from TIMELESS WORLD album.

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Alright, I’m heading off! Osaka Castle, it’s a battle with myself today
I definitely won’t lose, truly
Running against the Midosuji of dreams, to rely on someone else
I definitely won’t do it today, truly

Every day is filled with so many good and bad things, but
Just by running recklessly, most things will go well

No matter what, we’re almost halfway there, right?
No? Not yet? This is stretching really long!
Everyone is equally tired, I just need to smile at such times
The goal will come only for those who don’t give up

“What, so you like to run?” I never have an answer for this question
I don’t really know myself, truly
When I grew up, I found that I am relatively enduring
So I’d love to know how far I can go

Every wobble that comes makes me debate about stopping, but
I don’t know when I will next meet something that makes me so reckless

The city of water, Osaka, becomes a flowing rainbow
With my own dreams in my heart, I’ll cross it to the future
Waiting at the end is hell’s fortress, Nankou Bridge
Even on my hands and knees, I’ll cross it. I’m not alone today

No matter what, we’re almost two-thirds of the way there, right?
No? Not yet? This is stretching really long!
Everyone is equally tired, but I can’t hang my head at such times
I’ll cut through the glorious finish line with a smile

My life has always been a little strange, right?
No? Not yet? This is stretching really long!
Everyone is equally tired, I just need to smile at such times
Tomorrow will come only for those who don’t give up

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ROOMAJI

Hona itte kuru de! Oosaka jou kyou wa onore to no tatakai ya
Zettai makerarehen no ya tte honma ni
Yume no midousuji gyakusou dare ni tanonda ka te konna koto
Kyou shika yurusarehen no ya tte honma ni

Umai koto ikan koto ga gyousan mainichi no you ni annen kedo
Gamushara ni hashiru dake de taigai no koto doudemo yoku nannen

Nanbo nandemo sorosoro mou hanbun wa kita yaro?
Uso ya? Mada sonna mon kai? Honma dondake nagai nen!
Shindoin wa minna issho sonna toki wa mou warotoitara ee nen
Akiramehen hito ni dake gooru wa yatte kuru

“Nande, hashiru no suki nan desu ka?” tama ni kikarete kotae ni komaru
Jibun demo you wakarehen no yo honma ni
Otona ni natte mitsuketa wari to shinbou zuyoi jibun ga
Ittai dokomade ikeru ka shiritai nen

Achikochi ni gata ga kuru tabi mou yamete shimaou ka mayotta kedo
Gamushara ni nareru mono ni tsugi itsu deaeru ka wakarehen kara

Mizu no minato Oosaka wo nagareru niji ni natte
Omoiomoi no yume wo mune ni mirai he to watarou
Saigo ni machi uketeiru jigoku no toride nankou oohashi
Haitsukubatte demo ii kara koeyou kyou wa hitori ja nai

Nanbo nandemo sorosoro sanbun no ni wa kita yaro?
Uso ya? Mada sonna mon kai? Honma dondake nagai nen!
Shindoin wa minna issho sonna toki ni mo utsumuitara akan
Eikou no gooru teepu wa waratte kirun ya de

Sonna boku no jinsei wa ima dokora hen nan yaro?
Uso ya? Mada sonna mon kai? Honma dondake nagai nen!
Shindoin wa minna issho sonna toki wa mou warotoitara ee nen
Akiramehen hito ni dake ashita wa yatte kuru

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KANJI

ほな行ってくるで!大阪城  今日は己との戦いや
絶対負けられへんのやって ほんまに
夢の御堂筋逆走 誰に頼んだかてこんな事
今日しか許されへんのやって ほんまに

うまい事いかん事がぎょうさん 毎日の様にあんねんけど
がむしゃらに 走るだけで 大概の事どうでも良くなんねん

なんぼなんでもそろそろ もう半分は来たやろ?
嘘や? まだそんなもんかい? ほんまどんだけ長いねん!
しんどいんはみんな一緒 そんな時はもう笑ろといたらええねん
諦めへん人にだけ ゴールはやってくる

「なんで、走るの好きなんですか?」たまにきかれて答えに困る
自分でもよう分かれへんのよ ほんまに
大人になって見つけた わりと辛抱強い自分が
いったい何処までいけるか 知りたいねん

あちこちにガタが来るたび もうやめてしまおうか迷ったけど
がむしゃらに なれるものに 次いつ出逢えるか分かれへんから

水の都 大阪を 流れる虹になって
思い思いの夢を胸に 未来へと渡ろう
最後に待ち受けている 地獄の砦 南港大橋
這いつくばってでも良いから 超えよう 今日は 一人じゃない

なんぼなんでもそろそろ 3分の2は来たやろ?
嘘や? まだそんなもんかい? ほんま どんだけ長いねん!
しんどいんはみんな一緒 そんな時にも うつむいたらアカン
栄光のゴールテープは 笑って 切るんやで

そんな僕の人生は いま何処らへんなんやろ?
嘘や? まだそんなもんかい? ほんま どんだけ長いねん!
しんどいんはみんな一緒 そんな時はもう 笑ろといたらええねん
諦めへん人にだけ 明日は やってくる