Mr. Children – Kurumi Music Video

by Tony Chung on August 14, 2006

This is by far one of the most inspiring music videos I’ve ever seen. If you’ve ever doubted the dreams you are chasing or lost hope during tough times, this video is for you.

English translation of lyrics:

Kurumi (Walnut)

03.11.20
Artist: Mr Children
Title: Kurumi (Walnut)
Words: Sakurai Kazutoshi
Music: Sakurai Kazutoshi

tell me, Kurumi
What do you see looking at this city
How do I look to you now?

tell me, Kurumi
When I start to hear the sarcasm in someone’s kindness
What am I to do?

Remembering only the good times
though it makes me feel like I’ve aged a sum
But you gotta be one of the gears
trying to get turning
You can have only as much despair as you have hope.
but still, my heart trembles at the thought of the future
‘what’s going to happen?’
I try to imagine.

tell me, Kurumi
If time will eventually wash it all away
then life must be a simple affair.

tell me, Kurumi
since then I haven’t cried once
but, neither have I had many good laughs

Somewhere I did up the buttons wrong,
by the time I notice, there’s one button leftover
and similarly one button hole, in need of a button
If you find meaning in finding someone then fine
you can have only as many partings
as you do encounters
still my heart trembles at the thought of hope.
everytime I encounter a crossroads
I’ll fret over which way to go but…

Eventhough I want more than I have now
I sing for an unchanging love
that’s what makes the gears turn
with the burden of more than I need,
making a dull grinding sound
you can have only as much despair as you do hope
and still my heart trembles
at the thought of the future
“what’s going to happen?”
let’s imagine
you can have only as many partings
as you do encounters
and still my heart trembles at the thought of hope
guess there’s no turning back,
so I’ll go on, to a road without you.

Translated By: Brian Stewart & Takako Sakuma

Translator’s Notes: The title of this song is Kurumi like a woman’s name.
I suppose there might be some woman in the US named Walnut. But I’ve left
it as Kurumi to reflect this.

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