Tengu

Tengu

BandAlternativeRock

tengu interweaves many different genres starting from jazz to rap to hard rock. There is no target audience for tengu. We believe we are a band that can represent both the Occident and the Orient.

Biography

Essentially, we are a Japanese band in our 4th year of activity. We have spent most of our lives in different parts of the world: Japan, U.K, U.S, Thailand, Malaysia, Italy - taking in the musical essences of each respective culture. Our music is heavily rooted in these various cultures, which establishes our grounds for music. We've performed at Don Hill's, Hiroko's Place (Soho), Cafe Film en Noir (Japan), NYU, Columbia, and New School.

Lyrics

Just Tell Me This

Written By: Taka

I can't stand this
Tell me what's going on.
There is so much love, so much art
Is the suffering an illusion?

What I see on the news
Am I being fed a lie?
How can you keep a poker face
Just tell me this, tell me that.

When you open up your eyes
Do you keep your ears shut?
What'll it take for the voices
Silenced muffled cries.

Reach your soul x 3

Lighten up the load off your shoulder, take a deeper breath.
Listen to the sounds around you
Smoke a cigarette if you will.
Lighten up the load off your shoulder, take a deeper breath.
Listen to the sounds around you
Smoke a cigarette if you will.

When you open up your eyes
Do you keep your ears shut?
What'll it take for the voices
Silenced muffled cries.

Reach your soul x3

Yokohama X

Written By: Jamu

Suiyou no yoru ni
Nomitsubureru shuukan.
Kimi wa donokurai
Mitekita no darou
Mild Seven ga kieru mae ni
Kimi ni iisobireta kotoba wa kou

Saa nigero tooku e
Shiranai machi e
oreno mae kara sugata wo keshite
iki wo koroshinagara
Mae wo susume
soshite nidoto furimukunjane-

Yokohama no michi wo aruku
Sono toki wa nazeka
Kiete shimau youna
Kokoro no mayoi
Mawari no kurayami
Hikari wo matsu

Mienai nanika wo eru tameni
hito wo iki tsuzukerunoka
Tooku wo nagamete
Me wo tojitara
Sora no cloud ni natta...

Saa nigero tooku e
Shiranai machi e
oreno mae kara sugata wo keshite
iki wo koroshinagara
Mae wo susume
soshite nidoto furimukunjane-

Yokohama no michi wo aruku
Sono toki wa nazeka
Kiete shimau youna
Kokoro no mayoi
Mawari no kurayami
Hikari wo matsu

Mienai nanika wo eru tameni
hito wo iki tsuzukerunoka
Tooku wo nagamete
Me wo tojitara
Sora no cloud ni natta...

Yokohama no michi wo aruku
Sono toki wa nazeka
Kiete shimau youna
Kokoro no mayoi
Mawari no kurayami
Hikari wo matsu

Mienai nanika wo eru tameni
hito wo iki tsuzukerunoka
Tooku wo nagamete
Me wo tojitara
Sora no cloud ni natta...

Goya

Written By: Jamu

Going to see, something new.
Going to be...a goya goya.

Never wanted to be
Couldn't help myself
To be...something else.
Yeah x4

Going to see, something new.
Going to be...a goya goya.

Never wanted to be
Couldn't help myself
To be...something else.
Yeah x4

Live, live, live...like a goya.
Going to be...a goya goya.

Never wanted to be
Couldn't help myself
To be...something else.
Yeah x4

Never wanted to be
Couldn't help myself
To be...something else.
Yeah x4

Set List

MARI (5:28)
HAIL TEARS (4:15)
TELLA GETA BIQ (3:13)
GOYA (4:40)
UNOPEN (4:44)
JUST TELL ME THIS (3:41)
STREETS OF AMERICA (3:27)
YOKOHAMA X (4:38)
MAJOR TV NETWORK (5:35)
THE INDEFINITE NATURE OF MY MIND (5:33)