“Ever tried calling out to someone and nobody seems to hear you?”
Side-note: Click the CC icon for the English subtitles.
“Kagome kagome, kago no naka no tori wa (Kagome kagome, the bird inside the cage) | Itsu itsu deyaru? (When, when will you come out?) | Yoake no ban ni (In the evening of the dawn) | Tsuru to kame to subetta (the crane and turtle slipped) | Ushiro no shoumen daare? (Who stands right behind you now?)”
Kagome Kagome is a Japanese children’s game. One child is chosen as the oni (literally demon or ogre, but similar to the concept of “it” in tag) and sits blindfolded (or with their eyes covered). The other children join hands and walk in circles around the oni while chanting the song for the game. When the song stops, the oni speaks aloud the name of the person behind them, and if they are correct, the person behind will exchange places with the oni.
Rumored Urban Legend: “Kagome Kagome” is a song about murder.