Mellotron

Translating this song has done nothing to help me understand why it’s named after a marvelous tape-based keyboard instrument from the 1960s! As far as I can tell it does not make use of one.

Japanese Karaoke English
メロウトロン meroutoron Mellotron
一月の空から 降りしきる粉雪
歩こう 僕のまちは一晩で息を飲むほどに
ichigatsu no sora kara furishikiru konayuki
arukou boku no machi wa hitoban de iki wo nomu hodo ni
The powdery snow falls continuously from the January sky
I’ll go for a walk, my town, in just one night, enough to make you gasp
街路樹も自転車も 純白を着込んで
きれい 僕のまちはこの冬一番の冷え込みで
gairoju mo jitensha mo junpaku wo kikonde
kirei boku no machi wa kono fuyu ichiban no hiekomi de
The roadside trees and the bicycles, covered in pure white
Beautiful, my town, the coldest this winter
ささやかに燃える体温 踏みしめるたび感じて
あたたかな僕の体温 澄みきったまちに溶けて
寒がりな君はきっと 今ごろ肩をちぢこませ
子猫みたいにそっと 白い息を吐いている
sasayaka ni moeru taion fumishimeru tabi kanjite
atataka na boku no taion sumikitta machi ni tokete
samugari na kimi wa kitto imagoro kata wo chijikomase
koneko mitai ni sotto shiroi iki wo haiteiru
Weakly burning body heat, I feel with each step
My warm body heat, melting into the tranquil town
You, so sensitive to the cold, are surely pulling in your shoulders
Like a kitten, gently, exhaling white breaths
灰色の空から 降りつもる粉雪
歩こう 夏の終わりみんなで話し込んだ道
haiiro no sora kara furitsumoru konayuki
arukou natsu no owari minna de hanashikonda michi
The powdery snow piles up, falling from the gray sky
I’ll go for a walk, the street where we talked so long at the end of summer
時計台もテレビ塔も ぼんやりとかすんで
きれい 僕のまちは今夜強く吹雪くらしい
tokeidai mo terebitou mo bonyari to kasunde
kirei boku no machi wa konya tsuyoku fubuku rashii
The clock tower and the TV tower become faint and blurred
Beautiful, my town, I hear there’ll be a snowstorm
ささやかに燃える体温 踏みしめるたび感じて
あたたかな僕の体温 澄みきったまちに溶けて
寒がりな君はきっと マフラーに顔をうずめ
確かめるようにそっと 白い季節を歩いてる
家路をいそぐ足あと 静まりかえる大通りで
sasayaka ni moeru taion fumishimeru tabi kanjite
atataka na boku no taion sumikitta machi ni tokete
samugari na kimi wa kitto mafuraa ni kao wo uzume
tashikameru you ni sotto shiroi kisetsu wo aruiteru
ieji wo isogu ashiato shizumari kaeru oodoori de
Weakly burning body heat, I feel with each step
My warm body heat, melting into the tranquil town
You, so sensitive to the cold, are surely wrapping your face in a scarf
As if to be sure, walking through the white season
Hurrying home, footprints, on the main street falling silent
またたく間冷める体温 立ちどまるたび感じて
あたたかにともる街灯 さみしげなまちに揺れて
寒がりな君はきっと 降りしきる雪を見上げ
子供みたいにそっと 白い頬を赤らめてる
matataku ma sameru taion tachidomaru tabi kanjite
atataka ni tomoru gaitou samishige na machi ni yurete
samugari na kimi wa kitto furishikiru yuki wo miage
kodomo mitai ni sotto shiroi hoo wo akarameteru
Instantly cooling body heat, I feel with each stop
Warmly glowing streetlights, swaying in the lonely town
You, so sensitive to the cold, are surely looking up at the falling snow
Like a child, gently, reddening your white cheeks
ささやかに燃える体温 踏みしめるたび感じて
あたたかな僕の体温 冷えきったまちに溶けて
寒がりな君の体温 どうしても思い出せない
子犬みたいにそっと 季節のなかを歩いてる
sasayaka ni moeru taion fumishimeru tabi kanjite
atataka na boku no taion hiekitta machi ni tokete
samugari na kimi no taion doushitemo omoidasenai
koinu mitai ni sotto kisetsu no naka wo aruiteru
Weakly burning body heat, I feel with each step
My warm body heat, melting into the cold town
You, so sensitive to the cold, I just can’t remember your body heat
Like a puppy, gently, walking through the season

