Hitsujikai no tabi (羊飼いの旅) – Sheperdess’ Journey

Performed by Special Girls B.

Give Me Five! / AKB48
from GIVE ME FIVE! single.

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Right in the centre of that sky
Like a claw mark
The crescent moon is left behind
White and lighting up the night

Someday, the time to move on
From this place will come
Morning dew and memories
Are not eternal
But blessings from a season past

The sheperdess
Starts her journey
Without telling anyone
From one mountain to another
She starts walking
On the gentle slopes
With the silent blowing
Breeze and light
Ringing the bell…
Where is it?
Tomorrow…
Where is it?
The future…

In the rain or in the storm
Always facing straight ahead
Aiming for that mountain ridge
Still so far away now
Herding the flock on

She knows that a flat even road
Does not exist anywhere
With just a little rock salt
And love for her family
She cheers herself up

The sheperdess
Does not speak
Dreams alone will not feed her
So, just to stay alive
She continues to walk
The ancestors’ hills
Laying her feelings
On the same earth
Priceless life
Reaching out
To God
Reaching out
Her prayers

In the wind
Humming to herself
The nomad’s
Love song
Reverberating
Throughout the hills
The happy
Enjoyable
Passing of time
On this journey

The sheperdess
From the day she was born
Her heart starts to walk

The sheperdess
Starts her journey
Without telling anyone
From one mountain to another
She starts walking
On the gentle slopes
With the silent blowing
Breeze and light
Ringing the bell…
Where is it?
Tomorrow…
Where is it?
The future…

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ROOMAJI

Ano sora no mannaka atari
Tsume no ato mitai na
Mikazuki ga torinokosarete
Shirami nagara yoru ga aketeku

Itsuka kono basho kara
Ugoku beki toki ga kuru yo
Asatsuyu to omoide wa
Eien no mono ja nakute
Sugiteku kisetsu no megumi

Hitsujikai wa
Tabi wo hajimeru
Dare ni mo tsugenu mama
Yama kara yama he
Aruki hajimeru
Nadaraka na shamen
Shizuka ni fuku
Kaze to hikari
Suzu wo narashite…
Doko ni aru?
Ashita wa…
Doko ni aru?
Mirai wa…

Ame no hi mo arashi no hi ni mo
Massugu ni mae wo muki
Mada tooi yama no mine wo
Mezashi nagara
Mure wa susumu yo

Heitan na michi nado
Doko ni mo nai to shitteru
Shouryou no ganen to
Kazoku he no ai dake ga
Jibun wo furui tataseru

Hitsujikai wa
Katari wa shinai
Yume de wa taberarenai
Ikiteku tame ni
Aruki tsuzukeru
Senzo kara no yama
Onaji do ni
Yadoru omoi
Toutoi inochi
Todoketai
Kami he
Todoketai
Inori

Kaze no naka
Kuchizusamu no wa
Yuuboku no
Ai no uta
Yamayama ni
Kodama suru no wa
Shiawase na
Kono tabi no
Yukkuri shita
Toki no nagare

Hitsujikai wa
Umareta hi kara
Kokoro wo aruki dasu

Hitsujikai wa
Tabi wo hajimeru
Dare ni mo tsugenu mama
Yama kara yama he
Aruki hajimeru
Nadaraka na shamen
Shizuka ni fuku
Kaze to hikari
Suzu wo narashite…
Doko ni aru?
Ashita wa…
Doko ni aru?
Mirai wa…

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KANJI

あの空の真ん中辺り
爪の跡みたいな
三日月が取り残されて
白みながら夜が明けてく

いつか この場所から
動くべき時が来るよ
朝露と思い出は
永遠のものじゃなくて
過ぎてく季節の恵み

羊飼いは
旅を始める
誰にも告げぬまま
山から山へ
歩き始める
なだらかな斜面
静かに吹く
風と光
鈴を鳴らして…
どこにある?
明日は…
どこにある?
未来は…

雨の日も嵐の日にも
真っ直ぐに前を向き
まだ遠い山の嶺を
目指しながら
群れは進むよ

平坦な道など
どこにもないと知ってる
少量の岩塩と
家族への愛だけが
自分を奮い立たせる

羊飼いは
語りはしない
夢では食べられない
生きてくために
歩き続ける
先祖からの山
同じ土に
宿る想い
尊い命
届けたい
神へ
届けたい
祈り

風の中
口ずさむのは
遊牧の
愛の唄
山々に
木霊するのは
しあわせな
この旅の
ゆっくりした
時の流れ

羊飼いは
生まれた日から
心を歩き出す

羊飼いは
旅を始める
誰にも告げぬまま
山から山へ
歩き始める
なだらかな斜面
静かに吹く
風と光
鈴を鳴らして…
どこにある?
明日は…
どこにある?
未来は…