Since Chi originally conceived the music he has composed as being sung by a vocalist accompanied by a rock band, he has tried over the years to coerce me into writing lyrics and singing even though I am neither a lyricist nor a singer.  He finally succeeded in convincing me to sit down with him one day and at least attempt a rough English translation of already extant Japanese lyrics for one piece and of some ideas for lyrics he came up with for a couple newer pieces.  (more…)