12月31日(火) 17

Seventeen
It was heavy snow on that day and I kept looking outside through the curtain of the window
Seventeen
I kept looking outside no matter if it was sunny or snowy so that nothing was special though
I didn’t see any color except one of the snow from the morning on that day
And the color of your painting was too painful for me
I felt like the world was telling me to die
Although nobody would kill me for me
Seventeen

Seventeen
I’m just looking outside with the same feeling as when I was in the crowded classroom
Seventeen
I’ve got used to do so
I’m just looking outside from the crowded train

I escaped from the classroom during class
Heading to the library to see your painting
I hesitated at first but I’ve got used to do so
Seventeen

Seventeen
It was heavy snow on that day and I kept looking outside through the curtain of the window
I kept looking at the snow when I went through the connecting corridor from the crowded classroom to the library also

I didn’t see any color except one of the snow from the morning on that day
And the color of your painting was too hard for me
I felt like the world was telling me to die but
Nobody will kill me for me
Seventeen
Nobody but me will kill me
Seventeen
Nobody but me can kill me
Seventeen

from the 1st album「Nobody But Me Can Kill Me」
(written and composed in 2014)

12月30日(月) Can’t Dance To Rock ’n’ Roll

Young ones are playing with rock ‘n’ roll
“If you see those people one by one, this world looks so nice, doesn’t it?”
I felt like they told me so, and I can’t dance to rock ‘n’ roll

Those who I used to hate so much
Came to look nice somehow these days
I have come to hate myself I used to love so much
I have changed

Middle aged are also playing with rock ‘n’ roll
Like twilight
Friendship and love and romance
The 8th note beat of many memories is too fast
Too beautiful
Can’t
I’ can’t dance to rock ‘n’ roll

Those who I used to feel so annoying
Came to look so nice somehow
I have come to feel annoyed about myself who have been together always
I have changed

I have come to hate
I have changed

I can’t
I’ can’t dance to rock ‘n’ roll

from the 1st album「Nobody But Me Can Kill Me」
(written and composed in 2010)

12月29日(日) Romantic

An empty can littered into the sea has seen various things
It got a hole and rusts and it finally succeeded in turning into a part of the sea
But a volunteer worker picked it up
It was put into the garbage bag with an empty cup of Cup Noodle
And it has been reverted to a rubbish

Oh yeah romantic

Juvenile murderer has seen various sky
Sun rose and it set and he finally succeeded in turning into a part of the sky
But policemen arrested him and classmates appeared
He was interned in a facility and has been reverted to a human

Woo yeah romantic

An abandoned car in the forest went through various weather
It collected four seasons and finally succeeded in turning into a part of the forest
But the land owner found it out and rang angrily
A manufacturer picked it up and it has been reverted to iron

Oh yeah romantic

An old masterpiece of painting has seen various people’s life
It finally succeeded in turning into a stain in the house of an old man who can’t find the value of it
He died and it was discovered
People made a fuss about Cézanne’s work
It was put at auction and has been reverted to a masterpiece

Woo yeah romantic

from the 1st album「Nobody But Me Can Kill Me」
(written and composed in 2004)

12月28日(土) At a Speed of a Press Cub

At a speed of a press cub
I start on a journey
At a speed of a press cub
To the brand new morning

I’ll be a wind at 40 km per hour
On a song at 40 km per hour

At a speed of a press cub
About you guys
At a speed of a press cub
I can forget

At a speed of a press cub
I started on a journey
At a speed of a press cub
Running side by side with a night wind

I can just cut through a wind at 80 km per hour
I can be a wind at 40 km per hour

At a speed of a press cub
About you guys
At a speed of a press cub
I can forget

I forget

from the 1st album「Nobody But Me Can Kill Me」
(written and composed in 2008)

12月27日(金) SF Mambo

Mentally-handicapped people are angels
Elderlies with dementia are gods
The more you treat them kindly
The closer you can get to the heaven
It’s how the authority of the heaven judges your kindness
Mentally-handicapped people are angels
Elderlies with dementia are gods

Feeling like going to the end of the world
There is no help for it
I love you and I can’t help loving you so much
Feeling like committing suicide is just too sad
Mentally-handicapped people are angels
Elderlies with dementia are gods

Mentally-handicapped people are angels
Elderlies with dementia are gods
The more you treat them badly
The closer you can get to the hell
It’s how the authority of the hell judges your cruelty
Mentally-handicapped people are angels
Elderlies with dementia are gods

