Sunday, October 6, 2013

Matsuura Aya 松浦亜弥ーOmoi Afurete 想いあふれて

When I first listened to Matsuura Aya (松浦亜弥), it was a duet with Inagaki Junichi (稲垣潤一), a cover song of Matsuda Seiko (松田聖子) called "Anata ni Aitakute ~Missing You~" (あなたに逢いたくて〜Missing You〜, Longing to meet you), appearing inside Inagaki's album "Otoko to Onna - Two Hearts Two Voices" (男と女ーTwo Hearts Two Voices, Male and Female - Two Hearts Two Voices).  I think she got a very good voice, and she knew how to sing.  It was only recently that I started listening to her songs over YouTube.  Started as an idol, I think she's very talented.  Without such talent, it would be impossible to perform songs such as "Egao" (笑顔, Smiling Face) live (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2rl90rALsk).

On blogs and in YouTube comments, people would say such things as "idols appearing after Akina's (中森明菜) era don't know how to sing."  I beg to differ.  Aya, who debut in 2000 as an idol, is at least as talented as those idols who came out during Akina and Seiko's time in the early 80s.  There will always be poor singers in each era (although they could be extremely popular).  Taken as a whole, I am not sure whether talent among idols has been degrading over time, since I don't have enough knowledge about the Japanese music scene.

This time, I want to introduce Matsuura Aya's "Omoi Afurete" (想いあふれて) (English: Feelings Overflowing).

Here's her live version: http://youtu.be/oycKmwoIP2s?t=6m5s

Here's her live MV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9LJq3W3PFc

Enjoy!


想いあふれて

曲:中野雄太
詞:popY

ひとりきりの週末にも
なんだか慣れたみたい
きみを思い出さないで過ぎてく日もある

ただ待つだけの毎日は
ひどく長かったけど
気持ちにふたをしながら夜明けを待ったわ

どうか忘れないでほしい
あんなに愛していたこと
大切で守りたいよと
泣いた日があったこと

あんなに愛していたから
あんなにやさしかったから
想い出なんかは欲しくない
あの頃に戻りたい

壁の時計の音を聴き
部屋に花を飾った
静けさに身をゆだねて 瞼を閉じるの

ただ待つだけの毎日が
私にくれたものは
孤独と背中合わせの少しのプライド

このさきも思い出すでしょう
あんなに愛していたこと
簡単にしまい込めない
温もりが残ります

どんなに愛していたって
どんなに想っていたって
あなたに届くことはないと今ならばわかります

このさきも思い出すでしょう
あんなに愛していたこと
大切にしまいこむには
温もりが残ります

どんなに愛していたって
どんなに想っていたって
あなたに届くことはないと今ならばわかります

色褪せることない 想いがあふれます


Feelings Overflowing

Composer: Nakano Yuta
Lyrics: popY

Even a solitary weekend
Somehow I seem to have gotten used to
There were also days spent without thinking of you

But while all I could do was waiting
Every day became brutally long
Capping my feelings while waiting for dawn's break

Please promise me not to forget
That we once loved so much
That there were days when you sobbingly proclaimed
"I want to carefully guard you"

Because we loved so much
Because it was so kind and tender
I don't desire such things as memories
I want to go back in time

Listening to the wall clock ticking
Decorating the room with flowers
Leaving my body to tranquility; shutting my eyelids

The days when I could only wait
What they gave me
Were both loneliness, and on its opposite side, a little pride

Hereafter I'll probably remember
That we once loved so much
I cannot simply put it aside
Warmth still remains

That how much I loved you
That how much I was thinking about you
Now that I know it's impossible to convey them to you

Hereafter I'll probably remember
That we once loved so much
As for those that I have carefully put aside
Warmth still remains

That how much I loved you
That how much I was thinking about you
Now that I know it's impossible to convey them to you

Feelings without any fade are overflowing upon

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