On the lyrics of Fuyu Hanabi

Update 2014-01-22: Fuyu Hanabi / 冬花火 has been released!


My prediction that the title song of her upcoming single, Fuyu Hanabi / 冬花火 , is going to be an arranged song more on the heavy side now has more evidence that suggests it.

According to the description she wrote on the announcement at Excite Music, Fuyu Hanabi is a sad love song; the lyrics describe the feelings of a girl experiencing unrequited love, which are likened to fireworks: vivid, scattered/broken, and growing larger as time passes.

Funny, this reminds me of Kataomoi / 片思い (2005, vol.best) and Hatsukoi / 初恋 (2010, Hatsukoi / 初恋). She seems to have a thing for writing lyrics like these. Perhaps she writes from experience? The best works often come from the artist taking inspiration from a first-hand experience.

I may not be able to fully appreciate any of the lyrics she writes, but I can tell they are beautiful works of poetry.

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4 thoughts on “On the lyrics of Fuyu Hanabi

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  2. I wish we had a Japanese language department here, or even a professor that would be willing to help with a translation of lyrics … and an Oku fan willing to help understanding the meaning … We could have late-night coffee house discussions about the meaning behind the words. “This is what the lyrics are … this is what Oku MEANT to say .. there is a double-meaning to this phrase in Japanese … etc. “

    • How I wish so, too. I’m looking into taking a Japanese introductory course next year, and hopefully I can get in and do some analysis myself.

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