From the recording Natsukashii
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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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
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...