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Natsukashii

(nostalgic & melancholy world jazz (in Japanese))
"Penguins On Mars" CD

Classical Guitar & Voice. The Japanese word, Natsukashii, represents a bittersweet longing for something dearly missed from the past.

This is narrated from the point-of-view of a Martian telling of the old Mars 4 billion years ago before everything changed.

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(Japanese) -

Sore-wa Toi Toi Harukana Mukashi

Chikyu-ga Mada mada Moeruyo-ni Atsuku,

Inochi-no Hajimari-sae Mirarenakatta Koro

Kasei-wa Utsukushii Basho-datta.

Kuki-wa Sumiwatari Pin-to Haritsumete-inagara Atataka-datta.

Ima-towa Chigau. Tsumetaku-nankanai Ounabara, Mizuumi, Kawa-no Nagare

Daga Yagate Itsuka... Kasei-wa Shi-heto Mukau-koto ni Naru

 

(English) -

It was such a long time ago...

Long, long ago.... when the Earth was too hot to support life... Mars was a beautiful place.

The air was clear and crisp. It was warm! Not cold like it is today.

There were oceans, lakes, and streams.

Then...Mars began to die...