MISTAKE

cdjMISTAKE

Vocals: Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Music: Nanahoshi Kangengakudan (ナナホシ管弦楽団)
Album: MONSTER BEERGARDEN
Circle: Iron Quality
Release Date: April 28, 2013

Requested by: Idan

Translating something like this is challenging because it pulls no punches. It’s gritty and direct, which isn’t how I normally write. I didn’t get the tone quite right, but feel free to use your imagination to dig deeper into the grittiness of this song.


ハイウェイはまだちょっと遠いが
この街におさらばしたら
少しは背伸びした気分になるだろう
歳だけ増えたってどうにも
変われる気があんましないや
そりゃそうだろ 中身は子供のまんまだ

haiuei wa mada chotto tooi ga
kono machi ni osaraba shitara
sukoshi wa senobi shita kibun ni naru darou
toshi dake fueta tte dou nimo
kawareru ki ga anma shinai ya
sorya sou daro nakami wa kodomo no manma da

The highway’s still a bit further away
but if I bid farewell to this road
maybe I’ll feel like I’ve grown a bit taller?
Even though my years add up
I don’t really feel like I’ve changed.
That’s that, I guess. I’m still just a kid inside.

変わりたいと願う意志 反面
変わらない美学を それもまたアリと肯定した
若(あお)いと嘲笑った傍観者達はみんなよく似てた
嫌な面に 悟ったような眼

kawaritai to negau ishi hanmen
kawaranai bigaku o sore mo mata ari to koutei shita
aoi to azawaratta boukansha-tachi wa minna yoku niteta
iya na tsura ni satotta you na me

I wish to change. On the other hand…
I affirmed that unchanging aesthetics still exist.
All the onlookers who sneered at me and called me green were all the same.
The eyes in their disagreeable faces seemed to understand.

どうしようもない馬鹿の称号を
俺になすりつけた奴らに
中指立てて笑い飛ばすのさ
ざまあないぜベイベー
邁進の弾丸はよく飛ぶぞ 残存勢力はあとわずか
悔いなど無意味だって
引きずるMISTAKE 撃ち抜いて

dou shiyou mo nai baka no shougou o
ore ni nasuri tsuketa yatsura ni
nakayubi tatete warai tobasu no sa
zamaa nai ze beibee
maishin no dangan wa yoku tobu zo zanson seiryoku wa ato wazuka
kui nado muimi datte
hikizuru MISTAKE uchinuite

I’ll stick my middle finger up and laugh
at those fools who gave me the title
of ‘helpless idiot.’
You had it coming, baby!
The dauntless bullets fly well. There’s only a little might remaining.
Though stuff like regret is meaningless,
I drag along my MISTAKE. I fire my weapon.

“歯車が狂っちまったよ”
“こんなハズじゃなかったのに”
悲劇の主人公気取ったつもりかい
与えられてた選択肢は
壁一面に打ち付けた
コンクリート針の肖像によく似ていた

“haguruma ga kucchimatta yo”
“konna hazu ja nakatta noni”
higeki no shujinkou kidotta tsumori kai
ataerareteta sentakushi wa
kabe ichimen ni uchi tsuketa
konkuriito hari no shouzou ni yoku nite ita

“The gears have gone mad!”
“It wasn’t supposed to be like this…”
Did you plan to act like the star of a tragedy?
The choice you’ve been granted
is to bang your head against the wall.
You looked like a portrait made from concrete needles.

弾け飛んだトラウマと葛藤
過ちって常套句は 過ぎてからと書くんだぜ
笑えない自伝だろ
未来を語り合った友の 久々に見た背中には
強く刻まれた未踏の地図

hajike tonda torauma to kattou
ayamachi tte joutouku wa sugite kara to kaku ndaze
waraenai jiden daro
mirai o katari atta tomo no hisabisa ni mita senaka niwa
tsuyoku kizamareta mitou no chizu

I shot off trauma and conflict.
After the time passes by, I’ll write down that cliché: fault.
This autobiography probably isn’t funny.
I saw my friend from behind for the first time in a while. We once spoke about the future.
Their back was an untrodden map that had been firmly engraved.

