Atmosphere of Dreams

Returning to the indigo skies of that day

We hop onto the Ferris Wheel to take us up and above fate

The atmosphere is so festive

Filling the air with hopes and dreams of another day

Sitting in this brand-new carriage,

We peer into each other, already aware that our future starts tonight

 

Drums go chan-chan-chan!

As food sizzles on the grill

The beat of the music goes ban-ban-ban!

As dancers twirl to the rhythm

It’s a matsuri that we all came together and drew

Where couples go chu

And the night turns to morning dew

 

A girl in love and a boy in love

Watched from above inside the Ferris Wheel

They peer into their future

Trapped by the atmosphere of dreams

But they have a hope

A hope that they cling to as fireworks burst in the sky

 

 

Dawn comes to tear them away

But they are stuck in the atmosphere of dreams

They can’t run away, not today, not ever

As they cling to each other like chocolate and cream

 

Drums go chan-chan-chan!

As food sizzles on the grill

The beat of the music goes ban-ban-ban!

As dancers twirl to the rhythm

It’s a matsuri that we all came together and drew

Where couples go chu

And the night turns to morning dew

 

A girl in love and a boy in love

Watched from above inside the Ferris Wheel

They peer into their future

Trapped by the atmosphere of dreams

But they have a hope

A hope that they cling to as fireworks burst in the sky

 

Returning to the indigo skies of that day

We hop onto the Ferris Wheel to take us up and above fate

The atmosphere was so festive filled with hopes and dreams of another day

Sitting in this worn-out carriage we peer into each other

We are already aware that our future started that night

Roaring Currents

I close my heart once again to the beat pounding against my soul.

I lack the understanding to make out these unrestricted feelings

It’s a broken faucet I can’t control

I drown beneath my misinterpreted convictions

The memories and sentiments carry me under

The roaring currents drag me along

I cling to my false hopes burdened by my insecurities

I want to be yours, I want to stay

But I’m dragged down into the cold depths of reality

Let’s be honest, we see in color

But the world perceived is in black and white

We can say things like

“I like you just the way you are…there’s no need to change”

Forgive me, but that doesn’t apply to me

I feel alienated and lost in a dispassionate society

My revival comes at the cost of my closed heart

Touched by the words and souls of strangers—my heart takes a peek

Countless melodies carry the zealous sentiments of people just like me…no us…

Reverberations bounced back and forth across the world

Creating a burst of color filled with unidentified but connected hope

My heart releases itself

With music as my life preserver,

the waters calm as I swim in a sea of new memories of hope and compassion