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Old 14th April 2010, 04:49 PM
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i love this song too
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Old 15th April 2010, 09:33 AM
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A friend of mine mentioned that the left side / the words Ayu used to describe your left side are used in Japan to mean "your heart" since the heart is on the left side as well.

It seems like an intentional double meaning.
I don't think that Japanese people think "one's left side" means "one's heart" automatically. Usually, we don't say like that. So this phrase is a mystery in this song. But if I try to interprete it, I suppose it would be "her heart" and "her left ear".

I changed the line arrangement, according to the official lyrics.
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Old 19th April 2010, 04:52 AM
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Old 26th April 2010, 07:43 AM
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It's a "count down" to the end, I suppose.

I heard a lot of beep beep beeps like from when alarms go off due to countdowns ending during the song.

It's not to deafness since her other ear is fine, but just... I suppose the end of her career a la Duty?
The beeps could also allude to the sounds heard in hearing tests. Those sounds? THEY STAY WITH YOU FOREVER (I should know, I've been taking at least 2 of those tests a year for a little over 13 years now--yay being deaf in my right ear /no lie)

Well, she could also be alluding to eventually going completely deaf, which is a strong possibility. As a singer, it'd be damn near impossible to continue as such if completely deaf. So when she loses her hearing, she loses her singing career?
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Old 26th April 2010, 10:27 PM
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If Ayu's problem with her ear is Tinnitus could the beeping be a representation of what she hears?

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Tinnitus can be perceived in one or both ears or in the head. It is usually described as a ringing noise, but in some patients it takes the form of a high pitched whining, buzzing, hissing, screaming, humming, tinging or whistling sound, or as ticking, clicking, roaring, "crickets" or "tree frogs" or "locusts," tunes, songs, beeping, or even a pure steady tone like heard in a hearing test.[5] It has also been described as a "wooshing" sound, as of wind or waves.[6] Tinnitus can be intermittent or it can be continuous in which case it can be the cause of great distress. In some individuals, the intensity of tinnitus can be changed by shoulder, head, tongue, jaw, or eye movements.[7]

Most people with tinnitus have hearing loss,[8] in that they are often unable to properly hear external sounds which occur within the same range of frequencies as their "phantom sounds." [9]
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Old 5th May 2010, 04:03 AM
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THANKS MASA!!!
now I can start learning the song faster xD
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Old 5th May 2010, 05:25 PM
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very beautiful lyrics indeed *-*

thanks for the translation!!!
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Old 6th May 2010, 12:18 AM
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Thanks for the translation! I love this song
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Old 9th May 2010, 02:26 PM
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I wonder why she named it count down...countdown to deafness?
There's that line in the chorus that goes "owari ga hajimaru" which means "the end will begin". I guess the beginning of the end is when a count down starts?
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Old 15th May 2010, 04:47 AM
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I'm loving this. The lyrics are really emotional.
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