はじまりの空 || The Sky of the Beginning

はじまりの空
hajimari no sora
The Sky of the Beginning

Vocals: Nao Toyama (東山奈央)
Lyrics: Nao Toyama (東山奈央)
Composed by: Nao Toyama (東山奈央)
Arranged by: WEST GROUND
Album: 群青インフィニティ (Ultramarine Infinity) 【Official Site】
Release Date: April 3, 2019

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Requested by: Wandering Lily


In a sunny spot
look up—the sky is endless.
It’s somewhat nostalgic, and something in my heart comes undone.

The seasons pass and I wait
for my small prayer to bud.
I have a long dream in silence,
a dream of dawn spreading its wings.

I do the same things over and over beneath the darkening western sky
I will wait here forever.
While still looking at a small star that’s been born,
I remember the raindrops beating against my cheek, even now.

One by one
the cotton-like clouds drift on the breeze
Their journey continues so they can fulfil their promises.

Even if our wings are wounded, painful, or dirty,
let’s head for the hill on earnest feet.
Humans don’t know that those steps
will surely make flowers bloom to the sky.

Let’s go to welcome tomorrow, leading the gentle breeze with us.
Even if we lose our way
we can keep walking from now.
I still remember the morning glow I saw back then.

Because I’m here, because I’m thinking of you
and because I’m by your side, smile!

A transparent colour spreads out. It’s the colour of beginnings, the colour of daybreak.
What are you thinking about beyond the horizon? The future remains uncertain.
I raise my hands high, letting them ride upon a song.
Now, let’s take off.

Looking, listening, feeling, overlapping, crying and laughing.
I want to spend my days with you.

A rainbow bridge was born from our joined hands.
It will surely cross over time and link us.
When tears cloud my vision, I can always remember
our smiles from back then.

Because I’m here, because I’m thinking of you
and because I’m by your side, smile!

群青インフィニティ || Ultramarine Infinity

群青インフィニティ
gunjou infiniti
Ultramarine Infinity

Vocals: Nao Toyama (東山奈央)
Lyrics: Nao Toyama (東山奈央)
Composed by: Nao Toyama (東山奈央)
Album: 群青インフィニティ (Ultramarine Infinity) 【Official Site】
Release Date: April 3, 2019

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Requested by: WanderingLily
Watch the official PV
here!

The biggest ‘interpretation points’ of this song come in the first two lines – やっと出会えた 今日の空 could also be interpeted as ‘I came across today’s sky at last’ and 待てない夜明け could be interpreted as an exclamation of 待てない (I can’t wait [any longer]) followed by the rest of the sentence. There’s a lot of stuff to consider when choosing which interpretation to go with, including the rest of the song and how the vocalist sings the lines.


We finally met beneath today’s sky.

Dawn won’t wait and I don’t understand why,
But my instincts know the signs.
Beyond the thick clouds
lies an imposing future that dazzles me.
Yes… it’s there, waiting for us.

At our destination,
(We’ve ran through to the end. We can’t see the starting line.)
The weather is clear.

I raced into the blue sky.
I’ll give this bouquet to your heart.
If you can’t advance, then shall I be your tailwind?
Take you away. Cross over that vapor trail!

Don’t crush your dreams and pride with your own hands!
Shout them out! Again and again, even if you grow hoarse.
We’re invincible since we can laugh together.
That’s right. Let’s go, one way!

I can’t erase the traces of yesterday’s tears,
But I don’t think I want to forget them.
While shaking off my timidity,
I’ll go step by step. Now,
I’ll grip my passport with these hands of mine.

I want to be…
(Longing’s sketched in my heart, along with high-fives.)
myself.

The blue sky shone.
I’ll give you a round of applause in your dream.
Your feet will accelerate so much they can’t be saved.
Fly higher. Push down adversity!

I want to shine with you even more during this irreplaceable moment.
We’ll build rainbows to the sky, over and over again.
We’re invincible since we can laugh together.
That’s right. Let’s go, one way!

We finally met beneath today’s sky.
I feel a fever that doesn’t fade.
There’s no time to turn away from our era.
Set that ultramarine loose!

The blue sky is perfectly clear.
I’m heading far, far away from my point of origin.
Rather than a thousand words, sing a song for a journey’s beginning
until it someday reaches that dream.

I raced into the blue sky.
I’ll give this bouquet to your heart.
If you can’t advance, then shall I be your tailwind?
Take you away. Cross over that vapor trail!

I’ll someday bend over again and cry.
I’ll feel uneasy, and though I’ll cover my mouth
I’ll scream.
Over and over and over and over again…
I can smile since I can encounter you here.
That’s right. Let’s go, one way!