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sakanaction – Hasu no Hana

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sakanaction, Kinkyori Ren’ai theme song; Sayonara wa Emotion / Hasu no Hana

This song was produced as the theme song for a movie based on a shoujo manga series. According to Yamaguchi in an interview, when sakanaction was initially approached to write the song, they were not informed what the tie-in title was, and the request was just to write a single without being conscious about the tie-in. While Yamaguchi did find out (and apparently watched the movie), romance is a difficult topic for him, and he specifically avoided linking the lyrics to the story. In the end though, he did feel a link under the surface – “linked by how it isn’t linked”.

Also according to that interview, to him the song is basically about having trouble writing music, and the spider motif is inspired by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke.

There are actually two arrangements for this song, a “single version” that was released on single with Sayonara wa Emotion (the one in the video above), and a “movie version” that was released directly on iTunes.

Lotus Flower
Lyrics / Composition: Yamaguchi Ichirou
Arrangement: sakanaction

The flower falls, the flower falls at the water’s edge.
The flower scatters, flower scatters in the wind.

Right,
The little spider
That I let go this morning –
I wonder how it’s doing.

ah…
It just doesn’t end.
A tiring night awaits me.
At the very least,
I’d have liked some time to quietly fantasize about you.

The flower falls, the flower falls at the water’s edge.
The flower scatters, flower scatters in the wind.

Right,
I had a dream.
That little spider
Seemed just like you.

ah…
Spider’s thread,
Hanging down to the shaking lotus flower.
Here I am, in pain – pull me up.

The flower falls, the flower falls at the water’s edge.
The flower scatters, flower scatters in the wind.
Using every method, every method that there is,
Let’s make the petals, make the petals bloom.

Hasu no Hana
Lyrics / Composition: Yamaguchi Ichirou
Arrangement: sakanaction

Hana furu   hana furu mizube
Hana chiru   hana chiru kaze de

Sou
Kesa nigashita
Ano chiisai kumo
Dou shiteru darou

ah
Owaranai na
Tsukareru yoru ga matteru
Semete
Shizuka ni kimi wo mousou shitai no ni

Hana furu   hana furu mizube
Hana chiru   hana chiru kaze de

Sou
Yume wo mita
Ano chiisai kumo
Kimi mitai datta

ah
Kumo no ito
Hana yuru hasu made taresagatte
Kurushimu boku wo hippariagete yo

Hana furu   hana furu mizube
Hana chiru   hana chiru kaze de
Arayuru   arayuru waza de
Hanabira   hanabira sakasou

蓮の花
作詞・作曲:山口一郎
編曲:サカナクション

花降る 花降る水辺
花散る 花散る風で

そう
今朝逃がした
あの小さい蜘蛛
どうしてるだろう

ah
終わらないな
疲れる夜が待ってる
せめて
静かに君を妄想したいのに

花降る 花降る水辺
花散る 花散る風で

そう
夢を見た
あの小さい蜘蛛
君みたいだった

ah
蜘蛛の糸
花揺る蓮まで垂れ下がって
苦しむ僕を引っ張り上げてよ

花降る 花降る水辺
花散る 花散る風で
あらゆる あらゆる技で
花びら 花びら咲かそう

Kanji source: Kasi-Time

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