A.B.C-Z 未来は明るいかい? Lyric Translation

Technically not an A.B.C-Z song but I want consistency in the titles! 😅

This Fumi solo is Fumi embodied in a song, even more so than SL Boy. It’s about seeing a pretty girl outside Shibuya Station and working up the courage to ask her out on his dream date. He even wrote the lyrics himself. 未来は明るいかい? (Mirai wa akarui kai?) means “Does the future look bright?” which, meaning wise, would translate into something like “Do you think I have a chance?”.

Original Japanese: Utaten

English Translation

 

Does the future look bright? Is Kawai cute?*

 

The first time I laid eyes on you was at overflowing Shibuya Station

Your eyes looked bored so I called out to you without thinking

“Are you waiting for someone?”  I couldn’t even keep a straight voice as I asked

I was sure you’d completely ignore me but you smiled

 

Your cheeks are puffy, puffy like marshmallows (Your cheeks)

You’re so bright you’re making me dizzy, dizzy

I’m fidgety, fidgety and my eye contact is awkward (Awkward)

I carefully take one step closer

 

Do you wanna eat delicious pasta at my usual restaurant?

Do you wanna secretly tell me about your hobbies and family?

Does the future look bright? Is Kawai cute?

 

You smiled so I must have a chance I fully believe it and it fills me with confidence

Girls’ hearts are fickle and you turn and look away

 

The way that your silky, silky hair flows makes my heart race (Heart race)

I quickly want to steal those glossy, glossy lips

I’m bursting with pure, pure thoughts (Bursting)

I carefully take one step closer

 

Do you wanna sing the harmony with me on my best karaoke number?

Do you wanna secretly tell me about your habits and the type of guy you like?

Does the future look bright? Is Kawai cute?

 

If pushing doesn’t work then I’ll pull instead I wonder if that will do it?

If not as a last ditch effort I’ll wind, wind up like a sumo wrestler and

Push, push a fierce attack

 

Do you wanna see an impersonation from my best karaoke number?

Do you wanna secretly tell me about your dreams and which station you get off at?

Do you wanna eat delicious pasta at my usual restaurant?

Do you wanna secretly tell me about your hobbies and family?

Does the future look bright? Is Kawai cute?

 

 

*Pun time! Fumi’s family name (河合・Kawai) is pronounced pretty much the same way as cute (可愛い・kawaii) so he’s literally saying “Is Kawai kawaii?”

Author: Claire

Almost 30-year-old Australian. I've been in love with JE idols for 10 years now. Started with Arashi, moved on to JUMP and recently I've fallen in love with Ebi. I started studying Japanese with a tutor after I graduated university, and have been teaching myself ever since. I lived in the Japanese countryside and taught English at primary and middle school for two years. Currently back in Australia, working as a speech therapist and am about to get married~!

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