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May’n – Watashi no Shirushi

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May’n, NEW WORLD

I was at one of May’n’s concerts a few months ago, and this was one of the songs she included. Before she started, I remember she took a special moment to introduce the song; she said that it was about her own pursuit of music – her driving force, and her personal wish to keep on singing. May’n really does have amazing stage presence, and being able to listen to her was a powerful experience.

My Sign
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: Yano Hiroyasu
Vocals: May’n

I sprinted through the still-unfamiliar city,
With restlessness overflowing;
It’s because I don’t want to tell lies.

Moment by moment, time flows on.
With the scattered yesterdays in my embrace,
In which direction will I turn?

Sometimes, dreams can be cruel,
And they can turn into pain of equal measure
To how big they’ve grown. But still…

I’ll keep on walking, as I have been, through the maze
That continues into the future.
I want to chase after the continuation of my overlapping dreams
Before it disappears into the dark.

So that I don’t lose my way
In this distorted reality,
I’ll turn it into a song.
That is the sign that guides me.

The distant memories
That reverberated deep within my ears
Are starting to blur faintly,

But even if I shake, even if I stand still,
Even in the face of
Imperfect and unfinished dilemmas, it’s okay.

When I look for it, I lose it.
If I do it over and try again,
Will it reach my hands someday?

In this way, I’ll offer my wish to the sky
That continues into the future.
I want to obtain the continuation of this boundless dream
Until the day it disappears.

So that I don’t forget
These precious feelings,
I’ll turn them into a song.
That is the sign that guides me.

In this world
Where hope and despair intersect,
Even if it seems like I’ll break apart,
Ring out, my melody,
Toward the source of that dazzling light.

To Faraway…

As the dry wind of this city blows around me,
I’m standing today, again.
I clasped my hand tightly
Around the sorrow in my palm.

Goodbye.

I’ll keep on walking through the maze
That continues into the future.
I want to chase after the continuation of my overlapping dreams
Before it disappears into the dark.

So that I don’t lose my way
In this distorted reality,
I’ll turn it into a song.
That is the sign that guides me.

Watashi no Shirushi
Lyrics / Composition / Arrangement: Yano Hiroyasu
Vocals: May’n

Narenai machi  kakenuketa
Shousoukan  afureta
Uso wa tsukitaku nai kara

Setsuna ni toki wa nagareteku
Sanzan na kinou wo dakishimete
Doko ni mukau no?

Yume wa toki ni zankoku de
Ookisa no bun
Itami ni kawaru kedo

Kono mama mirai e to tsudzuku meiro
Arukitsudzukeru
Kasaneta yume no tsudzuki  oikaketai
Yami ni kieru mae ni

Yuganda genjitsu ni
Hagurenai you ni
Uta ni kaeyou
Sore ga watashi no shirushi

Mimi no oku ni kodama shita
Tooi kioku wa
Awaku nijinde yuku kedo

Yurete mo  tachidomatte mo
Fukanzen de mikansei na
Jirenma ga atte mo kamawanai

Motomete wa ushinatteku
Kurikaeshitara
Itsuka te ni todoku no?

Kono mama mirai e to tsudzuku sora ni
Negai  sasageyou
Hatenai yume no tsudzuki  te ni iretai
Itsuka kieru made ni

Taisetsu na kimochi wo
Wasurenai you ni
Uta ni kaeyou
Sore ga watashi no shirushi

Kibou to zetsubou ga
Kousa suru sekai ni
Kowaresou ni natte mo
Narihibiku  merodii
Mabushii hikari hanatsu hou e

To Faraway

Kawaita machi no kaze ni fukarenagara
Kyou mo tatteru
Kanashimi wa tenohira ni
Tsuyoku nigirishimeta

Sayonara

Mirai e to tsudzuku meiro
Arukitsudzukeru
Kasaneta yume no tsudzuki  oikaketai
Yami ni kieru mae ni

Yuganda genjitsu ni
Hagurenai you ni
Uta ni kaeyou
Sore ga watashi no shirushi

わたしのしるし
作詞・作曲・編曲:矢野博康
歌:May’n

慣れない街 駆け抜けた
焦燥感 溢れた
嘘はつきたくないから

刹那に時は流れてく
散々な昨日を抱きしめて
何処に向かうの?

夢はときに残酷で
大きさのぶん
痛みに変わるけど

このまま未来へと続く迷路
歩き続ける
重ねた夢の続き 追いかけたい
闇に消える前に

ゆがんだ現実に
はぐれないように
歌に変えよう
それが私のしるし

耳の奥にこだました
遠い記憶は
淡く滲んでゆくけど

揺れても 立ち止まっても
不完全で未完成な
ジレンマがあっても構わない

求めては失ってく
繰り返したら
いつか手に届くの?

このまま未来へと続く空に
願い 捧げよう
果てない夢の続き 手に入れたい
いつか消えるまでに

大切な気持ちを
忘れないように
歌に変えよう
それが私のしるし

希望と絶望が
交差する世界に
壊れそうになっても
鳴り響け メロディー
まぶしい光放つほうへ

To Faraway

乾いた街の風に吹かれながら
今日も立ってる
悲しみは手のひらに
強く握りしめた

さよなら

未来へと続く迷路
歩き続ける
重ねた夢の続き 追いかけたい
闇に消える前に

ゆがんだ現実に
はぐれないように
歌に変えよう
それが私のしるし

Kanji source: Kasi-Time

2 thoughts on “May’n – Watashi no Shirushi

  1. Which performance (which city) did you attend? I’m going to her performance tomorrow. This song is perhaps the one I like best in the New World album.

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