ringo no uta by shiina ringo

apple song
lyrics: shiina ringo

you would like to know my name wouldnt you
but i cant seem to remember just now how sad

please give me a fitting name
call me however you wish
a name like those flowers that blossom in may

when the akebia opens it signals the return of autumn
a season that is so very quiet are you lonely

allow me to wipe the tears from your face
see very soon i too will bear fruit
in winter i am filled with nectar and am delivered to you

i so admire you humans
the way you can cry and laugh its marvelous

i just remembered my name
and it is as you say i am apple
every year i deliver to you my delicious fruit
eat of me
the fruit of sin

りんごのうた
さくし: しいなりんご

わたしのなまえをおしりになりたいのでしょう
でもいまおもいだせなくてかなしいのです

はたらくわたしになづけてください
およびになってどうぞおすきなように
5がつにはなをさかす わたしに にあいのなを

あけびがひらいたのはあきいろのあいずでしょう
きせつがだまってさるのはさびしいですか

なみだをふいてかおをあげてください
ほらもうじきわたしもみをつくります
ふゆにはみつをいれて あなたに おとどけします

わたしがあこがれているのは にんげんなのです
ないたりわらったりできる ことがすてき

たったいまわたしのながわかりました
あなたがおっしゃるとおりの「りんご」です
おいしくできたみからまいとしおとどけします
めしませ
つみのかじつ

NOTES:

The original lyrics, as you can see, are written entirely in hiragana without the use of kanji, much the way a small child would write. To replicate the odd appearance of this, I have avoided punctuation and capitalization in my translation.

2 thoughts on “ringo no uta by shiina ringo

    • Thank you for the Frecklegirl link. I had never seen another translation of this song until just now. Shiina’s written lyrics for the song are very simple and almost childish-looking, but the words themselves are overly-formal, so I tried to capture that in my translation.

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