Cosplay, コスプレ (December, 12月)

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Cosplay, the December track from Setsu, the album of 12 months, 12 tracks to celebrate life in Japan.

About this track:


{first verse}
Face as pure as freshly fallen snow flakes on my umbrella lace
Goose bumps underneath black petticoat above black knee-high stockings

Winter’s chill, it bites yet I endure it because
Fashion is my passion though
2 hours it takes to make my face this perfect
...but it’s totally worth it

I wear my uniform all week
At school I act like I’m a geek
But, oh, on Sunday: cosuplay

{second verse}
Takako, my friend, she’s しろ ろり to my gothic lolita
Monochrome in stereo & hand in hand we walk our small town

Shopping mall, 'Last Christmas' elevator tune
accompanies us as we walk
The おばあちゃん stare at us severely
wondering why we dress so weirdly

We wear our uniforms all week
At school I’m studious and meek
But, oh, on Sunday

{middle bit}
Some day I will lose my way
Harajuku streets, shops, crowds and noise
Somewhere where Takako and I mix with
ヴィジュアル系, ガングロ, punk - we all cosuplay

{third verse}
Photo flash, one day you’ll dress this way, through fashion show the world the real you
All おばあちゃん, salary men, office ladies, mums and kids and teachers too

We wear our uniforms all week
Though the world thinks we are geeks
Oh, on Sunday
Oh, on Sunday...


from Setsu | 節, released November 1, 2016
Track art credit: 'Hiroko' by Barbara Cortili via Flickr CC BY




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