A Song for XX / Ayumi Hamasaki
from poker face single + A Song for xx album.

—–

When I was able to smile from my heart and feel satisfied
I could not realize my own happiness
I can’t go back now, even though that summer is so nostalgic
Because I was the one who let go of your thin, but strong hand

Because you are precious, I could not realize
I almost lost you, but
Again and again, I’ll say this to you
“You are the only one in this world”

My eyes showed me the season was changing, and the wind blew
I was frightened because you felt a little far away
When we were still together, we loved and cried in earnest
Compared to now, we were easily hurt then, but we surely shone

When we find something we can believe in
We’ll surely try to reach it with our hands
Again and again, I’ll say this to you
“Even apart, you are truly my friend”

Looking up at the blue sky on a clear day
Kicking at puddles on a rainy day
Again and again, I’ll understand
The reason I was born, the meaning of life

On painful days when sorrow seems to defeat me
Even when I want to run into the night
Again and again, those days with you
Give me support as I remember them

—–

ROOMAJI

Kokoro kara waraete mitasareru toki ni wa
Jibun no shiawase ni kizuku koto dekitenakatta yo
Mou modoru koto wa dekinai ano natsu natsukashiku nattemo
Hosokute demo tsuyoi sono te hanashita no watashi dakara

Taisetsu na hito dakara kizukanakute
Miushinai sou ni naru keredo
Kurikaeshi kurikaeshi iikikaseru yo
“Kono sekai ni kimi wa hitori shika inai”

Kisetsu no kawari me wo tsugeru kaze ga fuite
Kimi wo sukoshi tooku kanjiru jibun ni obieta yo
Futari mada isshoni ita koro shinken ni koishite naita ne
Ima yori kizutsuki yasukute demo kitto kagayaiteta

Shinjirare sou na mono mitsukattara
Kanarazu te wo nobashite miyou
Kurikaeshi kurikaeshi iikikaseru yo
“Hanarete temo mune no oku de tomodachi da yo”

Hareta hi wa aozora wo miage nagara
Ame no hi wa mizutamari kette
Kurikaeshi kurikaeshi shitteyuku yo
Umareta wake ikiru imi wo

Setsunasa ni makesou de kurushii hi mo
Yoru ni nigekomitaku nattemo
Kurikaeshi kurikaeshi kimi to no hibi
Omoidashite sasaenishite

—–

KANJI

心から笑えて満たされる時には
自分の幸せに気付くことできてなかったよ
もう戻ることはできない あの夏なつかしくなっても
細くてでも強いその手 離したの私だから

大切なひとだから気付かなくて
見失いないそうになるけれど
くり返しくり返し言い聞かせるよ
「この世界に君はひとりしかいない」

季節の変わり目を告げる風が吹いて
君を少し遠く感じる自分におびえたよ
ふたりまだ一緒にいた頃 真剣に恋して泣いたね
今よりキズつきやすくて でもきっと輝いてた

信じられそうなものみつかったら
必ず手を伸ばしてみよう
くり返しくり返し言い聞かせるよ
「離れてても胸の奥で友達だよ」

晴れた日は青空を見上げながら
雨の日は水たまりけって
くり返しくり返し知っていくよ
生まれた理由(わけ) 生きる意味を

切なさに負けそうで苦しい日も
夜に逃げ込みたくなっても
くり返しくり返し 君との日々
思い出して支えにして