Twice a year I visit or organise fun events with a children home called 希望の家 (kibo no ie, the home of hope in Japanese). Throughout the years, a special kind of relationship emerged, and I decided to write a song as a tribute to their courage and hope.
The lyrics are heavily inspired by a NHK documentary about a teenage at 希望の家 who went back to her parent’s around the age of 16. She was doing a part time job to pay for university the next year, only to find all her money taken every month by her parents. The song is about going back home, and finding the strength to stay true to yourself in front of adversity.
I look in front of me I've been here before All sorts of shades of grey Are here in front of this door If I step in, if I go in I'll have nowhere to hide I gotta stand upright Today it's all in And I'll show you the world inside This place inside of me that I've hidden from you I know you'll try to make me break and fade away But I won't, 'cause I'm not alone The thought of you isn't easy too blow away We ought to meet halfway I can't deny part of me is you I'll have to pull myself away from you I have to stand upright Today it's all in And I'll show you the world inside This place inside of me that I've hidden from you I know you'll try to make me break and fade away But I won't, 'cause I'm not alone 僕の中の世界 あなたから隠した世界 バレたら絶対に壊そうとするんだろう それはさせない させない 僕は独りじゃない もう独りじゃない
My favorite place in Tokyo by far. A rainy day, perfect for an Fujifilm X-pro 2 and 35mm WR lens!
So decided to publish some photographs. More to come 🙂
No matter how much you can love a person, that feeling can fade away if you take it for granted. This is what this song is about.
Today being Valentine Day and all, I thought I would spend my Sunday recording this song I wrote a few months back. This is the latest song I wrote actually, it is about having doubts, feeling that sometimes your life is already decided for you, but then finding peace and salvation in the arms of the your loved one. Hope you like it!
Lyrics at the bottom of this 🙂
When I need you most Here i am, once again Empty papers lying all around But there's nothing left to write Do you see the story's been written? Or can I still change the end? So i am still, and i am cold Like the fire in my heart is now nothing but a pile of coal And we're here And we're now We're navigating We're navigating through life in a ghost ship I want a taste of life, maybe just a sip Oh, does it mean anything? So we're still and i am cold Like the fire in my heart is now nothing but a pile of coal And we're here And we're now And i feel there's gotta be something there that's oughta be told And here I am Alone Show me my life ain't such a failure Show me your love can be my savior Cos it's all blowing up in my mind So please hold me now Cos i need you now Now and more than i ever did Don't let me lose my ground Cos i need you now