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Mr Children: Mirai

August 5, 2008

Mirai (The Future)

07.06.05
Artist: Mr Children
Title: Mirai (The Future)
Words: Sakurai Kazutoshi
Music: Sakurai Kazutoshi

I’m hitchhiking
on a road without a name
sitting with my arms around my knees, waiting

it’s desolate out here
not a soul to be seen
nobody’s gonna come by

“OFF LIMITS”
It was I who drove everyone away
refusing to let them in

nobody’s coming to get me
of this I’m well aware
but I wanna wait just a little longer

I have nothing to live for
but nor do I want to die
this is how I let the day pass by

just born, what awaits us
is just a future of limitless possibilities
when I believed in that, I needn’t fear anything
and now I don’t want to believe
the future I know the outcome of
lying before me today,
so I close my eyes and let it pass

a woman is driving
the car pulls up
she says “I’ll give you a ride”

I give her my thanks
open the car door
take a seat in the passenger seat, and thank her again

after riding a while
the stiff seat starts to get uncomfortable

I get sick of nodding along to her chit-chat
and pretend to nod off

we’ve run the course as expected
at the very least until today

having just met,
we had a feeling something beautiful was to come
believing in that we could share a sweet romance
and now I don’t want to believe
this feeling that it’s all over
creeping silently upon us
so I’m looking for the light

just born, what awaits us
is just a future of limitless possibilities
when I believed in that, I needn’t fear anything
and now I don’t want to believe
the future I know the outcome of
lying before me today,
so I try and resist it
one day I set my heart upon
changing the outcome
of the future I already know,
lying before me,
because I have faith in myself, see how the future begins to move
I’ll go and pick up myself, still trying to hitch a ride

Translated By: Brian Stewart & Takako Sakuma

Translator’s Notes: None.

Romaji

namae mo nai rojyou de
hicchihaiku shiteiru
hiza wo kakaete matteru

koko ha arehateteite
hito no kehai ha nai shi
daremo koko wo tooranai ya

shinnyuukinshi datte
arayuru mono kyozetsu shite
oiharatta no ha boku dakara

dare mo mukae ni konai
chanto wakatteru tte
dakedo mou sukoshi mattetai

ikiteru riyuu nante nai
dakedo shinitaku mo nai
kou shite kyou wo yarisugoshiteru

umaretate no bokura no mae ni ha tada
hateshinai mirai ga atte
sore wo shinjitereba nanimo osorezu ni irareta
soshite ima boku no me no mae ni yokotawaru
saki no shireta mirai wo
shinjitakunakute me wo tojite sugoshiteiru

onna ga unten suru
kuruma ga tomatte
‘nosete ageru’ to itta

boku ha kansha wo tsugete
kuruma no doa wo hiraite
jyoshuseki ni suwatte mata rei wo iu

shibaraku hashiru to boku ha
katai shi-to ni igokochi waruku natte

onna no hanashi ni aizuchi utsu no mo iya ni natte
nemutta furi shita

bokura ha yoteidoori no
ko-su wo hashittekita
sukunakuto mo kyou made

deatta hi no bokura no mae ni ha tada
utsukushii yokan ga atte
sore wo shinjita mama amai koi wo shite irareta
soshite ima oto mo tatezu shinobiyoru
kono wakare no yokan wo
shinjitakunakute hikari wo sagashiteiru

umaretate no bokura no mae ni ha tada
hateshinai mirai ga atte
sore wo shinjitereba nanimo osorezu ni irareta
soshite ima boku no me no mae ni yokotawaru
saki no shireta mirai wo
shinjitakunakute sukoshi dake agaitemiru
itsuka boku no me no mae ni yokotawaru
saki no shireta mirai wo
kaete miseru to kono mune ni kizamitsukeru yo
jibun wo shinjita nara hora mirai ga ugokidasu
hicchihaiku wo shiteru boku wo mukae ni ikou

Romaji By: Brian Stewart

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