Sunday, December 05, 2010

Sakura: A beautiful Japanese song


Because I post whatever pops up in my mind and my mood, here is a beautiful Japanese song with the title Sakura [Cherry Blossoms]. It's interesting to know that there are many Japanese songs with the same title, different tunes and beat. But this is one of my most favorite. I also transcribed the lyrics for those who are interested to memorize it in Japanese and English versions. Hope you'll like it.
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Sakura by Moriyama Naotaro
I
Bokura wa kitto matteru


Kimi to mata aeru hibi o


Sakuranamiki no michi no ue de


Te o furi sakebuyo


Donnani kurushii toki mo


Kimi wa waratteirukara


Kujikesooni narikakatemo


Ganbareru kigashitayo
II


Kasumiyuku keshiki no naka ni


Ano hi no uta ga kikoeru
III


Sakura sakura ima sakihokoru


Setsuna ni chiriyuku unmei to shitte


Saraba tomo yo tabidachi no koku


Kawaranai somo omoi o ima
IV


Imanara ierudarooka itsuwari no nai kotoba


Kagayakeru kimi no mirai o negau


Hontoo no kotoba
V


Utsuriyuku machi wa marude


Bokura o isogasuyooni
VI


Sakura sakura tada maiochiru


Itsuka umarekawaru shunkan o shinji


Nakuna tomo yo ima sekibetsu no toki


Kazaranai ano egao de saa
VII


Sakura sakura iza maiagare


Eien ni sanbameku hikari o abite


Saraba tomo yo mata kono basho de aoo


Sakura maiochiru michi no ue de
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We are surely waiting
For the days in which we can see you again
On the streets, lined with cherry blossom trees
We'll wave and shout
Whenever we feel pain
Or it seems as though we'll be crushed
Because you're smiling
We feel that we can hang on
From inside the misty landscape
We can hear the songs from that day
Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms now they're in full bloom
Scattering in an instant, I know that it's fate
Farewell my friend
When it's time to set off on your journey
With your unchanging feelings now...
I wonder, now can we say them?
Those words without fabrications
True words
To hope for your shining future
It's as though the bustling city
Is hurrying us along
Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms, simply falling
Believing that one day they be reborn
Don't cry my friend
Now is the time to be sad for parting
With that unadorned smile, well...
Cherry blossoms, cherry blossoms, fly now
Basking in the light merrily, for all eternity
Farewell my friend
Let's meet here again
On the street scattered
On the street scattered with cherry blossoms
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