"Dead Tree (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)....
枯れた木に水を 泥水に映る君はもう
夢よ希望よ 大空に描いた理想
情熱の紅 愛して止まない君はもう
No one wants the present

何故? 何故? 繰り返される 二度と癒えない
何故? 何故? 繰り返される 枯れた心に
Love, tenderness, freedom and peace

指を差して さよなら 額に向けられた冷たい銃口に愛を

何故? 何故? 繰り返される 二度と癒えない
何故? 何故? 繰り返される 枯れた心に

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

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    General CommentActually in my opinion this does remind me of WW2. As a matter of fact while I was reading these lyrics it made me think of Schindler's list. Especially the part when they go into the ghettos and get all of the jews and the "little girl in the red coat" going through the town and going into the house to hide and you later see her die. It shows the cruel reality of life and how people will commit suicide to escape a cruel reality like this >> But that's just my opinion.
    Freyadutenebreson October 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not completely sure what this song means, I know it is a song of reflection, just generally looking back at one's life. Really beautiful and passionate.

    "Here is some water for the dead tree
    I see your reflection in the dirty water
    Dreams and aspirations Your ideals in the big sky"
    Kind of trying to force life, or thought, or imagination into something that just can't take it. And everything they wanted being far away.
    thepuppydog26on December 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is (like you said) looking back at life, and getting ready for a reality, (kinda like a new adventure) but not really wanting to let go of the past. it's so beautiful.
    floatingworldon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is about how a tree can last so many years and sometimes without water, The tree in this song (which I'm assuming is love) couldn't last. No matter how much you nourish something - sometimes your own reflection or someone else's staring back at you is too realistic and you don't want to move on (as said above)

    I wont get into anymore detail, because only the vocalist knows beyond that.
    miyabion April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wonder why does kyo makes himself bleed almost everytime he plays It live, heard somewhere this song has something to do with the Hiroshima bomb.
    ashlekon October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe PV is an anti-war statement, in my opinion.
    setaon January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!!
    Kyo-Kyoon February 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYEY English!
    I wish I could speak Japanese so I wouldn't have to scrounge around for these things...

    Personally I think the song does have a sort of despairing theme to it. Heck, the tree used to be beautiful, then it died and it can't be healed...

    I wonder what the tree symbolizes... like miyabi said, it could be love but for some reason I have the feeling it's something else.

    I dunno, I'm terrible with lyric interpretation. :B
    IndagoFeatheron February 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt first when I read the lyrics, and between the way the song sounds. I thought the idea was someone committing suicide. That they were tired of facing reality, and/or lost someone they loved. I figured that dead tree represented them killing themself in the winter, when the trees were bare like they were dead.

    However, the music video seems to be about WW2 and the bombing of Hiroshima. So I think dead trees is in reference to, how the US validated killing or maiming people. Saying, they needed to kill an area of forest so they could see where people were. Like, what happened with Agent Orange. I think both versions work.
    violet_yoshion April 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think the WW2 idea is true. ive read that somewhere else. i dunno wether it was sumthing one of the band said or just someones comments but i agree violet_yoshi that both ideas work
    sakura_chan_304_24on April 12, 2007   Link

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