Another Sunday J-pop time! How have you been doing? We had a fairly good weather during daytime today. While I am having a cup of tea now I promised to myself that I should post this without a fail.
Today’s song is called 「Dream in the street」by Noriyo Ikedai. This album, released in 1979. And Noriyo Ikeda’s first and only album. The title track, “Dream in the Streets,” was written and arranged by Tatsuro Yamashita; he also plays guitar and sings on the chorus.
Its lyrics and my English translation
It is so hard to translate the lyrics in general because we would not know about the feeling the writers put into the songs. I have done my best. Hope it makes sense.
|Amefuri no naka||in the rain|
|itumo hajikeru||it always pop|
|Hodo no mizutamari ni utsuru||the reflection on the puddle of the sidewalk|
|Haiiro no kumo||grey clouds|
|ayashiku yurete||suspiciously shake|
|Watashi no kokoro mo yureru||my heart also shakes|
|Show window no naka||in the show window|
|somato no yo||like that of a revolving lantern|
|Machi yuku hito no mure wa||the crowd of people passing|
|Itsumo itudemo||always, anytime|
|isogi ashi de||at a quick step|
|Minna onaji kao de||everyone seems to be same looking|
|Magarikado ni wa koneko ga kakure||the kitten is hiding at the corner|
|yousu o ukaggate iru||looking around|
|renga no bil no chiisana sukima||from the small gap of the brick building|
|mono hoshige na metsuki de||with wishful eyes|
|Dream in the street nagare te iku||Dream in the street, flowing|
|Dream in the street mawatte iku||Dream in the street, rounding|
|Oh, magic in the night, kurikaesu||Oh, magic in the night, repeating|
|Anata shitteru? honto no koto||Don’t you know about the true things?|
|Yoru ga oshiete kureru wa||The night would tell you|
|Ashita ga kure ba yume mo sameru wa||when tomorrow comes, awake from the dream|
|Onegai hanare naide ne||Please don’t leave me|
She is hoping that her dream stays forever, or is feeling fear to lose her lover after awaking from her dream. Her fragile voice is well fit to this song although the tune is disco tic and funky. Just wonder if the voice is much powerful, energetic, then may be it spoil its arrangement, I do not know. The sound of the base guitar is great, actually I love whole arrangement. I must say Tatsuro is great!
Thank you for watching my blog. Have a lovely Sunday!