Utada Hikaru Quotes

And it was then that I realized wow, I’m able to write lyrics and sing and stuff like that.

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The thing is, in English I’m able to write the lyrics as I’m making the song, once I’m done with the melody.

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And also, I think Japan places great value on the lyrics.

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The Japanese version comes with a translation, but that’s different from the lyrics, so people could look things up and find a translation of their own if they’re interested.

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Sort of like, I have to make the Japanese lyrics really deep.

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In English, the sounds and melodies I created were an inspiration to me, and words came to me as I explored the sounds, and from there I was able expand on the meaning.

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I just want people to see that I do my own stuff, that I’m not stupid, and I can make fun of myself.

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I’m not like a gorgeous bombshell or anything like that.

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I squeeze oranges every morning to make juice.

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There really aren’t any completely Asian people singing right now.

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The world is in motion, as it seems.

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I can never really enjoy being famous.

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People do ask me if I think I can make it in the States.

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I’ve been missing Japanese literature so much of late.

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Since I was doing all of it myself, I had to decide where I wanted to go with the songs, how to proceed with the chords, if the sound was alright, and all that detail on my own.

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When people ask me exactly how much time I spend in each country, I always tell them I have no idea.

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In Japan, people don’t really sing about sexual content.

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I figure no matter how old you are, it’s always going to be your first marriage and no life experience is going to make you a better judge of who you should marry.

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For cubic U I didn’t know how it all got started at all.

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Actually, the fun part was not knowing what the heck I was going to be doing.

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It’s just that, when I’m in Japan I could foretell to a certain degree what would be accepted, so I certainly don’t come up with any crazy arrangements.

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But in Japanese, there’s actually not much of a relationship between the music and the words.

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For the version of this CD released in Japan, a translation of the English lyrics is included, but there are lots of places where meanings are lost in the process of translation.

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