Category Archives: song

New Song: “Fireside”

This is a new song that tries to paint a lyrical picture of the song’s protagonist who is missing someone else. It’s a song that recalls memories of being together by a fireside and the hope that it could still happen again someday. Thank you for listening!

この新作曲は曲に出ている主人公が寂しがっているという歌詞的な絵を描こうとしている一曲です。炉辺で一緒に時間を過ごしたりするという思い出を思い起こして、また同じような時間がいつか起これるという願いを持っている一曲です。聴いてくれてありがとうございます!

English Lyrics:
https://music.andrewsummers.com/Fireside#Lyrics

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:
https://music.andrewsummers.com/Dream#Lyrics

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!

僕はこの新作曲をもともと2012年の夏に書き始めたが、2020年の春にとうとう完成したのです。人生には決断の道を(一方に向かっていて、他方に向かっていて)見たりすることを説明してみるという曲です。同時に、僕はまだ神様のあとについて行きたいという本当の願いを(言葉と音楽で)示そうとしているという曲ですね。聴いてくれてありがとうございます!

English Lyrics:
https://music.andrewsummers.com/A_Path_Divides#Lyrics

Lights Down

This is the last main song (written in 2008) from the Before the Harvest music album. I think it’s a song that tries to describe, in lyrics and music, times where things change unexpectedly in life. It’s a sad song, but my hope is still in Jesus Christ. Thank you for listening!

これは「Before the Harvest」という音楽のアルバムからの最後のメーンの(2008年に書かれた)一曲です。人生にはチェンジが案外に起こるという時を歌詞と音楽で描こうとしている歌のだと思います。悲しい歌ですが、僕の希望はまだイエス・キリスト様にあるのです。聴いてくれてありがとうございます!

English Lyrics 英語の歌詞は:
https://music.andrewsummers.com/Lights_Down#Lyrics

Song Download 曲のダウンロードは:
https://music.andrewsummers.com/albums/beforetheharvest/10%20Lights%20Down.mp3

This song was recorded+mastered by my friend Andrew Nagatori.


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Test Me with Fire

Here is another song from the Before the Harvest music album. This song is called Test Me with Fire. It’s a song about how I desire to be tested with “fire” by God. In time, He has brought me through difficult times. Thank You, Lord!

これはもう一つの「Before the Harvest」という音楽のアルバムからの曲です。この曲は「Test Me with Fire」という歌です。神様が「火」を通して、私を鍛えてくださるようにという願いについての曲です。時間が経つにつれて、難しい時を通して、神様は私を導いてくれたのです。主よ、ありがとうございます!

English Lyrics 英語の歌詞は:
https://music.andrewsummers.com/Test_Me_with_Fire#Lyrics

Song Download 曲のダウンロードは:
https://music.andrewsummers.com/albums/beforetheharvest/09%20Test%20Me%20with%20Fire.mp3

This song was mastered by my friend Andrew Nagatori.


References:

Harvest Moon

“Harvest Moon” is the next song on the Before the Harvest music album. It’s been so long since this song was first recorded that I’m not sure what the purpose was behind putting together this song. Maybe it’s a song that tries to paint a picture with words and music? Thanks for listening!

This song is mastered by my friend Andrew Nagatori.

More of You

The next song on the Before the Harvest album is called More of You. Simply put: it’s a song about how I need God more in this life and how I need to focus less on myself. This song was not originally part of this album, but I ended up replacing an old song from 2008 with this one. Thanks for listening!

This song is mastered by my friend Andrew Nagatori.

Sunshine Day

The next song from the Before the Harvest album is called Sunshine Day. It is another song written in Japanese from back in 2008. This song is about how I want to return to God’s path when I stray away. It’s also a song about how I think there will still be a “sunshine day” in the future, even when things seem tough in the present. For the Christian, we can know there will be a “sunshine day” if we believe in Jesus Christ (Matthew 13:43, John 6:35-40).

This song is mastered by my friend Andrew Nagatori.

Lay It Down

The next song from the Before the Harvest music album is called Lay It Down. This is a Japanese song from back in 2008, but there might be mistakes in my intended meaning. Lyrics for what I meant are in English on this page on this page. This song is about how it seems easier to follow Jesus Christ when I lay down things in my life that I hold on to so tightly. Things like belongings, gifts, and my hardened heart. This is something that is hard for me to put into practice, though.

This song is partially recorded by and fully mastered by my friend Andrew Nagatori.

Slow Time

The next song on the Before the Harvest album is called Slow Time. I think this song was written during a time where I needed to stop racing to my own conclusions or plans and wait on God. This song is not meant to be about just relaxing, but is meant to remind me that I need to wait for God’s timing (instead of my own) in life. This song is also an invitation to follow Jesus Christ. Thank you for listening!