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Mr Children: Wake Me Up

August 21, 2008

Wake Me Up

translation and romaji  by Megchan

      The sun kisses the horizon
      Praising the beginning of a new day
      I give a big stretch
      And yawn in answer

      If you listen closely
      Look, you can almost hear it
      The sound of the Earth turning slowly
      It’s almost like an intro

      Wake me up!
      Today’s the day
      I wave goodbye
      To the gloomy me in the mirror
      Who looks like he’s about to throw up
      I’ll bring that sunken and twisted
      Yesterday with me
      I’ll swim through
      This fearsome yet gentle ocean
      This me before my eyes

      I don’t remember ascending the victory stand
      But I’ve lived without wanting for anything
      Maybe I’d been trying to convince myself
      “Just give up”

      I want to be myself
      But not to make excuses because of that
      But I just can’t seem
      To take the first step towards it

      Wake me up!
      Like praying
      For ordinary days
      I’ll snap out of the self-hypnosis
      And open my eyes
      Have I been blaming the times
      For “the darkness in my heart”?
      I’ll walk with you
      Through the full yet empty
      Desert of this town

      I wonder if I’ll be able to find it
      Before tomorrow comes
      Before today is over
      The meaning of life that disappears as soon as it’s born

      Wake me up!
      Let’s go
      Someday I’ll meet again
      The gloomy me in the mirror
      Who looks like he’s about to throw up
      I’ll bring that sunken and twisted
      Yesterday with me
      I’ll swim through
      This fearsome yet gentle ocean
      This me before my eyes
      I’ll swim with you

      There won’t be a revolution
      I’ll live my life
      Praying for ordinary days
      Wake me up
      Wake me up

Romaji

      Suiheisen ga ohisama to kisu shinagara
      Ichinichi no hajimari wo tataeru
      Boku wa ookiku senobi wo shinagara
      Akubi nanka shite sore ni kotaeru

      Mimi wo sumashitara
      Hora kikoete kisou da yo
      Jiwajiwa tte chikyuu ga mawaru oto
      Maru de intoro mitai ni

      Wake me up!
      Kyou koso
      Hakike wo moyooshisou na
      Kagami no naka no shimeppoi kao shita jibun ni
      Te wo furu yo
      Hekonde wa hinekurete ita
      Kinou mo tsurete yukou
      Kono me no mae ni aru osoroshikute
      Sore de ite yasashii unabara wo
      Boku wo oyoideku

      Hyoushoudai ni nobotta kioku nanka nai
      Sore de nani fujiyuu naku kurashite kita
      Hyottoshitara “akiramero” tte boku wa
      Boku jishin wo settoku shite kita no ka mo

      Jibun rashiku aru koto
      Soko ni amaezu ni ikite itai
      Demo sono tame no ippo ga
      Fumidasezu ni irun da

      Wake me up!
      Inoru you ni
      Arikitari no hibi wo
      Jibun jishin ni kaketa saiminjutsu wo toite
      Me wo hirakou
      “Kokoro no yami” nan da tte
      Jidai no sei ni shite kitarou?
      Kono machijuu ni aru
      Michitarite ite demo kuukyo na sabaku wo
      Kimi to aruiteku

      Ashita ni naru mae ni
      Kyou ga owaru mae ni
      Miidaseru ka na
      Umarete wa kieru inochi no imi wo

      Wake me up!
      Ikou yo
      Hakike wo moyooshisou na
      Kagami no naka no shimeppoi kao shita hito yo
      Mata itsuka aou
      Hekonde wa hinekurete ita
      Kinou mo tsurete yukou
      Kono me no mae ni aru osoroshikute
      Sore de ite yasashii unabara wo
      Boku wo oyoideku
      Kimi to oyoideku

      Kakumei wa okinai
      Arikitari no hibi wo
      Inoru you ni ikiyou
      Wake me up
      Wake me up

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