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~ SYNOPSIS AND Translations ~
 

ASHITA NI NAREBA
 
Kanashimi wa ashita ni shiyou
Namida o korae naku no wa yosou
Hito no you ni wakare wa aredo
Kono you ni wa ashita ga aru
Yoru ga kureba asa wa chikai
Fuyu ga kureba haru wa chikai
Ashita ni nareba
Ashita ni nareba
Tsuki wa shizumi Hi wa noboru
 
Kurushimi wa ashita ni shiyou
Kuchibiru kande naku no wa yosou
Hito no you ni nageki wa aredo
Kono you ni wa ashita ga aru
Yoru ga kureba asa wa chikai
Fuyu ga kureba haru wa chikai
Ashita ni nareba
Ashita ni nareba
Tsuki wa shizumi Hi wa noboru
 
ONLY IF TOMORROW COMES
 
Tomorrow I'll have sorrow
I suppose I'll be absorbed in tears
In the world of people, there's goodbye, but
In this world, at least there's tomorrow
Only if night comes, is morning near
Only if winter comes, is spring near
Only if tomorrow comes
Only if tomorrow comes
The moon will sink. The sun will rise.
 
Tomorrow I'll have hardship
I suppose I'll bite my lip and cry
In the world of people, there is grief, but
In this world, at least there is tomorrow
Only if night comes, is morning near
Only if winter comes, is spring near
Only if tomorrow comes
Only if tomorrow comes
The moon will sink. The sun will rise.
 
BTW, "Ashita ni nareba" is literally "Only if it turns into tomorrow" or "Only if it becomes tomorrow" but that sounded a little weird to me in English... Also, according to my Japanese tutor there's no such word as "aredo."
 
Takarazuka Kagekidan lyrics © by Takarazuka Revue Company, Hankyu Corporation, and associated parties. This site is intended for promotional and informational purposes only.
English Translation © 2001 by Genevieve Neyland
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