Lyrics

Lyrics are through 2012--need to add Arui Wa Anarchy, The Mortal, Schaft second album

Transcription notes:
{words in braces} are what is being sung in the song but is not in the album's lyric booklet; these lyrics may come from other sources and will be noted. If the source is not noted then it's simply how I hear it and may be subject to inaccuracies. If I'm not sure what is being said, then I will put a ? mark.

(words in parenthesis) are backing vocals, notes, or samples.

In Japanese: [words in brackets] is the way the lyricist wants you to read the kanji and is not the traditional way nor is it usually even an acceptable way.

In English: [words in brackets] are the traditional way of reading the kanji or the original English of a word written in katakana in Japanese.

Translations: (if I bother to do it--I'm lazy and I think translations are dangerous) My goal is to be accurate but also to do so in a way that you can sing along. Not saying I get it right but I try to balance the following: 1. nit-picky via back translations (if I can translate it back into Japanese and it doesn't match the author's original words, then I will try to do a better translation in English) 2. syllabic matching (if the original line in Japanese was 10 syllables then I will try to translate it into 10 English syllables so you can sing along) and keep the English word in the same part of the sentence for sing-along purposes 3. not assume the author's intentions and make huge leaps in translations (the reader should be allowed to come to conclusions on their own) 4. keep the same tone: if the original lyrics were casual, dirty, slang, masculine, etc then I'll seek English words with a similar tone (here is where huge leaps may be made because the translator may color the translation with how they speak rather than how the author may speak if they learned English)

*Please note that males in Japanese often use a word for "I" which is masculine only and is often used in the lyrics presented here. This gendered nuance is not translatable in English.

Dropz lyrics

  1. The Concept
  2. Read My Mind
  3. Sweet Oblivion
  4. Hamburger Missionary
  5. A Snowflake Falling to the Ground
  6. You and Me
  7. Dream Machine
  8. To Watch Me Crawl
  9. I Spy
  10. Lose the Boy

The Concept

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From: Sweet Oblivion, originally released on April 4th, 2007
Here’s a concept
Like to swing it by you
Any questions
Wait until we’re finished please
All the kids are getting sick and tired
Hearing the same stories on the T.V.

There’s a beast inside of us
There’s a beast inside of us

Waiting for the bus to take you off to school
Get the feeling
The teachers think that you’re a fool

Always pushin’
Always trying to force a point
So at break time
You go and cause a ruckus
There’s a beast inside of us
There’s a beast inside of us

And they all tell you
They love and trust you so
But no one notices
When you just up and go

The World’s so cruel but baby
You’ll get by
You’re no one’s fool
Don’t let them close your eyes

Why should you break your back for big brother
Why would you choose Judgment over liberty
Make your own rules forget all the others
After all this
Life ain’t very long and

There’s a beast inside of us
There’s a beast inside of us

And it don’t seem fair
The way it goes around
cos it’s the ones who care
That always let you down

And life’s so cruel
But baby you’ll get by
Forget the rules
Don’t let them close your eyes

In Love and Hate
They say that all is fair
And in the end
Ah do we really care?


Read My Mind

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From: Sweet Oblivion, originally released on April 4th, 2007
I’m like a rodeo
Up, down
On the rebound

It’s very sad you know
I don’t know who I am

It’s petty and very hysterical
To get so messed up like this
I am sure that I’m makin’ no sense at all

I just can’t seem to read the signs
I’d like to leave this all behind
I wish that you could read my mind

I’ve really gotta go
In, out
It’s all the same now

Maybe I’ll stay and blow
You, me
The whole thing’s goin’ down

This party seems never ending
How long have we been talking?
There must be some clearly marked exit
Where can I run?
Where can I hide?
How do we get off this ride?
I wish that you could read my mind

I’m like a rodeo
Up, down, on the rebound
It’s such a freaky show
You, me, we’re all going down

But where do we start to make sense of
All the divine conclusions
Hold my calls, I’m not here at all
I’m another place another time

