“Time Flies” Lyrics & Translation

Posted on November 21, 2009 by Tobias in Translations

Song Title(Japanese): Time Flies
Song Title(Romanized): Time Flies
Song Title(English): Time Flies
Lyrics: Koshi Inaba
Music: Takahiro Matsumoto

Translated by Tobias
(Translation is at the bottom)
(Note: The red text is not part of the official lyrics, but is sung in the song)

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Lyrics (Japanese):
まっくらいトンネルを 歩き続けているような
毎日が続いて ヘコむけど
ボクのせいじゃないと 口に出してしまったら
そこから先には 道はない

自分のせいだと思えばいい そして自分を変えればいい

あっという間に夜が来て 半分かけた月を見る
今日一日なにをした? そんな事考えたくも無い

(Time Flies Time Flies)

じんわり 確実に 今日も宇宙はふくらんで
キミとの間も 離れてゆく

がっかりしてるに決まっている 勝手に想い さらに離れる

あっという間に陽が昇り あんまり眠れたような気がしない
できる事は全部やった 無理やりそう思いたいだけ
(Oh yeah)ボクは誰だ? どんなやつ? まだ学べることあるだろう
キミは誰だ? どんなのが好き? 世の中知らないことだらけ

(Time Flies Time Flies)
(Oh yeah)

楽なことだけしたいのなら それなりにだれか笑わせて
あっという間に命など 燃え尽きてしまうというのに
様子ばかりうかがって すべてが相手と運まかせ
(Oh yeah)あっという間に陽が昇り あんまり眠れたような気がしない(Oh 眠れない)
ただ呆然と失うのはイヤ ボクはもっとキミを知りたい

Lyrics (Romaji):
makkurai tonneru wo aruki tsuzuketeiru you na
mainichi ga tsuzuite hekomu kedo

boku no sei ja nai to kuchi ni dashiteshimattara
soko kara saki ni ha michi ha nai

jibun no sei da to omoeba ii soshite jibun wo kaereba ii

attoiu ma ni yoru ga kite hanbun kaketa tsuki wo miru
kyou ichi nichi nani wo shita? Sonna koto kangaetaku mo nai

(Time Flies Time Flies)

jinwari kakujitsu ni kyou mo uchuu ha fukurande
kimi to no aida mo hanareteyuku

gakkari shiteru ni kimatteiru katte ni omoi sara ni hanareru

attoiu ma ni hi ga nobori anmari nemureta you na ki ga shinai
dekiru koto ha zenbu yatta muri yari sou omoitai dake
(Oh yeah) boku ha dare da? donna yatsu? mada manaberu koto aru darou
kimi ha dare da? donna no ga suki? yo no naka shiranai koto darake

(Time Flies Time Flies)

(Oh yeah)

raku na koto dake shitai no nara sore nari ni dare ka warawasete

attoiu ma ni inochi nado moetsukiteshimau to iu no ni
yousu bakari ukagatte subete ga aite to unmakase

(Oh yeah) attoiu ma ni hi ga nobori anmari nemureta you na ki ga shinai (Oh nemurenai)
tada bouzen to ushinai no ha iya boku ha motto kimi wo shiritai

Lyrics (English):
Just like walking through an endless pitch-black tunnel
Every day comes and passes, leaving me depressed

If I claim that all of this is no fault of mine,
There's never gonna be a way out

I should accept that I'm in the wrong, and set out to change myself

Suddenly, the night comes, and I find myself looking to that crescent moon
What is it that I've done today?  I'd rather not think about it

(Time Flies, Time Flies)

Today, I'm making an effort to knowingly broaden my horizons
And drift away from you

It's obvious you're disappointed with my leaving you so suddenly

Suddenly, another day arrives, and I'm not getting that feeling that I've slept lately
Just want to force myself into thinking that I did everything I could.
(Oh yeah) Who am I?  What kind of person?  There's so much left for me to learn
Who are you?  What do you like?  So much that I don't yet know about this world

(Time Flies, Time Flies)

(Oh yeah)

If all you want is pleasantries, have at it, and let people laugh at you

Suddenly, life comes to an end in an instant
I await better times, and hope it'll all go well with my partner

