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Song Lyric Sunday – Long Distance Call by Buck-Tick


Buck-Tick is a Japanese band who I was so impressed with right from the first time I heard them, that I’ve traveled to Japan to see them in concert. Twice, in the case of the lead singer, Sakurai Atsushi.

I thought I’d share the first song I ever heard of theirs. It’s called “Long Distance Call,” and was written about Mr. Sakurai’s mother and the last time he talked to her before she died. The band was out on the road, and he couldn’t get home to see her. Honestly, I don’t know how he keeps it together when he sings it.

Unfortunately I’m not able to copy and paste the lyrics. It’s sung in Japanese, but the translation is available; the lady who translates them prefers to have a link back to her site, which is here. However, if you watch the video, the subtitles are there and easy to read. You just have to click on the settings button (the cogged wheel) at the bottom of the video and you’ll see how to access them.


This post is part of Song Lyric Sunday, brought to you by the lovely and talented Helen Espinosa at This Life One Word At A Time. Click here to see this week’s prompt, and join in!


Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

12 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Long Distance Call by Buck-Tick

  1. Such a beautiful song, Linda. I listened to the whole thing without subtitles, which is new for me and foreign music. Usually I have to know what they’re singing about, but this time, with the short story about his mother, I didn’t need it. Great band! Thanks so much for sharing. Heartbreaking! ❤️


  2. Reblogged this on firefly465 and commented:
    Buck Tick my favourite Japanese band posted by The song is so beautiful please give it a listen.


  3. Oh you have made my Sunday. You know I love Buck Tick so much and Atsushi is wonderful. What a great great post.


  4. Sh%%!! that was some song! Cuts into you.

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  5. The music went into my veins. I loved it!

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  6. I am moved to tears, its a sad and beautiful song, at the same time, and for some reason i love songs in such foreign languages, i have songs in spanish, arabic, lunganda, etc and i dont know any of those languages i just look up the translation for some i don’t even find but still feel that the music is fulfilling and complete in its own way, music is like love it has no limits, thanks alot for sharing, thank you

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    • I’ve always been one to listen to the music first, and then concentrate on the lyrics, so I agree completely. Music has a language of its own. 🙂
      You’re welcome. 🙂 Thank you for letting me know this touched you.

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