あの日の午後 ano hi no gogo, "On that afternoon"

Lyrics: Masami Okui
Composition: Toshirou Yabuki
Performed by: Masami Okui
Translation & romaji by: teddiursa

ano hi no gogo

On that afternoon

tooi tooi mukashi ni mo koko ni ita you na ki ga suru
yuuhi ga irodotta houkago no kyoushitsu

I think I've been here before — a long time ago
In the classroom after school, stained with the vibrant colours of the setting sun

kirisugita maegami wo yubisashi warau minna to

Surrounded by my friends, who pointed and laughed at how short my bangs were

boku ga boku de aru tame ni to
gamushara mae dake mitekita
tawai mo nai kono jikan ni
mamorareteru tte kizuki mo shinaide

While trying to find myself
I only looked ahead, recklessly
I was a fool, and didn't even notice everyone was looking out for me

dare datte sorezore ni mukau zahyou chigau keredo
ima wa sou yoseatta kokoro onaji da ne

We're all headed towards different coordinates
But when we're huddled together right now, our hearts are the same

nagai michi itsumademo tsukazuhanarezu iretara

But if you can't make up your mind on the long road ahead...

kimi ga kimi de aru tame ni wa
nani wo nozomi yumemiru?
boku ni dekiru koto wa subete
youi shiteru yo kuchi ja ienakutemo

While you're trying to find yourself,
What do you wish for?
What do you dream of?
I'd do anything to help you get there
Even if I won't admit it out loud

sukoshi zutsu toki wa nagareru
maegami boku no mabuta ni
fureru goro mo kitto kawaranu
yuuyake ga minna wo tsutsunde
boku ga boku de aru tame ni to
nanika wo sagashitsuzuketa
tawai mo nai kono jikan ga
kotae da to shitta kore kara mo zutto...

Little by little, time goes by
And even though my bangs are down to my eyelids now
We're still embraced by the setting sun, like we were back then
While trying to find myself
There was something I kept searching for
But I realised the answer was with me all along
and it'll stay with me forever