Hi!! This article is a part of Johnny's Fan English Club activity, which I belong to every month! This is the third time that I have written an article in English.
Today's Theme: "A Consideration of Nakai's Lyrics"
Masahiro Nakai has written 13 lyrycs by now. These lyrics are classified into three categories. Ones by singing himself. by SMAP's singing, and by Busaiku(舞祭組)'s singing. When he writes his own songs and SMAP's songs, he calls himself N.Mappy. On the other hand, when writing Busaiku's songs, his name is Nakai-san.
①Nakai own songs... We Are Not Alone!? / My Life Is Flat And Smooth! / Toilet Pepper Man*1 / Buriburi-Man / A Song by Miyashita / Memory ~June~ / Well...
②SMAP's songs... Five True Love / FIVE RESPECT / CRAZY FIVE
(These all are songs which introduce SMAP's members.)
③Busaiku's songs... An Unexpected Piece of Good Luck / Tie-Tie-Tie-Terette Tere-Tie-Tie-Tie / I Goofed
Some of his lyrics have a common point. He often tells us that there are always companions around us, using phrases like "not alone." So,I'll give some examples.
I don't want to be alone
I don't want to be a solitude person
If we sing loudly, we are not alone. ("We Are Not Alone?"/1997)
Please don't run away in the dark.
You are not alone.
We stand by you.
Walk together... ("Buriburi-Man"/2005)
You strained to comform to other people
You held back your tears and trembled
But, you are all right now, and not alone ("A Song by Miyashita"/2008)
Well... please call my name when you feel lonely.
I want you to remember that I'll be there for you. ("Well..."/2012)
So far away! You are not alone now.
I'll take your hand. Yes, We are all one.
Dry your tears and walk toward tomorrow... ("CRAZY FIVE"/2012)
In these circumstances, I think he loves his companions. 4 years ago, He said on the magazine that he had a very very happy dream. In his dream, Mr. Mori came back to SMAP and said to Nakai that he would dance with them on the stage.
Nakai had thought that someday Mori would come back for a few years after he withdrew from the group.
Those who he cherishes very much are not only his members but also his friends in Fujisawa. He often calls his hometown friends "Jimoppi-." Its name comes from "jimoto no tomodachi (hometown friend in English)". He and Jimoppi- gather at least twice a year and go on a trip. Last December, some of Jimoppi- took part in Nakai's program!!*2
I like Mr. Nakai better than the other members of SMAP. My idea usually tend to be based on his behaviors or his statemant. Therefore, I want to insist......that he can't hope SMAP breaks up. Yes, this group can't be short of any members, and he can't make someone stand alone.
P.S. : I am looking forward to Busaiku's album CD!! Johnny's Staffs, when do you sell it?