Arijan (pronounced "AH-ree-yawn") (tobu_ishi) wrote in fm_alchemist,
Arijan (pronounced "AH-ree-yawn")
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English Lyrics XD

Right, this would be Tobu Ishi speaking, amateur translator, fanfiction author and lyricist. Anyone remember the English version of Bratja posted a while back on this community? Our very own oki_chan graced it with her lovely voice and put it here, and I was completely floored and touched by the response it got.

I didn't have an LJ at the time, but I just got one (today as a matter of fact) and thought I'd repost the lyrics under my own LJ name, to clear up confusion, as well as another song I've translated from the series. All my translations are fully singable, and as close to the literal translation as I can possibly get them. I also try to write good, solid, quality lyrics, since that's a big part of what makes a good song. ^^;;


Bratja / Brothers
from the FMA soundtrack

-edward-
How can I repay you, brother mine?
How can I expect you to forgive?
Clinging to the past, I shed our blood
And shattered your chance to live

Though I knew the laws, I paid no heed
How can I return your wasted breath?
What I didn't know has cost you dear;
For there is no cure for death

Beautiful mother, soft and sweet
Once you were gone we were not complete
Back through the years we reached for you
Alas, it was not to be


And how can I make amends
For all that I took from you?
I led you with hopeless dreams
My brother, I was a fool

-alphonse-
Don't cry for the past now, brother mine
Neither you nor I are free of blame
Nothing can erase the things we did
For the path we took was the same

How could I expect to call you wrong?
How could you be blamed for what we've done?
Both of us were fools in our desires
As we flew too close to the sun

Beautiful mother, soft and sweet
Once you were gone we were not complete
Back through the years we reached for you
Alas, it was not to be


My dreams made me blind and mute
I longed to return to that time
I followed without a word
My brother, the fault is mine

So where do we go from here?
And how to forget and forgive?
What's gone is forever lost
Now all we can do is live





READY STEADY GO!
by L'Arc~en~Ciel

READY STEADY CAN'T HOLD ME BACK
READY STEADY GIVE ME GOOD LUCK
READY STREADY NEVER LOOK BACK
LET'S GET STARTED READY STEADY GO

The scenery whirling around me, blows away in circles before me
I’ll keep on aiming for the goal, and I won’t overlook my target anymore
Ordinary maps have no answers, might as well burn them to ashes
I’ll just believe with all my heart, I’ll find the answer here in my hands and start

With all my speed –and my strength- I’m running after you now
The pounding hammer of my heart feels like it’s gonna blow apart my body any step now
I hear your voice –calling out- and echoing around me
We’ve got no time to hang around so on your mark and touch the ground and
READY STEADY GO

Wrap me in your arms even briefly, it’s enough to heal me completely
I may be battered head to toe, but still I’ll never let them take away my soul
If I can get over these hills, you’ll be waiting there for me still
Somewhere beyond the other side, I’ll pour out everything I’ve bottled up inside

With all my speed –and my strength- I’m running after you now
The pounding hammer of my heart feels like it’s gonna blow apart my body any step now
I hear your voice –calling out- and echoing around me
We’ve got no time to hang around so on your mark and touch the ground and
READY STEADY GO

READY STEADY CAN'T HOLD ME BACK
READY STEADY GIVE ME GOOD LUCK
READY STREADY NEVER LOOK BACK
LET'S GET STARTED READY STEADY GO

Beneath the sky –my heart- will run to you forever
But all the feelings in my mind just spin in circles and I find that I can’t make them silent
I’ll find you soon –if I try- for just a little longer
The sun is shining hot today as if it’s lighting up my way so
READY STEADY GO
And PLEASE TRUST ME


If you have any questions on rhythm, why I translated a certain bit the way I did, suggestions on things to adjust, requests for songs to translate next time, etc., go ahead and comment. Concrit is my bread and apple butter. ^_^
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