“Kibo”, a song about hope and the courage of my friends in children homes

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

 

New song – When I need you most

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