» Sako Tomohisa - Bye Bye (バイバイ)

T-kun’s song from his new single, Bye Bye! The album isn’t out yet, but T-kun played the full version in his namahousou the other day, and I really loved the song.
This translation is done by ear. I had no access to the offical lyrics, so hopefully everything’s right…

T-kun mentioned that unlike his previous songs, which were love songs, this one is focused on “oneself”, and the various worries that one may have.

星のない、泣き疲れた夜に
深い森に迷い込んで
薄暗い道を抜け
小さな灯りを探して
歩いた
In a starless, weary night
I wandered into deep into a forest
Walking through a gloomy road,
As I search for a
Small light

どんなに強いて気だてても
僕なら勝てるはずだって
ひたすらただ立ち向かっ ても
思い通りに行かなくて
No matter how strong-natured they are
Since it’s me, I should be able to win
But even if I keep facing forward
It just won’t go my way

傷つく事が怖くなって
言い訳の縦が増えて行く
諦められたら楽なのに
僕はそんな勇気もなくて
I’m afraid of getting hurt
So I build up my wall of excuses
Even though it’d be easier to just give up
I don’t even have that much courage…

答えを探してまた迷って
まだハッピーエンドは遠いけど
きっといつかたどり着けるよって
もがいている僕を信じなくちゃ
I lose myself as I search for an answer
And a Happy End is far, far away
But I tell myself that surely, I’ll reach it soon
I’ve got to struggle and believe in myself!

戦うために振りかざした
刃は僕を向いているんだ
本当はもう気づいていたんだ
敵は僕の中にいること
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The sword I brandished to fight
Is pointing right at me
The truth is, I’ve already realized
That the enemy is within me;
Bye Bye…

気づけば、どうかで見たような
深い森に迷い込んで
いつでも手探りで進んで
迷いのはもう何度目だ
Once I realized, I’d wandered
Deep into a somewhat familiar forest
I continue to stumble forward
How many times have I gotten lost…

それでも僕はこの世界で
いつも何かを探してきた
行く当て何てないけども
後悔だけはしたくないから
But even so, I’ve always
Been searching for something in this world
I don’t have a destination in mind but
I just don’t want to regret anything…

弱気でもう一人の自分が
僕の向かう道を阻んでも
どんな覚悟より固い剣 で
振り払って前に進めなくちゃ
There’s a part of me that’s cowardly
And blocks the path I choose, but
Brushing it off with a sword that’s far stronger
Than its resolution, I have to move forward…

よくあるおとぎ話みたいに
ただハッピーエンドを待っていても
いつもこない事ぐらいは
こんな僕でも分かっているから
It’s almost like a common fairy tale
That there’s just a Happy End, waiting for me
But, even I know that
There’s no such thing…

少しでも 前に 前に
歩いてきたこと
いつだって 迷いながら
進んできたこと
Walking forward, forward
Just a little
Always, moving forward
While lost

かっこわるくだっていいんだ
きれいじゃなくだっていいんだ
僕の物語を 自分の道を
一歩一歩進めたなら
もうどんな時にも
I don’t have to be cool
I don’t have to be perfect
All I have to do is walk forward
On my path, on my story,
At all times…

答えを探してまた迷って
まだハッピーエンドは遠いけど
きっといつかたどり着けるよって
もがいている僕を信じなくちゃ
I lose myself as I search for an answer
And a Happy End is far, far away
But I tell myself that surely, I’ll reach it soon
I’ve got to struggle and believe in myself!

戦うために振りかざした
刃は僕を向いているんだ
本当はもう気づいていたんだ
敵は僕の中にいること
バイバイ
The sword I brandished to fight
Is pointing right at me
The truth is, I’ve already realised
That the enemy is within me;
Bye Bye…

バイバイ
Bye Bye…