kami-sama stories

生きた証-Long Way- (Proof Of Life -Long Way-) || 暁Records

生きた証-Long Way-
ikita akashi
Proof Of Life -Long Way-

original: G Free / 宇宙に浮かぶ幻想郷
arrangement/lyrics: ACTRock
vocals: cheluce
album: 神様Stories -INNOCENT- -to the beginning 06-
circle: 暁Records


I really love cheluce’s voice. (requests cheluce only album)


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星空のSENSE (Sense Of The Starry Sky) ||暁Records

星空のSENSE
hoshizora no SENSE
Sense Of The Starry Sky

original: 天空のグリニッジ
arrangement: ねこ☆まんじゅう
lyrics: ACTRock
vocals: Stack
album: 神様Stories -INNOCENT- -to the beginning 06-
circle: 暁Records


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だから、もう泣かないで(So Please Don’t Cry Anymore) || 暁Records

だから、もう泣かないで
da kara, mou nakanaide
So Please Don’t Cry Anymore

original: 月面ツアーへようこそ / G Free
arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
album: 例大祭13会場限定おまけCD
circle: 暁Records

Requested by IslandOfApples


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遠いキミの行方 (The Whereabouts of Distant You) || 暁Records

遠いキミの行方

tooi kimi no yukue
«The Whereabouts of Distant You»

original: 向こう側の月/月面ツアーにようこそ
arrangement/lyrics: ACTRock
vocals: 謎の人物K
album: 神様Stories -to the beginning 06-
circle: 暁Records

This is one of my favourite Akatsuki songs because it’s a masterpiece arrangement-, lyrics- and vocal-wise. The story is similair to “Black Mirror on the Wall”, but with less despair and more loneliness.


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[Translation] Silent Running || 暁Records

“Silent Running”

original: 宇宙に浮かぶ幻想郷/トロヤ群の密林/衛星トリフネ
arrangement: Stack Bros.
lyrics/vocals: Stack
circle: 暁Records


Fun Fact:
Stack loves old Sci-Fi films and series.


Fun Facts I totally did not ask my girlfriend to help me with:

-“Silent Running” is a post-apocalyptic science fiction movie from year 1972. In this movie, all plants on Earth have become instinct, but a few are preserved on a space ship to reforest the Earth someday. The space ship is also pictured as the “Noah’s Arc for plants”.
Shangri-La refers to the film “Lost Horizon” from 1937. A plane got kidnapped unknowing to the passengers and crashes in the Himalaja. The passengers are brought to the village “Shangri-La”, a perfect village.  But Lama, the chief of the village, tells them it is a mere illusion that keeps the inhabitants from leaving the village.
The Voyager is a space ship from Stark Trek Voyager. Its creator sent it far away from Earth, leaving the crew clueless of where they are and how to return.
-The quoted lines are the refrain of “Daisy Bell“, a song written by Harry Dacre in 1892.
HAL refers to the “HAL 9000” from the Space Odyssey series. It sings “Daisy Bell” when he couldn’t think straight anymore during his shut-down and he sings it to calm himself down. HAL is a parody of the IBM 704, the first computer that was able to sing/play audio.
The exploration of Jupiter refers to the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” as well.


Song Interpretation

The girl tries to run away from a certain memory or thought – that’s why she hides in her own Shangri-La (a dream) and sings “Daisy Bell”, which actually is kind of a lullaby, to calm herself down. She wants to explore a whole universe of new things, but her surpressed memory/thought keeps her from it.

Considering the involvement of a “discarded foetus”, the memory she is surpressing probably is the one of an unborn child she aborted. That may have happened against her volition (e.g. an accident, infertility) or because she had no recources to raise a child, but feels guilty about it.

She then realises that if she turns her life into a dream (Whoa, this totally reminds me of “it’s just a bad dream”!) this dream becomes her reality – and if her unborn child became a dream on the contrary, she has nothing to run away from anymore, which makes her new reality unecessary and dull.

In the end, she takes her own life and with that all she desired to do, ending up in the true Shangri-La together with her child.

The references to old sci-fi films and series helps to support the theory of the breach between fiction and reality. What was pure fiction 50 years ago now is our reality – for example singing computers like the IBM 704.


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