Watashi (私)‘ is placed sixth in album ‘TWELVE’ and also composed by Oomori Motoki, the vocalist of this band. I think this song is about a fail love. About how this person love someone in the past but cannot get together somehow and they cannot forget it. They keep reminiscing it. But the past is in the past. You cannot go back even though you want to. And that’s why this person who still alive, will keep lives on without their loved ones; because after all, people will fall in love once again. And it is implied that hopefully they can get over it and find a new love soon. For now, ‘I live’.

This is also considered one song of theirs that gives off different feelings than what they used to offer in my opinion (When I think about it, all songs in album ‘TWELVE’ gives off different feelings). This one is a sad melancholic melody. The intro really caught me off guard the first time. It’s beautiful. And… somehow the intro is similar with some Japanese old song that I know, but at the same time, I don’t remember, haha! *shot

Please don’t mind me and proceed to the lyric immediately.

Disclaimer: I do not own this song.


Watashi
Me

Lyricist and Composer (作詞・作曲) : Oomori Motoki (大森元貴)
Singer (歌) : Mrs. GREEN APPLE
Album (アルバム) : TWELVE, track 6 (of 13)

Japanese lyric

Romaji

空は深く澄んでて 息は白くて
私は確かに此処で生きている
私は昔から涙脆くて
貴方はその度に側で笑っていた
Sora wa fukaku sundete iki wa shirokute
Watashi wa tashika ni koko de ikite iru
Watashi wa mukashi kara namida morokute
Anata wa sono tabi ni soba de waratteita
二人だけの帰り道
弱さを知れた夜
壊れかけの自転車と
掴んだその手も
もう届かない 戻れない
いつまでも
今更だけど
Futari dake no kaeri michi
Yowasa wo shireta yoru
Koware kake no jitensha to
Tsuka nda sono te mo
Mou todokanai, modorenai
Itsu made mo…
Imasara dakedo.
あの時、私は貴方の事が好きでした
凍える冬には 温かいその目が救いでした
貴方が好きでした。
Ano toki, watashi wa anata no koto ga suki deshita
Kogoeru fuyu ni wa atatakai sono me ga sukui deshita
Anata ga suki deshita.
昔見てた景色は どこまでも広くて
そこまでの行き方など知りたくはなかった
Mukashi miteta keshiki wa doko made mo hirokute
Soko made no iki kata nado shiritaku wa nakatta
何処かで貴方が鳴らす
その足音は早かった
壊れかけの自転車の
捨て方も解った
でも忘れずに留めておこう
いつの日も
「変わらずに居よう」
Doko ka de anata ga narasu
Sono ashioto* wa hayakatta
Koware kake no jitensha no
Sute kata mo wakatta
Demo wasurezu ni todometeokou
Itsu no hi mo
“Kawarazu ni iyou”
これからもずっと
ここからの夕陽が綺麗であれば
これからもずっと
私は「私」を生きてゆける
Kore kara mo zutto
Koko kara no yuuhi ga kirei de areba
Kore kara mo zutto
Watashi wa “watashi” wo ikiteyukeru
花はまだ咲けずに
私もまた泣けずに
貴方へは届かずとも
Hana wa mada sakezu ni
Watashi mo mada nakezu ni
Anata e wa todokazu tomo
人はまた恋をする Hito wa mata koi wo suru
あの時、私は貴方の事が好きでした
凍える冬には温かいその目が救いでした
Ano toki, watashi wa anata no koto ga suki deshita
Kogoeru fuyu ni wa atatakai sono me ga sukui deshita
これから私は Kore kara watashi wa,
明日も私は Ashita mo watashi wa,
確かに此処で息をしてる
私は私を生きてゆく
Tashika ni koko de iki wo shiteru
Watashi wa watashi wo ikite yuku

(*) ‘Ashioto’ means ‘sound of footsteps’. But he sings it as if it is ‘ashiato’ which means ‘the footprints’. But it is indeed ‘ashioto’ hehe. Just want to tell you that (though you probably know it already.)

Notes: This is a list of mistakes in my attempt of romanising it. […] kanji ~ [–>] my attempt ~ [=] the correct romanization ~ (…) my own comment

  1. [白くて] -> shoukute = shirokute (Even though I often met this kanji, I couldn’t put my finger on it. Okay, I’ll register it into my mind now… [白] = ‘shiro’, which means ‘white’)
  2. [脆くて] -> modokute = morokute
  3. [凍える] -> 1. Koboeru, 2. Kokoeru = kogoeru (HA! Now that I listened to it again… my ears sure are dumb!)

Credits:

  1. I get the Japanese lyric from Uta-Net, here: 私 – Mrs. GREEN APPLE – 歌詞 : 歌ネット
  2. Jisho for helping me correcting what I romanised wrong. AN AWESOME ONLINE ENGLISH-JAPANESE DICTIONARY!!

 

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