Stumbled across this MTV on youtube and decided to share with everyone regarding this song. This song is by Kyu Sakamoto. This singer  was killed on 12 August 1985, when JAL Flight 123, a 747 bound from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to Osaka, lost pieces of its tail sections and spiraled downward nightmarishly for 30 minutes (long enough for some passengers to scribble shaky farewells to their families). The plane crashed and burned on a thickly wooded mountain about 60 miles northwest of Tokyo, killing 520 and injuring four, in the worst single airplane disaster in aviation history.

The lyrics is written by lyrics by Rokusuke Ei, according to wikipedia, he wrote the lyrics of this song after returning from a coming
back from a protest against the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan . He was feeling sad and dejected of the outcome.

Many other netizens also said that he may have this touching evocation of loneliness after his heart was broken by the actress Meiko Nakamura.

But I guess both incidents may have a part to play in the inspiration of this song.

I found a very nice poetic translation of this, and i have posted them here for people who are curious what he is singing.

Ue o muite arukoo                                I look up when I walk
Namida ga kobore nai yoo ni                So the tears won’t fall
Omoidasu haru no hi                             Remembering those happy spring days
Hitoribotchi no yoru                              But tonight I’m all alone
Ue o muite arukoo                                I look up when I walk
Nijinda hoshi o kazoete                         Counting the stars with tearful eyes
Omoidasu natsu no hi                            Remembering those happy summer days
Hitoribotchi no yoru                              But tonight I’m all alone
Shiawase wa kumo no ue ni                  Happiness lies beyond the clouds
Shiawase wa sora no ue ni                    Happiness lies above the sky
Ue o muite arukoo                                I look up when I walk
Namida ga kobore nai yoo ni                So the tears won’t fall
Nakinagara aruku                                 Though my heart is filled with sorrow
*
Hitoribotchi no yoru                            For tonight I’m all alone
(whistling)                                             (whistling)
Omoidasu aki no hi                               Remembering those happy autumn days
Hitoribotchi no yoru                              But tonight I’m all alone
Kanashimi wa hoshi no kage ni              Sadness hides in the shadow of the stars
Kanashimi wa tsuki no kage ni               Sadness lurks in the shadow of the moon
Ue o muite arukoo                                I look up when I walk
Namida ga kobore nai yoo ni                So the tears won’t fall
Nakinagara aruku                                 Though my heart is filled with sorrow
*
Hitoribotchi no yoru                           For tonight I’m all alone
(whistling)                                             (whistling)

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