Rewrite is the fourth opening (second in the English dub on Adult Swim) for Fullmetal Alchemist. It is performed by Asian Kung-Fu Generation. The song won the best anime theme song at the American Anime Awards in 2007.
Kishin da omoi wo hakidashitai no wa
Sonzai no shoumei ga ta ni nai kara
Tsukan da hazu no boku no mirai wa
"Songen" to "jiyuu" de nujun shiteru yo
Yugan da zazou wo keshi saritai no wa
Jibun no genkai wo soko ni miru kara
Jiishiki kajou no boku no mado ni wa
Kyonen no calendar hidzuke ga nai yo
Keshite riraito shite
Kudaranai chou gensou
Wasurarenu sonzai kan wo
Kishikaisei riraito shite
Imi no nai mousou mo
Kimi wo nasu dendouryoku
Zenshin zenrei wo kure yo English:
The reason I want to spit these creaky old memories out
is because I don't have any other proof of my existence
the future that I thought I had grabbed hold of
is a contradiction of dignity and freedom
The reason I want to wipe away this distorted afterimage
is because I see my own limitations within it
In the window of my overly self-conscious self
is last year's calendar, without any dates written in
I'll erase it, and rewrite it,
with nonsensical surrealism and an unforgettable sense of presence.
Return from the brink, and rewrite it.
Even meaningless figments of imagination
can be the driving force that gives you form.
Give your whole body and soul to me.