Gorimuchuu

五里霧中

(ごりむちゅう・gorimuchuu)
noun
Meaning: totally at a loss, lose one’s bearings, bewildered, exasperated
Example: これからどう会社を経営していったらいいのか、五里霧中だ。 (We’re at a loss as to how to manage our company from now on.)

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First learned this vocabulary because of Arashi’s song! It was performed on Arafes’13 and is the coupling song of Arashi’s 12th Single released in 2004.

The song has a nice ring and I particularly like the lyrics. While the song title is 五里霧中, none of the lyrics actually mention that. Instead, it’s a positive message which encourages people to take the day easy, to get out of the state of total loss 🙂

Rainy Cloudy Fine Today
今を思う存分生きる
(Ima o omou zonbunn ikiru /
Live up to your heart’s content now)
Dizzy Crazy Vain Today
明日は明日
(Ashita wa ashita /
Tomorrow is tomorrow)

Rainy Cloudy Fine Today
今日は今日で終わってしまう
(Kyou wa kyou de owatte shimau /
What’s in for today will end today)
Dizzy Crazy Vain Today
この苦しみも
サヨウナラ
(Kono kurushimi mo sayounara /
Say goodbye to this suffering, hardship too)

It could be a rainy day yesterday, but that’s not going to last forever!
Let’s hope for bright and sunny days ahead!

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Gorimuchuu

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