100 DoRaM: Day 88 – Shigeru Umebayashi

Y’all I am so in love with the work of this Japanese composer.  I am really enthralled, to be honest.  His repertoire is on another level.  This man has worked on so much music for film and art and just amazing genius musical creations. Check out his incredible work here. His work inspires me for certain scenes I write when there is sort of a melancholy involved between lovers.  It is just the right sooth for the moment.  Even now, I’m so moved just listening to it, playing out scenes in my head.  Sweetly delicious.

Shigeru has some amazing music but this one is my favorite.  I love the lyrics so I will pull a CLEVER and post them.  I know he will appreciate this.  This is instrumental though.  I hope you enjoy it and find it as touching as I do.  Also, if you haven’t seen the Chinese film, House of Flying Daggers (can you tell she’s blind?), for which this piece was composed, you are missing out.  It is an incredible work of art, not to mention a very touching adventure filled story.  I highly recommend it.

There was a field in my old town
Where we always played hand in hand
The wind was gently touching the grass
We were so young so fearless

Then I dreamt over and over of
You holding me tight under the stars
I made a promise to my dear Lord
I will love you forever

Time has passed so much has changed
But the field remains in my heart
Oh where are you?
I need to tell you, I still love you
So I reach out for you
And you fly around me like a butterfly
Your voice still echoes in my heart
You are my true love

There was a field in my old town
Where in spring all flowers blossomed wide
We were chasing butterflies
Hand in hand till close of day
Your voice still echoes in my heart

Love y’all!

Thank you so much for reading and for listening.

10 thoughts on “100 DoRaM: Day 88 – Shigeru Umebayashi

  1. Ward Clever

    You know me well – I absolutely appreciate this. The music alone is touching and emotional, and I do see where you get melancholy from this. I believe no one can do melancholy like the Japanese. It’s why I like so many bands. They can express things in ways that a Robert Smith or Thom Yorke or Morrissey can’t.

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