Clammbon’s “Folklore”

Folklore

作詞: 原田郁子

強い台風の 去ってった夜に 高いビルの上から 街を眺めてた
風はまだすこし 移り気で 去り際のタイミングを つかみ損ねてる
隣の住宅のネオンが 陽炎のように 揺らいでた
こんな景色 見たことない 見慣れていたのに

何かが変わってゆくような そんな気がした あと少しで
何事もなく消えてゆく 6月6号 あと少しで あと少しで

最終電車の低いアナウンスが いつもよりも 透き通って聞こえてる
このままでは またいつものように ずっと空を ぼんやり眺めるだけ
すこし瞼 重くなって ゆっくりと目を閉じてみる
遠くで君の声がした そろそろ行かなきゃ

気圧の谷を飛び越えた そんな気がした あと少しで
気持ちがすっと軽くなる そんな気分さ あと少しで あと少しで

何かが変わってゆくような そんな気がした あと少しで
何事もなく消えてゆく 6月6号 あと少しで
時計の針が2時を指す 気がつけば もう あと少しで
気持ちがすっと軽くなる そんな気分さ あと少しで あと少しで

強い台風の 去ってった夜に 高いビルの上から 街を眺めてた
僕はまだすこし 移り気で 去り際のタイミングを つかみ損ねてる

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Folklore

Lyrics: Harada Ikuko
Translation: Alex Fyffe

Folklore

The night the typhoon passed over, I went to the roof and looked down at the city.
The wind was still blowing a little, but I let the moment slip through my fingers.

The neon sign on the complex next door flickered like a heat wave.
I had watched the city from here many times, but I had never seen it like this.

It felt like something would change at any moment,
like everything would fade away any minute, the sixth of June.

I could hear an announcement for the last train of the night, like every other night,
and, like every other night, I stared up at the sky for a long time.

My eyelids became heavy and I let them slowly close.
From far away I heard your voice call out to me, and I knew I had to go.

It felt like I could jump over the trough at any moment,
like my mind would suddenly become clear any minute.
It felt like something would change at any moment,
like everything would fade away any minute, the sixth of June.

I looked at my watch. The hands pointed to two. The moment had already passed.
Just another minute and my mind would have gone blank. One more minute.

The night the typhoon passed over, I went to the roof and looked down at the city.
The wind was still blowing a little, but I let the moment slip through my fingers.

Notes:

Another translation from 2008.

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