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                 PELICAN FISH BUTTON SUITE
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Introduction

  Pelican wa sora o tobu,
  sakana dake o dakishimete.
  Sore wa aisuru-hito no tame,
  aiuru-hito o mamoru tame.
  Kore wa mienai "Ai no Uta".
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Pelican Fish Button

  Pelican fish is love,
  pelican mouth is bridge,
  nourishing meal for her chil-dren,
  a nourishing gift for her whole world.

  Loving kindness, peace,
  compassion, service.
  Where would we be without such love?
  Where would we be without this bridge?

  Such a long separation,
  all of her children have been called in-to service.
  Such a lot of buttons to push,
  such a heavy price to be paid,
  such a heavy load to be born
  for those who are so confused.

  Pelican fish is love,
  pelican mouth is bridge,
  nourishing meal for her chil-dren,
  a nourishing gift for her whole world
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Interlude

  Pelican wa shitte-iru,
  kono-okonai-no-motsu-imi.
  Sore wa botan o kakeru koto,
  kokoro to kokoro, hito to hito,
  kuni to kuni sae kakeru koto.
  Sono-tame kyo mo,
  pelican wa, tada, tada, tada, tada,
  sora o tobu.
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Pelican Flight

  This is the pelican fish button song.
  This is a song for all of you who love.
  It's a bridge of love, bridge of peace,
  [and] it's meant for every one.

  This is the pelican fish button song.
  This is a song for all of you who care.
  It's a bridge of love, bridge of peace,
  [and] you can walk on it.

  I am the mother, bird of love.
  I am the mother, always there.
  I'm a bridge of love, bridge of peace,
  [and] I cry for all of you.

  This is the pelican fish button song.
  This is a song for all of you who love.
  It's a bridge of love, bridge of peace,
  [and] it's meant for every one.
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waterweeds

  fetid entangling waterweeds
  blinding fevered agression
  vultures are circling, circle-ing; deadwhite waterlilies
  how can all this really help?



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English Translations of Introduction and Interlude
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  Pelican flies in the sky
  holding her fish to tightly
  for her loved ones,
  her loved ones to protect.
  This is her unsung song of love.
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  Pelican knows
  this way that she has
  that, button is a bridge,
  heart to heart, body to body,
  home to home, is a bridge.
  Again today,
  Pelican flies, flies, flies, just flies
  through the sky.
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Music (C) 2001 Ryoko  A. Goguen
Japanese words (C) 2001 Ryoko  A. Goguen
English words  (C) 2001 Joseph A. Goguen
English translations (C) 2001 Joseph A. Goguen

La Jolla CA, October 2001