UtaNet - RINA's "eternal" Lyrics Essay
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RINA's "eternal" Lyrics Essay
UtaNet - RINA's "eternal" Lyrics Essay Rinaeternal

All of the pain and joy I've experienced so far was right here in my pocket, allowing me to write about it.




On March 3rd, 2021, SCANDAL released eternal, their first single of their 15th anniversary year. In addition to the new song "eternal" produced by Satori Shiraishi, who has co-wrote many of the band's songs so far, this work also includes a remix of the same song by TOWA TEI as the B-side track. Please enjoy it!

Today's song column is a lyrics essay penned by RINA. Spelled out are the words she's found through playing music with all her strength, honesty, and tact for 15 years. This essay also conveys the feelings included in their new song "eternal." Please take it in along with the lyrics.


~Lyrics Essay: "eternal"~


You wake up from a dream.
Your pillow is sunken down along with your head. You set free the humified air through the window and head to the chilly living room. You start the day by repeating the same things, and spend every day looking for similar but slightly different discrepancies.

You've been moving forward through the light that keeps shining despite being small, without deciding on where to go today. Time goes by, even if sad things happen or if you find a happiness that couldn't be better, and you forget about them or they fade away until they become beautiful memories.

We've cried and laughed a lot during the 15 years we've been a band. We have devoted the entirety of our lives to it every year. Looking back, it's gone by in no time at all and feels as if I warped here from the time I was a middle schooler. Now we've made it to the front of the 15th door.

I don't really know what it means to be successful or rewarded, but the four of us have always been carefully and thoroughly searching for the correct answers. No matter how far we go, it's like we're always in the midway point of a marathon. Sometimes it feels like we can't run anymore if we stop for even a little bit, and sometimes we get so nervous that we don't even like it, which bothers both others and ourselves. Oh boy.

Before we knew it, dreams and goals were outstripped and changed into existence and life. That happened gradually and naturally. However, we made sure that they turned into colors that we ourselves chose. We're now at the point where we can praise ourselves a little, like saying, "We've done a good job so far." By just recognizing and forgiving ourselves, we learned for the first time that there's a release that comes with it. Everyone should be able to touch/experience a gentler world, especially during these times.

Sometimes it seems that fantasy is the most continuous thing right now. I was able to write a realistic, honest, and earnest song. All of the pain and joy I've experienced so far was right here in my pocket, allowing me to write about it.

When there's fog in front of you, wait for the wind and fan each other. Even if lost or broken, it'll be restored. Leave the future to your future self in favor of this moment. This moment doesn't last forever. Even if we're scared, we'll unlock it again. Keep continuing to watch us.

<SCANDAL・RINA>



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Re: UtaNet - RINA's "eternal" Lyrics Essay
Posted Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:06 pm

2many2no

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Rina writes so beautifully, she is so expressive and poetic.

I picked up a book of Japanese poetry some 50 years ago, I still cherish that collection.* Rina's writing reminds me of the way classic Japanese poets paint such wonderful emotive pictures with so few words. She seems to have an intimate understanding of the power of language. 

I hope she continues to paint, I would love to see what her creative mind can do with graphic arts.

By the way, Jade, your translations of everything SCANDAL are also amazing. I've read the Google translations and one can discern the meaning from them, but your translations convey the feelings behind the words. Bravo! Now, where's that link to a cup of coffee for you when I need it?

*That book is still available. 100 Poems from the Japanese, tr. by Kenneth Rexroth. Highly recommend.



まつげの先が頬をかすめる距離で 目が合ったら
When our eyes meet at the distance my eyelashes graze your cheeks
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Re: UtaNet - RINA's "eternal" Lyrics Essay
Posted Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:52 pm

Steadystate

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2many2no wrote:Rina writes so beautifully, she is so expressive and poetic.

I picked up a book of Japanese poetry some 50 years ago, I still cherish that collection.* Rina's writing reminds me of the way classic Japanese poets paint such wonderful emotive pictures with so few words. She seems to have an intimate understanding of the power of language. 
Yes agree with you she writes beautifully and it reflects in both her lyrics and blog posts. Based on how she speaks at interviews and her VLOGs, she is very eloquent as well. Not everyone is blessed with the ability to express themselves well in two such different ways.

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