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I’ve decided to remove the lyrics of all the songs sang by Toshi from end of 1998 to 2009 period for obvious reason. If you do not know the reason, please google it, as I am in no mood to mention the names of certain personnels or organizations in my personal space.

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Posted by on September 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

An interesting “discovery”

The lyrics for ToshI’s new solos, especially English ones, were hard to come by, so naturally I was delighted when I saw a translated lyrics of ToshI’s new song “Airport” (ok, perhaps not that new already) on X Wonderland : http://www.xwonderland.net/thread-47-1-1.html

I wasn’t a particular fan for this song, but it signified a special phase in ToshI’s life where he departed to a new beginning. At least that’s how I interpret this song… but wait..this is not the point of this post, however. What really caught my attention, however, when I was reading through the lyrics was this particular phrases:

“With that one word I wasn’t able to say
Truly, always, it was “no”.

Does this sentence rings a bell to anyone? Doesn’t anyone find it kinda familiar?

I was “shocked” when I came across this sentence. This was not the first time ToshI’s had used such phrases in his works, but I had never made the link. Now I do… because it reminds me of another person who can’t say “NO“…. Guess who?

“You can’t draw a picture of yesterday, so
You’re painting your heart with your blood
You can’t say “No”
Only turning the wheel of time
with a rope around your neck”

                          – Art of Life

*Speechless…*
Now this makes me wonder exactly who is the “YOU” in Art of Life… could it be…? hmm…

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2011 in Random

 

Unnamed Song

10 years ago, an event on this very day had inspired Yoshiki to write a beautiful song. I’m posting the lyrics of this song, in memory of the tragic day 10 years ago.

Unnamed Song

I am standing on the edge
And coming to my senses from a reverie
Never thought I would
Never thouht I’d need to
Say goodbye, I did you farewell
My voiceless words are swaying the flame
I can’t live without
I can’t live without
I can’t live without you here in the dark

I whisper your name over again
Give me the strength to
Seize the light if I should find the way
I saw a dream you were flying in the sky
Without a fear
Never touched the ground
But never came to my side
I tried so hard to reach out for your hand
The ruthless wind kept your soul away
I can’t live without
I can’t give without
I can’t breathe without you
Here in the world

Do you fell the rain ?
You said love takes no pain
With or without the sun
The lurid sky is still tearing me apart
Will she let freedom reign over
Give me the strength to
Believe the words that love will find a way

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2011 in Yoshiki

 

[English Lyric] TOSHI – 楽園は君と居る場所 (Paradise is where we are together)

楽園は君と居る場所 (Paradise is where we are together)
Canary – 98.04.22
作词:森雪之丞;作曲:八巻誠 & 葉加瀬太郎

Riding on the magic of spring
the vessel of wind glides forward
Scented pollen fuses with your kiss
Worn out by the city life
I’m reborn in love.

Open my heart, and I realize
The road is an art museum
Man and nature interweaves
Turn dreams into sculptures
And try to touch with love

Those forgotten rainbow and clouds
Look and feel under the light
Paradise is where we are together
When the falling petals cease dancing in the universe

The Angel will be there.
…Here is the paradise

Embrace this world tightly
Holding our hands
Even if it’s the end of the desert,
Even if it’s on the stormy ocean
Paradise is where we are together.

Impossible to make out through the secret window alone
The quest for our future
…Here is the paradise

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2009 in Lyrics [English], Toshi

 

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[English Lyrics] YOSHIKI – AMETHYST

Amethyst
EMII – 05.03.23
Lyrics & Music: YOSHIKI

You are only a whisper away 
But I can’t touch your heart 
If the words aren’t enough to bet your soul 
I’ll give you the moon 
You are always shining sun or rain 
Like a violet stone 
I close my eyes but you never fade 
You never disappear 

I feel alone 
Can’t you see me standing on the verge of blue? 
I’ll be watching all the stars till they are gone 
Should I know nothing could make me miss you less? 

Oh, I’ve been waiting for you 
To tell me what is love 
I don’t know how to be loved 
How to be by your side 
Morning light shines in my room  
I’m holding dreams of you 
It may take no less than this pain  
But I can’t stop loving you 

Feel my heart
You have never known that you have all of me 
Every time I see you I’m falling in love 
I can live or I can’t live without you 

Oh, I’ve been waiting for you 
To tell me what is love  
I don’t know how to be loved 
How to be by your side
Morning light shines in my room
I’m holding dreams of you 
It may take no less than my life 
But I can’t stop loving you

* IMO, this is one of the best works from YOSHIKI.

