Niji

Words by hyde/Music by ken/Arrangement by L'Arc~en~Ciel,Chokkaku

Toki wa kanadete omoi wa afureru
(Time plays [a tune], feelings overflow)
Togiresouna hodo toumeina koe ni
(In a transparent voice)
Arukidashita sono hitomi e
(I began to walk towards those eyes)
Hateshinai mirai ga tsudzuiteru
(The boundless future continues)

Hontou wa totemo kokoro wa moroku
(In reality the heart is very fragile)
Daremo ga hibiwareteiru
(Everyone['s heart] cracks)
Furidashita ame ni nurete
(Drenched in the falling rain)
Kimi wa mata tachidomatteshimau kedo
(You paused again but)
Shinjitekureru kara
(Because we believe in you)

Dare yori takaku  Sora e to chikadzuku
(Higher than everyone  Close to the sky)
Kagayaki wo atsume hikari wo motomeru
(Collecting radiance and seeking light)
Moetsukitemo  Kamawanai sa
(Even if it burns out  It does not matter)
Subete wa shinjitsu to tomo ni aru
(Everything is together with the truth)

"Shounen wa hito no kage ni yuganda nikushimi wo mita"
("In one's boyhood [one] saw hatred distorted in people's shadow")
Sonna sekai nante mou nanimo mitakunai yo
(In such a world we don't want to see anything anymore)
Nanimo! Nanimo! Nanimo!
(Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!)

Soredemo omou  Anata no koto wo
(And yet I think of you)
Kisetsu ga nagareteitemo...
(Even as seasons pass...)
Me wo tojite itsumo miteta fuukei no you ni
(When I close my eyes it is like the scenery that I always saw)
Nandomeka no ame mo agatta
(Rain always stops)

Setsunai hito yo  Kanawanu negai yo
(Painful people  Impossible desires)
Naze kono mune kara ai wa umareteyuku?
(Why is love born from this heart?)
Sakimidareta hana wa yurete
(The flowers that bloom in profusion wave)
Shizunda daichi ni furisosogu
(Rain incessantly on the sunken earth)

Ai wo toki wa kanadete omoi wa afureru
(Time plays [a tune of] love, feelings overflow)
Togiresouna hodo toumeina koe ni
(In a transparent voice)
Arukidashita sono hitomi e
(I began to walk towards those eyes)
Owaranai mirai o sasageyou
(Let's dedicate the endless future)

(chorus)
stairway to heaven
labyrinth to heart

--
Niji, or the rainbow, symbolizes what comes after the pouring rain.

Thanks to Misorin for her corrections!