Tori to Kumo to Ao / 鳥と雲と青

Tori to Kumo to Ao / 鳥と雲と青 : “blue clouds and birds” (Google Translate); “birds and clouds and blue” (Generasia)

tori / 鳥
“bird”
to / と
particle meaning “and”
kumo / 雲
“cloud”
ao / 青
“blue”

“Tori to Kumo to Ao” is the 11th track of Oku Hanako’s 2006 major debut album, “Yasashii Hana no Saku Basho” / やさしい花の咲く場所 , but this isn’t its first appearance. I was surprised to find out that it actually has its origins as one of her indies song on vol.1 (2004), her first minor indies single; the album version is arranged and probably resung.

I really like “Tori to Kumo to Ao”. She sings it very cleanly and it sounds like it comes from the heart. The song has a relaxing feel to it, although the lyrics might be about sadness or loneliness (working from a machine translation again).


鳥と雲と青 (Tori to Kumo to Ao) – Hanako Oku [zing.vn]

I’m impressed: this song appeared really early in her discography, yet I think anyone not familiar with her discography would say this is one of her later works. Furthermore, the material on her newest single, Fuyu Hanabi / 冬花火 bears some resemblance to this song (the whole single, not just the title song). I’d consider this one of her best, and maybe even somewhat ahead of its time.


Lyrics

Roumaji

Hateshinaku hirogaru sora tori to kumo to ao de
Yurete iru kaze fuku mama ni imanimo tonde shimai sou

Sonomama de ite hoshii nda yo ima no anata wa kurushi-sou

Aitai to omou koto wa anata o kirei ni suru
Sabishii to omou koto wa anata wo tsuyoku suru

Taema naku nagareru sora tori to kumo to ao de
Umore teru hito no naka de anata wa imanimo naki-sou

Ookina koe de naite ii nda yo ima no anata wa kurushi-sou

Itoshii to omou koto wa anata wo kokoro ni suru
Kanashii to omou koto wa anata wo namida ni suru
Dare ka wo ushinatte mo anata wa hitori janai
Anata wo ushinatte mo anata wa hitori janai

Japanese

果てしなく 広がる空 鳥と雲と青で
揺れている 風吹くままに 今にも飛んでしまいそう

そのままでいて欲しいんだよ 今のあなたは苦しそう

会いたいと思う事は あなたを綺麗にする
寂しいと思う事は あなたを強くする

絶え間なく 流れる空 鳥と雲と青で
埋もれてる 人の中で あなたは今にも泣きそう

大きな声で泣いていいんだよ 今のあなたは苦しそう

愛しいと思う事は あなたを心にする
悲しいと思う事は あなたを涙にする
誰かを失っても あなたは一人じゃない
あなたを失っても あなたは一人じゃない

・・・一人じゃない

From okuhanako.net

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