[Translation] "Eyes, Smoke, Magic" lyrics - Page 2 - Ayumi Hamasaki Sekai
Ayumi Hamasaki Sekai
· Ayu's Official Site · Ayu's twitter · Ayu's YouTube · masa's translations · Misa-chan's translations ·


Go Back   Ayumi Hamasaki Sekai > Ayumi Hamasaki Forums > Ayu Music News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 20th March 2012, 08:01 PM
Echiko's Avatar
Echiko Echiko is offline
ayu-ro mix 2 Initiate
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: in my lovely cozy home!!
Posts: 1,995
I feel like "Eyes, Smoke, and Magic" are words associated with putting on a show? So I feel like as she continues not to pretend to not notice her parents relationship break, she continues the "show" of family? maybe?

Interesting lyrics! Thanks!
__________________


I always hear a voice calling my name.
I will think of you for ever and ever.

Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 20th March 2012, 08:01 PM
jewelbox's Avatar
jewelbox jewelbox is offline
SURREAL Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: MOON
Posts: 1,589
Interesting : o Thanks for the translation
__________________
My Tumblr
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 20th March 2012, 08:23 PM
Mirrorcle_Star's Avatar
Mirrorcle_Star Mirrorcle_Star is offline
poker face Initiate
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Spain
Posts: 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by AyuBlackwind View Post
Well, basically Mamma and Papa's marriage fell apart. So she doesn't like to acknowledge that so she pretends it didn't happen. What she saw with her eyes and did not like, she pretended not to see or notice, imagined it was something else, like smoke, and magic, gone.

Seems like its a song about ignoring known problems. I think the reference to diamonds and roses symbolizes her unwillingness to fall into the same slump, sorta like, "Who needs love, when there's diamonds and roses?"
I think so too
It's a very ironic and interesting song, i like it (one of the few that i like from Party Queen)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 20th March 2012, 10:41 PM
brener brener is offline
Because of You Initiate
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Brasil
Posts: 5,504
love this song.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 20th March 2012, 11:58 PM
Bad Wolf's Avatar
Bad Wolf Bad Wolf is offline
Initiate
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Where desu meets biscuits.
Posts: 3,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by tenshi no hane View Post
My version for those interested:
Spoiler:
Eyes, Smoke, Magic

Popcorn in hand, papa is hitting it off
With his friend the TV remote today too
Mama looks on with furrowed brows
And a depressed look on her face as always

I watch them but pretend not to

Yes, diamond and roses
Are my best friends
What has more value than those two?
Mama doesn’t tell me

Today papa is watching TV
With nachos in hand for a change

Mama’s face looks even more depressed

Yes, that’s why I’ll go silently today too
Say “Eyes, Smoke, Magic”

I watch them but pretend not to

Mama’s face looks even more depressed
lmao NACHOS XD

I think she mentions her parents because, in her personal sense, her parents are the ultimate form of broken love, no? And if you're going to go for the sense that Eyes, Smoke, Magic refers to the idea of being stuck in an illusion, then... well, this is the best one. Ayu imagining herself as a kid with her parents, though the image isn't perfect.
__________________


"If I do, will you come away with me?"
"Yes."

Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 21st March 2012, 12:47 AM
kinix's Avatar
kinix kinix is offline
Connected Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: singapore
Posts: 2,386
I also don't think this song is referring to ayu's parents as 'popcorn' n 'nachos' are being used in the lyrics. for older days japanese would have something else as a snack rather than these 2? might have been wrong but these seems to comes from a more western family.
__________________
Take a look at my Buy & Sell thread for huge sales of ayupan, CDs and many other ayu's rare merchandies! Thank you!

Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 21st March 2012, 01:40 AM
pepper's Avatar
pepper pepper is offline
Dolls Initiate
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Poland
Posts: 3,432
I could totally relate to the lyrics, I love this song now. ;d
They are very ironical.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 21st March 2012, 08:18 AM
Rebirthia's Avatar
Rebirthia Rebirthia is offline
Heartplace Initiate
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,780
I really like the lyrics, when I heard Papa and Mama, I wondered what would come out of it, taking into account her pesronal past, and it's been a very interesting result. Thank you for the translations, as always.
Btw, my two cents about the title: Eyes, Smoke, Macgis are like the three steps to a magic trick. First you have to see what it appears to be, then it dissapears, and then it comes the result. Anyone have seen Nolan's The Prestige, well, something like that, but used metaphorically for her deliberate failure to notice.
Bravo Ayu!
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 21st March 2012, 08:41 AM
C+R+E+AYUMI's Avatar
C+R+E+AYUMI C+R+E+AYUMI is offline
fairyland Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ITALY
Posts: 8,212
Can't get the relationship bewteen Eyes smoke magic and the other lyrics of this song..But is still one of my favourites of this album, love the atmosphere it creates
__________________

~thanks pepper for the set~
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 21st March 2012, 09:58 AM
Refix's Avatar
Refix Refix is offline
SURREAL Initiate
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pit of bottomless darkness
Posts: 1,605
Thank you for the lyrics! Really interesting lyric I must say.
__________________


Oh I, I tried so hard to change
But the devil locked my door
I'll wear these heavy chains
Around my neck like a prisoner
I just wanna love
But he won't let me go
Loosen up my chains
Oh, I'm a condemned prisoner.

Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 21st March 2012, 10:40 AM
Tony G's Avatar
Tony G Tony G is offline
SCAR Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,500
I like the second translation better. Seems to imply - all you need in life is material posessions because relationships only bring unhappiness, but that view is ignorant and behind the "eyes, smoke, magic".

I still hate this song, but those lyrics are just not what I expected. So dark. Adds another dimension I didn't see before.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 21st March 2012, 11:06 AM
YUKARI's Avatar
YUKARI YUKARI is offline
No way to say Initiate
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Saint-P, Russia
Posts: 5,217
So odd.
__________________



ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2012-2013 A ~WAKE UP~. Dec 29/30/31, 2012. Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo.
ayumi hamasaki 15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~. Apr 13/14, 2013. Saitama Super Arena, Saitama.
ayumi hamasaki 15th Anniversary TOUR ~A BEST LIVE~. July 27/28, 2013. Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo.
ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2016 A ~MADE IN JAPAN~. May 22, 2016. XEBIO Arena, Sendai.
ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2016 A ~MADE IN JAPAN~. July 18, 2016. Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka.
ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2016-2017 A『Just the beginning -20-』. Dec 29, 2016. Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo.
ayumi hamasaki 『Just the beginning -20- TOUR 2017』. July 15/17, 2017. Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka
ayumi hamasaki 『Just the beginning -20- TOUR 2017』. January 9, 2018. ROHM Theatre, Kyoto
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 23rd March 2012, 05:40 AM
Pieces_of_SEVEN's Avatar
Pieces_of_SEVEN Pieces_of_SEVEN is offline
Rock'n'Roll Circus Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 17,285
Just sounds to me like her mom is unhappy with her father because he's seemingly lazy and uncaring. ayu sees this, and it upsets her, and in typical ayu fashion, she closes her eyes to it and pretends that everything is OK.
__________________

教えてよねぇあなたならこの時代をどう生きる
Ayu Concerts I've Attended:
Arena Tour 2013: A BEST LIVE
Arena Tour 2015: Cirque de Minuit
Arena Tour 2016: MADE IN JAPAN

You can find me on the gram: https://www.instagram.com/b_utifulfighter/
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 24th March 2012, 06:20 AM
inspire_rmx's Avatar
inspire_rmx inspire_rmx is offline
ayu-ro mix 2 Initiate
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,993
interesting!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 24th March 2012, 06:41 AM
Jennie Mae's Avatar
Jennie Mae Jennie Mae is offline
SURREAL Initiate
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,613
I think that, continuing with the theme of love being hopeless that we see throughout the album, Ayu is stating that love and marriage is pointless because it just boils down to a broken relationship. And she'll take the diamonds and roses instead while casting an ironic eye on her parents.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 24th March 2012, 06:45 AM
femtrooper's Avatar
femtrooper femtrooper is offline
WHATEVER Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 485
Wow, definitely confused...weird!
__________________

Peter Parker With A Fashion Sense
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 24th March 2012, 07:02 AM
waterballoon's Avatar
waterballoon waterballoon is offline
count down Initiate
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lands of EDEN
Posts: 17,701
isn't it obvious? I think she's singing about her parents.

her parents are having a failed marriage; the verses narrate how they aren't really communicating at all.

when she sings about how her best friends are roses and diamonds, yet her mom never taught the value of them or something, it felt as though she was trying to say her mom never really taught her anything about life... remember it was her grandmother she was the closest to in her younger days.

very good lyrics imo.
__________________

YAYAYAYA GAGAGAGA DADADADA WOWOWOWO

Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 24th March 2012, 07:13 AM
freedreamer's Avatar
freedreamer freedreamer is offline
Don't look back Initiate
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Singapore
Posts: 18,076
Could she be singing about her own marriage as well from the point of view of a little girl??
Maybe thats why she questions whether she has grown up. Maybe Mannie ate Popcorn and Nachos before...lol
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 24th March 2012, 07:17 AM
Embleu Embleu is offline
As if.. Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sunny NoCal
Posts: 252
Popcorn and nachos? She's come quite a long way since Seasons, eh?

(Lovin' PQ's EPIC lyrics, yup.)
__________________

YouTube | Twitter | Tumblr

Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 24th March 2012, 07:29 AM
yamadashun's Avatar
yamadashun yamadashun is offline
P.S II Initiate
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: malaysia
Posts: 1,010
^
^wow i like this idea! and it makes more senses with the popcorn and nachos lol.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
浜崎 あゆみ, 浜崎あゆみ, eyes smoke magic, lyrics, party queen, translation

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.