Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Only Yesterday: Hand Drawn Emotions

As the credits roll past screen, ocean of memories from Taeko's troubled childhood unfolds, helping her come to terms with her own life.

One of the most heartwrenching moments I've ever come across in a film. What a rewarding film from Studio Ghibli! Absolutely terrific.

English lyrics for this achingly beautiful song "Ai Wa Hana" (The Rose):

Some say love, it is a river
that drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed

Some say love, it is a hunger
an endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower
and you it's only seed

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
who cannot seem to give
and the soul afraid of dying
that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed
that with the sun's love
in the spring
becomes the rose


Phani Tetali said...

And I still have your DVD with me :)
I have to remember to return it when we meet the next time.
Great post, Jafar!
- phani

Jafar said...

That's for you to keep, Sir!
I've got one for me :O)

...and thanks for stopping by! :O)

jesukiran said...

love this movie.. This DVD,Dil aunty was gifted to me with making :)) Thanks i will watch again today.
Better u translate Ponyo song too, that is also sounds nice :)

Jafar said...

Good to see you here, Jesu.

I saw this movie again last week with an old friend who was moved by the ending. Love the movie too!

Jafar said...

...and I haven't translated the song myself. This is how it is in the English version sung by Bette Midler.

sharad said...

beautiful and mindblowing!!!!!
kaise kar lete hain!

Jafar said...

Eeeesh...bina dekhe hi bol diya yaaron??

sharad said...

Guess what!!...your you tube clip actually played in my system!!!:D

Jafar said...

Well, I know the clip played but you can't relate to it unless you've seen the whole movie.

sharad said...

you are so right here!...
but strange it is, i still liked it a lot!:D

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