SAKURA Goodbye

English title: Cherry Blossom Goodbye
Japanese title: SAKURA グッバイ
Lead singer: HARUNA

Song Facts

Sakura Goodbye” (SAKURAグッバイ?) is the second major single (fifth overall) released by Japanese pop rock band Scandal. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD-only edition. The title track was used as the 2009 ending theme for the television show “Mecha-Mecha Iketeru!“. “Sakura Goodbye” was formerly called “Sakura” when the band performed it live during their indie days. The song has a graduation theme and the single released at the time of MAMI and TOMOMI’s high school graduation. Copies of the single purchased at Tower Records came with a limited bonus sleeve from the band’s endorsement for Nike Terminator. The single reached #30 on the Oricon weekly chart and charted for seven weeks, selling 6,995 copies.

Romaji lyrics

Hello goodbye
Hello goodbye
Hello goodbye
Hello goodbye bye bye (x2)

Kinareta seifuku no eri ga
Itsumo yori sukoshi kyukutsu nanda
Saigo no chaimu ni narihibite
Kono rouka mo omoide ni kawatteku

Migite ni nigitta kaban no
Omosa wa itsumo to kawaranai keredo

Sakura mainichiru kisetsu kimi to no omoide
Chira chira to mau yo aozora no shita de
Kimi no saigo no egao ima no nokoru
Mada iitakunai yo sayonara
Whoa, whoa

Hello goodbye
Hello goodbye bye bye

Shizuka na kyoushitsu no kabe ni
Ano toki futari de kaita rakugaki mo
Iro ase mienikukunatta
Sotto sotto yubi de nazottemitanda

Shalala hanabira arashi kaze nodo mannaka
Kimi no namae nante nando mo sakende
Nidoto modorenai koto shitteite mo
Mada aou nede wakareyo

Tooku hanaretemo
Tokyo de hitori demo
Kimi kara no PRESENTO
Osoroi no misanga
Itsuka kanau yo kitto
Musubi atta negaigoto
Mada hodo kesou ni monai shinjiteitai yo

Sakura mainichiru kisetsu kimi e no omoi ga
Itsumademo mau yo aozora no shita de
Atarashi doa ga hiraku yume no tame ni
Mada arukidasou yo koko kara

Hello goodbye
Hello goodbye
Hello goodbye
Hello goodbye bye bye (x2)

English lyrics

Hello, good bye...

The collar of the uniform that I've gotten used to wearing
Is a little bit tighter than usual
The last chime will sound
And this hall will turn into a memory

Though the weight of the bag that I hold in my right hand
Is no different than usual

Memories of being with you in the season where the cherry blossoms scatter
They flutter beneath the blue sky
Your last smile remains even now
I don't want to say goodbye yet

Hello, good bye...

Even the graffiti that we wrote back then
On the wall of the quiet classroom
Has faded and gotten hard to see
I tried softly, softly tracing it with my finger

Sha la la, in the middle of the wind in a storm of flower petals
I shout out your name over and over again
Even though I know that I can't go back again
Let's meet again, and then part ways

Though we're far apart
Though I'm all alone in Tokyo
I have a present from you
A friendship bracelet that matches yours
The wish that bound us together will definitely come true one day
It doesn't look like it's coming apart yet
That's what I want to believe

My feelings for you in the season where the cherry blossoms scatter
They flutter beneath the blue sky forever
A new door opens for the sake of dreams
It looks like I can still walk on from here

Hello, good bye...

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