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If I understand this correctly, "Frozen Beach" was released by P-Model in 1984 and again in 1989, then covered by Mr. Hirasawa on his first solo album in 1989, and subsequently remixed by P-Model in 1995. O_o What a song. My favorite is the super-techno version from Scuba Recycle in 1995. This song made me realize that--like in "Venus" or maybe "Mermaid Song"--Hirasawa really does use the motif of drowning/being submerged in water as the way to meet with "you" again fairly often. Interesting.


P-Model - "Frozen Beach"

Japanese lyrics )


Romaji lyrics )


P-Model - "Frozen Beach"

My rough English translation. )
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Since I keep talking about it, I thought I'd post this song, too. This is my ultimate favorite in the "Weird Sort-of Love Songs...IN SPACE!" category. I mean, just listen to that glorious guitar. And those beautiful, gentle vocals. And the lyrics. The lyrics, man. As always, I can't do them justice.

平沢進 - "VENUS"

Japanese lyrics. )


Romaji lyrics. )


Hirasawa Susumu - "Venus"
My English translation. )


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