Swear To… (Pandora Hearts)

Song: Swear To…
Artist: Junko Minagawa
Anime: Pandora Hearts
Translator: Miyuun

Swear To…

The clock’s hand won’t stop its constant ticking sound,
And it keeps moving towards midnight, full wound…

The footsteps forever pounding in all that I hear,
Reflecting darkness lurking deep inside the mirror…

And I didn’t notice
The piece of loneliness,
That I suppressed,
And extinguished,
Mocking me, and twisting pain inside of my chest…

What could I have to lose?
I thought I had nothing to hold onto;
I once wanted to drown in my own lonely ruse…

If I’m needed just for you,
Then I will never leave you all alone;
All for your sake, if you wish, it will always be us two…

I swear to you,
Forever close to you…

Facing the blank days, my smile warped into a guise,
Many times I cried, but tears never left my eyes…

But then you murmured to me words that made me thrive,
“Please don’t be ashamed, crying goes to show that you’re alive…”

And what did I think that I
Could strive to protect?
The real me neglect,
Humbly in check,
Bewildered, and captured by chains of defect…

Did it hurt somewhere inside you,
When I said, “There’s nothing to believe in now,
No matter where you look, you’ll only fall through”?

You showed me things stay the same,
That some things never have to change, so I,
Just for your sake, will protect all that’s in your name…

I looked away and I,
I closed my ears and I,
I kept running inside a dream I made…
Searching for a reason to exist,
To stay, what I would trade…

How could I miss the wish infused?
My heart cries, “All I want is to be loved…”
I once wanted to drown in my own lonely ruse…

If I’m needed just for you,
Then I will never leave you all alone;
All for your sake, if you wish, it will always be us two…

l swear to you,
Forever close to you…

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progress (Tales of Xillia)

Song: progress
Artist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Game: Tales of Xillia
Translator: Uncertain

progress

Lost in simple days, there’s much I didn’t know,
In memories from long ago
Now I understand how hard life can be,
When there’s more that I’m able to see…

I don’t mean to say that I ever wanted to,
Return to the place that I once knew
Deep in my heart, I yearn for a song,
Telling me that I was right all along

The same events I share with you,
The same beliefs we have for the future, too
Yesterday’s tears and today’s happiness,
In the end, are part of life’s test

The same pain both of us understand,
The same kindness leads us to lend out a hand
Forming into strength, we mend our sorrow,
To live on into tomorrow

In that far-off place, walking through the endless night,
Everything I did was an internal fight
As if the deeds I worked so hard on,
Could change the person I’d become…

I must wonder if my heart felt driven
Solely ‘cause I want to be forgiven
For the past that I couldn’t face,
The past that I tried so hard to erase

The days of freedom we thought would last,
Are lost to us and thrown back into the distant past
The days we spent wrapped in innocent bliss,
Are forever banished with a kiss…

All we can do is persist and press on,
Every step taken works forward towards a new dawn
All we have is held inside of our hearts,
The strength to believe is never far apart…

Hey, the two of us,
We’ve lived with our simple needs, not a fuss
We don’t need much more
So we can spread our wings and soar

The same events I share with you,
The same beliefs we have for the future, too
Yesterday’s tears and today’s happiness,
In the end, are part of life’s test

The same pain both of us understand,
The same kindness leads us to lend out a hand
Forming into strength, we mend our sorrow,
To live on into tomorrow…

New Day, New Life (Tales of Innocence R)

Song: New Day, New Life
Artist: KOKIA
Game: Tales of Innocence R
Translator: Niki Bond

New Day, New Life

The me that’s trapped inside a surreal dream,
So far away, in another world it seems,
Everything I now see,
Everything I want–I plea…

I don’t know what you saw inside of you;
As for me, all I know always seems to,
Pile up inside,
I extend my hand wide…

Oh~ Now I live for that purpose

Awakening, new eyes seeing,
Everything I didn’t know about me…
So it goes again, many times begins,
Believing in the valor of the end

I’m always glad when the morning sun shines in

In this world, in the place I was born,
Searching for a meaning, so forlorn,
All along, the conclusion,
Was where I begun…

I feel like I’m always so helpless,
Like everything’s out there to oppress;
Oh so frantic I shout,
I find a way out…

Oh~ Life is always screaming at me

All important things, all around me sing;
It’s all so illuminating…
This time that’s spent, to what extent,
Will I go and fix it up so splendid

And now I’m right here, existing just for your sake

All important things, all around me sing;
It’s all so illuminating…
This time that’s spent, to what extent,
Will I go and fix it up so splendid

Awakening, new eyes seeing,
Everything I didn’t know about me…
So it goes again, many times begins,
Believing in the valor of the end

I’m always glad when the morning sun shines in