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Sayonara No Kawari Ni
(Instead Of Goodbye)

Morning Musume

Romaji by Project Hello

Romaji

Ano toki ano hi no omoide wa
Ashita ni tsuyoku naru tame
Tabidatsu kisetsu wa namida misezu ni
Arigatou

Saigo no chaimu ga
Koutei ni hibiku toki ga
Tsurakatta dekigoto mo
Hohoemi ni kawaru ima wa

Koronda toki ni wa
Te wo sashi nobete kureta
Dekinakatta toki ni mo
Dare ka ni tasukerareta

Itazura mo yarisugite
Kowaku natte
Nigedashita yoru no kousha
Wasurenai yo zutto

Nigiyaka datta kyoushitsu ni wa
Sayonara yuuhi ga somaru
"hajimete" wo takusan kureta sensei
Arigatou

Koukan shita nooto de
Nayami mo uchiaketa kedo
Donna toki mo ganbareta
Tomodachi ga soba ni ita kara

Kenka shita houkago ni wa
Hitoribocchi
Naiteta koto mo atta kedo
Wasurenai yo zutto

Ano toki ano hi no omoide wa
Ashita ni tsuyoku naru tame
Tabidatsu kisetsu wa namida misezu ni
Arigatou

Sorezore ni michi wa wakarete mo
Yume wa wasurenai de iyou
Itsuka mata aeru hi made
Minna ni arigatou

La la la la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la la la la la

Ano toki ano hi no omoide wa
Ashita ni tsuyoku naru tame
Tabidatsu kisetsu wa namida misezu ni
Arigatou

Sayonara no kawari ni suru yo
Minna arigatou

English

The memories of that time, that day
Will make me stronger tomorrow
Now the season to depart has come, I won’t cry
I’ll just say thank you

As the last bell rings
Through the school grounds
Even the hard times
Make me smile

When I fell
Someone held out their hand
And when I couldn’t do something
Someone helped me

I’ll never forget
The time a prank I played went too far
And I got scared
And ran away from the school at night

The evening sun stains the once-noisy classroom
Saying goodbye
Thank you to our teacher
For giving us so many first times

I wrote my worries
On the notebooks we passed back and forth
But I was always able to keep trying
Because my friends were by my side

There were times
When we fought after school
And I cried alone
But I’ll never forget you

The memories of that time, that day
Will make me stronger tomorrow
Now the season to depart has come, I won’t cry
I’ll just say thank you

Even if we take separate paths now
Let’s not forget our dreams
Until the day we can meet again
Thank you, everyone

Lalalala lalala lalalala lala
Lalalala lalalala lalala la

The memories of that time, that day
Will make me stronger tomorrow
Now the season to depart has come, I won’t cry
I’ll just say thank you

I’ll say this instead of goodbye
Thank you, everyone