Minako Honda 本田美奈子. Sake To Namida To Otoko To Onna
Early on Honda Minako demonstrated her mastery of "the torch song"; see "Aperitif" in "The Virgin Live At Budokan". Indeed, her peers were the best' see Judy Garland in "The Man That Got Away". "Sake To Namida To Otoko To Onna" loosely translates as "Wine and tears (Tears), and men and women ". It is a song of sadness composed by Kawashima Eigo. This is a reload of the video I posted in 2011. It was performed on the 1994 TV "Yume no rannyusha" together with "MINAKO HONDA - Hymne à L'Amour - japanese cover" uploaded by "singwithlove" on May 7, 2006, whose video enabled me to rediscover Minako after 20 years; the link follows below:http://youtu.be/ZnSU7LZGdv8Performers for both songs are:vocai: Minako Hondapiano: Naoya Matsuokaguitar: Kazumi Watanabedrums: Rikiya Higashiharabass: Kou Shimizukeyboards: Akinori ShimadaOur friend, Ted-san (brjmh/brjsilver), provided an excellent English translation for which I am extremely grateful; the translation follows below: "Sake, tears, a man and a woman"A man will drink sakeWhen he is surrounded by what he wants to forgetAnd when he is wrapped in hopeless loneliness He drinks, drinks, gets swallowed up and drinksDrinks until he gets dead drunk and sleepsA man will sleep calmly before long A woman will weepWhen she is surrounded by what she wants to forgetAnd when she is wrapped in hopeless sadness She cries, cries and cries aloneCry until she becomes tired from crying and sleepsA woman will sleep calmly before long Once again, I thought that a woman was greater Once again, I was able to see the cunning of a manBecause I am a man, I cannot continue cryingI gulp down sake tonight too and sleepBecause I am a man, I cannot show tears drop He drinks, drinks, gets swallowed up and drinksDrinks until he gets dead drunk and sleepsA man will sleep calmly before longPlease help in the fight against Leukemia and other life-threatening diseases. Donations can be made to NPO LIVE FOR LIFE MINAKO FOUNDATION http://live-for-life.jp/Non-Japanese viewers please go to Google, paste in the link and click on "Translate This Page."