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Hey everybody ... its been so long since I have posted here, I just want to let you know I am still alive and well, and still playing music in Okinawa, Japan.

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Sakura Moon
SAKURA MOON ? lyrics and music by Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini
© 2007

(1st Verse)
One hundred thousand solitary nights I will endure,
Just to find some time and way to spend another day with you
-- I will take you back to the places where we built castles in the sand
If you catch the time and bottle it and place it in my hand
(2nd Verse)
One hundred thousand times I?ve wished we could start all over again
From bedtime books and a goodnight kiss to the bunny in the moon
But the years have tumbled anxiously and darkened April skies
and if looks could kill I must endure 100 thousands knives
for storm clouds emerge and summon voices to be heard until ?
The morning breaks on her slumber
And hastens flush with lingering bloom
Now see her rising over the river
In the light of the Sakura Moon
(3d Verse)
I have walked along one hundred thousand solitary miles
Seeking out redemption in your solitary smile
Just one flower in a forest of one hundred thousand trees
but the years they tumbled anxiously like water to the sea
(Pre Chorus + Chorus)
for the ebb tide recedes while the tempest retreats until ?
The morning breaks on her slumber
And hastens flush with lingering bloom
Now see her rising over the river
In the light of the Sakura Moon
Uncommon is the transit of these treasures in our lives
Passing lightly as the blossoms floating down in the rain, and then the...
The morning breaks through your slumber
And hastens flush with your lingering bloom
I see you rising over the river
You are the light of the Sakura Moon
Short Song Description:
This is a song I wrote for my daughter - a typical "teenager" who is FINALLY starting to mature (I think) as she moves rapidly towards adulthood and (hopefully) getting out on her own.
Long Song Description:
SAKURA is Cherry Blossom in Japanese -- it also happens to be the name of my daughter - but the significance of the Sakura in Japanese culture is profound ... maybe almost obsessive - The Japanese practically "worship" the Sakura - in fact they have great
Story Behind the Song:
Hmmm ... this one was pretty easy - obviously the relationship for parents with their teenagers is often tenuous at best -- in particular at times between father and daughter
- recenty my wife told me "why don't you write a song about your daughter" -
Lyric Credits: Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini
Music Credits: Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini
Producer Credits: Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini
Publisher Credits: N/A
Performance Credits: KLUSO, with Vincent Constantino Piano/Bass
Label Credits: BotE Productions
Song Length: 4:18
Primary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Pop-Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Love for Child
Subject Matter 2: Daughter
Mood 1: Relaxed
Mood 2: Serene
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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