Imai Miki – Motto Motto Motto (English Lyrics)

もっと もっと もっと
More More More

It was a private rendezvous
Busy streets having grown dark

Riverside
In a taxi hurrying towards you
My earrings swaying

The wind dances
I am dreaming
Passing through signals

More and more close to you
More and more crazy about you
That is how I want to love you

Twilight…
Please, my special someone

It was a chance meeting like any other
Many seasons having passed since then

Yet even now my feelings remain unchanged
And each time we are to meet, my heart races

Cheeks burning up
Street after street
Fixing my makeup in the backseat

More and more gently
More and more radiantly
I will give you a miracle

Twilight…
Please, kiss me before long

As I now feel these new feelings
Embrace me passionately

When I cross over that bridge
I shall find you waiting with a smile

Twilight…
Tonight, I want to be with you until morning
More and more close to you…

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Imai Miki – Ame ni Kiss no Hanataba wo (English Lyrics)

雨にキッスの花束を
Rain and a Bouquet of Kisses

Suddenly he says, “let’s get married right now!”
Storm warning, everyone in town hurrying home

Telling each other “I love you,” both of us grownups
But after all that talk about keeping a proper distance…

An out-of-the-blue proposal!
In the middle of a scramble crossing!
You’re kidding me!
Frozen, my umbrella rolls over like a flower

Can’t even hear the honking cars
So drenched I can’t move
The entire world holds its breath
As we stand here staring at each other
Kiss, kiss!

I’d always liked you — frankly, I was waiting for this
While doing my best to look all cool and indifferent

I cherish both my work and my love life
But really my biggest treasure is his smile

A dream-like proposal!
Lipstick running down my chin!
But a headstrong woman like me…
Am I really the one you want?

A ring of raindrops
Landing on my fourth finger
What a once-in-a-lifetime memory
Make me happy, okay? I love you!
Kiss, kiss!

Destiny beckons to us
A bouquet of tearful kisses
Brimming with the word “yes”

An out-of-the-blue proposal!
In the middle of a scramble crossing!
You’re kidding me!
Frozen, my umbrella rolls over like a flower

Can’t even hear the honking cars
So drenched I can’t move
The entire world holds its breath
As we stand here staring at each other
Kiss, kiss!

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Imai Miki – Kakehiki 27 (English Lyrics)

カ・ケ・ヒ・キ・27
Negotiation 27

Hey, let’s freshen up our tea
Or should we make it coffee?
Two hours of this awkwardness
Conversation headed nowhere
Mixed with feigned laughter
What are we gonna do now
By just the two of us?

This could be the start of something new
But wait, stop, there’s…
There’s a timing to everything, right?

Only a single light in the room
Our shadows reflected on the table
Nonchalantly, inadvertently, we get closer
When suddenly he says he’s “nervous”
Seriously…?
That’s gotta be against the rules!

“We’re friends! Why would you be nervous?!”
Is what I blurted out
But really though, kiss me

Old enough to know better
Yet my heart’s going pit-a-pat
How long will you play innocent?
Come on already, kiss me!!

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Henkka’s New Music Discoveries #2

Music.

I love to listen to it. I love to think about it. I love to look for more of it (particularly the good stuff) every chance I get.

It keeps me sane, it gives me the drive to keep going, and it makes me content. It makes everything feel more worthwhile. Even the shittier parts of life suddenly become more bearable when you know how at the end of the day, when you’re ready to take it, it’s there to be had.

And so, here’s some great music I’ve found since last time.

KNOWER
“I’m The President”

2023 | SYNTH FUNK

“Holy shit.”

That just about sums up my reaction on my first time hearing this song. And, to be fair, my reaction on every successive listen ever since.

I’m the president, yeah
You all voted, here I am
I’m the president, I love you
Who’s the president? Me
Landslide fucking victory
I’m the president, I love you

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