Weekly Music Pick: Song For…

Missed 2 weeks of Weekly Music Picks, for that I have to apologize and explain. Real life (aka) work caught up with me, some major changes gonna occur in the next few weeks, some of which I am looking forward to, others which I had hoped to avoid. With that said, back to the song.

This week’s song comes from Zoids Chaotic Century, a TV anime series that aired from fall 1999 to winter 2000. The pick is the first ending theme by a Jrock group called Dear, entitled “Song For…”, an energetic rock ballad. I always liked this song from the moment I heard it because it fills me with a sense of yearning, a hunger for something I cannot put a finger on.

The song is also famous as the theme for an inspiring Guilty Gear combo video, entitled simply as “Song For…”, featuring 1 of the most eccentric guilty gear characters Zappa.

Song lyrics in Japanese below. Rough translations by me are below the Japanese lyrics.

歌詞
この詩よ届けキミに 儚い愛 空を見上げ
乾いた風が哀し気に

冷めた街に生まれ 触れる心冷たくて
言 葉は誰にでも 意味のない嘘をついた

気付き始めた人は いつの時代もso
愛を知れば その優しさに傷付きながらも 求めるもの

こ の詩よ届けキミに 儚い愛 空を見上げ
乾いた風が哀し気に 躰を通り過ぎて

キミを知った街 数えきれぬ傷を持つ

忘 れかけていた 温もりに安らぐ愛
時を越えた日々 抱き合う二人求め合えば 心癒す

この詩よ届けキミに 儚い愛 空を見上げ
乾 いた風が哀し気に 躰を通り過ぎて

この詩よ届けキミに 儚い愛 空を見上げ
乾いた風が哀し気に 躰を通り過ぎて

限り無く 響く詩(こえ)は 今はもう届かないのかい?
遠く消えた愛は今も 心の中で微笑む

Rough Translations

This song for you, a transient love, looking up at the sky
The dry wind has a sense of sadness.

From the cold streets is born a lie meaningless to anyone
That freezes any heart that touches it

When people from any generation realized it,
To know love is to seek its kind cruelty.

This song for you, a transient love, looking up at the sky,
The dry wind cuts through the body with a sense of sadness.

This street that you know, harbors countless hurts.

Betting upon the warm contentment of this love that I might forget,
Those days that surpass time where the two of us embraced and healed my heart.

This song for you, a transient love, looking up at the sky,
The dry wind cuts through the body with a sense of sadness.

This song for you, a transient love, looking up at the sky,
The dry wind cuts through the body with a sense of sadness.

Even now, does this song with its endless reverberations reach you?
Even now, your faraway love smiles at me within my heart.

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