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Instructions: Pick your favorite GACKT song in terms of lyrics, or just one that appeals to you at the moment. Go to Moon-Struck.net*
and look up the lyrics. Fill in the following:

1. Please post the title of the song

2. Do you remember the first time you heard this song?
In the car, through my iPod, thanks to the mp3 download Franck offered of the Otoko Matsuri DVD.

3. Do you have any special memories associated with this song?
Driving to and from my summer job while blasting the Otoko Matsuri live in my car. There is no other artist that would drive me crazy with emotion enough to sing at the top of my lungs/bang my steering wheel/whip my head while sitting in traffic. Those car rides were my pinnacle of youth, you could say.

4. Do you see anything in your head when you hear this song? Colors? Images? A story?
I see a dark blue room, like nightshade, and flashing white strobe lights. Through all this maddness and confusion, you hear GACKT's voice, deep and powerful, piercing it all, providing a sanctuary.

5. What is your favorite section of the lyrics?
Mmm, that's tough. . .
"Just let me hear your voice
I won't allow you to vanish like this

no matter how much I screamed
no matter how much I sought
no matter what words we exchanged
no matter how much I embraced you
no matter how much I wished
no matter how much I hurt you

you only looked up into the sky"
You feel strain as he's about to begin singing the climatic verse. Once he finishes convincing the person how much he can't live without the person, he sings that last line that releases it all. Even if I didn't understand that last line, I would still find myself staring into the sky as if GACKT's voice just released me from an emotional strain.

6. Tell everyone why they should listen to this song right now.
This song is good to listen to whether you are in a happy-go-lucky mood or if you've been pissed off by somebody. You bang your head and whatever is around you during the first two main verses, then by the end you feel relieved that you have been able to express that emotion you've held inside. As you stare up into the sky, you have confidence that GACKT will be your moon, as you live life and head towards realizing your dreams.

7. (Optional) Post a recording or video of this song from Youtube. If there is more than one, it's your pick :)



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Feb. 6th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
I can't remember exactly when, but there was once that I cried while listening to this song. I only remembered that I was watching a subbed version the RRII performance and when I read the translation then, I dunno, I just started weeping. It was during a time that I was writing a fic called Scattered Petals, and I felt that it related to the main character quite well. So, yeah. Maybe I'm just overemotional, haha.
Feb. 7th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Hahaha, that could be the case.
But then again, GACKT sings with such passion, that he is able to move our hearts.
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