Driving All Night – Lyrics and Translation




Driving All Night

Samayo yoni ieji wo tadori
tsumetai heya ni kogarikomu
nugisuteta coat wo oshinoke
heater ni shigamitsuita
kono heya ni iru koto sura
ore wo iratsukaseta kedo
tsukare wo matoi yuka ni hebaritsuki nemutta

Chippokena hibi ga ariamaru kabe kara nogareru yoni
machi he tobidasu to
hiekitta kaze ni torinokosarechimatta
machikado no shiroi gaito ga totemo yasashikatta
makenaide tte sasayaku ano ko no yoni mieta

Machi made no half-mile accel fumikomu
speed ni me wo yarare
taikutsu ga mienaku naru made
sukoshigurai no toki wo muda ni shitemo ii sa
iro aseta nichijo ni tsubuyaku
ore ni totte ore dake ga
subete to iu wake janai kedo
konya ore dare no tameni ikiteru wake janai daro

Wow wow Iku ate no nai Driving all night
Wow wow Nagusame no nai Driving all night

Miakita machi wo toorinukete
sabishii kawa no ue wo hashitta
oinuita truck no mukoni
yami ni umoreta nichijo ga mieru
ano koro wake monaku waraeta ore no tomodachi wa
minna kono hashi wo shinumono gurui de hashitta

Oh, honey– Ore wa doko he hashitteiku no ka
machi no drug ni ikarete
ore no karada wa bukubuku futori hajimeta
soredemo mada konna tokoro ni nosabatte iru no ka
ano koro mitai ni ikiru kiryoku mo nakushite

Machi made no half-mile accel fumikomu
speed ni me wo yarare
taikutsu ga mienaku naru made
sukoshigurai no toki wo muda ni shitemo ii sa
iro aseta nichijo ni tsubuyaku
ore wa mada
mada dame ni narya shinai sa
konya ore dare no tameni ikiteru wake janai daro

Wow wow Iku ate no nai Driving all night
Wow wow Nagusame no nai Driving all night

Ore ni totte ore dake ga subete to iu wake janai kedo
konya dareka no tameni ikiteru wake janai daro

Wow wow Iku ate no nai Driving all night
Wow wow Nagusame no nai Driving all night
Wow wow Iku ate no nai Driving all night
Wow wow Nagusame no nai Driving all night

TRANSLATION

Driving All Night

Feeling a little lost, I get home and stumble in a cold room.
Toss off my coat and cling to the heater.
Even though just being here irritates me,
I’m overcome by exhaustion, and pass out asleep on the floor.

Trying to escape all the walls
that trap me in small, inconsequential days,
I jumped on the road
and left them freezing in the wind behind me.
The white street lights on the corners were so gentle,
they reminded me of her as she whispered, “Don’t give up.”

I slam on the gas a half mile from town.
Eyes focused on speed
until my boredom vanishes from sight.
It’s all right to waste a little time,
and complain about a dull everyday life.
I’m not saying that all I care about is myself,
but tonight there’s no point
in living for someone else’s sake.

No destination in mind, driving all night.
No respite, driving all night.

Escaping this city I’ve grown so tired of,
I raced along a desolate river.
I could see my everyday life, buried in the darkness
behind a truck I passed.
Back then, I used to laugh
with my friends for no reason,
as we raced over this bridge like crazed zombies.

Oh honey, where am I running to?
Breaking down from the drugs in the city,
my body started to swell.
Can I keep things going my way like this?
I’m losing my will to live,
just like I did back then.

I slam on the gas a half mile from town.
Eyes focused on speed
until my boredom vanishes from sight.
It’s all right to waste a little time,
and complain about a dull everyday life.
I’m not calling it quits yet, I’ll be fine
tonight there’s no point
in living for someone else’s sake.

No destination in mind, driving all night.
No respite, driving all night.

I’m not saying that all I care about is myself,
but tonight there’s no point
in living for someone else’s sake.

No destination in mind, driving all night.
No respite, driving all night.
No destination in mind, driving all night.
No respite, driving all night.

[Credits: DearOzakiYutaka on Youtube; revised by Marine]