My most closest friends know this. When i was younger (and by that I mean 14-15) I was a Tokio Hotel fanatic. I collected from posters, to pictures, to books, biography, fanfiction books, magazines with their faces on it, DVDs and bought the deluxe editions of most of their stuff (also albums both in English and German). I knew EVERYTHING about them and despite never beeing able to actually go to one of their concerts, I tried to be as much of a supportive fan as I could. Why? I always had “different” thoughts than most people, I never wanted to feel like a “sheep between many other”, I felt the need to “rebel” to the idea of people “doing the same things that others do because it was just common sense” and “I do this because it’s cool” “I don’t do that because it’s lame”. Who decided any of that? I wanted an identity that I knew it was only mine, a “scream” of rebellion and Tokio Hotel’s lyrics seemed to voice my exact thoughts. My thoughts and drive didn’t change much from then, though I am more level headed about it, but unfortunately, I don’t follow Tokio Hotel anymore; they disappeared for a while, then returned as somebody that I didn’t know anymore. It might be my nostalgia speaking, the image of them back then that I don’t want to let go because they did so much for my life without even knowing, or maybe it’s just the sexualized themes that they started going for (though I did appreciate the long video on drug addicts), but they’re more “mainstream” now. Of course, this is my opinion. Some old fans stayed and claim that Tokio Hotel never changed to the core. I think it’s just common sense that they changed since they grew up, but I can’t be into them as much as I was before anymore…I still LOVE their old stuff to bits though! 🙂
Yep, time for some BIGBANG everybody! From it’s recent release, Loser always felt closer to my heart than most of the latest songs. The lyrics are about people being all “losers” in one way or another. As much as one pretends to be happy or is supposed to have it all, nobody is able to be perfectly happy with themselves and/or the environment around them. There’s a lot of pretending in the world, as it bases itself way too much on appearance and less on the substance. You come to realize that as you grow up and have your own experiences, you sometimes wish that you can go back being a child, whose eyes are still innocent and full of hopes and fairies. But that’s life, sometimes it makes you numb to everything around you and you go back smiling and pretending that everything’s fine, because that’s the only way you have to move on. However things don’t change, it’s just your perception of the world that does. In the end we’re all losers, but hope always exists and we’ll always find a way as long as there’s hope.
Here’s the lyrics video as well, if you want to get a better idea. 🙂
Daiji na Mono wa Mabuta no Ura (translated to “The Most Important Things Lie Behind Your Eyelids”) by Kokia it’s a very heartwarming song. Sometimes it makes me sad because it makes me think of something that is there but we’re not able to see and reaching out to somebody that has already given up, on the other side however, it makes me think of the concept of never actually giving up, even if we don’t see hope, it’s always there…
Note: The background picture in the video is from a videogame called Ib. It’s not related to the song, however I recommend that game A LOT. It’s a horror/mystery J-rpg.
Maaya Sakamoto‘s Gravity, Ending song of Wolf’s Rain anime.
…Let’s say that I used to listen and sing to this song when I missed a person that is very important for me. It reminds me of those times that I really felt like being crushed by the gravity of my own emotional problems that I never really wanted to tell anybody about, that I had no real support and that nobody managed to understand me as well as that person did and still does. Today I don’t have a reason to miss this person anymore, but it’s still a song I hold dearly in my heart, even though it still makes me kind of sad.
I don’t think I have to add anything to that. Hahahahah Limone-sensei is one of the best Kamiya Hiroshi-like cover singers on NicoNico Douga! The song is Renai Circulation from Bakemonogatari. (‘∀’●)♡ I always end up going back to this song when I’m sad or stressed from school and it works like a charm!
No words. Nope. Just listen. Piano music is definitely something that comes naturally for me to listen to when I feel my brain burning out. It’s just so soothing and gentle. The first melody is Yiruma‘s River Flows in You and the second one is For River by Kan. R. Gao and Laura Shigihara from the To the Moon game OST.
30-DAY SONG CHALLENGE
(Since I’ve seen people that I’m following doing this and I’ve heard lots of very good songs that I didn’t know about through this challenge, I thought it would be fun to start doing my own too! )
One of the songs that make me happy and I always try listening to in order to get that spark of energy I need for some days in particular is definitely Durarara!!‘s first opening song Uragiri no Yuuyake (A Treacherous Sunset) by Theatre Brook! Durarara!! also happens to be one of my most favorite anime and light novels that I watched/read till now. I just think its non-linear plot is amazingly written and it sure is a good example of the “6 Degrees of Separation” theory which claims that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. This song is the cover song for the whole anime for me and just reminds me of this; that I’m not alone in the world and somehow even I am connected with other people that I yet have to get to know! x3 I just find that incredibly amazing and it makes me happy! ( ＾∇＾)
Hope you enjoyed it too and if you think that Durarara! is something you might like, don’t hesitate to watch it! ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉIt can be revelatory in more ways than one.