KAN – 50nen Go mo

50年後も (Even After 50 Years)

If tomorrow morning I was dead, what would you do?
Why are you being weird again? How about you just go to sleep?
Is how you’d answer me, laughing

But like cherry trees blossoming in the days of spring
Will we be laughing like always
Even after 50 years, just like today?

Let’s gather up our love and merge our dreams
As we keep slowly flowing onwards
I will never leave you alone
No matter what happens
I won’t let you escape hearing those little words
That keep our fate sealed

Eventually, after the both of us have died,
I don’t know what the world is going to look like
But take my hand so we don’t stray from each other

Our love is eternal and you are my courage
Is what I’ll forever insist on telling you
And I will never leave you alone
No matter what happens
Like great wings that envelop you
Keeping our fate sealed

If tomorrow morning I was dead, what would you do?
You’re still going on with that? Would you just sleep already!
Is how you’d answer me, laughing

But like fallen leaves fluttering about in the evenings of autumn
Will we wither away as beautifully?
Even after 50 years
Will we be gently laughing, just like today?

Continue reading

KAN – Shinjirarenai Hito

Translator’s note: This song is a duet with Tane Tomoko. The parts in quotations are her lines. The “Akiyama-san” mentioned in the lyrics is astronaut Akiyama Toyohiro.

信じられない人 (An Unbelievable Person)

Sorry to suddenly break into a latin groove like this
“You have some ulterior motive, don’t you?”
I thought a cheerful attitude would be best when it’s a serious topic
“So what was it you wanted to talk about?”

Walking on the railbed after the trains have stopped running, watch your step
It’s a feeling you seldom get to enjoy, times like these

Let’s walk until that crossing to sober up
“I didn’t drink that much”
The stars look bigger than usual tonight
“Gee, what a romantic you are…”

All right, try this then
If you close your eyes for 10 seconds
The stars will look twice as big
Now, close your eyes

“You’re unbelievable, really, you’re just unbelievable!
Just what are you doing?!”

Just because our lips bumped into each other a little
Doesn’t mean you need to start running away all of a sudden
You’ll fall over

“You’re unbelievable, really, you’re just unbelievable!”
Is what you keep telling me
But I just told you, you should’ve watched your step
You need to have more faith in me

It’s a strategy I came up with after thinking on it long and hard
If she hasn’t figured it out yet…
I’ll try it once more

“You’re unbelievable, really, you’re just unbelievable!
Would you give it a rest already?!”

Even though it’s an era when Mr. Akiyama’s going to space
What’s so unbelievable about me, even though I’m standing right here?

“You’re unbelievable, really, you’re just unbelievable!”
Is what you keep telling me
But I love you, I really do love you
At least believe that much

Continue reading

KAN – Koibito

恋人 (Lovers)

Let’s live apart for a while
In the end, I wasn’t able to soothe you

I’ll be waiting for you
Waiting forever
Always

Looking at your slender fingers buying a ticket
Not saying a word

I wonder if all lovers feel like this?
I just don’t want to think we won’t meet again

I’ll be waiting for you
Waiting forever
Always

On the other side of the ticket gate
I forced myself to smile

It’s what I decided with you whom I love the most
I’ll be going now
Even though I really don’t want to

Continue reading