Aiko Kitahara - "Himawari no You ni"

mezamereba naite ita
kimi ga inai yume wo mita
konna ni suki ni natta
hito wa hoka ni inakute
omou yori bukiyou de
fuan ya samishisa wo
kizutsukeawanai to
tashikameaezu ni

ano hi ni ano basho de
kimi ni deatta toki
"yatto aeta" sonna
omoi wo osaekirenakute

tsuyoi kaze ni fukarete
tsumetai ame ni utarete
donna toki mo saite irareru
himawari no you ni
sono massugu na hitomi ni
mitsumerarete itai yo
furikaereba
toomawari shita na...
dakara kono te wo hanasanaide

kizandeku ichibyou mo
muda ni shitakunai no ni
keiken jama shite
sunao ni narenakute
taisetsu ni omou hodo
ishibashi tataite shimau
demo ima tatakisugireba
wareru koto shitta

doushite tsutaetai
kimochi wa koe ni naranai no?
"suki" wa kagirinai kara
itai hodo setsunasugite

tsuyoi kaze ni fukarete
tsumetai ame ni utarete
kanashii kao misetari shinai
himawari no you ni
atatakai sono mune ni
mi mo makase nemuritai
namida no wake mo
kienai kako mo
itsuka subete wo wasuresasete

kitto ano taiyou ni wa
todokanai darou
dakedo taezu sora wo aogi
hana wa sakihokoru

tsuyoi kaze ni fukarete
tsumetai ame ni utarete
donna toki mo saite irareru
himawari no you ni
gyutto tsuyoi chikara de
dakishimerarete itai yo
kimi no you ni
ima wa narenai keredo
itsuka himawari no you ni naritai
itsuka naritai kimi no you ni

Romaji by Kyoko. If you want to use the lyrics, please credit and link back to this page.

Aiko Kitahara - "Like a Sunflower"

I woke up crying
I dreamed you were gone
I've never loved anyone like this
We can't be sure that
We won't hurt each other
With the awkwardness
Anxiety and loneliness
That are stronger than we thought

When I met you
At that place that day
I couldn't suppress the feeling
That "I've finally found him"

I want to be like the sunflower
That can bloom even when
It's thrashing in a strong wind
And being pelted by cold rain
I want you to gaze at me
With those intense eyes
I know when I turn around
That I've taken the long way
So don't let go of my hand

I didn't want to waste
A single second that ticked by
But my experience held me back
And I couldn't be honest
The more important you were to me
The more overly cautious I became
But now I know that things can break apart
If I do that too much

Why can't I give a voice
To the feelings I want to express?
My "love" is endless
It's so sad it hurts

I want to be like the sunflower
That never shows a sad face even when
It's thrashing in a strong wind
And being pelted by cold rain
I want to give even my body
Over to your warm chest and fall asleep
Make me forget everything one day
Even the reason for my tears
Even my uneraseable past

I'm sure it'll probably
Never reach the sun
But the flower will steadily look up at the sky
And be in full bloom

I want to be like the sunflower
That can bloom even when
It's thrashing in a strong wind
And being pelted by cold rain
I want to be held tight
With brute strength
I can't be
Like you now
But I want to be like a sunflower one day
One day I want to be like you

Translation by Kyoko. If you want to use the lyrics, please credit and link back to this page.