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The Lyrics for "Christmas Eve" by Tatsuro Yamashita

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Here are the lyrics for, "Christmas Eve" by Tatsuro Yamashita in Japanese, with a romaji translation. You can also hear the song, "Christmas Eve" on Youtube. There is an English version; though the lyrics are not a literal translation of the Japanese version. Check out my blog about, "Christmas Eve".

クリスマスイブ

雨は夜更け過ぎに 雪へと変わるだろう

Silent night, Holy night

きっと君は来ない ひとりきりのクリスマスイブ

Silent night, Holy night

心深く 秘めた想い 叶えられそうもない

必ず今夜なら 言えそうな気がした

Silent night, Holy night

まだ消え残る 君への想い 夜へと降り続く

街角にはクリスマスツリー 銀色のきらめき

Silent night, Holy night

Romaji Translation

Ame wa yofukesugi ni yuki e to kawaru darou

Silent night, Holy night

Kitto kimi wa konai hitorikiri no kurisumasu-ibu

Silent night, Holy night

Kokoro fukaku himeta omoi kanaeraresoumo nai

Kanarazu konya nara iesouna ki ga shita

Silent night, Holy night

Mada kienokoru kimi e no omoi yoru e to furitsuzuku

Machikado niwa kurisumasu-tsurii giniro no kirameki

Silent night, Holy night

Vocabulary

 (ame) --- rain

夜更け (yofuke) --- late at night

(yuki) --- snow

変わる (kawaru) --- to change

(kimi) --- you

ひとりきり (hitorikiri) --- all by yourself

秘めた (himeta) --- hidden, secret

かなえる (kanaeru) --- to grant, to answer a prayer

必ず (kanarazu) --- certainly

今夜 (konya) --- tonight

消え残る (kienokoru) --- remain unmelted

街角 (machikado) --- a street corner

銀色 (giniro) --- silver(color)

きらめき (kirameki) --- sparkling, twinkling

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