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Old 16th March 2012, 03:21 AM
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"Letter" lyrics

Thanks to tokyoxjapanxfan for the kanji!!

Love this song, and now knowing the lyrics, I love it even more, esp the second set of verses, so so true!!

I think this fits as a song for Max Matsuura more than Tell me why~ Or maybe both are for him.. ^^

Quote:
How are you? Is life
Still difficult for you now?

People you can truly talk to
Do you have such friends now?

Today, I passed by that place
And there, I thought I heard the voices
Of us that night

So straight, so straight, always misunderstood
Nobody really understands you
But you try, you try
It's ok even if you're uncool
I like you just that way

Just maybe, happiness
Exists only in tiny amounts

That is really bitter and painful
We may often feel that way

But just for that tiny bit
Of warm happiness
With our noses dripping with snot
We have to grovel on the ground

So lonely, so lonely, drinking the night away
Reflecting, but right after that
You have fun, have fun
And drink a little too much
I like you just that way

So straight, so straight, always misunderstood
Nobody really understands you
But you try, you try
It's ok even if you're uncool

So lonely, so lonely, drinking the night away
Reflecting, but right after that
You have fun, have fun
And drink a little too much
I like you just that way

I like you just that way
ROOMAJI

Spoiler:
Socchi wa dou dai? Mada ima demo
Ikiru no wa muzukashii mama kana?

Honne wo butsuke aeru you na
Tomo wa ite kureru kana?

Kyou ano basho no me no mae wo tootta yo
Soshitara ano yoru ita bokutachi no
Koe ga shita ki ga shitan da

Massugu de massugu de gokai bakari de
Nakanaka rikai wa sarenakute
Ganbatte ganbatte
Kakko warukutemo ii
Sonna kimi ga suki

Moshikashitara sa shiawase nante
Hon no hitonigiri shika nakute

Sono hotondo wa tsurai toka tte
Kanjiru koto bakari kamo

Dakedo ne sono hitonigiri no
Attakai yatsu no tame ni
Hanamizu toka tarashite sa
Haitsukubatterun da yo

Sabishikute sabishikute nomiakashite
Hansei shita sugu sono ato de
Tanoshikute tanoshikute
Nomisugi chau you na
Sonna kimi ga suki

Massugu de massugu de gokai bakari de
Nakanaka rikai wa sarenakute
Ganbatte ganbatte
Kakko warukutemo ii

Sabishikute sabishikute nomiakashite
Hansei shita sugu sono ato de
Tanoshikute tanoshikute
Nomisugi chau you na
Sonna kimi ga suki

Sonna kimi ga suki


KANJI

Spoiler:
そっちはどうだい?まだ今でも
生きるのは難しいままかな?

本音をぶつけ合えるような
友は居てくれるかな?

今日あの場所の目の前を通ったよ
そしたら あの夜いた僕達の
声がした気がしたんだ

まっすぐでまっすぐで 誤解ばかりで
なかなか理解はされなくて
がんばってがんばって
かっこ悪くてもいい
そんな君が好き

もしかしたらさ シアワセなんて
ほんのひと握りしかなくて

そのほとんどはツライとかって
感じる事ばかりかも

だけどねそのひと握りの
あったかいやつのために
鼻水とか垂らしてさ
這いつくばってるんだよ

寂しくて寂しくて 飲み明かして
反省したすぐその後で
楽しくて楽しくて
飲み過ぎちゃうような
そんな君が好き

まっすぐでまっすぐで 誤解ばかりで
なかなか理解はされなくて
がんばってがんばって
かっこ悪くてもいい

寂しくて寂しくて 飲み明かして
反省したすぐその後で
楽しくて楽しくて
飲み過ぎちゃうような
そんな君が好き

そんな君が好き
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Old 16th March 2012, 03:25 AM
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this obviously about Mannie >_>
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Old 16th March 2012, 03:25 AM
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thank you Misa! much appreciated!
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Old 16th March 2012, 03:28 AM
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love this song even more than.
Thanks for the lyrics!
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Old 16th March 2012, 03:33 AM
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They do both sound like Max Matsuura-related tracks. The songs could probably also be interpreted as Mannie-ish too though imo. Thanks Misa-chan!
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really nice lyrics, kinda wish it had a better title though
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Old 16th March 2012, 03:52 AM
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Why do we think this is for Max?
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Old 16th March 2012, 03:57 AM
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Always wish we had more insight on a lot of her lyrics...
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Old 16th March 2012, 03:58 AM
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Why do we think this is for Max?
I think it's kind of because of the huge backlash he'd gone through on Twitter... so much that his Twitter is practically invisible now even though Ayu still follows it.
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Old 16th March 2012, 04:12 AM
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Ah, I've been waiting for this
Thank you very much!
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Old 16th March 2012, 04:25 AM
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Why do we think this is for Max?
For me, it's mostly about the language patterns she uses, it's really casual, like talking to a close friend.

Also, the part which reads about characters in books groveling on the ground and snot dripping from their nose is very typical Japanese manga, so it just made me feel that this song was written for a friend of hers who understands the context, ie a Japanese.

And both choruses just reminds me so much of Max's drunken tweet incidents. In S Cawa, she said that she wrote this song while on the plane to London, so it was around the time frame when that twitter war thing happened. She also said that she wrote this song together with "Return Road", and called it a strange combination. Since (imo) Return Road reeks of Mannie/divorce, what she said in S Cawa makes sense. Like, writing a song about your divorce, then the next one about your favorite boss would seem mighty strange. ^^;

Anyways, it's all just my speculation, so do take with a pinch of salt.
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Regardless of who Ayu intended this for, these are really fantastic lyrics.
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Old 16th March 2012, 04:38 AM
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awww lyrics are so sweet. thank you, Misa-chan!

Max or not, we never know, but this is made for a very close friend for sure.
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For me, it's mostly about the language patterns she uses, it's really casual, like talking to a close friend.

Also, the part which reads about characters in books groveling on the ground and snot dripping from their nose is very typical Japanese manga, so it just made me feel that this song was written for a friend of hers who understands the context, ie a Japanese.

And both choruses just reminds me so much of Max's drunken tweet incidents. In S Cawa, she said that she wrote this song while on the plane to London, so it was around the time frame when that twitter war thing happened. She also said that she wrote this song together with "Return Road", and called it a strange combination. Since (imo) Return Road reeks of Mannie/divorce, what she said in S Cawa makes sense. Like, writing a song about your divorce, then the next one about your favorite boss would seem mighty strange. ^^;

Anyways, it's all just my speculation, so do take with a pinch of salt.
Hm...this definitely makes sense.
Haven't heard much about Max lately.

Wish he'd get back on Twitter...so I can start bugging him for ayu-mi-x 8! LOL
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Thank you for sharing. Its a nice lyric, and I agree that this one is for Max....somehow I felt the different feelings than the trilogy lyrics.
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But the devil locked my door
I'll wear these heavy chains
Around my neck like a prisoner
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This is slowly becoming my favorite song on the album!
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Old 16th March 2012, 06:33 AM
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To me it seens to be the dark side of the party queen... someone who lonely drinks the night way and try to have fun for not worring about their own problems...
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I don't care about Max... so prefer to think it's about Mannie
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Old 16th March 2012, 07:04 AM
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I thought her magazine interviewer guessed right and the letter was written to herself.
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Old 16th March 2012, 10:36 AM
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There was something that Letter was written after Return Road on the plane right??

some parts sound a bit funny lol..but i get the feeling. the opening gets to me the most. It's like speaking to an ex for sure
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