Cover Me – Depeche Mode 日本語翻訳

Happy 2018 everyone!

2017 became a pretty busy year for me in the end. With Driving school, work, volunteer Eikaiwa teaching and visiting home.. I didn’t really have much time for personal projects..

Except one opportunity sprung itself upon me and I was so so happy! The Depeche Mode official Facebook page is currently in the middle of the Fan Takeover.. and I was chosen last year! I made a few posts with illustrations I had made and shared my stories. One of them was an illustration of “Cover Me“, and I actually attempted to translate it into Japanese and overlay the text on the image.

It’s a good way to study I think! So I thought I’d share that translation with you.

What do you think? 🙂

I’ve felt better

I’ve been up all night

I can feel it coming

The morning light


The air is so cold here

It’s so hard to breathe

We better take cover

Will you cover me?


Way up here in the Northern Lights

Beyond you and me

I dreamt of us in another life

One we’ve never reached


You know we’re sinking

We could fade away

I’m not going down

Not today


The air is so cold here

Too cold to see

We have to take cover

Cover me


Way up here with the Northern Lights

Beyond these broken bars

I pictured us in another life

Where we’re all super stars

































Music Mondays

Another week rolls around.. and I’ve got more music to share! This week, I am going with Anime movie songs because they seem to be popping up and creeping into good memories this week!

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Music mondays

In my quest to improve my Japanese listening ability, I previously wrote that I was only going to listen to Japanese music on my iPod from then on to see if it would help me learn to pick up more.

I can honestly actually say that coupled with the other things I have been doing (grammar study, intensive vocab and kanji input and generally conversing as much as I can!) – my listening has improved ten-fold! I have recently found that while listening to new music, I can pick up on what they are saying more clearly while listening to familiar songs I can start to understand meanings. So, hurrah for music!

So I’m going to share some of my favourite music, old and new, every Monday. Besides getting me back on to the blog-train, it’ll also push me to keep on seeking out new music which is always good fun.

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