Rômaji mode

メロウトロン

一月の空から 降りしきる粉雪
歩こう 僕のまちは一晩で息を飲むほどに

街路樹も自転車も 純白を着込んで
きれい 僕のまちはこの冬一番の冷え込みで

ささやかに燃える体温 踏みしめるたび感じて
あたたかな僕の体温 澄みきったまちに溶けて
寒がりな君はきっと 今ごろ肩をちぢこませ
子猫みたいにそっと 白い息を吐いている

灰色の空から 降りつもる粉雪
歩こう 夏の終わりみんなで話し込んだ道

時計台もテレビ塔も ぼんやりとかすんで
きれい 僕のまちは今夜強く吹雪くらしい

ささやかに燃える体温 踏みしめるたび感じて
あたたかな僕の体温 澄みきったまちに溶けて
寒がりな君はきっと マフラーに顔をうずめ
確かめるようにそっと 白い季節を歩いてる
家路をいそぐ足あと 静まりかえる大通りで

またたく間冷める体温 立ちどまるたび感じて
あたたかにともる街灯 さみしげなまちに揺れて
寒がりな君はきっと 降りしきる雪を見上げ
子供みたいにそっと 白い頬を赤らめてる

ささやかに燃える体温 踏みしめるたび感じて
あたたかな僕の体温 冷えきったまちに溶けて
寒がりな君の体温 どうしても思い出せない
子犬みたいにそっと 季節のなかを歩いてる

meroutoron

ichigatsu no sora kara furishikiru konayuki
arukou boku no machi wa hitoban de iki wo nomu hodo ni

gairoju mo jitensha mo junpaku wo kikonde
kirei boku no machi wa kono fuyu ichiban no hiekomi de

sasayaka ni moeru taion fumishimeru tabi kanjite
atataka na boku no taion sumikitta machi ni tokete
samugari na kimi wa kitto imagoro kata wo chijikomase
koneko mitai ni sotto shiroi iki wo haiteiru

haiiro no sora kara furitsumoru konayuki
arukou natsu no owari minna de hanashikonda michi

tokeidai mo terebitou mo bonyari to kasunde
kirei boku no machi wa konya tsuyoku fubuku rashii

sasayaka ni moeru taion fumishimeru tabi kanjite
atataka na boku no taion sumikitta machi ni tokete
samugari na kimi wa kitto mafuraa ni kao wo uzume
tashikameru you ni sotto shiroi kisetsu wo aruiteru
ieji wo isogu ashiato shizumari kaeru oodoori de

matataku ma sameru taion tachidomaru tabi kanjite
atataka ni tomoru gaitou samishige na machi ni yurete
samugari na kimi wa kitto furishikiru yuki wo miage
kodomo mitai ni sotto shiroi hoo wo akarameteru

sasayaka ni moeru taion fumishimeru tabi kanjite
atataka na boku no taion hiekitta machi ni tokete
samugari na kimi no taion doushitemo omoidasenai
koinu mitai ni sotto kisetsu no naka wo aruiteru

Mellotron

The powdery snow falls continuously from the January sky
I'll go for a walk, my town, in just one night, enough to make you gasp

The roadside trees and the bicycles, covered in pure white
Beautiful, my town, the coldest this winter

Weakly burning body heat, I feel with each step
My warm body heat, melting into the tranquil town
You, so sensitive to the cold, are surely pulling in your shoulders
Like a kitten, gently, exhaling white breaths

The powdery snow piles up, falling from the gray sky
I'll go for a walk, the street where we talked so long at the end of summer

The clock tower and the TV tower become faint and blurred
Beautiful, my town, I hear there'll be a snowstorm

Weakly burning body heat, I feel with each step
My warm body heat, melting into the tranquil town
You, so sensitive to the cold, are surely wrapping your face in a scarf
As if to be sure, walking through the white season
Hurrying home, footprints, on the main street falling silent

Instantly cooling body heat, I feel with each stop
Warmly glowing streetlights, swaying in the lonely town
You, so sensitive to the cold, are surely looking up at the falling snow
Like a child, gently, reddening your white cheeks

Weakly burning body heat, I feel with each step
My warm body heat, melting into the cold town
You, so sensitive to the cold, I just can’t remember your body heat
Like a puppy, gently, walking through the season