Saturday, May 17, 2008

Remembering Soul

One of the pieces we will do in TOKYO FLOWER CHILDREN at Tokyo's Pink Cow Sunday, June 8, is "Jounetsu wo Torimodosou."
Teruyuki Kawabata, leader of Tokyo indies band CigaretteSheWas, wrote the lyrics and music for the tune, which is on the soundtrack for a just released movie "Chiisana Koi no Monogatari (A Little Love Story)," from Kurosawa Studios.
I translated the lyrics. It's harder than you may think because "jounetsu" literally translates as "passion."
This is what I ended up doing:

Remembering Soul

we leave without saying a word
people will understand

yesterday’s sunset burns in our memory
but tonight we remember soul

forever tucked in that pocket of our soul
we will forget the days of tears and fears

we asked for too much and
made those close to us sad

remember, remember,
in this pocket of our soul
we don’t need to cry

dalalalilah, dalalalilah, dalalalilah

just look at the sun and the sky
we don’t need to fit in

remember, remember
in this pocket of our soul
we don’t need to cry

we don’t need to cry
we don’t need to cry

dalalalilah, dalalalilah, dalalilah


Arta.S said...

Dear Yuri,
Hi !your weblog is great,And I love to read it often.Its about one month that I come and visit your Blog.I love your spirit and sense of freedom as a Asian woman you have.And I can feel that you are bored sometimes from time or everyone!and even more from your feeling and your sensibility .Take care and stay healthy.

Yuri Kageyama said...

Bored? I do love the feeling of ennui. Thanks for checking out my blog and for leaving such a nice comment.

Arta.S said...

Its my honered.
Stay healthy.
Love you.