"Kodou (English)" as written by Dai Ando (pka: Die), Toshimasa Hara (pka: Toshiya), Kaoru Niikura (pka: Kaoru), Shinya Terachi (pka: Shinya) and Hironori Nishimura (pka:kyo)....
Doko tonaku sono kanashisou na kao mo kitto ashita ni wa wasure kieru
Itsukara darou konna ni hitomi ga shinda no wa

muimi ni ikitsudzuke utau ore wa ittai asu ni nani ga aru
Heya de hitori kodou wo kanade sakebu
Don't kid yourself and don't fool yourself

I am addicted to the perceived fate
Shigami tsuita unmei ni ore wa hitori
Don't kid yourself and don't wound yourself

yamanai ame yamanai oto yamanai kizu
Yamanai ai yamanai uta wo...
Mou tomerarenai kara
Mou taerarenai kara

koe koroshite me wo fusaide yami ni oborete samayotte
Mou sugarenai
Koe koroshite me wo fusaide yami ni oborete samayotte
Eiri na kimi no koe wo mune ni...
Subete wo yami ni

hare hareshii asa yo hiniku ni

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"Kodou" as written by Hironori Nishimura (pka:kyo) Dai Ando (pka: Die)

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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite Dir en grey song and definitely the one I can relate to the most.The way I see it (that is,what it says to me and how I apply the lyrics to my own life):

    "The sadness on the face will probably be gone tomorrow
    When did my eyes become dead?"-This person goes from being fine with his life to a state of depression and eventually ceases to feel anything at all.Also,it could that he is hiding that sadness behind a happy face,but the pain is still there,so the smiles never reach his eyes.
    "What is waiting for me tomorrow as I sing and live without meaning?
    Alone in my room as my heartbeat screams
    Don't kid yourself and don't fool yourself"-The future is painful to think about;after all,if there is nothing to live for,why would you want life to go on?His heart pounds and "screams" at the prospect of having to leave his room and continue living.He wants to end it all,but who is he kidding?He's too cowardly to commit suicide.Another interpretation of the last line is that he is fooling himself into believing that his situation is worse than it actually is.
    "I am addicted to this perceived fate
    I am alone I linger on to this fate
    Don't kid yourself and don't wound yourself"-These lines have a masochistic feel;they seem to say that he has become so accustomed to his depressed existence that he can no longer live any other way.He thinks he is alone and that no one can help him change,so he doesn't even bother to try.The last line,like the one the verse before it,could be interpreted as the rational side of him telling him to suck it up because things aren't as bad as he thinks.
    "Kill the voice Close your eyes Drown in the darkness Roam around
    I won't depend on anyone anymore
    Kill the voice Close your eyes Drown in the darkness Roam around
    I keep inside me your keen voice...
    All in darkness"-His pain has its origins in the actions of another person,someone very close to him that he had become dependent on.He's tormented by the sound of that person's voice or something they once said.He stuck in a dark tunnel and can't see the light at the end;he keeps wandering through it,hoping to one day get out.
    "The unstoppable rain The unstoppable sound The unstoppable scar
    The unstoppable love The unstoppable song...
    I can't stop it anymore
    I can't handle it anymore"-The first part of this section is difficult to interpret;it could just be a reminder of life going on.The second part is probably the climax or turning point of the song.He finally admits how he feels out in the open.All the emotions have been building up until he can't help but let it out with a scream.
    "Its such an irony this sunny bright weather
    -Good Morning-"-The voice Kyo sings this section in makes me think of hope and an awakening.The speaker has finally found the light at the end of the tunnel,and,though he has too much baggage left over to find the bright weather appropriate,he can confidently look at the world and say 'good morning.'(This part is my favorite,especially since I live the so-called "Sunshine State.")

    Sorry this is so long;this song really affects me whenever I hear it, and it felt wrong to keep all this to myself.Like I said,this is just how I apply the song to my own life,not necessarily the way Kyo intended it to be interpreted.
    AGirlNotFromIpanemaon December 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, and Die looks gorgeous in the PV!
    Sephyon August 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude, why hasn't anybody, besides Sephy commented on this song?!
    I love this song, it's like my favorite ^^
    The meaning in these lyrics are awesome. And plus the solo in the middle...o wow, that was godly. Go Kaoru ^^;;
    KuroHoshiRyuon December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS is THE BEST SONG EVER!!!!!!
    xxwolfsrainxxon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFinally got this song, I like it a lot now. The lyrics really touch me. But most of DeG's lyrics are amazing so... xD
    And it's very good musically, I'm amazed I hadn't heard of it earlier.
    And yes, Kaoru is awesome.
    Wasserpeieron January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan this song rocks. The lyrics, the vocals, the everything. Diru is LOVE
    jrockisloveon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, my favorite song from Withering To Death
    'What is waiting for me tomorrow as I sing and live without meaning?
    Alone in my room as my heartbeat screams
    Don't kid yourself and don't fool yourself'
    For some reason, that part really touches me. Gah, this song makes me cry everytime I hear it! ;.;
    SadisticMacabreon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKyos voice throughout this whole song plays the lyrics so well...he's not just singing them he knew what he was going to say and...is just living it. im SO GLAD there was a translation for this one! i love the part when he screams and just lets himself go... "I can't stop it anymore I can't handle it anymore" GAH! i cant even express how much i love this song as much as i try. i can only appreciate listening to it...
    Devolinon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my faves from the new album. I mean hell the solo and the part where he goes insane...GENIUS! And as for the meaning, I don't know. This one ain't so easy to crack.
    killswitch916on June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can really relate to this song, and I'm sure many others can too. It's almost in stark contrast to Mushi, where he says his own heart killed him. Even after feeling despair like that for so long, he can still take back and be in control of what's his--his very existence. About the lyrics early on about the eyes, being alone in his room, and living without meaning, I think it's about how he's uncertain of his purpose, so his eyes seem hollow, and he feels lonely, even though he really isn't. Kyo's saying that's not true, and he's tired of feeling that way and that he's very much alive.
    windless_oneon June 30, 2006   Link

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