Shima Uta

Shima Uta was written by Kazufumi Miyazawa, the lead singer of the band "The Boom",
based on his impressions from visiting Okinawa for a photo shoot in 1992.

Deigo no hana ga saki kaze wo yobi arashi ga kita
Deigo ga sakimidare kaze wo yobi arashi ga kita
Kurikaesu kanashimi wa shima wataru nami no you
Uuji no mori de anata to deai
Uuji no shita de chiyo ni sayonara
Shima uta yo kaze ni nori tori to tomo ni umi wo watare
Shima uta yo kaze ni nori todokete okure watashi no namida

Deigo no hana mo chiri saza nami ga yureru dake
Sasayakana shiawase wa utakata no nami no hana
Uuji no mori de utatta tomo yo Uuji no shita de yachiyo no wakare
Shimau uta yo kaze ni nori tori to tomo ni umi wo watare
Shima uta yo kaze ni nori todokete okure watashi no ai wo

Umi yo uchuu yo kami yo inochi yo kono mama towa ni yuunagi wo
Shima uta yo kaze ni nori tori to tomo ni umi wo watare
Shima uta yo kaze ni nori todokete okure watashi no namida

Shima uta yo kaze ni nori tori to tomo ni umi wo watare
Shima uta yo kaze ni nori todokete okure watashi no ai wo
English translation:
The deigo flower has blossomed,
and it has called the wind,
and the storm has arrived.

The deigo flowers are in full bloom,
and they have called the wind,
and the storm has come.

The repetition of sadness,
like the waves that cross the islands.
I met you in the Uji forest.
In the Uji forest I bid farewell to Chiyo.
Island Song,
ride the wind,
with the birds,
cross the sea.
Island song,
ride the wind.

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