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

手紙 (Angela Aki)

Country: JAPAN (日本/Nihon)
Language: JAPANESE (日本語/Nihongo)
Genre: J-POP, POP

GUITAR CHORDS:

拝啓
この手紙読んでいるあなたは
どこで何をしているのだろう
十五の僕には誰にも話せない
悩みの種があるのです

未来の自分に宛てて書く手紙なら
きっと素直に打ち明けられるだろう

今 負けそうで 泣きそうで 消えてしまいそうな僕は
誰の言葉を信じ歩けばいいの?
ひとつしかないこの胸が何度もばらばらに割れて
苦しい中で今を生きている
今を生きている

拝啓
ありがとう
十五のあなたに伝えたい事があるのです

自分とは何でどこへ向かうべきか
問い続ければ見えてくる

荒れた青春の海は厳しいけれど
明日の岸辺へと夢の舟よ進め

今負けないで, 泣かないで, 消えてしまいそうな時は
自分の声を信じ歩けばいいの
大人の僕も傷ついて眠れない夜はあるけど
苦くて甘い今を生きている

人生の全てに意味があるから
恐れずにあなたの夢を育てて
Keep on believing

負けそうで 泣きそうで 消えてしまいそうな僕は
誰の言葉を信じ歩けばいいの?

ああ 負けないで 泣かないで 消えてしまいそうな時は
自分の声を信じ歩けばいいの
いつの時代も悲しみを避けては通れないけれど
笑顔を見せて
今を生きていこう

拝啓 この手紙読んでいるあなたが
幸せな事を願います

“TEGAMI”

Haikei kono tegami yondeiru anata wa
Doko de nani wo shiteiru no darou

Juugo no boku ni wa dare ni mo hanasenai
Nayami no tane ga aru no desu

Mirai no jibun ni atete kaku tegami nara
Kitto sunao ni uchiake rareru darou

Ima makesou de nakisou de
Kieteshimaisou na boku wa
Dare no kotoba wo
Shinji arukeba ii no
Hitotsu shika nai kono mune ga nando mo barabara ni warete
Kurushii naka de ima wo ikiteiru
Ima wo ikiteiru

Haikei arigatou juugo no anata ni
Tsutaetai koto ga aru no desu
Jibun to wa nani de doko e mukau beki ka
Toitsu dzukereeba mietekuru

Areta seishun no umi wa kibishii keredo
Asu no kishibe e to yume no fune yo susume

Ima makenai de nakanai de
Kieteshimaisou na toki wa
Jibun no koe wo shinjiaru keba ii no
Otona no boku mo kizutsuite
Nemurenai yoru wa aru kedo
Nigakute amai ima ikiteiru

Jinsei no subete ni imi ga aru kara
Osorezu ni anata no yume wo sodatete
Keep on believing

Makesou de nakisou de
Kieteshimaisou na boku wa
Dare no kotoba wo shinji arukeba ii no
Makenai de nakanai de
Kieteshimaisou na toki wa
Jibun no koe wo shinjiarukeba ii no
Itsu no jidai mo kanashimi mo
Sakete wa torenai keredo
Egao wo misete ima wo ikite yukou

Haikei kono tegami yondeiru anata ga
Shiawase na koto wo negaimasu

“LETTER” (Original English Translation, 2014)

Greetings
You who are reading this letter
I wonder where you are, what you’re doing

For me, 15 years old,
there are seeds of worry
I can’t tell anyone about

If I’m writing this letter addressed to my future self
Surely it can be revealed without reservation

Now it seems I’m going to lose, seems I’m going to cry
seems I’m going to go and disappear
whose words should I believe?
This only heart has been broken apart so many times
In the middle of this pain, I live the present

Greetings
Thank you
I have something to tell the 15 year old you
If you are wondering what, where you should go
You will come to see

The rough sea of youth is hard but
toward the shore of tomorrow
continue rowing the boat of dreams

Now don’t give in, don’t cry
when it seems you’re going to disappear
you should believe in your own voice
The adult me has also been hurt
There are nights when I can’t sleep but
I’m living the bittersweet present

Everything in life has meaning, so
Without fearing keep building your dreams
Keep on believing

it seems I’m going to lose, seems I’m going to cry
seems I’m going to go and disappear
whose words should I believe?
Don’t give in, don’t cry
when it seems you’re going to disappear
you should believe in your own voice

In every period there is sadness
it’s inevitable
Show your smiling face, keep living the present

Dear you reading this letter
I’m wishing you happiness

VOCABULARY
手紙 (tegami) – letter
拝啓 (haikei) – greetings, dear
悩み (nayami) – suffering, worry, distress
宛てる (ateru) – to address
素直に (sunao ni) – unreservedly, obediently
打ち明ける (uchiakeru) – to reveal
ばらばら (bara bara) – separately
割れる (wareru) – to split, break
苦しい (kurushii) – painful
問い続く (toitsudzuku) – to continue asking, wondering
荒れた (areta) – rough
青春 (seishun) – puberty, adolescence
厳しい (kibishii) – tough, hard
岸辺 (kishibe) – shore
傷つく (kizu tsuku) – to injure, be heart
苦くて甘い (nigakute amai) – bittersweet
恐れる (osoreru) – to fear
避けては通れない (sakete ha toorenai) – inevitable

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