Doesn’t matter who launches the war, as Sartre says, “When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.”

“Hands Held High”

Turn my mike up louder I got to say something
Light weights step to the side when we come in

Feel it in your chest the syllables get pumping
People on the street they panic and start running

Words on loose leaf sheet complete coming
I jump in my mind and summon the rhyme, I’m dumping

Healing the blind I promise to let the sun in
Sick of the dark ways we march to the drum and

Jump when they tell us that they wanna see jumping
Fuck that I wanna see some fists pumping

Risk something, take back what’s yours
Say something that you know they might attack you for

Cause I’m sick of being treated like I have before
Like it’s stupid standing for what I’m standing for

Like this war’s really just a different brand of war
Like it doesn’t cater the rich and abandon poor

Like they understand you in the back of the jet
When you can’t put gas in your tank

These fuckers are laughing their way to the bank and cashing the check
Asking you to have compassion and have some respect

For a leader so nervous in an obvious way
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay

And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
In their living room laughing like “what did he say?”

[Chorus]
Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen
[End Chorus]

In my living room watching but I am not laughing
Cause when it gets tense I know what might happen

World is cold the bold men take action
Have to react or get blown into fractions

Ten years old it’s something to see
Another kid my age drugged under a jeep

Taken and bound and found later under a tree
I wonder if he had thought the next one could be me

Do you see the soldiers they’re out today
They brush the dust from bullet proof vests away

It’s ironic at times like this you pray
But a bomb blew the mosque up yesterday

There’s bombs in the buses, bikes, roads
Inside your market, your shops, your clothes

My dad he’s got a lot of fear I know
But enough pride inside not to let that show

My brother had a book he would hold with pride
A little red cover with a broken spine

On the back, he hand-wrote a quote inside
When the rich wage war it’s the poor who die

Meanwhile, the leader just talks away
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay

And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
both scared and angry like “what did he say?”

[Chorus]
Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen
Amen

With hands held high into a sky so blue
As the ocean opens up to swallow you

With hands held high into a sky so blue
As the ocean opens up to swallow you

With hands held high into a sky so blue
As the ocean opens up to swallow you

With hands held high into a sky so blue
As the ocean opens up to swallow you

With hands held high into a sky so blue
As the ocean opens up to swallow you

With hands held high into a sky so blue
As the ocean opens up to swallow you

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Defying Gravity

August 21, 2007

Is a very addictive song from the musical Wicked. Here, have the lyrics!
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Something to brighten your day…

I’ve got it all, but I feel so deprived
I go up, I come down and I’m emptier inside
Tell me what is this thing that I feel like I’m missing
And why can’t I let it go

CHORUS:
There’s gotta be more to life…
Than chasing down every temporary high to satisfy me
Cause the more that I’m…
Trippin’ out thinkin’ there must be more to life
Well it’s life, but I’m sure… There’s gotta be more

(Than wanting more)

I’ve got the time and I’m wasting it slowly
Here in this moment I’m half-way out the door
Onto the next thing, I’m searching for something that’s missing

CHORUS

I’m wanting more

I’m always waiting on something other than this
Why am I feelin’ like there’s something I missed….
Always… Always…

CHORUS – repeat twice

More to life
There’s gotta be more to life (more to life)
There’s gotta be more to life (more)
More to my life

Angela Aki- Tashika ni

July 15, 2007

Tashika ni tashika ni tashika ni ai wa aru lalalalala

Suimin busoku no tsukareta karada wo muriyari futon kara hikizuridashite
Kagami no mae de wa nukegara no kao ni keshou to tomo ni nuritsukeru egao

Kagi wo shimeru oto, jimen wo fumu oto, mushou ni kanashiku naru maiasa

Tashika ni kizutsuite, tashika ni kurushikute
Ugokenai, hanasenai, sonna hi mo aru kedo
Asayake wo mitsumete kokoro de tsubuyaita
Koko ni wa kyou ni wa tashika ni ai wa aru lalalalala

Nakama no kotoba ga mune ni sasaru kara itsu kara ka me wo awasenakunatta

Doko kade jibun wo otoshiteshimatta, torimodoseru no darou ka imasara?

Nanika wo yumemitete, nanika wo oikakete
Dore dake jikan ga sugite shimatta no ka
Wasure ka keta koe de kokoro ni yobikakeru
Koko ni wa kyou ni wa tashika ni ai wa aru lalalalala

Sameta koohii nomihoshite kyou mo mukuchi de kaeritakunai

Tashika ni kizutsuite, tashika ni kurushikute
Ugokenai, hanasenai, sonna hi mo aru kedo
Asayake wo mitsumete kokoro de tsubuyaita
Kimi ni mo dare ni mo tashika ni ai wa aru
Wasure ka keta koe de kokoro ni yobikakeru
Koko ni mo kyou ni mo kimi ni mo dare ni mo
Tashika ni ai wa aru lalalalala

Romanji and English lyrics below! Song dl here.

