Girls’ Generation (少女時代) – Karma Butterfly

Karma Butterfly

[Album] Love & Peace
2013.12.11

Taeyeon, Jessica, Sunny,
Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri,
Sooyoung, Yoona, Seohyun

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Lyrics/作詞: KAMIMAKORU
Composer/作曲: CHRISTIAN VINTEN, GRACE TITHER
Arranger/編曲: CHRISTIAN VINTEN, GRACE TITHER

Romanization Japanese Translation
It’s fascination kizuiteta no
are kara zutto

kono Cage ni oshiyatta
hontou no jibun wo

kagami ni utsuru shoujo ni
sotto kiku no yo Who’s this girl

hoka no dareka wo Playing role
enjiru no wa mou iya na no

tokihanatsu Feeling
hane hirogete Set me free
shukumei kara Get away
I’m a Karma Butterfly
kodou ga Stop stop stop stop beating
tomaru made no Battle life
tokihanatsu Feeling
I’m a Karma Butterfly

A sheer feather matotta
tennyo no you ni

doku obita hane kara
kaoru Incense

umarekawatte Make a move
omoi no mama ni

dare ni mo miseta koto nai
kao misete mitai

tokihanatsu Feeling
hane hirogete Set me free
shukumei kara nigete
I’m a Karma Butterfly
modoranai Slip slip slip slip slippin’ through
itsuwari dake no Battle life
ima koso Release me
I’m a Karma Butterfly

toge ga sasatta mama de
tobitsuzukeru no da to shite mo
kamawanai seotte yuku wa
Only heaven knows
Only heaven knows, knows, knows

tokihanatsu Feeling
hane hirogete Set me free
shukumei kara Get away (kara Get away)
I’m a Karma [Tiff/All] Butterfly
[Jess/Tiff] kodou ga Stop stop stop stop beating
tomaru made no Battle life
mada minai [Tiff/All] ai e
tobu Karma Butterfly

It’s fascination きづいてたの
あれからずっと

この Cage に押しやった
本当の自分を

鏡にうつる少女に
そっと聞くのよ Who’s this girl

他の誰かを Playing role
演じるのはもうイヤなの

解き放つ Feeling
羽広げて Set me free
宿命から Get away
I’m a Karma Butterfly
鼓動が Stop stop stop stop beating
止まるまでの Battle life
解き放つ Feeling
I’m a Karma Butterfly

A sheer feather まとった
天女のように

毒帯びた 羽から
香る Incense

生まれ変わって Make a move
思いのままに

誰にもみせたことない
顔見せてみたい

解き放つ Feeling
羽広げて Set me free
宿命から逃げて
I’m a Karma Butterfly
戻らない Slip slip slip slip slippin’ through
偽りだけの Battle life
今こそ Release me
I’m a Karma Butterfly

棘がささったままで
飛び続けるのだとしても
かまわない 背負ってゆくわ
Only heaven knows
Only heaven knows, knows, knows

解き放つ Feeling
羽広げて Set me free
宿命から Get away (から Get away)
I’m a Karma [ティ/All] Butterfly
[ジェ/ティ] 鼓動が Stop stop stop stop beating
止まるまでの Battle life
まだ見ない [ティ/All] 愛へ
飛ぶ Karma Butterfly

It’s fascination, did you notice?
Ever since then
My true self has always been
Pushed unside this cage

To the girl reflected in the mirror
I ask softly, who’s this girl
Acting out someone else’s playing role
I don’t want to do it anymore

Release this feeling
Spread those wings and set me free
Get away from fate
I’m a Karma Butterfly
This pulse won’t stop beating
Until the battle life ends
Release this feeling
I’m a Karma Butterfly

A sheer feather clothed like
A celestial maiden
Tinged with poison from my wings
The fragrant incense

I’m born again, make a move
As I please
I’ve never shown anything to anyone
I want to show my face

