LOVEppears / Ayumi Hamasaki
from A single + LOVEppears album.

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Today’s happy face, today’s sad face
Yesterday’s weak self, and tomorrow’s surely strong self
If it was you, who will you show them to? If it was me, who shall I show them to?

The thing known as time can on occasions be really cruel
But because of that cruelty, the present is created

People never stop wishing for that one moment of liberation
But when it finally comes, fear wins out

Not even noticing the flowers swaying by my feet as I passed by
I’ve become unable to face myself in the mirror

Today’s happy face, today’s sad face
Yesterday’s healed wounds and today’s deep reopened wounds
If it was you, who will you show them to? If it was me, who shall I show them to?

There’s a sanity and madness unique to me
If I can live without denying either one of them

Pointless things, overflowing things, and useless things
I’ll pick them without hesitating, yes, so that I can be myself

Because I’ve always measured happiness by my own standards

Today’s happy face, today’s sad face
Even if yesterday’s healed wounds should reopen today
If it was you, you can show them to someone. If it was me, I’ll show it to that person

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ROOMAJI

Kyou no ureshikatta kao kyou no kanashikatta kao
Kinou yowakatta jibun to ashita kitto tsuyoi jibun to
Anata nara dare ni miseteru watashi nara dare ni misereba ii

Jikan nante mono wa totemo toki toshite zankoku de
Demo sono zankokusa yue ni ima ga tsukurarete

Hito wo motome yamanai no wa isshun no kaihou ga
Yagate otozureru kyoufu ni masatteiru kara

Ashimoto de yureteiru hana ni sae kizukanai mama de
Toori sugite kita watashi wa kagami ni mukaenaku natteiru

Kyou no ureshikatta kao kyou no kanashikatta kao
Kinou iyasareta kizu to kyou fukaku hiraita kizu wo
Anata nara dare ni miseteru watashi nara dare ni misereba ii

Ataerareta jibun dake no shouki to kyouki ga atte
Sono dochira mo hiteisezu ni sonzai suru nara

Muda na mono afurete shimatta mono yaku tatanai mono mo
Mayowazu ni erabu yo sou watashi ga watashi de aru tame ni ne

Shiawase no kijun wa itsumo jibun no monosashi de kimete kita kara

Kyou no ureshikatta kao kyou no kanashikatta kao
Kinou iyasareta kizu ga kyou hiraki dashita to shitemo
Anata nara dare ni misereru watashi nara ano hito ni misetai

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KANJI

今日のうれしかった顔 今日の悲しかった顔
きのう弱かった自分と 明日きっと強い自分と
あなたなら誰に見せてる 私なら誰に見せればいい

時間なんてものはとても 時として残酷で
でもその残酷さゆえに 今が創られて

人を求めやまないのは 一瞬の解放が
やがて訪れる恐怖に勝っているから

足元で揺れている花にさえ 気付かないままで
通り過ぎてきた私は鏡に 向かえなくなっている

今日のうれしかった顔 今日の悲しかった顔
昨日癒された傷と今日深く開いた傷を
あなたなら誰に見せてる 私なら誰に見せればいい

与えられた自分だけの 正気と狂気があって
そのどちらも否定せずに 存在するなら

ムダなもの溢れてしまったもの役立たないものも
迷わずに選ぶよ そう 私が私であるためにね

幸せの基準はいつも 自分のものさしで 決めてきたから

今日のうれしかった顔 今日の悲しかった顔
きのう癒された傷が今日開きだしたとしても
あなたなら誰に見せれる 私ならあの人に見せたい