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2013/10/25

The person telling (singing) the story begins by talking about how lonely he is of the night life, i.e. the bars, the neon lights, picking up women for one night stands.  What had caused this ?

The woman he had been in love with had basically controlled the relationship.  Her Zodiac sign had been Scorpio.  Scorpion women are very sexual, very sensual beings and they can exhibit an almost hypnotic power over men.  

The man was totally in love with the woman.  However, something happened (never clearly explained in the lyrics) to cause the relationship to go bad.  It would seem that the man tried to keep it going, but it turned into a one way love on the part of the man.  
Ultimately the woman left him.  The man found himself alone with a broken heart.

Now, let's look at some of the vocabulary included in the song lyrics which help to set the anguished tone of the story.  The words listed here are in the order in which they appear in the lyrics:                                 (V.C)



お役立ち英会話表現 その188
i.e.            すなわち (that is)の略
pick up women                女をひっかける
zodiac sign                  星座
Scorpio                さそり座
sensual beings               官能的な存在
hypnotic power               催眠にかける力
one way love                 片思い
ultimately                   最後には(finally)
anguished tone               苦悩に満ちた様子

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