Feeling like going to the end of the world
There is no help for it
I love you and I can’t help loving you so much
Don’t say that you want to live long
It’s a stupid idea
Mentally-handicapped people are angels
Elderlies with dementia are gods

from the 1st album「Nobody But Me Can Kill Me」
(written and composed in 2002)

12月26日(木) 良いお年を

先週から僕のレテパシーズ5thアルバムの録音が始まっております。
とても順調だし、今までの「レコーディングまでに100%アレンジを固めておいて、それを演奏する。」というような録音では無く「レコーディングまでに70%くらいアレンジを固めておいて、残りはレコーディングしながら閃きで。」という感じなので、これからもっともっと素敵になっていく事でしょう。

考えてみたらレテパは今までに13人メンバーが変わっている。(ユキコとタカユキカトーは一度辞めたが復活した。ずっといるのは俺だけ。何か俺の性格に問題があるのだろうか?)廃盤にしたCDや発売されなかったCD(実は「僕を殺せるのは~」の後、幻のセカンドがあった。完成していたがベース寺中四の脱退、飯田裕の加入騒動があり、寺中さんとの録音だった幻のセカンドはお蔵入りとなった。)も含めるとレコーディングも大分ベテランだが、毎回見事に録音方法が違う。
録音に対して俺には変なこだわりは無く「完全な等身大。1ミリも大きくしたくも小さくしたくも無い。(実物よりもカッコ良くもカッコ悪くもしたく無い。色が変わる分には素敵ならOK。)」という鉄則以外は「その時のメンバーの特徴に合わせて、みんなが本領発揮できる録音方法が良い。」というスタンスなので、今回も今までと全然違う方法だ。
年明けには録り終わるだろう。

来年は、
5thアルバム完成
6thアルバム完成
僕のレテパシーズ全歌詞集(全曲英語訳付き)完成

ずっとやりたかったこの3つを終わらせて、あとは野となれ灰となれ、隠していたハードコア魂を爆発させてライブしまくりたい。
これが俺の来年の目標です。

PS.改めまして左後ろから
キーボード/ハダユキコ
(「そしてトンキーは死んだ」の超絶ピアノ演奏はこちら↓)
https://mobile.twitter.com/retepunk/status/1210190259343917063
ドラム/関口萌
(はじめって読むよ。はじめちゃん。)
ベース&レコーディング/タカユキカトー
(2014年在籍時はギター担当だった。あの「君しかいない」の素敵なギター全般など、実はタカユキ氏が考えたのを、そのままはなえもんが弾いているものもある。)
ギター/高野京介
(最近知ったがこの4人は来年年男&年女の同じ年。しかも誕生日も近いらしく1月2月3月4月と続いている。)

そして、左下のお兄さんは新キャラ登場でドラムテックの北村優一さんです。
事前に収録曲のデモを聞き込んで、その曲毎にドラムを替えてくれたのです。
はじめちゃんも大満足。
俺は聞いた事無いが「レッドツェッぺリン1」みたいに素敵な音なんだぜ。お楽しみに。

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PS.シンバルには「ダーククラッシュ」の文字が。
カッコ良いからこれジャケにしてアルバムタイトルにするか。
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僕のレテパシーズ/「DARK CRASH」
1.長野県のお月様
2.音楽
3.ミツバチ
4.たこ公園
5.地下室の外は
6.雪包丁
7.佐藤君と伊藤君
8.そしてトンキーは死んだ
9.東京の空で
10.水平線

PS.ユキコの楽譜には鋭いメモが。
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PS.KISSシャツも着た事だし、歌詞も素敵な英訳にしてもらって、海外進出するぞ。
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PS.というわけで、今年も終わります。
2010年結成の僕のレテパシーズ。
10年間お疲れさまでした。よく解散しなかったね。えらい!
20年代は僕のレテパシーズの時代が到来して、クレイジーな10年間になる事でしょう。
覚悟しとけよ。
では、良いお年を。
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12月26日(木) 良いお年を

先週から僕のレテパシーズ5thアルバムの録音が始まっております。
とても順調だし、今までの「レコーディングまでに100%アレンジを固めておいて、それを演奏する。」というような録音では無く「レコーディングまでに70%くらいアレンジを固めておいて、残りはレコーディングしながら閃きで。」という感じなので、これからもっともっと素敵になっていく事でしょう。

