Kimigayo - Lyrics

Lyrics

Official Kana (Hiragana) Rōmaji English translation

君が代は
千代に八千代に
細石の
巌となりて
苔の生すまで

きみがよは
ちよにやちよに
さざれいしの
いわおとなりて
こけのむすまで

Kimigayo wa
Chiyo ni yachiyo ni
Sazare-ishi no
Iwao to narite
Koke no musu made

May your reign
Continue for a thousand, eight thousand generations,
Until the pebbles
Grow into boulders
Lush with moss

Poetic English translation by English professor Basil Hall Chamberlain

Thousands of years of happy reign be thine;
Rule on, my lord, until what are pebbles now
By ages united to mighty rocks shall grow
Whose venerable sides the moss doth line.

Read more about this topic:  Kimigayo

Other articles related to "lyrics":

Bossa Nova - Structure - Themes and Lyrics
... The musical lyrics of the late 1950s depicted the easy life of the middle to upper-class Brazilians, though the majority of the population was in the working class ... the 1964 coup d'état), bossa nova style became more "angry", with lyrics becoming more thematically charged, referring explicitly to people's struggles and liberty ...
Lyrics - Riskiest Search
2009 report published by McAfee found that lyrics-related searches and searches containing the word "free" are the most likely to have risky results from search engines, both in ...
James V. Monaco - Awards and Recognition
... Monaco's songs received Academy Award nominations for Best Song "Only Forever" (lyrics by Johnny Burke) from the 1940 film Rhythm on the River "We Mustn't Say Goodbye" (lyr ...
Ey Iran - Lyrics
... O Iran, the land of gems abound Thy soil nurtures artisans aplenty Far be from you the foes’ intentions May you remain permanent and eternal O enemy, if you’re made of rock, I'm made of steel My life I sacrifice for the noble soil of my land Thy love has became my preoccupation My thoughts are never far from you For thee my life is not worthy May the land of Iran be eternal Thy mountains are made of gems and jewels The soil of thy fields better than gold Tell me what to do without your love If ever I exclude it from my heart While the universe and the heavens revolve The light of Yazdan will forever brighten our path Thy love has became my preoccupation My thoughts are never far from you For thee my life is not worthy May the land of Iran be eternal Iran my beautiful paradise Bright is my destiny because of you Even if fire rains on my body Only your love I’ll flourish in my heart I am made of thy love, water and earth Should love leave, earthen will become my heart Thy love has became my preoccupation My thoughts are never far from you For thee my life is not worthy May the land of Iran be eternal. ...
The Real Thing (Faith No More album) - Production
... under the moniker "New Improved Song", with alternate lyrics written and sung by Chuck Mosley was released on the Sounds·Waves 2 extended play with the Sounds magazine ... and was completed prior to the hiring of Mike Patton, who then wrote all the lyrics for the songs and recorded them the following month over the music ... A third song, "Sweet Emotion", was later rerecorded with different lyrics as "The Perfect Crime" for the soundtrack to the film that also starred a ...

Famous quotes containing the word lyrics:

    Chad and I always look for deeper meanings; we can analyze Beastie Boys lyrics for hours.
    Amy Stewart (b. 1975)