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Japan (日本/Nihon), Japanese (日本語/Nihongo), Pop

あの鐘を鳴らすのはあなた (和田アキ子)

Country: JAPAN (日本 / NIHON)
Language: JAPANESE (日本語 / NIHONGO)
Genre: J-POP

GUITAR CHORDS:

あの鐘を鳴らすのはあなた

あなたに逢えてよかった
あなたには希望の匂いがする
つまづいて 傷ついて 泣き叫んでも
さわやかな希望の匂いがする

町は今 眠りの中
あの鐘を鳴らすのはあなた
人は皆 悩みの中
あの鐘を鳴らすのはあなた

あなたに逢えてよかった
愛し合う心が戻って来る
優しさや いたわりや 触れ合うことを
信じたいこころが戻って来る

町は今 砂漠の中
あの鐘を鳴らすのはあなた
人は皆 孤独の中
あの鐘を鳴らすのはあなた

“YOU’RE THE ONE WHO RINGS THAT BELL” (Original English Translation, 2013)

It was good that we could meet
You have the smell of hope
Stumbling, hurting, even crying out
You have the smell of refreshing hope

The town now, in the middle of its sleep
You’re the one who rings that bell
Everyone amidst distress
You’re the one who rings that bell

I’m glad to have met you
Hearts that love each other will return
Kindness, caring, coming into contact
Hearts that want to believe will return

The town now, in the middle of the desert
You’re the one who rings that bell
Everyone in their isolation
You’re the one who rings that bell

VOCABULARY
逢う (au) – to meet
希望 (kibou) – hope
匂い (nioi) – smell
つまづく (tsumadzuku) – to trip, stumble
傷つく (kizu tsuku) – to hurt, injure
泣き叫ぶ (nakisakebu) – to cry out, bawl one’s eyes out
さわやかな (sawayaka-na) – refreshing, fresh
町 (machi) – town
今 (ima) – now
眠り (nemuri) – sleep
中 (naka) – middle
鐘 (kane) – bell
鳴らす (narasu) – to ring
悩み (nayami) – worry, distress
愛し合う (aishi-au) – to be in love
心 (kokoro) – heart, spirit
戻って来る (modotte-kuru) – to come back
優しさ (yashishisa) – kindness
いたわり (itawari) – caring
触れ合う (fure-au) – to come into contact
事 (koto) – thing, act
信じる (shinjuru) – to believe
砂漠 (sabaku) – desert
孤独 (kodoku) – isolation, solitude

 

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