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17 October 2015 @ 06:20 pm
Akatsuki Lyrics  
Gorgeous! Although I feel like there is a lot of imagery with nature used and I'm not sure I've completely accurately interpreted what the songwriter wanted it to mean, but it's a beautiful song, both lyrically and musically.

Note: The part in the quotes is a direct reference to poem 68 of “Ogura Anthology of 100 tanka by 100 poets” written by Emperor Sanjo.


ふと見上げ おぼろ月浮かんだ 夜に
可憐に咲いた 花よ
時代が 流れ流れても
遠く 時を超えて 運んでゆく あなたの元へ

離れてく 千切れ雲
追いかけて さざ波
触れずとも 魅せられて
儚き 影の中で

風 いたずらに 吹き抜けて 水面に
浮かぶ空 掻き乱してゆく
移ろう (時を) 願う
手を伸ばしても ただ 溢れるだけ

もう 来ぬ人を 待つような 想いで
過ぎてゆく あてもなき夜
心 (消えぬ) 景色 汚れなき 微笑みに

「心にも あらで憂き世に 長らへば...」
知らぬはずの 燃えるように 鮮やかに 輝いて 

暁に 胸の中
叩く音 とまどい
夢の中 近くとも
どんなに 遠きことか

今 映し出す 離れない 記憶は
叶わない 約束としても
深く (響き) 渡り
身を尽くして ただ 羽ばたいてく

そう 舞い落ちる 花びらは 夢想の
彼方へと 呼び覚ましゆく
出逢い (深い) 調べ ざわついた 隙間にも

「心にも あらで憂き世に 長らへば...」
追えど見えぬ 掻き分けて 雲の間に 輝いて

「心にも あらで憂き世に 長らへば 恋しかるべき 夜半の月かな」


Futo miage Oboro tsuki ukanda Yoru ni
Karen ni saita Hana yo
Jidai ga Nagare nagaretemo
Tooku Toki wo koete Hakonde yuku Anata no moto e

Hanareteku Chigiregumo
Oikakete Sazanami
Furezutomo Miserarete
Hakanaki Kage no naka de

Kaze Itazura ni Fuki nukete Minamo ni
Ukabu sora Kaki midashite yuku
Utsurou (Toki wo) Negau
Te wo nobashitemo Tada Afureru dake

Mou Konu hito wo Matsu you na Omoi de
Sugite yuku Atemonaki yoru
Kokoro (Kienu) Keshiki Kegarenaki Hohoemi ni

“Kokoro ni mo Arade ukiyo ni Nagaraeba...”
Shirazu hazu no Moeru you ni Azayaka ni Kagayaite 

Akatsuki ni Mune no naka
Tataku oto Tomadoi
Yume no naka Chikaku tomo
Donna ni Tooki koto ka

Ima Utsushi dasu Hanarenai Kioku wa
Kanawanai Yakusoku toshitemo
Fukaku (Hibiki) Watari
Mi wo tsukushite Tada Habataiteku

Sou Mai ochiru Hanabira wa Musou no
Kanata e to Yobisamashi yuku
Deai (Fukai) Shirabe Zawatsuita Sukima ni mo

“Kokoro ni mo Arade ukiyo ni Nagaraeba...”
Oedo mienu Kakiwakete Kumo no ma ni Kagayaite

“Kokoro ni mo Arade ukiyo ni Nagaraeba... Koishikarubeki Yowa no tsuki kana”


Suddenly, I looked up to the hazy moon in the night sky
Pretty little flower, you've blossomed beautifully
Even if the time passes by
However far away you are, I'll cross time and carry it to you

Scattered clouds drifting away
Chasing after ripples on the water
Even without touching them, I find myself enchanted
Within the fleeting shadows

A breeze blows over the water's surface aimlessly
The reflection of the sky on the water is disturbed
Wishing to change
But if I reach out my hands, it just overflows from them

Waiting for someone who will never come back with these feelings
Passing the nights aimlessly
In my heart is a scenery that won't go away It makes me give a smile untainted by anything

