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GATHERING: WELCOME TO ANIMATION WORLD
Music from Nausicaa, Kiki's Delivery Serivce, Laputa and My Neighbor Totoro in English

TKCA-30301 (1991)
Produced by AKIRA JIMBO
Lead Vocals : Yvonne Williams & Roy Galloway

GatheringTracks:
Nausicaa (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) [4:44]
Gazing On (Kiki's Delivery Service) [4:53]
Lost Paradise (Laputa) [4:33]
Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) [4:31]
Fruitful Land (Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind) [5:05]
Laputa (Laputa) [4:51]
Little Lost (My Neighbor Totoro) [4:11]
Seasons (Kiki's Delivery Service) [4:46]

I've had this CD for such a long time forgot I had it. I was really surprised by this CD. I first heard it though a trade and liked it so much I special ordered it. It is an English version of the popular Miyazaki Songs from Nausicaa, Laputa, Kiki and Totoro. This is not for you anime purist though, so if you don't like even the slightest change in the original, I sugest you pass this by. The songs are not literal translations, but are adaptations rewritten in English. The music is also adapted to have a more R&B, soul, gospel and jazz quality to them. I admit it does throw you off at first, but after listening to it a few time and keeping an open mind about it, I really began to like it. I suggest you at least download one and give it a try, I think after listening to it a few times, you'll begin to like it as much as I did.

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Nausicaa (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) [4:44]
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An angel dressed
In robe of blue
Kissed by the sun
Turns all the bare
Lands into
Fields of shining gold
No man will be left on this earth to survive
Going on destroying all human ties with the land

Man must confess
They can't undo
What's already done
But if they should care
What there is to do
Love will unfold
All of nature's gifts will soon begin to thrive
And at the angel's lead man will follow hand in hand

**Savior of the earth, Nausicaa
Valley of the wind is where you find her
Angel sent to earth, Nausicaa
She's been sent from heaven to save the dying earth

Man had been blessed
With nature's fruit
We've only begun
To know that what's there
Are dreams some true
And we've got to hold
*These ugly wars of man will only deprive
Us of our lives and of this planet on which we stand

***Savior of the earth, Nausicaa
Valley of the wind is where you find her
Angel sent to earth, Nausicaa
She's been sent from heaven up above
To lead mankind
To end these worthless wars
To bring true love and peace to life on earth

*Repeat

**Repeat

***Repeat


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Gazing On (Kiki's Delivery Service) [4:53]
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Gazing on the town
At warming orange lights
One by one the lights go down
In the windows of the homes and I think of you

As I look around
All the usual sights
Look so different and I frown
And I notice how my heart roams for you

There's just one thing I want you to know
You're not alone, no, you'll never be
I don't know why I ever let go
I've been so blind, now I've learned to see

I still haven't found
What to say that's right
But I know I've bben the cloen
Oh, what I'd give if I could come home to you

I'll send to you a falling star
So any wish you want shall be yours
It's best for me to play from afar
The magic key will open your doors

Love will soon appear
Into your life again
My heart always will be near
There'd never be another heartbreak for you


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Lost Paradise (Laputa) [4:33]
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Close your eyes, don't be afraid
Hold on tight, I'll lead the way
Close your eyes, you'll feel no pain
It's all right, with you, I'm gonna stay

There's not a soul in sight
There's no need to fight
No, not any more

Everything has vanished into the air
Just the wind caressing your silken hair
Let yourself go
Just let it flow
Till we reach the shore

So just spread your wings and fly
Fly high into the endless skies
Yes, you'll spread your wings, you're gonna fly
Fly up high and reach the lost paradise
Spread your wings, soar into the sky
Spread your wings, take to the sky
Take the wind up through the heavenly skies
Spread your wings, and soar into the sky
Soon you'll find you're in lost paradise


---
Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) [4:31]
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Someone, let's say planted a seed
Along that path that leads into the forest
And then some day a sprout indeed
Meaning that you've just found
A ticket into the secret woods
Now you're on your way to mystery land
You'll be meeting Totoro Totoro Totoro Totoro

*Dwells in the forest Since long, long ago
You'll be seeing Totoro Totoro Totoro Totoro
What a wonderful experience
That only little innocent ones
Are entitled to

One rainy day, Waiting for the bus
If you find a ghostling dripping wet with rain
Tell him it's okay sharing umbrellas
Meaning that you've just found
A friend to lead you the the secret woods
Now you're starting out together, hand in hand
Where you're meeting Totoro Totoro Totoro Totoro
Who comes out of his nest, Only when the moon hangs low
Yes, you're seeing Totoro Totoro Totoro Totoro
If you treasure the experience
Good luck and happiness soon becomes
Every part of you

