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“東京は怖いって言ってた, he said Tokyo was scary.”

January 26, 2010

In my last post, I explained how I was feeling a little emotional about this move. I’ve been listening a lot to Yui, a Japanese singer, and her song “Tokyo” sums up a lot of my feelings. She herself made a big move from Fukuoka to Tokyo in order to pursue her dream of a music career. I’m posting the lyrics (and the translations) and the song. I hope you like it.

住みなれた この部屋を
新しい旅だちに まだ戸惑ってる
The day has come when I will leave the room I’m so used to living in
My new journey is still disorienting me

On the bus to the station
I messaged my friend

朝のホームで 電話もしてみた
でもなんか 違う気がした
On the platform in the morning, I tried calling too
But it felt like something had changed

写真は全部 置いてきた
I’ve brought one old guitar with me
I’ve left all my photos behind

何かを手放して そして手にいれる
Letting something go and then gaining something new
Does the same cycle repeat itself?

つよがりは いつだって 夢に続いてる
臆病になったら そこで途切れるよ
When I pretend to be strong, it always leads to dreams
When I let myself be cowardly, they stop

As the train began to move
I cried a little

窓の外に続いてる この町は
I prayed that the town that spread out outside the window
Wouldn’t change

The person who gave me the old guitar
Said he was afraid of Tokyo

答えを探すのは もうやめた
I’ve stopped looking for answers
It doesn’t matter if I make mistake after mistake

The red sunset is cut up by the buildings
I hold back my tears

But the beginning of each new morning
Will bring confusion for me, won’t it?

I can’t only choose the right things
That much I know

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2010 8:38 pm


  2. January 26, 2010 9:19 pm


  3. January 26, 2010 11:11 pm


    Another song that always gets to me (even though it’s old and by.. haha.. Morning Musume) is Furusato. Looooove it!

    I’m starting to get nervous and slightly emo about the move, we can help each other though ^^

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