考えてみたらレテパは今までに13人メンバーが変わっている。(ユキコとタカユキカトーは一度辞めたが復活した。ずっといるのは俺だけ。何か俺の性格に問題があるのだろうか?)廃盤にしたCDや発売されなかったCD(実は「僕を殺せるのは~」の後、幻のセカンドがあった。完成していたがベース寺中四の脱退、飯田裕の加入騒動があり、寺中さんとの録音だった幻のセカンドはお蔵入りとなった。)も含めるとレコーディングも大分ベテランだが、毎回見事に録音方法が違う。
録音に対して俺には変なこだわりは無く「完全な等身大。1ミリも大きくしたくも小さくしたくも無い。(実物よりもカッコ良くもカッコ悪くもしたく無い。色が変わる分には素敵ならOK。)」という鉄則以外は「その時のメンバーの特徴に合わせて、みんなが本領発揮できる録音方法が良い。」というスタンスなので、今回も今までと全然違う方法だ。
年明けには録り終わるだろう。

来年は、
5thアルバム完成
6thアルバム完成
僕のレテパシーズ全歌詞集(全曲英語訳付き)完成

ずっとやりたかったこの3つを終わらせて、あとは野となれ灰となれ、ずっと隠していたハードコア魂を爆発させて、燃え尽きるまでライブしまくりたい。
これが俺の来年の目標です。

PS.改めまして左後ろから
キーボード/ハダユキコ
(「そしてトンキーは死んだ」の超絶ピアノ演奏はこちら→)
ドラム/関口萌
(はじめって読むよ。はじめちゃん。)
ベース&レコーディング/タカユキカトー
(2014年在籍時はギター担当だった。あの「君しかいない」の素敵なギター全般など、実はタカユキ氏が考えたのを、そのままはなえもんが弾いているものもある。)
ギター/高野京介
(最近知ったがこの4人は来年年男&年女の同じ年。しかも誕生日も近いらしく1月2月3月4月と続いている。)

そして、左下のお兄さんは新キャラ登場でドラムテックの北村優一さんです。
事前に収録曲のデモを聞き込んで、その曲毎にドラムを替えてくれたのです。
はじめちゃんも大満足。
俺は聞いた事無いが「レッドツェッぺリン1」みたいに素敵な音なんだぜ。お楽しみに。

7AEC833E-90B2-4F2F-9C7E-60978F7733AC

PS.シンバルには「ダーククラッシュ」の文字が。
カッコ良いからこれジャケにしてアルバムタイトルにするか。
1A361733-9A3E-40F4-924E-EC6CCF1BC722

僕のレテパシーズ/「DARK CRASH」
1.長野県のお月様
2.音楽
3.ミツバチ
4.たこ公園
5.地下室の外は
6.雪包丁
7.佐藤君と伊藤君
8.そしてトンキーは死んだ
9.東京の空で
10.水平線

PS.ユキコの楽譜には鋭いメモが。
C18495D5-1C62-406F-B4BB-E91B929BC9FF

PS.KISSシャツも着た事だし、歌詞も素敵な英訳にしてもらって、海外進出するぞ。
86CE6D8F-3833-4378-A0AD-E53DAB52F226

PS.というわけで、今年も終わります。
2010年結成の僕のレテパシーズ。
10年間お疲れさまでした。よく解散しなかったね。えらい!
20年代は僕のレテパシーズの時代が到来して、クレイジーな10年間になる事でしょう。
覚悟しとけよ。
では、良いお年を。

5B118EC3-82DE-42AF-B1E4-ECB307932695

12月26日(木) アルバム全曲解説「ロックンロール」編

僕のレテパシーズ5thアルバムの録音がいよいよ先週から始まりました。

レテパは今までに14人メンバーが在籍していた事になるのですが(9人抜けて、最初からずっといるのは俺だけ。俺の性格に何か問題でもあるのだろうか?)最初の頃はそんな事まで考るような余裕は無かったのですが、最近は「各メンバーが1番本領を発揮出来るような録音方法にしよう。かっこよけりゃあ何でも良い。」と考えるようになり、みんなの特徴に寄り添った録音方法になっています。
あらためて振り返ってみると1st~5thまで、見事に録音方法が違う。

ドラムテック(曲によって合いそうなドラムを用意してくれる。)の北村優一さんは大活躍で、1曲1曲素敵なドラムを用意してくれた。
俺は知らないが、レッドツェッぺリンの1のドラムみたいにかっこいいんですよ。お楽しみに。

