RO-KA-EN Lyrics for Nano – Born to be

Importing this from my previous blog…

I’m a fan of the artist named nano. Is that not enough reason to try and translate one of nano’s songs? Oh, and this is my first time translating a whole song as well.

Song Info:

Album art (Nano version)
Song Title: Born to be
Artist: nano
Lyrics: nano
Composition and Arrangement: WEST GROUND
Record Label: Flying Dog
Other info:
-nano’s 4th Maxi Single
-ED Theme for the anime Mahou Sensou (Magical Warfare)
Music Video (courtesy of the official Flying Dog YouTube channel) :

Lyrics:

ROMAJI

They bring me down
All the world is stereotypical
Playing out rules, but act out another
Look now, you thought you had me by the upper-hand
But I see through the face you’ve covered cynical
Four, unleash the beast that lies inside of you
Three, take on the fire that burns in front of you
Two, let out the fear you feel surrounding you
One, become the soul that you were born to be
tatoe ima made ikita STRATEGY wo miushinatte mo (it’s time now)
HANDLE wo kitte abareru yume no mama tsukisusume
THRILL no nai jinsei idomu nara
imi mo nai kanjou wo idaku nara
kakugo wo kimete ikundarou
jibun jishin wo break away
subete wo ubawareru unmei nara
nani wo shinjite ikite ikunda
Ask yourself the way
There’s nothing to lose or die for!
kako no kizu wo osoreru nara
mirai sae mo suteru you na mon da
The choice is yours to make
This is what I chose to live for!
tsumi no ishiki wo suteru tame ni
GAMUSHARA ni hasiridashita
mujun shita KIREI KOTO narabete mo
ima sara imi mo nai darou?
“gisei wa jibun dake de ii” nante
seigi no kamen wo kabuttette
uwabe no HERO ni nareya shinai
sonna no jikan no muda darou?
Whatever your life throws at you, take it head on
Gotta prove yourself that this is how it goes
Whatever you choose to aim for, make or break it
Gotta live today like it could be your last
tatoe kono saki erabu michi ga wakaranakute mo (It’s alright)
HIGHWAY wo tobashite takanaru kodou no mama oikoshiteke
SPEED no nai genjitsu ni makeru nara
ate mo nai unmei wo egaku nara
jinsei wo tsukande ikundarou
jibun jishin wo LEAD THE WAY
bokura no ushinawareru jikan no naka
nani wo kanji omoidasu no?
Pray your heart to stay
So much you could find to live for
hibi no mukui wa chiisakute mo
ima ni makase aruitekeba
Then you’ll find the way
This is the day
subete wo ubawareru unmei nara
nani wo shinjite ikite ikunda
Ask yourself the way
There’s nothing to lose or die for!
kako no kizu wo osoreru nara
mirai sae mo suteru you na mon da
The choice is yours to make
This is what I chose to live for!

KANJI

They bring me down
All the world is stereotypical
Playing out rules, but act out another
Look now, you thought you had me by the upper-hand
But I see through the face you’ve covered cynical
Four, unleash the beast that lies inside of you
Three, take on the fire that burns in front of you
Two, let out the fear you feel surrounding you
One, become the soul that you were born to be
たとえ今まで生きたストラテジーを見失っても (It’s time now)
ハンドルを切って暴れる夢のまま突き進め
スリルの無い人生に挑むなら
意味も無い感情を抱くなら
覚悟を決めていくんだろう
自分自信をBREAK AWAY
全てを奪われる運命なら
何を信じて生きていくんだ
Ask yourself the way
There’s nothing to lose or die for!
過去の傷を恐れるなら
未来さえも捨てるようなもんだ
The choice is yours to make
This is what I choose to live for!
罪の意識を捨てるために
ガムシャラに走り出した
矛盾したキレイナコト並べても
今更意味も無いだろう?
『犠牲は自分だけでいい』なんて
正儀の仮面を被ったって
上辺のヒーローになれやしない
そんなの時間の無駄だろう?
Whatever your life throws at you, take it head on
Gotta prove yourself that this is how it goes
Whatever you choose to aim for, make or break it
Gotta live today like it could be your last
たとえこの先選ぶ道が分からなくても (It’s alright)
ハイウエイを飛ばして高鳴る鼓動のまま追い越していけ
スピードの無い現実に負けるなら
宛も無い運命を描くなら
人生を掴んで行くんだろう
自分自身をLEAD THE WAY
僕らの失われる時間の中
何を感じ思い出すの?
Pray your heart to stay
So much you could find to live for
日々の酬いは小さくても
今に任せ歩いていけば
Then you’ll find the way
This is the day
全てを奪われる運命なら
何を信じて生きていくんだ
Ask yourself the way
There’s nothing to lose or die for!
過去の傷を恐れるなら
未来さえも捨てるようなもんだ
The choice is yours to make
This is what I choose to live for!

ENGLISH

They bring me down
All the world is stereotypical
Playing out rules, but act out another
Look now, you thought you had me by the upper-hand
But I see through the face you’ve covered cynical
Four, unleash the beast that lies inside of you
Three, take on the fire that burns in front of you
Two, let out the fear you feel surrounding you
One, become the soul that you were born to be
Even if you’ve lost the strategy you’ve been living with (It’s time now)
Break those handles and push forward with your raging dream
If you want to challenge this unthrilling life
If you still care for those meaningless emotions
You must brace yourself
And break away from yourself
If this destiny steals everything from you,
What would you believe in while alive?
Ask yourself the way
There’s nothing to lose or die for!
If you’re afraid of past scars
You’re like throwing away your future
The choice is yours to make
This is what I choose to live for!
So you can throw away the consciousness of your sins
You’ve ran with reckless abandon
Even if you compare them to the beautiful things you’ve contradicted
It won’t mean anything at this stage
You say “it’s okay if I’m the only sacrifice”
And put on a mask of justice
Don’t be a hero of the upper echleons
It’s just a waste of time
Whatever your life throws at you, take it head on
Gotta prove yourself that this is how it goes
Whatever you choose to aim for, make or break it
Gotta live today like it could be your last
Even if you don’t know what’s on the path you chose (It’s alright)
Take it to the highway and overtake it all with your throbbing heartbeat
If you lose to this speedless reality
If you’re to draw on this stagnant destiny
Take a hold of your life
And lead the way for yourself
Within the time we’ve lost
What emotions could you remember?
Pray your heart to stay
So much you could find to live for
Even if the reward of your days is small
As long as you move forward relying on the present
Then you’ll find the way
This is the day
If this destiny steals everything from you,
What would you believe in while alive?
Ask yourself the way
There’s nothing to lose or die for!
If you’re afraid of past scars
You’re like throwing away your future
The choice is yours to make
This is what I choose to live for!
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