Old Song, New Version: “Dream”

Recently, I’ve been working on editing and remixing a somewhat old song. In fact, this is the first song from an old concept album project. This first song is called “Dream”, because the name of the concept album project is “Dream World”. It’s a song that tries to convey a certain story through music and lyrics. As usual, thank you for listening!

最近、僕はちょっと古くて前に録音した作曲を編集したり、リミックスしたりすることに努めていました。実は、昔のコンセプト・アルバム・プロジェクトからくる最初の曲です。コンセプト・アルバム・プロジェクトの名前は「Dream World」ですので、この最初の曲は「Dream」と言います。音楽と歌詞を通して、ある話を伝えようとする曲なんですね。いつも通り、聴いてくれてありがとうございます!

English Lyrics:

A Path Divides (Lyric Video)

Here is a simple lyric video for the new “A Path Divides” song. Hopefully the photos, visual effects, and scene movements that appear in the video give some more perspective on the song. If you ever spin around and around and hesitate when trying to make a decision in life, please know that you’re not alone in that!

これは「A Path Divides」という新作曲のための簡単な歌詞のビデオです。ビデオに出てくる写真・ビジュアルな効果・シーンの移動のことがこの曲にはより深いパースペクティブを与えることができるといいですね。きみも人生には決断をする時にぐるぐる回ったり、ためらったりすることがあるなら、そんなことにはきみは一人ではないと知っていただきたいのですね!

A Path Divides

I originally started writing this new song back in the summer of 2012, but finally completed it in the spring of 2020. It’s a song that tries to describe what it’s like to see decision pathways in life, going in one direction or another. At the same time, the song tries to show (with words and music) my true desire to still want to chase after God even with the challenges of life. Thank you for listening!


English Lyrics:

実の香り (The Fragrance of the Fruit)

This song is a draft of the last song on the “Spirit Fruit” music album. It’s a song that goes back through the fruit of the Spirit depicted in the earlier songs on this album. Through this music project, I think I’ve begun to learn that I need a change in my life that only God can do. Thank you for listening to this draft album!

この曲は「Spirit Fruit」という音楽のアルバムからの最後の曲のドラフトです。この曲は前にシェアされた御霊の実を曲で描かれた曲々を軽くまとめる曲なのですね。この音楽のプロジェクトを通して、私は神様だけができるという変化を私の人生に必要としていると学び始めたと思います。このドラフトのアルバムを聴いてくれてありがとうございます!


English Direct Translation:

愛 (Love)

This song is about “love” from the fruit of the Spirit. The song itself includes some verses from the Bible that describe what love is. God’s love is amazing! I hope this song is encouraging for you, and thank you for listening!



English Lyrics:

喜び (Joy)

Another (draft version) song from the “Spirit Fruit” music album is called “Yorokobi (Joy)”. The theme of this song is about “joy” from the fruit of the Spirit that is written about in the Bible. In particular, even when there’s a difficult time in the midst of everyday life, I want to remember the joy that comes from God and continue to walk. I hope this song will be encouraging for you as well. As usual, thank you for listening!

もう一つの音楽のアルバムの「Spirit Fruit」からの曲(ドラフト版)は「喜び」という歌です。この曲のテーマは聖書に書かれた御霊の実からの「喜び」の実についてです。特に、日々の生活の中に難しい時があっても、神様からの喜びを覚えて、歩み続けたいのですね。この曲があなたにも励みとなるといいですね。いつも通り、聴いてくれてありがとうございます!


English Lyrics Translation:

Summer Sky – Behind the Scenes

This is a “behind the scenes” video for an older song called “Summer Sky”. It might sound like a sad song—and in some ways, it is, but I think part of the original meaning of the song was to think about Heaven (in the chorus part of the song). But before that, in this life there are a lot of troubles and trials, memories, concerns about friends, and pride. But I trust the Lord will continue to work out His plans even when it’s hard to see the pathway ahead.

これは「Summer Sky」というちょっと古い作曲の「舞台裏」というビデオです。悲しい歌みたいですが、ある意味でやっぱり悲しい歌ですが、この歌の本来の意味は(曲のコーラスのところには)天国について考えることだったと思います。しかし、その前に、この世には色々な問題と試練・思い出・友達に関する心配事・高慢ということもありますよね。それでも、目の前の道は見にくいのに、主は御計画を果たし続けると信じているのです。

忠実 (Faithfulness)

This new song is about the fruit of the Spirit called “faithfulness”. It helps me to look up at Jesus’ example, because I’m not very faithful at times. I’m still amazed at the obedience of Jesus even unto death on a cross. I hope this song is helpful for you, too!



English Lyrics (Direct Translation):

夕焼けまで (Until the Glow of Sunset) – Behind the Scenes

This is a song that tries to show the desire of wanting to obey God’s Law and to remember His Word. I think the lyrics of this song were written after reflecting on various passages of Psalms from the Bible. Even though I often fail, the lyrics of this song still describe the attitude I want to have with God’s Help. Thank you for listening!


Older not Wiser – Behind the Scenes

This is a fairly old song that reflects a little on challenging times in life. At the same time, this song is a reminder for me to keep seeking God’s kingdom and His righteousness. I hope this song can somehow be useful for you, too. Thank you for listening!