高円寺の北口のアコムで金を借りて出た後
ビルの入り口の有線が歌う 古いロックンロールを

聞きながら厚着の師走の北口の人達を眺める
人も鳩も噴水も車もみんな同んなじに見えた

「美しいな」と呟いたのは誰かの霊だろ
だけども僕も同感で嬉しくなってきてる

有線の2曲目もやはりロックンロールで
知らない外人が僕を美しくさせた

借りた金も金はやはり金で金が有る気になる
久しぶりに本物のビールを飲みながら聞いてる

ああ、ロックンロールなんて 始めた気も無いし
続ける気も無いけど やめる気も無いね

「ざまあみろ」 英語だとなんつーの? 「Let`s go」

3曲目もやっぱり古いロックンロールで
僕が思う事は知ってる事ばかりだ

忘れてたわけではきっと無いんだろうけど
久しぶりの再会で涙が溢れるだけ

高円寺の北口のアコムで金を借りて出た後
ビルの入り口の有線が歌う 古いロックンロールが

もしもいつか「あなたにとってロックとはなんですか?」という
バカなインタビュアーに僕が答える適当な答え

「ざまあみろ」 

「Let`s go」

2ndアルバム「愛してるよ」収録
(2015年作詞作曲)

12月26日(木) You and Spitz

You like Spitz
You play Spitz every time when you do the dishes
You like Spitz

I thought I like it too
And I played Spitz when I was doing the dishes by myself
But it was not as nice as I thought

How come?
The cassette tape I made when I was a 2nd year student of junior high school
It sounds nice when I listen to while you are listening to it though

You like Spitz
You listen to Spitz every time when you vacuum though you can hardly catch it

I thought I like it too
And I played Spitz when I was vacuuming by myself
But it was not as nice as I thought (and I couldn’t catch it)

How come?
The cassette tape I’ve been listening to since I was a 2nd year student of junior high school
It sounds nice when I listen to while you are listening to it though

from the 1st album「Nobody But Me Can Kill Me」
(written and composed in 2009)

12月25日(水) Nobody But You

I live alone on an uninhabited planet
I kept listening to and turning off the voice on the radio from a distant planet

I had thought there’s nobody else
But just because I found you
There is not only me
There are two of us now

If people on the distant planet look into this planet
Two of us staying together may look like lovers

I think you are fun and nice
But it’s just because there is nobody but us on this planet

If people on the distant planet look into this planet
Two of us staying together may look like friends

We don’t whisper words of love
There are nobody making a toast or applauding
Because there is nobody else
Nobody but you

If people on the distant planet look into this planet
Two of us together alone may look like a family

May look like friends
May look like lovers

from the 1st album「Nobody But Me Can Kill Me」
(written and composed in 2007)

12月24日(火) A Kindhearted One

You feel love only when a dying cat gives you its last smile
I love you

We can’t go to the sea or the mountain
But I will sing a song
Come to listen to it

Like a moon comes up in the night
Like people start walking around in the morning

It’s natural
Your sorrow will continue
As long as you are yourself

You don’t get wet under an umbrella
But the city gets wet, doesn’t it?
You feel sad when the city gets wet though you are under an umbrella

Like someone who was sitting on the bench just a while ago has already gone
You can be a part of the scenery
Because you are a kindhearted one

I saw dying you gave me your last smile
I felt love
You love me too

You don’t get wet under an umbrella
But the city gets wet, doesn’t it?
You feel sad when the city gets wet though you are under an umbrella

Like someone who was sitting on the bench just a while ago has already gone
You can be a part of the scenery
Because you are a kindhearted one

You feel love only when a dying cat gives you its last smile
I love you

I saw dying you gave me your last smile
I felt love
You love me too

from the 1st album「Nobody But Me Can Kill Me」
(written and composed in 2012)

12月23日(月) Let’s Go to The Sea

Let’s go to the sea
Let’s listen to the radio on a tetrapod
I’m sure some good music will be played

Let’s go to the sea
It doesn’t matter if it rains
We don’t need to bring umbrellas with us because it will encumber us, do we?

Let’s go to the sea
Let’s be travelers at where people are living
Just a half day is enough

Let’s go to the sea
And let’s disband when the evening comes
You are more beautiful when you are alone, aren’t you?

I have something I want to tell you one more time
So why don’t we go to the sea right now?

