Japanese Pop

by IMARi ToNES

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In 2006, Imari Tones met a producer called Tak Yonemochi. He was a famous Rock Journalist and a guitarist of a Japanese band Air Pavilion. Tak Yonemochi and IMARi ToNES recorded 7 songs in Tokyo, and after that, Tak Yonemochi took the band to his good friend Sascha Paeth, a world renowned heavy metal producer. We recorded 3 songs with Sascha in Wolfsburg, Germany, including super catchy song "Karma Flower". We put those songs together and here is "Japanese Pop", a real hard rock record by a Japanese band. While Sascha did a world class job on 3 songs, Tak Yonemochi used his analogue recording equipment (Yes, it's TAPE.) to get a warm and punchy sound. Tone used Yonemochi's Bogner Fish Preamp to get his dream guitar sound. Result is the best sounding album of Imari Tones, with its best song selection. Not all songs here were actually new. We picked songs from our previous records and changed the lyrics into English language. All songs except Track9&10 are sung in English. This is the 1st Imari Tones' album made for international market.

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released February 1, 2008

Produced by Tak Yonemochi and Sascha Paeth

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IMARi ToNES 東京都, Japan

IMARi ToNES is a Christian rock band from Japan. They call themselves "the first Christian heavy metal from Japan". They mostly play 1980's styled, old school heavy metal music.

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Track Name: Winning Song
Comes the morning Welcome to the brand new world
I am the one who makes the world go spinning round
Just woke up from long long nightmare
Remember the story you heard in your childhood

We're going to the place where we can be what we are
Do what you really want to do
'Cause that's the way we want

This is our winning song, oh yeah
This is our biggest time, oh yeah
Breathing, Can you see the life is
Believing, Only when you do it
Kicking, laughing, crying, stand up and shout
That's we gonna do

A new morning Welcome to the spinning world
I'm feeling as high as your spinning kick
Caught the message from whole big universe
Synchronizing to the vibration of your body cells

We're going to the place where they can be what they are
Say what you really want to say
'Cause that's the way we want

This is our winning song, oh yeah
This is our youngest time, oh yeah
Speeding, Can you see the life is
Bleeding, Only a illusion
Living, loving, running, look up and shout
That's we gonna do
Track Name: Karma Flower
When I was 13, and she was 14
Back then when we met
War upon us about to break out east of the sun

It didn't feel like the first time
I can't recall where we began
Just the sound of wind chimes

Days of love under the cherry tree : I remember
Days of fighting like a samurai : I remember
Days of trial words of Jesus Christ : I remember
And now I realize to what I meant to surrender

It's all about here and now
It's all about who we are
It's all about loving you
'Cause you're in everything I do

Then I was 14, and she was 15
That's the way that we grew up
No excuses and no need to find the reason

We couldn't see a tomorrow
'Cause the future was a distant haze
I kissed for the first time

Days of chasing wild tigers down : I remember
Getting dizzy driving spaceships around : I remember
Secret words from the Buddah's mouth : I remember
And now I realize to what I meant to surrender

It's all about here and now
It's all about me and you
You are the one
Track Name: That's Why I Love You
Lost in a space I think of you
My thoughts float around in past and future
Here on the ground my life was so blinded
Feel nothing wrong, but nothing in place, nothing done

Only vaguely I can remember
Just like a terrible accident
It's not quite like fall-in-love
It's just the truth which I had to face

Lost in a cloud I think of you
Now nobody's going to ask me where or when or why
You'd never thought of me so far from home
Wonder what you see, what you hear, what you do

Still clearly I can remember
When you said it's gonna be alright
Like living in a desert land
We deadly need the place where we belong

That's why I love you, girl That's why I love you, babe
-You're always telling me that I am out of my mind
That's why I love you, so That's why I love you, yeah
-This is the only way for me to love you, girl
That's why I love you, girl That's why I love you, yeah
-Though I never beg you to understand this feeling
That's why I love you, so That's why I love you, yeah
-The only reason I can find to live is you

You know that what I said is true
I never regret what I did for you

guitar solo

That's why I love you, girl That's why I love you, babe
-You are the only one who can save my soul
That's why I love you, so That's why I love you, yeah
-Though I'm not the kind of man who can talk about love
That's why I love you, girl That's why I love you, yeah
-And I never beg you to understand this feeling
That's why I love you, so That's why I love you, yeah
-The only reason I can find to live is you

Oh yeah
Track Name: Iron Hammer
Born in a small strange nation
I always dreamed to get out
Looking for a place where you're not judged
by your dreams and by your doubts

10 years gone and I find out
Man's mind's the same everywhere
Building up the walls around you
Too much for one to bear

World of the weak: full of prejudice
Build up the walls by yourseld
Can't you break them all down, break them all down
with this Iron Hammer

Watching TV all day long,
I was almost bored to death
Music didn't move a lot in these 10 years that passed

Can you call a man a rockstar
if he's contend to be a fool
It's like calling something wild
that grew up in a zoo

World of the fools: full of ignorance
Chained by your own will
Can't break yourself out, break yourself out
with this Iron Hammer
Track Name: Speechless Speaker
Hey,Daring,
Did you see the stars tonight,
I saw them falling on us
I couldn't believe my eyes when they really did

This frozen world
He tries to light the funeral fire
It's so hopeless to try
But in his eyes he's already a part of the wolrd

How beautiful you are
I thought I knew it well
In the distance clearly I can see your face
Embracing this world so tight
It's too close to see through your eyes

How beautiful this world is
More than I never knew before
In this moment I can finally realize
Top of the world is we've been sitting on through all this game

