Tao (song)

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"Tao"
Tao (Do As Infinity single) coverart.jpg
Single by Do As Infinity
from the album Do the A-side
Released July 27, 2005
Format CD single/ CD+DVD
Genre J-pop
Length 17:23
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Dai Nagao, Saiko Kawamura
Producer(s) Dai Nagao, Seiji Kameda, Do As Infinity
Do As Infinity singles chronology
"For the Future"
(2005)
"Tao"
(2005)
"∞1"
(2009)

"Tao" is Do As Infinity's twentieth single, released on July 27, 2005. The lyrics describe the parting of two friends. "Tao" was used as the Japanese opening song of Tales of Legendia. This was the last single released before the band disbanded in September 2005, but Do As Infinity reformed three years later, and released their twenty-first single, "∞1", in June 2009.

The title of the B-side, "Aurora", means 'dawn' in Italian; the lyrics of the song are like the conclusion of the story in "Break of Dawn", the first track on the band's first album Break of Dawn.

Song history[edit]

According to the Do the A-side booklet, "Tao" was originally to be included on their final album, Need Your Love, but was not because Nagao felt that it did not fit the album's theme. It was recorded two years before its actual release. Reportedly, Tomiko Van cried many times before the song was completely recorded.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tao"
  2. "Aurora"
  3. "Tao" (Instrumental)
  4. "Aurora" (Instrumental)

Promotional video[edit]

The promotional video for "Tao" was filmed in Hokkaidō, the scene of Van riding on her Harley Davidson was shot next to a potato farm according to the Do The A-side booklet. Van is seen lipping the words sayonara (さよなら?) (good-bye in Japanese) and waving good-bye after the main video ends.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Sales Time in
chart
Japan Oricon 11 37,900 10 weeks

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