Mr Children: Road Movie
Artist: Mr. Children
Title: Road Movie
Words: Sakurai Kazutoshi
Music: Sakurai Kazutoshi
kicking up a warped wave, the motorcycle races
I pick you up, still drowsy, and we hurry off just a little
to the place the moonlight summons us to.
The bitching and moaning and sighs, fly off in the wind
as we head for the easy curve going 500R
singing loudly that happy song.
all those problems that haunt us now,
let’s trust ourselves to the flow of time,
I’m pretty sure there’s a goalline somewhere along this road.
I bring that vision with me.
can’t put it in reverse, and no car stereo, the motorcycle races along
just your warmth, and that gentle heat
holding close to my back.
what is that dream you cried while having trying to tell you?
a shimmering monochrome rainbow in a sky full of crows.
A zoo where no one is smiling.
in the sweaty season, you gave me a glimpse of your passion
the kiss witnessed by the stray dog behind the family restaurant.
wetting the hem of your skirt romping with me, at that beach house.
I bring those scenes with me.
the streetlights show me a future 2 seconds ahead, the motorcycle races
to a pleasure of passing the darkness laid out in even intervals *1
speed up a little more,
racing on to the next future.
Translated By: Brian Stewart & Takako Sakuma
Translator’s Notes: *!
* 1 – The image here is of the singer racing through the night, and the
streetlights above create patches of light. The singer is enjoying the
feeling of getting through the dark patches and back to the light.
ibitsu na uneri wo agenagara o-tobai ga hashiru
neboketa kimi wo nosete hon no sukoshi dake isoide
tsukiakari ga sasou basho he
nageki mo boyaki mo tameiki mo kaze ni tondeyuku yo
soshite koufuku na ano uta wo takaraka ni utainagara
gohyaku a-ru no yurui ka-bu he
ima mo bokura ni tsukimatou ikutsuka no mondai
toki no nagare ni sukoshi mi wo yudanete miyou
kono michi no ue no dokoka aru hazu no go-rurain
sonna bijon wo michizure ni shite
ka-rajio mo naku soshite bakku mo shinai o-tobai ga hashiru
tada kimi no nukumori wo sono yasashii taion wo
kono senaka ni dakishimenagara
nakinagara kimi ga miteta yume ha nani wo anji shiteru no?
karasu ga tobikau sora ni monokuro no kagayaku niji
daremo waratte iya shinai doubutsuen
asebamu kisetsu kimi ga futo misetekureta jyounetsu
famiresu no ura noraken ga miteta kisu
suka-to no suso wo nurashi hashaida ano bi-chi hausu
sonna shi-n wo michizure ni shite
gaitou ga nibyougo no mirai wo terashi o-tobai ga hashiru
toukankaku de okareta yami wo koeru kairaku ni
mata sukoshi supi-do wo agete
mou hitotsu tsugi no mirai he
Romaji By: Brian Stewart