Hisashi Kondo Dokutsubo (2010.06.02) — to Mother / YUI (Belated translation)

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Finally, after a long time, translations for to Mother commentary
Translations by Kikino and MrSean.

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When sadness was getting close
I felt a warm sensation

to Mother /YUI

Sound Produce ? Directed by HISASHI KONDO

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When painful things happens
I could absolutely resist, if I were alone (Paraphrasing “to mother”)

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But if I suffered with my most important person by my side
I could not stand it.

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I think kindness is cruelty.

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As for the “kindness” here,
while myself I can sympathize with that
Do you think she could be made to realize something different?

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That is, herself facing her partner with
selfless love in contrast with
uncontrollable feelings…

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The heart in a state of disarray.

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In her childhood, her mother
was prone to get sick so she had to stay most of the time inside the house…

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One day in the neighborhood association meeting
an elementary school student with a strong sense of responsibility, YUI,
attended alone.

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That time, though she was just a child,
she was hurt when she realized
they were whispering malicious gossip about her mother.

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If it only was about herself
she would stand it but,

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It made me think about myself very carefully
This incident about my mother
I couldn’t stand it…

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No matter how strong I become
“Kindness” includes a feeling of cruelty

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A person with such a feeling
can be very respected
for recognizing and speaking to us about it.

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Do I want to be happy some day?
I haven’t thought about it, she said.

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Because, always
Now, she seems to be happy…

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Just one time, several years ago,
YUI brought her mother
to my house.

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Although I say Okaasan (mother)
I’d say our ages are very close

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Even though there must have been a lot of hardships

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They talk just like two sisters.

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I thought everything was pleasant at the time…

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The talk we had in my house
turned into a big fight.

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At that moment
between the two of them, I remember witnessing
a lot of love colliding strongly.

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Kindness is cruelty.

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It was the first time I remember
facing that sentence.

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And the strong bond between them
that supports them everyday.

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But that’s just my guessing

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I think it its something sublime but in the other had
I feel envious too.

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Concerning the whole sound
There are lots of new challenges

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It was written based on a
piano and vocal arrangement

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with drums and bass holding a steady rock beat.

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From the B melody, an electric guitar
plays, supporting the sound.

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At this point, inadvertently, the
ever present acoustic guitar
was missing

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Even though it wasn’t planned
it ended up this way

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The rhythm section arrangement
was done carefully, but daringly…

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till the end
in the middle

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the piano melody,
tightly shaped
like it saw the direction it wanted to go.

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From YUI’s suggestion, we worked hard
to build it like this

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The MV shoot challenge (dare)

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As for band members
We used foreigners musicians and such.
It was a new experiment.

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Tonight?
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For the coupling song,
Tonight,
YUI herself created/composed the guitar riff
as a rock tune.

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The energy of the demo was like this hot groove we wanted to capture!

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we thought. By the way
speaking of guitar
I suddenly thought of
new star Odaku Ryuu

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he has played guitar on stage for us many times
but this is the first time he has worked with us on arranging

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He lived up to our expectations well.
Someday he should become our favorite player
and will notice!?

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YUI was also pleased and praised his work.

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The image of sneaking out to a party…

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I think it’s pretty cool for a concert.

GLORIA ?YUI Acoustic Version??
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GLORIA ~YUI Acoustic Version~
was redone with only
acoustic guitar and piano.

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It certainly has become an important
single that we have just made for ourselves. (sarcasm, I think, especially using negau bakari, which would usually mean to always beg/request, but in this case, I think is being used as having done something for yourself, a rather uncommon reading of negau)

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And now,
thank you very much.

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*) I am sorry for the poor writing

HISASHI KONDO

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dewa

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The musical activity from here, we did
in spite of not having a tie-up.(no TV, movie, etc)
At that time, our thoughts were to be able to proceed
in these circumstances and settle with the release like this
as “To Mother” will assuredly be an important work
to have participated in.
Non tie-up has, surprisingly become the hot thing.
Thank you very much.
Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu