24 Cylinders

Give me Laugh everyone feels
Give me Pain if time should end
Give me High this dream that's
Give me nothing full of contradictions will...
Give me Laugh an insincere smile
Give me Pain for every lie told
Give me High love has lost
Give me nothing a place to go...

your unreachable love my unreachable love
even now, look at it...
your unreachable voice and my unreachable voice
even now, look at it... but.....

Give me Laugh with every time we've embraced
Give me Pain can I love you?
Give me High I who am
Give me nothing full of contradictions...

time will end time will change me, you, now, will be branded into the flow of time
time will stop at the end of time we'll kiss and then sleep in this love without warmth

An end begins a trivial matter.
It's a time to burn everything.
If I could forget you without hesitation...

Serious injury laughs at me.
The time is changing, the passage of time
burns me, you, now.

Solitude laughs as it likes.
You laugh as you look down.
The time is over, the time will stop, at the end of
the time, sleeping with a kiss to unheated death.

your unreachable love my unreachable love
even now, look at it...
your unreachable voice and my unreachable voice
even now, look at it...
the dream withers and returns to the sand will the dream bloom again someday
inside of me?
I can't recall the dream that left me will your voice reach
to my very core? but.....

time will end time will change me, you, now, will be branded into the flow of time
time will stop at the end of time we'll kiss and then sleep in this love without warmth

Give Me nothing if time should end


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    General CommentWhy havent anyone commented this song? this is problably one of the BEST dir en grey songs ever!!!
    but still Kyo is not changing the subject in his songs, almost all songs are about the same thing...(not all, but too many of em)
    Deepshadowon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI was about to ask the same thing when I came upon it!

    I dunno... I can't think of a lot that have the exact same subjects, though the subjects I find are extremely powerful... love and time. In fact, not a single other song on this album have this same subject...

    So basically, it's about time and a love lost. While he does talk about these things a lot, it's never in the same way, in my opinion.

    I agree, though. This used to be my absolute favorite song when I first got this CD, my first CD by Dir en grey!
    Buckon June 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNot only are the lyrics partly about the flow of time, it's one of those ones that gives you a static feeling. That you're experiencing time flowing and many of the things we think matter really don't. (But that's just me.)
    windless_oneon February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd by the way... what's so surprising? At least Dir have comments on SOME of their songs... *looks to Pierrot's lyrics*

    >_>
    windless_oneon March 20, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Give me laugh."
    Give me something to be happy about. Anything. Make me happy.
    "Give me pain."
    Give me something to cry about so I don't take the good times for granted.
    "Give me high."
    Make me FEEL.
    "Give me..."
    Everything.
    "Nothing."
    Don't give me anything.
    "If time should end."
    If I can't have you, I don't want anything.

    ...Was that really saying what the song means to me? XD I guess that's just my thoughts on those parts of the song and what's being implied. This is a very powerful Dir en grey song. It makes me cry. I think, like a lot of Kyo's lyrics, this is about love. But this one views it in a different way than most of his songs, I think. Almost like he doesn't WANT love if it has to end. He doesn't want it because he doesn't want to have to lose it, so he'd rather not love than love and lose. Goes against the old saying, doesn't it? But it's a good way to keep yourself from getting hurt, and I think Kyo's conveying that time goes by, everything ends, and if you're not willing to be hurt, then don't ask for love in the first place.
    Riyukkoon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the cleverest song Kyo's every written.
    the repition of 'give me' shows how everyone wants and craves things, it's human nature to want things. In 'give me laugh', give me pain' he's asking for joy and pain-the two most basic human experiances. 'give me high' is asking for more then the basic emotions, he's asking for more, then 'give me nothing' is taking back that request-he'd rather not know what it was to feel.
    the lines afterwards are just as important.
    'everyone feels if time should end this dream full of contradictions will...' the sentence ends unfinished, but it's open to interpritation, it's something everyone fears-that when they die their dreams will result to nothing.
    'with every time we've embraced, can I love you? I who am full of contridictions...'
    He's been doubting his ability to love because of his own flaws, he feels he's too flawed to give love honestly.
    'time will end' to 'love without warmth' shows how as time goes on the relationship degrades.
    'An end begins a trivial matter' to 'the time, sleeping with a kiss to unheated death.' decribes how the relationship collapses and he blames himself for not being able to love
    'the dream withers and returns to the sand will the dream bloom again someday
    inside of me?' He's asking if his ability to love will return and the 'dream' will mean something when time ends.
    'I can't recall the dream that left me will your voice reach
    to my very core? but.....

    time will end time will change me, you, now, will be branded into the flow of time
    time will stop at the end of time we'll kiss and then sleep in this love without warmth

    Give Me nothing if time should end '

    He's subjected himself to lonliness and will prefer to have nothing then lose everything at the end of time
    Child_preyxon June 30, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"give me nothing if time should end"
    its the best part of the song... this qwote or snetence has been stuck with me from the first time i read this songs lyrics.. it seems so ture and sad >.>
    Nalion October 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfirst time i heard it i fell in love with it XD
    xx.hana-chan.xxon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdeffenetly hass one of the best rifts i have ever heard slow rifts anyway.
    topperfiston February 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGod, again and again Diru impress me or make me totally speechless with their songs. Not even just the music, which is ALWAYS solid and amazing, but Kyo's lyrics.

    ;-;
    alrauneon March 11, 2008   Link

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