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Mr Children: Coelacanth

August 5, 2008

Coelacanth

      02.04.09
      Artist: Mr. Children
      Title: Coelacanth
      Words: Sakurai Kazutoshi
      Music: Sakurai Kazutoshi

      Coelacanth
      Are you still living at the bottom of the deep sea?
      Coelacanth
      Are you still dreaming of crossing the shining rainbow colored seas?

      Some people say you’re extinct.
      Some people say that you still live, though they have nothing to base that on
      even so, if you’re swimming in a swirling modern sea of megabytes and bits,
      It doesn’t really matter, it has no meaning or value.

      Coelacanth
      Are you still living at the bottom of the deep sea?
      Coelacanth
      Are you still dreaming of crossing the shining rainbow colored seas?

      Some people say you’re extinct.
      Some people say that you still live, though they have nothing to base that on
      How can we find out the answer?
      What kind of future should we be trying for, where should we bury our bones
      there’s so many choices.
      in short we are free.
      and so I’ll be waiting for you faintly in a corner of my left brain.

      Coelacanth
      I have a feeling that you surely must have lived in my heart.
      Coelacanth
      Sometimes I search for you, in my lover.
      and sometimes I find you.

      Translated By: Brian Stewart & Takako Sakuma

      Translator’s Notes: A Coelacanth, is a prehistoric fish that supposedly no
      longer exists. The identifying feature of the fish was its hand and feet
      like fins, which through fossil study helped scientists link the evolution
      of fish to reptiles and then man. Honestly this song has been interpreted
      for years since it came out and no one can definitely say what Sakurai is
      getting at but that’s half the fun. The left side of the brain is the
      creative side, so could that mean that Sakurai’s looking for the spirit of
      adventure and invention?

      Romaji

      shi-rakansu
      kimi ha mada fukai umi no soko de shizuka ni ikiteru no?
      shi-rakansu
      kimi ha mada nanairo ni hikaru umi wo wataru yume miru no?

      aru hito ha iu, kimi ha horobita no da to
      aru hito ha iu, konkyo mo naku ikiteru to
      to ha ie kimi ga
      kono gendai ni uzumaku mega ya bitto no umi wo oyoideita to shite mo
      sore ga nandatte iu no ka
      nanno imi mo nanno kachi mo nai sa

      shi-rakansu
      kimi ha mada fukai umi no soko de shizuka ni ikiteru no?
      shi-rakansu
      kimi ha mada nanairo ni hikaru umi wo wataru yume miru no?

      aru hito ha iu, kimi ha horobita no da to
      aru hito ha iu, konkyo mo naku ikiteru to
      doushitara bokura kotae wo mitsukedaseru no
      donna mirai wo mezasu mo doko ni hone wo umeru mo
      sentakushi ha ikutsu datte aru
      iu nareba jiyuu
      soshite boku ha kasuka ni sanou no katasumi de kimi wo matteru

      shi-rakansu
      boku no kokoro no naka ni kimi ga
      tashika ni sundeita you na ki sae mo suru
      shi-rakansu
      tokitama boku ha boku no aisuru hito no naka ni kimi wo sagashiteru
      kimi wo mitsukedasetari suru

      Romaji By: Brian Stewart

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