A deserted island which seems to have mostly sunk
Not found on any globe, not even named
Yesterday the ship we hoped for came close but
It didn't even come to meet us.

We got a little scorched staring longingly into the sun
Holding a prism up, I waved my hand but

Can you feel?
Can you feel that hybrid rainbow?
Even we, who weren't chosen up till yesterday
Are waiting for tomorrow

Our mostly deflated zeppelin is
Skimming just barely over the ground

The look of the colors which defy description
Will probably be mercilessly pecked at by the birds

Can you feel?
Can you feel that hybrid rainbow?
Surely not yet
The limit can't be like this at all
Not like this at all

Can you feel?
Can you feel that hybrid rainbow?
I wanna believe that here is only partway through
I can feel
I can feel that hybrid rainbow
Even we, who weren't chosen up till yesterday
Are holding onto tomorrow

Lyrics submitted by AngelicRaver

Hybrid Rainbow (English translation) song meanings
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    General CommentThis is a great song. It's weird, because the entire song seems to be just a buildup to that sonic explosion that is the beginning of the chorus. One of the only songs on the FLCL soundtrack that went mostly unedited, and one of the best songs on the CD, or any CD for that matter.
    _mega_on November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best song. It is not too fast, but not too slow. Perfect!

    This translation is kinda bad, but I have a better version, so I know what they are talking about.
    KissMeHydeon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou could post the good translation...
    it sould be nice ^^
    chocheliuson August 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI would ask that you gave your meaning, too :D

    I think it's a song about hope. It seems that there is a great deal of hopelessness in the situations illustrated (wonderfully) in the verses, but the chorus hopes for tomorrow, even thougyh yesterday was a bust.

    This translation isn't all that great. I think you loose the meaning in the chorus here because of the "up till." Take that out, and it's more clear.
    Buckon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe that these two are in their imagined haven together alone (perfect). They are abandoned there but it's not that big of a deal. One has a prism where the stay out all day in the sun. The light angles into a rainbow which they shine on each other. They ask if they can feel where the shine o f the rainbow is on their skin, a beautiful display and yes they feel it.
    alyssaelaineon February 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is just about hope, right? Turned away and ignored by everyone/everything, the protagonists are on the verge of despair, but find hope in the beauty of nature: something so simple yet so inspiring.

    But don't take my word for it, I dropped out of school. >_>

    Peace & love, y'all.
    TriggerHappyJimon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha this translation sucks
    neonemoon March 17, 2007   Link

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