Song Writers (Lyricists)



All Lyricists
The following people wrote lyrics for Tomiko Van (note: this section will ONLY focus on songs where Van is the original artist):
  1. Tomiko Van (伴  都美子) - she writes most of her own lyrics. (^^) She also wrote most of Do As Infinity's lyrics. She definitely has more than just a pretty voice and face; her lyrics have depth and cover a wide range of topics. :)
  2. Nao Yoshida (吉田  奈生) - Sadly, not much is known about her, but she wrote "Hold me..." for Tomiko Van. And she also wrote songs for the TV show, Kino's Journey -the Beautiful World-.
  3. sheena - even less is know about sheena. She co-wrote "manacles" with Van, and that's pretty much all I know about her. :(
  4. Kano Inoue - she wrote the lyrics to "morning glory" and "Nue no Naku Yoru".
  5. Yuho Iwasato (岩里  祐穂) - she seems to be a bit of a veteran song writer. Not only did she write the lyrics to "Before Sunset", she also wrote the lyrics to "Yoru ni Kizutsuite" -- a song by Ann Lewis, which was covered by Van on her "VOICE 1" album.
  6. Maki Ogawa (小川  まき) - she wrote the lyrics to "Flower", which is Van's first single.
  7. Masao Urino (売野  雅勇) - he wrote the lyrics to "HOLY PLANET".
  8. BOUNCEBACK - this is a duo comprised of Tomoki Kawade (河出 智希) and Emiko Takeuchi (竹内 栄美子). These talented females are lyricists, composers, AND arrangers. They've worked with several famous artists, including BoA, dream, Ruppina, Hey! Say! 7, and Hitomi Shimatani. (^^) They also wrote the lyrics to one of Van's songs, "Utopia".
  9. Ken'ichi Maeyamada (前山 田健一) - he (along with Van) co-wrote the lyrics to "Refrain". (^^) He's also composed a few songs for girl groups, including Morning Musume and AKB48.
  10. Sin - very little is known about sin. I don't know if they're male or female. (>_<;) Also, please note that Sin did NOT write any of Van's lyrics (and therefore, won't be counted in the grand totals), but they did compose/arrange the instrumental track, "Van."

         Sin is known for making VERY beautiful music. (^^) They also composed/arranged "Hold me...", and they arranged most of the music on Van's "Farewell" album. Sin also did the arrangement on "TRUTH '94 -meets Tomiko Van-".




Grand Totals
Click on a lyricist's name to see which songs they wrote.

# of Lyrics
13 (25.1%)
2 (3.80%)
1 (1.90%)
1 (1.90%)
1 (1.90%)
1 (1.90%)
1 (1.90%)
1 (1.90%)
1 (1.90%)
30 (57.8%)
Lyricist Name
52 (100%)



Credits (by Song)

Tomiko Van --  13
»Brave
»carry out
»complacence
»Essence
»Farewell
»horoscope
»labyrinth
»message.
»Mosaic
»Senkou
»Tokyo Biyori
»urara.
»Yumeji

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Kano Inoue --  2
»morning glory
»Nue no Naku Yoru

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Maki Ogawa --  1
»Flower

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Nao Yoshida --  1
»Hold me...

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Masao Urino --  1
»HOLY PLANET

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Yuho Iwasato --  1
»Before Sunset

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BOUNCEBACK --  1
»Utopia

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Tomiko Van & sheena --  1
»manacles (both versions)

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Tomiko Van & Ken'ichi Maeyamada --  1
»Refrain

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Excluded Songs (remakes, covers, etc.) --  30
(note: the first songs are collaborations, NOT tributes/covers)
(purple = collaborations she wrote while in Do As Infinity)

»again
»Drive me nuts
»El Dorado
»Dance!
»Music Flower

»A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
»Aisubeki Hito yo
»Boku wa Koko ni Iru
»CHERII (Cherry)
»Hajimari wa Itsumo Ame
»home
»Hum a Tune
»If
»IT'S ONLY LOVE
»Kanojo
»Kitte no Nai Okuri-mono
»KOOHII RUMBA (Coffee Rumba)
»Moliendo Café (original, Spanish version of "Coffee Rumba")

»Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi o
»OH MY LITTLE GIRL
»Oh Pretty Woman
»Sakura
»Seishun no Kage
»Shojo
»Tooku Tooku
»TRUTH '94 -meets Tomiko Van-
»Yasashii Ame
»Yoru ni Kizutsuite
»You're the Only...
»ZOO

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Credits (by CD)
Please choose a CD below:

[ ALBUMS ]
01. Farewell
02. Van.