Totoro Totoro Totoro Totoro

*Repeat


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Fruitful Land (Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind) [5:05]
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Dancing in the morning sun's loving embrace
Are last drops of the morning dew to ever exist on earth
For man's doings of wrong have left not even a trace
of what once was a fruitful land that God had given birth

The Lord had given man a paradise
But what it cost man to realize
How fortunate they had always been
Was their own precious lives

God created a paradise for his creation, man
To love, cherish and harmonize with the blessing of the soil
But men, with their hate and greed destroy all they can
And all they will leave behind is nature doomed to spoil

*The Lord had meant for man to settle on the ground
Breathe the air so pure all around
Spend the winters with seeds that wait
the coming of spring the birds will announce

Dancing in the morning sun's loving embrace
Are last drops of the morning dew to ever exist on earth
Alas! Man's wrong doings left not even a trace
of what once was a fruitful land that God had given birth

[sax solo]

*Repeat

Praise to the Lord! The savior has come
And now the earth will revive
Love will afford to reach to the sun
Bring this planet back alive

Now man has learned of their mistakes in the past
Hate has been turned into love at last

Weapons and robots kill
But Nothing will they fulfill

Just remember, without
nature's blessing around
On this earth, man can't exist

Dancing in the morning sun's loving embrace
The first drops of the morning dew to ever exist on earth
God created a paradise for his creation, man
To love, cherish and harmonize with the blessing of the soil


---
Laputa (Laputa) [4:51]
---
In the stillness of the night
In the distance there's a light
The horizon is aglow
And it's you that's there I know
Why the lights appear so bright
It's because with all their night
They're trying to hide you from me
But I'll soon be there to set you free

*Yes, the time for me has come
To set out on my way
Loaf of bread, knife and lamp in my bag
I'm setting out today
I'm taking along with me, dad's determined mind
While watching over me is mom's sweet eyes, so kind

And the earth goes round and round
To the rhythm of your sights
In search of a few island
Just the sparkle of your eyes

So the earth goes round and round
While sailing through the skies
In no time at all you shall be found
I'll bring you out of your disguise

*Repeat


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Little Lost (My Neighbor Totoro) [4:11]
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Don't know what to do
Don't know where to look
Little lost one
She just meant to pick some flowers
Didn't mean to go so far
If I only knew Which path she took
Little lost one
Please, sweet goddess with your powers
Lead me to a guiding star

*She's a child that loves playing hide and seek
Still just a little cry baby
There must be a tear rolling down her cheek
I'm calling out for you, please answer me
wherever you are

Sun is setting soon
It'll soon be dark
Little lost love
Let me sing her favorite lullabye
Praying it carries through the air
Loves the game tag, running all around
She's just a litle ball of energy
What I'd give to know if she's safe and sound
I'd give my life if I could only be
wherever you are

What can I do, where could she be
All by herself in the wilderness
Precious baby sister, believe in me
Just keep believing, fight the loneliness

*Repeat


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Seasons (Kiki's Delivery Service) [4:46]
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*The sun throws light on leaves emerald green
The flowers bloom and color's everywhere
The birds rejoice, they sing from their trees
The warm wind tells us love's in the air

The sun so bright is high in the sky
Waves rushing tot he shore reflect its glare
I hear your voice, and I realize
I love the way the breeze combs through your hair

As the seasons come and go I always find
There's a feeling like I'm being left behind
A season will return
And all that time I never seem to learn, never change

The autumn light truns all into gold
It adds a little warmth to the love we share
It gives the poise to stories untold
Makes you long for the one that you care

The winter sight is innocent and pure
As snowflakes decorate what once was bare
Need not a choice, you'll know that you're sure
You'd love to have that special someone there

As the seasons come and go I used to find
This old feeling like I'm being left behind
But the seasons will return
And every time it does, it seems I learn from the pains

*Repeat


Comments

( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
jacqueline02010
Sep. 14th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
I really loved reading your post. It was very well authored and easy to understand. I also found your entries very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show it to my friend and she enjoyed it as well!



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hellosugah
Sep. 14th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed the tunes, they are unique and interesting. The original is probably hard to find now, but I think they are worth listening too ^_^
Imaad Sultan Pasha
Sep. 1st, 2013 05:07 pm (UTC)
The Lyrics
Thank you so much for posting the lyrics to the songs!!! I was searching everywhere and couldn't find them till i came here and found them in one convenient, readable place. Thank you!!!
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