What is Your Passionate Love Song?

What is Your Passionate Love Song?

What is Your Passionate Love Song?

it’s Song Lyrics Sunday here on ai love music. This week’s prompt is “Desire / Lust / Romance / Passion”, which was suggested by the wonderful and gracious host Jim at An Unique Title for Me.

When I thought about this prompt, I immediately thought about today’s song. I know it is in a language that I frequently talk about on this blog. I try to make this blog more internationally, but when I saw the prompt, today’s song played over and over in my head while I was looking at other songs from different countries.

Today’s song is “Jounetsu” (情熱 or passion) by UA.

I remember being introduced to this song when I was in high school when Miliyah Kato sampled in it her single “Jounetsu” (ジョウネツ) — which is featured on her first album, an album that I love a lot. I did listen to UA’s music a bit in high school but I wasn’t really into her. She is great but she wasn’t my thing back then. But, now that I am older and my musical tastes have become more diverse, I really appreciate UA’s music.

UA — which in Swahili means “kill” or “flower” — has a discography filled with diverse musical genres: jazz, soul, reggae, dub, electro, and ethnic music. She made her debut in 1995 with the single “HORIZON”. She has been releasing music ever since and has even collaborated with many artists in Japan. This singer currently lives in Canada with her four kids. Her eldest son, Nijiro Murakami, is a budding actor.

The Passion of a Long-Lost Love

UA wrote the lyrics to “Jounetsu”. When it was released, the single was a long-running hit that was in the Top 20 for 23 weeks. The song was covered by other major artists like Kumi Koda, Ms. OOJA, JUJU, and UNCHAIN.

If you take a look at the lyrics, you feel the passion throughout the verse. Now, this isn’t hot steaming passion, but a passion full of pure love. This pure love, however, doesn’t have a happy end as the chorus hints that the two lovers aren’t back together. And thus, wishing to relive this painful breakup by recounting the passion filled in the memories of the couple’s romantic past. The song is full of emotions, as indicated in the lyrics as well as the singing style, as it harks back on the feelings of those bittersweet memories.

What do you think of the lyrics? Here is a translation of them:

I’m sure the tears
will flow soundlessly,
but they’ll openly soak my cheeks
and start to dissolve my heart

I wanted you to hold me
until it seemed like I’d break
But I’m laughed at by the memories
as I hide my footprints and scars

My long-ago dreams
were so frighteningly vast,
and the two of us were embraced
by the overflowing, blue sky
We took the long way,
stroking
the retreating clouds
Look, I can see the forest of sleep

I’m sure the tears
will flow soundlessly,
but they’ll openly soak my cheeks
and start to dissolve my heart

I wanted you to hold me
until it seemed like I’d break
But I’m laughed at by the memories
as I hide my footprints and scars

My long ago dreams
were so sweetly red,
and concealed
the pitiful sun and shining buds
Just greedy
Just cowardly
I locked them away
Your forest is always far away

Let’s embrace the passion
that we can’t get back anymore
and gather the feelings that won’t come to fruition
and give a farewell kiss

That’s right, I want to embrace you
more than anyone else,
but I’m carried off by pain
and this joke is awfully empty

On nights when I couldn’t love you enough,
I was too tired, but today again
I bear an answer-less question,
and wait for the dazzling morning sun

I’m sure the tears
will flow soundlessly,
but they’ll openly soak my cheeks
and start to dissolve my heart

I wanted you to hold me
until it seemed like I’d break
But I’m laughed at by the memories
as I hide my footprints and scars

Let’s embrace the passion
that we can’t get back anymore
and gather the feelings that won’t come to fruition
and give a farewell kiss

That’s right, I want to embrace you
more than anyone else,
but I’m carried off by pain
and this joke is awfully empty

Source: http://shinitakashi.blogspot.com/2013/02/koda-kumi-jounetsu-lyrics.html

Tell Me…

What is your go-to song for passionate love? Tell me in the comments below!


The Rules

If you want to participate, here are the rules:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

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This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Nice music and a good video.

  2. That’s a pretty interesting choice. I’m partial to French songs, I love the language and the music too.

  3. Oh I am not sure what my passionate song is. I love almost anything piano based, so I would lean that route. Haven’t heard this song you’ve shared.

  4. This is such a beautiful post! I appreciate you sharing especially in another language 🙂

  5. Oh gosh, there are so many good love songs! I have such a hard time picking just one of them. I listen to country music, so there are quite a few that I like. One that stands out right now is Chris Young’s song “Getting You Home”.

  6. I would say a song by Johnnyswim. They are my favorite.

  7. I love music and I listen to any songs in no matter what language it is sung in as long as it has a catchy melody. This song sounds great too.

  8. Music of any kind of so relaxing. The song seems to bring back some memories for you

  9. This is such an interesting choice. I love that you’ve also shared the lyrics.

  10. I love finding new love songs. There are so many out there that I love to listen to.

  11. It’s a great question and so many songs come flooding my mind. I would have to pass until I sort through the mental files.

  12. Oh wow! I had no idea about this song but it is really sad, and I have to confirm, my favourite Love songs are pretty sad too! Well, Elton already said it 50 years ago: Sad Songs they say so much!

  13. I don’t know what my passionate love song would be! Probably something by Billie Holiday. She’s my favorite.

  14. Never heard or listen to UA` songs but seeing the translation made me curious. I am into jazz and electro so this is perfect. Haven`t added any love songs into my playlist for a while and honestly, I don`t know what I would choose.

  15. I like She’s Like the Wind, from the film Dirty Dancing. It is very emotional and loving.

  16. Love songs for me run the gamut of genres. This is such a great song, with heartfelt lyrics. My favorite love Song would be the song of our relationship “ain’t nobody” by Chaka khan. Jasmine Thompson recently redid it and wow amazing softer version.

  17. This is such a good song and I love the beautiful lyrics behind it. I love listening to good music!

  18. Oh amazing! I really love this song, the lyrics are out of this word, so passionate as you mentioned. Thank you so much for sharing, love it.

  19. Celine Dion has a few I love so does Mariah, I cannot pick from them, I love their voices and music

  20. I haven’t heard about it before. The lyrics seem to have deep meaning to words.

  21. That is really a great passionate song. I love listening music like this, that all about love.

  22. The lyrics really touch your heart. My favorite song for a lost love is “Someday” by Nina. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkEJH_st870) Here’s a snippet of the lyrics:
    Cause, someday someone’s gonna love me
    The way I wanted you to need me
    Someday someone’s gonna take your place
    One day I’ll forget about you
    You’ll see I won’t even miss you
    Someday, someday

  23. That was a very lovely song. I love listening to diff kind of genre. Music makes me feel relax every time.

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