楽園 rakuen, "Paradise"

Lyrics: RUMIKO
Composition: SHOJI
Performed by: CAVE
Translation & romaji by: teddiursa

rakuen

Paradise

shizumanai taiyou dokomademo nobaru no sa
"yume wa yume" nante owarasenai deshou
"kantan ni sutenaideyou" sakihajimeta tsubomi wo
hirakikaketa te ni wa... "himitsu no rakuen"

The sun stays up, and it keeps rising forever
Surely you're done with telling yourself "let dreams be dreams"?
Don't be so eager to throw away those newly-sprouted buds peeking out of your hands
It's your own secret paradise

massugu na reeru to kewashii ruuto
iku ikanai mo all of yourself
kago no naka de yubiorikazoe wa mou akitandesu

You can take the easy path, or the steeper road
Whichever you choose, you'll have to live with yourself
I'm sick and tired of being stuck in a cage, just counting down the days

Respect! Boys tsuyogari show me bukiyou demo chizu egaite
soshite tachidomarazu arukimashou

Respect! Boys, show me your courage
Draw a map, even if it's only rough
And then head straight for your destination

shizumanai taiyou fukanou wo kanou ni shite
yumemonogatari wa katari wa shinai
"ikiume ni shinaideyou" me wo dashiteru yokubou
me no oku ni hisomu... "himitsu no rakuen"

The sun stays up, so the impossible becomes possible
I'm not gonna waste my time chasing pipe dreams
Your desires have only just sprouted - don't bury them alive
Inside the buds is a secret paradise

choushi ii biito to sabita rizumu
ikasu korosu mo all of your freedom
moratta kyandii wo nametsukiyuku wa mou akitandesu

A beat with a good feeling and a worn-out rhythm
It's your choice whether you make the best of it or not
I'm sick and tired of always licking the candy I've been given

Respect! Girls kowagari guard aisouwarai wa mou iranai
dakara doku sarezu ni waraimashou

Respect! Girls, you don't need to guard your fears with forced smiles anymore
You can smile like you mean it now

shizumanai taiyou kimi no you ni naretara
fujiyuu wo jiyuu ni joushiki wo koete
"jibun wo shinjitai you" michi mayou koto aru kedo
mune ni kakushiteru... "himitsu no rakuen"

The sun stays up, and if it were more like you
it'd free us from limitations, more than we could imagine
Sometimes we want to believe in ourselves, but end up getting lost along the way
But even so, you hold your own secret paradise in your heart

"kimi wa itsumade owarinaki yume wo miru?" doko made makaritooru...
young voice never give up kami ga kangaeru yori
more and more kiseki wa tsuzuku deshou...

"Are you ever going to get your head out of the clouds?" they always ask... will it ever stop?
Young voice never give up
You'll keep finding miracles, even more than a god could grant you