The blue glow of a turned-down TV
Sullen you putting on misty mauve on your toes
Pretending to be selfish
How many goodbyes are you muttering in your heart?
Then, Tatsuro Yamashita（山下達郎）composed the song to evoke an image of a grimy inner city and a rundown hotel while his wife talks about a relationship going milk-way-beyond-its-best-by-date sour. As the hapless protagonist says, "What can I do?" Yamashita provides the bluesy electric guitar while the horn section gives a brief but grooverific bridge to the final verse. Something to play in your car while driving along the Bayside Highway in Tokyo at night.
The album, "Radio Days", released in April, went as high as No. 12 on the Oricon charts.