9.9.12

J-Rock Sunday: Marry Me by ELLEGARDEN



Ohai!

I just realized that it's been a long time since I shared my favorite songs on a J-Rock Sunday post. So here we are!

Under the spotlight is ELLEGARDEN, a Japanese band formed in 1998. They were active until 2008, when they announced an indefinite hiatus. Aa~ I want to knock myself on the head and ask myself why it is only now that I get to know such amazing Japanese bands...

ELLEGARDEN is composed of Takeshi Hosomi on rhythm guitar and vocals, Shinichi Ubukata on lead guitar, Yuichi Takada on bass, and Hirotaka Takahashi on drums. Their music is in the same vein as Bump of Chicken and The Pillows, being alternative rock, but of course, each has their own distinct style.

"Marry Me" is a fast, catchy song from their fourth full length album Riot on the Grill. Its melody is pretty simple, and the English lyrics though well-pronounced, some are not completely grammatically-correct (but I get their sense y'know...). Regardless, let me say that those are what makes this song got me attracted to ELLEGARDEN's music.





"Marry Me"
~ ELLEGARDEN


Somewhere closer I can hear the wedding bell
It's a fine day I am wearing a blue shirts like the sky
I am standing in the line while holding confetti
I see the girl of my dream is shining like the sun beside him

Won't you marry me if I could be a rich boy
Won't you marry me if I could be very handsome
Won't you marry me if I could be a tall guy
Don't you marry him if I could be in the next life

You're an idol in high school, he 's a quarterback
He has sold me a photocopy of your photograph
I am standing in the line while holding confetti
I see the girl of my dream is smiling like the sun in her wedding dress

Won't you marry me if I could be a rich boy
Won't you marry me if I could be very handsome
Won't you marry me if I could be a tall guy
Don't you marry him if I could be in the next life

Maybe not... She don't remember me
Maybe not... She don't know how I feel
Maybe not... She don't even know my last name

Won't you marry me if I could be a rich boy
Won't you marry me if I could be very handsome
Won't you marry me if I could be a tall guy
Don't you marry him
He's just another stupid in the next life


(credits to kylkjhgfd for the video)


じゃね!


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