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Takahashi Youko – Hello Winter ~ Do space men pass dead souls on their way to the moon?

August 12, 2015

Hello winter ~Do space men pass dead souls on their way to the moon~

ほら 冬がくる 海辺の街に
もう にぎやかな 人混みはなぃ
波は ただ 白い貝を 打ち寄せて
それを 拾うのは 多分 幼子か 海猫
静かな海よ

hora fuyu ga kuru umibe no machi ni
mou nigiyaka na hitogomi wa nai
nami wa tada shiroi kai o uchiyosete
sore o hirou no wa tabun osanago ka umineko
shizuka na umi yo

Look, winter is coming to this seaside town
The bustling crowds have all gone now
The waves only wash in white shells
To be collected by small children, probably, or seagulls
The sea is calm

もう 聞こえない 恋人の歌
あの はぐれ雲 吐息に似てる
やけた肌 砂のにおい 笑い声
残るのは いつも同じ 耳鳴りと 頬づえ
涙は海へ 静かな海へ

mou kikoenai koibito no uta
ano haguregumo toiki ni niteru
yaketa hada suna no nioi waraigoe
nokoru no wa itsumo onaji miminari to hoodzue
namida wa umi e shizuka na umi e

I can’t hear the songs of lovers anymore
Those drifting clouds look just like sighs
Sunburnt skin, the smell of sand, laughing voices–
What’s left of them is always the same, a ringing in my ears and my head in my hands
My tears flow to the sea, to the calm sea

Willy works as the garden man
He plants trees, he burns leaves
He makes money for himself
Often I stop with his words on my mind
Do space men pass dead souls on their
Way to the moon

波は ただ 白い貝を 打ち寄せて
それを 拾うのは 多分 幼子か 海猫
静かな海よ……

nami wa tada shiroi kai o uchiyosete
sore o hirou no wa tabun osanago ka umineko
shizuka na umi yo…

The waves only wash in white shells
To be collected by small children, probably, or seagulls
The sea is calm

もうすぐ冬だよ

mou sugu fuyu da yo

It will be winter soon

(Japanese lyrics by Namikawa Shota; English verse by Linda Grossman)

From → Takahashi Youko

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