SEIKO OOMORI – DOGMA MAGMA (2017)

lyrics and music by SEIKO OOMORI

I was recommended Oomori by a few friends and I finally took the time to check her out and I’m very impressed by her aesthetic. This song is the title track off of 

kitixxxgaia, which I highly advise you to check out if you can. A lot of people have compared her to Togawa, which I can see.

Translation and notes under the cut:

Once upon a time
There were men and women and more
Once upon a time
There was black and white and yellow and more
And even though since once upon a time
There have been YES and NO and more
Always, every time
Anything more becomes like it never existed

When I open up my eyes
I’m Japanese
And though I’m a god
If I don’t put on my makeup
I can’t go outside
With this unwieldy body
The revolution is underway
What are you gonna do for me?

Turning my heart into one thing?
Fuck YOU
Because I’m saying fuck to ALL of you
This is a ‘war’
And with all the pieces of my heart
I LOVE YOU
And because I can’t LOVE you ALL
I’ll collect as many I LOVE YOUs as I can
And become a GOD

Dogma, magma, dogma
Dogma, magma, dogma
Dogra, madra (1), karma 
Dogma, magma, dogma

A GOD that can’t go outside

You don’t get to tell me
That there’s no point in my living
Quickly, AMEN
You don’t even know I’m God
AMEN AMEN
Quickly, AMEN

I don’t want to get married
And I’m satisfied, don’t be worried
Every time you make a system
You commit the sin of having made a minority too

A Japanese with dead eyes
In a society where the more you die the more you can live
Even if I’m a bitch or a piece of shit
I want to change the world

And hey
You’re already dead, too

And even on nights when the world seems to have ended
Looking back, indeed the world did end (2)
Think! Feel! TOUCH MY YES
Your world and my world,
Those are the only things that aren’t worthless
Anyone can become GOD

Turning my heart into one thing?
Fuck YOU
Because I’m saying fuck to ALL of you
This is a ‘war’
And with all the pieces of my heart
I LOVE YOU
And because I can’t LOVE you ALL
I’ll take a stance to collect
As many I LOVE YOUs as I can

And even on nights when the world seems to have ended
Looking back, indeed the world did end
Think! Feel! TOUCH MY YES
In your world and in my world,
You’re the only thing that’s not nothing
A GOD that resembles no one else

A GOD that anyone can become


1: This is the name of a mystery/horror novel written in the 1935 by Kyusaku Yumeno, revolving around a young man who wakes up with amnesia in an insane asylum and is told he has committed a heinous crime. It has not been translated into English, but reviews and summaries describe it as a ‘mindfuck’ that explores the relationships between inmates, psychiatrists, and victims.

2: This line is nigh-incomprehensible in the original Japanese, so I need to thank a few Japanese bloggers for writing long entries on how they interpreted it, because I don’t think I would have cracked it otherwise.

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