A man’s life of 50 years under the sky is nothing compared tot the age of this world.
Life is but a fleeting dream, an illusion —
Is there anything that lasts forever?
This illustrates what everybody needs, a speaker for the dead, somebody who gives the dead a voice that speaks to the living, somebody who would tell the truth about a person’s life at his/her funeral.
The song comes from the story of Atsumori … the haunting lyrics, the dramatic performance really touches my soul!