Let’s go to the sea
Sorrow is not something you should say out
It’s something you should stare blankly till it gets mixed in with the sky

Let’s go to the sea
The moment when a motorbike is going away to a distant place will gives you the sound of the waves

If you keep standing there
You’ll go crazy actually someday, won’t you?
Why don’t we go to the sea?

I have something I want to tell you one last time
So why don’t we go to the sea right now?

Let’s go to the sea
Let’s go to the sea

from the 1st album「Nobody But Me Can Kill Me」
(written and composed in 2007)

12月22日(日) Love Is the Scenery

Just like a traffic light in the rain
Just like a boy in the rain
Just like a smiling boy and us
Just like the sea in our memory

Love is not something you think
Love is not something you feel
Love is just the scenery
So, I am just staring it

Just like the memories in those days
Just like they were fantasy
Just like the silent night makes you feel so
Even if you visit the city then

Love is not something you touch
Love is not something going pass
Love is just the scenery
So, just stare it as it is

Love is not something disappearing
Love is not something forever
Love is just the scenery
I and you are staring it

from the 1st album「Nobody But Me Can Kill Me」
(written and composed in 2009)

12月21日(土) The Conversation With A Strange Guy

He suddenly told me
“Please live your life without any regret as the world is ending”

“Even if the world were ending
I have nothing to end
So I’m okay”

I answered so
And if anything
The guy looked happy with it

Hey
Strange guy
We can never end even if the world were ending

No matter if we die or survive
We can never end

Then
The guy felt better and asked me
“What is the definition of Jazz for you?”

“The feeling the iron wires of the blue wired fence besides the sidewalk you can see from the window on the left side along the run from Kuji Station to Tsudayama Station on JR Nambu Line keep sticking into my brain at the speed of a local train is the sound of my alto saxophone”

I answered so and the guy disappeared into the city with evident satisfaction

Hey guy
I hope you will win the love of someone
You should dress up a bit more and choose the topic of the conversation

I can meet that girl today
And just because of that
It’s like the 1st album of THE BLUE HEARTS

from the 2nd album「I Love You」
(written and composed in 2012)

12月20日(金) Sorachi

There is no town other than this one where the wind which can reach inside of my head blows
In that situation
I have a feeling that there is someone above the sky also

It should be sunny tomorrow and my hair is also smooth somehow
Because the color of the sky is so blue as if it broke a thin layer of a jerry fish and lost anxiety

I like May the most
Anyone from Sorachi might be the same
On the old railroad tracks
You can hear their story is still going on as ever before

I always listen to the story like a breeze inside of my head
It always makes me feel like cry suddenly
It always makes me feel like die suddenly

But I was staring blankly somehow
I was daydreaming somehow
I looked up blankly somehow
So I love it after all

Ah I love Sorachi!!
I love Sorachi!!

Even if I hear a sad rumor or you die with anxious feeling someday
My heart stays always the same like this
Don’t need to worry anything

It looks like there is someone above the sky and there is nobody here
So it makes me sad suddenly
Some it makes me happy suddenly

And I was staring blankly somehow
I was daydreaming somehow
I looked up blankly somehow
So I love it after all

Ah I love Sorachi!!
I love Sorachi!!

from the 2nd album「I Love You」
(written and composed in 2002)

12月19日(木) Hello Good-Bye Fuck You

I’ve been fucked over but I’m still singing songs now
Hello good-bye fuck you but there’s the glory on the rice paddy

What could you give up by giving up the music band?
Believe I love fuck you
Have you defeated those guys?

I’m still making rainbows at the drinking fountain
What bother me the most is that it cannot be my job

The song of you who was grown up in the wonderland is wonder
What is wrong?
Mystery
Don’t change the lyrics at least

The bus which you got off after you gave up all the hopes you had
Keeps running forward
Leaving all the hopes behind

That summer day filled with lots of laughter
Can be made again anytime
So let’s destroy it without hesitation

Keeping being fucked over as before
I’m still singing songs today
Hello good-bye fuck you but there is the glory far ahead

Over the sea at night
You are flying up to the romantic sky
But the coldness inside of the sea at night will remind you about me

The bus you got off after scrapping anything and everything
Keeps running forward
Scrapping anything and everything

This winter day filled with lots of tears
Can be made again anytime
So let’s destroy it without hesitation

That summer day filled with lots of laughter
Can be made by anyone easily
So let’s destroy it without hesitation

from the 2nd album「I Love You」
(written and composed in 2012)

