Radwimps – Sparkle (Your Name OST)

If you’re reading this particular blog entry, chances are you’ve seen that much beloved Japanese animation film “Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)” and liked the soundtrack so much that you’re searching for lyrics. Or just because you’re following my blog (thank you!). ^_^

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That heartwarming song is called Sparkle by the Japanese band Radwimps. It is written by Yojiro Noda. As of this writing, they are still to release the dates of their live gigs for 2017!

Lyrics:
Romaji

Mada kono sekai wa boku wo kainarashitetai mitai da
Nozomidoori darou? utsukushiku mogaku yo
Tagai no sunadokei nagamenagara kisu wo shiyou yo
Sayonara kara ichiban tooi basho de machiawaseyou

Jisho ni aru kotoba de dekiagatta sekai wo nikunda
Mangekyou no naka de hachigatsu no aru asa
Kimi wa boku no mae de hanikande wa sumashitemiseta
Kono sekai no kyoukasho no you na egao de

Tsui ni toki wa kita kinou made wa joshou no joshou de
Tobashiyomi de ii kara kokkara ga boku dayo
Keiken to chishiki to kabi no haekakatta yuuki wo motte
Imada katsute nai supiido de kimi no moto e daibu o

Madoromi no naka de namanurui kowagari
Koko de nai dokka wo yumemita yo
Kyoushitsu no mado no soto ni
Densha ni yurare hakobareru asa ni

Aishikata saemo kimi no nioi ga shita
Arukikata saemo sono waraigoe ga shita
Itsuka kiete nakunaru kimi no subete o
Kono me ni yakitsuketeoku koto wa
Mou kenri nanka janai
Gimu da to omounda

Unmei da toka mirai toka tte kotoba ga doredake te wo nobasou to
Todokanai basho de bokura koi wo suru
Tokei no hari mo futari wo yokome ni minagara susumu
Sonna sekai wo futari de isshou
Iya, nanshou demo
Ikinuiteyukou

****
English

It seems this world still wants
to keep me on a close leash;
But that’s just how I want it
I struggle so beautifully.Staring at our respective hourglasses;
let us share a kiss.
Let’s arrange to meet at the place
farthest from our eventual, “Goodbye”.I grew to hate this world
made up of words in a dictionary;
On one August morning,
trapped within this kaleidoscope…
Whenever we were face to face,
you always gave a shy smile before before playing coy;
Your smile was like a textbook,
description of this world.

The time finally came,
yesterday seemed nothing more than a prologue to the prologue;
But you can skim through if you wish;
from here on out is my story;

Wielding experience, and wisdom;
and a slightly molded courage,
At a speed unbeknownst until now,
I dove to where you were.

While dozing off, I dreamed I saw a place different from here;
With my lukewarm cola…
Outside the windows of my classroom, on mornings spent swaying to and from on the train…

Even the way I loved
smelled of you…
Even the way I walked
carried the sound of your laughter…
Faced with the fact
you’ll eventually disappear,
I have no choice but to burn your existence into my memory, with these two eyes;
I no longer perceive it as a right…
I feel that it’s my duty!

From where words like “Fate” and “The Future”
are completely out of reach
no matter how far we reach out,
we love one another in a place
Even the clock hands give us sidelong glances;
Making our way through that kind of world,
let us spend our entire life, no, as many chapters as we can-
Living on and on, together!

****

I also love how the movie made me feel like I was back in Japan.  The attention to detail was amazing! It was a beautifully made movie. I wanna go back to Japan!!!

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