"LEECH [English Translation]" as written by Takanori Matsumoto (mem Of The Gazette), Koyo Takashima (mem Of The Gazette), Yu Shiroyama (mem Of The Gazette), Ryo Suzuki (mem Of The Gazette) and Yutaka Menjo (mem...
The marble wall is highly covered in dirt
A pain like I have been beaten up won't release me
Imperfection peeked through in large quantity
Expression swallowed in perfection
I who sings black again. I who dyes black again.
Insult that smashed my head many times

Let's send a gallows in the last scene which you hope for.
Don't hush up a mistake.
Take responsibility.
Your whereabouts which I can't see yet, something I can't know is that what you show off is only the surface
What sold off is forgery of thought
Without any uneasiness you approach again

Can you hear the counting song of pain, baby?
The president.
[I want to scatter your face.]
Depicting the answer reflected in your eyes
[I want to scatter your trick]
Can you hear the counting song of pain, baby?
The president.
[I want to scatter your excuse.]
The black day still won't fade
A prosecute. Your luck will run out someday.
Hatred to you is a proper act.

Washed away faults and expressionlessness and powerlessness
Even if time is longing for oblivion I won't forget

You are the same as a leech which sucks blood to live.

Let's send a gallows in the last scene which you hope for.
Don't hush up a mistake. Take responsibility.
Your whereabouts which I can't see yet, something I can't know is that what you show off is only the surface
What sold off is forgery of thought Without any uneasiness you approach again

Can you hear the counting song of pain, baby?
The president.
[I want to scatter your face.]
The answer reflected in your eyes vanishes
[I want to scatter your trick]
Can you hear the counting song of pain, baby?
The president.
[I want to scatter your excuse.]
Burying the black day in meaningless
I felt humiliation.

With my sad look the beautiful silence is wavering, even closing my eyes is a sin
A prosecute. Your luck will run out someday.
Can you hear the counting song of pain? The president.
You are the same as a leech which sucks blood to live.


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    My Interpretationi love this song so much. anyway, heres what u think it means:

    we all know ruki's past, right? he was beaten by his parents when he misbehaved, and he had no friends. so... in light of that, there are a few lines here that stick out to me (well really the whole meaning of the song kind of is tied together by these lines, and they are practically the whole song).

    in the beginning of the song, the female vocal says "nobody believes you" over and over. i think she is talking to ruki, as she speaks to the subject of the songs the female vocal part is used inand is applicable in, and as ruki is the subject of the song. this could mean several things but i think it means nobody believes him that his family is dysfunct because they want to look like the perfect family.
    "A pain like I have been beaten up won't release me" - obviously a reference to the beatings he gets but released from what? in context of what i believe the song to be, released from the
    "Imperfection [that] peeked through in large quantity." obviously, if he is being so imperfect compared to what thunder mother and thunder father (anybody get the reference? ;) want him to be, he's going to be punished, but the punishment is unjust because his imperfections are out of his control. for example, "With my sad look the beautiful silence is wavering, even closing my eyes is a sin" could mean that the closing of his eyes is actually crying that could break the beautiful (perfect) silence. when people cry, their voice wavers, and it would have the same effect on the silence, like the silence is gone. i have heard many cases of children being beaten for crying because it is considered 'weak,' as is possible here."Can you hear the counting song of pain, baby?" would probably be more crying, or some other emotional noise like screaming.
    "The president." not like the actual head of state, but a president like the head of some corporation. it might be his dad or mom, someone in the most control over him. it is heard as "baby" in the song, so that could mean the person who is in control has a close/ familial relationship with ruki. it could also mean that a person would promise one thing, illicits an expectation from someone (in this case its the readers of the lyric) but says or does another thing. the expectation could be of his parents as he misbehaves, or it could be his parents betting on disrespect or something from him but he shows affection. its prolly the latter as the line thats expected is anarchist but the line he says is affectionate. if so, the line he says becomes a lie to make things seem perfect, or why would a kid really be tangibly affectionate to his abusers?
    "[I want to scatter your face.]" more talking to ruki, as it is the female vocal. obviously beating.
    "The answer reflected in your eyes vanishes," the answer being to the question asked earlier in lyrics, the one about the counting song. the hearing of some auditory sign of pain would trigger some sort of sympathy or compassion in a normal human, and that is reflected in eyes. but since it vanishes, the person abusing him does not have compassion or understanding for him.
    "Washed away faults and expressionlessness and powerlessness" only reinstates the beatings that try to wash away imperfection. expressionlessness is the person beating ruki, and the powerlessness is ruki here, as he has no effect on the person beating him, he is just a subordinate to the president.
    "Even if time is longing for oblivion I won't forget"
    "You are the same as a leech which sucks blood to live." is a continuation of the last line, it seems they work together. ruki would not just be not forgetting the oblivion but also the fact that his parents are parasitic, beating him and harming him for self-satisfaction/ selfishness. this could mean that the oblivion (meaning ignorance or being unknowlegeable of a subject) to his own pain is wanted over time as the beatings' psychological effect on him worsens over time.
    "[I want to scatter your trick] [I want to scatter your excuse.]" being the parents talking about getting rid of his mischievous ways and that his excuses for being imperfect are very frail and dont account for anything- they can be thinned out and splayed in their weakness.
    "Burying the black day in meaningless" could be either ruki or his trying to hide the black day (imperfections) in meaningless and shallow external looks or perceptions from the outside of their family unit.
    "I felt humiliation." no one can hide imperfection perfectly, so maybe every once in a while ruki was reprimanded in front of people (it probably did not lead to beating in public) and felt he would be humiliated. it could also mean that his parents judged him, and when one is being judged for their innermost imperfect qualities then it will mean humiliation. the latter of the two scenarios is probably most likely.
    "Don't hush up a mistake. Take responsibility." is obviously 'dont try to erase my problems, understand that its your fault i keep messing up because you raised me in a wavering ideal.' parents that want to look perfect try to hide that they are not raising the kid right, and not telling him/her what is right or wrong before beating. a good parent will warn before punishment, which should happen when the earning is disregarded.
    "Expression swallowed in perfection" would be ruki's parents' expressions of compassion or love completely devoured by the want of perfection in which they also try to wipe away ruki's mischievous/incorrect expression. his expression could also be pain, as it is later stated that crying is a sin, and any pain in the outside world, or an expression that could be easily deciphered by someone cannot happen because then he might tell someone and it would ruin his family's rep. this could be why he believed he had no close friends, a real friend knows all your struggles and problems but he couldnt tell anyone about those, so therefore, no close friends.
    "I who sings black again. I who dyes black again." the black day mentioned later in the lyric is prolly connected with this. the black is prolly imperfection, and his actions such as singing his sad weepy counting song of pain or tainting his family's rep would be imperfect and incorrect.
    "Insult that smashed my head many times" would be something not tangible or physical like an actual beating but some emotional abuse that stuck in his head and made him feel like crap all the time. since the black day imperfections were buried in meaningless, these actions would also be hidden.

    that is all! i hope i helped to think of things in a new light or clear some definitions for you!
    legendofsienaon May 09, 2011   Link

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