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Mr Children: Everything Is Made From A Dream

August 5, 2008

Everything is Made From a Dream

04.02.26
Artist: Mr. Children
Title: Everything is Made From a Dream
Words: Sakurai Kazutoshi
Music: Sakurai Kazutoshi

no matter how many hours I sleep, I wake up exhausted
lately I come straight home after work.
I want to sleep and have a happy dream

this city is like a city of the future
right out of a Tezuka Osamu manga.
it’s whizzing along to modernization,
yet something seems so melancholic.
What did we give up to have this future?

the dream we launched with a 3. 2. 1. 0,
where is it now, oh oh oh oh where did it fly off to?
Can you see it?

The world is left without Bruce Lee and John Lennon,
that passion, that emotion, shall we ingrain it into our DNA?
I sing so, even as I scream.

we shot down someone’s dream with a 1. 2. 3. Go!
it’s oh oh oh oh too late now, no way to make it up to them
getting used to it more each time.

dreams? yeah, dreams there WAS something like that
a wonderful sort of thing
…there was something like that
a brilliant sort of thing
We’ve come this far just revering them,
is that really the case?

the nuclear bombs, the biological weapons
that took a million human lives in one second
those were once just the pure little dreams of nameless scientists,
weren’t they?
and now again we’re thinking only of our own hapiness,
as we use sceince as a weapon and try to control life itself.

and so the march goes on, to the far off future.

it’s a real pain, dreams could go either way, good or bad.
oh oh oh oh yes, it all depends on how we use them.

the time to launch our dream with a 3. 2. 1. 0 is now.
oh oh oh oh dream
everything is made from a dream
everything is made from a dream

Translated By: Brian Stewart & Takako Sakuma

Translator’s Notes: Considering Sakurai’s age, I’m guessing that Bruce Lee
and John Lenon were very important heroes of his youth. Both died
tragically young. If you don’t know who Osamu Tezuka is… get out of my
World Wide Web. The blurb in the middle of the song is replaced by an
excerpt from Tetsuwan Atomu Atom Boy, an anime/manga of Osamu Tezuka’s,
during concerts.

Romaji

nanjikan nemutte mo tsukare ha torenai shi
chikagoro ha michikusa sezu ie ni kaeru boku ha
happi- na yume wo mite nemuritai

tezuka manga no miraitoshi no jisshaban mitai na machi da
haisupi-do de kindaika ha susumu demo nantonaku merankorikku
nani to hikikae ni ima wo te ni shita?

3. 2. 1. 0. (suri-, tu-, wan, zero) de uchiageta yume ha ima dokora hen wo
oh oh oh Where? tonden darou
anata ni ha mieru kai?

buru-su ri- mo jyon renon mo kono yo kara satta ima
ano jyounetsu wo ano kandou wo idenshi ni kizamou ka?
sou utainagara sakebinagara

1. 2. 3. GO! (wan, tu-, suri- go-) de uchiotoshita dareka no yume ima ha
mou
oh oh oh teokure tsunagae mo sezu
shidai ni naretetta

yume, yume tte atakamo sore ga (onna: subarashii mono no you ni)
atakamo sore ga (kagayakashii mono no you ni)
bokura ha (watashitachi ha) tada sanbi shitekita kedo
jissai no tokoro ha dou nan darou, (jissai no tokoro ha dou nan deshou?)
nanjyuumannin mono inochi wo isshun de
sore ga ubai satta kakubakudan ya saikinheiki
are datte saisho ha
na mo nai kagakusha no jyunsui de chiisa na yume kara
hajimatteiru jyanai darou ka?
soshite ima mata bokura ha bokura (watashitachi) dake no koufuku no tame ni
kagaku wo buki ni seibutsu no inochi made wo mo
kontoro-ru shiyou to shiteiru

soshite ma-chi ha tsuzuku haruka na mirai he

yakkai da na yume ha yoku mo ari waruku mo naru tena wake de
oh oh oh oh yes bokura no te ni kakattetari shite

3. 2. 1. 0. (suri-, tu-, wan, zero) de ima koso uchiageyou bokura no
oh oh oh oh yume
everything is made from a dream
everything is made from a dream

Romaji By: Brian Stewart

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