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Japanese Music Spotlight: Never Change

So I haven't done one of these in a long time. That's right, it's time for a good old music spotlight. I'll be sharing music with you guys which I think is interesting to say the least. This time, the spotlight is a song called Never Change by SHUN. For those Naruto fans out there, yes, it's the most recent ending. Like the usual, I've attached song to this post. So please check it out!

As a little side note, I wanted to say how inspirational the songs are when it comes to Naruto openings and endings. When I was younger, I can say that I didn't understand even a bit of Japanese. Now being older and more educated, I can understand quite a bit and pick up the English lyrics online if I'm ever having trouble.

It just came to my realization that sometimes we don't pay much attention to the media we intake. We're listening to music from a country we may have never been to, in a language we may or may not know. Yet, sometimes we never take the opportunity to find out what the song means. Whats the meaning behind these words that I cannot understand, why does the song itself call out to me so much?

So to my readers, if you get the chance, think about the media that you constantly view. What does it mean to you, what does it mean to others, and why do you like it? I noticed myself being drawn to songs with lyrics I loved even though I couldn't understand them. This leads me to believe that music itself is universal, something that we can enjoy without the need to understand.

So I'm giving this to you as food for thought. if you have anything to say relating to this, please leave a comment. Even if you don't, still comment. I'd love to hear from you all!

Lyrics (English and Japanese)



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