June 21st, 2013

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Lyrics translation to Sayanee by NMB48

Here's the translation to the song, Sayanee by NMB48.
It's a song Akimoto Yasushi wrote to dedicate to NMB48's captain, Sayanee/Yamamoto Sayaka.
It's a song with touching lyrics so please check it out!

I saw a first translation of the song over here!
http://girls48.tumblr.com/post/53424606082/sayanee-lyric
Since my Japanese isn't great, I decided to use that as a base and tried to make my own translation flow better.
Hope this is okay!

Sayanee
NMB48

Composer: Sasaki Yutaka
Lyricist: Akimoto Yasushi

After training had ended
As I was wiping my sweat off
In the corner of the locker room
I was trying to hold back my tears

Everyone learned the same dance
But why was I the only one who couldn’t do it?
Unable to remember the dance steps, I became frustrated
I felt like my heart was going to break

At that time
When I felt weak
There was a senpai smiling next to me
She said, “Everyone is like that in the beginning.”
It’s the challenge of the stage

At that time
Pushing me on
And being a kind, encouraging presence
She said, “If you love what you do, don’t give up on it,”
She taught me how to dance
Sayanee

Before the theatre performance started
I received a text of encouragement
It said, “Believe in yourself.”
Just those brief words of love

As expected, I could not do it
I could not see the fruit of my efforts
The path towards my own dreams seemed too hard
I said to myself it’s impossible

At that time too
From a place further away
A senpai gave me advice
 “Even if you got just only a little better today compared to yesterday
As long as there is progress, it’ll be okay.”

At that time too
From the top of the mountain
I wanted to see rays of light
The start of dawn in front of my eyes
She properly showed this to me
Sayanee

Working harder than anyone else
Without uttering a single complaint
By being a solid example
You always had the will to go on
Someday, you’ll get your recognition

At that time
When I felt weak
There was a senpai smiling next to me
She said, “Everyone is like that in the beginning.”
It’s the challenge of the stage

At that time
Pushing me on
And being a kind, encouraging presence
She said, “If you love what you do, don’t give up on it,”
She taught me how to dance
Sayanee

Just as long Sayanee is still standing on stage…



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