AHHHH. I was just about to slumber, when I found that Utada’s “Stay Gold” just premiered on the radio a few moments ago. It’s only a low quality rip, but it sounds lovely. The emotional lyrics are clearly channeled through Hikki’s breathy, pleading chants. If only this were HQ. I can’t wait to review this single in full! Click through to read the original and translated lyrics, roughly transcribed thanks to RetroJapan over at the Hikaru forums.

DL: Stay Gold (Radio Rip)


Daisuki dakara zutto
Nannimo shinpai iranaiwa
My Darling, Stay Gold
Mujakini waratte kudasaina
Itsumademo…

Anata no hitomi no oku ni hisomu shounenn
Watashi no honnou kusugutte yamanai
Aah douka sonomama
Good Luck

Kanashii koto ha kitto
Konosakinimo ippai aruwa
My Darling, Stay Gold
Kizutsuku koto mo daijidakara

Daisuki dakara zutto
Nannimo shinpai iranaiwa
My Darling, Stay Gold
Mujakini waratte kudasaina
Itsumademo…

Shuushoku mo kimatte
Asondebakari irarenaine
Otona no joushiki ya chie mi ni tsukeru no mo ii
Aah Kyou ha konomama
Good Night

Kawariyuku no ga
Hito no kokoro no tsune dato iimasuga
Ne daarin Your Soul
Yasashiku kagayaki tsuzukeruwa

Daisuki dakara zutto
Nannimo shinpai iranaiwa
My Darling, Stay Gold
Mujakini waratte kudasaina
Itsumademo…

Daisuki dakara zutto
Nannimo shinpai iranaiwa
My Darling, Stay Gold
Mujakini waratte iraretara
Itsunohimo…

Because I love you
You don’t have to worry about anything
My Darling, Stay Gold
Please smile innocently
Forever…

The young boy hidden deep within your eyes
Continues to entice my instincts
Aah somehow, let it continue
Good Luck

There will most likely continue to be
Sad things ahead of us
My Darling, Stay Gold
Because even getting hurt is important

Because I love you
You don’t have to worry about anything
My Darling, Stay Gold
Please smile innocently
Forever…

Figured out a job
We can’t continue playing around forever
Sometimes it’s good to learn adult intelligence and common sense
Ahh Tonight, let’s just say
Good Night

They say change is
A fundamental part of the human heart
But Darling, Your Soul
Will continue to shine kindly

Because I love you
You don’t have to worry about anything
My Darling, Stay Gold
Please smile innocently
Forever…

Because I love you
You don’t have to worry about anything
My Darling, Stay Gold
If I can keep smiling innocently
Each and every day…

And you, what do you think?