Successful Mission

About This Song:

Series: Saber Marionette J
Placement: Opening
Japanese Title: Successful Mission
Time: 4:09
Style: Rock
English Lyrics: Adam Pulver
It was a constant joke to one of my friends that no matter how hard I would try, I could never follow along with the Japanese lyrics. I guess I have the last laugh since I don't need the Japanese lyrics anymore! I have not seen much of Saber Marionette, but I thankfully know what it's about- there's no way I'd be able to understand the song if I didn't. Now the only thing I don't understand is why it's called "Successful Mission." Although let it be known- this is the first Megumi Hayashibara song to be posted at the EALA.

Successful Mission

I am here to be with you, to stay in your arms.
I was born to protect you, to shield you from harm.
When I wake, the world starts to spin.
When you take a moment to let it begin.

I am here just to love you, so love me right now.
I was born just to hold you, so hold me somehow.
And the truth that I should believe,
Isn't truth, but all lies the world can conceive.

Dire days,
When all the strains and all the pains would get inside, and get to me.
But with your heart, and with your love,
They will be gone, and one day I'll be free!

Everyday I act out all your dreams, your puppet dancing on a string.
Can life be more than what it seems? I'm nothing, yet I'm everything.
If my heart can't be redeemed, or if my life is tangling,
A dormant power in your heart is strong enough to cut away the string.

I go on not regretting the times that I've cried.
I go on not forgetting your feelings inside.
Yet within my functioning mind,
Is a dim reminder of decades far behind.

I go on hoping I'll always walk next to you.
I go on smiling while wishing that you could too.
As I find, true love always strays.
Am I blind? It's possible everyone betrays.

In a way,
You have to try and must rely on everyone. You must believe.
Keep looking up, and look ahead,
And who can tell what we can both achieve?

Everyday I live life mechanized, your puppet acting on its own.
But no one sees it through my eyes, and no one thinks I am alone.
If I am to realize the courage that I've never known.
A dormant power in my heart is strong enough to stand up on its own.

Everyday I act out all your dreams, your puppet dancing on a string.
Can life be more than what it seems? I'm nothing, yet I'm everything.
If my heart can't be redeemed, or if my life is tangling,
A dormant power in your heart is strong enough to cut away the string.

Everyday I live life mechanized, your puppet acting on its own.
But no one sees it through my eyes, and no one thinks I am alone.
If I am to realize the courage that I've never known.
A dormant power in my heart is strong enough to stand up on its own.

English lyrics by Adam Pulver. All Rights Reserved.
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