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Yanagi Nagi – Kono Hoshi no Birthday Song

August 29, 2014

Kono Hoshi no Birthday Song – この惑星のBirthday Song – A Birthday Song for This Planet

空は蒼く大地は緑だったんだよ
海にはいろんな魚が泳いでいたんだ
夜には星が瞬いてた
大きなお腹をさすってきみは
我が子にそんな話を聞かせた

sora wa aoku daichi wa midori datta n’da yo
umi ni wa ironna sakana ga oyoide ita n’da
yoru ni wa hoshi ga matataite’ta
ooki na onaka o sasutte kimi wa
waga ko ni sonna hanashi o kikaseta

The sky was blue and the earth was green
The ocean was full of fish swimming around
The stars shone at night
Stroking your large belly
You told these things to our child

夏には花火と言う
ええとなんていうか…

natsu ni wa hanabi to iu
eeto nante iu ka…

In summer there were things called fireworks
Hmm, what else should I say…

蚊に刺されるのは今も同じだけれど
秋の紅葉は忘れられない
冬に降る雪はなにもかも染めて
別世界のよう 歩きにくいけど

ka ni sasareru no wa ima mo onaji da keredo
aki no kureha wa wasurerarenai
fuyu ni furu yuki wa nani mo kamo somete
betsu sekai no you arukinikui kedo

The mosquitoes still bite like they used to
But I can’t forget the colorful autumn leaves
The snow in winter turned everything white
It was like another world, though it was hard to walk in

「本当にこんな世界で生むのか」
何遍も僕はきみを諭した
ひとりじゃ生きれないけど
家族だったら大丈夫
だからあなたも想像してみて
夜明けを この星の
生まれるその時は痛みが伴うもの
だからあたしも生む
すべてに祝福が
信じる
信じてる

“hontou ni konna sekai de umu no ka”
nanbenmo boku wa kimi o satoshita
hitori ja ikirenai kedo
kazoku dattara daijoubu
dakara anata mo souzou shite mite
yoake o kono hoshi no
umareru sono toki wa itami ga tomonau mono
dakara atashi mo umu
subete ni shukufuku ga
shinjiru
shinjite’ru

“Do you really want to bring a child into a world like this?”
I asked you over and over
“A child might not be able to survive alone
But as a family, we’ll be all right
So you, too, should try imagining it
The pain of this world’s birth
Brought the dawn light along with it
So I, too, will give birth
I believe–
I’ll go on believing–
That everything is blessed”

(Original lyrics by Maeda Jun.)

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