涙そうそう – a stream of tears

Posted on September 26, 2005

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this is my mega-lss, as in ‘last song syndrome’. i heard ‘nada sousou’ yesterday on my favorite sunday noontime show ‘nodo jiman’. the guy who sang it was a nikkei-jin and he didn’t make it to the winners’ circle. he wasn’t very good but the song drove me to tears; i don’t know why. i first heard it during the 2003 kouhaku utagassen (red and white song battle) on nhk and i’ve loved it eversince. this is an okinawan song that’s so touching it gives me goose pimples. ^_^ anyway, i’m posting the lyrics and i hope somebody can give me an mp3 copy of that ^_^ (btw, i’ve added this to my ‘my50’ list of things to do before age 50: sing nada sousou with shamisen accompaniment. pretty ambitious, huh?)

作詞 森山 良子
作曲 BEGIN
唄 夏川 りみ
Lyrics: Moriyama Ryouko
Composition: BEGIN
Vocals: Natsukawa Rimi

古いアルバムめくり ありがとうってつぶやいた
いつもいつも胸の中 励ましてくれる人よ
晴れ渡る日も 雨の日も 浮かぶあの笑顔
想い出遠くあせても
おもかげ探して よみがえる日は 涙そうそう

一番星に祈る それが私のくせになり
夕暮れに見上げる空 心いっぱいあなた探す
悲しみにも 喜びにも 想うあの笑顔
あなたの場所から私が見えたら
きっといつか 会えると信じ 生きてゆく

晴れ渡る日も 雨の日も 浮かぶあの笑顔
想い出遠くあせても
さみしくて 恋しくて 君への想い 涙そうそう
会いたくて 会いたくて 君への想い 涙そうそう

Transliteration

furui arubamu (album) mekuri arigatou tte tsubuyaita
itsumo itsumo mune no naka hagemashite kureru hito yo
harewataru hi mo ame no hi mo ukabu ano egao
omoide tooku asete mo
omokage sagashite yomigaeru hi wa nada sousou

ichiban hoshi ni inoru sore ga watashi no kuse ni nari
yuugure ni miageru sora kokoro ippai anata sagasu
kanashimi ni mo yorokobi ni mo omou ano egao
anata no basho kara watashi gamietara
kitto itsuka aeru to shinji ikite yuku

harewataru hi mo ame no hi mo ukabu ano egao
omoide tooku asete mo
samishikute koishikute kimi e no omoi nada sou sou
aitakute aitakute kimi e no omoi nada sou sou

Translation

I whisper “thank you”, as I leaf through this old photograph album,
to one who always cheered me on, within my heart
And should the memories of that smile I think of, *1come rain or shine, fade away into the distance
They return in the days I search for a glimpse of your face, a stream of tears

Almost a habit now, I wish upon the very first star *2
Looking within the evening skies for you with all my heart
The memories of that smile I think of, in sorrow or joy
And if you can see me, from where you are
I’ll live on, believing that someday we’ll meet again

And should the memories of that smile I think of,come rain or shine, fade away into the distance
In loneliness and yearning – my feelings for you, a stream of tears
If only we could meet, if only we could meet – my feelings for you, a stream of tears

taken from waxin’ lyrical

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