A place I can always come home to. That’s “family.”
From other people’s point of view my family, lineage, etc. may seem a little special.
When I say that I’ve worked hard to achieve my dream, I think there are people out there who say, “Huh! You’re somebody’s grandson after all.”
But my family is like everyone else’s. A fun to be with, normal family.
Gathering in the living room… doesn’t really matter who invited whom first, but having tea with every one… things like that.
When my solo career went off-track, when I lost my record deal and my contract with my agency, not once did my family tell me, “Just quit music,” or “Get your act together.” That really makes me happy.
Really, they’ve always supported me. It’s because of my family’s support that I’m able to continue music to this day. I seriously think so.
“Can you talk about your grandpa?” When that offer came from a variety show, I had so much hesitation. The first people I consulted about it were of course my family. And then what they told me was, “Well isn’t that great?”
Having a family is good, isn’t it? Having a family is something to be thankful for, isn’t it?
No matter how tired or groggy I get, even when I feel down and say, “I can’t do this anymore,” there’s a place I can always come home to. That’s “family.”
That’s why, whenever I find myself in a slump writing songs, I always go to the living room.
Calling out with, “Let’s have tea.”
From DAIGO ROCK, p. 36.