Namonaki Uta

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

Chotto gurai no yogoremono naraba
  (If it's just something dirty)
Nokosazuni zenbu tabeteyaru
  (I'll eat [it] up all for you)
Oh darlin  Kimi wa dare
  (Oh darlin  Who are you)
Shinjitsu wo nigirishimeru
  (To grasp the truth)

Kimi ga boku wo utagatteiru no nara
  (If you have doubts about me)
Kono nodo wo kittekureteyaru
  (I'll cut this throat for you)
Oh darlin  Boku wa nootarin)
  (Oh darlin  I am being silly*)
Taisetsuna mono wo ageru
  (I [will] give you an important thing)

Iradatsu you na machinami ni tatatte
  (Standing on the irritating street)
Kanjou sae mo riaru ni motenaku narisou dakedo
  (It looks like I can't hold [cherish] even emotions [feelings] for real)

Konna fuchouwana kurashi no naka de
  (Living such an inharmonious life)
Tamani joucho fuantei ni naru darou
  (Occasionally [one's] emotion becomes unstable)
Demo  darlin  Tomoni nayandari
  (But  darlin  [Let's] share our worries)
Shougai wo kimi ni sasagu
  (I devote [my] life to you)

Arugamama no kokoro de ikirarenu yowasa wo
Dareka no sei ni shite sugoshiteiru
  ([One] goes through [life] blaming someone for
   the weakness of not being able to live by an undisguised heart)
Shiranu ma ni kizuiteita jibunrashisa no ori no naka de
Mogaiteiru nara
  (If [one] struggles
   In [one's] own cage built unknowingly)
Boku datte sou nan da
  (I [struggle too])

Dorehodo wakariaeru doushi demo
  (No matter how much companions can understand each other)
Kodokuna yoru wa yattekuru n dayo
  (Lonely nights will come)
Oh darlin  Kono wadakamari
  (Oh darlin  This bad feeling)
Kitto kese wa shinai darou
  (Surely [you can] not put out)

Ironna koto wo fumidai ni shitekita kedo
  (Although I have used various things as a steppingstone)
Nakushichaikenai mono ga yatto mitsukatta ki ga suru
  (I have a feeling that I've finally found things which I must not lose)

Kimi no shigusa ga kokkeina hodo
  ([As much as] your gestures are funny)
Yasashii kimochi ni nareru n da yo
  ([You] can [make me] feel good [about myself])
Oh darlin  Yume monogatari
  (Oh darlin  The story of a dream)
Au tabi ni kikasetekure
  (Please tell me every time we meet)

Ai wa kitto ubau demo ataeru demo nakute
  (Love is neither taken nor given)
Kigatsukeba soko ni aru mono
  (But is a thing that's there when you become aware [of it])
Machi no kaze ni fukarete utainagara
  (While singing [and] being blown by the wind in the street)
Myouna puraido wa suteteshimaeba ii
  (Throw away your strange pride)
Soko kara hajimaru sa
  ([It] starts from there)

Zetsubou, shitsubou (Down)
  (Despair, disappointment)
Nani wo kusubutte n da
  (What are you smoldering [about])
Ai, jiyuu, kibou, yume (Yuuki)
  (Love, freedom, hope, dream)
Ashimoto wo goran yo kitto korogatteru sa
  (Watch your step [or else] you'd tumble)

Nariyuki makase no koi ni ochi
  (Falling in a love which takes its own course)
Toki ni wa dareka wo kizutsuketa to shitemo
  (Even if someone becomes hurt at times)
Sono tabi kokoro itameru you na jidai janai
  (Isn't it a time of pain)
Dareka wo omoiyarya ada ni nari
  (Out of regard for someone's feelings [I do something which] becomes [one's] ruin)
Jibun no mune ni tsukisasaru
  (I pierce my own heart)

Dakedo
  (However)
Arugamama no kokoro de ikiyou to negau kara
  (Because people wish to live by an undisguised heart)
Hito wa mata kizutsuiteyuku
  (They go on getting hurt [again and again])
Shiranu ma ni kizuiteita jibunrashisa no ori no naka de
Mogaiteiru nara dare datte sou
  (If anyone struggles
   In [one's] own cage built unknowingly)
Boku datte sou nan da
  (I [struggle too])

Aijou tte yuu katachi no nai mono
  (The formless thing called love)
Tsutaeru no wa itsumo konnan da ne
  (Is always difficult to convey)
Dakara  darlin  Kono "namonaki uta" wo
  (Therefore  darlin  This "nameless song")
Itsumademo kimi ni sasagu
  (I offer to you forever)

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* nootarin is "being stupid/dumb but in a cute way." Sort of like baka, but not as strong.

Thanks to Eugene Mok for his corrections.