Sunflower || Orangestar feat. 夏背

Sunflower

composition: Orangestar
guitar: ルワン (Loin)
lyrics/vocals: 夏背 (Kase)

Okay, while I usually love Orangestar’s songs in general, this one really touched me. Kase’s voice is so beautiful and soothing that I can’t get it out of my head.


月を渡って行けば
花に足跡を付ければ
振り返ってくれるだろう
振り返ってくれるだろうか
tsuki o watatte ikeba
hana ni ashiato o tsukereba
furikaette kureru darou
furikaette kureru darou ka

If you were to go across the moon
And leave your footprints in the flowers,
You would look back to me.
You would look back to me, right?

隙間から漏れる星明かりが
ぼんやりと貴方の顔照らすように
この気持ちの輪郭を
照らしてくれたらいいのに
sukima kara moreru hoshiakari ga
bonyari to anata no kao terasu you ni
kono kimochi no rinkaku o
terashite kuretara ii no ni

I hope the starlight shining through a gap
Is able to dimly illuminate your face.
It would also be nice if it could illuminate
The silhouette of my feelings though.

海の揺らめきと
地球の呼吸だけ
思い出すのは貴方の
umi no yurameki to
chikyuu no kokyuu dake
omoidasu no wa anata no

In the swaying of the ocean,
Or even the breath of the earth,
All I remember is you.

向日葵の方を見れば
日陰に私が立てば
振り返れば貴方が でも
目が合わないのは何故か
himawari no hou o mireba
hikage ni watashi ga tateba
furikaereba anata ga demo
me ga awanai no wa nazeka

If I were to look over at the sunflowers
And found myself standing in their shadows,
You would be there when I look back. But
For some reason we don’t make eye contact.

突然に聞こえたギターの音が
合図がだったの
弱かった?一人で行けないと
言われて ああ 気付いたの
totsuzen ni kikoeta gitaa no oto ga
aizu ga datta no
yowakatta? hitori de ikenai to
iwarete aa kizuita no

The sound of a guitar I suddenly heard
Has been my signal.
Was I weak? “You’re hopeless by yourself”,
You told me. Ah, I noticed.

海の揺らめきと
地球の呼吸だけ
思い出すのは貴方の
umi no yurameki to
chikyuu no kokyuu dake
omoidasu no wa anata no

In the swaying of the ocean,
Or even the breath of the earth,
All I remember is you.

涙拭う風と
月の寝息だけ
忘れたいのは貴方の
namida nuguu kaze to
tsuki no neiki dake
wasuretai no wa anata no

In the wind wiping my tears,
Or even the moon’s calm breathing,
All I want to forget is you.

海の揺らめきと
思い出すのは貴方の
umi no yurameki to
omoidasu no wa anata no

In the swaying of the ocean,
All I remember is you.

2 thoughts on “Sunflower || Orangestar feat. 夏背

  1. Hello. Thank you for your translation. I’m glad to get to know this song.

    —————————————-
    > 月を渡って行けば
    > 花に足跡を付ければ
    > 振り返ってくれるだろう
    > 振り返ってくれるだろうか
    > If I were to go across the moon
    > And leave my footprints in the flowers,
    > I would be able to look back.
    > I would be able to look back, right?

    I will not use the subjunctive here because I don’t feel it’s that hypothetical.
    And I think who 振り返る is 「貴方」 because it’s followed by くれる; It’s not 振り返れる nor 振り返られる, which can mean “able to 振り返る”.

    —————————————-
    > 隙間から漏れる星明かりが
    > ぼんやりと貴方の顔照らすように
    > この気持ちの輪郭を
    > 照らしてくれたらいいのに
    > I hope the starlight shining through a gap
    > Is able to dimly illuminate your face.
    > It would also be nice if it could illuminate
    > The silhouette of my feelings though.

    I think the first two lines describe a fact, not her hope.

    —————————————-
    > 海の揺らめきと
    > 地球の呼吸だけ
    > 思い出すのは貴方の
    > In the swaying of the ocean,
    > Or even the breath of the earth,
    > All I remember is you.

    「思い出すのは貴方の」 is repeatedly sung and I think we should transcribe it two times.
    The meaning of the first two lines are vague. The situation I imagine is “You are gone and it’s quiet around here. The only things I hear are the swaying of the ocean and the breath of the earth.” So I translate it to:
    : There are only the swaying of the ocean
    : and the breath of the earth

    —————————————-
    > 涙拭う風と
    > 月の寝息だけ
    > 忘れたいのは貴方の
    > In the wind wiping my tears,
    > Or even the moon’s calm breathing,
    > All I want to forget is you.

    Likewise as above.

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