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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

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