And it was then that I realized wow, I’m able to write lyrics and sing and stuff like that.
The thing is, in English I’m able to write the lyrics as I’m making the song, once I’m done with the melody.
And also, I think Japan places great value on the lyrics.
The Japanese version comes with a translation, but that’s different from the lyrics, so people could look things up and find a translation of their own if they’re interested.
Sort of like, I have to make the Japanese lyrics really deep.
In English, the sounds and melodies I created were an inspiration to me, and words came to me as I explored the sounds, and from there I was able expand on the meaning.
I squeeze oranges every morning to make juice.
There really aren’t any completely Asian people singing right now.
The world is in motion, as it seems.
I can never really enjoy being famous.
People do ask me if I think I can make it in the States.
I’ve been missing Japanese literature so much of late.
Since I was doing all of it myself, I had to decide where I wanted to go with the songs, how to proceed with the chords, if the sound was alright, and all that detail on my own.
When people ask me exactly how much time I spend in each country, I always tell them I have no idea.
In Japan, people don’t really sing about sexual content.
I figure no matter how old you are, it’s always going to be your first marriage and no life experience is going to make you a better judge of who you should marry.
For cubic U I didn’t know how it all got started at all.
Actually, the fun part was not knowing what the heck I was going to be doing.
It’s just that, when I’m in Japan I could foretell to a certain degree what would be accepted, so I certainly don’t come up with any crazy arrangements.
But in Japanese, there’s actually not much of a relationship between the music and the words.
For the version of this CD released in Japan, a translation of the English lyrics is included, but there are lots of places where meanings are lost in the process of translation.
I just want people to see that I do my own stuff, that I’m not stupid, and I can make fun of myself.
I’m not like a gorgeous bombshell or anything like that.