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Eiko Shimamiya – Mune no Cross

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Eiko Shimamiya, O

I created the text file for this translation on October 17, 2008. Romaji transcription was complete as of April14, 2009. Kanji transcription was complete on May 31, 2010. I translated the song in about thirty minutes just now. Total time: 623 days.

Cross On My Chest
Words & Music by Eiko Shimamiya
Arranged by Maiko Iuchi
Vocals by Eiko Shimamiya

The previous time we met was on a rather distant day.
We went together to an aged sidewalk cafe.

You invited me suddenly, though I didn’t ask the reason.
People with whimsical personalities are just like that, I suppose.

You opened the door and sat down in front of me.
I, too, smiled and said, “It’s been a while.”
Pretending to be unconcerned, I removed my jacket.

Hey, do you remember?

Pretending to have forgotten, not letting it come from your mouth – I want you look at this.
No matter how many meetings I fell into, I never took it off –
The cross on my chest.

While I listened to you talk about how work was chasing you down,
I casually looked for a ring on that finger.

The kind liar has even now returned to a warm place.
Your finger shows me that.

If I can’t become number one, then I want the proof.
You removed it from your neck and softly placed it on me.
The event is far away, almost as though it was a dream.

Have you already forgotten?

No matter what sweet words you tell me, it’s easier if I think of all of them as lies,
So even though I threw away my memories, I could never through away
This cross on my chest.

Pretending to have forgotten, not letting it come from your mouth – I want you look at this.
No matter how many meetings I fell into, I never took it off –
The cross on my chest.
The cross on my chest…

Mune no Cross
Words & Music by Shimamiya Eiko
Arranged by Iuchi Maiko

Machiawase shita no wa   zuibun tooi hi ni
Futari de kayotteta  furui kafeterasu

Totsuzen sasowareta   wake wa kikanai kedo
Kimagure na seikaku wa   tabun sono mama ne

Anata ga doa wo akete watashi no mae ni suwatta
Watashi mo hohoende “hisashiburi ne” tte itta
Nanigenai furi de watashi wa jaketto wo nuita

Nee, oboeteru?

Wasureta furi shite   kuchi ni wa dasanai de   mite hoshii
Nando deai ni ochite mo   zutto hazusenai de ita
Mune no kurosu

Shigoto ni owareteru hanashi wo kikinagara
Nanigenaku sono yubi ni ringu wo sagashiteta

Yasashii usotsuki wa   ima mo atatakai basho e to
Kaeru koto   yubi ga oshieteru

Ichibanme ni narenai nara   akashi ga hoshii
Anata wa kubi kara hazushite   sotto watashi ni kaketa
Marude yume wo miteta you na tooi dekigoto

Mou wasureteru?

Donna ni amai serifu mo   zenbu uso da to omoeba raku da kara
Omoidegoto sutete mo   zutto suterarenakatta
Mune no kurosu

Wasureta furi shite   kuchi ni wa dasanai de   mite hoshii
Nando deai ni ochite mo   zutto hazusenai de ita
Mune no kurosu
Mune no kurosu

胸のクロス
Words & Music by 島みやえい子
Arranged by 井内舞子
歌:島みやえい子

待ち合わせしたのは ずいぶん遠い日に
二人で通ってた 古いカフェテラス

突然誘われた わけは聞かないけど
気まぐれな性格は 多分そのままね

あなたがドアを開けて私の前に座った
私も微笑んで「久しぶりね」って言った
何げないふりで私はジャケットを脱いだ

ねぇ、覚えてる?

忘れたふりして 口には出さないで 見て欲しい
何度出会いに落ちても ずっと外せないでいた
胸のクロス

仕事に追われてる話を聞きながら
何げなくその指にリングを探してた

優しい嘘つきは 今も暖かい場所へと
帰ること 指が教えてる

一番目になれないなら 証が欲しい
あなたは首から外して そっと私にかけた
まるで夢をみてたような遠い出来事

もう忘れてる?

どんなに甘い台詞も 全部嘘だと思えば楽だから
思い出ごと棄てても ずっと棄てられなかった
胸のクロス

忘れたふりして 口には出さないで 見て欲しい
何度出会いに落ちても ずっと外せないでいた
胸のクロス
胸のクロス

2 thoughts on “Eiko Shimamiya – Mune no Cross

  1. wow nice translation. though I’m a month late, I really love this song and had no idea about the translation. Thanks! :D

  2. THANSK SO MUCH! i love this song, and your translation is great!

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