AFTER GLOW

Words, Music & Arrangement Makihara Noriyuki

Donna ni tooku no machi demo
(No matter how far a town [is])
Aeru kamoshirenai to
([I thought I] might be able to meet [you])
Kimi wo sagasu koto mo shinaku natta yo
([But] I [even] stopped looking for you)
Ima boku ga nuihashiru jarimichi no ryougawa ni
Kiesouna hodo ni kaoru
Kuchinashi wo Oshietai nante
(Now I want to tell [you] about the fragrant gardenia
on both sides of the gravel road)

Boku ga kimi no koto wo
Tokidoki omoidasu no wa
(The reason I think of you sometimes)
Torimodoshitai n ja naku
(Is not because I want to take you back)
Tada natsukashii dake
(It's just that I'm nostalgic)

Sou iu boku ni
Sukoshi gakkari shite hoshii kedo
(Although [I wish you'd] show a little disappointment about me)
"Ima wa shiawase" to
Warau kimi no hou ga ii
(I prefer [the] you who smile [and say] "I am happy now")

Hikkoshi no arubaito
(Working as a part-time [in a] moving [company])
Hiruyasumi no jikan ni
(During lunch break)
Chiisana ko ga ureshigeni hanashitekita
(A small child talked happily)
Kimi to wakareta yoru kara
(Since the night I parted from you)
Dorekurai datta darou
([I wonder] how long it's been)
Demo ano hi kara sukoshi wa
(But from that day)
Yasashisou ni mieru mitai da yo
(It seems that [I] appear [a little bit more] gentle)

Naita hi waratta hi
Mudanishinai yo kitto
(We should make the most of
The days [we] cried and the days [we] laughed)
Donnani kanashi sugite mo
(No matter how sad [we become])
Kou shite ikite iru kara
(Because this is how one lives)

Denwabangou mo
Ima wa ukabanaku natta kedo
(Although even [your] phone number doesn't come to mind now)
"Konna mon da yo" to
Warau boku ga koko ni iru
(I who smile [and say] "That's the way it is" am here)