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DICK RIDING OLYMPIC CHAMPION TOMOYA NAGASE ([personal profile] hontontoko) wrote2016-12-03 09:48 pm
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[LYRICS] TOKIO - Low Rider

From the Ai! Wanna be with you... single, released in 2016
Lyrics & Composition by Tomoya Nagase
Arranged by TOKIO

KANJI
変な時間に迷って何処かに行きたくなって
キャップ逆に被って車の鍵持った

Won't be long そうだろう?
Rolling Rolling Rolling
Rolling Rolling Lone...
Lonely Lonely Lonely
Lonely Lonely Won't be long...

傷だらけの道をのらりくらり君のいるとこへ
明日のこと考えたくないからマジで
あのヘッドライトが未来過去も照らしているよ
Baby Baby Baby Midnight...
Baby Baby Baby...

都会の冷たい風今は心地がいいって
なんてことないラジオで心踊らされ

Won't be long そうだよ
Rolling Rolling Rolling
Rolling Rolling Lone...
Lonely Lonely Lonely
Lonely Lonely Won't be long...

傷だらけの心上がり下がり君のいるとこへ
明日のこと忘れてしまうそれもアリです
あのテールライトが消えては点き繰り返すように
Ready Ready Ready Sunrise...
Ready Ready Ready...

傷だらけの道をのらりくらり君のいるとこへ
明日のこと考えたくないからマジで
あのヘッドライトが未来過去も照らしているよ
Baby Baby Baby Midnight...
Baby Baby Baby...

ROMAJI
Hen na jikan ni mayotte dokoka ni ikitaku natte
Kyappu gyaku ni koumutte kuruma no kagi motta

Won't be long sou darou?
Rolling Rolling Rolling
Rolling Rolling Lone...
Lonely Lonely Lonely
Lonely Lonely Won't be long...

Kizu darake no michi o norarikurari kimi no iru toko e
Ashita no koto kangaetakunai kara maji de
Ano HEADLIGHT ga mirai kako mo terashiteiru yo
Baby Baby Baby Midnight...
Baby Baby Baby...

Tokai no tsumetai kaze ima wa kokochi ga ii tte
Nante koto nai rajio de kokoro odorasare

Won't be long sou da yo
Rolling Rolling Rolling
Rolling Rolling Lone...
Lonely Lonely Lonely
Lonely Lonely Won't be long...

Kizu darake no kokoro agari sagari kimi no iru toko e
Ashita no koto wasureteshimau sore mo ari desu
Ano TAILLIGHT ga kiete wa tsuki kurikaesu you ni
Ready Ready Ready Sunrise...
Ready Ready Ready...

Kizu darake no michi o norarikurari kimi no iru toko e
Ashita no koto kangaetakunai kara maji de
Ano HEADLIGHT ga mirai kako mo terashiteiru yo
Baby Baby Baby Midnight...
Baby Baby Baby...

ENGLISH
It's when I'm lost in strange feelings that I want to go far
And I put my cap on backwards, grabbing the keys to my car

Won't be long, ain't that right?
Rolling Rolling Rolling
Rolling Rolling Lone...
Lonely Lonely Lonely
Lonely Lonely Won't be long...

I make my way down a wounded road, avoiding wherever you might be
I don't want to think of tomorrow, and I mean that seriously
Whatever future I have is illuminated by these headlights
Baby Baby Baby Midnight...
Baby Baby Baby...

The cold wind of the city makes me feel right as rain
And the music on the radio gets my heart dancing again

Won't be long, yeah, that's right
Rolling Rolling Rolling
Rolling Rolling Lone...
Lonely Lonely Lonely
Lonely Lonely Won't be long...

My wounded heart struggles because it's you it wants to see
But I'll forget about tomorrow and that's how things should be
I go bright and go out, repetitive like taillights
Ready Ready Ready Sunrise...
Ready Ready Ready...

I make my way down a wounded road, avoiding wherever you might be
I don't want to think of tomorrow, and I mean that seriously
Whatever future I have is illuminated by these headlights
Baby Baby Baby Midnight...
Baby Baby Baby...



