re:plus – Fading Red (feat. I Hate This Place & Nicholas Wonder)

re:plus(リプラス)は、静岡県沼津市出身のHiroaki Watanabe による日本のヒップホップソロユニット。 2009年に「IN YA MELLOW TONE 3」収録のデビュー曲「Everlasting Truth」で、iTunesヒップホップ・チャート1位を獲得[1]。アジアでも活動しており、韓国では「Time Goes By」が、海外勢トラック・チャートの1 位を獲得[2]。中国では上海、北京でライブ活動をしており、現地メディアからは『日本JAZZ HIP-HOP之王』と評される[3]。(wikipediaより抜粋)

そんなre:plusから2011年11月にリリースされたアルバム「Ordinary Landscape」に収録されている「Fading Red (feat. I Hate This Place & Nicholas Wonder)」です。

and then the sun went down
and if it don’t rise tomorrow, what a let down
you run the whole show with just a little breath now
slow your jets down
don’t make that sound
you know, the one kinda like the first crush
in the first touch, in the first blush, but crushed
in a different way, i thought you were just playing
with those words, so disturbed, see i’d never thought i’d hear you say
you were too shy just to say hi
then you said it so poetic with the goodbye
so gritty making my head so dizzy
thinking why’d you let me going like the rhymes (?) in my city
no pity at all,
but it’s hard to stand tall
but it can’t get any better, and you staring at a wall
the memory’s too strong
so when the sun fades,
it might be gone tomorrow but i wait here today

did you know, i was still waiting here
did you know, after everyone had left
did you see, all the lights down
like the sunset we’re fading red

let it fade away i say
let it fade away i say
let it fade away i say
let it fade away i say

i say when the sun fades red and i ain’t present no more
you gonna look back and say what’d i do that for
you gonna feel like that weight’s been lifted after everything you told me
and i admitted that gift that is the question that i wrestle with, looking for an exodus
out this loneliness, at least the sun ain’t prejudiced
shining more than bright, cuz there ain’t another light that can blind me
of these memories you skipped into my life

i’m only here until the sun fades red
i won’t hang my head, there’s nothing left to be said
i’m only here until the sun fades red
i won’t hang my head, there’s nothing left to be said

did you know, i was still waiting here
did you know, after everyone had left
did you see, all the lights down
like the sunset we’re fading red

and here is the scene
and here i’m just walking alone cause you wanted me
to see what you mean
and when we both taste colored hail in the memories keeping me in the dark (?)

did you know, i was still waiting here
did you know, after everyone had left
did you see, all the lights down
like the sunset we’re fading red

did you know, i was still waiting there
did you know, after all the things we said
did you feel, it couldn’t go on
like the sunset we’re fading red