“Freedom,” (OP 2) from the anime “Banana Fish” (English)

I’ve been ignoring everyone
I’ve been wandering around
I’ve been deceived everything at that time

Then you appeared in front of me
You ignited my pale heart
We’ve been looking for each other from now on

Save you!

Sacrificing everything for
Blurry fates we cannot see
I won’t let our pain be wasted
So I’ll tear down sadness, live what can be

Get away from me
Get away from dark nightmare
Just now chip at your heart 
We just fight for freedom

Through the arguments
Through the haze of it
I just want to lift you out of this pain

I will share your fate

Every time I take a breath
Panic bleeding from my lungs
The frustration that I feel is real

Everything that we two have
Though it sets an even keel
Keeps a fire burning deep inside my heart--I need you

Fueled by violence deep inside me
I’m fearless, going all out

Get away from me
Get away from dark nightmare
Just now chip at my heart
I hold tight your freedom

As we move through sludge
Trudging on as one
I will fight my demons knowing I can’t run from my own past now

[instrumental]

Yesterday I realized that I don’t have to be alone
Today you stood up with me, you held your own
Will we hold to tomorrow or is that only a dream?
Let's walk together, hold hands with me

Sacrificing everything for
Blurry fates we cannot see
I won’t let our pain be wasted
So I’ll tear down sadness, live what can be

Get away from me
Get away from dark nightmare
Yeah, we don’t wanna go through that again

The time to act is now
Can you hear the chapel bells ringing?

Yeah, get away from me!

The original song comes to us from Blue Encount, and I’ve included the sung short version (opening version) below borrowing backtrack from Reiva Piano on YouTube if you want a feel for how the lyrics above (long version) flow with the music. (I’ve also noticed mobile users might have trouble seeing verse boxes when away from their PC.) When I get a mic that isn’t my phone, I’d like to try recording the long version more formally.

Banana Fish, like Given, had a big impact on me, and it remains a favorite title of mine. ❤

Until next time…

…stay home when you can, wear a mask when you can’t, wash your hands, and stay safe.

~Shoujo🌸

2 thoughts on ““Freedom,” (OP 2) from the anime “Banana Fish” (English)

  1. Banana Fish has some awesome music in it and between its two openings I love Freedom the most, the music and lyrics both perfectly capture not only the feel of the anime but the growth of both Eiji and Ash throughout the latter half of the series

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