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Mr Children: Nishi he Higashi he

August 5, 2008

Nishi he Higashi he (To the East, to the West)

04.07.20
Artist: Mr. Children
Title: Nishi he Higashi he (To the East, To the West)
Words: Sakurai Kazutoshi
Music: Sakurai Kazutoshi

Again inside you common sense is uncertain
there are many things it’s better for you not to know.
and then eventually you get used to it,
as it goes, then you’ll come to accept it

On one shoulder an angel, on the other a devil
its like they are dividing you, just take the anti-depressant
it will protect you from the dark future
an adolescence like an endless maze.

“It’s become the penalty of crucifixion”, “I’ll face tomorrow and live”
“I won’t just roll over and lay down”, “its a state of emergency”,
even these types are welcome.

stuffing your mouth with second hand knowledge and culture
if it feels like you’re getting heartburn, just tag me in.
It’s such a burdensome life.
you progress down the road you believe in.

we’ve left out likes and loves, afterall we’re just animals.
people carry the nature of their sadness
holding a worry close to bursting in their grasp
in a frantic mad dash.

you can’t reach your dreams and ideals but
when you line up the dissatisfaction, there is no end
say bye bye to the me of yesterday
bear tomorrow, ride the wind.
to the west to the east.

“It’s become the penalty of crucifixion”, “I’ll face tomorrow and live”
“I won’t just roll over and lay down”, “it’s a state of emergency”
even these types are welcome.
to the west to the east
in a frantic mad dash

Translated By: Brian Stewart & Takako Sakuma

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