Todestrieb
Death Drive

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GARAKUTA to kashita kono yo kara nigeru no wa
tayasui hazu na no ni mirengamashiku iki o shite iru
okujou no FENSU o tsukamu te ga shimiru

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You see,
It should be easy to run away from this world that's been exchanged for garbage
But I'm still stubbornly drawing breath
My hand that's gripping the fence at the edge of the roof turns to ice

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hagarekake no yume ga suete iku
amatsusae itami de nemurenai

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The dream I peeled off is turning sour
And what's more, I can't sleep for the pain

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ame ni nureta rojiura no sumi de kao no nai neko no shigai o mita

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In the corner of a rain-soaked back alley, I saw the faceless corpse of a cat

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kyou mo mata
gunshuu ni tokete migi ni narau dake no oroka na boku

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Today, yet again,
I just melt into the crowd and follow it to the right, because I'm a fool

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jinsei to iu na no ori no naka de
batsu ga kudaru sono hi made obiete iru

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In a cage known as "life,"
I'm living in fear until the day punishment is handed down

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douka
minikui kurai ni utsukushii ai de
kono kokoro o egutte kure yo

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Please
With a love that's so beautiful it's ugly
Wrench open my heart

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mienai sukui ni te o nobasu you ni
yume o utatte iru

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I'm singing my dreams
So I can reach out my hand towards a salvation I can't see

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isso
ienai kurai ni gushagusha ni saite
ikite iru tte kanjisasete

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Or better yet,
Make me feel that I'm living a life
That's unspeakably crumpled and torn

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koboreta kanjou o itteki nokosazu nomihoshite kure

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Drink down my overflowing feelings til there's not a drop left

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kizu o ou made itami wa shiranai
kanashii furi shite itadake datta n'da

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I haven't experienced the pain of being wounded
I was just pretending to be sad

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boroboro ni tsubushita risou no gareki kara
haideta me wa nani o miru

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The bud that crept out of the rubble
Of my smashed and battered ideals--what is it looking at?[2]

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kamisama, oshiete boku-tachi ni tadashii hito no ikikata o

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God, teach us to walk the path of the righteous person

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itsudatte hito wa usuppera na jou de fukou o aware n'da

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People always pity misfortune with shallow emotion

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yasashisa de hito wa sukuwareru?
itsuka wa boku mo mukuwareru?

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Can people be saved by kindness?
Can even I be rewarded someday?

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shinitai to ka notamau dake no hibi

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These days I only have the pleasure of saying "I want to die" and such

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dare no shinzou ni mo narenai

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I can't become anyone's heart

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douka
minikui kurai ni asamashii koe de
yurushi o kou boku o sabake

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Please
With a voice that's so miserable it's ugly
Judge me as I beg for forgiveness

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inochi no rinkaku o tsutau shizuku wa nani iro darou

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I wonder what color the drop is that's running down the contours of my life

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konna buzama ni yuganda bokura no mirai o
kamisama ga waratte iru no

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Is God laughing at
Our futures that are so clumsily warped?

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kyou mo ai mo kawarazu
kotae no nai toi ni kunou shite iru

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Today, as usual,
These questions with no answers are distressing me

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GUBBAI mata aeru sono hi made
kare wa isho o tsudzurinagara warau

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"Goodbye, til we meet again"
He smiles as he constructs his suicide note

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ningen to iu kaibutsu wa
koko de tsumi o ikutsu kurikaeshite kita darou

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I wonder if the beasts called "humans"
Have come this far repeating sins over and over

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douka
minikui kurai ni utsukushii ai de
kono kokoro o egutte kure yo

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Please
With a love that's so beautiful it's ugly
Wrench open my heart

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mienai sukui ni te o nobasu you ni
yume o utatte iru

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I'm singing my dreams
So I can reach out my hand towards a salvation I can't see

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douka
minikui kurai ni utsukushii ai de
kono kokoro o egutte kure yo

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Please
With a love that's so beautiful it's ugly
Wrench open my heart

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ikite itai nante negatta
ano hi no boku o koroshite

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Kill my past self
From that day when I foolishly wished to live

"Todestrieb" or "death drive" is a term from Freudian psychology referring to a self-destructive impulse or compulsion that supposedly was one of the two major forces driving human behavior.

[1] This is wordplay based on the fact that the words for "bud" and "eye" are both pronounced "me."

Translated and transliterated by bluepenguin
http://ejtranslations.wordpress.com

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