なごり雪 ~ 伊勢正三

「なごり雪」
伊勢正三

汽車を待つ君の横で僕は
時計を気にしてる
季節はずれの雪が降ってる
東京で見る雪はこれが最後ねと
さみしそうに君がつぶやく
なごり雪も降る時を知り
ふざけすぎた季節のあとで
今春が来て君はきれいになった
去年よりずっときれいになった

動き始めた汽車の窓に顔をつけて
君は何か言おうとしている
君の口びるがさようならと動くことが
こわくて下をむいてた
時がゆけば幼い君も
大人になると気づかないまま
今春が来て君はきれいになった
去年よりずっときれいになった

君が去ったホームにのこり
落ちてはとける雪を見ていた
今春が来て君はきれいになった
去年よりずっときれいになった

~♦~

‘Nagoriyuki’ {‘The Last Snow’} *
(Iruka ver.) originally by Ise Shouzou

Standing next to you who awaits the train
I keep watching the clock,
Snow is falling out of season,
“This is the last snow I’ll see in Tokyo, isn’t it”
you murmured in such a lonely way,
knowing it’s also time for the final snow to fall,*
after a season that played around too much,
now spring has come and you’ve become so beautiful,
so much more beautiful than last year

Leaning your face up to the window of the train that had begun to move,
you were trying to say something,
Afraid of your lips forming a “goodbye”
I cast my gaze downward,
As time goes on, you who are young and childlike,
will remain unaware of it even once you’ve become an adult,
Now spring has come and you’ve become so beautiful,
so much more beautiful than last year

Remaining on the platform you’ve departed from,
I was watching the snow fall and melt,
Now spring has come and you’ve become so beautiful,
so much more beautiful than last year

* The title can have many connotations, since 「なごり雪」can refer to the final snow of winter, the sadness of parting, or vestiges of something.
* This line could also be interpreted as “knowing it’s also time for us to part”.

Note: This song has also been covered by many other artists, including MUCC.

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