"Sukiyaki" as written by and Hachidai/ei Nakamura....
Let's look up as we walk, so that the tears don't spill
Remembering that spring day, that lonely night.
Let's look up as we walk, count the blurry stars
Remembering that summer day, that lonely night.

Happiness is above the clouds,
Happiness is above the skies.
Let's look up as we walk, so that the tears don't spill
Crying as we walk, that lonely night.
Remembering that autumn day, that lonely night.

Sadness is in the shadow of the clouds,
Sadness is in the shadow of the moon.
Let's walk with our head held up so that the tears don't spill,
Crying as we walk, that lonely night.

Lyrics submitted by richie

"Sukiyaki" as written by Rokusuke Ei Hachidai Nakamura

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    General CommentA japanese song reaching number 1 in the US..

    I don't believe it!
    MusicNoobon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEven if you can't understand a word he's saying, you get the sense of how sad this song is.

    Kinda reminds me of Hiroki Sugimura and Kayoko Kotohiki in Battle Royale (I'm aware 99% of you have no idea what that is).
    mosesblahon October 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBattle Royale is famous enough.

    The actual title of this song is more-or-less the first line. The American marketing people thought it was too long-winded, and instead chose 'sukiyaki', or beef hotpot. How appropriate.
    penwakenyorimoyasushion June 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI am pretty sure the above translated lyrics are wrong. The Japanese lyrics tells the story of a heartbroken person who walks the streets at night in a rainstorm. They look up into the rain so that their tears can be mistaken for the rain running down their face. (In Japanese culture showing emotions publicly has a stigma attached and it is the origin of the term 'losing face'). They tell the good times that are now gone and how they feel being in this sad state.
    john130682on March 02, 2017   Link

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