Song lyrics that speak to me

*deep breath* OK, let’s do this…

The plan was NOT to let my musical endevours seep in to this blog as I already have a tumblr dedicated for that but… all day I’ve felt almost compelled to post ‘this’. 🙂

I haven’t know about ONE OK ROCK long as I don’t often venture out from my comfort zone when it comes to music (all kpop, all the time ;P). Like quite a few other westerners, I can thank ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ movie for discovering this amazing band. It was love at fist listen and luckily their latest album JinseixBoku= (人生×僕= Jinsei Kakete Boku wa, lit. Life Times Me Equals) came out pretty soonish after. I had it playing on a loop for weeks. I find many of the ONE OK ROCK’s lyrics to be very affirmative and uplifting and their songs have helped me through a few bad patches over the past year. Today, for some reason, I felt the need go back to listening to JxB= once more and that lead to this post. I’m not going to make this a habit though. Scout’s honor.^^

The following MV is for one of my favourite songs from the album and in the view of what’s happened around the world these past weeks/months, I think it’s very apt.

In response to sorrowful events happening around the world that can’t be solved through people’s efforts, our feelings as a band, as individuals, are expressed in this song. -ONE OK ROCK-

Lyrics for the song under

Be The Light ~ lyrics and compositon by Taka

Just the thought of another day
How did we end up this way
What did we do wrong?
God

Even though the days go on
So far, so far away from
It seems so close

Always weighing on my shoulder
A time like no other
It all changed on that day
Sadness and so much pain

You can touch the sorrow here
I don’t know what to blame
I just watch and watch again
O…

Even though the days go on
So far, so far away from
It seems so close

Even though the days go on
So far, so far away from
It seems so close

What did it leave behind?
What did it take from us and wash away?
It may be long
But with our hearts start a new
And keep it up and not give up
With our heads held high

You have seen hell and made it back again
How to forget? We can’t forget
The lives that were lost along the way
And then you realize that wherever you go
There you are
Time won’t stop
So we keep moving on

Yesterday’s night turns to light
Tomorrow’s night returns to light
O… Be the light

Always weighing on my shoulder
A time like no other
It all changed on that day
Sadness and so much pain

Anyone can close their eyes
Pretend that nothing is wrong
Open your eyes
And look for light
O…

What did it leave behind?
What did it take from us and wash away?
It may be long
But with our hearts start a new
And keep it up and not give up
With our heads held high

Yeah, yeah…

You have seen hell and made it back again
How to forget? We can’t forget
The lives that were lost along the way
And then you realize that wherever you go
There you are
Time won’t stop
So we keep moving on

Yesterday’s night turns to light
Tomorrow’s night returns to light
O… Be the light

Some days just pass by and
Some days are unforgettable
We can’t choose the reason why
But we can choose what to do from the day after
So with that hope, with that determination
Let’s make tomorrow a brighter and better day

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