Chijou no Hoshi

The Earthly Star

Written & Performed by: Nakajima Miyuki
Translated by: Mina-P
Version 1.00

Note: This massively long-selling single came out in 2000, but then had a resurgence in 2003. I was a big fan long before I even knew what the song was called. Nakajima Miyuki has a very strong voice that simply resonates on this song. The lyrics are simple, but powerful and provocative at the same time. Every time I hear this song, I want to run out into the middle of the street and conquer the world. On a side note, my dear friend John says that when I sing this song in karaoke, I make it sound country. T-thank you...?


kaze no naka no subaru
suna no naka no ginga
minna doko e itta     miokurareru koto mo naku
sougen no pegasasu
machikado no viinasu
minna doko e itta     mimamorareru koto mo naku
chijou ni aru hoshi o dare mo oboeteinai
hito wa sora bakari miteru
tsubame yo takai sora kara oshiete yo     chijou no hoshi o
tsubame yo chijou no hoshi wa ima     doko ni aru no darou

The Pliedes in the wind
The universe in the sand
Everyone's gone somewhere     no one to watch me go
Pegasus in the plains
Venus on the streetcorner
Everyone's gone somewhere     no one to watch over me
No one remembers that there is a star on earth
People only look at the sky
Oh, swallow From the lofty sky, teach me     About the earthly star
Oh, swallow The earthly star     Where is it now


gake no ue no jupitaa
minasoko no shiriusu
minna doko e itta     mimamorareru koto mo naku
nadataru mono o otte     kagayaku mono o otte
hito wa koori bakari tsukamu
tsubame yo takai sora kara oshiete yo     chijou no hoshi o
tsubame yo chijou no hoshi wa ima     doko ni aru no darou

Jupiter above the cliff
Sirius at the bottom of the ocean
Everyone's gone somewhere     no one to watch over me
Chasing after something famous     Chasing after something shining
People only seize onto ice
Oh, swallow From the lofty sky, teach me     About the earthly star
Oh, swallow The earthly star     Where is it now


nadataru mono o otte     kagayaku mono o otte
hito wa koori bakari tsukamu
kaze no naka no subaru
suna no naka no ginga
minna doko e itta     miokurareru koto mo naku
tsubame yo takai sora kara oshiete yo     chijou no hoshi o
tsubame yo chijou no hoshi wa ima     doko ni aru no darou

Chasing after something famous     Chasing after something shining
People only seize onto ice
The Pliedes in the wind
The universe in the sand
Everyone's gone somewhere     no one to watch me go
Oh, swallow From the lofty sky, teach me     About the earthly star
Oh, swallow The earthly star     Where is it now



Lyrics belong to Nakajima Miyuki, taken from the Singles 2000 album, YCCW-00037 (track 1). 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.

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