Lyrics:

Dear you,
Who’s reading this letter
Where are you and what are you doing now?

For me who’s 15 years old
There are seeds of worries I can’t tell anyone

If it’s a letter addressed to my future self,
Surely I can confide truly to myself

Now, it seems that I’m about to be defeated and cry
For someone who’s seemingly about to disappear
Whose words should I believe in?
This one-and-only heart has been broken so many times
In the midst of this pain, I live the present

Dear you,
Thank you
I have something to tell the 15-year-old you

If you continue asking what and where you should be going
You’ll be able to see the answer

The rough seas of youth may be tough
But row your boat of dreams on
Towards the shores of tomorrow

Now, please don’t be defeated and please don’t shed a tear
During these times when you’re seemingly about to disappear
Just believe in your own voice
For me as an adult, there are sleepless nights when I’m hurt
But I’m living the bittersweet present

There’s meaning to everything in life
So build your dreams without fear
Keep on believing

Seems like I’m about to be defeated and cry
For someone who’s seemingly about to disappear
Whose words should I believe in?

Please don’t be defeated and please don’t shed a tear
During these times when you’re seemingly about to disappear
Just believe in your own voice

No matter era we’re in
There’s no running away from sorrow
So show your smile, and go on living the present
Go on living the present

Dear you,
Who’s reading this letter
I wish you happiness

Source

Warning: The next video may contain spoilers for Cowboy Bebop

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9 thoughts on “Letters to Yourself

  1. Wow, Angela Aki.. great voice and what a classy video. A nice respite from J-pop.

    Also, Cowboy Bebop vid.. that video was about the most moving part of that whole series. I cried when I watched that scene the first time (and nearly now, although i’m too removed from having watched the series. hehe)

    Nice choice, Kitsune

  2. i also loved that scene. and it is funny, because i wonder, what if i ever did something like that, because i have a horrible memory for things from way back, i always have people telling me, dont you remember when you did this or that, and i am like, ..erm, no. and i’m not just talking about things when i was a small child either, i mean, i forget stuff that i did when i was in elementary school, middle school, heck, i forgot most of what i was doing during freshman year in high school. i only remember clearly one teacher i had freshman year, and that was only because one of his history classes, well a couple actually, involved watching Godzilla films. though, i dont remember what the point of it was.

    1. Well, it is natural to forget some events. It might mean that they were not significant to you. Alternatively, it might mean that the events were too traumatic and were repressed, but I don’t want to go there 😛

  3. @ GGear0323

    I totally know what you’re saying. People tell me that all the time. The first time it really hit me was when my little cousin told me a joke and I died laughing.. I was like,”Where did you hear that??” and he was like,”You”

    So yeah.. probably some repressed memories rolling around here, but missing some of the brighter spots too.. Perhaps my “significance-ometer” has a high threshold.. or i’m just loopy ^_^

    I feel you, GGear!

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