12月18日(水) Better Than Sunset

The manga written by someone seems like
It’s more interesting than the sunset

The music composed by someone seems like
It’s more beautiful than the sunset

Because everyone is enjoying manga and music without taking notice of the sunset outside of the train

Even if I write a manga someday in the future
I would never be able to write the one which is more interesting than the sunset

Even if I compose music someday in the future
I would never able to compose the one which is more beautiful than the sunset

At the moving last scene of my manga
You will stop reading and look at the sunset outside of the train

When the train on Keiō Line go across Tama River through the glow of the sunset
There are full of manga and music inside of the train
Which are more amazing than the sunset

from the 2nd album「I Love You」
(written and composed in 2007)

12月17日(火) North

A stream of cars was what I was looking at when I was sitting on the sidewalk
Feeling a little tipsy
I input colors of cars one by one into my eyes carefully

When I input the 2000th one
What was completed was a color of greenish blue
It looked like a green light for me
I go

To where?
Somewhere other than here
That somewhere will turn into here soon
So I’m here always
Yeah true
The North of the North

Not the north-northwest nor the north-northeast
My beloved North of the North
My words are snow
I’m happy if they can dissolve in water on your face

I’ll stay here like this
Just like you were here just now
The winter was here until just now
I’ll stay at the North like this
Just like you love me
I love myself too

I’m fanning to move the air
It reminded me about 22 times of summer
Seasons keep crouching like vagabonds in this new city

I’m in Tokyo
Was in Sapporo
And wanna go to Alaska
Where is Okinawa
I looked up in Tsukigata and saw in Iwamizawa
Where I met you at was the sea in the deep of night

The new breeze blows against my body and the city one half of each equally
Having a chat with you who don’t know that made me want to die immediately

The weather forecast in the morning said it will be rain only in the unknown southern town
I hope you will look into what I thought at that time

I’ll stay here like this
Just like you left
The winter left also
I’ll stay at the North like this
Just like you hate me
I hate myself too

The eyes gazing at the North look away over the North and go around the globe
Sometimes
I don’t like even stars are above us

Someday
Anytime is okay
Now is also fine if necessary
I hope I can compose my song of the moment when the winter of the North ends

La la la…

from the 2nd album「I Love You」
(written and composed in 2005)

12月16日(月) Missing Higashi Ward

Missing Higashi Ward
You are pedaling a bicycle again
To get a summer day back
You are pedaling a bicycle again

Your favorite little dead dragonfly floating on the river in summer
“I hope you are staying dead there” forever
You are thinking about the ocean

Your clothes in which the smell of your childhood has remained come back to this room with a tired face today again
If there seems to be nobody in your song
You can also float on the river and wait till you reach to the sea

Missing Higashi Ward
You show your sad face again
You are not coming out from the bed not to start the summer day because you don’t want it end

In the bed
You are smelling The odor of the swimming pool in the school where awful people you hate laugh at you
And you tell me about the dream you saw today

Since I’m not in the story of your dream
I’m relieved and put my arm around your shoulder
My arm is still pale
And it seems like it hasn’t noticed the summer has started already

Your clothes in which the smell of your childhood has remained come back to this room with a tired face today again
If there seems to be nobody in your song
You can also float on the river and wait till you reach to the sea

Missing Higashi Ward
You are still pedaling a bicycle

from the 2nd album「I Love You」
(written and composed in 2003)

12月15日(日) Reunion

I keep walking the outskirts of the town in the summer
The interchange is far and it’s quiet
The sound of the motorcycle going across the bridge
I’m sure that you are also walking around now

The necessary thing to meet you is
Hiding the southern constellation in my pocket
If the wind blows
I’m meeting you

The bench like that exists just for you
I’ll keep standing rather than sitting on it
You are spoilt and still singing now
The street corner in the summer is still shining

It’s the necessary thing to meet me
You must mix the first sip of beer into the night
You get kinder since then
You are meeting me

When you still had a car
We parted with sleep deprived faces
I’ve met you a few times since then
But we can no longer have a reunion
Don’t you feel so?

The necessary thing to meet you is
Hiding the southern constellation in my pocket
If the wind blows
I’m meeting you

It’s the necessary thing to meet me
You must mix the first sip of beer into the night
You get kinder since then
You are meeting me

from the 2nd album「I Love You」
(written and composed in 2009)