"The Flower of Carnage" as written by and Masaaki/koike Hirao....
Begrieving snow falls in the dead morning
Stray dog's howls and the footsteps of Geta pierce the air
I walk with the weight of the Milky Way on my shoulders
But an umbrella that holds onto the darkness is all there is.
I'm a woman who walks at the brink of life and death
Who's emptied my tears many moons ago
All the compassion tears and dreams
The snowy nights and tomorrow hold no meaning
I've immersed my body in the river of vengeance
And thrown away my womanhood many moons ago
On the behalf of heaven, they're our soldiers, the loyal, invincible and brave.
Now it's time for them to leave the country of their
Parents their hearts buoyed by encouraging voices
They are solemnly resolved not to return alive, without victory
Here at home, the citizens wait for you.
In foreign lands, the brave troops
Instead of kindness from someone
I do not care about
I rather prefer selfishness from you my beloved.
Oh, is the world a dream or an illusion?
I am all alone in jail.


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"The Flower of Carnage" as written by Masaaki/koike Hirao

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    General Commentthis song is freakin amazing...i cant believe no one has commented on it yet...

    i admit, i first heard this song in Kill Bill, but i love it on it's own merit. i have it on my mp3 player, and i even memorized the lyrics, despite not knowing any Japanese...
    TheSyndicate88on February 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfrom what i heard...
    its a famous old japanese folk song about a place.. a location.

    it is considdered music old people listen to in japan.
    But i have to say, its pretty good song. !
    yumeemiruon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually it was written by Kaji for the movie Lady Snowblood, which she was the star in...hehe
    TheSyndicate88on May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this movie on Kill Bill as well,and i didn't really think about it,then i accidentally downloaded it and i love it. I have no idea what it says,but I'll get my japense friend to translate for me.

    awesome song
    lady kiddoon December 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI found the translation elsewhere..although I couldn't say whether it is correct or not on account of not speaking a word of Japanese.

    Begrieving snow falls in the dead morning
    Stray dog's howls and the footsteops of Geta pierce the air
    I walk with the weight of the Milky Way on my shoulders
    But an umbrella that holds onto the darkness is all there is.
    I'm a woman who walks at the brink of life and death
    Who's emptied my tears many moons ago.
    All the compassion tears and dreams
    The snowy nights and tomorrow hold no meaning
    I've immersed my body in the river of venegance
    And thrown away my womanhood many moons ago
    On the behalf of heaven, they're our soldiers, the loyal, invincible and brave.
    Now it's time for them to leave the country of their
    Parents their hearts buoyed by encouraging voices.
    They are solemnly resolved not to return alive, without victory.
    Here at home, the citizens wait for you.
    In foreign lands, the brave troops
    Instead of kindness from someone
    I do not care about
    I rather prefer selifshness from you my beloved.
    Oh, it the world a dream or an illusion?
    I am all alone in jail.
    guniceon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really beautiful song. The translation that qunice gave (whether right or wrong) is quite poetic and gives a bit more meaning to the song, only adding to its beauty.
    Deathsdoor99on September 29, 2008   Link

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