Namida no Iro / 涙の色

Namida no Iro / 涙の色: “Colour of tears”

namida / 涙
“tears”
no / の
A particle indicating the possessive. Roughly equivalent to “of”.
iro / 色
“colour”

“Namida no Iro” is another one of Oku Hanako’s indies songs. It first appeared on vol.2, and later on vol.best. If I remember correctly, this was one of my “original 14”, so this one brings back memories.

As with many of her indies songs, it’s a simple-sounding yet heartfelt song. She makes it clear that the speaker is saddened. I think “colour of tears” is metaphorical in that the song isn’t talking about the colour of the tears, but rather saying that the mood has or is painted with the colour of tears, or in other words, it’s a sad mood. It may also have a deeper meaning if you take iro / 色 to have something to do with love, but I don’t think that definition quite fits here.


涙の色 ♪奥華子 by Relation -of-the-heart [YouTube]

If you think that photo of the Lawson store (2:18) is out of place, it isn’t really: she mentions a convenience store (KONBINI / コンビニ) at that time in the song. (Yes, Denny, I’m addressing your YouTube comment)


Lyrics

Roumaji

Namida no iro mo shiranakatta no anata ni deau mae no watashi wa
Soba ni iru dake de namida ga deru koto shiranakatta no

Kenka shita yoru demo anata ga sukidatta sukidakara waraenakatta
Sunao ni narenakute doko ni mo ikenakute futari de mayotteta ne

Wasureru hodo soba ni ita ne itai kurai ni dakishimeta ato sae
Mou mienai omoidasenai
Anata igai ni omou koto nado nanihitotsu nakattanoni

Moshimo anata ga ima koko ni kite atashi no ude wo tsukanda toshite mo
Tadori tsuku basho wa mirai janai koto shitte irukara

Yonaka no KONBINI mo tama no eiga-kan mo ureshikute shikata ga nakatta
Anata to no subete ga omoide ni kawatte atashi no mune no naka e

Wasureru hodo soba ni ita ne sakura saku hi mo kareha chiru yoru mo
Mou mienai omoidasenai
Anata ijou ni daijina mono nado nanihitotsu nakattanoni

Kenka shita yoru demo anata ga sukidatta sukidakara waraenakatta
Sunao ni narenakute doko ni mo ikenakute futari de mayotteta ne

Wasureru hodo soba ni ita ne itai kurai ni dakishimeta ato sae
Mou mienai omoidasenai
Anata igai ni omou koto nado nanihitotsu nakatta
Anata ijou ni daijina mono nado nanihitotsu nakattanoni

From zing.vn

Japanese

涙の色も知らなかったの あなたに出会う前の私は
そばにいるだけで涙が出る事 知らなかったの

喧嘩した夜でも あなたが好きだった 好きだから笑えなかった
素直になれなくて 何処にもいけなくて 2人で迷ってたね

忘れるほどそばにいたね 痛いくらいに抱きしめた跡さえ
もう見えない 思い出せない
あなた以外に思う事など 何一つ無かったのに

もしもあなたが今ここに来て 私の腕を掴んだとしても
辿り着く場所は未来じゃないこと 知っているから

夜中のコンビニも たまの映画館も 嬉しくて仕方が無かった
あなたとの全てが思い出に変わって私の胸の中へ

忘れるほどそばにいたね 桜咲く日も 枯葉散る夜も
もう見えない 思い出せない
あなた以上に大事なものなど 何一つ無かったのに

喧嘩した夜でも あなたが好きだった 好きだから笑えなかった
素直になれなくて 何処にもいけなくて 2人で迷ってたね

忘れるほどそばにいたね 痛いくらいに抱きしめた跡さえ
もう見えない 思い出せない
あなた以外に思う事など 何一つ無かった
あなた以上に 大事なものなど 何一つ無かったのに

From okuhanako.net

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2 thoughts on “Namida no Iro / 涙の色

  1. These early songs have something about them … relatively simple, yet sophisticated – and always very touching! Simply beautiful.

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