Guess I drank too much of this wine
I wish that you could read my mind

Can you tell me–What is the tie
I wish that you could read my mind


Sweet Oblivion

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From: Sweet Oblivion, originally released on April 4th, 2007
Red Sun at Sabbath,
Hangs over the deceased
My black eyed ceasar
Drunk as he sings his songs

I’m diggin’ dancin’
With Mezcal the soldier
Shooting the jukebox
Dead phony preacher down

* We hang clever,
Reap our treasure

I’m getting’ restless
Hangin’ around this street
Corporate vampires
Hustle the day along
Some pretty school girls
Stop at the corner
My man comes walkin’
A smile and his heels on

* repeat

** Ooh We’d like to show you sweet oblivion
Ooh We’d like to show you sweet oblivion

We eat your wishes
Fast as you think ’em up
Bad teeth gone vicious
Sinkin’ around your heart
So pretty cool things
You know we’re waiting inside the shadows
Givin’ you what you want

* repeat

** repeat 2x


Hamburger Missionary

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From: Sweet Oblivion, originally released on April 4th, 2007
Hamburger Missionary
Sees a better life for me
Among the smiles and lazy eyes of the free

Down with the parasites
Up with the neon lights
In soda bars and fancy cars
Unite

Can you see
The setting sun?
Down on me
The prophet with a gun

Forget the money honey
We don’t think it’s funny and we’re gonna take you down
This is a new age dawning here’s your warning
Better run

We’re coming’ over the horizon like a spider gonna
Steal your crown
We won’t stop until we drop
We won’t sleep until we’re done

Hamburger Missionary
Sees a better life for me
Shining towers and pretty flowers in the debris

Love is a funny thing
Cash is always King
Among the smiles and lazy eyes of the free

Can you see
The message in the stars?
Could it be
You don’t know who we are?

Forget the money honey
We don’t think it’s funny and we’re gonna take you down
This is a new age dawning here’s your warning
Better run

We’re common’ over the horizon like a spider gonna
Steal your crown
We won’t stop until we drop
We won’t sleep until we’re done

* Just imagine history
Hush hush hush
In the eyes of the free
Hush hush hush

* repeat

Just imagine history
Just imagine history
Hush hush hush
In the eyes of the free
hush hush hush

* repeat

Just imagine history


A Snowflake Falling to the Ground

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From: Sweet Oblivion, originally released on April 4th, 2007
I’ll pick up the pieces of your heart
Like shells along the beach
Write your name in stars
Over deep blue tears of the Ocean
Ahhh

Would you like me to disappear
And paint a smile across the sky?
When will you start to realize?
If there’s any reason to be loved
You can’t explain it all so easily
Like a snowflake falling to the ground
A beat inside a heart
Where does it start?

Like a snowflake falling to the ground
You can’t hold on to it so easily
Something precious as the love we found
The reason why I try
Is in your eyes
In your eyes
Don’t say good bye


You and Me

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From: Sweet Oblivion, originally released on April 4th, 2007
How many souls in this city
Are wandering’ lost without reason
A million lights shining in the darkness
I never knew you would be one

Can we escape from this party?
You whispered into my ear
Two souls of gold dancin’ in the darkness
And now it all becomes clear

You and me
We were lookin’ out
Waiting for the other one all along
You and me
Learning all about
A life together hand in hand

I never thought I was lucky
Until the day that I saw you
Another heart waiting in the darkness
Now I’d do anything for you

You and me
We were looking’ out
Waiting for the other one all along
You and me
Learning all about
A life together hand in hand

We found out the reason
We found out
The reason to be
We reached out in darkness
I found you a nd then you found me

You and me
We were cryin’ out
Trying to find the answer to the question
You and me
Couldn’t live without
This life together hand in hand

We found out the reason
We found out
The reason to be
We reached out in darkness
I found you and then you found me


Dream Machine

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From: Sweet Oblivion, originally released on April 4th, 2007
Anyway, make a wish
Close your eyes
Maybe you won’t be here tomorrow

Make it big
Dumb it down
Visualize
Forget you’re a creature of sorrow

It’s a good day
For the loser
Let ’em use ya and abuse you right now

Dream Dream Dream Machine
Is there any other way to take you down
Dream Dream Dream Machine
Who don’t wanna be happening
Dream Dream Dream Machine
Is there any other way to make it now

* Turnin’ you on’s like turnin’ on T.V.

