Love and Coffee With This 2006 Song by Maki Goto

Love and Coffee With This 2006 Song by Maki Goto

It’s #SongLyricsSunday! Today’s prompt is to find a song that uses the words cappuccino, coffee, espresso, latte, or mocha either in the title or in the lyrics. Since I had a busy weekend of hanging out with friends who are leaving soon, I made the quick choice of using the song “Love Kan Coffee” (LOVE缶コーヒー; Love Canned Coffee) by Japanese pop singer Maki Goto. Let’s check out the song a little bit more and discover why I love Maki Goto so much.

One of My Favorites: Maki Goto

Maki Goto

“Love Kan Coffee” is a song that was featured as the b-side of the 2006 single “Glass no Pumps” (Pumps of Glass). The lyrics and music were all written by Tsunku and the arrangement was done by AKIRA. At this point, you probably asking yourself “Wait a minute, you have mentioned Tsunku before! How is Maki Goto related to Tsunku?” That is because Maki Goto was once part of Morning Musume and also the umbrella group Hello! Project, that was all produced by Tsunku once upon a time.

Maki Goto joined Morning Musume. in 1999 at the age of 13 when she won the audition to join the famous girl group as the sole third-generation member. This audition was televised on a super popular TV show called ASAYAN. They call Goto one of the aces of the group because right after she joined, Morning Musume.‘s popularity soared as the group had sold-out concerts, singles that sold over a million copies, and became one of the top artists from 1999 to 2004.

In 2001, Maki Goto began her solo career with the release of “Ai no Bakayarou” (Love’s Fool). Although she graduated from Morning Musume in 2002, she continued to be a solo singer for Hello! Project until 2007. After she left Hello! Project, she released singles with avex for a while. However, both her Hello! Project and avex career were not successful as her time in Morning Musume. Many fans have pointed to the fact that both labels didn’t know how to market Goto. Was she a teen pop star? Was she singing R&B? Or was she singing cute songs? The record labels didn’t know what to do with her.

The singer has reemerged in recent years (after taking a break to start a family). She has been popular with her gaming channel on Youtube. Also, she has appeared on TV, other Youtube channels, and singing covers of popular songs. But, even if the public has fallen out of love with Maki Goto, I still love her. I just love everything about her: her music, her singing, her charm, her dancing, and her personality. I think she was the person I wanted to be when I was a teen as she was cool and could sing.

Enjoying Love With Coffee

“Love Kan Coffee” is a mid-tempo R&B tune. It has that cool vibe from the instrumentation. This sound signature sound is most definitely the work of AKIRA as he has done a lot of other Hello! Project songs with a similar R&B sound. But, the R&B sound is pretty nice in “Love Kan Coffee” as it really fits with Maki Goto’s vocals. How about you, what do you think of Maki Goto’s “Love Kan Coffee”? Listen to it below and tell me what you think in the comments!


Lyrics for Maki Goto’s “Love Kan Coffee”

Here are the translated English lyrics, credits to Projecthello:

Hey, tonight again,
tell me just
Hey a little bit more
about you AH

Hey, kiss me
with your rhythm
Hey, I could shoot through
to space like this

He likes canned coffee
Holding hands seems like an impossibility

Sometimes he makes me cry with his gentle words
My beloved person

The deep feelings continue
after I wake up
It happens every day

The sun notices
It knows my true feelings
I should be honest

Hey, just tonight
I want to
Hey, be layed-back
in your arms AH

Hey, with your pace
I get so hot it’s like I’m burning
Hey, I could shoot through
to space like this

He likes driving at night
and the feeling of the empty streets

We stop at the same stand as always
and have canned coffee again

The flavor and color of love
don’t change if they’re watered down
They’re very clear

I’m screaming with my heart
I’m screaming my true feelings
“Love is eternal”

Hey, just tonight
I want to
Hey, be layed-back
in your arms AH

Hey, with your pace
I get so hot it’s like I’m burning
Hey, I could shoot through
to space like this

Hey, just tonight
I want to
Hey, be layed-back
in your arms AH

Hey, with your pace
I get so hot it’s like I’m burning
Hey, I could shoot through
to space like this

Canned coffee is…


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Love and Coffee With This 2006 Song by Maki Goto

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Anne-Kathrin

    Love the lyrics! It is a very catchy tune going on there. This one will go in my list for listening once again later.

  2. renee

    I really enjoyed reading the lyrics! Thank you for this!

  3. Marjie Mare

    What a powerful song. The lyrics are simply amazing and this verse is my favorite: The flavor and color of love
    don’t change if they’re watered down
    They’re very clear

  4. Seyi

    It’s a lovely song. It hits you straightaway, not one that takes time to grow on you.

    I love this line: The sun notices
    It knows my true feelings
    I should be honest

  5. DESTINY

    This song is really nice. I will add it to my music list. Thanks!

  6. Kenneth

    not familiar with the artist,,ut she looks stunning…will check her songs on youtube lets see how it goes

  7. knycx journeying

    Thanks for sharing the music and it’s lovely, I always look for new music and today I have something new to listen to. – Kncyx Journeying

  8. Luci W.

    What a fun upbeat song. Go Maki Goto! Very cool to learn about popular culture from other places on the globe.

  9. Tweenselmom

    I’m always open to new music so I will definitely check this out. Japanese pop music hits different.

  10. SoniaChic95

    My favorite part in love and coffee is,He likes driving at night and the feeling of the empty streets!

  11. Clarice

    This song talks about the reality of love. Thank you for sharing with us the English translation as I am able to appreciate it more.

  12. Kiwi

    My niece is into Kpop I am sure she is into Jpop too. I wonder if she heard of this?

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