"Hajimari"
("The Beginning")
[!!]

Performed by: Checkicco
Lyrics: Hiromi Mori
Composition: D.A.I (Dai Nagao)
Arrangement: Seiji Kameda

º Checkicco (21-girl group) =
         Rina Tanaka, Mikuni Shimokawa, Miki Yahagi, Rika Arai, Megumi Igarashi, Asami Kumakiri, Aimi Ueda,
         Eriko Yoshioka, Megumi Machida, Marina Kushi, Emiko Sasaki, Mami Fujioka, Megumi Nozaki, Ran Shimano,
         Tomoko Mari, Eriko Matsumoto, Mayu Kato, Satomi Kaida, Hiromi Kobayashi, Ayano Otaki, and Yuka Ota


Song from at least:
[1 CD single] - Hajimari

»Layout Designed by: Oasis Heart3 (WAFTF)
»Translation & Romaji by: Kiwi Musume (WAFTF & Kiwi Musume's Lyrics Site)

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Kyou made kayoinareta michi
POPURA (Popular) no ki no shita
Midori no FENSU (Fence) goshi ni fuku
Kaze o chotto suikonda

Kyoushitsu ni atsumatte
Itsumo no youni ne
Tawai nai hanashi suru uchi
Sukoshi kanshouteki ni nattari

Sotsugyou wa atarashii hajimari da ne
Hirogaru kono sora
Jibun dake no ikikata sagashite
Arukidasu yo

Korekara ashita kara wa betsubetsu demo
Kitto daijoubu sa
Mune ni wa atatakai yume ga aru
Hizashi no naka mae o muite

"Honto wa suki dattan deshou?"
Karakawarenagara
Taiikukan e mukau rouka de
Kare no sugata otteta

Koi ni kizutsuitari
Nanika ni nayande
Ii koto bakari ja nakatta kedo
Subete takaramono ni natteru

Haru natsu aki fuyu e to mata ichinen
Kisetsu wa megutteku
Kondo au toki wa yume ni motto
Chikadzukitai

Tokidoki fukai nakute tsuraku nattari
Nakesou na toki demo
Dokoka de gambaru minna no koto
Omoidashite egao ni narou

Sotsugyou wa atarashii hajimari da ne
Hirogaru kono sora
Jibun dake no ikikata sagashite
Arukidasu yo

Korekara ashita kara wa betsubetsu demo
Kitto daijoubu sa
Mune ni wa atatakai yume ga aru
Hizashi no naka mae o muite

The familiar road I'd walked up 'til today,
Under the poplar trees --
I breathed in a little of the wind
Blowing beyond the green fence...

We gather in the classroom,
And as we talk about random stuff
Like we always do,
I begin to get a little sentimental...

Graduation is a new beginning;
The sky is spreading out --
I'll find my own way of living,
And move.

From now, from tomorrow, we'll go our separate ways,
But I'm sure I'll be OK.
There's a warm dream in my heart;
I'll stand in the sunlight and face forward.

"You liked him, didn't you?"...
With my friends teasing me
I headed for the gym,
Following him...

Getting my heart broken,
Worrying about things,
It wasn't all good stuff,
But all of it is a treasure to me.

Spring, summer, autumn, winter;
The seasons of one more year will go by.
Next time we meet,
I want to be closer to my dreams.

Even when it all goes wrong, and things get rough
And I feel like crying,
I'll think of you guys, giving it your all somewhere,
And smile.

Graduation is a new beginning;
The sky is spreading out --
I'll find my own way of living,
And move.

From now, from tomorrow, we'll go our separate ways,
But I'm sure I'll be OK.
There's a warm dream in my heart;
I'll stand in the sunlight and face forward.
Oasis Heart3's Note:
[!!] Believe it or not, "Hajimari" and "Hajimari -Departure 2000-" DO NOT have the same lyrics (though they do have the same lyricist/composer, and they do have the same chorus). So the "Departure 2000" version is not really a "remix". Both versions also have different arrangers: Ryou Yoshimata arranged the "Departure 2000" version, and Seiji Kameda arranged the original version.

     ...And according to Map of the Heart, there are also (at least) two other versions of "Hajimari". From the looks of it, both of these songs use the original lyrics. (^^) The two versions are:
  1. chee's Version: also arranged by Seiji Kameda (chee's was a shuffle group that had Rika Arai [she sang and played bass], Aimi Ueda [she sang and played keyboard], and Mami Fujioka [she sang and played drums])

  2. Mikuni Shimokawa's Version: arranged by Susumu Nishikawa (Susumu also arranged songs for pee-ka-boo, the former group that Missile Innovation was in. As for Mikuni..she's quite famous now, and she used to be a part of Checkicco. In 2002, she released this special version of the song. =)