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2009 in Lyrics [English], Yoshiki

 

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[English Lyrics] X JAPAN – ART OF LIFE

Art of Life
Art of Life – 93.08.25
Lyrics & Music: YOSHIKI

Desert Rose
Why do you live alone
If you are sad
I’ll make you leave this life
Are you white, blue or bloody red
All I can see is drowning in cold grey sand

The winds of time
You knock me to the ground
I’m dying of thirst
I wanna run away
I don’t know how to set me free to live
My mind cries out feeling pain

I’ve been roaming to find myself
How long have I been feeling endless hurt
Falling down, rain flows into my heart
In the pain I’m waiting for you
Can’t go back
No place to go back to
Life is lost, Flowers fall
If it’s all dreams
Now wake me up
If it’s all real
Just kill me

I’m making the wall inside my heart
I don’t wanna let my emotions get out
It scares me to look at the world
Don’t want to find myself lost in your eyes
I tried to drown my past in grey
I never wanna feel more pain
Ran away from you without saying any words
What I don’t wanna lose is love

Through my eyes
Time goes by like tears
My emotion’s losing the color of life
Kill my heart
Release all my pain
I’m shouting out loud
Insanity takes hold over me

Turning away from the wall
Nothing I can see
The scream deep inside
Reflecting another person in my heart
He calls me from within
“All existence you see before you
Must be wiped out :
Dream, Reality, Memories,
And Yourself”

I begin to lose control of myself
My lust is so blind, destroys my mind
Nobody can stop my turning to madness
No matter how you try to hold me in your heart
Why do you wanna raise these walls
I don’t know the meaning of hatred
My brain gets blown away hearing words of lies
I only want to hold your love

Stab the dolls filled with hate
Wash yourself with their blood
Drive into the raging current of time
Swing your murderous weapon into the belly
“the earth”
Shout and start creating confusion
Shed your blood for pleasure
And what? For love?
What am I supposed to do?

I believe in the madness called “Now”
Past and future prison my heart
Time is blind
But I wanna trace my love
On the wall of time, over pain in my heart
Art of life
Insane blade stabbing dreams
Try to break all truth now
But I can’t heal this broken heart in pain
Cannot start to live, Cannot end my life
Keep on crying

Close my eyes
Time breathes I can hear
All love and sadness
Melt in my heart

Dry my tears
Wipe my bloody face
I wanna feel me living my life
Outside my walls

You can’t draw a picture of yesterday, so
You’re painting your heart with your blood
You can’t say “No”
Only turning the wheel of time
With a rope around your neck
You build a wall of morality and take a breath
From between the bricks
You make up imaginary enemies and are chased by them
You’re trying to commit suicide
You’re satisfied with your prologue
Now you’re painting your first chapter black
You are putting the scraps of life together
And trying to make an asylum for yourself
You’re hitting a bell at the edge of the stage
And
You are trying to kill me

I believe in the madness called “Now”
Time goes flowing, breaking my heart
Wanna live
Can’t let my heart kill myself
Still I haven’t found what I’m looking for
Art of life
I try to stop myself
But my heart goes to destroy the truth
Tell me why
I want the meaning of my life
Do I try to live, Do I try to love
In my dream

I’m breaking the wall inside my heart
I just wanna let my emotions get out
Nobody can stop
I’m running to freedom
No matter how you try to hold me in your world
Like a doll carried by the flow of time
I sacrificed the present moment for the future
I was in chains of memory half-blinded
Losing my heart, walking in the sea of dreams

Close my eyes
Rose breathes I can hear
All love and sadness melt in my heart
Dry my tears
Wipe my bloody face
I wanna feel me living my life
Outside my mind

Dreams can make me mad
I can’t leave my dream
I can’t stop myself
Don’t know what I am
What lies are truth?
What truths are lies?

I believe in the madness called “Now”
Time goes flowing, breaking my heart
Wanna live
Can’t let my heart kill myself
Still I haven’t found what I’m looking for
Art of life
I try to stop myself
But my heart goes to destroy the truth
Tell me why
I want the meaning of my life
Do I try to live? Do I try to love?

Art of life
An Eternal Bleeding heart
You never wanna breathe your last
Wanna live
Can’t let my heart kill myself
Still I’m feeling for
A Rose is breathing love
In my life

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2009 in Lyrics [English], X Japan

 

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[English Lyric] X JAPAN – KURENAI

X JAPAN – Kurenai

I could not look back,
you’d gone away from me
I felt my heartaches,
I was afraid of following you
When I was looked at the shadows on the wall
I started running into the night
to find the truth in me

In the crowded street you’re standing all alone
The shadow of the days hide your heart
You are bringing down the heart of the night,
keeping everything off

As if something’s gonna force you
Now you’re running into the storm
Can’t you see I’m always on your mind?
Tell me why you leave me alone

When I was gonna be losing you on my mind,
I found my heart in soil
I’m looking back the days
These are gonna break my heart
But I can’t never hold back

All of you in my memory
is still shining in my heart
Now you’re wearing the mysterious lights
It keeps me sticking into my heart

My heart has been gonna dye deep red
with all of pain
There’s no one to cure my pain only without you
How I try to shout, how I try to run
There’s nothing I can do
The wall hiding my heart is never broken again
How I try to break

Cry in deep red

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2009 in Lyrics [English], X Japan

 

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