RADWIMPS – Order Made

Translated lyrics after the cut. Source.

きっと僕は尋ねられたんだろう。
I think I must have been asked this once.
生まれる前、どこかのだれかに。
Before I was born, by someone, somewhere.
「未来と過去どちらか1つを見れるようにしてあげるからさ。
“Choose one: the past, or the future, and I will allow you to see it.
どっちがいい?
Which will it be?
どっちがいい?」
Which will it be?”

そして僕は過去を選んだんだろう。
And I probably decided on the past.
強い人より優しい人になれるように、なれますようにと。
So that, rather than just strong, I could become kind, become kind.
想い出ってなんだか分かるように。
So that I could understand what memories are.

続けて誰かさんは僕に言う。
Next, that ‘somebody’ told me this.
「腕も足も口も耳も目も、
“I’ll give you arms and legs and mouths and ears and eyes,
心臓もおっぱいも鼻の穴も
Hearts and breasts and nostrils.
二つづつ付けてあげるからね。
I’ll give you two of each one.
いいでしょ?
Isn’t that great?
いいでしょ?」
Isn’t that great?”

だけど僕はお願いしたんだよ。
But then I made a request.
口は1つだけで良いです、と。
I said, I’d be fine with just one mouth.
僕が一人で喧嘩しないように、
So I wouldn’t argue with myself;
一人とだけキスが出来るように。
So I could only kiss one person.

忘れたい。
I want to forget.
でも忘れない。
But somehow, I can’t.
こんな想いをなんと呼ぶのかい?
What do you call this kind of feeling?

少し不機嫌な顔のその人は
Looking a little disappointed,
また仕方なく話し始めた。
The person continued with his explanation.
「一番大事な心臓はさ、
“The hearts are most important,
両胸に付けてあげるからね。
So I’ll put one behind each of your breasts.
いいでしょ?
Isn’t that great?
いいでしょ?」
Isn’t that great?”

またまた僕はお願いしたんだ。
But, once more, I had a request to make.
恐れ入りますが、この僕には
I’m awfully sorry, but to be honest,
右側の心臓は要りません。
I really don’t need a heart on the right.
我が儘ばかり言ってすいません。
Sorry to keep troubling you like this.

僕に大切な人が出来て、
It’s so that when I find that one special person,
その娘(こ)抱きしめる時、初めて
And hold her close to me for the first time,
二つの鼓動がちゃんと胸の
Only then will I finally be able to feel
両側で鳴るのが分かるように。
Two hearts beating, one on each side.

左は僕ので、右は君の。
The left one mine, the right, yours.
左は君ので、右は僕の。
The left one yours, the right, mine.
一人じゃ何処か欠けてるように。
So that alone, I’ll always be lacking something.
一人でなど生きていかないように。
So that I won’t be able to just go on living alone.

忘れたい。
I want to forget.
でも忘れない。
But somehow, I can’t.
こんな想いをなんと呼ぶのかい?
What do you call this kind of feeling?

胸が騒がしい。
My chest is pounding,
でも懐かしい。
Yet somehow it seems familiar.
こんな想いをなんと呼ぶのかい?
What do you call this kind of feeling?

「そう言えば最後にもう一つだけ。
“Ah, that reminds me, there’s one last thing.
涙をオプションで付けようか?
Would you like us to add in tears as well?
無くても全然支障はないけど。
You’d have no problems without them,
面倒だからって付けない人もいるよ。
But some people find them annoying, so they opt out.
どうする?
What would you like?
どうする?」
What would you like?”

そして僕はお願いしたんだ。
In the end, I asked him to add them in.
強い人より優しい人になれるように、なれますようにと。
So that, rather than just strong, I could become kind, become kind.
大切って何だか分かるように。
So I could understand what it means to hold something dear.

「あ、ちなみに涙の味だけでも
“Oh, while we’re at it, the tears will need a flavour.
君の好きな味を選んでよ。
So I’d just like you to choose which one you’d prefer.
酸っぱくしたり、しょっぱくしたり、辛くしたり、甘くしたり。
We have sour, salty, spicy, sweet.
どれでも好きなのを選んでよ。
You can choose whichever you like.
どれが良い?
Which will you have?
どれが良い?」
Which will you have?”

望み通り全てが叶えられているでしょ。
Everything was put together just as requested,
だから涙に暮れるその顔はちゃんと見せてよ。
So wipe those tears away and let me see your face.
さあ、誇らしげに見せてよ。
Come on, show it to me with pride.

本当にありがとうございました。
Thank you so much for everything.
色々とお手数をかけました。
Sorry to have caused you so much trouble.
最後に1つだけ良いですか?
But could I just ask one last thing?
「どっかでお会いしたことありますか?」
“Have we met somewhere before?”

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2 Comments on “RADWIMPS – Order Made”

  1. enilit Says:

    Hey. Are you, like, still alive? :P

  2. siehjin Says:

    more than a year later, i echo tienli’s enquiry.

    you blog very regularly – once a year. =P

    how r u?


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