"Machiavellism (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)....
My comeuppance & your ignorance

Lyrical show time
Ability no afureru makka na show time show time
Comical show time
Vitality no tadareru makka na show time
Cynical show time
Reality no umareru makka na show time
Radical show time
Eternity no kowareru makka na show time

Sou sa ima mo ore mitsukerarenai sonzai no imi ga
Dakara motto motto motto motto motto kono karada ni imi wo kizami tsukeru
-tada waratte fumi ni jire ba ii-

Hurry up! hurry up! wrist-cut show
Hurry up! hurry up! wrist-cut show
No thank you! no thank you!'good bye!
Hurry up! hurry up! wrist-cut show
Hurry up! hurry up! wrist-cut show
Kidzukenai yori mashi na hazu sa

My comeuppance & your ignorance

Ima de tsuki ratsu satta wazawazashii hanbuku no koe ga
Itsuka kitto kitto kitto kitto kitto kono kokoro ni hibiki kizami tsukeru
-tada waratte tsukikudake ba ii-

Hurry up! hurry up! wrist-cut show
Hurry up! hurry up! wrist-cut show
No thank you! no thank you!'good bye!
Hurry up! hurry up! wrist-cut show
Hurry up! hurry up! wrist-cut show
Kidzukenai yori mashi na hazu sa nanza ore ni wa kankei nee... ha ha

That's all I know about it [go ahead!]
Please come to the last gasp with me [my pleasure]


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

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    General CommentThis is actually a catchy song. But I kinda hated how they played the same riffs over and over again...but nonetheless! One of my favorite songs.
    KuroHoshiRyuon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, you can bounce about to it, I think the way they've repeated the riffs is effective though. Makes it easy to listen too.
    Methodsofsuicideon January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYep! I agree with Methodsofsuicide ^^
    jrockisloveon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis sure as hell is catchy. It's one of my faves. It seems like maybe he doesn't know why he's alive and wants to kill himself. Something down those lines.
    killswitch916on June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like the requisite song that every band, needs to make on their album or in their career. That one song with a chorus that everyone can sing along to.
    violet_yoshion April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdefinately NOT a requisite song.
    This is one of my favorites on Withering. Kyo's talking about his life man. How people see him in pain and they sometimes enjoy it. And it's never enough, the pain, becuase there's an emptiness that blood just can't erase.
    The song seems like a mockery of what he does as a performer.
    In the first stanza he says :
    lyrical show time
    Full of ability It’s the Blood Red show time
    comical show time
    Inflammation of vitality It’s the Blood Red show time
    cynical show time
    Reality comes to life It’s the Blood Red show time
    radical show time
    Eternity breaks It’s the Blood Red show time

    He's onstage all the time, and he has to put up this farce image. Wild and crazy, spin his sorrow into beautiful words, and give the people what they want. "Reality comes to life" while the fans and crowd watch with awe as he bleeds, thats his way of existing.

    But in all his success, and despite the fact that fans worship him he "still can't find the meaning of his existence"...so he keeps cutting.
    the repitition of the words just adds to his flippant attitude of doin whatever the hell he wants with his body.
    I think these lines are in response to some critical comments made saying he was a fake and his performances were not real. Most people think one outgrows self mutilation but for him it's not a ploy or something he thinks he'll outgrow until he finds what he's looking for.

    "The voices of the backstabbers stick to me"-all his betrayal that helps to fuel his self destruction. "Someday the voice will head straight to my heart"- he's trying to be flippant about what they say, like it doesn't hurt. "Go ahead and laugh...and break away"- again response to people thinking he's a joke and being amused by his hurt.

    The chorus of the song "Hurry wrist cut show"-is his mocking invitation to their concerts to watch him bleed. It's catchy...I mean, who doesn't want to watch a car crash? So the song is decieving on purpose, almost as if to say no one really sees whats happening here.

    "Show time it's none of my business"- the blind eye people around him turn to his self mutilation...maybe they think it's an act too.

    Then the last lines, which to me are so COld, "Please come to the last gasp with me, my pleasure"-are basically his sad little invitation, once again, to watch him bleed.

    I hope that helped some. It's only my interpretation but I figured I'd take a stab at it.
    Anyway, go listen to it again. The crazy chords and the way he sings it-his voice is laced with cynicism, and the crazy chords just add to how out of control he feels with his cutting and his life.


    It's musical genius, this song...just makes me think of how society and people see what they wanna see.
    deadxlettersxcon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdeadxlettersxc that made me cry T_T and i never cry!! ahhh i always hate how he cuts himself you know he's in pain and i don't like it when he hurts himself...i always thought this song was so catchy too but now it'll make me cry...o well i
    Natsukion August 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdeadxlettersxc, I haven't really understood this song until now... It's really sad. I never knew Kyo was such an emotional person in real life... ; _ ;
    I dunno if I can't understand most of his lyrics because I'm pretty young, but I always knew he wrote about his pain.
    shokubenion August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI would like to thank deadxlettersxc for making me enjoy this song a helluva lot more than I would have already.
    alrauneon March 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think there is humour in this song how for a second he finds his situation funny and people funny everything for a second seems funny and how as we do with this song find entertainment in other peoples pain. Its one of those songs when you listen to it you feel a part of. Kyo is really really really really talented
    kirodlemon June 18, 2008   Link

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