The moment Tomo played Low Rider on NagaSta, I immediately fell in love. He only played the first verse and the first chorus, but it was just... ugh. It's a big thing to say, especially with 22 years of history and a couple hundred songs in total, but Low Rider is my favourite TOKIO song of all time--and I've never had a favourite TOKIO song of all time, ever.

Given that I love it so much, I tried to make the translations in poem-form for slightly catchier reading. That being said, my translations are a little more liberal this time, more localised, but it's pretty much the same thing as is said in the Japanese lyrics, anyway.

Tomoya mentioned this being "a song for sad and lonely people" on School of Lock! the other day, saying it's the sort of crap you listen to when you go on drives alone to clear your head, and I think that image was captured simply and elegantly. ♥ Also, I want Mabo to mumble "rolling rolling rolling" in my ear.

[identity profile] elimeten.livejournal.com 2016-12-03 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Such a sad lyrics for a sensual sounding song. Thank you Lance for translating it.
Edited 2016-12-04 07:03 (UTC)

[identity profile] kurokouchi.livejournal.com 2016-12-04 08:36 am (UTC)(link)
RIGHT THOUGH???

The sentiment is so simple but it's so real?? Like... it's so easy to relate to 'cause everyone's been there, jfc

[identity profile] nihonarashi.livejournal.com 2016-12-03 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
yay thank you so much for translation!
i really enjoy the songs so much from this single :D and are you gonna do translation for ai wanna be with you too? because i really love the song XD

[identity profile] kurokouchi.livejournal.com 2016-12-04 08:37 am (UTC)(link)
I'm definitely doing Ai! Wanna!!

I just like Low Rider more so I did it first =))) It's a really good single though, right? And that PV is INSANE, they're so cute, oh God.

Thanks so much

[identity profile] elilinne.livejournal.com 2016-12-03 05:01 pm (UTC)(link)
hi dear Kuroukochi !!!

Thanks for this translation of a such a great song !!
you made my week end shine !!! ^^
i send you the lyrics of AI wanna be with you in Kanji and romanji
if you can sub it to it will be awesome !!!! i know i m asking a lot
sorry .

here the link where i found it . : https://ilovekasi.com/i-wanna-be-with-you

thanks in advance

RE: Thanks so much

[identity profile] kurokouchi.livejournal.com 2016-12-04 08:54 am (UTC)(link)
I'll translate Ai! Wanna in a bit :D I'm glad you enjoy them~
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[identity profile] nidesux.livejournal.com 2016-12-03 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Man, I love this song a lot (like... seriously. I couldn't stop listening to the preview/when Tomo played it. I can't stop listening to it even now) and I had a feeling that the lyrics are be sad, that this song is the kind of song that I'll jam sadly to. Reading your translation of its lyrics made me love it even more though, so thank you for this.

(listening to "rolling rolling rolling" with both earphones on is great tho lmao)

[identity profile] kurokouchi.livejournal.com 2016-12-04 08:39 am (UTC)(link)
Oh man, have you not heard the full song yet? [livejournal.com profile] ann_chibi posted her rip of the single here (http://ann-chibi.livejournal.com/52939.html)! Low Rider is included too. :D

I'm personally waiting for my CD to get here so I can rip a perfect 320 kbps file for myself because seriously, Christ, Low Rider is such a good fucking song. Tomo said that he doesn't think too much about the eloquence lyrics as much as he thinks about trying to put feelings into them--I think he totally nailed it here, because the feelings the song is trying to convey just comes out so perfectly. ;__;
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[identity profile] nidesux.livejournal.com 2016-12-04 09:56 am (UTC)(link)
I have! I legit dropped everything when I saw her post. Been listening to it repeatedly since I downloaded it. Seriously, this song basically took over my playlist.

The way Tomo did the lyrics to this song is freaking amazing--freaking perfect, if you will. (Lmao) Respect. The feelings I have for this song are indescribable since I have too much. Hell, thinking of it now, I must have listened to the preview of Low Rider more than I did with Ai! Wanna be with you. I hope your CD gets there soon so you can repeat the song millions of times enjoy the song in perfect 320 kbps! :D

[identity profile] tacchan9.livejournal.com 2016-12-04 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for the translation! I love this song!
I really love how after all these years they can still make such high quality music really!