Tuesday, January 25, 2011

愛を込めて花束を - Superfly (A Bouquet of my Love - Superfly)

From the powerful lungs of Shiho Ochi comes this tremendous Superfly hit. The orchestral backing and simple but effective lyrics make this one of my favourite Japanese songs. Gratitude soars from every line.


Special thanks to YouTube user 555dancer for the video!

Song: 愛を込て花束を (A Bouquet of My Love)
Artist: Superfly

VERSE 1
二人で写真を撮ろう 懐かしいこの景色と
Futari de shashin wo torou natsukashii kono keshiki to
Let's take a picture of the two of us in this familiar setting

あの日と同じポーズで おどけてみせて欲しい
Ano hi to onaji pōzu de odokete misete hoshii
I want you to joke around and show me the same pose you made that day

見上げる空の青さを 気まぐれに雲は流れ
Miageru sora no aosa wo kimagure ni kumo wa nagare
Clouds drift erratically across the blue sky

キレイなものは 遠くにあるからキレイなの
Kirei na mono wa tōku ni aru kara kirei na no
Are beautiful things beautiful because they are untouchable?

約束したとおりあなたと
Yakusoku shita tōri anata to
ここに来られて本当に良かったわ
Koko ni korarete hontou ni yokatta wa
I'm so happy that I could come to this place with you,
just as we promised

PRECHORUS 1
この込み上がる気持ちが 愛じゃないなら
Kono komiagaru kimochi ga ai ja nai nara
If this bursting emotion isn't love

何が愛かわからないほど
Nani ga ai ka wakaranai hodo
I don't know what love is

CHORUS 1
愛をこめて花束を 大袈裟だけど受け取って
Ai wo komete hanataba wo ōgesa dakedo uketotte
Please accept this bouquet of my love, though it's a little extravagant

理由なんて訊かないでよね
Riyuu nante kikanaide yo ne
Don't ask me for a reason or anything

今だけすべて忘れて 笑わないで受けとめて
Ima dake subete wasurete warawanaide uketomete
Just for now, forget everything else and accept it without laughing

照れていないで
Tereteinaide
Don't be shy

VERSE 2
昨日とよく似た今日は 何気ない分かれ道を
Kinou to yoku nita kyou wa nanigenai wakaremichi wo
分かって選びそびれた 臆病のせいでしょう
Wakatte erabisobireta okubyou no sei deshou
Today, as yesterday, I missed my turning at a fork in the road
I guess it's because I'm a coward

私は泣くのが得意で
Watashi wa naku no ga tokui de
I was always good at crying

最初から慰めを当てにしてたわ
Saisho kara nagusame wo ate ni shiteta wa
And I relied on your comfort

PRECHORUS 2
何度も間違った道 選び続けて
Nando mo machigatta michi erabitsuzukete
No matter how many times I got lost along the way

正しく ここに戻って来たの
Tadashiku koko ni modotte kita no
I made it back here

CHORUS 2
巡り巡る時を超え いつもあなたの所へと
Meguri meguru toki wo koe itsumo anata no tokoro e to
この心 舞い戻ってゆく
Kono kokoro maimodotte yuku
Circling round and round through time,
This heart of mine is always seeking to return to where you are

無理に描く理想より 笑い合える今日の方が
Muri ni egaku risou yori waraiaeru kyou no hou ga
ずっと幸せね
Zutto shiawase ne
Rather than impossible ideals,
Happiness is sharing this laughter with you today

BRIDGE
violet, indigo, black and blue
flame, yellow, purple, sky blue,
pink, yellow green, ash, brown……

あなたに贈る色は……?
Anata ni okuru iro wa...?
What colours should I send to you?

CHORUS 3
巡り巡る時を超え いつもあなたの所へと
Meguri meguru toki wo koe itsumo anata no tokoro e to
この心 舞い戻ってゆく
Kono kokoro maimodotte yuku
Circling round and round through time,
This heart of mine is always seeking to return to where you are

ありがとうも言い出せずに 甘えていた
Arigatou mo iidasezu ni amaeteita
今日ここへ来るまでは
Kyou koko e kuru made wa
Until I came back here today
I depended on you like a spoilt child without being able to thank you

愛をこめて花束を 大袈裟だけど受け取って
Ai wo komete hanataba wo ōgesa dakedo uketotte
Please accept this bouquet of my love, though it's a little extravagant

理由なんて訊かないでよね
Riyuu nante kikanaide yo ne
Don't ask me for a reason or anything

今だけすべて忘れて 笑わないで受けとめて
Ima dake subete wasurete warawanaide uketomete
本当のわたしを
Hontou no watashi wo
Just for now, forget everything else and accept, without laughing, the true me

いつまでもそばにいて
Itsu made mo soba ni ite
Stay by my side forever