Ketsumeishi Tabiudo

8 Dec
2007


This is a beautiful song by the Japanese (J-Pop) pop group called Ketsumeishi. Their song Tabiudo is about someone finding himself in the world. I first heard this song while at a screening for the Asia advertisments for Toyota Motor company. The VP of international sales was there and they mailed us a copy of the DVD ads along with the lyrics from Japan! The Toyota video is way cooler I have to admit but since I cannot find the DVD, you all have to settle with the original video from Ketsumeishi, still awesome and taking place in Australia.

When I listen to the song, I envision driving in a car with the wind blowing and seeing all the wonders of the roads, bridges, people, cars and where my journey will take me.

And I normally don’t post lyrics but this song sums up everything that we struggle to find in life. Partial English Lyrics:

I start on a journey on my own
I take a step forward. I feel alone
I am like a free bird
I am standing on a hill and feel the wind blowing
I keep walking and will never stop
I go with a smile and keep going
To a real journey only for me

Imagine you are a little child. You are a bird.
You could fly in the sky
Now, open a map and toward the future
To the journey of hope
Now, you are free. You become yourself
So that you can go anywhere you want.

I wander to find out where I should go.
I get lost till I find out
Even though a journey is only of a roundabout route,
I choose my own way by myself
I think and think, on and on. Night and day
I think it over and I go

We go to the future in ever-changing days
We open the door for tomorrow and start a journey aimlessly
To our future
We live in the time that does not stop

Tabiudo lyrics in romanized Japanese:

Tabidatte hitori ni natte
Fumi dashite kodoku ni natte
Tori no you ni jiyuu ni natte
Oka ni tatte kaze ni fukarete
Akiramezu ni zutto aruite
Akiramezu ni chanto waratte yukou
Boku dake no ari no mama no tabi he
Oikaze dakare karuku fumi dasu
Muki au mirai jibun uchidasu
Kono tabi wa mienu saki ga
Dakara koso fumi dasu kachi ga
Todoku? Toonoku? Tama ni ononoku
Kaze ni osarete sono saki nozoku
Hito wa mina jinsei tabi shiteru
Sorezore ga eranda machi ni deru
Tooku hate nai tabi he
Yukou tomaru koto nashi de
Nanika aru kitto kagayaki masu
Shinjireba kanarazu kagayaki dasu
Nobashita te no saki aru ashita wa
Korashita meno saki nani aru ka?
Kaze makase hane maware
Kono saki no mirai yo hare watare

Chorus:
Ima kodomo ni natte
Tori ni natte sora mo toberu hazu da yo
Ima chizu wo hiraite
Susumu mirai he kibou no aru tabi he
Ima jiyuu ni natte
Boku ni natte doko mademo yukeru kara
Ima boku wo egaite
Tabibito ni naru nomo waruku nai
Itsumoto kawarazu fuku kaze
Kataru koto mo naku tooku made
Kyou mo bokura wa
Mie nai asu wo nozoku kara
Iro iro na katachi de mirai ga matsu
Sorezore yume wo kakae koko ni tatsu
Sono ashi de saa tabi he
Nozonda kotae ga nakute mo
Soshite ayamachi ka tadashii no ka
Ima boku ni wa wakara nai ga
Osorezu ikeba wakaru sa
Shinjite ikeba nanika kawaru sa
Kimama ni sora wo iku kumo no you ni
Jiyuu ni nagareru mizu no you ni
Ikiteru kara koso bokura mo
Kaze ni makase sorezore no tabi he

Yuku ate samayotte
Wakaru made mayotte
Mawari michi bakari no tabi demo
Jibun de erande
Nayamu dake nayande night & day
Nayande nayande yuku
Bokura wa mirai he
Kawari yuku hibi no naka de
Asu he no tobira wo hiraite
Ate no nai tabi ni deru
Bokura no mirai he
Tomara nai toki no naka de
Jiyuu na tabibito ni
Natte iku nomo waruku nai
Tabidatte hitori ni natte
Fumi dashite kodoku ni natte
Tori no you ni jiyuu ni natte
Oka ni tatte kaze ni fukarete
Akiramezu ni zutto aruite
Akiramezu ni chanto waratte yukou
Boku dake wa ari no mama ni

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1 Response to Ketsumeishi Tabiudo

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Cristobal Viedma

September 7th, 2009 at 20:09

Really nice song, also love it :)
thanks for the partial lyrics in english also..

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