Release this feeling
Spread those wings and set me free
Run away from fate
I’m a Karma Butterfly
I won’t go back, slippin’ through
It’s just a fabricated battle life
Now is the time to release me
I’m a Karma Butterfly

The thorns are still stuck
Even if I continue to fly
It doesn’t matter, I’ll keep on carrying it
Only heaven knows
Only heaven knows, knows, knows

Release this feeling
Spread those wings and set me free
Get away from fate
I’m a Karma Butterfly
This pulse won’t stop beating
Until the battle life ends
To the love I don’t see yet
Fly Karma Butterfly

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22 Replies to “Girls’ Generation (少女時代) – Karma Butterfly”

  1. 3rd chorus

    tokihanatsu feeling
    hane hiroge te set me free
    shukumei kara getaway (Tiff: Kara getaway)
    I’m a Karma Butterfly (Tae: Butterfly~)
    kodo ga stop, stop, stop, stop beating
    tomaru made no battle life
    mada mi nai ai e
    tobu Karma Butterfly

  2. Sorry that I posted here,
    but some things need to be changed in “Lips”

    1st “Kiss shi te wakatta wa unmei no” is Taeyeon
    From “Kiss shi te”, you can know it’s Taeyeon,
    I know that it sounds like Yuri, but just like Jessica’s line you hear more than just Jessica.
    I assume it’s the background vocals.
    Also the 3rd one is definitely Yuri,
    so I don’t think she will sing the same part twice cuz SM would just do the copy and paste.

    3rd “kono ho to kuchibiru no kyokai sen wa” is Hyoyeon
    That husky voice! Hyoyeon right away.
    Also she wouldn’t have only 1 part.
    And it’s not Seohyun’s since it’s different from the 1st one.

    OR MAYBE, “kono ho to kuchibiru no kyokai sen wa”,”Kiss shi te wakatta wa unmei no”
    are TWO member singing.
    We’ll know it after the Japan Tour starts in April.

    “Can’t Stop Thinking About You,
    This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like”
    This part sounds like Tiffany and Sunny, the first line sounds like Sunny or Yuri.
    I think it would be ALL of them, led by Tiffany and Sunny

    1. I’m much very sure that the first “Kiss shi te ” part is Tae+Yoon…From the fancam I see them going to the front and walk towards left side.

      1. Right.
        According to the fancam, 1st “kono ho to…” is Seo+Hyo
        2nd “kono ho to…” is Soo+Sun, “Kiss shi te…” is Jess+Yuri
        3rd “kono ho to…” is Tae+Hyo (NOT SO SURE, but they were in the middle), “Kiss shi te…” is Yuri and I’m guessing it’s Seohyun, because Tiff is doing ablibs.

  3. There’s two, one is shorter but clearer, one is full but really blurry, still able to tell who’s who though.

    CLEAR VER.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTFSPlj2gvc
    0:41 SeoHyo, 0:48 YoonTae, also “Can’t Stop thinking…” is all the members

    FULL VER.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zPSZvQfrJo
    1:50 it’s SooSun, 2:00 Yuri+Jess, 2:45 Tiff goes the the center for the adlibs, two members besides her are Taeyeon (you can see at “kyokai sen wa” she’s singing) and Hyoyeon(sounds a lot like her), assuming it’s them. 2:57 you see Yuri singing, but the other is either Soo, Yoona ,or Seo. I think it’s Seohyun, cuz she’s the main vocalist.

        1. It can be in the live performance. But in the audio, there is just one voice in “Can’t Stop Thinking About You” and “This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like”. I think we should wait more fancams.

