For tonight’s Idols Unzipped I thought we’d watch a performance of my most favorite Moritaka Chisato song♥, the inspiration here coming from C-ute’s recent tribute to Moritaka~san’s “Kono machi” which I not too long ago posted here. Tonight’s song is titled “Futari wa koibito” (“We two are lovers”) and it was released a bit more towards the latter part of her career so there’s just a few live performances to choose from and here I went with Moritaka~san’s 1997 Peachberry Show performance.
First though here’s the original single studio version:
~Moritaka Chisato “Futari wa koibito” mp3~
“Futari wa koibito” was released on February 10th, 1995.
~Moritaka Chisato “Futari wa koibito” (1997 Peachberry Show)~
One of my all time favorites♥! The bouncy piano rhythm with such a lively beat made for a love~at~1st~listen and add in some very candid lyrics of a lover’s quarrel all to a sweetly melodic harmony and you’ve got a most awesome J~pop classic, timeless still.
“Futari wa koibito~
Saikin anata yasashiku nai wa
Watashi no koto mou akita no
Deeto wo shitetemo kikubari ga nai yo
Nanimo kamo jibunkatte no peesu
Deatta koro no anata wa itsumo
Sore ga ima wa dou sokkenai taido
Konnanimo kawatte shimau nante
Recently you haven’t been gentle to me
Are you tired of me?
You don’t take care of me when we’re on a date
You do everything as you like
When I first met you, you were always wonderful, so gentle to me
I didn’t expect you to change so drastically
Nakinagara watashi ga suneru to
Awateta kao shite kyuuni yasashiku naru ne
Shaku dakedo itsumo no sono te ni gomakasarete tsui
Yurushite shimau no
When I’m sulking and begin to weep
you look embarrassed and suddenly become gentle
To my anger, I always forgive you in spite of myself
deceived with your usual ways
Hanasei shiteru kuchisaki bakkari
Sono kotoba wa kiki akita
Anata shidai na no futari no naka wa
Uso janakya sono shouko wo misete yo
“I reflect on what I’ve done.” You are all talk
I’ve become tired of hearing your words
Our love depends on you
If your words are true, show me evidence of it
Omoikiri fukigenni naru to
Komatta kao shite sugu ni joudan wo iu
Iikagen watashi wa honki de okotte iru kara
Nani shitemo mudada yo
When I’m in the worst temper
You look bewildered and instantly joke
I’ve got furious with you,
so you cannot calm me however much you may try
Honto gomen ne to
Majimena kao shite hoho ni kisu shite kureta
Shaku da kedo yappari anata ga suki dakara kyou mo
Yurushite shimau no.
“I’m really sorry.”
You seriously kissed my cheek
To my anger, I forgive you today too
‘cause I love you.
Great post! Love the photo of Moritaka on drums!!!
She was such an amazing performer in concert!! Guitars, piano, drums….recorder she always played select songs live on instruments which was always so cool. She also for all of the latter portion of her career wrote all of her own lyrics too and some of her music, she was just so involved with all aspects of her career. Such a legendary J~pop artist, over the years I’ve collected all of her singles and albums and most of her visual collections….she’s definitely in my top 5 most favorite J~artists all time =). I hope you had a chance to listen to the song here, it’s such an instantly catchy melody and Just her vocals~♥!! love love!!