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Old 2009.03.13, 09:31 AM   #11
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It's all about Wait & See ~Risk~, Drama, Kettobase!, and Hayatochi-Remix for me. Sunglass is her best American-style song.
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Old 2009.03.13, 09:41 AM   #12
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Was her Japanese lyrics as bad as her English lyrics...?

Kinda makes me happy that I never learned Japanese.
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Old 2009.03.13, 09:43 AM   #13
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Old 2009.03.13, 09:49 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by cjhobbies00 View Post
Was her Japanese lyrics as bad as her English lyrics...?

Kinda makes me happy that I never learned Japanese.
Not as bad, but she still makes pretty bad/random references. Her reference to Romeo and Juliet in Drama (Japanese) is almost as nonsensical as her reference to Edgar Allen Poe in Kremlin Dusk (English). Her lyrics aren't great in Japanese, but she does flow better. Japanese Hikari is much better than the English version.
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Old 2009.03.13, 09:53 AM   #15
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Ahah, according to translations, they are pretty different =P
I don't know which ones I prefer tho. The japanese lyrics are usually either too cheerful or too romantic. In the english albums, she goes all crazy. They don't bother me either way, since I'm not a native-english speaker so the lyrics mostly go unnoticed while I'm listening to the songs. I'm more about voice and rythm/melody (the essence of R'n'B I guess).

I agree with Maou on those tracks, they're probably the best part of Distance (altough I can't skip any track of it).

Btw, it seems the new album is getting very mixed reviews. Some people totally hate it, some just don't like at first, and then there's people loving every bit of it (not too many). I guess that's bound to happen with any Utada album anyway.

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Her reference to Romeo and Juliet in Drama (Japanese) is almost as nonsensical as her reference to Edgar Allen Poe in Kremlin Dusk (English).
Utada shares her birthday with Edgar Allan Poe and cites him as one of her most important influences in terms of lyrics. Every fan aknowledges that part in Kremlin Dusk, so it doesn't seem out of place at all.
However, that's the main problem with her lyrics (at least the english ones), because she fills them with references that only fans "understand", because they relate to everyday stuff that she writes in her blog. People are not supposed to read every single post of an artist's blog to understand that artist... Utada just needs to figure that, maybe.

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Old 2009.03.13, 10:03 AM   #16
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I'm really loving the new album, and that's all I have to say :\... I don't understand how some of you can say this is a crappy album at all...

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Originally Posted by ShinjiPG View Post
Utada shares her birthday with Edgar Allan Poe and cites him as one of her most important influences in terms of lyrics. Every fan aknowledges that part in Kremlin Dusk, so it doesn't seem out of place at all.
I know of her love for Poe, but the reference in the lyrics still don't make sense to me in accordance to the rest of the song. It just seems like a needless namedrop to show off her knowledge.

The only Distance song I skip is Parody. I need to be in the right mood for that one.
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it kind of seems like she's using this opportunity to sing stuff she could never get away with on her Japanese songs? I'm guessing none of her Japanese lyrics talk about not having panties on.
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I know of her love for Poe, but the reference in the lyrics still don't make sense to me in accordance to the rest of the song. It just seems like a needless namedrop to show off her knowledge.
Not really... The whole lyrics share something with Poe's "The Raven".

"All along I was searching for my Lenore
In the words of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe
Now I'm sober and "Nevermore"
Will the Raven come to bother me at home

Calling you, calling you home
You... calling you, calling you home

By the door you said you had to go
Couldn't help me anymore
This I saw coming, long before
So I kept on staring out the window
"

Doesn't this relate a lot with the poem?
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That's cool and all, but explain how those fit with the non-bolded parts, the rest of the lyrics that you didn't post and how they related to a "Kremlin Dusk." Then I'll gladly admit her masterful lyrics went over my head. Awesome song, bad lyrics.
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