pretend to be strong
until the words "you’re so strong" will no longer affect me?

When I felt I had reached the place of my dreams
it turned out to be just another chapter of reality
Reminds me of ASFXX. Thanks for the translation!
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:25 PM
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Feels like she's talking to some critics here.
That was my first thought. Her songs about critics are always the best.
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:25 PM
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I’m no longer scared of anything and that’s the only thing that really scares me

So goooood.
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:31 PM
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:36 PM
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I’m no longer scared of anything and that’s the only thing that really scares me

So goooood.
That's my favourite line too~
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:40 PM
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I’m no longer scared of anything and that’s the only thing that really scares me

So goooood.
Yes, so amazing. *o*

I like that she admits that she actually does have regrets. In the past, Ayu always used to say that she has no regrets. Like in "Born To Be...", "there have been many failures, but I have no regrets". But there was a time when I clearly felt that she does have regrets, but she didn't really say so directly.

Thank you for the translation. ^^
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:42 PM
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Thank you!!

Ah, I love these lyrics. Such classic Ayu.

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How much longer do I have to pretend to be strong
until the words "you’re so strong" will no longer affect me?
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Old 11th May 2016, 07:55 PM
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Yes, so amazing. *o*

I like that she admits that she actually does have regrets. In the past, Ayu always used to say that she has no regrets. Like in "Born To Be...", "there have been many failures, but I have no regrets". But there was a time when I clearly felt that she does have regrets, but she didn't really say so directly.

Thank you for the translation. ^^
I think in Born To Be... she was trying to project that bit of a front that she was keeping up until the 2010s but now we're seeing a lot of vulnerability with Ayu, like her walls are completely down.
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Old 11th May 2016, 08:05 PM
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The lyrics for this album are turning out to be really great! Thanks for doing the translations!
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Old 11th May 2016, 08:06 PM
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Those lyrics are powerful! Love 'em.
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Old 11th May 2016, 08:14 PM
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Old 11th May 2016, 08:51 PM
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I think in Born To Be... she was trying to project that bit of a front that she was keeping up until the 2010s but now we're seeing a lot of vulnerability with Ayu, like her walls are completely down.
I think that she really felt like that back then. But then things happened and she was indirectly saying that she regrets, see "You were...".

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When I felt I had reached the place of my dreams
it turned out to be just another chapter of reality
I'm just thinking, Ayu likes to use 夢の続き, continuation of the dream, and I kind of think that 現実の続き should be translated as "continuation of reality". What do you think? I feel "another chapter of reality" gives of a different feeling. Nuances, I guess.
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When I felt I had reached the place of my dreams
it turned out to be just another chapter of reality
Love this line.

Love all of this really. I really connect with it and it's definitely what I need righ now.

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