English translation of 眼鏡越しの空(ドリカム)

眼鏡越しの空 (The sky seen through glasses) is one of my favorite Dreams Come True songs. The song itself is very pretty, and the lyrics are nicely done.

The song is about a shy girl — probably in junior high or so — who has a crush on a sporty, popular (but still smart) girl. It's interesting to me because you don't see a lot of songs on this topic in English.

大キライだった眼鏡はずせない この何日も
I used to hate my glasses, but lately I keep them on all the time
‘気を隠す’にも‘ちゃんと見る’にも 都合がいい
They're handy for hiding my feelings and for seeing well

あなたの夢を見た朝 何故か 少し泣けた
I had a dream about you, and for some reason the next morning I cried a little
さえない私を思ったら 少し泣けた
When I thought about what a dweeb I am, I cried a little

短い髪 シャンとした後ろ姿 思い出す度
Whenever I think about your short hair and straight back
あなたのようになれたらと 憧れる
I get starry-eyed, wishing I could be like you

図書館で借りた 空の写真集
I borrowed a collection of photos of skyscapes from the library
カードに つよくてきれいな あなたの名前がある
The card has your name written in a confident, pretty hand

大キライなのは眼鏡じゃなく こんな自分
What I hate isn't my glasses, but myself like this
ガラスの奥で叫んでいても 誰も気づかない
I'm screaming from behind the glass, but nobody notices

防御壁の役ばかりでごめん やってみるね
Sorry for using them just as a defensive wall — I'll give it a try
私をきちんと見せてくれる レンズに変える
I'll turn them into lenses that show the real me

短い髪 シャンとした後ろ姿 思い出す度
Whenever I think about your short hair and straight back
あなたのようになれたらと 憧れる
I get starry-eyed, wishing I could be like you

机に置かれたままの写真集 背表紙の三日月だけが
The photo collection is still on my desk. Only the new moon on the spine
そんな私 知ってる
Knows about that me

あなたのようになれたらと 憧れる
I get starry-eyed, wishing I could be like you
その想いが ちからをくれる
That thought gives me strength

あなたのようになれたらと 憧れる
I get starry-eyed, wishing I could be like you
その想いが ちからをくれる
That thought gives me strength

I'm longing to be like you
Some day I won't hide my heart
I'm longing to be like you

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