Come Sweet Death

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Come Sweet Death

Isn’t it a nice phrase? Its the English title of this song. A song from some shitty anime. No need to dwell on that. Ultimately, they describe a mindset wherein one comes to the conclusion of SUICIDE predicated on LOVE.

This is the HEDGEHOG’S DILEMMA taken to its logical conclusion.

Ask yourself then. What is your self evaluation? How much do you love those around you? HMMMMMM? What will you do with this information? What would you do if your valuation of love suddenly INCREASED while your self valuation REMAINED THE SAME? What action would you take? What action should you take?

The English lyrics are perfectly audible, but lets reprint them here:

I know, I know I’ve let you down
I’ve been a fool to myself
I thought that I could
Live for no one else
But now, through all the hurt & pain
It’s time for me to respect
The ones you love
Mean more than anything
So with sadness in my heart
(I) feel the best thing I could do
Is end it all
And leave forever
What’s done is done
It feels so bad
What once was happy now is sad
I’ll never love again
My world is ending

I wish that I could turn back time
‘Cause now the guilt is all mine
Can’t live without
The trust from those you love
I know we can’t forget the past
You can’t forget love & pride
Because of that, it’s killing me inside

It all returns to nothing, it all comes tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down
It all returns to nothing, I just keep letting me down, letting me down, letting me down
In my heart of hearts
I know that I could never love again
I’ve lost everything
Everything
Everything that matters to me
Matters in this world

I wish that I could turn back time
‘Cause now the guilt is all mine
Can’t live without
The trust from those you love
I know we can’t forget the past
You can’t forget love & pride
Because of that, it’s killing me inside

It all returns to nothing, it all comes tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down
It all returns to nothing, I just keep letting me down, letting me down, letting me down
It all returns to nothing, it all comes tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down
It all returns to nothing, I just keep letting me down, letting me down, letting me down

Now lets have a look at a translation of the original JAPANESE lyrics:

I’m uneasy.
I’m uneasy.
I’m afraid of being disliked by everyone.
I’m afraid of being hurt.
But I’m even more afraid of hurting other people.
But I’ve already hurt them.
I’ve already hurt the people who matter most to me.
That’s why I can’t let myself like other people.
That’s why I hurt myself.

And so, I am disliked.
And so, I am hated.

I mustn’t let myself like anyone.
That’s why I hurt myself.

Tenderness is the greatest cruelty
If I entrust my heart to another, I’ll be devastated in the end
If another heart touches my own, that person will be hurt

And so, I can only be devastated
All I can do is return to nothing

Let me return to nothing
Let me return to nothing
It is a place filled with tenderness
A place without the pain of reality
Where my heart will not tremble

Let me return to nothing
Let me return to nothing
Where there is no one else, let me return to nothing
Let me return to nothing
Let me return to nothing
Where nothing can hurt me, let me return to nothing…(REPEAT)

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