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Old 4th July 2020, 07:03 PM
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「拝啓 わたしの小さくて
永遠に世界一の天使へ」

初めましての涙だったり
初めて指繋いで眠った日とか
初めて全てがダメな気がして
初めて隣で泣き明かした日とか
初めてだらけの2人だったね
でも君とだから
乗り越えられたんだよ

笑う時にね片方の目が
きゅっと閉じるとこがおんなじ
眠い時にはふくれっつらして
下唇つきだすのもおんなじなんだよ

君は君の名をいつ知るんだろうか
それとももう知ってるかな
レフアがオヒアの木に寄り添うように
優しく強い花を咲かせたように

そんな想いを込めたんだよ

冷たい雪の降る日は
この胸で休まればいい
激しい夏の日には
どこまでも自由に駆け出せばいいと
そうやって見守っていくよ
ずっと

君は君の名をいつ知るんだろうか
それとももう知ってるかな
君が君の名をいつか尋ねたなら
その時はどんな風に言おう

Ah- レフアがオヒアの木に
寄り添うようにと花を咲かせた日
Ah- まあるく漂う風が
新しく私らしい生きる意味を教えてくれた

そんな事を伝えようかな
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:05 PM
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:05 PM
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1300x1300 cover


full promo image
Thank you so much!! The cover is extremely beautiful ;_; makes me wish we had a physical release just so we could have this cover irl xD
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:05 PM
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I don't think she's cutesy sounding in this really. It's sweet but not too sweet? meaning of LOVE for example is extremely saccharine compared to this but this is more like a mother singing to her child.
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:08 PM
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Not 100% accurate from my basic japanese

forever in this world
a little one, an angel
we met by crying
your name, a tree of Ohia
with your kindness
you will grow strong flowers
you showed me
a new side of myself
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:09 PM
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you can totally hear her doing this during the first verse. The problem with her trying to sound cutesy nowadays is she sounds even more hoarse and dry when doing it. If she just sticks to her natural tone like in the chorus, she sounds fine. I’d even say her voice has definitely recovered considerably since Trouble, but you won’t notice it until the chorus because of the whole cutesy act in the beginning lol
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:10 PM
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Finally something new after such a long time. I love the song and I don't think it's overly cutesy, but rather like a mother singing to her baby... which makes this song even better. I really really love it! Also, the cover looks sooo good!
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:11 PM
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That's song to her child for sure

It's kinda sad that I don't like how it sounds at all

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Old 4th July 2020, 07:12 PM
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To me, it doesn't really cross into that sort of super cutesy mode, but it allllmooostt goes there. Considering what she's saying about in the beginning to her "dear my number one angel in the world", I think it's forgivable if she does get a bit baby-talky since she is talking to her child.
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:14 PM
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I wonder with the lyrics saying 'when you know your name', has she named her son Ohia after the tree flower?
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Fell in love since the very first time hear it. It appeared at my homepage on YouTube.
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:15 PM
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Excited for new music! Hope I can purchase this soon through iTunes.
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:16 PM
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I wonder with the lyrics saying 'when you know your name', has she named her son Ohia after the tree flower?
I thought that was a possibility when I saw the Ohia name, like Ohia Hamasaki seems... right, but it could be just a reference to the legend and flower.

When I saw that part of the lyrics though I just saw it as "when you're old enough to know your name" not that the song literally had to do with the name, but it's just something that parents wonder when their kids are growing up.

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Old 4th July 2020, 07:17 PM
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Chorus lyrics are something along:

I wonder when you’ll know your name,
Or I wonder if you already know it
Just as Lehua snuggled up to the Ohia tree,
And gently bloomed a strong flower.
These are the thoughts I held

Very rough, so don’t quote me lol
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:17 PM
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could the title refers to her baby's name?
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:17 PM
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i’m in love with this song, there’s nothing to complain about. we all have waited this one and only new song after 2 damn years. let’s enjoy and make it hit 1M view on YouTube as soon as possible!!!

(also hope the song will be available on Spotify!)
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:20 PM
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The more I listen to it, the more I feel it's a song from Ayu, not really "Ayumi Hamasaki" if that makes sense. I'm so happy she's shared this with us
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:22 PM
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Sweet song. I'm sure she'll cry if she sings it during a concert.
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:22 PM
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I almost fainted when I opened her instagram notification and had to wait almost 40 minutes because I wasn't home, but here it is...

The melody is lovely and I loved her voice, the "cutesy" tone didn't bother me at all, my only complaint are the arrangements, they're so generic/basic, sounds like a half of other songs she released in the last decade, but overall, I like the song.
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Old 4th July 2020, 07:26 PM
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I think even if the arrangement is a bit samey, it seems like it's mixed better than most of her recent stuff. There's also a bit of a fullness to the song that feels like it was lacking with other recent releases. With a song like this as well, I don't know if another type of arrangement would fit. If not this sort of 'sweeping ballad' style, what else would work for a song dedicated to her son?
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