LES RALLIZES DENUDES – THE MORNING LIGHT [ASA NO HIKARI] (1970)

lyrics by TAKASHI MIZUTANI | music by MAKOTO KUBOTA

Part of the material that would eventually come to comprise the Mizutani album, it’s easy to see why it was scrapped. It doesn’t capture the sound of Les Rallizes Denudes in the slightest, instead opting for an acoustic, stripped-down sound. I’m glad it’s still managed to find the light of day, though – all the recordings are special in their own ways, but this one stands out as particularly beautiful, if only because of how concise it is.

Translation and notes are under the cut:

Feeling the morning sun on my skin
I fly high up into the sky
Come, open up your window too
And come along with me

We’ll fly south to avoid
The cold that’ll come soon
Come, open up your window
And the two of us’ll fly away

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la
La la la la la la…

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