Lyric added by: Ryusenkai
The first time I went to Okinawa, what I found to be somewhat sad was
that it was surrounded by America just as if it was a microcosm of Japan.
Then, Okinawa in the summer of 1994 was so hot
My shirt clung to my sweaty body,
so i threw all the depressing things into the night sea,
and went about having two or three affairs.
Whether the chirping of the cicadas is a song of joy or a grieving blues,
I couldn't have known but,
we played a song like the chirping of those cicada and went on.
Walking different towns, meeting different people,
I don't even know how many times I said goodbye.
And now what I think of, what I dare to think
ah I want to love someone much more.
Once I'd learned the taste of alcohol,
I went around drinking various drinks
and then I found the world's best alcohol.
That's the alcohol you have after working yourself hard.
These days, I can see through to what really supported Japan
in the post war era.
I have no right to think so but, was it peace, or freedom,
maybe the government or the family...
Leaving my hometown, moving far away from my dreams,
Ah Where will I end up?
Getting on the train today, I find my face reflecting in the window
a little bit tired.
Will God save us, or will science take his place?
Is it inappropriate to think of wanting to live forever?
Is it egoistical to wish to be almighty
Time goes by quickly
Even though I am already 30 years old, what can I leave behind?
Ah there are many things which changed, in good ways and bad ways,
and things which are now still the same.
Then in the summer of 1999 in Okinawa,
for now my journey once again comes to an end.
I had the best alcohol in the world with the people I love,
and those who love me.
When the last song finished, and the ringing stopped,
ah what did I think about?
The road that we chose may have been hard but,
we laugh and cry at such trifling things.
Walking around different towns, meeting different people,
we'll continue to do it that much is true but,
what I thought about now, the one thing I think of,
ah I want to sing in this town again someday.
Ah and surely someday I want to sing in even that town.
Ah and I want you to hear this song.
Brian Stewart & Takako Sakuma