[Song] Blessings * A Song For You

Been listening to Halyosy’s Blessings and Connecting on loop for the past few weeks in the office. It’s been a very eventful time; I have visited Korea and Taiwan since January, updated my Bear’s tablet to Android L, bought more clothes than I thought I desired, and realised that while I love travelling, I find it exhausting if it’s within weeks of each other, unless it’s for work.

The return to routine this week has been both a blessing and a curse, but that is a topic for another day. And speaking about Blessings, let me introduce you to this earworm that will. just. not. leave. me. As usual, lyrics under the cut.

There’s a certain joy and hope in this song, a simple “just keep on hanging on” message. It’s one I sorely need to hear, and the upbeat tune helps quite a bit as well. Here’s the lyrics.

Blessing Original (Kanji) Lyrics: By Ambersz-Vocaloidlyrics

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
最後の一秒まで前を向け

剥がしても何故だか増えてくタグと
ランク付けされてく理不尽な価値
そんな数値で人を推し量らないでと
飛び交う言葉を手で覆い隠した

Oh… It’s time to get up 灯火を消す前に
Oh… It’s time to get up 足元を照らせ!
ほらここをじっと見つめてみて
最高の味方が映ってるでしょ?
それは命の証

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
例え明日世界が滅んでも
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
最後の一秒まで前を向け

Hip hip HOORAY これから先も
Hip hip HOORAY 君に幸あれ

ゼロからイチを生むのは容易くない事
肝心な物は見えないし触れない事
不幸とは幸せだと気づけない事
毎日が誕生日で命日な事

Oh… Stand up take action 泥沼を掻き分けて
Oh… Stand up take action 蓮の花は咲く!
ほらここに手を重ねてみて
温もりが伝わってくるでしょ?
それは命の証

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
例え綺麗事だって構わない
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
この世に産まれてくれてありがとう

Hip hip HOORAY これから先も
Hip hip HOORAY 君に幸あれ

さぁさ寄ってらっしゃい見てらっしゃい

ロックでいったらこんな風
Like this Like this Yeah
アカペラでいったらこんな風
Like this Like this Yeah
ゲームでいったらこんな風
Like this Like this Yeah
ダンスでいったらこんな風
Da da da da da

よく食べて よく眠って よく遊んで よく学んで
よく喋って よく喧嘩して ごく普通な毎日を
泣けなくても 笑えなくても 歌えなくても 何もなくても
愛せなくても 愛されなくても それでも生きて欲しい

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
例え明日世界が滅んでも
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
最後の一秒まで前を向け

If you’re alive あの子が振り向くかも
If you’re alive 宝くじ当たるかも
If you’re alive 再び始まるかも
生き抜くためなら
棒に振れ 水を差せ 煙に捲け 油を売れ 現を抜かせ
そして来週も 来月も 来年も 来世も 一緒に祝おう

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
例え綺麗事だって構わない
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
ここに集えた奇跡にありがとう

Hip hip HOORAY これから先も
Hip hip HOORAY 君に幸あれ
Hip hip HOORAY これから先も
Hip hip HOORAY 君に幸あれ
Hip hip HOORAY

English by Clock08

Lyrics/composition/arrangement: halyosy
Supervision of SINGERS versions: halyosy and that
English lyrics cooperation: Mes
E Guitar: Nakanishi
A Guitar: 193
Base: mao
Sanshin: 530
Piano: Akai Ryuusei
Illustration: shimano
Background motion: SenseFrame
Video: halyosy and sobomen

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Face forward until your last second

For some reason, the tags increase even though I tear them off, and I am ranked unreasonably
“Don’t make assumptions about people based on numbers like that,” I thought and covered the words flying about with my hand

Oh… It’s time to get up
Before you put out the light
Oh… It’s time to get up
Illuminate the path at your feet!

Look, fix your eyes right here
You can see your best ally, can’t you?
That is the sign of life

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Even if the world is destroyed tomorrow
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Face forward until your last second
Hip hip HOORAY From here on out
Hip hip HOORAY I wish all the best for you

Producing something from nothing isn’t an easy thing to do
You can’t see or touch the essential things

Unhappiness is being unable to perceive happiness
Every day is both your birthday and death anniversary

Oh… Stand up take action
Push yourself through the swamp
Oh… Stand up take action
Lotus flowers will bloom!

Here, place your hand right here on mine
You can feel my warmth, can’t you?
That is the sign of life

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
I don’t care if it sounds fake
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Thank you for being born into this world
Hip hip HOORAY From here on out
Hip hip HOORAY I wish all the best for you

Come on, gather around and take a look
If you sing it like a rocker, it will sound like this
Like this x 2 Yeah
If you sing it a cappella, it will sound like this
Like this x 2 Yeah
If you sing it like a gamer, it will sound like this
Like this x 2 Yeah
If you sing it like a dancer, it will sound like this
Da da da da da

Eat well
Sleep well
Play well
Learn well
Talk well
Fight well
Live your very ordinary everyday life
Even if you can’t cry
Even if you can’t laugh
Even if you can’t sing
Even if you have nothing
Even if you can’t love
Even if you aren’t loved
I still want you to live

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Even if the world is destroyed tomorrow
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Face forward until your last second
Hip hip HOORAY From here on out
Hip hip HOORAY I wish all the best for you

If you’re alive
That girl might notice you
If you’re alive
You might win the lottery
If you’re alive
You might start again
In order to survive
Sacrifice everything
Throw things out of order
Confuse people
Idle your time away
Get infatuated
And next week, next month, next year, and in the next world
Let’s celebrate together

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
I don’t care if it sounds fake
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Thank you to the miracle that has brought us here together
Hip hip HOORAY From here on out
Hip hip HOORAY I wish you all the best
Hip hip HOORAY From here on out
Hip hip HOORAY I wish you all the best
Hip hip HOORAY

Naoko @ Geminianeyes