(Oh yeah) Before you see it, another day rises and I don't seem to have the feeling that I've slept lately  (Oh I can't sleep)
I merely loathe losing my confusion, and only want to get to know you better

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“Freedom Train” Lyrics & Translation

Posted on November 20, 2009 by Tobias in Translations

Song Title(Japanese): Freedom Train
Song Title(Romanized): Freedom Train
Song Title(English): Freedom Train

Lyrics: Koshi Inaba
Music: Takahiro Matsumoto

Translated by Tobias
(Translation is at the bottom)
(Note: The red text is not part of the official lyrics, but is sung in the song)
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Lyrics (Japanese):

(We're on the Freedom Train)

すべて思いどおりになるのが自由
そんな誤解してるから 簡単にうろたえる

さぁまた出発の時間だ どうする?

引き返さない 急に止まれない
We're on the Freedom Train 心決めたら
吹き飛んでゆく 涙も声も
You're on the Freedom Train ただ一度きり

考え込んだって構わない 君の自由
行き先を選ぶこと それは君の責務(つとめ)

不満なら降りればいい スピードが鈍るからね(Oh, yeah)

引き返さない 急に止まれない
We're on the Freedom Train 心決めたら
純な想いだけ 燃やしながら
You're on the Freedom Train 終点だけめざす

あれもこれもって そんなのどっちつかず
We're on the Freedom Train みんな逃げてくよ
恨んじゃいけない 妬んじゃいけない
You're on the Freedom Train 潔く走れ

(みなさん! 何かにつけて自由自由って言いますけど)(Set me free!)
(別に自由はあなただけのものでも、楽なものでもありませんよ!)(Set me free!)
(自由への道は時として長く、寂しく、そして険しいのです!)

引き返さない 急に止まれない
We're on the Freedom Train 心決めたら
吹き飛んでゆく 涙も声も
You're on the Freedom Train ただ一度きり

幸せはどこにも落ちていない
We're on the Freedom Train 自分の中にある
選んだレールの上にしかないもの
You're on the Freedom Train(Uh!)それこそが自由

Lyrics (Romaji):

(We're on the Freedom Train)

subete omoidoori ni naru no ga jiyuu
sonna gokai shiteru kara kantan ni urotaeru

saa mata shuppatsu no jikan da dou suru?

hikikaesanai kyuu ni tomarenai
We're on the Freedom Train kokoro kimetara
fukitondeyuku namida mo koe mo
You're on the Freedom Train tada ichido kiri

kangaekonda tte kamawanai kimi no jiyuu
iki saki wo erabu koto sore ha kimi no tsutome

fuman nara orireba ii supiido ga niburu kara ne (Oh yeah)

hikikaesanai kyuu ni tomarenai
We're on the Freedom Train kokoro kimetara
jun na omoi dake moyashinagara
You're on the Freedom Train shuuten dake mezasu

are mo kore mo tte sonna no docchi tsukazu
We're on the Freedom Train minna nigeteku yo
uran ja ikenai netan ja ikenai
You're on the Freedom Train isagiyoku hashire

(minasan! Nani ka ni tsukete jiyuu jiyuu tte iimasu kedo)(Set me free!)
(betsu ni jiyuu ha anata dake no mono demo, raku na mono demo arimasen yo!)(Set me free!)
(jiyuu he no machi ha toki toshite nagaku, sabishiku, soshite kewashii mono desu!)

hikikaesanai kyuu ni tomarenai
We're on the Freedom Train kokoro kimetara
fukitondeyuku namida mo koe mo
You're on the Freedom Train tada ichido kiri

shiawase ha doko ni mo ochiteinai
We're on the Freedom Train jibun no naka ni aru
eranda reeru no ue ni shika nai mono
You're on the Freedom Train (Uh!) sore koso ga jiyuu

Lyrics (English):

(We're on the Freedom Train)

Freedom is everything, manifesting in just the way you imagined
You're misunderstanding, making a habit of losing your temper with ease

It's departure time again, what do you plan to do?

