petal – ayumi hamasaki

from LOVE again album.

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Along the usual never-changing
Road towards home
I met with a single
Unfamiliar flower

Its colour, shape, and all else
There was nothing I really liked about it, but
I couldn’t help
But be captivated by it

Loves me, loves me not, loves me, loves me not
Plucking off the petals one by one
The last remaining petal
If only it can land on “he loves me”

When I woke up this morning
The flower was here with me
It had bloomed
Without showing even a sliver of fear

That must surely be why
I had been captivated by it
Carefully giving it some water
Let’s do that

Loves me, loves me not, loves me, loves me not
Plucking off the petals one by one
The last remaining petal
Can I entrust myself to its fate?

Loves me, loves me not, loves me, loves me not
Plucking off the petals one by one
The last remaining petal
If only it can land on “he loves me”

Goodbye, goodbye
Plucking off the petals one by one
The last remaining petal
If it lands on “he loves me not”…

——

ROOMAJI

Itsumo to kawaranai
Kaerimichi no tochuu
Minarenu ichirin no hana ni
Deai mashita

Iro mo katachi mo nani mo
Konomi de wa nakatta no ni
Doushitemo
Hikarete shimai mashita

Suki kirai suki kirai
Ichimai zutsu chigitte
Saigo ni nokoru hitohira ga
Suki na hou de aru to ii no desu ga

Kesa me ga sametara
Hana wa koko ni atte
Osore no kakera mo
Misezu ni saitemashita

Sonna tokoro ga kitto
Hikareta riyuu na no deshou
Taisetsu ni mizu wo kaete
Yukimashou

Suki kirai suki kirai
Ichimai zutsu chigitte
Saigo ni nokoru hitohira no
Unmei yudanetemo ii desu ka

Suki kirai suki kirai
Ichimai zutsu chigitte
Saigo ni nokoru hitohira ga
Suki na hou de aru to ii

Sayounara sayounara
Ichimai zutsu chigitte
Saigo ni nokoru hitohira ga
Kirai na hou dattara…

——

KANJI

いつもと変わらない
帰り道の途中
見慣れぬ一輪の花に
出逢いました

色も形も何も
好みではなかったのに
どうしても
惹かれてしまいました

好き嫌い 好き嫌い
一枚ずつちぎって
最後に残るひとひらが
好きな方であるといいのですが

今朝目が覚めたら
花は此処に在って
恐れのかけらも
見せずに咲いてました

そんなところがきっと
惹かれた理由なのでしょう
大切に水を替えて
行きましょう

好き嫌い 好き嫌い
一枚ずつちぎって
最後に残るひとひらの
運命委ねてもいいですか

好き嫌い 好き嫌い
一枚ずつちぎって
最後に残るひとひらが
好きな方であるといい

さようなら さようなら
一枚ずつちぎって
最後に残るひとひらが
嫌いな方だったら…

Translation: Misa-chan