Do as Infinity – Hand in Hand / EIGHT (01.19)

  Do as Infinity – Hand in Hand / EIGHT (01.19)

These guys are the first ones among few Japanese bands ( next to The Brilliant Green and fra foa ) that started my love for J-POP / J-ROCK, but their Tooku Made is the first song ever that made me hit that “Repeat” button to listen to a song sung in a language I’m totally clueless about.

Ban-chan’s strong, unique vocals captured me that instant moment and I really should offer my utmost gratitude to this duo ( well… they had one extra member back then… )

Anyways, they are releasing a new album titled EIGHT – and I’ve high expectations of them! I’ve to say their last few albums after their regroup didn’t really capture me compared to the era before “Gates of Heaven” – but hey, I’m not giving up!

Show your support for Van & Ryo by pre-ordering EIGHT (CD version), or the Limited Edition of EIGHT (+Album) that comes with a bonus DVD containing three music videos and a documentary on the band’s 2010 Eternal Flame live tour!

EIGHT’s Tracklist:

  1. Baby! Baby! Baby!
  2. Special
  3. 1/100 (2010 BOAT RACE TVCM) ( watch PV )
  4. Hand in Hand
  5. Wonderful Life ( Van & Ryo’s 1st ever recording )
  6. Boku ga egaiteta boku
  7. JIDAISHIN ( listen )
  8. Everything will be all right (2010 BOAT RACE TVCM)
  9. Fly to the Freedom
  10. Dear memories
  11. 1176Jikan
  12. Kimi ga Inai Mirai ( Inu Yasha’s OP ) ( watch PV )


And here’s the long-awaited PV!
The first 20 seconds’ really cute, awwww ^^

Lyrics ( Romaji )

Michi ni mayoi
Tohou ni kureteta ano koro
Me no mae no tenohira
Nigirishimete ittanda

Itsushika deai ga deai wa yobi
Tomadoi ni yuri otosarete

Bukionna boku no
Tomatteta tokei ga ugoki dashita

Shiawase no kagi wa itsumo
Kono kokoro ni kakusareteru

Demo jibun de

Yuuyori zutto muzukashiikutte

mou shibaraku, soba ni

Koronnda toki
Kizakoso wosurimuittemo
Nanimo iwanaide

Machi tsuzukete kureta

Te wo kasu kotowata yasui keredo
Ima no anata ni wa iranai

Yasashisa wa keshite
Tatta ???? dake ja nai yo

Shiawase ni naritai nara
Sono mono sa ni makenaide to

Kikoeru to
Tsutaeteru to

Kuchibiru datte tachiagare to

Sore ni
Kotaetakute, zutto

[ Ryo part ] (too hard lols)

Shiawase wo ????
Naniyori sore ga

Shiawase wo sagasu tabi wa
Itsumo soko ni kizuna ga aru

Tatoeru ni

Kokoro no te ga hanasanaiyo

Hitori ????
Tatoe hanaretatte

Lyrics ( Translation )

Well folks, thats it for the lyrics. You might notice that there are a few “????”s inbetween the songs. That’s because my Japanese still suck and I can’t make out whatever they were singing – also there should be a few mistakes here in there ( to put it lightly ) so if your Japanese is better than me, please feel free to post corrections on the comment section!

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Written by Kevin Mario

posted on December 31, 2010 at 10:24 am
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Kevin Mario (crescentsaber) is a self-taught Website Developer / Graphic Designer / Animator based in Perth, Western Australia. Hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, he found his ii-basho in this laid back town accompanied by streams of Japanese Music and Dramas. In his free time, he designs and develops websites for small to medium sized businesses in and around Perth under the name of lunarist | designs


  1. Rendy
    January 24, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    It’s really,really a VERY beautiful song.
    Love the album so,so much…
    Do your best in what ya do bro. Thx for tha lyric!

    (PS:oh, btw I’m indonesian too, I think we have sum common interest,haha)

  2. james
    February 23, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Nanimo iwanaidea —>Nan[n]imo iwa nai dea

    your japanese is not that bad really, and I’l happy that you still have space to improve !!

  3. james
    February 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm


  4. Brill
    April 8, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Yasashisa wa keshite
    Tada amayakasu koto dake ja nai yo

    Shiawase wo tsukami torunda
    Naniyori sore ga

    Hitori tachishitatte
    Tatoe hanaretatte

  5. Brill
    April 8, 2011 at 11:41 am

    ^ i hope i can fill those question marks

  6. pur2
    May 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    holy sh*t! ryo sings!!!

  7. reza
    August 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    i very like this song, make me …………………

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