Lights

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Not to be confused with Light, or LIGHTS ft. EVO+.

lights

Song Information

Artist: flare
Composition/Arrangement: Takayuki Ishikawa
Lyrics/Vocals: flare
BPM: 142
Length: 2:14
Genre: SOUL
VJ: F-FLY
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 9th style
Other Music Game Appearances: None.

Lyrics

Japanese

Why do you see someone else...
Why don't you stay by me...?
tell me... please tell me...

胸に重ねた花びら千切れてく
(You escaped from love...
but I'm still lovin' you
can't stop my love 4 you...)

またわざとらしく微笑んだ
永遠だって言ってたくせに
突然な台詞  戸惑って
絡む煙草で指を焼いた

I've lost you, I'm like a flower that's lost its color...
I reach for the light, but it slips out of my arms...
And I fall into the darkness...
―お願い、独りにしないで―

セピアの風を纏って笑う君
(during night & day
we should be together
don't need anything more)

涙で謡う旋律白いまま 
(You escaped from love...
but I'm still lovin' you
can't stop my love 4 you...)

Song Connections / Remixes

None.

Trivia

  • lights marks vocalist flare's debut in BEMANI.

Song Production Information

flare

Hello, everyone. This is flare.
When dj TAKA came to me with this song, I didn't know if I'd be able to sing well enough to suit its mood, or if I'd be able to come up with good enough lyrics, so I was really worried about it. Trying to stuff my own personal image into a two-minute time frame is really hard for an amateur like me. So, in order to try to crystallize the image, I spent a lot of time watching love stories, and reading books... I put a lot of effort into expressing my own ideas as best as possible. But, it was still really hard!

The theme of this song is unrequited love, but if you think about it, right after experiencing that sort of love, you feel really empty, even though you're full of emotions that are really hard to put into words. (At least, in my case.) Trying to make lyrics about that sort of feeling was very difficult for me, and pretty stressful. But, in the end, I came up with these lyrics. I'd say the first part is abstract, the middle becomes more specific, and the end is abstract again. Both the singing and the lyrics of the middle part are as vague as that sort of troubled, painful feeling, while the start and end try to express that sort of sadness in beautiful words and atmosphere.

The most beautiful part of yourself that comes out when you are in love with someone... but also, the dirtiest, the saddest, the weakest, and loneliest parts of ourselves... I wanted to try to express all of those in this two minute song.

... well, if you read the lyrics, they're pretty dark, aren't they? *g* But they don't seem nearly as dark when you put them together with the song, I think.
There's a certain meaning that emerges from mixing sad lyrics with a bright song: that even in the coldest darkness, there's a certain brilliance of many lights.

In the end, if people will listen to this song, and even more, if even one person will like this song, it would make me undescribably happy...☆
Thank you very much.

Video Production Information

F-FLY

Since I'm the sort of person that really likes the (somewhat American) style of the BM4th art, doing art for a sort of song that "expresses sorrowful emotions using beautiful language" like lights was kind of a risky venture.

And since this is flare's first song with us, I had to make sure it was really good! So I tried really hard with this video.

Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7+ in 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in 11 IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 from 12 HAPPY SKY onwards.

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Beginner Normal Hyper Another Normal Hyper Another
Notecounts 293 357 753 912 635 927 995
beatmania IIDX 9th style - 3 6 N/A 6 7+ N/A
beatmania IIDX 10th style→11 IIDX RED - 3 6 N/A 6 8 N/A
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY - 3 6 8 6 ↑9 10
beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD→Present - 3 6 8 ↑7 9 10
beatmania IIDX 9th style CS 2 3 6 6 6 7+ 7+
beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST 2 3 6 8 7 9 10

※ Denotes chart has been revised from the older BEGINNER chart (total notes: 207).