hikarutada:

missamuro:

hikarutada:

Despite the horrible music video, “Grotesque” seems like it has meaningful lyrics. Can someone explain them to me?

I think the most explanatory excerpt is this:

"We can’t survive unless we paint black the beauty of living true to ourselves"  

I think the message of the song is that everyone puts on a facade to make existence a little easier. We all have little things that we can’t stand about ourselves and others, but we keep it to ourselves because it’s impolite; we’re fraudulent about our apologies; we hide our emotional pain to seem strong. We have to pretend that living true to ourselves isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and that putting on a mask for the world is the better, easier route. Basically, we’re all ‘grotesque,’ and we’re practically begging for someone to expose who we really are inside.

I could be way off on this, but that’s what I got out of it, haha. What do y’all think?

Thank you! It really makes sense now. I had already thought about some things you mentioned, but you put them in a much clear way. I now understand why it feels like they are kind of singing a love song - they want someone to expose them and, in a way, love them for what they are.

No problem! :> 
Yes, exactly~ I hadn’t thought of it in exactly those terms, but I definitely agree!

hikarutada:

Despite the horrible music video, “Grotesque” seems like it has meaningful lyrics. Can someone explain them to me?

I think the most explanatory excerpt is this:

"We can’t survive unless we paint black the beauty of living true to ourselves"  

I think the message of the song is that everyone puts on a facade to make existence a little easier. We all have little things that we can’t stand about ourselves and others, but we keep it to ourselves because it’s impolite; we’re fraudulent about our apologies; we hide our emotional pain to seem strong. We have to pretend that living true to ourselves isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and that putting on a mask for the world is the better, easier route. Basically, we’re all ‘grotesque,’ and we’re practically begging for someone to expose who we really are inside.


I could be way off on this, but that’s what I got out of it, haha. What do y’all think?

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Countdown to Ballada#1: Love Story

I love you more than anyone
But I’m walking on the path I’ve chosen
I’ll continue loving you even after being reborn
But we can’t be together anymore
Because life’s no love story