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Sunday, August 15, 2004

"Kaze Wo Atsumete..."

The web is so amazing. Just stumbled across English lyrics for one of my favorite songs on the "Lost in Translation" soundtrack (by the Japanese band "Happy End").

Brief history of this cool JPOP band...

1970
Happy End released debut album. This was the first experiment to combine Japanese serious lyric with sophisticated rock rhythm. They were heavily influenced by Buffalo Springfield, The Band, James Taylor. Basist HOSONO Haruomi formed Caramel Mama, drummer MATSUMOTO Takashi became top selling lyrisist after the band split.

20 Comments:

  • yep, I also do think the web is really amazing too...hehehe. I live in Japan and I am surprise how many people is interested in that one song and put so much effort to find the lyrics and all...great song too.

    cheers

    Malabares

    http://www.k2.dion.ne.jp/~holachao

    By Blogger malabares, at 9:50 AM  

  • I am leaving in Poland.I like this song very much.I love Japan.

    By Anonymous andy, at 7:17 AM  

  • i'm searching for an album of this band with no sucess. just so you know, i live in rio de janeiro, brazil.

    By Blogger Augusto Sales, at 1:06 PM  

  • my son had the song. I would hear the music coming from his room.. I liked it and had him email the tune so I could load it in my itunes. I listen to it over and over. thanks for the lyrics- another fan from the Napa Valley

    By Blogger kymosai, at 9:57 AM  

  • Im from Napa Valley too! wow...I absoloutly love this song, its really beautiful, and find myself all relaxed after I listen to it.

    By Blogger pakapakapaka, at 9:39 PM  

  • Hi! I think that this song is really nice too. Be used for a film (lost in translation) of this kind, really gives it an international spread
    from France, with love

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:53 PM  

  • hi there
    would anybody have the notes for it? Thanks from China

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:28 PM  

  • Great music, thanks for the link to the translation.

    from Portugal

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:36 PM  

  • from Russia."kaze wo..." is a beautiful song for great movie Lost in Translation. keep on writing such things.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:04 AM  

  • This song is just amazing, I'm french, living in Germany right now and I'm looking for the lyrics in Japanese. Cheers!

    By Blogger Cassius, at 11:32 PM  

  • Its amazing how many people love that song! I'm another fan from Poland, and I just want to tell you all one thing: for relaxing time...make it santori time.

    love u all


    Anna

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:09 PM  

  • It's strange how transcendent a single song can be, it sustains throughout time and reaches people of all ages. I love this song, too; it gives me such a feeling of peace.

    -Brittany, Los Angeles

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:45 PM  

  • I love this song too and I'd like to buy the album it's on but Amazon doesn't list the songs or have a sample to listen to. Do you happen to know if it's on any of their albums besides the track on the Lost in Translation soundtrack? I'm just not interested in any of the other songs on the soundtrack.
    http://www.amazon.com/Happy-End/artist/B000AQTIFM/103-7289595-3847030
    Thanks

    By Blogger Christine, at 9:21 AM  

  • i love this song too, i wanna record myself singing this song by youtube lol

    By Blogger Lost in Translation, at 5:59 PM  

  • Well, this song is being heard in Bucharest, Romania, in this very moment :) Liked the movie, captures very well the strange feelings a foreigner experiences while visiting Tokio. Kind of another world to a westerner. I wish you all who liked the movie and the song to go visit once Japan.

    Ovidiu
    Bucharest, Romania

    By Blogger Ovidiu, at 4:41 AM  

  • from India...
    its a beautiful song..
    been humming it since 2 days continously, the guitar strains are amazing.....

    By Blogger kabir krishna, at 2:10 AM  

  • I'm brazilian, totally addicted to this song. Thank you so much for letting me read this translation!!

    By Blogger Aline Bessa, at 10:45 AM  

  • Its such a beautiful song.

    peace

    ~ david n.

    By Anonymous David n., at 11:31 AM  

  • Hi from Singapore, the lyrics are really surprising. Thanks!

    By Anonymous James, at 9:05 AM  

  • This is one of my favorite songs. Marijuana and the Bob Beck Protocol CURE cancer. There is a DEFINITE cure for cancer.

    By Blogger Calvin, at 5:15 PM  

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