Thursday, October 10, 2013

JUJUーSign (English Translation)


The other day, I found this on iTunes.  Loved it immediately.  Afterwards, I realized that I've listened to it before.  It was the theme song of the movie "Kirin no Tsubasa" (麒麟の翼), adapted from Higashino Keigo's (東野圭吾) mystery novel under the same name.  I believe it was played at the end of the movie, during the credits.  I probably have noticed how good it was but didn't bother to follow up.

I could only find this incomplete version on YouTube: http://youtu.be/T3JIY-Zxh24

Sign

曲:川口大輔
詞:牧穂エミ

粉雪が歩道に そっと消えてく
なぜ あなたの姿まで連れ去ってしまったの?

知らぬ間に すれ違ってた ふたつの心は まるで
同じ空じゃ 寄り添えない 太陽と月みたい
気付いても 戻れない

I miss you 逢いたくて ただ、逢いたくて
あなたの背中 探すの
ふたり重ねた 想い出の場所を
ひとつ、ひとつ...と 辿りながら

だけど 切なくて ただ、切なくて
また ひとり 立ち止まるの
もう2度と 伝えられない 愛を
抱えたままで

人混みに 押されて 立ちすくんでも
もう あなたは手のひらを 差し伸べてはくれない

哀しいね 失ってから 愛の姿 知るなんて
その優しさが その微笑みが
さりげなく 限りなく 彩ってくれてた

I miss you 泣きたくて ただ、泣きたくて
あなたの胸を 探すの
抱かれていた 深い温もりに
気付かないまま 時は過ぎて
哀しみの雪が 降り積もる街
もう1度だけ 逢えたら
伝えたい あの頃より もっと
愛していると

いたずらな運命にも
時の流れも
目を そらさないで 越えてく強さ
教えてくれた そう あなたが

I miss you 逢いたくて ただ、逢いたくて
あなたの背中 探すの
ふたり重ねた 想い出の場所を
ひとつ、ひとつ...と 辿りながら

きっと苦しくて ただ、苦しくて
果てしない 旅になっても
あなたから 愛されてた Sign
探したいから

ここから歩いてゆく

Sign

Composer: Kawaguchi Daisuke
Lyrics: Makiho Emi

Powered snow has started to disappear on the sidewalk
Why did it do so to the extent that it even took away your frame?

Unaware, two hearts missed each other, as if
Sun and moon would never cuddle under the same sky
Even though I realized, there's no turning back

I miss you, I want to see you, I only want to see you
And thus I'm searching for your trace*
Places piled with our memories
One by one, I am now following

However, it's miserable, just miserable
Alone, I'm standing still again
Love I'm unable to convey
Remains held under my arms

Squeezed by the crowd, petrified
But you won't be stretching out your helping hands anymore

It's sorrowful, isn't it? Only after I've lost you did I realize your show of love
Your tenderness, your smiles
Casually, and boundlessly, colored my life

I miss you, I want to cry, I only want to cry
And thus I'm searching for your shoulder**
That deep warmth while you're holding me
I never realized it when we spent our time
Sorrowful snow fallen and piled onto the street
For once, and just once, if we're able to meet again
I would want to tell you
"I love you more now than before"

Be it twist of fate
Or stream of time
That strength to overcome without turning my eyes away
It's really you who taught me how

I miss you, I want to see you, I only want to see you
And thus I'm searching for your trace
Places piled with our memories
One by one, I am now following

It's certainly painful, just painful
Even if it turns into an endless journey
Because the sign of your love
I desire to seek

From here, I proceed with my steps

* The original Japanese word translates to "back", the body part, and so literally it would be "And thus I'm searching for your back."
** The original Japanese word translates to "chest".  But in English, it's natural to say "lend a shoulder to cry on," and thus the current translation.

3 comments:

  1. Nice post!! :)
    Love this song too!
    I found the full version on youtube...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3JIY-Zxh24

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  2. What a beautiful song. Thanks for the translation! :)

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