There's no turning back, we can't make a sudden stop
We're on the Freedom Train, If you make up your mind
We'll disappear with our voices and tears in hand
You're on the Freedom Train just once

I don't mind your contemplation, it's your own freedom
It's your call to choose whether to take those forward steps

If you're unsatisfied, now's the time to get off while the speed is on the decline  (Oh, yeah)

There's no turning back, we can't make a sudden stop
We're on the Freedom Train, If you make up your mind
While only pure memories illuminate themselves
You're on the Freedom Train, you'll only wake up at end of the line

Not understanding this or that
We're on the Freedom Train, Everybody's on the run
You have to accuse, have to be jealous
You're on the Freedom Train, Run bravely

(Everyone! You call it freedom if you're talking about something associated with freedom, but--)(Set me free!)
(Even though freedom is in your possession, it doesn't mean that it'll always be pleasant!)(Set me free!)
(The path to freedom is long in terms of time, and painful, and it's demanding!)

There's no turning back, we can't make a sudden stop
We're on the Freedom Train, If you make up your mind
We'll disappear with our voices and tears in hand
You're on the Freedom Train just once

Happiness doesn't come from anywhere
We're on the Freedom Train, It's inside of you
The things that lie ahead on the rail that only you've chosen
You're on the Freedom Train (Uh!) That's freedom

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Messages from Tak and Koshi & “Long time no see” as Theme Song

Posted on November 17, 2009 by Tobias in News

"Long time no see" has been announced as the theme song for the drama show "Salaryman Kintaro 2", which will start airing on TV Asahi in January, 2010. If you want to check it out, here's the official homepage: http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/kintaro/

With B'z 17th official studio album "MAGIC" out of the door, Tak and Koshi have put up their messages directed at their fans:

bz_magic_message

Tak's Message:

Seriously! It's MAGIC!!
Tak

Koshi's Message:

This is an album that shows the awesomeness of the band.
It was fun producing it!!
Pump up the volume and listen to it☆
Koshi Inaba

Koshi Inaba Working on New Solo Project?

Posted on November 16, 2009 by Tobias in News, Other

I must say, I really love the way Stevie Salas posts his news updates on his website. You really get to know what he's been up to. In an update dated November 15th, Koshi Inaba is mentioned. He apparently flew out to L.A. to record 6 new songs with Stevie Salas for his new solo CD.

We should see the official update in a few days, I guess.

See the news update from Stevie Salas' website here:

ADAM LAMBERT AND BOWIE IVORY , KRIS ALLEN ROCKS CONAN , ALLISON IRAHETA SLASHES MY EYEBROW , KOSHI INABA FROM THE BZ JAPAN BRINGS THE NEW , ARBOR LIVE! SEASON 2 AND STEVIE HAS A NEW I PHONE GUITAR GAME ON THE WAY!

sorry for the LONG delay between blogs but i have not had a day off in two years!!!
i have not surfed since jan in costa rica and once again i have well over 150 thousand miles traveled in the air ....uggggg
since i landed in the states from germany to rock the nammy's sept 27th i have been knee deep into my music directing gig with american idols kris allen , adam lambert and allison iraheta and doing three at once is madness!!! no sleep BUT the music is fantastic and the bands are awesome....loads of things goin on like me and kris allen playing football on the miami dolphins field before the dolphin saints game as well as kris killin it last night on conan o'brian OR gettin to arrange the massive adam lambert debut at the american music awards coming nov 22nd....me and adam went to the studio of the david bowie piano legend mike garson who is my hero ( been with bowie since the ziggy years) creating a show intro and watching him play with adam singing together was such a musical treat...so watch the american music awards cuz its gonna be HUGE!! and later that night allison iraheta who is the most awesome chick rocker of life took the clippers while i was getting my hair cut in her studio and buzzed a slice out of my eyebrow...i have a great photo perhaps you will see it one day......ALSO in between all this the mighty koshi ianaba from the japan super group bz flew to LA and we recorded 6 new tracks for his solo cd and his new stuff is on point!!
ARBOR LIVE!!! was picked up for a 2nd season and also now signed with tv giants tri con...... we will be shooting soon in canada starting right after i host this years canadian aboriginal awards dinner in hamilton onterio nov. 26th and last but not least GET READY FOR MY NEW I PHONE GUITAR GAME APP THAT WILL BE OUT IN DEC....ROCKSTAR SOLOS
ok more after i finish in new york in dec...
stevie

