lyric: Johnny Mercer music: Henry Mancini
Moon River, wider than a mile
I’m crossin’ you in style some day
Old dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever your goin’, I’m goin’ your way
Two drifters, off to see the world
There’s such a lot of world to see
We’re after the same rainbow’s end
Waitin’ round the bend, My huckleberry friend,
Moon River and me
Words & Phrases
① rainbow’s end:
A dream that cannot be fulfilled. ※It is used in this sense because it means “the end of the rainbow” and “you can’t reach it even if you go.”
※The same type of fruit as blueberries. My huckleberry friend can also be interpreted as a childhood friend whom the lyricist picked and played within his hometown.
music Erroll Garner words Johnny Burke
Look at me,
I’m as helpless as a kitten up a tree;
And I feel like I’m clingin’ to a cloud
I can’t understand
I get misty, just holding your hand
Walk my way
And a thousand violins begin to play
Or it might be the sound of your hello
That music I hear
I get misty, the moment you’re near
Can’t you see that you’re leading me on?
And it’s just what I want you to do
Don’t you notice how hopelessly I’m lost
That’s why I’m following you
On my own
Would I wander through this wonderland alone
Never knowing my right foot from my left
My hat from my glove
I’m too misty, and too much in love
And too much in love
Scat is a voice that imitates an instrument. In the so-called Scat method, the voice is also an instrument.
On the other hand, there are vocalized tones and sounds that imitate human voices. Playing an instrument in the manner that you are speaking. This is called “talking” expression in wind instruments.
Some singers sing in meaningless words. Some singers sing the words into an instrumental solo. The tradition that gave birth to the Scat method is nothing that jazz occupies.
Musicians and singers from all over the world will also trace and play the sounds of musical instruments by voice. Scat is a common expression in Brazilian, Cuban, and Caribbean music.
Even in pop music, it has long been one of the corners of the 1920’s good tune “Boop-Boop a-doop” to Doowapp’s “Shoop-Shoop-Shoop-shoop”, and hip-hop “human beatbox (rhythm). ” When this technique is improvised, new things are born.
Those who are aiming to enter a music school from an early age, those who have already studied at a music school, are now enjoying the chorus and brass band in club activities, but you would like to study more professionally at a music school.
There are various relationships between life and music before entering school, such as those who are enrolled. In Japan, choosing a school or taking an examination seems to be a serious turning point and tends to be overly nervous because of the degree of further deciding on the subsequent life.
Keep in mind that it does not end at the music school, but it is a lifelong event. If you think so, it will be a little easier. For example, continuing learning after graduating from school is called “life-long learning” and sometimes “continued learning“.
What a music school can do is limited in time and ability. It’s best not to try everything in your twenties. It is not uncommon for a person who was unable to enter a music school at the age of 18 to enter a music school when he or she was in his 40s or 50s after finishing childcare and parental care.
This is called “recurrent education“. Recurrent includes the meaning of “make it according to the current trend” again, it means “update”, and it is sometimes translated as “regression education” or “return education”.
Currently said to be 100 years of life, you, as a student, will live for nearly 80 years. Imagine how you’re going with music 10 or 20 years later. If you can find the way you want to live, to do so, you should think about what you should do now and act it little by little.
You can stop even if you decide once.
“I can’t help it. Let’s follow a different plan. Hopefully, it works, and if it doesn’t work, I’ll try this one.”
With this kind of thinking, there is almost no damage.
And most of daily life is “If this doesn’t work, You’ll try another way”. For example, there are household chores, travel, room redesign, and car purchases. Even if you say “Let’s do this”, you don’t have to worry if you change the plan if problems arise.
It’s the same for work, and if it doesn’t work, just change the plan. In cases where time is wasted or costs are wasted, the more damage you can identify, the less damage will occur.
Rather, sticking to a decision once and sticking to it will spread the wound.
“How to win” depends on the person.
What will be a “win”, what kind of result will be a win, and this will all depend on the person.
In simple terms, a greedy person can’t wait until he wins a big. Unattended people are happy with a draw.
Then, it becomes a question of how to live.
People who are happy with a draw can go at their own pace without throwing out their lives.
But if you don’t win big, you’ll be dissatisfied or grudge at others with just a little loss.
Which one keeps happiness when it is considered as a matter of life.
Of course, in today’s world, suddenly the company may collapse and lose its job, but even if that happens, it will not be a problem to eat from tomorrow. There is a safety net called “unemployment insurance”, and you should look for the next job during that time.
Your feeling of poverty is not due to income, a recession, or a non-earning profession.
The most problematic one is spending “yourself”.
You know your monthly income, so you will spend a little less than that.
Therefore, the first thing you need is ego control. How can you control the desire to generate spending and keep spending slightly less than your income? First of all, this is the turning point.
However, you are free to take out the ones you don’t need.
It is the artist’s choice and freedom to draw the picture that the artist cannot sell and to compose it.
Do you write a book that sells or a book that does not sell?
If you need to sell, you have to put out something with economic value.
But I would like you to keep in mind that economic value is not just “added value.”
If you get a job at the age of 22, it will take about 40 years before you reach retirement age at the age of 65.
No matter how you spend your time, you can never get back this time. Spending so much time on a job that you don’t want to do is like losing a valuable lifetime. You should stop this way of life.
That’s why, if you’re doing a job that doesn’t satisfy you at all, you should think carefully about what you can do here.
People often say that “work is something to eat”, but the idea itself is poor.
Unfortunately, most office workers may not be satisfied with their jobs. You may be willing to accept that reality, but that means your time spent at work is not worth it.
I think the most valuable asset for an individual is “lifetime.” How satisfying is your living time? This determines the value of life.
Among them, doing a satisfactory job occupies a considerable weight.