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    Kaigun Taisho (海軍大将) Saya's Avatar
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    Random Utaite Songs and Interpretations

    There's a whole bunch of songs I've been listening to and I'd like to share some of them, generally they're utaites, but they're not always. I feel that some of these I just really want to get them off my chest because of how morbid some of these lyrics are. I'll just randomly post songs from time to time and what I think of them.


    Lyrics: アストãƒ*ノーツ (Astronauts) - Vocaloid Lyrics Wiki - Wikia
    Singer: Reol

    This song has finally flipped the switch for me to want to make this kind of thread. This song is so morbid.

    Interpretation:
    The girl is stuck in a hospital room being cared for by a guy she likes, and she didn't want to give him any hard time caring for her so ultimately she closes her eyes and passes away.

    The first verse implies she's too sick to eat, but wonders if she could eat all of the dinner, the guy would be pleased, but instead makes a really worrying face saying she doesn't need to do that. The implication of her being in hospital comes from

    Code:
    If I were a liar,
    would you scold me?
    Many "if"s like these (vaguely) appear
    to me when I'm (alone) in my room.
    
    (And) the days of nothing
    get cracks
    and many "if"s are leaking
    from the cracks.
    This implies she's stuck in a room for a very long time.

    Code:
    If I were alive,
    Someday I would sing you a song I've made for you,
    the song I've never sung you
    because I feel embarrassed.
    I hope the song reaches you someday.
    So in essence, this is a love song she wrote to sing to a guy one day but too embarassed to sing it and ends up dying before she does, and the guy most likely finds the lyrics after she passes away.

    Code:
    Now I close my eyes,
    my ears and start to walk forward.
    I can't hear your voice
    and can't see your smiles, but it's fine.
    The chorus really gets to me though holy shit my heart can't take more of this I'm out


    <@Saya> wat is ani3m
    <@Dargoth> don't pretend you aren't the most hardcore otaku in the channel

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    Re: Random Utaite Songs and Interpretations

    Your otome kokoro™ is showing.

    Not bad. Pretty beautifully done. Though the sourness in me can't help to knee-jerk the good old "at least she had someone".



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    Re: Random Utaite Songs and Interpretations

    @Kalinsre same

    If this was played out in drama or anime or w/e it would be really cheesy but the way it was put into lyrics was really mature and morbid for some reason.


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    Re: Random Utaite Songs and Interpretations

    Quote Originally Posted by Saya View Post
    @Kalinsre same

    If this was played out in drama or anime or w/e it would be really cheesy but the way it was put into lyrics was really mature and morbid for some reason.
    Lyrical words are never explicitly descriptive as lines in anime are so I guess it makes sense.
    Cheesy things are really cheesy when spelled out clearly. But if it was done in implicit ways it can be from acceptable to excellent.



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    Re: Random Utaite Songs and Interpretations

    @Kalinsre I always thought about doing this kind of thread but never felt the lyrics were implicit enough to require an interpretation but I guess I can just share it without really giving any interpretation heh


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    Re: Random Utaite Songs and Interpretations

    @Saya Either way is fine really. People can always hear the song first and then look at your interpretations later if they feel the need to.

    Here is one I sort of like...



    Lyrics:
    [+] Spoiler
    On a cloudless Sunday
    A superiority complex immersed in self-indulgence
    Though that doesn't even feel all that great
    Looking all joyful when you're drugged out
    You try real hard to keep your jokes gathered up
    All these ordinary people acting like they're depressed
    I'm sick of trying to be the good guy
    and cheer you up!

    You wanna die? It's OK if you die
    Nobody will care
    You wanna die? Go ahead and die
    I'm tired of listening to you whine, so you can die

    "What do you know about me anyway?"
    That's what you say, even though you don't know me at all either
    "Leave me be and let me die"
    That's what you say, even though you don't wanna be alone
    No matter how much you cry over your troubles
    In the end you're just putting the blame on someone else
    Crying, shouting, and cutting up your wrist
    You're just making a show of it!

    You wanna die? It's OK if you die
    No one will even notice
    You wanna die? Go ahead and die
    You're just pitiful, so you can die

    You wanna die but you're still alive?
    You said you wanted to die so why are you still living?
    Got a death wish? It's OK if you die
    You want to die, right? Why not just die?

    Don't want to live, but you don't want to die either
    You don't even know what you want to do
    Its annoying how you keep asking me for advice
    Quit your complaining

    Living or dying
    You're driving me crazy!

    You wanna die? It's OK if you die
    No one will care
    You wanna die? Go ahead and die
    To hell with you, just die already!

    You wanna die but you're still alive?
    Living or dying, hurry up and decide
    You wanna die? It's okay if you die
    If you don't wanna die then live with all your might!

    It's got nothing to do with me

    You wanna die, you got a death wish
    Hey, you wanna die, you got a death wish
    Quit your complaining and live with all your might!


    Sort of like the things we all want to say but are too afraid to say it. It's very straightforward and not really that deep but I guess the thing to note is that it does capture the sentiments of those who are thoughtful, when confronted with the sufferings of those who they do not consider thoughtful.

    I think people who actually did have these morbid thoughts about themselves(personal experience here) find things like "you just don't understand what I'm going through" quite insulting, when coming from the person I am attempting to comfort. This part resonated with me:

    "What do you know about me anyway?"
    That's what you say, even though you don't know me at all either
    I found this relatable, but I can't help but to think that I could have been rather dismissive to others seeking my help(not explicitly of course, I still fake being nice all the time) because this exact thought subconsciously makes me see this as a competition of sufferings. i.e. "I have been through things, therefore your thing is nothing." And "Your accusation of me not understanding is therefore wrong."

    At the end of the day, it does go both ways. A thoughtless(perhaps even attention-seeking) suicidal person can be in the wrong, but listeners such as myself are not all inculpable. Nowadays I am very helpful and follow some form of a model when I help people like that, but deep down I could have always been dismissive, before any comforting session even began, because I am unable to let go of the subjectively-perceived grandiosity of my own sufferings and am unable to NOT use it to try to trump other people's sufferings. It never really affected the interactions in any way because I never really blurt lines in the song out loud, but I feel that if I could somehow adjust my thought process I can perhaps understand people a little better.

    Okay that's enough BS from me. I'll keep it short next time.



 

 

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