B’z LIVE-GYM 2010 “Ain’t no Magic” Logo & Support Members announced

Posted on November 4, 2009 by Tobias in News

The tour logo has been posted on B'z Official Website today:

aintnomagic_logo

I hope you all like it as much as I do. I think it's very original. Furthermore, support members have been announced along with revealing the logo:

Masuda Takanobu -- Keyboards
Barry Sparks -- Bass
Shane Gaalaas -- Drums

Ohta Shinichiro and Akihito Tokunaga are not on the dream team this time.

Slash Interview on Koshi & SAHARA

Posted on November 2, 2009 by Tobias in News

Just the other day, and with the release of his first solo single impending, Slash did a TV interview to promote it. Given that it was for a Japanese story, the focus was obviously on his collaboration with Koshi and how it went and came about. Running at just under three minutes, it's nice to see more and more Western artists taking notice of Tak & Koshi's work.

You can view the interview in full here on YouTube.

Update(11/8/2009): The video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by the TV channel, so I've put it right up on our servers for you to enjoy.

As was noted before, look forward to SAHARA's release on November 11th as a Japan-exclusive single (which shouldn't stop you from importing it, of course!).

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MAGIC Samples & Radio Special Now Online

Posted on November 2, 2009 by Tobias in News

B'z-Magic-cvrThe new album, MAGIC, is set to be released in a few weeks, which inevitably meant we were in for the sample treatment. On the official band site, samples of every song are now available and they are sounding brilliant. There seem to be no shortage of hard rock tunes, either.

Check out those samples here, but that isn't all. One month ago (as Tobias reported here), B'z were on bayfm78 to play back some songs from the new album and talk about their career. That radio show is now available online with no region restriction. (The stream is only available until December 31st, 2009) You can hear several songs from the new album in streaming quality as well as listen to Tak & Koshi on the station's designated subsite. The songs featured are the Introduction, TINY DROPS, and the titular track, MAGIC.

Not much else to note on the new album front aside from a bit of information coming out about the CD+DVD edition. The backstage documentary included in that edition has a runtime of 67 minutes, so see if that factors into which edition you decide to purchase.

MAGIC will be released on November 18th in both a CD edition and a CD+DVD special edition, for 2940 Yen and 3780 Yen respectively.

Update: Apparently, the show proved so popular that it was viewed online 10,000 times within the first day of being uploaded.

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Eric Martin To Cover Itsuka, Sample Released

Posted on November 2, 2009 by Tobias in News

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We originally planned to post this back when it was first announced, but now that the samples are out, it'll be a much more interesting news bit.

Eric Martin, who most of you will recognize as the vocalist and chief lyricist for Tak's supergroup project back in 2004, TMG (as well as the frontman of Mr. Big), has another "Mr. Vocalist" collection coming out. Martin has been recording covers of predominantly Japanese songs for cover collections (aimed entirely at the Japanese market, as you may expect) for three albums now.

Well, the latest one is focused on the upcoming quintessential holiday of Christmas, and you know it wouldn't be a music Christmas without a certain B'z song.

The tracklisting is as follows:

01. Christmas Eve
02. Winter Song
03. Itsuka no Merry Christmas (English Version)
04. Christmas Carol no koro ni ha
05. Shiroi Koibito-tachi
06. Silent Eve
07. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
08. Koibito-tachi no Christmas
09. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
10. Last Christmas
11. Do They Know It's Christmas?
12. White Christmas

As denoted above, Eric Martin's cover of Itsuka no Merry Christmas by our favorite band will be an English cover. After quite a bit of a wait, you can finally hear a sample of it here.

Mr. Vocalist X'Mas is to be released on November 11th, the same day as Slash's SAHARA single featuring Koshi on vocals.

For those eager to grab a copy of this CD, here are the places you can order it at:

Order at: http://www.CDJapan.co.jp
Order at: http://www.yesasia.com/us/
Order at: http://www.yesasia.com/global/