RAINBOW / Ayumi Hamasaki
from RAINBOW album.

——

the freedom we have
the choices we make
the sacrifices we pay
make life so complicated

An eye that distinguishes
A hand that grasps
A foot that steps out
We entrust these to someone else

Overflowing with things
A mayhem of information
Just what is the truth
And what are the lies?

We are, yes, free
We are just too free
We can go anywhere
But we can go nowhere

The today we just lived through
The tomorrow we can’t see
The past we embrace
Who do we share these with?

As things become too convenient
Our hearts become a burden
Will humans someday finally
Become just symbols as well?

We are, yes, free
We are just too free
We can go anywhere
But we can go nowhere

Love is not an illusion
Dreams will surely come true
The light of hope will shine
Yes, if only we believe

The sky is slightly far away, but
Let’s search for the end of the rainbow
Let’s search for a scenery
Which no one has ever seen before

We are, yes, free
We are just too free
We can go anywhere
But we can go nowhere
But not anymore

——

ROOMAJI

the freedom we have
the choices we make
the sacrifices we pay
make life so complicated

Miwakeru me wo
Tsukamaru ude wo
Fumidasu ashi wo
Dare ni yudanete

Mono wa afureteku bakari
Jouhou wa konran suru
Ittai nani ga honto de
Nani ga uso nan darou

Bokutachi wa sou jiyuu de
Tada amari ni jiyuu sugite
Doko he datte ike sugite
Doko he mo ikezu ni

Sugiyuku kyou wo
Mada minu asu wo
Kakaeru kako wo
Dare to wakeau

Benri sugiru monotachi to
Fuben ni natteku kokoro
Hito mo yagate itsu no hi ka
Kigouka suru no kana

Bokutachi wa sou jiyuu de
Tada amari ni jiyuu sugite
Doko he datte ike sugite
Doko he mo ikezu ni

Ai wa maboroshi ja nai koto
Yume wa kitto kanau koto
Kibou no hikari wa sasu koto
Sou bokutachi ga shinjiru nara

Sora wa sukoshi tooi kedo
Niji no owari sagashi ni yukou
Daremo mita koto no nai
Keshiki wo sagashi ni

Bokutachi wa sou jiyuu de
Tada amari ni jiyuu sugite
Doko he datte ike sugite
Doko he mo ikezu ni ita

——

KANJI

the freedom we have
the choices we make
the sacrifices we pay
make life so complicated

見分ける目を
掴まる腕を
踏み出す足を
誰に委ねて

物は溢れてくばかり
情報は混乱する
一体何がホントで
何がウソなんだろう

僕達はそう自由で
ただ余りに自由過ぎて
何処へだって行け過ぎて
何処へも行けずに

過ぎゆく今日を
まだ見ぬ明日を
抱える過去を
誰と分け合う

便利すぎる物達と
不便になってく心
人間(ヒト)もやがていつの日か
記号化するのかな

僕達はそう自由で
ただ余りに自由過ぎて
何処へだって行け過ぎて
何処へも行けずに

愛は幻じゃないこと
夢はきっと叶うこと
希望の光は差すこと
そう僕達が信じるなら

空は少し遠いけど
虹の終わり探しに行こう
誰も見たことのない
景色を探しに

僕達はそう自由で
ただ余りに自由過ぎて
何処へだって行け過ぎて
何処へも行けずにいた