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There are a lot of great songs out there, but one of my favorites are those made by Japan. They cover a huge spectrum of topics and I honestly just love each individual song and its promotional videos (PVs).

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Recently, I came across this one particular song that really stuck to me.  Clean Freak (ケッペキショウ) Its’s overall meaning and lyrics were really well portrayed and written, and I felt that people today could relate to it both broadly and personally. Both realism and modernism played a major role in the song and while you may be wondering why it is called “Clean Freak”, just see the music video and you’ll automatically see how its a metaphor.

This song really portrays my view of…well the world in general. You might call me negative or pessimistic, but I personally think I’m just realistic about humanity. Everyone has their own views, but I hope that you will enjoy this song as much as I did.

  • Original Song credits: Music and Lyrics: Scop (すこっぷ) Movie: Avogado6 (アボガド6) English Translation: Amesubs 
  • English Version of the Song credits: English lyrics and vocals: JudyPhonic P

English Lyrics (JudyPhonic P’s version): 

We don’t need these unclean 
Feelings are nothing
Anymore, they’ll just bore a hole in me
Thinking we need to be
So happy, never gonna last
All you ask ends up in the trash

“All people are different” you say bluntly
Look at “Needing” and “Wanting” same seven letters
But what if you’re wrong and change it up to be
“We’re human” Whatever works to shut my mouth

Then why not write a book? Words and letters
To define it, definite answers to questions
How to live dealing with lots of things
Like when a boy and a girl want “pure relations”

All of the people crying from all the loneliness in their hearts 
All of the people lying that they will understand every part
All of the people truly think that love is a thing we take
No one sees that we haven’t seen at all

No one can save the human race
Yeah we were late to see it’s really not a race
Go with the flow and just give in
You know we think the same ‘cuz changing is a pain

Messy things like emotions creep
Into the wall we call a heart made out of stone
Looking out for a scene like war
So unclean, dirty, just keep away from me

Your sad little stories have been getting
Kinda tired, why do you just keep on talking?
They’re poking and joking and when they’re tired
No more happy or laughing, wait what just happened?

We’re worried and judging books by covers 
Getting ready, enemy strikes will be coming
No brainer, the danger is in your head
Just tararari tarari tū papparapa 

All of the people dying from all the greediness in their hearts
All of the people buying just to throw away every part
All of the people break and buy new love that’ll never last
“Can’t you see I need you or I’m alone”

Who can say, it ain’t that way
Yeah we all know egos are taking up the space
I don’t know, it may be true
Don’t wanna see the clean me dyed in dirty paint

Cool my brain and turn away
Don’t wanna look to see the mean hypocrisy 
Why not cry until I’m fine?
Don’t wanna touch you please, just keep away from me

Pouring like a dream is the night overhead
Glowing ever hoping is morning again
Facing up ahead like you really don’t dread
“No wait. Stop pushing yourself to the edge.”

No one ever will treat me that way
Crying even dying a little each day
Thinking over again and again
Yeah I think I need it to all be clean
No I’m sure, can’t take seeing anymore

No one can save the human race
Yeah we were late to see it’s really not a race
Drown in the flow of big ego
No way to take a breather if you cannot swim

Everyone knows, since long ago
We’ve been a selfish race with nothing more to show
Shutting my mouth, I’ll quit for now
I don’t know, ya know? This is bye bye

-The Diamonds ♦