Yoko Kanno’s Composition for Earthquake Victims

As a remembrance to the victims of the March 11 earthquake that struck Japan, anime composer Yoko Kanno as written a short piece that displays a great deal of sadness over the event. The piece is especially appropriate given that Kanno was born in Miyagi prefecture, which is one of the most hardest hit areas.

Kanno’s composition can be heard below:

The lyrics are as follows:

I am worried for you,
and the world is worried for you,
searching for your name

Together with you
The world is always with you
I’m coming to see your soul

Your mind, your body,
Hold yourself in your arms
I pray that you are safe, and please be yourself,
Till I will see you.

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