NEO UNIVERSE

Performed by: L'Arc-en-Ciel

Translated by: Mina-P (Email: Minako@senshigakuen.com)

Version 1.00


Note: I won't try to hide it. I am mysteriously not a L'arc fan. I'm not quite sure why, either; I just don't really like them. They tend to fall under the category of bands that I have no specific dislike for, but no particular calling towards either. That being said, NEO UNIVERSE was one of the reasons I ended up buying the L'arc Clicked Singles Best 13 album. I actually heard it for the first time during the album's TV commercial spots (no joke) and fell in love. It's a truly amazing song, and there's something very pure about the song; it makes you feel like you're soaring. See how happy this song makes me feel? I can't even write about it without the use of semi-colons.


katamukikaketa tenbin no ue e

kizukiageteku ten yori mo tataku

On a slanting scale,

You're higher than the exalted heavens


sonna tobenai mujaki na tenshi ni mo

asa wa todoku azayaka ni

Even to that kind of innocent, flightless angel

Morning reaches them, brilliantly


sono te o hanasanaide

mezameru kono sekai o kanjite

Don't let go of that hand

Feel this awakening world


hibiwaresou demo toumei na mama de

kinou nemurazu matteita n da ne

Even if it looks cracked and transparent,

Yesterday waited without sleeping


yume o miteita kiseki wa mou konai kedo

tooi sora ga michibiite

The miracle you dreamed about still doesn't come but

The far off sky guides you


anata wa kaze no you ni yasashiku

tori no you ni jiyuu ni

kono sekai o habataku

kogarazu ni neo universe

You're gentle like the wind

Free like a bird

Fly off on this world

Don't get angry, neo universe


higeki da toshite mo

anata ni meguriaete yokatta

Even though it's a tragedy

I'm glad I met you


senaka awase no zetsubou o yudanete

shinjiteitai     itsumademo

Even with back-to-back despairs,

I want to believe     always


kirei na hana no you ni waratte

hoshi no you ni kagayaite

kono sekai o habataku

kogarazu ni neo universe

Laugh like a pretty flower

Glitter like a star

Fly off on this world

Don't get angry, neo universe


umarekawaru kisetsu yo

setsunasugita kisetsu yo

sora no you ni hitotsu ni

musubareyou neo universe

The reborn season

The too painful season

Like the sky, bind together

Into one, neo universe


Lyrics belong to Hyde, Ki/oon Records, and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), taken from the Clicked Singles Best 13 album, KSC2-334 (track 11). Not like the words make any sense if you haven't heard the song, anyway. Romanized and translated into English very badly by Mina-P, with desperately needed help, as always, by Mako-chan. Any comments or corrections can be mailed to Mina-P at Minako@senshigakuen.com.


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