"Kremlin Dusk" as written by and Hikaru Utada....
All along I was searching for my Lenore
In the words of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe
Now I'm sober and "Nevermore"
Will the Raven come to bother me at home

Calling you, calling you home
You, calling you, calling you home

By the door you said you had to go
Couldn't help me anymore
This I saw coming, long before
So I kept on staring out the window

Calling you, calling you home
You, calling you, calling you home

I am a natural entertainer, aren't we all
Holding pieces of dying ember
I'm just trying to remember who I can call
Who can I call

Home, calling you, calling you

I run a secret propaganda
Aren't we all hiding pieces of broken anger
I'm just trying to remember who I can call
Can I call

[Repeat: x2]
Born in a war of opposite attraction
It isn't, or is it a natural conception
Torn by the arms in the opposite directions
It isn't, or is it a Modernist reaction

Is it like this
Is it always the same
When a heartache begins, is it like this

Do you like this
Is it always the same
Will you come back again

Do you like this
Is it always the same
Will you come back again
Do you like this

Do you like this
Is it like this
Is it always the same
If you change your phone number, will you tell me

Is it like this
Is it always the same
When a heartache begins, is it like this

If you like this
Will you remember my name
Will you play it again, if you like this


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"Kremlin Dusk" as written by Hikaru Utada

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  • +3
    My OpinionThis is my fav song on "Exodus," it's the one most like the songs she does in Japanese.
    songofsongson November 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a catchy one. it starts out pretty cool really so i'd recommend you listen to it. i think it tells about her life, like most of the other songs in her cd Exodus.
    Bad Luck Nekoon October 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like this song, but I've only been listening to it for about an hour. It looks like a big allusion to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" (not hard to figure out since she does actually use his name). It's about a lost love (from reading a few lines in "The Raven", I would assume Lenore is a dead/lost love) and a longing to have him/her back, while really knowing it is impossible. =/ Gah, this is kinda deep. Now it's got me thinking, and I'm supposed to go to bed now. =_=
    Human v2on February 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhile I was doing a project on E.A.Poe I let my mom listen to this. ^^

    This song - Kremlin Dusk - is beautifully written. Why aren't there more comments for the better songs in the world? To me it's about a mourn for someone dearly beloved and the loneliness within yourself, very similar to Poe's grief for his wife Virginia. and in song form if whoever that Hikki misses happened to listen to this song, she asks him if he finds any personal feelings from it too..
    Nahiki_Multion November 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always thought that Kremlin Dusk was about moving on after a breakup or something like that. This is why I think so:

    The first part makes sence, since "Lenore" is a lost love, and the person in the text is drinking because - let's say it's a he, just like Poe; he actually had drinking issues too - misses the lost love. 'The Raven' is a symbol of his madness and self-torture. But then the person realizes that his love isn't going to come back, and he has become sober.

    In the first part he says that he never will be haunted be the past, but in fact... it's a fight...
    he is talking to himself. He can't decide whether he'll move on, or wait for the person who's not going to return to him.

    He is a natural entertainer, so he makes it through the day, it's easy to pretend like everything is fine, but like he says, he's holding pieces of dying ember (in 'The Raven' the dying ember is memories of the lost love). He runs a secret propaganda (and that's my favourite line). He acts like he's fine, but if you look closely, there is so many signs that shows that he isn't, and he is actually calling for help.

    The last part is about how he wants to move on, although he wants to stay because he still loves 'Lenore'. He is torn by the arms in opposite directions, and asks himself if it's always like that, when you lose someone you love.
    Afterthebattleon January 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing, the best song of Hikki in my opinion as well, but, after read these comments and know more about Edgar's "The Raven", I have one question... Why "Kremlin Dusk"?

    I know Kremlin (Russian) = Fortress in English, or, also, could be Moscovo's Kremlin, the Russia's Government seat, but I can't understand why "Kremlin Dusk" the name of this song.
    InvincibleDragonon April 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about apathy taking over you towards someone you used to love deeply. it maybe have been cause by what she says in this quote:

    "By the door, you said you had to go
    Couldn't help me any, anymore.
    This I saw coming long before
    So I kept on staring out the window."


    she knew instincly that he would leave her eventually so she simply stoped careing. became distant.

    i kind felt this way when this song first came out too! not fun at all. but this song really seemed to echo my situation.
    orangepopcandyon February 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter listening to this song and reading Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" about 500 times, I would have to say this song is incredibly well-written. It makes great use of Edgar Allan Poe's metaphors and such to express a somewhat different idea. Allusions to Edgar Allen Poe that really jump out are "Now I'm sober and nevermore/Will the Raven come to bother me at home." "The Raven" is basically about a man who was sitting, thinking about Lenore, a dead woman who he loved, when the raven taps on his door. When he gets up to open the door and no one is there, he mutters Lenore's name and it echoes (though I'm not sure if the Raven was shouting back Lenore, or if it was just an echo). Then, throughout the poem, the man talks to the raven, which was perched on the bust above his door, only to receive the same repetitive response, "Nevermore!" A less obvious allusion that I noticed was, "I am a natural entertainer,/Aren't we all holding pieces of dying ember?" And to quote "The Raven," "Each dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor." In "The Raven," the dying embers are presented as what once was, memories of his lost (dead) love, Lenore (which is the name Poe actually uses). I think the door and window might be an allusion, too, but that requires more thinking. @_@
    Human v2on February 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love how the distortions on her voice sounds in the "by the door, you said you had to go, couldn't help me anymore" part...
    orangepopcandyon March 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcorrect lyrics (more or less, i found this on another site, just additions of missing parts):

    All along I was searching for my Lenore
    In the words of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe
    Now I'm sober and "Nevermore"
    Will the Raven come to bother me at home

    Calling you, calling you home
    You... calling you, calling you home

    By the door you said you had to go
    Couldn't help me anymore
    This I saw coming, long before
    So I kept on staring out the window

    Calling you, calling you home
    You... calling you, calling you home

    I am a natural entertainer, aren't we all
    Holding pieces of dying ember
    I'm just trying to remember who I can call
    Who can I call

    Home... calling you, calling you

    I run a secret propaganda
    Aren't we all hiding pieces of broken amber
    I'm just trying to remember who I can call
    Can I call

    Born in a war of opposite attraction
    It isn't, or is it a natural conception
    Torn by the arms in opposite directions
    It isn't, or is it a Modernist reaction

    Born in a war of opposite attraction
    It isn't, or is it a natural conception
    Torn by the arms in opposite directions
    It isn't, or is it a Modernist reaction

    Is it like this
    Is it always the same
    When a heartache begins, is it like this

    Do you like this
    Is it always the same
    Will you come back again
    Do you like this

    Is it always the same
    Will you come back again
    Do you like this
    Do you like this

    Is it like this
    Is it always the same
    If you change your phone number, will you tell me

    Is it like this
    Is it always the same
    When a heartache begins, is it like this

    If you like this
    Will you remember my name
    Will you play it again, if you like this
    whitestarron August 23, 2005   Link

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