Good view but dark
———-This song is the ending of the album, right?
Yes, it’s the last song I placed on the album.
The atmosphere of the song is, yes, dark.
———-YOSHIFUMI, who wrote the liner, described it as “a good view” though.
Some people might feel that way.
For me, it’s more like “good view but dark” and I wanted to give it a taste of late 60’s organ rock, psychedelic rock, or something like that.
———-There’s definitely a bold organ in there.
My wife complains that the organ is too loud, but for me, it’s just too much, or not enough.
Develops rapidly, but there is a straight line
I was just getting into “Iron Butterfly” at the time, so maybe that had an influence on me.
———-The development is very complex, too, isn’t it?
Yes, it develops rapidly, but there is a straight line, and I hope you can enjoy the strangeness of that.
You’ll notice that it’s not just complicated.
Right or wrong, there should never be war
———-How did the lyrics turn out?
The lyrics are a warning against the hateful and foolish people in the world.
Nowadays, it’s Putin.
At the time I wrote this song, it would be Trump, Shinzo Abe, and so on.
And other cruel scoundrels who can’t be helped.
The shameless racists.
It’s a warning to those people.
There is an anti-war song by “Ningen-Isu” called “Sekai-ni-Hanataba-wo” (from “Manatsu-no-Yoru-no-Yume”), isn’t there?
———-It’s a poetry reading, right?
Yes, that’s the song.
Listening to it now, the song is even more poignant.
The butterfly effect is sure to bring hell on earth to a ruler like Putin.
It’s a wish for peace, but at the same time it oozes a kind of resignation.
I guess that’s because I’m a pessimistic person.
———-It’s true that you are always brooding.
That’s just who I am, so admit it.
But you know, as Mr. Kyotaro Nishimura, who passed away the other day, said.
“Right or wrong, there should never be war”.
Yes, there should be no war.
I wish the people of Ukraine and Russia all the best!
March 10,2022 Freakz