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Nandemonaiya - Radwimps

(From the movie "Your Name")

English Lyrics by Vicky Huang

Verse 1:

The sorrowful gust of wind that blew between you and me

Where did it find the lonely wisps it carried on the breeze?

Looking up at the sky after shedding a stream of tears

I could see miles of blue, it's never been so clear

 

Father had always lectured me, I hated the things he'd say

I guess the times have changed by now, I feel a warmth today

Your smile is bright, your heart is kind, your dreams are coming true

Yet I am still so innocent, so I look up to you

 

Prochorus:

Now, just a little more

Only just a little more

Please stay a little longer now

Oh just a little more

Only just a little more

Let's stick together just a little bit longer

 

Chorus:

Oh we are time fliers

Up the stairs, we are time climbers

Always trying to win the game of hide and seek, oh

But never achieving

 

Crying when you are happy

Smiling even when you feel lonely

'Cause my heart has made it here before the rest of my body

 

Verse 2:

I wished upon the shining stars for toys I had once adored

Forgotten now, they're gathering dust just rolling on the floor

Today's a special day, a hundred shooting stars fly by

But I would trade them all for just a single dream of mine

 

At school there is a girl with whom I've been too shy to friend

But after class, I waved and said "I'll see you tomorrow then"

So proud I'd finally gathered courage to go and try something new

Oh all my favourite memories, I'd shared them all with you

 

Prechorus:

Now, just a little more

Only just a little more

Please stay a little longer now

Oh just a little more

Only just a little more

Let's stick together just a little bit longer

 

Chorus 2:

Yes we are time fliers

You and I, met before our own time, yeah

Known your name, before I even knew my own

Don't know how, don't know why - it's all I've known yeaaah

 

Bridge:

If you're not around in the giant world,

It would surely still mean something to me

But if you're not around in this crazy world

It would feel like summer break with homework and school

And if you're not around in this crazy world

It would feel like Santa with a frown on his face

And if you're not around in this giant world

 

Chorus 3:

Yes we are time fliers,

Up the stairs, we are time climbers

Always trying to win the game of hide and seek, oh

But never achieving

 

But nevermind that

Nevermind what I just said, yeah

'Cause I’m now on my way to you

 

Chorus 4:

Oh, we are time fliers

Dashing up the stairs of time yeah

Can I win this game of hide and seek or, does time prevail

 

You have always been a crier

Wanna stop those tears, make your eyes drier

You refused for me to wipe your tears dry

Then I saw your tears pour down your face and suddenly I knew why

 

Crying when we are happy

Smiling even when we feel lonely

It's because the heart of mine

Has made it here before my body

Written April 14, 2017

I've probably watched this movie more than three times now. It was one of the few movies that had made me tear up, and the OST is simply beautiful. The imagery in this song is magical, combining serenity, courage, and bittersweet perfectly.