KAN – Shinu made Kimi wo Hanasanai

I am very sorry this blog got abandon for a long time. My main computer crashed in May and was stuck with an outdated laptop for the summer until I got my new one in August. And then school took over and I didn’t have a chance to update. But now I do, yay! I promise that in 2009 this will be updated more and there will more stuff to come. And, as my comeback post, I give you a late Christmas gift with the legendary singer/songwriter KAN.

Artist: KAN

Single Title: 死ぬまで君を離さない (Shinu made Kimi wo Hanasanai)
Date Released: October 22nd, 1992
Catalog Code: PODH-1097
Label: Polydor
Genre: Japanese Pop
1. 死ぬまで君を離さない
2. KANのChristmas Song
3. 死ぬまで君を離さない (Original Karaoke)
CD Information

Wiki JP CD Information

About / Review

KAN (real name is Kimura Kan (木村和)) is a pop singer/songwriter who debuted with his first single in 1987 entitled “Terebi no Naka ni”.  His first number one single came three years later, in 1990, with “Ai wa Katsu”. After that, he has enjoy top 20 hits with number of his singles (with this single placing Number 18 on the Oricon Charts).  But, what else has made KAN famous is his songwriting. He has written many popular lyrics for WINK, Qlair, Hello! Project, SMAP, and other famous groups (He wrote my favorite indies single of 2008, Lucky Aura by Erina Mano, by the way).
Shinu made Kimi wo Hanasanai is a typically ’90s piano ballad with the heavy use of the piano and that guitar solo with a strong sense of power in the chorus. But, what makes this single unique sense of calmity in the single. This single is also mellow and enjoyable to listening due to the melodic and lyrical messages it is trying to convey throughout.  As for the the B-side, Kan’s Christmas Song, is a upbeat, barbershop-type short acepella song that made me dance in my chair a bit. The song remembers of a Billy Joel song with the type of melodic uses in this songs (the bums, bums, bums and the Ahhhs). This song is a treat for the Christmas season but also as much enjoyable in the non-Christmas song. All in all, this single is a treat fand should not missed.

Lyrics (for the Karaoke track)

Mou arasoi hayame you
Ah kimi wo kakimawasu sonna tsumoriwanai kara
Ah kimi wo mitsumete Ah hizamazuitara
Boku wa eien wo chikaou
Kimi no me no oku ni hisomu
Kiechai sou na hikari wo
Saigo made kesanai you ni
Tada sotto zutto kimi wo dakishimetai
Oh~Ah tatoe boku no kioku wa
Kimi dake ga nokoreba ii
Oh~Ah ima ieru koto
boku wa shinu made kimi wo hanasanai darou
Ah itsumo mayotteta Ah jishin ga nakute
Uso mo tokidoki tsuitakara
Ah kimi no kimochi ga moshi mo far away toku ni natte mo
Aisuru koto wo boku wa yamenai yo Yes, I will
Kimi no te nigitteru to
Kotoba nanka muimi na mono da natte
Shizen ni kanjirareru kara
Tada motto zutto kimi wo dakishimetai
Oh~Ah ki ni natteta no wa
Kimi ga tsukarete n janai katte koto sa
Oh~Ah nagai tabi da yo
Boku wa shinu made kimi wo hanasanai darou
Kimi ni to tte no boku wa ittai donna nan darou
Boku wa kimi ga itoshi kute shou ga nai n da yo dakara
Zutto issho ni ite kimi wo mamoru kara
Oh~Ah tatoeba boku no kioku
Kimi dake ga nokoreba ii
Oh~Ah yakusoku suru yo
Boku wa shinu made kimi wo hanasanai darou
Shinu made kimi wo hanasanai darou

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