Nothing happens なにもおこらない _ a poem/song by Yuri Kageyama

People like to talk about “what’s happening” or what’s going to happen. In reality, much of the time, nothing happens. Nothing needs to happen. We tend to forget how precious those moments are when horrible things that happen don’t happen, and we can just sit back and enjoy the passage of time, when utterly nothing is going on. This poem is about that. I wrote it as lyrics to an “enka” song (why not?) and I will be posting the score for the music I’ve composed to go with it.

Nothing happens なにもおこらない

_ a poem/song by Yuri Kageyama

(1)

Nothing happens

Bombs no longer falling

Nations aren’t killing

Nothing happens

^___<

(2)

Nothing happens

Women aren’t screaming

Children aren’t starving

Nothing happens

^___<

(Rap/spoken section)

You know that’s the view:

No news is good news,

It’s so quiet you can hear it

Silence is the music

When Ab-so-lute-ly

NOTHING HAPPENS

^___<

(BRIDGE)

なにもおこらない

このきもち

なにもおこらない

しずけさ

^___<

(4)

Nothing happens

The stars will shine  

Behind clouds that hide   

Nothing happens    

^___<

(5)

Nothing happens

Birds, blossoms remind

The passing of time

Nothing happens

^___<

(REFRAIN)

Nothing happens

No, nothing happens

なにもおこらない

Nothing happens

Nothing