"Glass Skin (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)....
I bleed as my way
of compensating
everything to you
How heavy is blood?
Happiness and sadness
lies too close

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

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  • +1
    General CommentNo one has analyzed the lyrics yet?
    What I can quickly come up with is that the narrator is saying goodbye to someone he/she loves, and then spends his/her days in grief. I love the sound of this new single; I've been looping it for days :D
    presidentrichon September 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment[Continuation]
    "I bleed as my way of compensating everything to you
    How heavy is blood?"
    It seems the writer is showing his memory of being in that "cell" that I imagine, which is , most likely, a thick memoir. He shares to his loved one his memory of being in that cage by himself as a little boy. Blood, meaning the amount of memory. In an off sort of way, the author "bleeds" out his memories to compensate to that person.
    `Bittersweeton October 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell the song can mean anything to anyone but Kyo's already said "Glass Skin’s lyrics seem to be captured as a love song, but it really isn’t like that. If I were to put in a phrase, it’s about environmental problems without being too preachy, the deterioration, the evanescence; I wanted to express these qualities. I don’t want to get preachy or sing positively. It’s more of “having something positive within something that’s not positive.” I have that as my foundation. The view you see is different with something born from nothing comparing to seeing and creating something from destruction."
    -taken from hitorizu.livejournal.com/…
    dozedgreenon January 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a beautiful song, and actually my favorite song.

    'The merry-go-round playing alone.'

    When I saw that part in the music video, It reminded me of how much it hurt as a kid, when you were the kid being picked on in the schoolyard.

    'In the dark morning, I pretend the window to be a picture frame'

    I believe this to be what he wanted life to be, the meaning of this, what he saw through the window was peaceful and tranquil. Maybe he wanted life to be what he saw through his eyes?

    'I bleed as my way of compensating everything to you
    How heavy is blood?
    Happiness and sadness lies too close'

    I believe this part is, Maybe mutilation? Because, out of nowhere does something like this pop up. And, Maybe he'd hurt himself in longing to fit in? Or it could be metaphorically, and mean that he tries too hard to fit in, and in the end only hurts himself.

    'There is a ferris wheel, where I can look down and see you from
    The melody that just comes crumbling down is also so sweet and beautiful, it's frightening'

    This could be retribution, where he finds out that Karma comes back around, and he is now looking down at the little people now. That his life is finnaly as he'd picture it to be..and it sometimes scares him.

    'The shadow exposed by the sun is branded into my memory
    and it touches my heart than any shallow words combined'

    The shadow, Could also be his past. And his past keeps him going today.

    Basically, a long story about 'what doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.'

    SaiSaion January 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG the lyrics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I love this song I'm gonna love the cd even more tho I can't belivie I'm the 1st to comment it yay me!!!!!!!!!
    Wrath90on September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe part in english gives me chills.
    Glass Skinon September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabsolutely beautiful and vulnerable.
    alrauneon September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKyo's english soundz so good in that one part to!!!No matter hw much this band changes I'm gonna stay with em 100%!!
    Wrath90on September 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike almost all of Dir En Grey's songs, the meaning is foggy, but i am soooooo looking forward to the new album. the video for this song is amazing and this song sounds like a return to the Pre- Withering to Death era, so i know its going to be epic
    Jonny2on September 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song.......
    make me wanna cry....>.
    suck*pop songon September 21, 2008   Link

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