shiina!!! present

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Shiina Ringo - The Present

I’m so afraid it’s true

You were so quick

The whole world fits inside of you

In future this is why you’re not here

Night and day

No one can catch
The one who runs away

Oh I’m so ashamed it’s true

Alone I sit in silence
Wrapped in all that’s through
The past I am

I’m always gone now

Night and day

No one can catch
The one who can’t go on

The moment you and I
Extend our hands and clutch them

The time is here and now

It’s magical

It’s something
Like us forever

Night and day

No one can catch
The one who can’t go on

You are the one they all run to

You’re so, so far
So much to want
You must have so much to do

But if our hands unclench

Nothing can be real

It’s only you who pulls me up

The moment’s not old or new

It’s here and now

It’s magical

It’s something
Like us forever

It’s only me
 who stops you fast
It’s neither fair nor foul
It is here and now
It’s right not wrong

So if our hearts still touch 
everything is real

4

UNiTE.’s live「春に産まれたけどゆきみ!何かが起こるゆきバーサリー!」held at Shibuya WWW on Apr. 19th, 2014 was drummer Yukimi’s last live performance with the band. It was a bitter sweet day because Apr. 19th is also Yukimi’s birthday.

Due to severe back pain, Yukimi has to withdraw from the band as he is unable to continue drumming in this condition as advised by his doctor.

As the live performance came to the end, Shiina Mio representing UNiTE. presented a graduation certificate to Yukimi.

Losing his partner Yukimi is no doubt the hardest for bassist Haku. Shiina Mio wrote in his blog that he does not know what UNiTE. may become in the future but they will continue to perform lives with support drummers.