Kimi ga inai

Words by Sakai Izumi/Music by Kuribayashi Seiichirou/Arrangement by Akashi Masao

Kimi ga inai
(You are not here)
Ano koro no futari mo Ima wa inai
(The couple at that time Is not here now)

Hontou wa Sukoshi dake kuyanderu wa
(The truth is I regret a little)
Naze nano? Kimi ni deai fall in love
(Why did I meet you and fall in love?)
Mukuchi demo Sonna toko sukidatta no ni
(Although reticent I loved you so much, but)
Kimi ga uso wo tsuku nante ne
(You always tell lies)
Tokimeki ga Yasuragi ni kawareba
(If palpitation changes into tranquility)
Shigeki to iu Supaisu datte hitsuyou kamo ne
(Then maybe we need the spice called excitement)

Kimi ga inai
(You are not here)
Yasashikatta kimi Ima wa inai
(You who was gentle Is not here now)

Yoku itta Kaiganzoi no mise wo
Tooru tabi Sukoshi mune ga itai
(My heart aches a little everytime I pass by the store along the coast that [we] went often)
Nigeteyuku shiawase ni kidzuita toki
(When I noticed the escaping happiness)
Hito wa "mou modorenai" to omou no
(People think / one thinks "I can't return.")*
Yarikirenai shuumatsu no menyuu wa
(A plan/menu for painful weekends)
Omoide wo katadzuketari Eiga wo mitari
(Consists of putting memories away and watching movies)

Kimi ga inai
(You are not here)
Ano koro no futari mo Ima wa inai
(The couple at that time Is not here now)
Nanimokamo Toki no surechigai to
Kanjita Sono toki Setsunaku good-bye
(When I realized that we missed each other Painfully good-bye)**

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* Carolina Sawada has a very good interpretation for this line:

This MOU MODORENAI is related to SHIAWASE, so, it means that happiness isn't coming again.
** surechigau: pass each other; meet [on the road]; brush past. Here's Kyoko Leo's explanation:
"kokoro no surechigai" is used often. It means thoughts and feelings of two people don't match. I'm not so sure, but "toki no surechigai" implies that "timing is off" or "two people are not in synch".

Thanks to Kyoko Leo and Carolina Sawada for their corrections.