Ayumi Hamasaki (Japanese: 浜崎 あゆみ) is a Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress. She has achieved popularity in Japan and Asia by enforcing her position as an artist and not trying to be forced as a “product”, which was a common factor within the Japanese music culture and Avex Trax.

This song was released in 2002 in her 4th album ‘I Am..’. The song was fully written and composed by her, under her penned alias Crea. Lyrically, the song talks about happy and sad moments in life. Here’s the translation of the lyrics:

It’s true, isn’t it? It seems as though
we’re headed for a new century. It’s miraculous:
This is something you can only taste once.
Let’s remember one more time.

On the day we arrived on this Earth
we were somehow happy,
and somehow it hurt.
We were crying
wow yeah wow yeah wow wow yeah

Reality is a traitor; it’s easy
to misjudge things. So with your own two eyes
please decide the worth of this place.
Do it with your own standards.

We’ve arrived in these times.
But somehow things move on
So somehow we’re standing here
and we’re living through today.
wow yeah wow yeah wow yeah

We’ve arrived on this kind of world.
Somehow I’m very happy
somehow it hurts a lot.
While crying at the top of my lungs:
wow yeah wow yeah wow yeah

I’ve arrived in these times.
But I met you.

I’ve arrived in this kind of world.
So I was able to meet you.