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彼が初恋 (Kare ga hatsukoi) (English translation)

彼が初恋

もう恋とも言えない
想い出だけど
あの面影しのべば
涙が出るの
愛の言葉も 言いはしない
聞きもしない ふたりよ
小雨にぬれてた あのとき
いとおしい ふるさと
 
「あなたと別れて のばし始めた髪も
もう背中まで届きました」
 
待ちあわせて ふたりで
ただ歩くのよ
目をとじると ゆれてる
あじさいの色
指をからめて 話つきぬ
夢のような ふたりよ
今でもせつない あのひと
いとおしい ふるさと
 
今でもせつない あのひと
いとおしい ふるさと
 
Submitted by Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina on 2022-06-28
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He Was My First Love

I can't say that I still love him
It's all just memories of the past
But when I think of him...
My eyes start to tear up
I didn't utter the word of love that day, but it's fine
Neither of us have heard it from each other...
...on that day under the drizzle...
...in my precious hometown
 
I started to grow my hair long since the day we parted
It has already reached my back now
 
Let's meet again, just the two of us
Going for a walk
I close my eyes as I feel myself trembling
The memory of the colorful hydrangea flower...
The scene when we chatted endlessly while holding hands...
Our moments that feel like a dream now
I'm still sad every time I think about that guy...
...from my precious hometown
 
I'm still sad every time I think about that guy...
...from my precious hometown
 
Thanks!
Submitted by RetroPandaRetroPanda on 2022-08-22
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RetroPandaRetroPanda    Mon, 22/08/2022 - 01:45

Koizumi Kyoko (nickname: Kyon Kyon) was an extremely famous idol in 1980s. One of her famous song is: "Nantettatte Idol" , but later she sang a spin-off version of "Nantettatte Idol" (<-- translated by other user, not mine) where she changed the lyrics into her own life story. In the lyrics she said she used to sing Ishino Mako song when she was a participant in the talent show: "Star Tanjou". Well, this is the song she talked about. 

*Star Tanjou was a popular talent show / singing contest aired in 1972 - 1983. A lot of big retro idols used to be contestants of this show: Sakurada Junko, Yamaguchi Momoe, Iwasaki Hiromi, Pink Lady, Nakamori Akina, Kyon2. Even Ishino Mako herself was a contestant in late 1970s before her debut as professional singer, and later she would come back to that show as their presenter. 

 

 

Kyon2 singing this song in 1981, when she was still normal teenager / contestant:

Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina    Tue, 23/08/2022 - 02:33

Another fact: The song is a cover with different lyrics (written by the same lyricist) of "Furusato no Ame" by Saori Minami

RetroPandaRetroPanda    Tue, 23/08/2022 - 02:40

Thank you for the information. The melody is exactly the same.

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