With a title like this, I couldn’t pass up the chance to offer our translation XD
ANGELO – RESISTANT BACTERIA
Every time this body is assailed by the unexpected, it changes form
and with each new attack, it evolves.
it doesn’t need permission, nor to seek the meaning of life
all it needs is to make a place for itself.
toward the endless clear blue skies, following only an instinct to survive
it’s okay to look away.
repression and resistance, each cycle teaches something new
about the structure of this world
it’s made of the beautiful and ugly both, co-existing.
whether we deny it, matters not
there’s no sense in seeking to work with it
just look out for yourself, that’s all you can do
toward the future brimming with possibilities
battle instinct laying dormant in the heart
it’s okay to have your doubts for now
even if you give up on your soul, and toss it away
the cells in your body will try every single means to live
even if that means destroying the vessel
even if you should tumble into the darkness
and cease to be
I’ll find you, again and again.
if it should go against god’s will,
there’s no point in fearing retribution
if I can save you, that’s all that matters.
you’re free to write the tale however you want,
life and death following one after the other for eternity
in that instant, come and spend it with me.
Translation by Boo and Takako Stewart
Translator’s Notes: If you ask me, beyond the literal meaning and the story, this is also a song about the band and the fans. A band that’s been around for 10 years and evolved in many different ways since its inception.