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~ SYNOPSIS AND Translations ~
 

WATASHI DAKE NI
ICH GEHOR NUR MIR
 
Iya yo! Otonashii okisaki nante
Narenai Kawaii ningyou nante
Anata no mono ja nai no
Kono watashi wa
 
Hosoi roupu tagutte noboru no
Suriru ni taete sekai miorusu
Bouken no tabi ni deru
Watashi dake
 
Gimu o oshitsukeraretara
Dete yuku wa Watashi
Tsukamaeru to iu no nara
Tobi dashite yuku wa
 
Tori no you ni toki hanatarete
Hikari mezashi yozora tobi tatsu
Demo mi ushinawanai
Watashi dake wa
 
Iya yo! Hitome ni sarasareru nado
Hanasu aite watashi ga erabu
Dare no mono demo nai
Kono watashi wa
 
Ari no mama no watashi wa
Kyuuden ni wa inai
Dare ni mo sokubaku sarezu
Jiyuu ni ikiru no
 
Tatoe oke ni totsuida mi demo
Inochi dake wa azuke wa shinai
Watashi ga inochi yutaneru sore wa
Watashi dake ni
 
Watashi ni!
 
ONLY TO ME
ICH GEHOR NUR MIR
 
It's no use! I can't be that obedient princess
I'm not some cute little doll.
It doesn't belong to you -
Not this me!
 
I want to climb high on a tightrope,
And thrill looking down on the world.
I want to go on an adventure,
Only me.
 
When duty is forced on me,
This me goes away.
It's flown away from,
The things that would catch hold of me.
 
It's like a bird breaking free,
That aims for the light as it flies into the night sky.
But then it loses its way and
Is only me.
 
It's no use! I'm exposed to everyone's eyes.
The gossips always choose me.
It's no one's possession -
Not this me.
 
The true me
Isn't there in the palace,
Where everyone restricts me from
Living in freedom.
 
And so, my body may be married into the Royal House
But at least they aren't the guardians of my soul.
The life I have can be entrusted
Only to me.
 
To me!
 
Elisabeth lyrics © copyright by Takarazuka Revue Company, Hankyu Corporation, Michael Kunze, Sylvester Levay, Vereingte Bühnen Wien, and associated parties. This site is intended for promotional and informational purposes only.
English Translation © copyright 2000 by Genevieve Neyland
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