My most favorite Beni’s song

I love Beni Arashiro, a Japanese pop singer known as “Beni.” She is one of the most talented Japanese singers that I’ve known. She writes her own music, dances well and has a beautiful voice. What more can we ask for?

Beni is Okinawan. She grew up in Okinawa (southern island of Japan) as Hafu. Her father is American and her mother is Japanese. I think she might have even had a better chance of doing well in Hollywood because of her beautiful looks and talent. She is fluent in Japanese and English.

It is hard to find that perfection in someone.

Beni’s song titled “Message” is included in her lovebox album. I finally found her heartfelt live singing “Message” and I think this is a rare one. She becomes emotional and occasionally holds back her tears while singing her very personal song message. I decided to interpret her beautiful Japanese song into English.

涙が流れて夢ににじんだあの日

On one day, tears were falling down and smearing with my dreams.

不安で眠れない一人じゃ歩けない

I was nervous and couldn’t sleep. I can’t walk alone..

でも私救ってくれたメロディーと君の言葉ありがとうこれからも忘れないからね。

But the melody that saved me and your words..Thank you and I will not forget.

一つ一つの出会いを大事に生きて

Live to embrace each encounter

一つじゃない私だけの答えを見つけたいから

Because I want to find my own answers- not the only answer.

走り続けるの強く生きていくのあきらめないでよ

Keep running and live strongly

もうあの場所には戻れないわかってる

I know that I can no longer return to that place..

さびしいわけじゃない振り返りたくない

It is not that I miss it but don’t want to look back..

そうあの日わからなかった大切な君の愛が

Your precious love that I didn’t understand that day..

ごめんねまたいつか会える日がくるよ

I am sorry and we will meet again one day..

一つ一つの別れを忘れないでね

Don’t forget each separation and ending

一つじゃないやり直せる道は続いているから

Because there are more than one road that we can take to start over..

輝いてみせるの強く生きていくの涙をふいてよ

I am going to shine, live strongly and wipe your tears

他の誰でもない私をやっと好きになれた

I could finally like not just anybody but myself.

今が暗くても明日を信じていれば光が。。

Even though it is dark now, continue to believe in tomorrow then it will shine..

まだ完璧じゃない私だけど好きでいたい

I want to like myself even though I am not perfect

全てなくしても何かを失っても迷わないもう歌いつづける

Even if I lose something or everything, I am not going to doubt that I will keep on singing..

 

 

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