Inu to Tsuki
The dog and the moon

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Album / Collection: Every Single Day
Track # 106

Description: From 8th Single

Vocals: Bonnie Pink

Original / Romaji LyricsEnglish Translation
Lyrics from
furueta inu ga
tsuki no shita o tobo tobo aruite kita
obieta hitomi de
tsuki no shita shinobiashi aruite kita

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The trembling dog
Trotted forward under the moon
With frightened eyes
Under the moon, it approached with stealthy steps

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me o samashita no wa
denchuu no kage dake

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When I opened my eyes
I saw only the shadow of the telephone pole

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kowagaranai de
watashi wa nigeru koto o wasureta kara
tsuyogaranai de
otagai koware kata o wasuremashou

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Don't be afraid
Because I forgot about running away
Don't pretend to be strong
Let's forget about how we could break [1]

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te o nobashita no wa
namete hoshii kara

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I held out my hand
Because I wanted it to be licked

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itten no mabayui basho o mezasu toki
inu to tsuki ga te o tsunai da
itte shimau mono te no todoku mono
kyoukai de inu to tsuki deatta

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When I went toward that one brilliant place [2]
The dog and the moon were holding hands
Some things I lost     while others I grasped [3]
At that boundary where the dog met the moon

Lyrics from
samishigariya no
baka de dou shiyou mo nai inu to tsuki wa
migaeru koto to
terasu koto o oboeta shizunda hi wa

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Those hopeless, lonely fools
The dog and the moon
When they looked up at the darkened sky
They remembered how it felt to be shined upon [4]

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kubi kashigeta no wa
jishin ga nai kara

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I looked at you with doubt [5]
Because I did not trust myself

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USO ga kirai de
hidoku USO tsuki na kimi ai shita kara
ima yatto kizuita
otagai utagau koto o yame ni shiyou

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Though I hate lies
I loved you, who was an awful liar
Now that I've finally realized it
Let's stop doubting each other

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mimi sumashita no wa
yonde hoshii kara

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I was listening closely
Because I wanted you to call for me

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motto tsuyoku fukaku daita nara
kitto se o mukeru no darou
kimi ga doko ka e itte shimawanu youni
boku wa tada damatte iyou

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If I held you closer, more tightly
I'm sure you would turn your back on me
I'll just say nothing
So that you won't go away [6]

Lyrics from
moshi mo kokoro no oku ga samukereba
namida sotto nagasu dake sa
itte shimau mono te no todoku mono
kyoukai de inu to tsuki deatta

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If your heart becomes cold
I will just shed tears quietly
Some things I lose     while others I gain [2]
At that boundary where the dog met the moon

[1] kowarekata: "how to be broken"
otagai kowarekata wo wasuremashou: more literally at: "Let's forget how we can both get broken"

[2] itten no mabayui basho: "that one speck of a dazzling place"
The imagery suggests aiming/reaching for a tiny spot of dazzling brilliance, which is also a place to be.

[3] itte shimau mono te no todoku mono: lit., "things that slip away, things that reach [my hands]" suggesting losing some things, gaining others.

[4] miageru koto to terasu koto wo oboeta shizunda hi wa
More literally: "when the dog and moon looked up, they remembered being shined upon by the sun that had already set"

[5] kubi kashigeta no wa jishin ga nai kara More literally: "I tilted my head because I had no confidence"

[6] kimi ga dokoka e itte shimawanu you ni More literally: "So that you do not go off somewhere"

Contributed by himechan <[email protected]>

Translated by iconoclastiac

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