[ CD SINGLES ]
01. Flower
02. Senkou
03. Yumeji
04. Tokyo Biyori

[ OTHER ]
Other Songs (Collabs, excluded songs, etc.)

NOTE: Instrumentals are NOT listed (or counted) here...because they do NOT contain vocals.


FAREWELL
(11 tracks) [1]

Lyricist
Tomiko Van
Kano Inoue
Masao Urino
Yuho Iwasato
Nao Yoshida
# and % of Songs
5 songs (50%)
2 songs (20%)
1 song (10%)
1 song (10%)
1 song (10%)



[1] = One song on the album ("A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes") is a cover song. As a result, it was not listed here. Please see the "Other Songs" section instead.


VAN.
(self-titled album; 11 tracks [10 lyrics]) [1]

Lyricist
Tomiko Van
Tomiko Van & sheena
Tomiko Van & Ken'ichi Maeyamada
BOUNCEBACK
Maki Ogawa
# and % of Songs
6 songs (60%)
1 song (10%)
1 song (10%)
1 song (10%)
1 song (10%)



[1] = There are 11 songs on this CD. However, the last song ("Van.") is an instrumental and does not have any lyrics.


FLOWER
(2 tracks)

Lyricist
Maki Ogawa
Tomiko Van
# and % of Songs
1 song (50%)
1 song (50%)


SENKOU
(2 tracks)

Lyricist
Tomiko Van
# and % of Songs
2 songs (100%)


YUMEJI
(2 tracks)

Lyricist
Tomiko Van
# and % of Songs
2 songs (100%)


TOKYO BIYORI
(3 tracks) [1]

Lyricist
Tomiko Van
# and % of Songs
2 songs (100%)



[1] = One song on the album ("Hum a Tune") is a cover song. As a result, it was not listed here. Please see the "Other Songs" section instead.


OTHER SONGS
(30 songs) [1]

Lyricist
Tomiko Van
Makoto Saito
Kaori Niimi

Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
Takumi Ishida
Masayoshi Yamazaki
Masamune Kusano
Ryo Asuka ("ASKA")
Yuka Kawamura
David Gates
Masayoshi Yamasaki
Motoharu Sano
Kazuo Zaitsu
Seiji Nakazawa
Hugo Blanco & J(osé) M(anzo) Perroni
Rokusuke Ei
Yutaka Ozaki
Roy Orbison & Bill Dees
Naotaro Moriyama
Mayumi Itsuwa
Noriyuki Makihara
Tetsuya Komuro
Kyoko Koizumi
Yuho Iwasato
Masatoshi Ono
Jinsei Tsuji
Takao Tajima ("ORIGINAL LOVE")
# and % of Songs
4 songs (10.0%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)

1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
2 songs (6.70%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)
1 song (3.30%)

[1] = The songs included in this section are:

  • again (collaboration)
  • Drive me nuts (collaboration)
  • El Dorado (collaboration)
  • Dance! (collaboration)
  • Music Flower (collaboration)
  • A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
  • Aisubeki Hito yo
  • Boku wa Koko ni Iru
  • CHERII (Cherry)
  • Hajimari wa Itsumo Ame
  • home
  • If
  • IT'S ONLY LOVE
  • Kanojo
  • Kitte no Nai Okuri-mono
  • Seishun no Kage
  • KOOHII RUMBA (Coffee Rumba)
  • Moliendo Café (original, Spanish version of "Coffee Rumba")
  • Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi o
  • OH MY LITTLE GIRL
  • Oh Pretty Woman
  • Sakura
  • Shojo
  • Tooku Tooku
  • TRUTH ['94]
  • Yasashii Ame
  • Yoru ni Kizutsuite
  • You're the Only...
  • ZOO
  • Hum a Tune