Home – Shimizu Shota

Shimizu Shota is one of the rising Jpop stars. I’ve been wanting to post this song for a long time now. The song is the title track of his first single released almost a year ago. The song is called Home. I heard this song one time when we were hanging out at our friend’s house. This is one of her favorite Japanese songs. I asked for a copy and from that time on I could never stop playing the song. Its on my playlist both at work and at home. I hope you would like it too.

Home  – Shimizu Shota

*CHORUS*
imasara kaerenaiyo anobashoha
donna sutekina omoidemo
kokoroni shimatteokubeki nanosa
imademo omoidasuyo sorede iinda
shinpainaiyo mada utaeruyo
itsuka kaeruyo bokudakeno HOME
*CHORUS*

kyuuna toori ame tsunoru iradachi kokoroni hakidame
arekara ikutsuno kisetsuw koe
demo mada kikoetekuru kokyou no koe
kakkou tsukete tobidashita
wakare oshimu hitotachi uragitta kekka ni natta
konna boroborono yume hitorija doushiyoumo nakatta

sonna tokini deatta hitobito
kitto hitoha sonnani tsuyokunai dakara
shittoya egoni nomareteshimaisouni naruyo
demo sonna bokuwo yasashiku dakishimeta kanashikute naita
jibunno yowasaga sonotoki wakatta
demo yume kanatta sukoshi sonna kini natta

soshite bokuha HOME ga dekita
marude MAIHOOMU mitaina dekai sasaega
meikaini mieta sekai kawatta
ikiwo surunoga rakuni natta
ichibyou ichibyou seichou shiteku minna
dakara deaete yokatta kounarete yokatta
dakara bokuha nanimo kamowo hanashita

kokoro yasurageru basho darenidemo hitotsuha aru hazu dayo
bokuha onaji hibi ikita nakamatachiya
tonarini itekureta koibitoya
sorewo ushinatte demo kanaetai yume
soremo ushinatte, demo mata omoidasasetekureta
atarashii bokuno HOME ga kokoni aru demo mada omoidasu

*CHORUS*

nakanaka netsukezu onaji yume kurikaeshi miteru boku
anokoro jibunwo ukeiretekureta basho subete sorega saisho
harau daishouno daishouni kakawarazu
aijouniha motto binkande itaina
itaiya tte omowasetakunai kara
RITAIYA nante sasetakunai kara

sou yatte mitsuketa ikiteku sube
henkenni mamireta joushiki kuzure
tsukitsukeba kowaresouna hodo morokute
demo nazeka egaoga taenakute
sonna fuuni omoetano kitto
hajimetede demo mijime kedo kireide
nanimo nai soraga kagayaite matataite
sono toki bokuraha mata naite

*CHORUS*

koremadewo furikaereba
ukabu egaoya namida
konnani furueru hodo utsushidasu
sorega boku jishinno miraihe tsunagaruto
shinjiteiru bokudakeno HOME
shinjiteiru kara

*CHORUS*

Home (Translation)

*CHORUS*
After all this time, I can’t go back to that place…
No matter how wonderful the memories are in my heart, I should put them away.
I still remember to this day. That’s good enough.
Don’t worry. I can still sing.
Someday I’ll return. The home all my own.
*CHORUS*

Quick shower of rain Increasingly irritated heart into a garbage dump
Like that several seasons passed
But I could still hear the voice of my hometown
Full of myself, I flew.
Ended up backstabbing people with farewell regrets.
This kind of crumbling dream, alone there was nothing I could do.

At that time, the people I met…
Surely, people aren’t that strong That’s why
they become swallowed up by jealousy and Ego
But that version of me was tenderly held close. Sorrowfully I cried.
I understood my own weakness.
But my dream came true. I got to liking it a bit.

So I created a home,
Kind of like a huge supportive mansion.
I saw clearly. The world changed.
It became easier to breathe.
Second by second we were growing up, everyone.
That’s why I’m glad we met. I’m glad it happened this way.
And so, I’ve said just about everything.

A place where your heart can be at ease. I suspect everyone has one of these.
The friends I grew up with,
Lovers who’ve been by my side,
I’ve lost them all but… a dream I’d like to fulfill
I’ve lost that too, but once again I’ve been made to remember.
My new home is right here. But I still remember…

*CHORUS*

Not being able to sleep, I see the same dream over and over.
At that time I received the new place, an entirely new beginning
Regardless of the size of reparations to be paid
I want to be more sensitive to the love
because I don’t want to be made to believe it hurts
I don’t want to be forced to give up.

So, I’ve found a means to live
The prejudice-covered common sense crumbles.
If it was put in front of me, almost broken and brittle
but somehow the smile never faded.
It was just like that it seemed. Certainly
it was the first time but miserable yet beautiful.
The clear sky sparkled and twinkled
Right then, once more, we started to cry.

*CHORUS*

If I look back on where I’ve come thus far
The smiles and tears
Shaking and shivering it’d reflect.
That’s me. When you tie it to my future,
I believe it. The home all my own.
because I believe in it.

*CHORUS*

** romanji and lyrics translation from shourainoyume

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