"Red Soil (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)....
Pressing the megaphone, against the apostle's open ear
Darkness and onanists are in attendance
I press a gun against all the spectators' temple now
And my face lets out a smile every time
It's prostitution to the kids who listen from the right and out the left
Twins and seven colors of rainbow
It can't be saved, the sorrow
I question it all, why oh why?

罪悪 心に刻み 生きながら死ね
手首に咲く 満開の桜
鴉の 死骸に湧いた 愛らしいお前
残党肌 儚き涙か
慈悲を 国歌で燃やし 死して死を知れ
羊小屋で 腰を振る正義
大地は 命を啜り 赤土に変わる
宙を舞った 紙切れと権力
ピッキング ドタマに開いた 幸福の性器
去勢された 全能なる神

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

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    General CommentTo hell with people who say Dir en grey aren't good anymore. They music is still great and their lyrics are still as meaningful as they were when they started.
    Ukokuon November 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNot to be picky, but you missed a line of lyrics underneath the last line. It should read like this:
    The genitals of happiness
    The neutered almighty god.

    All in all, this is a good song. Kinda creeps me out when Kyo starts spazzing out, but overall, it's good.
    Shibooon November 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShiboo is right. I hope songmeanings accepts my submitions, I read mine from the book.
    dozedgreenon November 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAll the songs are amazing...i love all of Dir en grey's albums...i think im the only person i know who actually started liking them when they were not in America...everyone else here only has heard them sense of Marrow of a Bone..it makes me kind of sad...but anyway...This album is good..but i just wish Kyo would have conformed as much to american style like death metal screaming...it ruins the beauty of his voice..but its still good..i just never thought id hear him doing that kind of screaming to where you can barley understand...and it just sounds like gibberish...other than that i like this song..and every other song on this album..im seeing them live on the 22nd ^_^ for teh 3rd time yay!
    ZerOTimEon November 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNow that we've got formalities out of the way, let's get to interpretation. The impression I get from this song is that Kyo is pointing out the major flaws in religion. Not just pointing out, but mocking them in a sort of way:

    'Pressing the megaphone against the apostle's open ear'
    'Darkness and onamists are in attendance'
    'I press a gun against all the spectator's temple now'
    'And my face lets out a smile everytime'
    There seems to be an intentional typo here by Kyo in the second verse. By replacing the M with an N, you get the word "Onanists." Onanist is pretty much a fancy word used to describe masturbaters and sexual deviants. The person seems to get a kick of ripping apart the moral foundation of a religion. He believe's it's his way of "saving" people.

    'It's prostitution to the kids who listen from the right and out the left'
    'Twins and seven colors of rainbow'
    'It can't be saved, the sorrow'
    'I question it all, why oh why?'
    He feels that preist's and pastor's feed a bunch of bullshit to children so that way they can sugar-coat the harsh reality of life, without having to tell the truth. He begins to question the madness of why the children believe it.

    'The deception of sweetly intertwining'
    'It's the same everywhere'
    'The flowing of blood mixes'
    'I sleep deeply'
    He talks about how easily a lie is believed, mixing in with the thought process to blind the truth of it all. The person hopes to never wake up to the stupidity of it all.

    'I carve into my heart the sins'
    'And I live on dying'
    'The sakura blossoms on my wrist'
    'Your beloved self breeds on the corpse of the crow'
    He rather continue on being the person he is,sinning thru & thru, than to believe in some false god or prophet to "save" him.

    'For the people on the losing end'
    'Is it tears of emptiness?'
    'Burn mercy with the National Anthem and understand death by dying'
    'Justice humps in the sheep yard'
    He points out how people are metaphorically raped by the teachings of religion, how people are chastised for not believeing in a religious group's set "God", and how people turn a blind eye to violent acts that are committed in the name of God & religion.

    'What color of skin gathers behind comfort and eats?'
    'The earth sucks the life out and turns itself into red soil'
    'A piece of paper and power circles around in the air'
    'The shot wound to the head of a cow'
    'It's wide open'
    He talks about, again, how people can get away with the law in the name of religion, splilling needless blood and dying the earth "Red." He mocks those people by calling them race supremists.

    'The genitals of happiness'
    'The neutered almighty god'
    He mocks the idea of God by calling him a helpless, neutered animal, to put in a sense. He also mocks the people who follow this idea by calling them happy idiots.

    This song points out the ignorance & flaws of not only religion, but groups who use religion as a safeguard to justify their actions. A good example of such a group is the Ku Klux Klan. The title "Red Soil" is fitting for this song, considering how much blood has been spilled in the name of religion throughout history.
    Shibooon November 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree as well. To hell with people who lose faith in a new generation! XD
    Shibooon November 19, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree with Shiboo.
    However, during my own interpretation -- which I will not post because what I thought has already been posted -- I noticed something which could/should be considered personal opinion, but I guess it's also interpretation.

    'The genitals of happiness,
    The neutered almighty god.'

    The cow, in this song, is symbolic of corruption in religion; however, in Hinduism, the cow is a sacred animal, and is thus treated with the utmost respect.
    The idea that the 'almighty god' is 'neutered' is a way of saying that, now neutered, the 'cow' will not be able to breed, thus bringing its reign, (religion, overall, in this song,) to an end.

    Of course, in other religions, the cow is symbolic, as well, thus bringing up another interesting point; in Islam, cattle are slain as a method of sacrifice, another way to honour a god that Kyo is, as Shiboo said, mocking in these lyrics.

    But overall, it is about blood being spilled over religion, yes.
    nibanjoukaion January 07, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI have to disagree.
    It can't be "prosatution to the kids who listen" because it says 'in from the right ear an out the left"? If it goes in one ear and out the other that means there not listen. Like the saying "In one ear and out the other." You cant even intertain and idea or thought.

    One reason is because it sounds more like he talking about how a government operates and power circling?
    People chaseing after power?

    dozedgreenon January 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell I personally think it would be very hard to find a very specific meaning to Kyo's songs
    because i think he wants their to be different meanings in just one song
    I think when it says "It's prostitution to the kids who listen from the right and out the left"
    I think it's saying how kids these days are falling into things like ex, drugs, prostitution stuff liek that
    at a very young age
    and it continues to be younger
    i think this song is talking about present day situtations
    whcih could be a great deal of religion, government, education and blah blah blah
    so you can't really find one specific meaning
    I don't knwo im blabbing on ._.
    SkittlesBugon February 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentKyo said many times that he writes about himself, his experiences, what he feels... I don't think he wrote about religion, society in general, or anything like that... He doesn't seem like the type or person who would be writing about kids using drugs and having sex at a young age... I don't think he cares about that...
    warumonokurenaion December 24, 2009   Link

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