Thursday, March 6, 2008

Van Tomiko : "Tooku Tooku" Lyrics

"Tooku Tooku" is a song released by Van Tomiko on the avex trax label on March 5th, 2008.
The song is a cover of Makihara Noriyuki's song of the same name.
The song appears as track #6 on her second cover album "VOICE 2 ~cover lovers rock~".

Far, Far Away

Lyrics & Music: Noriyuki Makihara
Arrangement: Yuuya Komoguchi

Even if I'm far, far away
I want to greet a shining day
With all my strength in this town
So you'll know how I am doing

Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in the outer garden
They always are when this time comes
I remember the unseen shower of falling cherry blossoms
That danced on the Shinkansen platform
It's like the 7-5-3 festival
Even the uncomfortable suits
Kind of suit me now
I can pick out ties well too

I circled "Will not attend"
On the class reunion invitation
To everyone who writes me letters
Saying, "I'm worried about whether you're well or not."

Even if I'm far, far away
I want to greet a shining day
With all my strength in this town
So you'll know how I am doing

When you said
"You can always come home"
On the payphone at midnight, I smiled
I've been able to make it so far because of that

No matter how high the tower
I can't see my hometown
I'm always embracing the things
That I can't lose in my heart

In a far, far away town
I'm living well
What's important
Is "changing"
And "not changing"

I circled "Will not attend"
On the class reunion invitation
Though I want to see everyone's faces
More than anyone else

Even if I'm far, far away
I want to greet a shining day
With all my strength in this town
So you'll know how I am doing

Because I've decided this town
Is where I can make my dreams come true

Tooku Tooku

Sakushi & Sakkyoku: Makihara Noriyuki
Henkyoku: Komoguchi Yuuya

Tooku tooku hanarete itemo
Boku no koto ga wakaru you ni
Chikara ippai kagayakeru hi wo
Kono machi de mukaetai

Gaien no sakura wa sakimidare
Kono goro ni naru to itsudemo
Shinkansen no HOOMU ni matta
Mienai hanafubuki omoidasu
Marude shichigosan no toki no you ni
Gikochinai SUUTSU sugata mo
Ima dewa wari to niau n da
NEKUTAI mo umaku eraberu

Dousoukai no annaijou
Kesseki ni maru wo tsuketa
"Genki ka douka shinpai desu." to
Tegami wo kureru minna ni

Tooku tooku hanarete itemo
Boku no koto ga wakaru you ni
Chikara ippai kagayakeru hi wo
Kono machi de mukaetai

Itsudemo kaette kureba ii to
Mayonaka no koushuudenwa de
Iwareta toki egao ni natte
Ima made yatte koreta yo

Donna ni takai TAWAA kara mo
Mienai boku no furusato
Nakushicha dame na koto wo itsudemo
Mune ni dakishimete iru kara

Tooku tooku hanareta machi de
Genki ni kurasete iru n da
Daiji nanowa
"Kawatteku koto"
"Kawarazu ni iru koto"

Dousoukai no annaijou
Kesseki ni maru wo tsuketa
Dare yori mo ima wa minna no kao
Mitai kimochi de iru kedo

Tooku tooku hanarete itemo
Boku no koto ga wakaru you ni
Chikara ippai kagayakeru hi wo
Kono machi de mukaetai

Boku no yume wo kanaeru basho wa
Kono machi to kimeta kara

遠く遠く

作詞・作曲:槇原敬之
編曲:菰口雄矢

遠く遠く離れていても
僕のことがわかるように
力いっぱい 輝ける日を
この街で迎えたい

外苑の桜は咲き乱れ
この頃になるといつでも
新幹線のホームに舞った
見えない花吹雪思い出す
まるで七五三の時のよに
ぎこちないスーツ姿も
今ではわりと似合うんだ
ネクタイも上手く選べる

同窓会の案内状
欠席に丸をつけた
「元気かどうかしんぱいです。」と
手紙をくれるみんなに

遠く遠く離れていても
僕のことがわかるように
力いっぱい 輝ける日を
この街で迎えたい

いつでも帰ってくればいいと
真夜中の公衆電話で
言われたとき 笑顔になって
今までやってこれたよ

どんなに高いタワーからも
見えない僕のふるさと
失くしちゃだめなことをいつでも
胸に抱きしめているから

遠く遠く離れた街で
元気に暮らせているんだ
大事なのは
"変わってくこと"
"変わらずにいること"

同窓会の案内状
欠席に丸をつけた
だれよりも今はみんなの顔
見たい気持ちでいるけど

遠く遠く離れていても
僕のことがわかるように
力いっぱい 輝ける日を
この街で迎えたい

僕の夢をかなえる場所は
この街と決めたから

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