kioku no kakera ni egaita bara o mitsumete
togireta omoi de kasaneru kawaranai yume ni
Oh Rusty Nail

dore dake namida o nagaseba
anata o wasurerareru darou
Just tell me my life
doko made aruite mitemo
namida de ashita ga mienai

jyosho ni owatta shuumatsu no kizu wasurete
nagareru toki ni dakaretemo mune ni tsuki sasaru
Oh Rusty Nail

dore dake namida o nagaseba
anata o wasurerareru darou
utsukushiku iroasete nemuru bara o
anata no kokoro ni sakasete

sugao no mama de ikite yukereba kitto
hitomi ni utsuru yoru wa kagayaku yume dake nokoshite
asa o mukaeru kodoku o wasurete
akai tekubi o dakishimete naita yoru o owarasete

kioku no tobira o tozashita mama de furuete
togireta omoi o kasaneru aoi kuchibiru ni
Oh Rusty Nail

dore dake namida o nagaseba
anata o wasurerareru darou
Just tell me my life
doko made aruite mitemo
namida de ashita ga mienai

kurushikute kokoro o kazatta......ima mo
anata o wasurerarenakute


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    General CommentMy third favorite X Japan song besides Weekend and Art of Life. this song truly seems to speak to me, and I feel that not many people are truly able to understand it's feeling.
    sic_zoharon September 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is a great song.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon September 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of their best, but I think its not a happy one, I looked up that a Rusty Nail is an ancient torture device, and I think this song is about how bad his life is and how he wants to be set free. I'm not too sure though just cuz most of its Japanese though haha
    WiseJon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, "Rusty Nail" has such an 80s-rock feel to it, and for that alone it brings up memories of a happier, more innocent life filled with big hair and great guitars. But considering the fact that "Rusty Nail" just *happens* to be an X JAPAN song, well--let's just say things invariably pool a bit deeper than that.

    I looked up the translated lyrics a long time ago, and I'm sorry to say that I have forgotten the gist of them between then and now. Yet while X Japan's music almost always has that hidden edge, that sorrow and pain, I can't help but think that "Rusty Nail" really IS a happy song. There's just something so free about it, there are no constraints... You can hear the longing in Toshi's voice when he sings that last "wasurenarenakute" (don't yell at me for my questionable transliteration), but even so, that final plea/hope/desire is not without its silver lining. Maybe I'm rambling uneducated nonsense at this point, but I really don't care. I love this song. It's one of the X Japan greats that keeps me such a loyal fan.
    Nepentheson March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthave you seen its animation PV??? Bwahahahahaha...
    Kurenai Tenshion February 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song
    Love the part where Yoshiki whispers "I can't die , I can't live, I couldn't let you set me free"
    mutoh3llon October 07, 2008   Link

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