ROSIER

Words, Music & Arrangement by LUNA SEA

Kagayaku koto sae wasureta machi wa  Neon no kouzui  Muyuubyou no mure
(This town that has forgotten even [its] shine
 [Is filled with] neon floods
 [And] sleepwalking crowds)
Kusatta yabou no fukidamari no naka  Miageta yozora wo kirikizandeita biru
(In the snowdrift of rotten ambition
 [Stood] buildings that cut up the towering night sky into pieces)

        Yume no nai  Kono sekai
        (No dreams, no hope in this world)

Kagayaku hoshi sae mienai tokai de  Yozora ni owari wo sagashimotomete
(In this city where even twinkling stars cannot be seen
 I search for the end in the night sky)
Kono yo ni kazashita hosoi yubisaki  Kotae wo sagashimotometeiru
(The slender fingertip that I held up [over my head] this night
 Is searching for an answer)

Yurete yurete ima kokoro ga  Nani mo shinjirarenai mama
(Now my uncertain* mind  Cannot believe in anything)
    Saiteita no wa  my rosy heart
    (What bloomed was  my rosy heart)
Yurete yurete kono sekai de  Aisuru koto mo dekinu mama
(In this uncertain world  Even love is not possible)
    Kanashii hodo  Azayakana  Hanabira no you ni
    (Like petals that are mournfully bright)

ROSIER  Aishita kimi ni wa  ROSIER  Chikadukenai
(You whom I loved  I cannot get closer)
ROSIER  Dakishimerarenai  ROSIER  Itoshisugite
(I cannot hold tight  Too dear [to my heart])

I've pricked my heart.

By the time I knew, I was born
Reason or** quest, not being told
What do I do, What should I take
Words "God Only Knows" won't work for me
Nothing starts Nothing ends in this city
Exists only sever lonesome and cruel reality
But still I search for light
I am the trigger, I choose my final way
Whether I bloom or fall, is up to me

I am the trigger

Yurete yurete ima kokoro ga  Nani mo shinjirarenai mama
(Now my uncertain mind  Cannot believe in anything)
    Saiteita no wa  my rosy heart
    (What bloomed was  my rosy heart)
Yurete yurete kono sekai de  Aisuru koto mo dekinu mama
(In this uncertain world  Even love is not possible)
    Hakanaku chitteyuku no ka  Hanabira nanoka***
    (Is it going to scatter fleetingly  Like petals)

ROSIER  Aishita kimi ni wa  ROSIER  Chikadukenai
(You whom I loved  I cannot get closer)
ROSIER  Dakishimerarenai  ROSIER  Jibun sae mo
(I cannot hold tight  Not even myself)

        "I am the trigger"

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In ROSIER's (and FOREVER & EVER), there are monologues written by J. The ROSIER one is the theme of the song... The video starts with a zoom-in on a coffin (yes, coffin!) with ROSES on top. At the end of the video is a zoom out of the coffin, then a hand stretching out of the coffin, symbolizing the desire to live in one's own way (rather than reason of quest not being told...).
(Mark Leung)
* Yureru means "to shake; to sway," so literally the phrase means "wavering and wavering, now my heart remains not able to believe in anything." "Uncertain mind" is only my own (actually Mark's) interpretation. One may also interpret it as "trembling heart."
** In the single, it is "reason of quest, not being told".
*** In the lyrics booklet, it is written nanoka, but Ryuichi actually sings noyouni. According to Jkage58:
It is not a typo. In fact, Ruichi sings hanabira nanoka in the live concerts. I think what happened in album Mother and the single is that they got the source track once and just repeated the source track and dubbed over it, therefore he sounds like he sings hanabira no youni twice. I hope this helps!! =)
(Jkage58)