Be Yourself!
Sung by: V6
Translated by: Mina-P (Email: Minako@senshigakuen.com)
Version 1.00

Note: This song is one of my favorites of V6, and still seems to be one of the ultimate V6 songs for me. It's incredibly upbeat with a super positive message. The song is a complete techno dance number that screams "Avex Trax Eurobeat". In fact, the song was written by... DAVE RODGERS. For those who don't know DAVE RODGERS, he's one of the kings of the Eurobeat series. Ah, Avex Trax. What would we do without you to provide us with a source of European techno remixed for a Japanese audience? [shrug]


kousaten ga
ao ni kawaru     sono shunkan
afureru hitogomi no naka
kizuita no sa

The intersection
Turns green     In that instant (1)
Inside of the overflowing crowd
You realized it


kauntodaun     kikoetekuru
atarashii jibun e no
hajimari o nigasanai

You can start to hear     the countdown
Don't run away from
The start of a new you


zero kara kimi ni nareba ii     To be yourself, Babe
sekai ga kimi ni yume miteru     U can get your Dream, Babe

From zero, become yourself     To be yourself, Babe
The world is dreaming of you     U can get your Dream, Babe


"itsuka, kitto"
sono serifu wa     mou iranai
iiwake bakari no fairu
suteteikou

"Someday, surely"
You don't need words     like that any more
Throw out that file
Full of excuses


tataki mo sezu ni     nigeteta kedo
owaranai     charenji de
hiraku doa mo aru hazu

Instead of putting up a fight     you ran away, but
With an endless     challenge
There will surely be an opened door


zero kara kimi ni nareba ii     To be yourself, Babe
subete no asa o kakenukete     Don't stop believin', Babe
zero kara kimi ni nareba ii     "kimi ga hajimaru"
sekai ga kimi ni yume miteru     U can get your Dream, Babe

From zero, become yourself     To be yourself, Babe
Outrun every tomorrow     Don't stop believin', Babe
From zero, become yourself     "You are beginning"
The world is dreaming of you     U can get your Dream, Babe


zero kara kimi ni nareba ii     To be yourself, Babe
sekai ga kimi ni yume miteru     U can get your Dream, Babe

From zero, become yourself     To be yourself, Babe
The world is dreaming of you     U can get your Dream, Babe


zero kara kimi ni nareba ii     To be yourself, Babe
subete no asa o kakenukete     Don't stop believin', Babe
zero kara kimi ni nareba ii     "kimi ga hajimaru"
sekai ga kimi ni yume miteru     U can get your Dream, Babe

From zero, become yourself     To be yourself, Babe
Outrun every tomorrow     Don't stop believin', Babe
From zero, become yourself     "You are beginning"
The world is dreaming of you     U can get your Dream, Babe



(1) In a rather unimportant but interesting side note, ao in Japanese means "blue", but can also refer to "green". Traffic lights in Japanese aren't refered to as midori (just "green"), but instead ao (blue/green).

Lyrics belong to Yamada Hiroshi and Avex Trax, taken from the V6 Very Best album, AVCD-11881~2 (disc 1, track 9). 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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