Wish – from Shenmue Video Game

Shenmue is another one of those underappreciated video games that for various reasons did not do as well as hoped for in terms of market success. Nevertheless, I’m still a big fan of it, and after searching for a complete romaji lyrics set for Wish, the song during the motorcycle ride after Ryo rescues Nozomi, I finally got around to transliterating them myself. My Japanese skill is nil, but I post these here in the hope that they will be useful to others who love this song as I do.

Wish – from Shemue video game

Music: Hirota Yoshitaka
Vocal: Isayama Mio

transliterated by blueZhift
July 2008

Itsuka mieta yume no youni
Ho ho wo na re te to ri sukiru
Umiye tsunagaru ho to wo
Shia no ka ori hako bu yo

Itoshi saga
Yasashi uso
Tsukaseru maeru
Sabishi sao
Ima daite hoshi inoni

I wish you will always be here with me
Ikutsu no yoru ako ete mo
Komiageru setsuna saba yuku ate mo nai mamate

Don’t leave me alone
Till morning still we see
Kono mune wayu ete yuketo
Madaka eni dakunai oshi na kia mo made mou sukoshi

Meguru ki setsuno naka de na nasare sonina
Tato kino
Kitto kono kimochi dake
Ama ikaori no go suyo
Senanakara kita kotomo
Nakita kunaata
Inori ni mo mita omoi dakishimete

I wish you will always be by my side
Ikutsu no yoru ako ete mo
Nemuretsuni hitsuo dakake
Sabishi sa mote a masu dake

Don’t leave me alone
You’ll see my fearless side
Kawa anai tsuyoi hitomi
Demo modora naikoto wakaata ii dakara mou sukoshi

[instrumental w some vocalizations]

If you will always be by my side
There is no sorrows and tears in my eyes
Can’t live without you
Why do you have to decide
You won’t be a–ware of my pains and lies
Don’t leave me alone, stay with me—-
But I know you do not get back
I remember you forever

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