May 15th, 2020

xaininoyama

[LYRICS & TRANSLATION] miwa - Storyteller

The first time I heard this song I got goosebumps. I don't know, maybe it's been awhile since I heard miwa sang a rock song. The composition is sugoi! I love the fact that she both composed and wrote this. I can't help the headbangs! xD

I can tell the lyrics is really miwa-like. She always have something nice to say to the world through her music. The lyrics begins with a negative mindset addressing that darkness that I believe we all have, and then progressing to overcoming ourself. Like what she wrote in Who I am, it is ourself that is always with us, so change for the better starts with ourselves. Even just merely thinking of wanting to be better is like a light suddenly flicked on in the darkness. Hope starts there!

I love translating this kind of lyrics and I'm genuinely hoping it's helping someone somewhere.
That's all, stay safe and healthy folks!



Storyteller
Lyricist: miwa
Composer: miwa


ROMAJI

I'm a storyteller
Dakishimeta watashi to iu monogatari no shujinkou
We don't have to be scared anymore

Osoreteiru koto bakari ga mune ni afurete iru kara
Susumitai no ni susumenaide iru
Hitei no koe bakari ga kokoro ni nokotteru kara
Wakariaitai no ni wakariaenai

Shinjitai shinjirarenai
Itsudatte tatakatteru

I'm a storyteller
Dakishimeta watashi to iu monogatari no shujinkou
We don't have to be scared anymore
I'm a waverider
Tsuneni makeru na
Kurushimi sae norikonashite miseru yo
Soko ni nani ga matteite mo

Kazoekirenai kizu yori kanaetai yume no you ni
Ima dekiru koto dake kangaetetai
Nai mono nedaru yori aru koto ni kidzukitai
Hitsuyou na mono dake areba ii

Muzukashii nante iitakunai
Genkai o koeteyuku

I'm a storyteller
Kimeru no wa watashi igai dare mo dekinain dakara
We don't have to be scared anymore
I'm a waverider
Nigedasu na
Kurayami sae tsukiyabutte miseru yo
Soko ni nani ga matteite mo

I'm a storyteller
Dakishimeta watashi to iu monogatari no shujinkou
We don't have to be scared anymore
I'm a waverider
Tsuneni makeru na
Kurushimi sae norikonashite miseru yo
Soko ni nani ga matteite mo

I'm a storyteller
I'm a waverider
We don't have to be scared anymore

I'm a storyteller
Kimeru no wa watashi igai dare mo dekinain dakara
We don't have to be scared anymore



ENGLISH TRANSLATION

I'm a storyteller
I embraced the protagonist of a story called "Me"
We don't have to be scared anymore

Because only things that I'm scared about are overflowing in my chest
I can't move forward even though I want to
Because what remains in my heart is only a negative voice
I can't be understood even though I want to

I want to believe but I can't
So I'm always fighting

I'm a storyteller
I embraced the protagonist of a story called "Me"
We don't have to be scared anymore
I'm a waverider
Don't keep losing
I'll manage even the pain, I'll show you
No matter what awaits there

Rather than the countless wounds, like the dreams I want to realize
I only want to think about what I can do now
Rather than demanding nonexistent things, I want to notice what's here
It's fine if I have only the necessary things

I don't want to say it's difficult
So I'll exceed the limit

I'm a storyteller
Because no one else but me can decide
We don't have to be scared anymore
I'm a waverider
Don't run away
I'll pierce through even the darkness, I'll show you
No matter what awaits there

I'm a storyteller
I embraced the protagonist of a story called "Me"
We don't have to be scared anymore
I'm a waverider
Don't keep losing
I'll manage even the pain, I'll show you
No matter what awaits there

I'm a storyteller
I'm a waverider
We don't have to be scared anymore

I'm a storyteller
Because no one else but me can decide
We don't have to be scared anymore

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Romanized & translated by Xai (jumpingstorm)

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