“冗談じゃねえ 齢十八で
リアリスト気取んのはちょい寒いぜ”
未来の俺が誑かすんだよ 他人事みたいに
研鑽のナイフを突き立てろ 生存戦略は前のめり
取り返しはきかんぞ イカしたMISTAKE 腹括れ
観衆も囚人も倦怠期 甘言は毛頭知らんフリで
食傷気味のランカーに狼狽 こちとらもう不退転
現実と妄想の境界線
ディーラーの采配はnobodyknows
御託は後払いだ 撃鉄を起こせ

“joudan ja nee yowai juuhachi de
riarisuto kidonn no wa choi samui ze”
mirai no ore ga taburakasu nda yo taningoto mitai ni
kensan no naifu o tsuki tatero seizon senryaku wa mae no meri
torikaeshi wa kikan zo ika shita MISTAKE hara kubire
kanshuu mo shuujin mo kentaiki kangen wa moutou shiran furi de
shokushougimi no rankaa ni roubai kochitora mou futaiten
genjitsu to mousou no kyoukaisen
diiraa no saihai wa nobodyknows
gotaku wa gobarai da gekitetsu o okose

“Don’t be silly! It’s so cold
to have to be a realist once you reach 18.”
My future self deceives me like it’s someone else’s problem.
I’ll thrust in my deep knife. I haven’t thought through my survival strategy.
You can’t get it back. I revive my MISTAKE. My stomach’s tied up.
Spectators and prisoners are in a rut. I pretend to not know the least about fooling around.
There’s confusion among the fed up ranked players. We’re already determined.
This is the boundary between reality and delusions.
As for the dealer’s orders? Nobody knows.
Let’s hold off on tedious talk. Raise the firing hammer!

Seize the day. Nobody can’t hold me back.
I don’t fall back anymore.
Mistakes can make up me gushing in the sky.
Get ready.
I rockin’ my BLASTGUSH.

誰に後ろ指さされても 我が身を信じて選んだ道
「ここらで終わりだ」って
ふざけろMISTAKE まだやれる

dare ni ushiroyubi sasaretemo wagami o shinjite eranda michi
“kokora de owari da” tte
fuzakero MISTAKE mada yareru

Even if I’m talked about by others, I believed in myself and chose this path.
“Things will end here.”
Cut it out. MISTAKE. I can keep going.

どうしようもない馬鹿の称号を
俺になすりつけた奴らへ
そうさ我こそは金メダル級の
イカれた駄目人間
残念な偏見はNo.39 将来見えんのは他人事か?
正気か? 酩酊状態
不埒なMISTAKE 吐き捨てて

dou shiyou mo nai baka no shougou o
ore ni nasuri tsuketa yatsura e
sou sa ware koso wa kin medaru kyuu no
ikareta dame ningen
zan’nen na henken wa No.39 shourai mien no wa taningoto ka?
shouki ka? meitei joutai
furachi na MISTAKE haki sutete

To those fools who gave me the title
of ‘helpless idiot’—
Yeah, that’s right! I’m a gold medallist
in being a failure.
Unfortunate prejudices are no. 39. Is it somebody else’s problem that we can’t see the future?
Sober? I’m intoxicated.
My insolent MISTAKE is what I spit out.

放て
迸れよMISTAKE
未来(さき)へ
解き放て世界を
飛ばせ 今 結実する世迷言(メッセージ)
そんなの無意味だって
んなこたないぜ 言わせとけ
悔いなど奪い去って
弾けろMISTAKE その先へ

hanate
hotobashire yo MISTAKE
saki e
toki hanate sekai o
tobase ima ketsujitsu suru messeeji
sonna no muimi datte
nna koto nai ze iwasetoke
kui nado ubai satte
hajikero MISTAKE sono saki e

Be free
And surge out! MISTAKE.
Aim for the future
and release the world.
Take flight! Now, the messages bear fruit.
Even if it’s meaningless,
There’s no way that’s true. Let them say it.
I’ll take away all those regrets
and fire my MISTAKE. Aim beyond here…

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