Lyrics of "Saraba, Koibito" by Masaaki Sakai


Saraba, Koibito

Sayonara to kaita tegami
"Table" no ue ni oita yo
Anata no nemuru kao mite
Damatte soto e tobi dashita
Itsumo shiawase sugita no ni
Kizukanai futari datta
Tsumetai kaze ni fukarete
Yoake no mati o hitori yuku
Warui no wa boku no hou sa kimi jyanai

Yureteru kishya no mado kara
Tiisaku ie ga mieta toki
Omowazu mune ni sakenda
Kanarazu kaette kuru yo to
Itsumo shiawase sugita no ni
Kizukanai futari datta
Furusato e kaeru tizu wa
Namida no umi ni sutete yukou
Warui no wa boku no hou sa kimi jyanai

Itsumo shiawase sugita no ni
Kizukanai futari datta
Furusato e kaeru tizu wa
Namida no umi ni sutete yukou
Warui no wa boku no hou sa kimi jyanai



English translation:

[Contributed by Julia Drake-Brockman]

"Goodbye, My Love"

Letter that said good-bye
I put it on the table, you know
As I watch you sleeping
silently, I leave...

Although we were always so happy
We never seemed to notice

Blown around by the cold wind
I entered town at dawn
I was the bad one, not you

From the window of the steamtrain
I saw the house in the distance
and without thinking I choked with sorrow
I promise I'll be back

Although we were always so happy
We never seemed to notice

The map that leads back to our hometown
I'll discard in a sea of tears
I was the bad one, not you

Although we were always so happy
We never seemed to notice

The map that leads back to our hometown
I'll discard in a sea of tears
I was the bad one, not you

Note from Julia about this translation:
"I've finally translated Masaaki's song...it's a bit prosaic..sorry...never been good at this sort of thing...which is undoubtedly why i'm not an award winning songwriter...if somebody wishes to make it a bit more poetic..."



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