On her blog today, tiny rocker-seiyuu Morinaga Rika 森永理科 posted some song lyrics she's working on. I liked them, and thought I'd make a stab at a translation.
Rika has been talking for months about the new single from her group function code(). It was just released a week ago. She says today that there are now ads all around the country and it may end up in the top twenty for the month. She says she has lots of work, both in anime and in music, and everyone is happy.
Rika was Ren in Kaze no Stigma, Mamiina in Simoun, and Souseiseki in Rozen Maiden, and will be Mako-chan in Minami-ke. She has her own style, a sort of goth-rock subculture style that makes a nice contrast with her 4'10", 82lb. frame. The Japanese lyrics are on her blog. You can hear some of her group's other music on their MySpace page.
Here are the lyrics:
a swaying melody
a lovely name: "my melody"
with an impulse to live
in elementary school, the word "egocentric" was going around
in elementary school, the words "that's just what she's like" were going around
in elementary school, the word "pull" was going around
in elementary school, the word "snake" was going around
those who believe in misfortune
heart gone to an unknown destination
do you have a dream?
deficiency of spiritual immunity
people's daily degeneration.
NOTE: I'm not certain of the translation of the word I have made "snake." The word habu, in katakana, can refer to a certain poisonous snake, or to the English word "hub." I wonder if it can mean "have," as well.