Artist: good-cool feat. Jeff Coote
Composition/Arrangement: Tatsuya Furukawa
Lyrics/Vocals: Jeff Coote
Movie: VJ GYO
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 8th style
Other Music Game Appearances: None.
I Know This Is It But I Can't Admit It's All In The Past No I Can't Ignore The Fact No More Your Memory Will Last Deep Within My Mind I Will Always Find Emotion Still Remains Oh My Heart Still Yearns Cause The Fire Still Burns I Can't Put Out The Flames I Would Never Have Assumed You'd Leave Me With A Mental Wound You Know The Reason Why I Can't Forgive And Forget You Have Left Me Scarred For Life Your Bitter Words Cut Like A Knife I Can't Forgive And Forget Forgive And Forget You've Only Got Yourself To Blame
I know this is it but I can't admit It's all in the past But I can't ignore the fact no more Your memory will last [*] Deep within my mind I'll will always find emotion still remains Oh my heart still yearns cause the fire still burns I can't put out the flames [**] I would never have assumed You'd leave me with a mental wound You know the reason why I can't forgive and forget You have left me scarred for life Your bitter words cut like a knife I can't forgive and forget I thought time would real But I could only feel my conscience reminisce I knew that I would fall for you But nothing quite like this Why can't I hide what's deep inside The feelings never fade Look and see what you've done to me The impact that you've made [**] Forgive and forget [*] [**] [**] Forgive and forget Forgive and forget You've only got yourself to blame
Song Connections / Remixes
- An extended version of Blame appears in good-cool's first album, good-cool super collection beatmania & pop'n music.
- Another long version can be found in good-cool's sixth album, MASSIVE EURO TRACKER.
- A trance version of Blame with keyboard accompaniment by kors k, titled Blame (Trance Remix w/kors k), appears in good-cool's second album, good-cool ultra expander. This version features new lyrics and vocals by Jeff Coote.
- According to VJ GYO, the videos for Blame and Drivin' are connected, with Blame the first in order.
- This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
- Blame was one of the qualifying round songs in the KONAMI Arcade Championship 2013 for beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA.
Song Production Information
Ever since my first euro song in IIDX 7th Style, I became completely addicted to eurobeat... just a bit.
To tell you how addicted I am, I have a cable channel at home that is dedicated to eurobeat without me knowing it.
It has nothing to do with this... you might not know this, but I'm still inexperienced in eurobeat production, so listening to this music is a continuous process of discovery.
I'm fully inspired, just like watching a documentary program introducing "a new world", oh... there are scales from my muddy eyes today too!! That's how I feel.
Or rather, I think it's important to be exposed to something new everyday, even if it takes a bit of time, if you are going to try to master it.
"Try without fail everyday". This is true not only in music, but in all fields, right?
For example, a baseball player must practice swinging and catching balls everyday, and a person who perfectly mastered a language must no doubt create an opportunity to speak it everyday.
"Try without fail everyday". That's why the cable channel in my home became a euro channel without me knowing it.
From reading up to this point, I appear to be too addicted to eurobeat~.
That's not the case. I'm learning about various genres from other channels such as "house", "rock", "R&B", and "period dramas", so I'm training how to change channels without fail... Did you forget to see my face?!!... It's somewhat irrelevant.
However, I recently didn't have much spare time to do this, so it's a source of concern~~~ (tears). Everyone, by all means, please practice the saying, "try without fail everyday", and aim to do your best to become an expert in your respective fields~!! I'll also do my best!!
Video Production Information
An image came to my mind from the song title, "Blame", and Jeff's powerful, heartbreaking shouts, so it started with the concept of creating a movie situation where "a person blames themselves", which was completely separate from the lyrics, and I included the familiar character Mika in the role of someone who is "blaming herself" in this story-driven EUROBEAT movie.
The heart of this song, which has a particularly strong rock tone among the EUROBEAT songs, is the guitar solo from the great guitarist, good-cool! Throughout the movie, Mika drifts and accelerates past Yuri and Akane's cars around the corner, but spins out! A big accident occurred!? Just then, Yuri and Akane saw Mika's spinning car and skillfully dodged it! The most dramatic scene was taken in high speed (it seemed CG like~), and I used developing multi-takes and cinematic techniques to achieve this.
Also, since we received several questions, I've prepared a more in-depth movie commentary as a bonus.
(※Below is an in-depth movie commentary. Long section warning.)
The "NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP" was a great success, so Mika and Yuri will continue to be campaign girls for the next Internet Ranking.
While they're really looking forward to meeting all the IIDX players around the country again, but of course they're looking forward to freely drive around a borrowed prototype sports car around the country as usual, so they were furthermore overjoyed when there were two cars.
A new and old model of the previous car is being prepared (for budget reasons?), and Yuri chose the new model and Mika chose the old model (a small number of lights repeatedly flash, and they seem to like retractable sports cars), so they continued to practice their driving techniques each day until the campaign started.
Meanwhile, it was decided that the next Internet Ranking will be another new event called "TRIPLE CHALLENGE", and it was suddenly decided to have three campaign girls named after the word "TRIPLE".
Since there wasn't time to audition, Mika and Yuri were asked to choose one of their friends... so it was left up to them.
Yuri suggested Akane Sugo to a confused Mika, who heard rumors and challenged them to a battle, was narrowly defeated, and became depressed...
Although the three became best friends, Mika couldn't initially help but still feel pressure from Akane, who was invited by Yuri to participate to confirm her thoughts (Mika couldn't win against her ability).
Moreover, the amateur racer Akane started racing together with Yuri and gradually improved her balanced skills, so Mika was recently worried that she was poor at maintaining a lead and time trials because of her uneven and rough driving, the overall high speed increasing, and both their levels catching up to her.
One night, instead of practice races and time trials, they finally decided to have a serious race just the three of them.
This became the story of "Blame"'s movie.
A struggling Mika was challenged to a cornering contest, but accelerated too much and spun out. If Yuri and Akane, who were following her, had not managed to dodge her, it would nearly become a catastrophe. Mika avoided crashing into a wall and regained her composure, but she couldn't win again...
In the end, Akane waited by the finish line in the early morning. Yuri immediately arrived and pulled her car aside.
Both of them were relieved that there were no accidents and waited for Mika, but she arrived late, knowing the severity of the accident and was completely downcast.
Seeing the faces of Yuri and Akane cheering her on, she smiled with relief, but she had flashbacks of the earlier accident...
After a while, Mika was left alone after refusing to return home together with Akane and Yuri.
She casually looked up at the sky...
Mika felt a time when she enthusiastically drove a car by herself before encountering Yuri, and started driving.
This became the story of "Drivin'"s movie.
Yuri, who also worriedly watched her atop an overpass, felt relieved seeing Mika's hot driving, as she overcame her doubts.
In the second mini-race, Mika overwhelmed both of them with her improved spin turns and sharp cornering from her individual training.
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7+ in 8th and 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in 11 IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 from 12 HAPPY SKY onward.
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 8th style→9th style||-||6||7||N/A||-||6||7+||N/A||-|
|beatmania IIDX 10th style||-||6||7||N/A||-||6||8||N/A||-|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED||-||6||7||N/A||-||6||↓7||N/A||-|
|beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→Present||-||6||7||11||-||6||7||10||-|
|beatmania IIDX 8th style CS||-||6||7||7||-||6||7+||7+||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST||3||6||7||11||-||6||7||10||-|