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Flowers Will Bloom ~ Song of Hope for 3/11 Anniversary

9 Mar

Title: Hana wa saku (Flowers are blooming)

Lyrics: IWAI Shunji
Music: KANNO Yoko
*Both are from Miyagi prefecture

Lyric

Can you feel the spring breeze on the white snow-covered road
It brings to mind my old hometown that I’ll never see again

I was always chasing rainbows then, I did want to change myself
I’m just holding on to my faith while I’m longing for my loved one

I can hear you sing to soothe the soul, I can hear you sing to be at ease
I can see you smile through the sorrow, I can see you smile after weeping

Flowers will bud and bloom again, for you who will come into the world someday
Flowers will bud and bloom again, have I done any good to stay in your heart

Beyond the night sky I see the first dawn light in the darkness
It takes me back to the good old days that will never come again

Sometime I hurt the one I love and hurt myself, only to cry
I just hold on, hold on now, longing for my loved one

I can feel your thoughts, our ties to one another, I can feel your thoughts, coming home to me
I can see the gleam of dawn in your eyes, I believe you’re in the dawn you’ve started life again

Flowers will bud and bloom again, for you who will come into the world someday
Flowers will bud and bloom again, have I done any good to stay in your heart

Flowers will bud and bloom again, for you who will come into the world someday
Flowers will bud and bloom again,  for you who will be in love with someone someday

This song was written after the Great Tohoku Earthquake to build public support for the 3.11 disaster recovery efforts.  The song’s composer, lyricist, and singers of the original Japanese recording all have strong ties to the region affected by the disaster.  All royalties for musical composition and lyrics are being donated to the recovery effort.  To download the song, click here.

On the eve of  the 311 anniversary I share this song with you to pay tribute to the victims of the disaster and to the resiliency of the people of the Tohoku region.

Reference

http://www.nhk.or.jp/japan311/flowers/about.html

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3 Responses to “Flowers Will Bloom ~ Song of Hope for 3/11 Anniversary”

  1. Teal Ashes March 11, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful song of love and loss and hope and healing.

    • Yumi March 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

      You’re welcome. I learned about the song from my mother recently. As one of my readers noted, it brings both a tear and a smile.

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