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  1. And also, I think Japan places great value on the lyrics.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The world is in motion, as it seems.
  5. And it was then that I realized wow, I’m able to write lyrics and sing and stuff like that.
  6. When people ask me exactly how much time I spend in each country, I always tell them I have no idea.
  7. People do ask me if I think I can make it in the States.
  8. 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.
  9. I can never really enjoy being famous.
  10. But in Japanese, there’s actually not much of a relationship between the music and the words.
  11. It’s a fairly recent thing but I’ve become very fond of making drinks myself.
  12. I don’t like going to the gym because I don’t like being with people I don’t know in that intense environment.
  13. 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.
  14. I just want people to see that I do my own stuff, that I’m not stupid, and I can make fun of myself.
  15. I squeeze oranges every morning to make juice.
  16. I get strangely obsessed about the cleanliness of my house.
  17. Actually, the fun part was not knowing what the heck I was going to be doing.
  18. The same parts of my brain get as excited as when I study bio or read a novel and write a paper on it.
  19. 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.
  20. There really aren’t any completely Asian people singing right now.



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