You think you see nothing and that is true
It's just like the end of the world
What you'll find here is a piece of broken old dream
What you gonna do with it
Is it enough to recognize our fate

Oh, Daring,
Did you hear the voice today,
It said he's watching on us
Guess how I felt when I knew that he's watching

In this perfect world
you try to bury your memories alive
It's so futile attempt
But deep inside you're already a part of the world

How beautiful you are
I guess I had to know
In the song I've always believed the word
Our ignorance could be so much as the love we can have
How beautiful this world is
Just like I never knew before
Now I'm feeling like a speechless speaker
There's so much to tell you that words just means nothing to me

You think you see nothing and that is true
Well it's just like the meaningless verse
What you'll find here is a piece of broken old dream
What you gonna do with it
Is it enough for you to light your way ahead

solo

You might think you see nothing and that is true
Well it's just like the end of the world
What you'll find here is only a piece of broken dream
So what you gonna do with it
Is it enough for you to light your way ahead
Track Name: Skies Of Tokyo
Sitting on the street, watching people come and go
Beautiful people in a cold summer
Nobody seems to know what is above our heads
And nobody seems to care what is below our feet

The Tokyo sky is beggining to cry
Nobody can't hear what it says
Just tears wash the ground

Walking in the city, on a cold morning
The sky was always there,
but something has changed

The Tokyo sky is beggining to cry
Nobody can't tell what it means

We're all just powerless humans
There's almost nothing that we can do
No use in claiming who and what's to blame
Just tears wash away our sins

Can you hear me crying

The skies of Tokyo
The sea of India
The forest of Europe
How can they care for us
when we're just careless passengers
Track Name: Juku-Shiki
20 miles on a bicycle (それがJuku-Shiki)
Jishu-Juku-Shiki
And 15 minutes' walk (そうJuku-Shiki)
Everything's there for you

(そうJuku-Shiki)

As I caliculated I'm sorry to say
There's only a space for 20 people

Clean up the room twice a week (それがJuku-Shiki)
Jishu-Juku-Shiki
If you hit the drum  (そうJuku-Shiki)
The whole town is done

As I caliculated I'm sorry to say
There's only a room for
20, 30, 40 to die !!

Oh Juku-Shiki
Jishu-Juku-Shiki
Now welcome to my place
Everything's here for you
Track Name: New World
Now you've come here baby
Be free to take your seat and relax, yeah
Now that you've conquered the quest
You are the one to take control

Let's make some changes, girl
Is that what brought you here, babe
The whole world is waiting for you
Let's get to the job and get that done

Let's move on Let's move on
Cause every path they take will lead here
No matter what you say or whay you do
every choice you'll make will be blessed
Let's groove on Let's groove on
We went through all fights and now we can be
In the place we all gather in the end
It's a NEW WORLD

Ready to change yourself, babe
It's time to drop all the thing you've got
Now take all your cloths off
Dress yourself up with light of your heart
No need to worry about being alone
They're all here and they're all there
They're in the past and they're in the future
So get at work right now and get that done

Let's move on Let's move on
Cause every lie you lied be real here
No matter how far you crossed the line
You're still a man who can cry or bleed
Let's groove on Let's groove on
We went all different ways and now we all know it
It's the place we all gather in the end
It's a NEW WORLD
Track Name: I
鉛色の空の下 肌を刺す寒さの中
あの日君はやってきた 全てを知っていたかのように
誰よりそばにいながら 君を遠く感じてた
運命と知っていたかのように 僕は君を抱き寄せた

遠く遠く 見つめてる 強く光る そのまなざしで
君は見てる 僕の見るものを 僕は見てる 君だけを
遠く遠く 離れても 強く強く 呼び合うさ
僕らの中 秘めた奇跡が すべて越えて 今二人

あの日2人は見たのさ 結ばれゆく時間を
2人並び立っている 僕らはひとつの命
あの日2人は見たのさ 秘められたその奇跡を
2人いつも感じてたそれは 紛れも無い真実さ

遠く遠く 見つめてる 強い瞳 何も恐れず
秋の色の 髪をなびかせ 僕とともに 君はいる
強く結ぶ その唇で 何を語り 何を求めるの
君は見てる 僕の見るものを 僕は見てる 君だけを

ソロ

ずっとずっと 呼び合うさ どんなときも 離さない
僕ら2人 感じるものを 僕はきっと 信じるよ
遠く遠く 見つめてる 強く光る そのまなざしで
君は見てる 僕の見るものを 僕は見てる 君だけを
Track Name: Winning Song (Japanese)
雨はいつのまにか 降り止んでいたのだろうか
眠ってしまっていた 読みかけた本の上

失っていた何かが よみがえる
カコとミライが つながる

This is our winning song ,oh yeah
This is our biggest time, oh yeah
傷ついて ぶつかりあっても
傷つけて 立てなくなっても
幾度打ちのめされたとしても
信じ続けた僕らのハートを 高く誇ろう

どのくらいの時間を 僕は眠っていたのだろう
気づけばあの頃と 何も変わらない風

忘れかけてた何かが よみがえる
大事なものはいつだって ここにある

This is our winning song, oh yeah
This is our youngest time,oh yeah
立ち止まって 忘れかけても
遠回りで 打ちひしがれても
たとえあきらめかけたとしても
信じ続けた僕らのハートを 高く誇ろう

Ohhoooooooooooooooooooooooooo

笑い

This is our winning song ,oh yeah
This is our biggest time, oh yeah
傷ついて ぶつかりあっても
傷つけて 立てなくなっても
幾度打ちのめされたとしても
信じ続けた僕らのハートを 高く誇ろう