Anyway, make a wish
Close your eyes
It might just come real after all now

Great big house
Pretty hair
Botox eyes

Money common’ out of the walls now

It’s a good day
To aim higher
If it’s for salw
Why not buy it right now

Dream Dream Dream Machine
Is there any other way to take you down
Dream Dream Dream Machine
Who don’t wanna be happening
Dream Dream Dream Machine
Is there any other way to break you down

* repeat

Make a wish
Love us

Make a wish
Love us

Anyway, make a wish
Close your eyes

Maybe you won’t be you tomorrow

You’re the last
On the list
Of demise

So you better learn how to swallow

It’s a good day
To get real
If you want it
Better steal it right now

Dream Dream Dream Machine
Is there any other way to bring you round

Dream Dream Dream Machine
Is there any way out of this movie

Dream Dream Dream Machine
Is there any other way to dumb you down

* repeat 2x


To Watch Me Crawl

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From: Sweet Oblivion, originally released on April 4th, 2007
I’ve been lost in the shadows,
A rabbit caught in the head lights
Of something far and beyond the reach of me
How can you ask if I’m alright

I was searching for something
That I could give to get closer
To the flame that would surely burn me up
I finally figured it out now

I resign to your wishes
Throw my dreams in the fire
Send my heart back to sleep
And if that’s all that there is
It really don’t matter

* Want it to be something so special
As usual
It all went wrong
How can you remain so indifferent and beautiful
To watch me crawl

I resign to your wishes
Throw my keys in the stream and forget where I’ve been
And if that’s all that there is
It really don’t matter

* repeat

What it to be something so special
As usual
It’s all gone wrong
How can you stand so unaffected above it all to watch me crawl


I Spy

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From: Sweet Oblivion, originally released on April 4th, 2007
I’m tired of liars and traitors
You don’t even know my name
But you use it all the same

You’re nothin’
A zero dictator
See the writing on the wall
We’ll be dancing’ when you fall

Where do you stand when there’s nowhere to run
Blood on your hands with your face to the sun
I don’t believe anything that you say
Smoke in my mind
Gonna blow you away

* I spy
With my little eye
I spy
With my little eye

The sky is so high you don’t see it
All you know is what you take
From the shining hearts you break

Where will you go
When you’ve turned all your tricks
Screwing it all up for your private kicks
We don’t believe anything that you say
Know who you are and the games that you play

* repeat

Your smile is something to fear
Well there’s nothing in your eyes
You’re a black void in disguise

Who will you turn to
When everything’s gone
Back to the wall
With your radio on

Satellites spinning around in your brain
Holding your head in a world gone insane

* repeat 2x

Save the Planet…

You don’t want no trouble
While you’re liven’ in your bubble
But we’re gonna make you struggle
If you don’t cut it out


Lose the Boy

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From: Sweet Oblivion, originally released on April 4th, 2007
Come on girl
Won’t you dry your tears
You walk around like some fallen angel
But I remember a time
When you used to smile and shine

Comb your hair
Put your lipstick on
Hod my hand now don’t be a stranger
You can borrow my shoes
We’ll have a real good time

Let’s take a drive in my little car
Yeah go for a ride
We’ll cause some trouble in this little town

There’s just one more thing

* Better lose the boy
He makes you cry
He ain’t no soft toy

** Better lose the Boy
I don’t know why
You still keep him hangin’ around

Pretty thing don’t it bring you down
the way he talks to you like a loser
You used to be so much fun
You used to be number one

I’m getting tired
Of watching you fall all over him
Better get wiser
He’ll only let you down

I know where he’s been

* repeat

** repeat

Better lose the boy
It’s high time
You found a new toy

Better lose the boy
Girl you’re so fly
You don’t need him draggin’ you down