“Honto no tokoro” by Tokyo Jihen

ほんとのところ
作詞︰刄田綴色

たぬきが死んだら
たぬきが死んだら
カラスが死んだら
カラスが死んだら

ほんとのところには

たぬきが死んだら
たぬきは暖かかった
カラスが死んだら
カラスは泣いてた

うちの猫が鷹に喰われたんだ

空蝉の延べの紙の空
我が背が断つそのこれや翼
だれでも死にたくない
だれでも死にたくない

うちの猫が鷹に喰われたんだ

うちの猫が鷹に喰われたんだ

Actually
Lyrics: Hata Toshiki

When the tanuki died
When the tanuki died
When the crow died
When the crow died

In actuality

When the tanuki died
The tanuki was warm
When the crow died
The crow was crying

My cat was eaten by a hawk

Paper sky laid out over cicada shells
My back is severed from its wings
Nobody wants to die
Nobody wants to die

My cat was eaten by a hawk

Koi

My cat was eaten by a hawk

NOTES:

My favorite song from Tokyo Jihen’s final album, color bars. Farewell, Incidents. Here’s hoping Shiina goes back to full-time solo work.

Koi is a type of fish.

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