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Vocaloid (Hatsune Miku) – Omoide

September 27, 2019

Omoide – 想い出 – Memory

夕立が降り始めた 雨宿りは慣れたもんだった
誰もいないここ以外の 別世界に思いを馳せて

yuudachi ga furihajimeta amayadori wa nareta mon datta
daremo inai koko igai no bessekai ni omoi o haseta

In the evening, it started to rain; I’d gotten used to having to stay inside
My thoughts flew to another world than this one, with no people in it

避けていたクラスメイト 彼女か何かできたようで
はにかんだ視線の先には お化粧が眩しい顔があった

sakete ita KURASUMEITO kanojo ka nanika dekita you de
hanikanda shisen no saki ni wa okeshou ga mabushii kao ga atta

The classmate I’d avoided seemed to have gotten a girlfriend or something
I followed his shy gaze to her beautifully made-up face

今年は、梅雨が遅いようだ。
サイダーがはじけた夏の日

kotoshi wa, tsuyu ga osoi you da.
SAIDAA ga hajiketa natsu no hi

This year, rainy season seems to be coming late.
Soda bubbles popped on a summer day[1]

今はまだ 今はまだ さよならなんて
言わないよ 言えないよ こぼれ落ちていく夏

ima wa mada ima wa mada sayonara nante
iwanai yo ienai yo koboreochite iku natsu

I’m not ready yet, I’m not ready yet
I won’t say goodbye, I can’t say goodbye; summer is scattering to the winds

すきなこと すきなこと できたらいいけど。

suki na koto suki na koto dekitara ii kedo.

I wish I could’ve done what I wanted to do, what I wanted to do.

「苦しいよ」って言いたいけれど
うつむく君を遠くで眺めるだけでした

“kurushii yo” tte iitai keredo
utsumuku kimi o tooku de nagameru dake deshita

I wanted to say “It hurts,” but
I could only watch you from afar as you hung your head

めずらしく風邪をひいた 目の玉の奥がねじるような
久しぶりの感覚が 布団の中の僕を襲う夜だ

mezurashiku kaze o hiita me no tama no oku ga nejiru you na
hisashiburi no kankaku ga futon no naka no boku o osou yo da

I caught the flu, though I don’t often; it felt like my eyeballs were being twisted
The sensation I hadn’t felt in a long time attacked me as I lay on my futon

今年は、熱が下がらないな。
サイダーがこぼれた夏の日

kotoshi wa, netsu ga sagaranai na.
SAIDAA ga koboreta natsu no hi

This year, my fever won’t go down.
Soda spilled on a summer day

今はまだ 今はまだ さよならなんて
言わないよ 言えないよ 微笑みを見るまで

ima wa mada ima wa mada sayonara nante
iwanai yo ienai yo hohoemi o miru made

I’m not ready yet, I’m not ready yet
I won’t say goodbye, I can’t say goodbye, until I see your smile

すきなこと すきなこと できたらいいけど。

suki na koto suki na koto dekitara ii kedo.

I wish I could’ve done what I wanted to do, what I wanted to do.

「苦しいよ」って言いたいけれど
うつむく君を遠くで眺めるだけでした、だけでした

“kurushii yo” tte iitai keredo
utsumuku kimi o tooku de nagameru dake deshita, dake deshita

I wanted to say “It hurts,” but
I could only, I could only watch you from afar as you hung your head

夏が終わる前に 伝えたいこと

natsu ga owaru mae ni tsutaetai koto

I want to tell you something before summer ends

今はまだ 今はまだ さよならなんて
言わないよ 言えないよ こぼれ落ちていく夏

ima wa mada ima wa mada sayonara nante
iwanai yo ienai yo koboreochite iku natsu

I’m not ready yet, I’m not ready yet
I won’t say goodbye, I can’t say goodbye; summer is scattering to the winds

すきなこと すきなこと できたらいいけど。

suki na koto suki na koto dekitara ii kedo.

I wish I could’ve done what I wanted to do, what I wanted to do.

「また今度」じゃなくてその前に
もっと近くで 話したいことがあってさ、

“mata kondo” ja nakute sono mae ni
motto chikaku de hanashitai koto ga atte sa,

You say “See you next time”–but I don’t want to wait that long
I want to get to know you better before that, but,[2]

Notes:

[1] You may notice that the line literally uses the loan word “cider,” but to translate it that way would be misleading–in Japanese it can mean the apple-based beverage, but more often (and especially in this summery context) refers to the kind of nominally citrus-flavored soda that Americans would call Sprite and Brits lemonade.

[2] Yes, it really does end on an unfinished sentence with a comma at the end.

(Original lyrics by Wataru Sena)

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