Song Lyric Sunday: Soul

If you Google Search “Soul”. This is the first result.

souldictionary

Humans should have souls. Without a soul, one would lack the very critical attribute of humans. The ability to feel emotions. Yet, nowadays, it is not uncommon to come across people who seem to be soulless… Caught up in the business of everyday life, we succumb to society’s daily routines set out for us. We live empty lives and become one with those around us. We focus so much on the guidelines that we do not think for ourselves. We focus so much on working to survive we neglect what our soul truly desires. Too focused on making many “friends” and making more money.

Perhaps there are those who fought to be themselves, but with repeated disappointments, their souls left them as well.

Where have all the souls gone?

Maybe they simply went back from where they came from… nothingness.

sold our souls

This week’s song choice for Song Lyric Sunday is a Japanese song by amazarashi.

空っぽの空に潰される (Crushed by Empty Sky)

The letters that I received is too much
I threw away my luggage
I’m feeling satisfied but I’m actually empty
Having more money is better
Having more friends is better
Having more peace of mind is better
What’s “Happiness” after all?
“You surely die” is written “Desperately” (必死)
“Dreaming” is written “Absorbed” (夢中)
We ran exactly desperate through the seasons
Only injuries are increasing
I had a friend that can laugh with me
Don’t envy your past self
It’s your imaginary enemy
If we’re feeling joyful then it’s fine to laugh
If we’re feeling sad then it’s fine to cry
If we’re feeling a void then what should we do?
Tell me
Tell me
You said goodbye unreluctantly
The seasons come and go around without friendliness
Then what are we supposed to expect?
I’m being crushed by empty sky
In the end, humans have one or two things that they’re missing
Should we think about what we are insufficient on
Or should we think about what we need?
There is a minimal burden
Mine is more than enough
Let’s run through again
Let’s run through desperately and absorbedly again
Today has come and today has gone away
But I won’t go according to the flow
If I say something unpleasant is unpleasant
Then it has drifted to this day
So today is an anniversary
The anniversary for me who has fought
But I have just one problem
This day is completely void
If we’re feeling joyful then it’s fine to laugh
If we’re feeling sad then it’s fine to cry
If we’re feeling a void then what should we do?
Tell me
Tell me
You said goodbye unreluctantly
The people and things I love are disappointing
Then what are we supposed to expect?
Tell me
Tell me
I’m being crushed by empty sky
If I throw up complaints will I be relieved?
Or if I just wail will I be relieved?
If I say that I wanna die, is it pleasant for me?
Do I want to step out from there?
I forgot something somewhere
Is it in the classroom or inside my mother’s belly
Loving a permanent loss is what happiness is
If we’re feeling joyful then it’s fine to laugh
If we’re feeling sad then it’s fine to cry
If we’re feeling a void then what should we do?
Tell me
Tell me
You said good bye unreluctantly
I came from a dark place, then all i’ll do is return to dark place
What can i do in the meantime of it?
Tell me
Tell me
I’m being crushed by the empty sky
Translation from here.
Hope you guys do not mind it not being an English song. ^^”

Feel free to check out more songs by amazarashi on YouTube.

If you are interested in getting some of their CDs, head on over to CDJapan by simply clicking here.

For the specific album with this song, click here.

Leave your thoughts on the song in the comments below! 🙂

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