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This song was written for my friends Akemi, Yukiko and Kaori. They have voices like angels, in three part harmony. Their songs were of Japan, and since all of us have been away from home for a long time during our graduate school days, the images that they provoked from their music made me homesick. I named it "Akemi" because I've known her the longest and also because it made better lyrical sense. While Akemi is stunningly beautiful in her own right, the collective "beauty" of all three young ladies could not help but stir the memories of any listerner. So, this song is for my angels from Japan. <

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Akemi (1997)

Your voice is like an angel that has come to take my hand	
It sways within my memory like the winds of old Japan		
No matter where I travel, no matter where I roam		
Akemi, your song will lead me home				

All my lifeís a circle, it is spinning round and round
Iím a sailor on the ocean in search of friendly ground
But on the far horizon, I see Japan in the dawn 
Akemi, your song will lead me home

CHORUS
Angels arenít for real they say, I guess I am mistaken		
so surely they canít lead the way, (wakiramasen)		
You haunt me in my memory, a kami of olden days		
your song is leading, I must follow, I just drift away.		

If angels are in heaven, then I must be heaven bound
I see you in a vision with your eyes of almond brown
For every lonely traveler,  there is a rising sun
Akemi, your song will lead me homeÖ..

Your voice is like an angel that has come to take my hand	
It sways within my memory like the winds of old Japan		
No matter where I travel, no matter where I roam		
Akemi, your song will lead me home