"Bugaboo (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)....
Trying to figure out how, she puts it in her mouth
The self-deception
It is bitter and ugly in confusion? Or is it sweet?
Don't forget the eyes you see now
The fate

Lost
The justice died just now
It killed
Rationality and arrogance
I am crushed

You can't speak the truth without crying?
I dare you to just come out and spit it out
My beloved with a three bump belly

"Love" is what everyone's supposed to want
She lowers herself down, and at times gets fucked

I get addicted
I'm dead
The smell, it smells of saccharine

It scatters into the burning-hot mandala
The black smoke rises blue
Do you want to go back? Or can't you?

If to love is just something you get used to, then why even be born at all?

The catastrophe

For whom do we kill?
I'm killed again today, by its twisted essence
I kiss the destruction type fly

The laughing voice doesn't stop here or forever
I skin the soon-to-be-broken eye


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

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    General CommentI think, but I'm not sure, the song might be about a twisted love affair. In a way this song almost reminds me of Zomboid:

    'Trying to figure out how, she puts in her mouth'
    'The self-deception'
    'Is it bitter and ugly in confusion? Or is it sweet?'
    'Don't forget the eyes you see now'
    'The fate'
    The person has just discovered that his wife (or fiance,hope I spelled that right) has just cheated on him, or has caught her in the act of messing with another man. The person then becomes upset at her and questions the future.

    'Lost'
    'The justice died just now'
    'It killed'
    'Rationality and arrogance'
    'I am crushed'
    The sanctity of the relationship has just been smeared and buried. He see's no futility in arguing with what he thinks is an arrogant person.

    'You can't speak the truth without crying?'
    'I dare you to just come out and spit it out'
    'My beloved with a three-bump belly'
    He questions her with the reason why, but see's that she can't speak without tearing up, probably out of guilt. He then suspects that she could possibly be pregnant with the child of a another man.

    "Love" is what everyone's supposed to want'
    'She lowers herself down and at times gets fucked'
    He mocks the concept of the word 'Love' & deduces that his wife is a whore, to put it in simple terms.

    'I get A D D I C T E D'
    'I' M D E A D'
    'The S M E L L, it S M E L L S of saccharine'
    "Saccharine" is a type of artificial sweetener, like sweet'n'low. What he probably is saying here is that he is so used to lying and falsehood that it almost develops like an addiction.

    'It scatters into the burning-hot mandala'
    'The black smoke rises blue'
    'Do you want to go back? Or can't you?'
    Mandala, in sanskrit, can be translated as "essence + having" or "containing". It is also translated as "circle-circumference" or "completion" in Tibetan terms. In other words, the person points out the fact of how far gone she is, and questions if she can even forgive herself for causing all this grief.

    "If to love is just something you get used to, then why even be born at all?"
    He again talks about he practical love is, and questions if it's truly worth loving for.

    'The catastrophe'
    This finally sparks his rage. the affair being the catalyst.

    'For whom do we kill?'
    'I'm killed again today, by its twisted essence'
    'I kiss the destruction type fly'
    He lashes out and supposedly kills his wife out of what he believes is the true meanings of love.

    'The laughing voice doesn't stop here or forever'
    'I skin the soon-to-be-broken eye... '
    Like most people who go insane, he begins to break out into an everlasting laughter and begins to claw, almost rip off, the skin on his dead wife's stomach.

    The theme, overall, can be described as Guilt with an underlayer of Insanity. It seems to be appropriate considering the word's definition, Bugaboo, is described as: "An imaginary object of fear."

























    Shibooon November 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...

    Sometimes I call my cat 'my Bugaboo'.

    I don't think I will be doing that ever again.
    ShadowxGreyon December 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDang, forgive me for the typo:
    It's suppose to read,"He again talks about how practical love is, and questions if it's truly worth living for."
    Shibooon November 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShiboo, I think you might be right on the money. My first thoughts on the lyrics was that it was about a woman that can't seem to find love anywhere, and so offers herself sexually to people to find out if that's what love is all about, in the end having a feeling of emptiness, lonliness, and eventually insanity. Your interpretation works really well tho, so I think I agree with you.
    Ryuk88on November 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat she puts in her mouth is communion. The three lump belly is the trinity, but imagined, as it is within, the belly. She convinces and deceives herself "because she is Christian" the "saccharine " love is the cheap feel good message of many sects. It's about Christianity from an outside point of view. The problem is the perspective. An American Christian would be no more qualified to criticize Japan, having never been Japanese. This is quite similar to how old white people will say bad things about Arabs, not understanding them at all. It's an impassioned and poorly informed observation of a movement that the author has never sufficiently researched.
    Dillondondemason March 07, 2016   Link

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