Love is...

Sung by: Kawamura Ryuichi

Translated by: Mina-P (Email: Minako@senshigakuen.com)

Version 1.00


Note: Ah, the magic of Ryuichi-san lyrics. So sweet, so simple, so predictable. They're a translator's dream. Love is... was one of Ryuichi-san's big solo singles released in 1997 while Luna Sea took a quick break. The lyrics on this one are some of my favorite ever, and not necessarily because they're good. The English is really really odd; the Japanese falls somewhere between sweet and freaky. Ah, Ryuichi-san. How we love you.


You are my only... You are my treasure.

I'd give you my whole thing, even if you don't want.

Love is my only... Love is my treasure.

Please close to me more and don't leave me alone.


dakedo kimi wa     boku no mae de wa     jouzu ni warawanai

yamanai ame ni     utaretemo

kieyashinai     kimi e no merodi

And yet you are     cleverly not laughing     in front of me

Even if it's struck     by the unending rain

It won't disappear     my melody to you


itsumademo     hanasanai     tatoe dare o kizutsuketemo

itsumademo     soba ni ite     kono sekai ga kowareru made

Forever     I won't let go     even if it hurts someone

Forever     I'll stay by you     until this world is destroyed


kono uta wa todokanai     tatoe nodo o kirisaitemo

kimi dake o dakishimete     hirakareta     afureru mama

This song won't reach you     even if my voice is torn to shreds

I'll hold only you     opened     and overflowing


kimi yo onegai     mou ichido boku dake o mitsumete

futari wa kitto     yume o miteru

me o samaseba     mata aishiaeru

I beg of you     just one more time gaze just at me

The two of us     are surely dreaming

If we wake up     we'll love each other again


itsumademo     hanasanai     tatoe kimi o kizutsuketemo

itsumademo     soba ni ite     kono sekai ga kowareru made

Forever     I won't let go     even if it hurts you

Forever     I'll stay by you     until this world is destroyed


You are my only... You are my treasure.

I'd give you my whole thing, even if you don't want.

Love is my only... Love is my treasure.

Please close to me more and don't leave me alone.

Please close to me more and don't leave me alone.


Lyrics belong to Kawamura Ryuichi, Yoshida Michiko, and Victor Entertainment, taken from the Love album, VICL-60151 (track 14). Not like the words make any sense if you haven’t heard the song, anyway. Romanized and translated into English very badly by Mina-P, with desperately needed help, as always, by Mako-chan. Any comments or corrections can be mailed to Mina-P at Minako@senshigakuen.com.


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