HESITATING MEANS DEATH

Romaji and English translation of the song HESITATING MEANS DEATH from the single SHIVER by the GazettE.

(Not much translation required – there was only one line that wasn’t already in English.)

Translator's Notes
  • Lyrics originally sung in English are in italics , and words or phrases I felt were implied are in [brackets] in the translation.
  • I also (usually) put repeats of chorus/verses/stanzas in [brackets] if they’re not written that way in the original lyrics for ease of singing along.
  • If he writes a word in the lyrics but doesn’t sing it, I put it in light grey to make it easier to skip when singing along.
  • I usually romajize katakana characters in CAPITALS, and keep punctuation and line spacing as close to the original booklet as possible. If you see me putting spaces before punctuation at the end of a sentence or writing things in mixed-case capitals, that’s because it’s how it was in the booklet.
  • Any comments I had during the romajization/translation process will be included as footnotes so as not to disturb the flow of the song. They’re not required reading, but Ruki does some pretty nifty things with his lyrics/kanji choices, or sometimes there’s further explanations about words or phrases in there.

HESITATING MEANS DEATH: Romaji

It was suspicious days
I lost sight of an enemy
I did not notice the pit
[I am foolish…]
put an end to stillness
I can’t yet die
[I can’t miss the eyes from fate]

This bullet is all openings
Don’t forget the meaning that pulled a trigger
I bet all on this bullet
Don’t forget the feelings that pulled a trigger
Hesitating means death

[Countless tears][Timeless scene][Nameless liberty]
I still remember it
Because I more strongly than anyone prayed
I believe it

[[Countless tears][Timeless scene][Nameless liberty]
I still remember it
Because I more strongly than anyone prayed
I believe it]

[This bullet is all openings
Don’t forget the meaning that pulled a trigger
I bet all on this bullet
Don’t forget the feelings that pulled a trigger
Hesitating means death]

Even if my dream fails
Even if my throat breaks off
This song continues living
I give all
「This is fate」

[Put an end to stillness
I can’t yet die
[I can’t miss the eyes from fate]]

[This bullet is all openings
Don’t forget the meaning that pulled a trigger
I bet all on this bullet
Don’t forget the feelings that pulled a trigger
Hesitating means death]

Even if my dreams fails
Even if my throat breaks off
This song continues living
Kizami tsukeru youni…
[Even if my dream fails]
Even if my body breaks off
This song continues living
I give all
「This is fate」


HESITATING MEANS DEATH: Translation

It was suspicious days
I lost sight of an enemy
I did not notice the pit
[I am foolish…]
Put an end to stillness
I can’t yet die
[I can’t miss the eyes from fate]

This bullet is all openings
Don’t forget the meaning that pulled a trigger
I bet all on this bullet
Don’t forget the feelings that pulled a trigger
Hesitating means death

[Countless tears][Timeless scene][Nameless liberty]
I still remember it
Because I more strongly than anyone prayed
I believe it

[[Countless tears][Timeless scene][Nameless liberty]
I still remember it
Because I more strongly than anyone prayed
I believe it]

[This bullet is all openings
Don’t forget the meaning that pulled a trigger
I bet all on this bullet
Don’t forget the feelings that pulled a trigger
Hesitating means death]

Even if my dreams fails
Even if my throat breaks off
This song continues living
I give all
This is fate

[Put an end to stillness
I can’t yet die
[I can’t miss the eyes from fate]]

[This bullet is all openings
Don’t forget the meaning that pulled a trigger
I bet all on this bullet
Don’t forget the feelings that pulled a trigger
Hesitating means death]

Even if my dreams fails
Even if my throat breaks off
This song continues living
As if being carved [into me]…
[Even if my dream fails]
Even if my body breaks off
This song continues living
I give all
「This is fate」

SHIVER album cover art © 2010 Sony Music

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