"ARIADONE (Ariadne) no Ito" ("Ariadne's Thread") [1]
Performed by: Do As Infinity
Lyrics: Hayato Kimura & Do As Infinity
Composition: Miki Watanabe
Arrangement: Seiji Kameda

º Do As Infinity (2008 reformation) = Tomiko Van (vocals/lyrics), Ryo Owatari (guitar/vocals/lyrics)

Song from:
[1 album] - Time Machine
[1 CD single] - ARIADONE (Ariadne) no Ito

»Romaji, and Layout Designed by: Oasis Heart3 (WAFTF)
»Translation by: Kiwi Musume (WAFTF & Kiwi Musume's Lyrics Site)

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Do you know? Do you know? Nee oshiete yo
Shoudou, bousou yami ni kieyuku
Dark Side, Light Side dochira demo unmei
Guuzen hitsuzen Why? Why? I don't know

Fujouri na sekai
Yueni daremo wakaranai
Shoutaifumei no kakushinhan
Deguchi no nai towa no RABIRINSU (Labyrinth)
Mayou yori Believe Myself

Tokiakasubeki RIARU (Real)
Semari kuru KAOSU (Chaos)
Tegakari no ito wa doko e?
Tatoeba sono subete ga yumemaboroshi demo
Nido to modoranai Just Go This Way

HERUTAA SUKERUTAA (Helter Skelter) nobotte wa kudatteku
Uso mo nanimo sou taisa nai jidai
HAI-FAI ROO-FAI (Hi-Fi, Lo-Fi) TORABURU (Trouble) wa tsune
Isshin ittai Why? Why? I don't know

Kono mama zutto
Esoragoto no yume o
Oitsudzukete yuku no kai?
Kasuka na ito sotto taguri
Yosete ima Release Yourself

Te o nobasu wa DAIYAMONDO (Diamond)
Yoku mirya IMITEESHON (Imitation)
Toki ni genjitsu wa mujou
Negau dake no ashita ni namida afuretemo
Nido to modoranai Just Go This Way

Tokiakasubeki RIARU (Real)
Semari kuru KAOSU (Chaos)
Tegakari no ito wa doko e?
Tatoeba sono subete ga yumemaboroshi demo
Nido to modoranai Just Go This Way


Do you know? Do you know? Hey, tell me! --
My urge speeds off into the dark.
Dark side, light side, both are fate --
Coincidence, inevitability, why? why? I don't know.

It's a crazy world,
So nobody understands it;
An unidentifiable crime of conviction,
Instead of getting lost in an eternal labyrinth with no way out,
I'll believe myself.

The truth needs to be figured out
But chaos closes in;
Where is a thread to grab onto?
Even if, for example, it's all a dream,
It'll never come again, just go this way.

Helter skelter, rising and falling,
In these times where nothing makes much difference, even lies.
Hi-Fi, Lo-Fi, trouble is always
A seesaw game, why? why? I don't know.

Are you going
To keep on
Chasing fantasies forever?
Grab that faint thread
And pull it towards you, release yourself now.

I reach out for a diamond
But when I take a closer look it's an imitation;
Reality is cruel sometimes.
Even if I cry over a tomorrow that's nothing but a wish,
It'll never come again, just go this way.

The truth needs to be figured out
But chaos closes in;
Where is a thread to grab onto?
Even if, for example, it's all a dream,
It'll never come again, just go this way.
Oasis Heart3's Note:
[1] Ariadne's thread is actually an expression, similar to "trial and error". It's based on the Greek princess Ariadne, a character from Greek mythology. As explained by EienDAIfan5d9 (a member of DAIForum): "Ariadne is the name of the daughter of the Greek Minos and Pasiphae. She fell in love with Theseus and gave him the thread with which he found his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth."