April 8th, 2005

Nada Sousou

Last weekend, I took my mom and grandma to the Hawaii International Film Festival to watch a Japanese movie "Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World." It was so good! A very sad, romantic movie. It made me think of how precious life is. There is a Japanese song I have been listening to constantly that was remade into a Hawaiian song. The original Japanese song is called "Nada Sousou" and it is very deep. I believe this song was meant for a loved one who passed away. If I were to die, this would be a great song to say goodbye to all my loved ones. The lyrics are as follows:

furui arubamu (album) mekuri
arigatou tte tsubuyaita
itsumo itsumo mune no naka
hagemashite kureru hito yo
harewataru hi mo ame no hi mo
ukabu ano egao
omoide tooku asete mo
omokage sagashite
yomigaeru hi wa nada sousou

ichiban hoshi ni inoru
sore ga watashi no kuse ni nari
yuugure ni miageru sora
kokoro ippai anata sagasu
kanashimi ni mo yorokobi ni mo
omou ano egao
anata no basho kara watashi ga
mietara kitto itsuka
aeru to shinji ikite yuku

harewataru hi mo ame no hi mo
ukabu ano egao
omoide tooku asete mo
samishikute koishikute kimi e no omoi nada sou sou
aitakute aitakute kimi e no omoi nada sou sou

Translation:
I whisper "thank you", as I leaf through this old photograph album,
to one who always cheered me on, within my heart
And should the memories of that smile I think of,
come rain or shine, fade away into the distance
They return in the days I search for a glimpse of your face, a stream of tears

Almost a habit now, I wish upon the very first star
Looking within the evening skies for you with all my heart
The memories of that smile I think of, in sorrow or joy
And if you can see me, from where you are
I'll live on, believing that someday we'll meet again

And should the memories of that smile I think of,
come rain or shine, fade away into the distance
In loneliness and yearning - my feelings for you, a stream of tears
If only we could meet, if only we could meet - my feelings for you, a stream of tears