sock marks wrote:
Irodori wrote:Aside from from the bolded, BUMP OF CHICKEN still comes off as more engrishy.
You forgot the others:
- MO'SOME TONEBENDER
- a flood of circle
- avengers in sci-fi
- PLASTIC GIRL IN CLOSET
- MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS
- SUPER BUTTER DOG
- Monica Uranglass
Mass of the fermenting dregs seems too complicated for just plain old engrish.
but those i've left from that list are definitely ones that will be far more painful/delightful if we could hear them spoken by a native Japanese speaker.
Irodori wrote:Namie Amuro - Body Feels EXIT
this title is so weird. is it about pooping? because thats the only thing i can fathom from this.
speaking of Namie, I find a lot of her titles weird:
Me love peace!!
B w/z you
Aside from the ones that are bizzare or a bit engrishy, she has this whole other slew of titles that just seem odd to me. They tend to be in all caps, and have some similar feeling to them that just says "You see these words? You will be hearing them during this song. A lot."
WANT ME, WANT ME
the SPEED STAR
CAN'T SLEEP, CAN'T EAT, I'M SICK
Do Me More
I'm trying to understand Namie and her fans and fandom. Honestly, not facetiously. There's just something I don't get in regards to her.
About "Body Feels Exit", I think it's about giving in to your personal desires or ambitions, or at least finding some clarity and breaking free from something you're not happy with. Namie alludes to a dark phase or path that's either in the past or (possibly?) getting there, and feeling all these conflictive emotions that she'd like to express somehow. So... to put it shortly, I think it may be about overcoming trouble or at least confusion, like when people say "I want out", because deep down they're now satisfied, and there's something pulling from inside. She never specifies what's bothering her, but the way it's worded, I think it's about identity. What do I know, though? I'm not even sure the translations I've read are accurate.
Anyway, I don't understand what's so confusing about Namie. Indeed her usage of engrish is often silly, random or downright stupid, but it's also not original. Everybody does that.
Ah, thats an interesting interpretation. I'll have to find a lyrics translation, but I'm really not familiar with the song at all.
And, its not the engrish, the titles (which are really just more particular in some sense) or anything like that, its her music, her image her persona: its HER that I don't understand yet. There's something about HER that just hasn't clicked with me yet. She's very intriguing somehow...