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Japanese lyrics taken from here:

tokei no hari ga ni ji o sashi te konya mo nemure nu yoru ga ki ta
koi no hitotsu ushinatte mo douyou suru koto wa nakatta
ima made nara tameiki o tsuite kako ni fukitobashiteita

aishikata ga wakaranai dake ja naku hito o shinjiru koto ga dekinai mama
tada jikan dake ga sugite yuku watashi o okizari ni shite

kanashimi ga atte hitori ni natte
kodoku no kakera o mune ni daite
anata ni deatte hajimete kidzui ta
shiawase ga aru koto o

tsuyogarazu anata ni tsutaeru kara kondo wa kaeranai de

kanashimi ga atte hitori ni natte
kodoku no kakera o mune ni daite
namida o nagashite jibun o yurushite
kodoku no kakera o tebanashitara
ashita wa waratte anata o aishite

shiawase o kanjiyou
shiawase ni nareru kara

As usual, English and Romanji to follow when I find them. Wrong song earlier. 😛

ALSO! As a bonus, for a limited time only, Angela Aki’s latest encouraging single: Tashika Ni.

Found the English translation:
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This is a song all our decision makers should listen to! Taken from here.

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Freaky

May 28, 2007

Geoff mentioned something about a song that sounded like a suicide note. He told me it was Kiss Me Goodbye, but he wasn’t sure who sang it. I googled it and confirmed it was Angela Aki. As I did, I made Enma skip the current track to play the next song. Enma’s on Random Shuffle.

That song plays as I read that Angela Aki plays it. Spooky.

Rise- Origa

April 27, 2007

Rise
Stand Alone Complex
2nd Opening Song
Music: Yoko Kanno
Sung by: Origa

Original.

I’m a soldier, znachit ya
I otvyetchik i sud’ya
Ya stoyu na dvukh kontsakh ognya
Ogibaya virazhi, obgonyaya smyert’ i zhizn’
Ya byegu srazit’sya s tyen’yu lzhi
I’m a soldier, meaning that I’m
Both the defendent and the judge
I’m standing on both sides of the fire
Going around turns, overtaking death and life
I’m running to fight with the shadow of a lie

skol’ko b nityey nye plyol obman
pokazhyet lik svyeta istina
No matter how many threads deception would weave
Truth will show its face of light

*Save your tears
for the day
when our pain is far behind
on your feet
come with me
we are soldiers stand or die
*Save your tears
for the day
when our pain is far behind
on your feet
come with me
we are soldiers stand or die

Save your fears
take your place
save them for the judgement day
fast and free
follow me
time to make the sacrifice
we rise or fall
Save your fears
take your place
save them for the judgement day
fast and free
follow me
time to make the sacrifice
we rise or fall

I’m a soldier, born to stand
in this waking hell I am
witnessing more than I can compute
I’m a soldier, born to stand
in this waking hell I am
witnessing more than I can compute

pray myself we don’t forget
lies, betrayed and the oppressed
please give me the strength to be the truth
pray myself we don’t forget
lies, betrayed and the oppressed
please give me the strength to be the truth

people facing the fire together
if we don’t, we’ll lose all we have found
people facing the fire together
if we don’t, we’ll lose all we have found

*repeat
*repeat

Za myechtoyu nakray propasti
Lish’ tol’ko tak mozhno mir spasti
After a dream to the edge of a chasm
Only that way can the world be saved

Ty nye plach’,
Slyozy spryach’,
Ved’ nastanyet novyy den’
Tvoy ogon’
Sogryevat’
Budyet tysyachi syerdets
A syeychas podnimis’
Spryach’ podal’shye bol’ i strakh
Pobyedit tot, kto prav
Znay, chto vsyo v tvoikh rukakh
Don’t you cry,
Hide the tears,
Because a new day will start
Your fire
Will be heated
By thousands of hearts
But now get up
Hide the pain and fear far
The one who’s right will win
Know that everything is in your hands

*repeat
*repeat

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Blood+ FST

April 23, 2007

Posted this on the LJ Fan Soundtracks Community.

A FST I threw together very quickly for Singles Month. This is a single about various, random characters from Blood+. Wiki explains it better than I can.

Yellowcard: Gift and Curses
YSI
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I see your face with every punch I take,
and every bone I break, it’s all for you.
And my worst pains are words I cannot say,
Still I will always fight on for you. Fight on for you …

Saya killed her father. She watches over humanity, preventing Chiroptreans from attacking most humans, she kills to keep her family safe. That said, would anyone really notice if Saya dies? Would the world care?

Origa: Rise
YSI
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I’m a soldier, and that means
I’m both defendant and judge
I am standing on the two ends of fire
Bending over the steep turns, overtaking death and life
I’m running to fight the shadow of the lies

David, who gives Saya to her father George, to be cared for, is a soldier through and through.

Angela Aki: MUSIC
YSI
Sendspace
I head for the city in order to fill the
void in my heart, but my loneliness just gets worse
Right now I’d like to find
just one person who won’t lie to me

Whenever I see this song, I’m reminded of Saya X Hagi (yes I’m a fan of canon pairings).

And as a Bonus:
Bach. Sonata in E Minor Allegro.
YSI
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Hagi plays Bach.

Gank where you will. No zip this time. ^_^