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CD Single #19: "For the future"
»Narrated by: Jun Harada
»Translated by: mroneder (http://www.deadjournal.com/users/mroneder)
»Revised by: Oasis Heart3 (http://www.globemoon.net/waftf)

      From "Hiiragi" onwards, we decided to actually name the person who wrote the song (instead of writing "D.A.I", which gives the idea that everyone wrote the lyrics together). There's not much to it, really -- we did that just for the sake of change. Also, it'll be a hassle to explain who really wrote the songs during interviews if the credits are all left as "D.A.I".

      This song was written by a pensive Ryo, and it's the essence of the next album, "Need your Love". With the release of this single, Need Your Love went on sale. It also signified the start of our longest ever Live Tour. We wanted to reach every nook and cranny of the country we could. Inevitably though, the concerts were mostly held at the larger cities...but we had tried our best to hold our concerts at as many location as possible.

      We had received countless emails and letters asking for Do As Infinity's presence. This really touched all of us beyond words. In the midst of the Live Tour, in early spring, Van had made a decision [1]. Then our next stop was Budokan yet again.

      We were absolutely honored to perform in the charity concert, "Live 8", in June. Even though the artists present were all world-famous performers such as Bjork, Do As Infinity proved more than a match for them as they just got on with one scintillating performance after another.

      We received an invitation to perform at Live 8 just one week earlier, and we did not have any rehearsals on the day of the performance, either. This is very risky for performers on Do As Infinity's level of fame. And the only reason DAI could carry it off is mainly because DAI is very particular and experienced with regards to live performances. DAI and the five members of the GREAT TOUR BAND had been performing together for many years. Frankly speaking, they are even closer to one another than their family members. On Jun Matsumoto (the drummer)'s count of "1...2...1, 2, 3, 4", they can perform just about any song! I'm really in awe of all of them.

Song Note
[1] (from mroneder): Jun Harada didn't elaborate, but I think it's the decision Van made to go solo.

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