具島直子 – Candy

Here’s another song I found pleasurable to listen to while studying for pathology. (Your Mileage May Vary.) As a bonus, it’s from the late 90’s, not the 80’s! Nothing wrong with songs from the 80’s and 70’s, I have a positive bias towards listening to them, but there are very few Japanese songs I know from the 90’s (that aren’t from anime.)

This is the first time I’ve listened to Naoko Gushima (as her name seems to be preferably romanised,) but this makes me want to seek out more of her songs. Unfortunately for me, 「Candy」 isn’t available from my country’s iTunes Store, though 「美しいもの」is. Makes me wish I didn’t uninstall Spotify.

Since the Japanese in this song is simpler than a few other songs I’ve posted on here (there were only a few kanji I missed in my original transcription,) I initially wanted to translate the lyrics, but I can’t properly phrase some parts in English, even if I have a grasp of their meaning. Please feel free to correct any mistakes you find, because my Japanese isn’t good! I consulted dictionaries to try to smoothen my translation / get at least the thought of each line.

Lyrics follow under the cut, as usual!ー漢字ー

歌:具島直子
作詞:具島直子
作況:具島直子

Candy そばにおいでよ
Oh Candy そんな夜ならば
裸足のままで
Oh Candy You’re my friend

哀しい部屋の 扉を今あけて
ここへおいで すぐに

Candy きずつきやすい
Oh Candy だけどとてもそう
強い瞳の
Oh Candy You’re my friend

せつないほど この時を生きてる
長い髪の sweet girl

こらえてた 涙なら
一粒ものこさず
祈るように どうかここへ

Candy そばにおいでよ
Oh Candy そんな
夜は
Candy 何ももたずにここへ

(yeah yeah)

明日の朝 めさめたら
新しい何かが
その胸に あるわきっと

Candy 感じる心
Oh Candy それは
いつだって あなたの証
Oh Candy You’re my friend

瞳の中
映るもの全てを
輝かせてほしい

(yeah yeah)

Candy
Oh Candy
Candy… Candy (3x)

-romaji-

uta: GUSIMA Naoko
sakushi: GUSIMA Naoko
sakkyou: GUSIMA Naoko

Candy soba ni oideyo
Oh Candy sonna yorunaraba
hadashi no mama de
Oh Candy You’re my friend

kanashii heya no tobira o ima akete
koko e oide sugu ni

Candy kizutsuki yasui
Oh Candy dakedo totemo sou
tsuyoi hitomi no
Oh Candy You’re my friend

setsunai hodo kono toki o ikiteru
nagai kami no sweet girl

koraeteta namida nara
hitotsubu mo nokosazu
inoru you ni dou ka koko e

Candy soba ni oideyo
Oh Candy sonna
yoru wa
Candy nani mo motazu ni koko e

(yeah yeah)

asunoasa me sametara
atarashii nanika ga
sono mune ni aru wa kitto

Candy kanjiru kokoro
Oh Candy sore wa
itsu datte anata no akashi
Oh Candy You’re my friend

hitomi no naka
utsuru mono subete o
kagayaka sete hoshii

(yeah yeah)

Candy
Oh Candy
Candy… Candy (3x)

– English –
Artist: Naoko Gushima
Lyrics: Naoko Gushima
Composition: Naoko Gushima

Candy, come closer
Oh Candy, such a night remains barefoot (note: there’s probably a less literal way to phrase this)
Oh Candy, you’re my friend.

Open the door of the sad room now
Come here quickly

Candy, easy to strip (note: the phrase can literally mean “vulnerable/sensitive”, as in feelings that are easily wounded)
Oh Candy, but you have very strong eyes
Oh Candy, you’re my friend

It’s painful this time to live
Long-haired sweet girl

If I can’t refrain from crying
Leaving not even one drop
Please pray for me

Candy, come closer
Oh Candy, such an evening
Candy, here without having anything

(Yeah, yeah)

If I wake up tomorrow morning
I’m sure something new will be in my heart

Candy, the feelings in your heart
Oh Candy, it’s always your evidence (note: I think there’s a better way to say this, this is very literal)
Oh Candy, you’re my friend.

All that is reflected in your eyes,
I want you to shine.

(Yeah, yeah)

Candy
Oh Candy
Candy… Candy (3x)

 

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2 thoughts on “具島直子 – Candy

    • Thank you very much for the link! I’ll give the rest of the album a listen. That’s an interesting take on the song’s meaning, too. It does seem a lot like using something (someone?) to forget/displace some pain, at least that’s how I see it.

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