No Rain, No Rainbow (BABYMETAL Song) — My Translation

I’ve had a go at translating another BABYMETAL song, this time the one titled No Rain, No Rainbow, which is track 10 from METAL RESISTANCE. Like before, I’ve tried to capture the spirit of the song. This was actually quite challenging this time, because the words in No Rain, No Rainbow are quite minimal and simple and this makes the meaning of the song harder to grasp. However, in the end I think I came up with a reasonably faithful interpretation of the lyrics.

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No Rain, No Rainbow by BABYMETAL
Words: YOSHIFU-METAL・MK-METAL・NAKAMETAL
Music: YOSHIFU-METAL
Translation: Me (Maruse Rino)

Oh why can’t I sleep?
Oh why is the night going to end?
I don’t need anything, not even tomorrow
I don’t need a future without you

Why did I pretend to be happy?
Why? Even though I was so sad
Nobody knows that what I really wanted
Was for you to stay by my side

Even despair will turn into light
No matter if the unending rain continues to fall
Even despair will turn into light
The sorrowful rain will cast a rainbow
Over everything

We will never meet again
But I never want to forget you
If only to keep this dream alive, please don’t let me wake up

Why did I pretend to be happy?
Why? Even though I was so sad
Nobody knows that what I really wanted
Was to see you, nothing more

Even despair will turn into light
No matter if the unending rain continues to fall
Even despair will turn into light
The sorrowful rain will cast a rainbow
Even now

The endless rain will fill my heart
Forever more

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The link below is for the site where I referenced the original Japanese lyrics from.

http://www.uta-net.com/song/205643/

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!

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