  4. Could i please make a comment about Lips there is a fancam of it and the lines Love you/For you are deffinitly Hyoyeon because Yoona and Hyoyeon were the only ones facing front while everyone has turned around

  5. Is lips going to be fixed. i think the cc is like this.

    HYO/SEOkono ho to kuchibiru no kyokai sen wa

    TAE/YOON Kiss shi te wakatta wa unmei no

    ALL Can’t Stop Thinking About You,
    ALL This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like
    ALL Can’t Stop Thinking About You,
    ALL This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like
    ALL Can’t Stop Thinking About You,
    ALL This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like
    ALL Can’t Stop Thinking About You,
    ALL This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like

    YURI-OOHH

    SUN/ SOO kono ho to kuchibiru no kyokai sen wa

    JES/YURI Kiss shi te wakatta wa unmei no

    TAE/HYO kono ho to kuchibiru no kyokai sen wa

    YURI/SEO Kiss shi te wakatta wa unmei no

  6. Ooh~)

    korutorēn, surō jazu ga, hibiite
    kurete iku heya o, awai burū ni, someru Moonlight
    doa no, beruganaru yori mo chotto
    akeru kata ga shunkan, hayai kurai ni, tsuita kehai ga shite

    dakishi mena gara, mō wakatteru (Oh~)
    akari ga nakute mo don’na, hyōjō shi teru ka zenbu, Baby
    kuchimoto de, sasayaita (I Love You)
    rūju o utsu shinagara (For You…) (Whoa Oh~)

    kono hoho to, kuchibiru no kyōkai-sen wa (kyōkai-sen wa~)
    tomodachi no hadairo to, ai no aka no kyōkai-sen ne
    Kiss shite, wakatta wa unmei no, aite ni atta toki (issu no shonkan)
    jibun ga, dare ka erabu nante dekinai

    Can’t Stop Thinking About You, This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like (Baby~)
    Can’t Stop Thinking About You, This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like (I Can’t Stop~)
    Can’t Stop Thinking About You, This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like (Ooh~)
    Can’t Stop Thinking About You, This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like (Baby~)

    hajimete no, Hug o shita hi ni, mirai o shitteta (Oh~ Ooh)
    Call Me Crazy, anata igai, nani mo mienai (Oh Oh~) (Oh Oh Oh Oh~)

    kono hoho to, kuchibiru no kyōkai-sen wa (kyōkai-sen wa~)
    tomodachi no hadairo to, ai no aka no kyōkai-sen ne (This must be~ Oh~)
    Kiss shite, wakatta wa unmei no, aite ni atta toki (Say Whoa~)
    jibun ga, dare ka erabu nante dekinai (Oh ooh Whoa)

    Can’t Stop Thinking About You, This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like (Can’t Stop Thinking About You)
    Can’t Stop Thinking About You, This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like (Whoa~ Crazy~)
    Can’t Stop Thinking About You, This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like (Ooh Whoa~)
    Can’t Stop Thinking About You, This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like (Ooh~)

    Ah ooh~ Lips!

  7. Sorry for posting this here but for the song Lips i think it goes like this
    [Tae]Can’t Stop Thinking About You,
    [Fany]This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like
    [Tae]Can’t Stop Thinking About You,
    [Fany]This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like
    [Tae]Can’t Stop Thinking About You,
    [Fany]This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like
    [Tae]Can’t Stop Thinking About You,
    [Fany]This Must Be What Crazy Feels Like

    [Tae] Kiss shi te wakatta wa unmei no

    I know that the live shows differently but not all members were singing live like Yoona or Yuri but you guys always say “we base it on live and Audio” but you don’t your actually doing the opposite you guys are basing it only on the live and not the original audio in the original audio you can only hear on voice clearly and on the ‘This must be what crazy feels like’ you can clearly hear Tiffany’s voice in the live and audio the same thing happened in T.O.P you have some things wrong in that but that’s because like the song lips you guys were only basing it on live not the audio please listen more to the audio and the Live and try and put them together

    1. “Can’t stop thinking about you” is Yuri’s voice.
      1st and 3rd “This must be what crazy feels like” are Sunny’s
      2nd and 4th “This must be what crazy feels like” are Taeyeon’s.

      1. “Can’t stop thinking about you” is Taeyeon you can clearly hear her voice but yes it could be her and Yuri now
        “this Must be what crazy feels like” is Tiffany you can hear her voice very clearly in the audio and live

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