Friday, June 14, 2013

Shoddy Utopia Policy Translyrics

Shoddy Utopia Policy-Kagamine Rin
Music/Lyrics: Suzumu
Translation Reference: Occasionalsubs

I relate to this song so much.  I interpreted the song as being about a girl who was taught all her life that studying, homework, grades, G.P.A, and school were all the most important things in life and she feels like she's not studying for herself but to please others.  In my interpretation the girl realizes she grew up and sort of turned her back on her childhood when she had fun and didn't have to worry so much about what others thought of her.  I relate to this girl a lot because I am a very studious person, and sometimes between homework, and tests, and volunteering I forget to have fun.  Hehe sorry I haven't been posting as much recently I've actually been working on a story ^_~

The dream we wanted to come true
The dream I see when I’m with you

So long ago, it seemed when we were
So young and happy, eager to learn
No matter what problems would occur
We faced them head on with a “Yes sir!”

But now it seems I’m about to break
I feel like I’ve become a fake
Pretending I was, someone I wasn’t
Sure enough, I had somehow grown up

In my sheltered upbringing
I couldn’t see what was missing
In this world I still can’t even understand

The textbook’s infinite possibilities
Actually feel kind of empty and lonely
Although I know it’s true I still don’t want to hear it
“You’re so pathetic”
I study, even if I’m tired or bored
I’ve lost sight of what I’m even doing this for
So go ahead and tell me how I’m so smart and
let me feel real-life love in my heart

Searching for all we had left behind
We took a detour but we didn’t mind
We followed the rules for everyone else
But ended up hurting ourselves

But now I know, I’ve always lied
Faking a smile “Everything’s fine”
I threw away, those childhood days,
And sure enough, I made myself grow up

My teachers always say it,
“You need to rely on knowledge,”
But that needs to change because everyone is not the same

The textbook’s infinite possibilities
Actually feel kind of empty and lonely
Although I want to help, I don’t think I ‘m enough
“Are you giving up?”

Homework seems to be all I ever do
And my notebook’s full of formulas too
So go ahead and tell me how I’m so smart and
let me feel real-life love in my heart

Hey, Teacher can you tell me
About the world I’m missing
Is this really what the real me looks like

The textbook’s infinite possibilities
Are convenient for adults but not for me
Now that I know this, I’ve been all wrong
“That’s the answer.”

If I study even if I’m tired and bored
I won’t know what these emotions are for
It’s not a mistake, it’s not fake, it’s the real me
Living my real-life freely

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much. You saved me the trouble of having to translate and make translyrics for this. I'm very impressed with the lyrics. They flow very nicely and have an overall rhyme, which makes a singers job so much easier. The song is portrayed beautifully. I can't thank you enough, and can't wait to use these lyrics!
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    1. Thank you very much for your feedback :) If you end up making a cover I'd love to hear it.

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