Angela Aki
手紙 ~拝啓 十五の君へ~
Tegami~Haikei Juugo no Kimi e~
   A Letter~to You, Fifteen Years Old~


拝啓    この手紙読んでいるあなたは    どこで何をしているのだろう

Haikei    kono tegami yondeiru anata wa    doko de nani wo shiteiru no darou

   Dear you, reading this letter, what are you doing, and where?


十五の僕には誰にも話せない    悩みの種があるのです

Juugo no boku ni wa dare ni mo hanasenai    nayami no tane ga aru no desu

   There are seeds of worry I can't tell anyone in the fifteen-year-old me.


未来の自分に宛てて書く手紙なら
きっと素直に打ち明けられるだろう

Mirai no jibun ni atete kaku tegami nara
Kitto sunao ni uchiakerareru darou


   If I could write a letter to the future me,
   I could be honest and frank, I think.


今    負けそうで    泣きそうで    消えてしまいそうな僕は
誰の言葉を信じ歩けばいいの?
ひとつしかないこの胸が何度もばらばらに割れて
苦しい中で今を生きている
今を生きている

Ima    makesou de    nakisou de    kieteshimaisou na boku wa
Dare no kotoba wo shinjiarukeba ii no?
Hitotsu shika nai kono mune ga nando mo barabara ni warete
Kuyashii naka de ima wo ikiteiru
Ima wo ikiteiru


   Right now, I feel like I'm going to lose, like I'm going to cry, like I'm about to disappear.
   Who should I listen to and follow?
   My one heart has become broken up in different directions so many times,
   In this difficulty, I am living.
   I am living.


拝啓    ありがとう    十五のあなたに伝えたい事があるのです

Haikei    arigatou    juugo no anata ni tsutaetai koto ga aru no desu

   Dear fifteen-year-old you, thank you, there's something I want to tell you.


自分とは何でどこへ向かうべきか    問い続ければ見えてくる

Jibun to wa nani de doko e mukau beki ka    toitsudzukereba mietekuru

   If you're wondering where to go and how, just keep asking, and you'll find out.


荒れた青春の海は厳しいけれど
明日の岸辺へと    夢の舟よ進め

Areta seishun no umi wa kibishii keredo
Asu no kishibe e to    yume no fune yo susume


   The sea of youth is stormy and hard,
   But take your ship of dreams to tomorrow's shore.


今    負けないで    泣かないで    消えてしまいそうな時は
自分の声を信じ歩けばいいの
大人の僕も傷ついて眠れない夜はあるけど
苦くて甘い今を生きている

Ima    makenai de    nakanai de    kieteshimaisou na toki wa
Jibun no koe wo shinjiarukeba ii no
Otona no boku mo kizutsuite nemurenai yoru wa aru kedo
Nigakute amai ima wo ikiteiru


   Don't lose, don't cry, and when you feel you're about to disappear,
   Just listen to and follow your own voice.
   There are times when I, an adult, get hurt and have sleepless nights,
   But in the bittersweetness, I am living.


人生の全てに意味があるから    恐れずにあなたの夢を育てて
Keep on believing

Jinsei no subete ni imi ga aru kara    osorezu ni anata no yume wo sodatete
Keep on believing


   There's a reason for everything in life, so raise your dreams without fear,
   Keep on believing.


負けそうで    泣きそうで    消えてしまいそうな僕は
誰の言葉を信じ歩けばいいの?
ああ    負けないで    泣かないで    消えてしまいそうな時は
自分の声を信じ歩けばいいの
いつの時代も悲しみを避けては通れないけれど
笑顔を見せて    今を生きていこう
今を生きていこう

Makesou de    nakisou de    kieteshimaisou na boku wa
Dare no kotoba wo shinjiarukeba ii no?
Aa    makenai de    nakanai de    kieteshimaisou na toki wa
Jibun no koe wo shinjiarukeba ii no
Itsu no jidai mo kanashimi wo sakete wa toorenai keredo
Egao wo misete    ima wo ikiteikou
Ima wo ikiteikou


   Right now, I feel like I'm going to lose, like I'm going to cry, like I'm about to disappear.
   Who should I listen to and follow?
   Ah, don't lose, don't cry, and when you feel you're about to disappear,
   Just listen to and follow your own voice.
   You can never avoid sadness in any era,
   But just smile and live now.
   Live now.


拝啓    この手紙読んでいるあなたが
幸せな事を願います

Haikei    kono tegami yondeiru anata ga
Shiawase na koto wo negaimasu


   Dear you reading this letter,
   I wish for your happiness.