“Though I don't want to live on in the floating world, if I remain here...”
Feelings I shouldn't have known of, they burn inside, shining brilliantly 

When the dawn reaches my heart
A beating sound signals a new day, but it only confuses me
Though you might be close to me in my dreams
In reality, you're so very far away

The memories that I can't get away from are playing in my mind now
Even if those promises will never come true
They echo deep inside
Simply flapping their wings until they're exhausted

The flower petals that flutter down
Call out, beyond my dream, to wake me up
New meetings, they create music It stirs something deep inside, through the cracks in my heart

“Though I don't want to live on in the floating world, if I remain here...”
Even though I can't see it, I chase after, pushing my way through It shines in the gaps between the clouds

“Though I don't want to live on in the floating world, if I remain here... Let me remember only this midnight and this moonrise”

SlicingMaleStormnochmall on October 17th, 2015 09:21 am (UTC)
where did you hear this already?
Sohma Azukinino1711azuki on October 17th, 2015 09:24 am (UTC)

This song is so beautiful. Thank you as always! ♡

Ayssasskumoto on October 17th, 2015 09:30 am (UTC)
ahhh thank you so much! <3 his solo was really lovely and this translation made me appreciate it more <3
arashi_tunarashi_tun on October 17th, 2015 10:15 am (UTC)
I love his solo, it's soo beautiful as I thought. Thanks for translating.
sky_high01: Oh-chansky_high01 on October 17th, 2015 10:40 am (UTC)
Beautiful song~

Thanks for translating! :D
Tsubomi from Vox xD: pic#76034284arashisamon on October 17th, 2015 10:55 am (UTC)
My poor poor heart,
I sooo love it.
its my favorite solo!!!!
And that its has parts of Japanese classic literature amazing !!
And sound of traditional music, its amazing T^T
Catyarukizero on October 19th, 2015 12:01 pm (UTC)
I think this might just be my favorite song of the whole album. It really is amazing.
eurovisionstorm: pic#125441465eurovisionstorm on October 17th, 2015 12:12 pm (UTC)
This has some Japonsim feeling that I want!
im_sakura: Yama in greenimconan on October 17th, 2015 02:14 pm (UTC)
I like the melody.

as expected oh-chan's voice is good.

thanks a lot.
Say Oh-chansay_oh_chan on October 17th, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
This song was already beautiful but with the translation she's even more *-*
Cecylle Sulit on October 18th, 2015 04:25 am (UTC)
I like how he used nature to express his feelings. He was singing at the same time dancing. The song really hit my heart this time. Hat's off to you, Ohno-san. Once again. I am beyond words.
riidaaisbest: きれい笑顔riidaaisbest on October 18th, 2015 09:47 am (UTC)
I really love this solo. He really challenged himself to something different than his usual style and embraced the theme with traditional sounds. I can't wait to see him perform this live! So excited to see how he will dance to it <3. Thanks for the amazingly quick translation XD. (Please try to rest soon ^^;)
Catyarukizero on October 19th, 2015 12:02 pm (UTC)
I finally finished everything so I can get some rest from now. I agree that he was challenging a new style. If he does the choreography again, the concert version will be even better.
nadzsanznadzsanz on October 18th, 2015 01:42 pm (UTC)
Thank You :)
tomapiya: SatoChiitomapiya on October 19th, 2015 04:21 am (UTC)
thank you so much!
really, idk why, i want to cry. hahahaha.
so beautiful!
Aiyamaedneichon on October 19th, 2015 04:48 am (UTC)
Very good lyrics, I like this solo a lot.
Thanks for sharing :3
lilly0: Ohnolilly0 on October 19th, 2015 12:30 pm (UTC)
Probably the most interesting solo - I'm curious about the performance already O_O It sounds completely different to his usual R'n B solo songs (which I like too by the way!)

The lyrics are wonderful too <3

This and Jun's are my favs, I guess.