意地桜 Ijizakura Lyrics

“Kiryu” aka Sakamoto’s main song. Credit to here for the lyrics in Japanese.

JPN 日本語

金も身分もない男は
これも定めと受け入れて 働いて死ぬのみ

醜い浮世を 意地で生きるぞ
汗水たらし 身を削り ありつかん
尊くも儚き飯

嗚呼 意地張って 意地張って 咲かせましょう
燃ゆる花弁 血染め模様
泥水育ちの その花は 意地桜

意地だ 意地だぞ こらえろ涙
男の価値を別つのは いつだって意地だぞ

何に生きるか 何を守るか
答えが出たら やることは わかるだろう
掛け捨ての命ならば

歯を 食い縛って 食い縛って 立ち向かえ
こんな馬鹿げた 宿命に
枯れても根付くは たくましき 漢草(おとこぐさ)

答えは出たぞ やることは わかるだろう
本物の男ならば

嗚呼 意地張って 意地張って 咲かせませう
燃ゆる花弁 血染め模様
泥水育ちの この俺は 意地桜

歯を 食い縛って 食い縛って 立ち向かえ
こんな馬鹿げた 宿命に
ど派手に咲かすさ 満開の 意地桜

ROMAJI ローマ字

Kane mo mibun mo nai otoko wa
Kore mo sadame to ukeirete hataraite shinu nomi

Minikui ukiyo wo iji de ikiru zo
Asemizu tarashi mi wo kezuri aritsukan
Toutoku mo hakanakimeshi

Aah iji hatte iji hatte sakasemashou
Moyuru hanabira chizome moyou
Doramizu sodachi no sono hana wa ijizakura

Iji da iji da zo koraero namida
Otoko no kachi wo wakatsu no wa itsu datte iji da zo

Nani ni ikiru ka nani wo mamoru ka
Kotae ga detara yaru koto wa wakaru darou
Kakesute no inochi naraba

Ha wo kuishibatte kuishibatte tachimukae
Konna bakageta shukumei ni
Karete mo nedzuku wa takumashiki otokogusa

Kotae wa deta zo yaru koto wa wakaru darou
Honmono no otoko naraba

Aah iji hatte iji hatte sakasemashou
Moyuru hanabira chizome moyou
Doramizu sodachi no kono ore wa ijizakura

Ha wo kuishibatte kuishibatte tachimukae
Konna bakageta shukumei ni
Dohade ni sakasu sa mankai no ijizakura

ENG 英語

A penniless and status-less man
can only accept his condition as fate,
work, and die.

He will live through this ugly life with tenacity.
Sweat blood, break one’s back, unable to grasp
that precious, fleeting meal

Aah, dig in, hold firm, let’s spread
the burning pedals, our bloodstained mark.
The flower raised in mud will become a Sakura of Tenacity.

Tenacity, it’s about tenacity. Bear the tears.
What separates a man’s worth is always tenacity.

What will you live for, what will you protect
When the answer comes, you’ll know what to do
If you’re willing to put your life on the line

Clench, clench your teeth, and face towards
this absurd fate.
Even if we wilt, the powerful weeds of men will take root.

The answer is here. You know what to do
if you’re a true man.

Aah, dig in, hold firm, let’s spread
the burning pedals, our bloodstained mark.
I, raised in the muddy water, will become a Sakura of Tenacity.

Clench, clench your teeth, and face towards
this absurd fate.
We will spread them extravagantly, this fully bloomed Sakura of Tenacity!

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Notes: Replace “tenacity” with synonyms if you want; I just thought “tenacity” sounded most tough. “Guts” mighta been good too. Also “meal” refers probably to the good life; having food abundant. Like grasping that prize. I wanted to leave it as it was as it was probs intended as such a metaphor.

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