Random Song Wednesday! Hatsune Miku: Rolling Girl

To be completely honest this was fairly far down on my list initially of songs I planned to introduce in this new up and coming series.

I suppose it does further prove my point of entailing just how vast my musical tastes truly are, ha ha!

I guess it also may come as no surprise to some considering I have made a fair amount of anime/otaku related posts so far and claim for it to be one of my primary topics of discussion.

I do, however, only slightly dabble in the ways of the various Asian inspired music that exists whether that be K-Pop/Rock or Vocaloid productions.

For those of you who may not be aware of the world of Vocaloids, they are artificial personalities and performers who can on occasion even be projected as holograms during concerts and the like.

The voices themselves are usually completely unique and fabricated using a combination of methods. While, I am not typically a fan of modified voices usually, I feel that in this situation it’s interesting and fun to see what they can do vocally in some songs things that could not be achieved with “normal human” capabilities.

Many different Vocaloids have come into existence at this point but one of the first and more well know is Hatsune Miku! You can find her adorable persona all over the web, on various merchandise, marketing purposes, etc.

I truly do find this world fascinating for a number of reasons. One of her songs even include a description of the complexity that can exist in this very concept.

The song included in this post will always remain one of my favorites! Not only for being one of the first I was introduced to but because it really is just all around an incredible song both musically and lyrically.

“Rolling Girl,” as the title slightly hints at, is a song about a girl who has had an extremely rough life so far and has become accustomed to “rolling with the punches” as they say.

It is extremely deep and something I feel most of us can relate to in some way. The video itself I feel is very powerful and almost perfectly encapsulates the heart and feeling behind the piece.

(I have linked the Japanese version of the song with English subtitles included but versions of the song/video exist as well if you may find yourself interested. I always feel it is better first to hear any media in it’s original language first personally.)

Without further ado, I present to you…

Hatsune Miku: Rolling Girl

Rolling Girl always looked at unreachable dreams
Making a fuss if you got inside her head and disturbed, disturbed.

“No problem.” Was murmured, but weren’t those words lost?
Fail again, fail again.
After ending your search for mistakes, it spins again!

Once more, once more.
“I’ll also roll today,”
That girl says, that girl says,
Playing her words with meaning

“Are you better now?”
“It’s still a ways off, I still don’t see the point. I’m gonna stop my breathing, now.”

Rolling Girl is at the end of the ruins, beyond unreachable colors
Overlapping voices with voices and blending, blending.

“No problem.” Was murmured, but those words were lost.
How are you going to turn out good?
Even the hill tempting me is making mistakes now.

Once more, once more.
Somehow I’m rolling.
That girl said, That girl said
Repeating silent words with meaning

“Are you better now?”
“Just a bit more, and you’ll see something soon. I’m gonna stop my breathing, now.”

Once more, once more.
“I’ll also roll today,”
That girl says, that girl says,
Playing her words with a smile

“Are you better now? It’s okay now. Let’s go, you must be tired as well, right?”
I wanna stop my breathing, now.

I hope you enjoyed it!

“hatsune miku”by 夜の猫さま is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


16 thoughts on “Random Song Wednesday! Hatsune Miku: Rolling Girl

  1. I lied the video, I keep an open mind when it comes to music and lord knows I listen to all kinds. I don’t like everything by everyone but who does LOL. I’ll have to check more that you have posted.

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    1. This was actually only my second post in this “new series.” I literally love absolutely everything but country and realized I’ll never have enough time to talk about all the music/bands I love so this was my alternative for now! 😄

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      1. O wow, I didn’t even see that in the short time I was able to look over your posts so far, I’ll have to check that one out for sure!

        I mean being trans is always kind of a hard time no matter what. I hope he is able to be even a little more at peace with whatever he might currently be struggling with.

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      2. That’s sadly not something that can ever really be helped. Whether your dealing with personal relationships or society as a whole. 😢 I’m sure he’ll gain the strength to learn to not care as much eventually.

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      3. oh he’s getting to that point. but also has shall we say very BAD thoughts! He scares me sometimes adn I try talking with him adn at times I think I helped and then others I don’t feel I did at all.

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      4. As someone who has had very “bad thoughts” and still does on occasion even now, there truly is nothing anyone can do or say to make you feel better really….you just have to push through again and again.

        Trans people don’t have the highest rate of bad thoughts among any other group of people for nothing sadly. By all means if he ever needs someone who can at least somewhat relate and has no one else, sincerely reach out to me anytime!

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      5. O no I completely understand all that, email or another alternative would be more than fine if the occasion ever arose!

        One of the main reasons I started this blog in the first place was in the hopes of helping other trans people. 😊

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