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.

Lose the Boy

Lyrics by
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