Like a Story, My Home is Far, Far Away by Tomioka Taeko x Sakamoto Ryuichi (物語のようにふるさとは遠い / 富岡多恵子 x 坂本龍一)

Just like in a story, my home is far, far away
Nobody knows anybody
They fall in love with strangers
And just like a story, their love comes to an end

Just like in a story, my home is far, far away
The only ones who remember are the dead
They bear a grudge against the living
And have no desire to go back home

Just like in a story, my home is far, far away
When everyone dies, they go back there all alone
They go back carrying flowers in their arms

物語のようにふるさとは遠い
みんな知らないヒトばかり
知らないヒトと恋に落ち
物語のように恋は終る

物語のようにふるさとは遠い
想い出すのは死んだヒトばかり
生きてるヒトには怨みがのこる
帰りたくないふるさとへ

物語のようにふるさとは遠い
みんな死んだら一人で帰る
腕にいっぱい花を抱えて帰る

NOTES:

This is a song from 1976 with lyrics written by modern poet Tomioka Taeko (b. 1935) and music written by composer Sakamoto Ryuichi (b. 1952).

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