Tabi no Izakaya
(The Travellers' Bar)
Norikae eki kara hon no gofun mo aruitara
"Misaki" to iu na no mise ga aru
Tashika aitsu ga soko ni ita toka iu uwasa
Atte yukou ka awazu ni yukou ka...
Doko e sasurau otoko ga hitori
Sake ni tsubuyaku tabi no izakaya de
Higure no hatoba de musebu kiteki no sabishisa ni
Omoeba haruka na furusato yo
Kita e kita e mune no yasuragi oikakete
Asu no debune de kaikyou koeyo ka...
Dare ga tsumabiku ano sekibetsu no
Uta ga nakaseru tabi no izakaya de
Yowai karada to shitte inagara naze hitori
Yuki ni umorete hissori kurasu ka...
Minna mukashi no otoko no sei ka
Wabite sake kumu tabi no izakaya de
Not a five-minute walk from my connecting train station
There's a bar called "Misaki"
I heard a rumor she was there
Maybe I'll go see her, maybe I'll go and not see her...
A man wandering alone
Muttering into his drink at the travellers' bar
The loneliness of the muffled whistle in the twilight wharf
Before I know it I'm heading back to my far off hometown
Northwards, ever northwards, chasing some peace of mind
Maybe I'll cross the channel on tomorrow's departure...
The regretful song someone is plucking
Brings me to tears at the travellers' bar
You know you're weak, so why are you
Living quietly all alone in the snow...?
Is it all because of what I did so long ago?
I pour another drink in pennance at the travellers' bar