Tomorrow's Smile

About This Song:

Series: Gate Keepers
Placement: Opening
Japanese Title: Asu no Egao no Tameni
Time: 4:02
Style: Driving
English Lyrics: Adam Pulver
Heralding back to the classic opening themes like Nadesico and Evangelion, this Gatekeepers opening is moving and upbeat at the same time. It also wasn't too hard to write for. It's one of those songs where if you can figure out how to get an accurate translation for the title that fits the rhythm, you're half-way there. "So we can smile when tomorrow's here" fits the bill, and the rest of the song fell into place in due time.

Tomorrow's Smile

So we can smile when tomorrow's here!

It always happens with two powers colliding.
The gloves are off and the fight is on.
You might not like it but the stakes are so high.
The smiles of the future. All of tomorrow's pride:
The things that can not be denied.

Someplace in a distant year.
Could be filled with hate and fear.
No matter what we'll persevere.
(Let's open the gate!)

Fight for the future so we can look back at yesterday.
And see the times when we cried, times when inside,
We had never thought we'd live for tomorrow.
(You can do it!)
All of the future's locked away, in your heart-
And all that you hold dear.
Take out the key we will open and see.
But we must go on- so we can smile when tomorrow's here.

It always happens when two hearts come together.
Before you know it the two are friends.
But what if something tries to tear them apart?
The bond's even closer, it's one that won't divide.
And true love can no longer hide.

Someplace far beyond the gate.
Somewhere lies an unknown fate.
It's up to us to make it great.
(Let's open the gate!)

Make me a promise so today I can hope you will come through.
And find a world without lies, life's unclaimed prize,
The only way we'll live without sorrow.
(You can do it!)
Make me a wish so it can soar high above-
In skies forever clear.
I'll make one too so I know it comes true,
And we'll carry on- so we can smile when tomorrow's here.

When the sun goes down, the nighttime might sometimes seem long.
But then daylight hits and it's a sign that life goes on.

Fight for the future so we can look back at yesterday.
And see the times when we cried, times when inside,
We had never thought we'd live for tomorrow.
(You can do it!)
All of the future's locked away, in your heart-
And all that you hold dear.
Take out the key we will open and see.
But we must go on- so we can smile when tomorrow's here.

You can open the gate!

English lyrics by Adam Pulver. All Rights Reserved.
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