"Big in Japan" as written by and Frank Mertens Marian Gold....
Winter's city-side
Crystal bits of snowflakes all around my head and in the wind
I had no illusions
That I'd ever find a glimpse of summer's heat-waves in your eyes

You did what you did to me, now it's history I see
Here's my comeback on the road again
Things will happen while they can
I will wait here for my man tonight, it's easy when you're big in Japan

You're big in Japan
You're big in Japan
You're big in Japan
It's when
You're big in Japan, then I'll sleep by your side all through the night
Big in Japan, it's easy to be

Neon on my skin
Passing silhouettes of strange illuminated mannequins
Shall I stay here at the zoo
Or shall I go and change my point of view for other ugly scenes
You did what you did to me, now it's history I see
Things will happen while they can
I will wait here for my man tonight, it's easy when you're big in Japan

You're big in Japan
You're big in Japan
You're big in Japan
It's when
You're big in Japan, then I'll sleep by your side all through the night
Big in Japan, it's easy to be

Too late, too late

You're big in Japan
You're big in Japan
You're big in Japan
It's when
You're big in Japan, then I'll sleep by your side all through the night
Big in Japan, it's easy to be

You're big in Japan, then I'll sleep by your side all through the night
Big in Japan, it's easy to be

You're big in Japan
You're big in Japan
You're big in Japan
It's when
You're big in Japan


Lyrics submitted by applepiemichael

"Big in Japan" as written by Mathias Rolf Erik Isen Lundh Marten Nils Sebastian Edh

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commenthorse.
    matthewkfon August 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes? lol

    Imagine my surprise when I heard "I will wait here for my man tonight" when I still thought the singer was a guy. : D
    Horsepower844182on April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like the lyrics talk about a break up and the girl goes to Japan in cold winter to forget about the relationship
    "I had no illusions
    That I’d ever find a glimpse of summer’s heat-waves in your eyes"
    so to forget about the whole thing she has a crazy night on the town drinking partying clubbing..and whatnot..
    Spykeon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso... Horsepower844182 the original version of this song was done by Alphaville whose singer is a male
    Spykeon July 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn addition to the most obvious (that she's on a trip to forget a bad relationship), I think there's also kinda a sarcastic subtext because many American rock bands are big in Japan after their popularity in the 'states wanes.
    Seraph47on December 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentusually I like originals more than coverversions but this one not...I love that song in exactly this version...I cant even stand a few seconds of the original from alphaville :)
    coldcrowon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLol... I love this song to no end, but I always laugh at the "Big in Japan, it's easy to be" part... Cuz Asians... and their small... "persons"... ... And has anyone ever wondered why the name of this band is Bat Shit Monkeys? But no, I'm just kidding, I love these guys, the lead singer is way hot, and the drummer knows what he is doin'
    Skryon June 23, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI just heard this song again and figured it was about the size of the guys manhood.

    "It's when, You're big in Japan, then Ill sleep by your side all through the night"

    Based off a stereotype that is Asians have smaller parts, and being big in japan leaves him at average.

    Since its kinda about a breakup I'd imagine, it doesn't seem too far off.
    rickyriskon January 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love the version from Ane Brun. It's so dreamy and it really suits her!
    1093907821on May 01, 2016   Link

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