The Real Folk Blues

-Yoko Kanno

Aishiteta to nageku ni wa
Amari ni motoki wa shigi te shimatta
Mada kokoro no hokorobi yo
Iyasenumama kaze ga fuiteru

Hitotsu no me de asu o mite
Hitotsu no me de kinou mitsumeteru
Kimi no ai no yurikagode
Mo ichido yasurakani nemuretara

Kawaita hitomi de dareka na itekure

The real folk blues
Honto no kanashimi ga shiritaidake
Doro no kawa ni sukatta jinsei mo warukuwanai
Ichido kiri de owarunara

Kibou ni michita zetsuboto
Wanagashikakerareteru kono chansu
Nani ga yoku te warui no ka
Koin no omoi to kuramitaita

Dore dake ikireba iyasareru no darou

The real folk blues
Honto no yorokobi ga shiritai dake
Hikaru mono no subete ga mou konto wa iranai

The real folk blues
Honto no kanashimi ga shiritaidake
Doro no kawa ni sukatta jinsea mo warukuwanai
Ichido kiri de owarunara

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    General CommentLove this song, it has the real cowboy bebop spirit of blues!
    don_rosaon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! Cowboy Bebop rules, specially Ed ^.^
    panchanxtrunkson September 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI liked this song from the first time I heard it. I like listening to it on rainy days and when I am sad. Cowboy Bebop rules!
    moonmew37on October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBeauty laced within itself. Cowboy Bebop is by far one of the most engrossing and enticing anime's out write now. My favorite aspect to this work of art is that each episode has a unique soundtrack, but they all end with the show's embodiment; this fantastic song.

    Czar Peteron April 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first started learning Japanese from used textbooks I picked up off my friends who had actually taken the courses (I'm officially studying Chinese and Physics at the moment) I used this song as one of my pronounciation drills.
    pkjunon May 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is a song about spike hence the reference "one side of my eyes sees the future and the other sees the past"
    pigbenis666on November 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most amazing songs in anime today, I'd have to say. To me it sort of represents that time when you really can't ignore the past, and you can't ignore the imminent future, and you just have to do something about it.
    Izzy Ferreton November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, the beat.. everything! My favorite line is: The real folk blues I only want to know what true sadness is...
    shan4shorton March 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song and cowboy bebop are just plain fantastic. thats all i have to say
    rikkuon November 08, 2006   Link

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