七つの海 || The Seven Seas

Album art.
Album art.

七つの海
nanatsu no umi
The Seven Seas

Lyrics: 千織 (Chiori)
Composed by: ユーキー (Yuuki)
Album: オメガリズム (Omega Rhythm)
Performed by: UPLIFT SPICE
Release date: 12 August 2009

Requested by: Runixzan


日本語

生まれ変わったら僕と力メになりたいって万年生きたいって言うけど
そんな長く生きても退屈なだけだと思った僕は間違っていたんだ
出会った日から見つめ合った日 愛し合った日はー瞬だった

どこへ行こう 僕ら風にゆらりゆられあてもないままに目指した
何を見よう 君と時に身を委ねて海をただただ漂った

遠くまで来たようで懐かしいようでもある そんな場所で僕らは出会った
初めてでも知っている覚えている 遥か遠い記憶をいくつも超えて
僕は君を探していたいつだって君を探していた

どこへ行こう 僕ら風にゆらりゆられあてもないままに目指した
何を見よう 君と時に身を委ねて海をただただ漂った

力メは泳ぐ波にゆらりゆられ 七つの海を越えてゆく

確かめあうように離れてしまわないように寄り添いながら進んでゆく
何かを埋めるように何かに刻むようにゆっくりと海を進んでゆく
どこへ行こう 僕ら風にゆらりゆられあてもないままに目指した

Romanisation

umarekawattara boku to kame ni naritai tte man’nen ikitai tte iu kedo
sonna nagaku ikitemo taikutsu na dake da to omotta boku wa machigatte ita nda
deatta hi kara mitsume atta hi aishi atta hi wa isshun datta

doko e ikou bokura kaze ni yurari yurare ate mo nai mama ni mezashita
nani o miyou kimi to toki ni mi o yudanete umi o tada tada tadayotta

tooku made kita you de natsukashii you de mo aru sonna basho de bokura wa deatta
hajimete demo shitte iru oboete iru haruka tooi kioku o ikutsu mo koete
boku wa kimi o sagashite ita itsu datte kimi o sagashite ita

doko e ikou bokura kaze ni yurari yurare ate mo nai mama ni mezashita
nani o miyou kimi to toki ni mi o yudanete umi o tada tada tadayotta

kame wa oyoku nami ni yurari yurare nanatsu no umi o koete yuku

tashikame au you ni hanarete shimawanai you ni yori soi nagara susunde yuku
nanika o umeru you ni nanika ni kizamu you ni yukkuri to umi o susunde yuku
doko e ikou bokura kaze ni yurari yurare ate mo nai mama ni mezashita

Translation

You say that when we’re reborn you want to be reborn as a turtle with me and live for eternity
but I thought it would be so boring to live that long. I was wrong.
From the day we met to the day we locked eyes… the day we fell in love was a moment.

Where shall we go? We swayed gently in the wind, heading aimlessly there.
What shall we see? With you, we sometimes surrendered ourselves and just drifted in the ocean.

It seemed like we’d come a long way, yet it was nostalgic. We met at such a place.
It was the first time, yet I knew you, I remembered you. I passed through countless distant memories
and I searched for you. I had been searching for you forever.

Where shall we go? We swayed gently in the wind, heading aimlessly there.
What shall we see? With you, we sometimes surrendered ourselves and just drifted in the ocean.

The turtles swim gently upon the waves, crossing the seven seas.

We huddle close as we advance, to be sure of each other and make sure we’re not parted.
We keep going across the ocean gently, as if burying something, as if carving something in.
Where shall we go? We swayed gently in the wind, heading aimlessly there.

2 comments

  1. So this song seems to be about two ‘souls’ in love meeting each other again and again through eternity?
    So far, I don’t think I see much of a narrative through-line. Or maybe I’m thinking too literal?

    Omega Rhythm, if (you mentioned in the notes) you change the word Omega in the lyrics to ‘End’ it seems to be about everything collapsing so just dance and let it happen?

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    1. I think you’re spot on with the idea of the song being about two ‘souls’ meeting again and again. It feels to me like the turtles could be a metaphor for them swimming together as they are reborn into different lives…

      The idea of surrendering yourself to things also appears in the song too – they surrender themselves to the waves, just like the people in Omega Rhythm just dance and let things happen.

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