また会ってください (Mata atte kudasai) – Please meet me again

Performed by Nagahama Neru.


from Sekai ni wa ai shika nai single.

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“Please meet me again”
I just couldn’t say that one phrase
Because I felt that it might become a burden for you…

Walking on the gentle slope at evening
The sunshine somehow felt sorrowful

My first romance
When even locking gazes felt awkward
Time, with hastened steps
Passed us by in a flash

“Please meet me again”
My heart whispered quietly
As I followed diagonally behind your back
We’ve made memories, but
There is so much I can’t tell you
If only we could speak just a little closer
We might have been happy…

The wind of loneliness swayed the trees
As the evening cicadas chirped with regret

The shadow I admired
Was walking right beside me, yet
The distance between us didn’t shrink
Romance’s pace is so frustrating

“Please meet me again”
I want to be courageous and say it
I tried to call out to you again and again, but
I could already see your house
You smiled as you stopped
“See you”, you said to me
And I only nodded in silence

“When will we meet again?”
I heard your voice asking
You’re shouting at me from across the road
Yes, I had given up once
This second chance made me so happy
“Anytime”, I replied with a smile
And you showed me a peace sign

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ROOMAJI

“Mata atte kudasai”
Sono hitokoto ga ienai
Anata ni futan wo kakete shimaisou na ki ga shite…

Yuugure no yurui sakamichi wo aruku
Komorebi ga nazeka setsunaku kanjita

Hajimete no koi wa
Manazashi mo gikochinaku
Toki ga isogi ashi de
Atto iu ma ni toori sugiteku

“Mata atte kudasai”
Sotto kokoro ga tsubuyaku
Anata no senaka wo naname ushiro kara tsuite yuku
Omoide wa dekita kedo
Tsutae kirenai koto bakari
Mou sukoshi chikaku de hanasetara
Shiawase datta no ni…

Samishisa no kaze ga kigi-tachi wo yurashi
Higurashi ga nagori oshisou ni naita

Akogare no kage wa
Sugu soba wo aruku no ni
Kyori ga chijimaranai
Koi no hohaba wa modokashii mono

“Mata atte kudasai”
Yuuki wo dashite iitai
Nandomo anata ni koe wo kakeyou to shita keredo
Mou ie ga miete kite
Hohoemi nagara tachi domaru
“Jaa ne” tte anata kara iwaretara
Damatte unazuku dake

“Kondo wa itsu aeru?”
Anata no koe ga kikoeta
Toori no mukou de watashi ni mukatte sakenderu
Sou ichido wa akirameta
Tsugi no chansu ga ureshikute
“Itsudemo” tte hohoende kotaetara
Anata ga piisu shita

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KANJI

「また会ってください」
その一言が言えない
あなたに負担をかけてしまいそうな気がして…

夕暮れの緩い坂道を歩く
木漏れ日がなぜか切なく感じた

初めての恋は
眼差しもぎこちなく
時間(とき)が急ぎ足で
あっという間に通り過ぎてく

「また会ってください」
そっと心がつぶやく
あなたの背中を斜め後ろからついて行く
思い出はできたけど
伝えきれない事ばかり
もう少し 近くで話せたら
幸せだったのに…

寂しさの風が木々たちを揺らし
蜩(ひぐらし)が名残惜しそうに鳴いた

憧れの影は
すぐそばを歩くのに
距離が縮まらない
恋の歩幅はもどかしいもの

「また会ってください」
勇気を出して言いたい
何度もあなたに声を掛けようとしたけれど
もう家が見えて来て
微笑みながら立ち止まる
「じゃあね」ってあなたから言われたら
黙って頷くだけ

「今度はいつ会える?」
あなたの声が聞こえた
通りの向こうで私に向かって叫んでる
そう一度はあきらめた
次のチャンスが嬉しくて
「いつでも」って微笑んで答えたら
あなたがピースした