The Boom - "Shima Uta" (Okinawa, Japan)

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about

A song written by Kazufumi Miyazawa (of the band The Boom) about Okinawa.
Recorded for the "Occupation Preoccupation" project.(http://j.mp/ocproc)

The translation I've used borrows heavily from one used by a singer named Isobel Cooper (and Andrew WK), but with a some changes which I averaged out and selected from a couple more literal versions.

lyrics

Deigo - The Flowers That We Held
Distant Winds Will Breathe And Sigh Beneath The Clouds

Deigo - The Flowers That We Lost
Distant Winds Are Calling Up A Distant Storm

I Embrace All My Sorrow Deep Within
Like The Waves Roll Across The Ocean Shore

Uuji Where We First Met
In A Forest Green And Gold
Now I Stand Beneath The Tree
Where I Cried My Last Farewell

Shima Uta My Island Ride The Wind
Together Fly Like Birds
Across The Ocean Waves

Shima Uta My Island Ride The Wind
Deliver All My Tears Across The Ocean Waves

Deigo - The Flowers Gently Sway
Gently Fall As They Ripple In The Breeze

Time Goes By And My Dream Of Happiness
Drifts Away Petals Floating On The Sea

Uuji Where I Would Sing
Close Together With My Friend
Now I Stand Beneath The Tree
Where I Cried My Last Farewell

Shima Uta My Island Ride The Wind
Together Fly Like Birds
Across The Ocean Waves

Shima Uta My Island Ride The Wind
Deliver All My Love Across The Ocean Waves

To the sea, the universe, the god, and to life
Please let the evening calm remain forever.

Shima Uta My Island Ride The Wind
Together Fly Like Birds
Across The Ocean Waves

Shima Uta My Island Ride The Wind
Deliver All My Tears Across The Ocean Waves

credits

from various things, track released 17 March 2011

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