Translation: Ishii Yasushi – Can You Fly (DTB Gaiden ED Theme)



DARKER THAN BLACK -黒の契約者外伝-
Darker than Black: The Black Contractor Gaiden (Side Stories)

As far as I can tell this is an original song written for the anime. I haven’t been able to identify the artist nor title yet so any help would be appreciated. Thanks everyone, the title and artist has been identified!

Update 6th May: Found and translated the full official lyrics!

9th June: Contribution from reader, the title of the song is actually Darker Than Black

Ending Theme Song by Yasushi Ishii (石井 妥師)

石井 妥師 – Darker Than Black (Can You Fly)
Ishii Yasushi – Darker Than Black (Can You Fly)

Kanji/Translation

Can you fly? あの空に輝く Ziggy Star
壊れた夢 消えた愛 取り戻して Fly Away
Can you try? 憎しみを慈悲へと変えて
乾いた胸を濡らす Darker Than Black
———————————
Can you fly? Ziggy Star shining in the sky
Claiming back my broken dreams and lost love Fly away
Can you try? Changing this hate into compassion
Soaking up my dry chest Darker than Black

虚ろに光る 高層の窓 果たせぬままの約束
無駄に流れた 血と涙に染まる 哀しいゲーム
—————————–
From hollow spaces the windows on the skyscrapers shine, a promise that remains unfulfilled
Dyed in the pointlessly flowing blood and tears, this sad Game

Oh Where is my friend? 一人夜空を眺めれば
星空に濡れる君のSweet Smile
——————————–
Oh, Where is my friend? If I Gaze at the night sky alone
Swaying in the starlight is your Sweet smile

Can you hear? あの空に轟く Ziggy Sound
穢れた恋 潜む罠 身をかわして Go Away
Can you try? 立ちはだかる壁を壊して
旅立つ時を刻む Darker Than Black
—————————–
Can you hear? The Ziggy Sound roaring in the sky
Dodging the stained love and hidden traps Go Away
Can you try? Break the wall that is blocking your way
The time to begin is ticking by Darker than Black

廃墟に光る一厘の花 見覚えのある光景
不意に流れた 後悔に染まる 哀しいゲーム
—————————-
From the ruins a single flower shines, a scene I know by sight
Dyed in the suddenly flowing regret, this sad Game

Oh Where is my friend? あの日 切れた赤いリボン
夜の風に吹かれて Swinging
———————
Oh Where is my friend? The red ribbon that was cut on that day
Is blowing in the night wind Swinging

Can you fly? あの空に輝く Ziggy Star
壊れた夢 消えた愛 取り戻して Fly Away
Can you try? 憎しみを慈悲へと変えて
乾いた胸を濡らす Darker Than Black
———————————
Can you fly? Ziggy Star shining in the sky
Claiming back my broken dreams and lost love Fly away
Can you try? Changing this hate into compassion
Soaking up my dry chest Darker than Black

Can you fly? never I don’t try
いつでもCry Away
Can you fly? never I don’t die
I don’t gonna think so never cry
——————————–
Can you fly? never I don’t try
No matter when Cry Away
Can you fly? never I don’t die
I don’t gonna think so never cry

Can you hear? あの空に轟く Ziggy Sound
穢れた恋 潜む罠 身をかわして Go Away
Can you try? 立ちはだかる壁を壊して
旅立つ時を刻む Darker Than Black
—————————–
Can you hear? The Ziggy Sound roaring in the sky
Dodging the stained love and hidden traps Go Away
Can you try? Break the wall that is blocking your way
The time to begin is ticking by Darker than Black

Romaji

Can you fly? ano sora ni kagayaku Ziggy Star
kowareta yume kieta ai torimodoshite Fly away
Can you try? nikushimi wo jihi e to kaete
kawaita mune wo nurasu Darker than Black

utsuro ni hikaru kousou no mado hatasenu mama no yakusoku
muda ni nagareta chi to namida ni somaru kanashii GEEMU

Oh, Where is my friend? hitori yozora wo nagamereba
hoshikage ni yureru kimi no Sweet smile

Can you hear? ano sora ni todoroku Ziggy Sound
kegareta koi hizomu wana mi wo kawashite Go Away
Can you try? tachihadakaru kabe wo kowashite
tabidatsu toki wo kizamu Darker than Black

haikyo ni hikaru ichirin no hana mioboe no aru koukei
fui ni nagareta koukai ni somaru kanashii GEEMU

Oh Where is my friend? ano hi kireta akai RIBON
yoru no kaze ni fukarete Swinging

Can you fly? ano sora ni kagayaku Ziggy Star
kowareta yume kieta ai torimodoshite Fly away
Can you try? nikushimi wo jihi e to kaete
kawaita mune wo nurasu Darker than Black

Can you fly? never I don’t try
itsudemo Cry Away
Can you fly? never I don’t die
I don’t gonna think so never cry

Can you hear? ano sora ni todoroku Ziggy Sound
kegareta koi hizomu wana mi wo kawashite Go Away
Can you try? tachihadakaru kabe wo kowashite
tabidatsu toki wo kizamu Darker than Black

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16 Responses to “Translation: Ishii Yasushi – Can You Fly (DTB Gaiden ED Theme)”

  1. found the lyrics to the muffled and soft part after the instrumental!

    Can you fly? never I don't try
    itsudemo Cry Away
    Can you fly? never I don't die
    I don't gonna think so never cry

  2. that's really interesting, i might have missed it, i'll check it out as soon as i can

  3. Somewhere at the end the chorus changes, it's preceeded by drums (3min 07seconds) and it sounds like it is completely in english. Is it me or is that part not listed in these lyrics?
    I'm at work, so I can't type out the japanese, but I'll use the romanji:
    ———
    Can you fly? ano sora ni kagayaku Ziggy Star
    kowareta yume kieta ai torimodoshite Fly away
    Can you try? nikushimi wo jihi e to kaete
    kawaita mune wo nurasu Darker than Black
    (My best Guess
    —Can you fly, never ever try, its you gonna cry already.
    can you fly, never ever die, I'm gonna sing so never cry.—-)
    Can you hear? ano sora ni todoroku Ziggy Sound
    kegareta koi hizomu wana mi wo kawashite Go Way
    Can you try? tachihadakaru kabe wo kowashite
    tabidatsu toki wo kizamu Darker than Black
    —-
    Please tell me if anyone else has heard this too.

  4. you're welcome! it's knowing people appreciate what i do that keeps me going, thank you! =]

  5. Hours of searching and I finally find this. Thanks you so much. Bookmarked!

  6. You're welcome Sara! Really glad I could help =]

  7. Great! I've been searching for this everywhere =] Thank you ^^

  8. thanks for the information XZX! i'll update the post accordingly =]

  9. Er, sorry for triple posting, but clarification: The song is actually track 32 – it's just that that listing includes the episodes on the DVD, so it appears on the page as track 34.

  10. Whoops, the link didn't appear –
    http://www.neowing.co.jp/track_for_cdj.html?KEY=ANZB-9485

  11. Nice translation. Thanks for this.

    About the title – it's "DARKER THAN BLACK". The song is included on this CD as track 34.

  12. Hi, someone could tel me where is there possible to download this song please ? TY !

  13. ah, i think you're right =D thanks!
    now we just have to wait for the title

  14. It's the same artist as "Jesus Cloud".

    Same for the Hellsing songs.

    It's gotta be Yasushi Ishii .

  15. indeed some of the english words in the lyrics seem quite out of place but i love the music too =]

  16. Thank you so much. The music is awesome, although the lyric is nonsense. I hope the music is being soon launched full.

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