5 April 2011

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This song is off the Switched-On Lotus album that Mr. Hirasawa dedicated to several transexual/transgender Thai friends who passed away. Lotuses have long served as symbols of purity, beauty, strength, and spiritual growth. But what about the "Switched-On" part? The background of the title is actually pretty interesting. )

The other thing that's cool about "Switched-On Lotus" is how this is one of (at least) three songs Mr. Hirasawa wrote that use lotus flowers as a motif. So I kind of think of this song as part of a set with the songs "Lotus" and "Rotation."

平沢進 - "Switched-On Lotus"
Japanese lyrics. )

Romaji lyrics. )

Hirasawa Susumu - "Switched-On Lotus"

My English translation. )