Originally posted on 12 January 2016

Ryu ga Gotoku: Kokyo ni Nishiki wo Kazaru Beshi

Lyrics: Ryosuke Horii
Composition: Tsuyoshi Kaneko
Arrangement: Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Chihiro Aoki

故郷に錦を飾るべし

貧しく辺鄙な片田舎
産まれ落ちたる 其の日より
この胸宿る 日輪の
熱き誇りは 燃えている

成し遂げろ 下剋上 親孝行
故郷に錦を飾るべし!

父上…… 手ぶらで帰りはせぬぞ
母上…… 恩義を徒では返さぬぞ
見せつけろ 大和魂 あげろ勝鬨!

幼き頃の思ひ出も
友も家族も初恋も
私は全て置いてきた
情熱一つをともにして

寂れている がらんどうの ふるさとを
どでかい錦で飾るべし!

過酷も 地獄も 構いはせぬぞ
苦痛も 悲痛も お構いしませぬぞ
信ずるは 大和魂 あげろ白星

成し遂げろ 下剋上 親孝行
故郷に錦を飾るべし!

父上…… 手ぶらで帰りはせぬぞ
母上…… 恩義を徒では返さぬぞ
見せつけろ 大和魂 上げろ勝鬨!

Kokyou ni Nishiki wo Kazaru Beshi

mazushiku henpi na katainaka
umare ochitaru sono hi yori
kono mune yadoru nichirin no
atsuki hokori wa moeteiru

nashitogero gekokujou oya koukou
kokyou ni nishiki wo kazaru beshi!

chichiue... tebura de kaeri wa senu zo
hahaue... ongi wo ada de wa kaesanu zo
misetsukero yamatodamashii agero kachidoki!

osanaki koro no omoide mo
tomo mo kazoku mo hatsukoi mo
watashi wa subete oite kita
jounetsu hitotsu wo tomo ni shite

sabireteiru garantou no furusato wo
dodekai nishiki de kazaru beshi!

kakoku mo jigoku mo kamai wa senu zo
kutsuu mo hitsuu mo okamai shimasenu zo
shinzuru wa yamatodamashii agero shiroboshi

nashitogero gekokujou oya koukou
kokyou ni nishiki wo kazaru beshi!

chichiue... tebura de kaeri wa senu zo
hahaue... ongi wo ada de wa kaesanu zo
misetsukero yamatodamashii agero kachidoki!

Return Home in Glory

since the day I was born
in the poor, remote country
a pride as hot as the sun
has been burning in my chest

I will do it: domination of my seniors, filial piety
and return home in glory!

Father... I won't come home empty-handed
Mother... I will repay my debt of gratitude to you
let me show you the Japanese spirit, let's let out a victory cry!

memories of my youth
my friends, family and first love
I left them all behind
taking with me only a passion

I'm going to bring huge glory
to my desolate, empty hometown!

come harshness or hell
come pain or bitterness
have faith in the Japanese spirit and put up a victory mark!

I will do it: domination of my seniors, filial piety
and return home in glory!

Father... I won't come home empty-handed
Mother... I will repay my debt of gratitude to you
let me show you the Japanese spirit, let's let out a victory cry!