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meekee
Posted: Apr 10, 2008 2:18 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 09 Apr 2006 Posts: 5
remblue wrote:
@ meekee It's the b-side off of the Chu-Lip single And a very good song at that Nod


oh my i cannot believe i totally missed that! thank you T_T chu-lip is the only single i didnt have..no wonder I had no idea lol.
 
Mace63
Posted: Sep 21, 2008 2:43 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 12 Oct 2007 Posts: 40 Location: Croatia
OMG!Such a beautiful song!!
 
Tosh
Posted: Jan 02, 2010 11:49 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 02 Jan 2010 Posts: 4 Location: Japan
Happy new year from Osaka! I'm a new comer and this is the very first post so excuse me if I can't make it.

Although this thread seems to have been hibernating, "Kimi Ni Kaeru" was included on Ai's 'almost-compilation' album "LOVE IS BEST," so I hope its beautiful-but-obscure lyrics will be discussed once again. (This one is really my fave!)

As somebody may have written somewhere before, Ai sometimes uses puns in her lyrics.
Some fans don't believe "kaeru" means "frog," but when she sings the last line 'Kimi ga kureta kaeru," it sure also means "a frog you gave me." (Of course, it must be a puppet frog as a present, not a real one, though. Ai may have gotten a puppet frog from someone and it inspired her to write it. Oh, don't ask me who.)
Yes, it's a funny and strange ending, but remember this song starts as overcoming lovers waking up and feeling ice's melting/bud's sending out, just like frogs awake from hibernation. Her great writing technique or just an accidental nature? I don't know.

Anyway, the song is about making up, and I want to say it is her version of the Beatles' "Here Comes The Sun" with a twist.

Most of her words are sensuous rather than logical. Many sentences lose the subject so lyrics-readers (including me) don't understand and wonder who-said/did-what, but it's ok. Listeners will have their own stories. After all, the song itself matters, doesn't it?
 
Crystallas
Posted: Jan 02, 2010 12:23 pm Reply with quote
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Welcome to the forum Tosh.What about introducing yourself in the Newbie-Section? You can give us more details about yourself there Smile.
Do you watched Ai's concerts? Sometimes she wears a little puppet frog on her belt! It reminds me of the lyrics from "Kimi ni Kaeru." Giggle...
 
chokokokoa
Posted: Jan 02, 2010 1:15 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 11 Jun 2009 Posts: 1481
Crystallas wrote:
Do you watched Ai's concerts? Sometimes she wears a little puppet frog on her belt! It reminds me of the lyrics from "Kimi ni Kaeru." Giggle...
Tosh wrote:
Some fans don't believe "kaeru" means "frog," but when she sings the last line 'Kimi ga kureta kaeru," it sure also means "a frog you gave me." (Of course, it must be a puppet frog as a present, not a real one, though. Ai may have gotten a puppet frog from someone and it inspired her to write it. Oh, don't ask me who.)
Maybe that's the puppet frog given by this someone? Confused

Also on CDTV SP Premier Live 2007 → 2008, she brought a puppet frog to attach to the mic. Smile
 
Tosh
Posted: Jan 02, 2010 9:35 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 02 Jan 2010 Posts: 4 Location: Japan
Thanks for the comments, Crystallas and chokokokoa.
And, no, I had no chance to see her live.
I've got to check out YouTube later. Thanks again, chokokokoa.

Below is my attempt of English translation of the song.
I may be wrong about 'who did/said it' in the lyrics because Ai omitted the subjects, plus I must say I added my imagination to some lines that don't make sense.
Any comment will be welcomed.

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We woke up and sights in front of us began to move
You and me, our eyes movement patterned the same
We felt the smell of new buds
It ends, and it begins, and then again it gets back

Hearts that are shut as the snow accumulates
But someday they will melt with the warmth of the sun
I can say "We can make it now"
And someday missing kisses from me are gonna come back to you

Our temperature while we are not touching, cold tiptoes
Our skin movement patterned the same
Let our eyes open new
One season, again it gets back

The last snowfall is waving goodbye
It's shining as if it says "Everything's all right"
I can say "We can make it now"
And someday missing kisses from me are gonna come back to you

Hearts that are shut as the snow accumulates
But someday they will melt with the warmth of the sun
I cay say "we can make it now"
And someday missing kisses from me are gonna come back to you

Now I will watch our hearts and souls
You've given me a single flower, and a 'kaeru'
 
chokokokoa
Posted: Jan 03, 2010 2:47 am Reply with quote
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chokokokoa wrote:
Also on CDTV SP Premier Live 2007 → 2008, she brought a puppet frog to attach to the mic. Smile
That's when she sang CHU-LIP. Smile
1 day before, on 58th Kouhaku when she also sang CHU-LIP, she wore that frog puppet as ring on her left hand. Smile
 
Tosh
Posted: Jan 03, 2010 8:05 pm Reply with quote
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I can't find both of them, but thanks anyway, chokokokoa.
I'll keep on searching.

By the way, I heard 'Kimi ni Kaeru' at a restaurant last night. What an accident!!!
 
chokokokoa
Posted: Jan 03, 2010 9:55 pm Reply with quote
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Here is posts to go to the download links of the 2 performances:
58th Kouhaku (2007.12.31)
CDTV SP Premier Live 2007 → 2008 (2008.1.1)


Tosh wrote:
By the way, I heard 'Kimi ni Kaeru' at a restaurant last night. What an accident!!!
Really? I'm happy that Aichin's song(s) played in public places!! Boogie Love
 
Tosh
Posted: Jan 05, 2010 9:23 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 02 Jan 2010 Posts: 4 Location: Japan
Wow, thank you for the links! (And also thanks to guys who uploaded them!)
I really enjoyed the 'omedetai' (= auspicious) performances.
I laughed in spite of myself when I saw Ken Kawai holding a 'tai' (= sea bream) as if it's jumping around.

I'm pretty sure the puppet frog with a crown was designed by Ai herself. Interestingly, after singing "Pocket", she took it out and attached it to her microphone. Yea, I understand frog is suitable for tulip, not for "Pocket." Giggle
 
qingg
Posted: Feb 12, 2010 5:40 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 10 Feb 2010 Posts: 12 Location: Singapore
It's a very nice and relaxing song.
And it's very addictive!
Thanks for the translation!
 
cabal
Posted: Nov 01, 2010 12:15 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 26 Nov 2008 Posts: 119 Location: Singapore
argh~~ just got to bump it this beautiful song~!

Love
 
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