Raging Pleasures of Keloid Milk

Outsiders applaud as they watch television
please enjoy the show about to come on.
at the end of the trick of manipulating and being manipulated
Night after night after night after night
making a "house call" to enjoy a late snack.
re incarnate

The assailant makes a rusty grinding sound
grab the left and right brain in the skull
an inverted love, a crowd of abuse
Night after night after night after night
making a "house call" to enjoy the erratic speed.
re incarnate

The victim applauds tears and wounds
without giving up on facing the truth
Ladies and gentlemen bursting into laughter, please enjoy.
Night after night after night after night
making a "house call" to enjoy this short life
re incarnate

When I was but a child fragile as glass
to see how deep I could make the wounds...
I stabbed my heart with the shards
to see how much pain I could take...

Death Warrant
the end will soon come
Death Warrant
Just a little longer... I can hear it.

Lyrics submitted by Shinigami

Gyakujou Tannou Keloid Milk (English) song meanings
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    General CommentNo one has posted *gasp* i love this song, one of the first ones i heard by dir en grey...this is one of those songs that makes you really think about what it is that kyo's talking about... and
    thats half the appeal!
    LadyClubson February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell..... let's see here... in theory, it's about the contrast between the violence on T.V. and in real life being jaded/obscured. a killer comes into someone's .... let's say apartment.. there's a camera set up, and people watching it on T.V. not realizing that the death that they're whitnessing is live and unstaged.... or rather than not realizing, just not caring..... it also states that people's overall view of death has been jaded/obscured to the point where they honestly believe it's funny.... as evil and disturbed as it is to think about, there's no denying that this really is happening in society.
    Gothique_Romantiqueon July 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPeople've always been like that. Like the cheering for the deaths of gladiators in ancient Rome. But the spectators knew what was happening.
    windless_oneon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment--as evil and disturbed as it is to think about, there's no denying that this really is happening in society.--

    I think this is the case with a LOT of Dir en grey songs.. the lyrics are often very disturbing, but it does really happen. Things like incest, rape, suicide and the like.. They do draw attention to very big taboos, although I don't think most people look at it that way. Like your explanation of the song, people think it's just fun, or interesting, or simply disgusting and don't even want to think about it (Freud would be so proud).
    I don't know what Dir en grey and Kyo in particular want to accomplish with their lyrics but that's pretty much the impression I get: drawing attention to some serious problems in a nonconventional way

    Hmm, Dir en grey makes me think of complicated things on so many levels.
    Laafjeon December 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDamn, love this song. Tied for favorite with "Filth" and "Embryo" on the album. This song has such a great switch from Kyo's breathy falsetto to the head-banging chorus. It melds perfectly and I think that it really showcases their talent.

    As for the meaning of the song, I have a couple theories. In agreement with Gothique-san, I concur that this is one meaning. To add on to that, though, I think Kyo is playing both the victim and the "killer" simultaneously. In the chorus, he talks about being a "child fragile as glass" and how he stabs himself with the fragments...of himself. I thought that was a nifty little play there. Anyway, what I think is that although he enjoyed the pain on himself, he also wanted to have others feel his pain. Hence, the "killer" persona. But on the flip side, you could argue that he's the victim watching his own death, totally getting off on his own brutal murder. Kinda interesting, I think....
    Karasu1792on April 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell, generally, I'm guessing the "milk" means emotions, kinda like in spilled milk, so he's just saying like "Hey, all you outsiders, look at how fucked up my emotions are".
    ichigo900on May 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is rather disgusting, but if anyone remembers Boo's translations, he says that 'keloid' is a substance that leaks out of wounds. The person is continually reopening the wounds like he's milking them... Or something. It's been a long time since his site was up. I can probably find it thru archive.
    wagahomodachion December 15, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationanyone comment on the meaning of title yet?
    since keloids are raised scars (sometimes really bad, but not always) - seems to me that the milk is blood and the title is addressing the pleasure of the self-inflicted injury mentioned in the "when i was a child..." part.
    gyakujoutannouon July 20, 2010   Link

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