How many hangings tonight under the red moon

How deep will it sink inside eating skin that doesn't match?
The snake maes way through the sheets and goes inside the uterus.

It can seem like a someivoshino a cherry blossom petal,
that dances sadly. The stain is the moon that's fullfilled,

and the vomiting at night begins. Don't you remember?

Colour of faint...the night begins and people start to awe
Colour of pomegranate...sting with the prick and disappear far away

How many secret hangings of the premature baby tonight under the red moon

Bloody Baby&Sacrifice

Don't you remember?

Colour of Golden yellow...want to be the spider that stings
Colour of tears...remembering the memories
Colour of faint...the night begins and people start to awe
Colour of pomegranate...sting with the prick and disappear far away


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Obscure (English) song meanings
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    General CommentYou can tell the song is about abortion even without reading the translated lyrics. Just look at the video. I mean it has careless sex (conception), then vomiting (morning sickness), then it has the amputee (fetus), then it has the ever-popular scene with the woman eating the baby's head (abortion).

    Then, looking at the lyrics, it does the same thing. Talking about hanging (which is a form of murder/killing that is now looked down on).

    The woman was raped. "How deep will it sink inside eating skin that doesn't match? " says that the man was of a different race. "The snake maes way through the sheets and goes inside the uterus." has imagery of the penis and the snake goes with the Adam and Eve thing along with the apple/baby in the video. "It can seem like a someivoshino a cherry blossom petal,
    that dances sadly. The stain is the moon that's fullfilled, and the vomiting at night begins. Don't you remember?" I don't know what a "someivoshino" is, but I do know that flowers usually represent virginity. The stain could be the sperm as "the moon" could be referring to color and "the vomiting at night begins" is the general sickness women get when pregnant.

    I don't know what a lot of the rest means (especially the end), except the bits that repeat themselves or are self-explanatory.
    3picideon April 26, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song actually has a very deep meaning. (Sorry for the long post, but it's necessary to explain it) This is only my interpretation, but I think it is the closest one to what each member of Dir en grey wants it to be.
    The song Obscure is about abortion and how the members feel that unnecessary abortions to end. These events took place years ago during the late 1880s to 1975 in Japan. Here's a history lesson.
    With the economic depression in Japan after WW1, efforts to advocate birth control developed. They were led by the women's movement, whose leaders appealed for protection of women's health and more liberal sexual morality. But following the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war of 1937-45, laws against birth control were rigidly enforced, and the movement remained suppressed until the end of WW2.
    Following this, there was a population increase and Japan's territory decreased. Industries were devastated and there was underproduction in rural areas which led to an acute lack of food and housing. In response there was a much greater interest in birth control. Japan's birthrate began to fall, mainly because of abortions, which were legalized by 1948.
    Gradually, contraceptive practices became widespread as the government began to encourage family planning through legislation and numerous programs. As of 1990 the most commonly reported contraceptive method was the condom, followed by the rhythm method. The rhythm method was based largely on research by the physician Ogino Kyusaku so it is known in Japan as the Ogino method. Oral contraceptives ("the pill") remain controversial in Japan for morality reasons. The government refused to approve the sale of the pill for contraceptive purposes, and it is sold only as a treatment for menstrual problems. Use of the Ogino method, even in combination with the condom, has a higher number of unwanted pregnancies.
    This is what lead to such a large number of abortions. Read these sentences closely, because they are shocking. Many people don't know about this part. The annual number of reported abortions , which were legalized in 1948, reached a peak of 1,270,143 in 1955 and declined to the present figure of 500,000 per year. Of course, it is speculated the the figures are much higher when taking the number of illegal abortions into consideration. Also, these are only the abortions that happened to be reported. There seems to be very little tendency to use female sterilization to prevent pregnancy.
    Back to the song. I believe that the vocalist of Dir en grey, Kyo, wrote Obscure to bring attention to what I've just explained. There is also another song that deals with abortion called Mazohyst of Decadence. I recommend listening to it. In my opinion, it has a clearer message. The PV is just disturbing and the lyrics are very dark. (The word masochist is censored.)
    For those who have watched the video: It's very gruesome for most people and that where they think it's just a weird, crazy song without a meaning. If you really analyze the video, you'll understand that it's telling a story. For example, did you see the part when the woman picked the baby's head off of the tree and eats it? It symbolizes her finding out she's pregnant then getting an abortion. There is a lot of vomiting/blood in the video, but it's supposed to emulate the idea of killing an unborn person because of unsafe sexual intercourse. I think the message the members are trying to send when the girl in the video gets killed by the guy in the mask is that they dislike the meaningless glorification of sex. Those are just a few of them. In short, the song is about meaningless or unsafe sex and unjustified abortions.
    Zin777on August 19, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThe video to this is insanely interesting hehe ^^ The eating babies part was..odd HAHA
    jrockisloveon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThank you so much for submitting these lyrics! This is my fave DeG song but I never knew what they were saying :D
    SexPistolMeowMixon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo prob. I thought "Hey, no English? Why not?" I'm also addin Kasumi, Japanese and English, as we speak.
    killswitch916on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNever finished the vid, but what I did see...O_O
    killswitch916on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHow come you never finished it?
    jrockisloveon March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAh, my favorite PV...Actually, I've never seen the cut version. I mean, how can you make a good cut version, but still have enough footage to finish the whole song? xD My mom loves this song...o__o;
    SadisticMacabreon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHave you ever seen the uncensored vid, jrockislove? It's pretty disturbing if I do say so myself, which I do. Besides, I also kinda gave up on it cuz my computer's shit and froze once and then rebooted. Or maybe it was sooooo disturbing, it fucked up the computer...or maybe the computer has no balls.
    killswitch916on April 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlollll i've seen it and i thought it was beautifully made. you know, beautiful in that grotesque and morbid kinda way :)

    ANWAYS back to the song, i think it's about Kyo's child abuse from his mother when he was little. Just a theory, since nobody seems to be discussing about the song here o.O
    FtheSystemon June 02, 2006   Link

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