Saite

Bloom

Romaji Lyrics

Saite, mawatte, otozureru toki wo
Koete, mebuite, hana hiraku made

Tooi kioku no hanabira wo
Zenbu atsumete I’ll say goodbye
Toki ni omoide ga senaka osu kedo
Fumidasenai start line cause I’ll be there

Soshite omae wa tomadoi jidai no omosa ni
Hajimete oboeru kodoku no itami
Sono nervous wa minus he to kokoro kujiku kara
Mada naku no wa yosou, mae wo muite yo

Hito wa shiawase na toki, tsurai toki
Hitori ja nai kara mata tsuyoku naru
Dare mo ga minna nita you na omoi wo kanjiteru kara

Saite, mawatte, otozureru toki wo
Koete, mebuite, hana hiraku made
Naite, waratte, sugiteku keshiki wo
Itsumo mune ni mata arukidasou

Meguru kisetsu ga hayasugite
Ima wo muchuu de aruitekita
Ashi wo tomete furikaereba
Tooku kasuka ni mieru I’ll be there

Kitto omae wa nagasare tsuioku no kaze ni
Yume kara soreteku zasetsu to shitsubou
Motometeta mono ga moshi gensou no tagui demo
Nigeru no wa yosou, mukaiattekou

Hito wa sabishisa ni tachitsukusu toki
Yorokobi to kanashimi no imi wo shiri
Ushinau tabi ni daiji na nanika ni kizuiteikeru kara

Saite, mawatte, otozureru toki wo
Koete, mebuite, hana hiraku made
Naite, naite, nemuru koro ni wa
Ochita namida mo imi wo motsu kara

Itsuka omae wa futatabi tadoritsukeru darou
Kasaneru deai to wakare no naka de
Fumidasu ippo ga douse onaji hohaba nara
Utsumuku no wa yosou waraiatte yo

Hito wa sono yasashisa ni kizuku toki
Umaretekita inochi no kachi wo shiri
Mata soko kara madaminu asu he to tsunagatteku kara

Saite, mawatte, otozureru toki wo
Koete, mebuite, hana hiraku made
Naite, waratte, sugiteku keshiki wo
Itsumo mune ni mata arukidasou

Saite, saite, umorenai you ni
Omoide no ue ni saku hana ni narou
Meet again, smile again, this world’s one and only flower
Sonna hana ni narou

Anytime I don’t wanna close my eyes
Anytime I don’t wanna close my eyes
Saite, mata arukidasou

English Translation

We’ll bloom and scatter, as we go into the world
We’ll grow ever stronger, until our blossoms show…

Once I’ve gathered up all the petals
of all we’ve bloomed here together, I’ll say goodbye
And though you have those memories pushing you onwards
You can’t move past the start line, cause I’ll still be there…

And so you falter, as life’s pressure begins to mount
For the first time, loneliness truly sinks in
That nervousness just twists our hearts into negativity
So wipe away those tears, and tell yourself to be positive!

Through all the good times and the bad
It’s the friends around us that give us the strength we need
Because that feeling is something that burdens us all

So we’ll bloom and scatter, as we go into the world
We’ll grow ever stronger, until our blossoms show
We’ll laugh and cry, as the world keeps on turning
With the strength in our hearts to keep on walking

Time seems to fly by, one season to another
That we find ourselves getting lost in the moment
So when you stop and look at how far you’ve come
Know that I’ll still be there, in your memories

So when nostalgia catches you in its embrace,
your dreams devolved into frustration and despair
Realizing now how naive your expectations were
You can’t just run away, you have to face up to it!

For when loneliness saps away at you
The contrast between joy and sorrow becomes so stark
But with every loss comes the chance to learn a valuable lesson

So we’ll bloom and scatter, as we go into the world
We’ll grow ever stronger, until our blossoms show
So let your tears fall, for each one you shed
Will mean something in your life

And one day you may end up here again
Having made new meetings, having said new goodbyes
But know that parting is always just as hard for them
So don’t make it more difficult, just say farewell with a smile!

And when you realize how great that kindness is
All you’ve been through in life begins to have meaning
And a whole new world will be lying in wait for you

So we’ll bloom and scatter, as we go into the world
We’ll grow ever stronger, until our blossoms show
We’ll laugh and cry, as the world keeps on turning
With the strength in our hearts to keep on walking

So we’ll bloom, oh how we’ll bloom, and nobody will stop us
Brilliant flowers shall rise from the memories we’ve shared
We’ll meet again, smile again, as this world’s one and only flowers
For that is what we’ll be

And anytime I don’t wanna close my eyes
Anytime I don’t wanna close my eyes
I’ll bloom, and keep on walking

A fun fact about this song: A near-identically pronounced word, ‘saitei’, means “the worst”. And while I’d like to make a joke along those lines, this is a nice song that, surprisingly, the Kamen Rider Girls did justice to.

The original version of the song is by everset – they did Meteor’s two songs in Fourze, as well as “Free Your Heat” from Kamen Rider W under an alias (as all W’s songs were technically in-universe performed by fictional bands from the show) and is actually pretty rockin’. The song’s lyrics are surprisingly ~deep~, and I think the slightly slower version by the KRG makes that more appreciable, even though the everset version is probably a better song. That said, the latter half of the KRG version shifts back into the fast tempo and hard instrumentation of the original, but they didn’t use that bit in the show.

Anyway, talking TL, I really am not happy, doing this now, with the TL I did for this song back in the show 5-6 months ago or so. I’d kind of pegged the song, back then, as a generic farewell song that they were using for a graduation, and translated it as such, but that was a really bad misinterpretation of the subtext on my part – it’s really about being torn away from the structure of school, and the friends and memories you’ve built up, and having to forge your own path in life at the same time all that support is torn away from you. It’s not easy, it’s maybe not even something you want to do, but every step you take – good or bad – shapes you as a person more, and it’s all about ensuring that’s for the better.

At least, that’s my interpretation now, and maybe it’ll change as hard again given more time. It’s a beautiful song though, in that it’s emotive and powerful without being pretentious, and I can only hope I too am doing it something resembling justice.

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