Kurasumeito

Words & Music by Sakurai Kazutoshi/Arrangement by Kobayashi Takeshi & Mr.Children

Tabouna shigoto atte koso yuugana kurashi
(Busy as I am, I'm living a comfortable life)
Nanoni yarikirenu oh sunday morning
(In spite of [this, it is] unbearable oh sunday morning)
Ai wo katarai atte sugoshitai keredo
(I want to go through [life] talking about love [with another person])
Nayameru jijou ni sai namare
(But it gets corrupted by troubling circumstances again)*

Hi wa katamuki machi wa san ji
(The sun is sinking down the street at 3)
Sukoshi osoi kimi to no ranchi
(Eating lunch with you a little late)
Ushirometasa de Kasukani egao ga shizunjau no wa
(By a guilty conscience my smiling face sinks slightly)**
Shikata ga nai keredo
(It can't be helped)

Sankagetsu mae no saikai kara Omottemonai you na kyuutenkai
(Since our reunion 3 months ago [Our relationship] has developed suddenly as if we had no idea)
Ima ja Motto kanojo ni koi wo shite
(Now I love her more)
Mou Furidashi ni modoreru wake nai
(Already We can no longer return to the beginning)***
"Tada no kurasumeito"
("Only classmates")
Sou Yobiaeta ano koro wa a long time ago
(It was a long time ago when we called each other by that)

Nandomo hanashiatte kimeta ruuru demo
(Even the rule that we often talked about and decided)
Kono mama ja kanojo Kawaisou sa
([Leaving it] as it is Is cruel to her)

Mou jiki kuru kimo no Birthday
(Soon comes your birthday)
Mayowazu boku dake wo erande
(Choosing just me without hesitation)
Gomen yo Itsumo komarasu bakari de
(Sorry I'm always embarrassing you)
Shibaraku wa kare no hanashi wa yametokou
(Let's stop talking about him for a while)

Kimi to ireba hoka no donna mono mo Sasaina koto ni omoetekuru
(When I am with you All other things become trivial)
Ima made no kyaria mo wakaru kedo
(I know my career up to now but)
Nee Nanimokamo yudanete kurenai ka
(Won't you entrust anything and everything?)
Samishigena machi no akari ga kienu ma ni I wanna hold you again
(While the lonesome street light has not gone out I wanna hold you again)

Akegata no hodou "ja ne mata ne" to kanojo
(At dawn on the side walk "Bye See you" said she)
Hashirisaru TAXI
(Run away TAXI)
Manshon no beranda ni tatte te wo furu boku
(Standing at the veranda of my apartment I wave my hand)
Tamaranaku samishii
(I am unbearably lonely)

Soshite Kyou mo machi wa ugokidasu
(And Today also the street begins to move)
Yukikau hitonami
(People come and go)
from sunday night to monday morning

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* Can't find nayameru and sainamare in the dictionary. I'm guessing that sai means "re- (pre), again, repeated", and namare means "to be corrupted (of word)".
** ushirometai means "questionable, shady, suspicious". shizumu means "to sink, to feel depressed".
*** furidashi ni modoru means "be (put) back where one started". wakenai means "easy, simple", but this meaning doesn't fit. Rather, I think it should be wake [ga] nai, or "there is no reason [ground] for...; cannot [be]".