Chiisa na koto de daiji na
mono ushinatta
Tsumetai yubiwa ga
watashi ni hikattemiseta
"Ima sae areba ii" to itta kedo
sou ja nakatta
Anata e tsuzuku doa ga
oto mo naku kieta

Anata no shiawase negau hodo wagamama ga fueteku yo
Soredemo anata wo hikitometai
itsu datte sou
Dareka no negai ga kanau koro
ano ko ga naiteru yo
Sono mama tobira no oto wa naranai

Minna ni hitsuyou to sareru kimi wo iyaseru tatta hitori ni
Naritakute sukoshi gaman shi sugita na

Jibun no shiawase negau koto wagamama dewa nai desho
Sore nara anata wo dakiyosetai
dekiru dake gyutto
Watashi no namida ga kawaku koro
ano ko ga naiteru yo
Kono mama bokura no jimen wa kawakanai

Anata no shiawase negau hodo wagamama ga fueteku yo
Anata wa watashi wo hikitometai
itsu datte sou
Dareka no negai ga kanau koro
ano ko ga naiteru yo
Minna no negai wa
douji ni wa kanawanai

Chiisa na chikyuu ga mawaru hodo yasashisa ga mi ni tsuku yo
Mou ichidido anata wo dakishimetai dekiru dake sutto



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Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro song meanings
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    General CommentThe title of this song in English is "When Someone's Wish Comes True".
    It basically means that not everyone can have their wishes, but someday, things will be better for everyone if you keep on living and you keep on trying.
    "dareka no negai ga kanau koro ano ko ga naiteru yo" Means "When someone's wish comes true, she'll be crying". The crying can either refer to the girl getting her wish, and being happy about it, or not getting her wish, and crying because of it.
    You shouldn't lose faith on anything, that's what this song is meant to say, and who says it better than Hikki?
    -Rin
    ShootingHanabion September 30, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationActually, this song is about a relationship. The guy wants to become the most important person in the world to the girl, so he gets a little possessive and such.
    Moreover, I think the couple has problems, because the guy is really clinging to the girl and doesn't give her a lot of space ("I said, "All I need is today," but that wasn't the case ").
    According to me, because of practical problems, they can't stay together (if it's about teens, one of them has to move, maybe) and the girl realizes this, but the guy just won't give up.

    In the end, it gets really sweet and tender as they both learn that, if they want to be happy, they have to learn to let go and hope for the best. This is very clear when you compare part of the middle of the song ("To wish for own happiness is not selfish, right? If that's so, I want to hold you as tight as I can ") with part of the last chorus ("As the small earth rotates, I learn to become more kind. I want to hug you once more, as soft as I can.")

    So, I partially agree with Hanabi but I think the song is actually about two people who are in love and can't stay together and in the end, they both learn to let go (although I still think they hope that in a way, they'll end up together again).
    Draconuson December 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about love and relationships. In love, two women can't be happy because if a man loves one he can't love the other (thus one woman's dream comes true while the other (ano ko) woman is left crying).

    "Dareka no negai ga kanau koro, ano ko ga naiteru yo" (when someone's dream comes true, the other girl (over there) is crying)

    The singer of the song lost the important thing to little things (not going for what she wanted, being happy just having him for a time): "Chiisa na koto de daiji na mono ushinatta" "Ima sae areba ii" to itta kedo sou ja nakatta"

    She goes on to say that although she wishes for (his) happiness she is selfish (because she wants him for her own happiness): "Anata no shiawase negau hodo wagamama ga fueteku yo"

    -"Jibun no shiawase negau koto wagamama dewa nai desho?" (wishing for one's own happiness isn't selfish...right?)

    "Watashi no namida ga kawaku koro ano ko ga naiteru yo" (when my tears dry the other girl will be crying). Kono mama bokura no jimen wa kawakanai (and in this way, the ground beneath us will not dry - because of falling tears)

    Basically everyone's dream cannot come true..one woman gets the dream and the other gets the tears; it took me 7 years, and marrying a Japanese woman to get my Japanese good enough to understand this beautiful song. Sorry for the essay I just really love this song, and Utada should have been my wife...hehe







    moominppon March 14, 2010   Link

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