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02-10-11, 3:30 PM

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Compare the lyrics of Queensryche's Jet City Woman and U&I from episode 20.

Queensryche, from Darklyrics.com said:
Every time I leave
You say you won't be there.
And you're always there.
Every time I cry your name at night,
you pull close and say it's alright.
I look in your eyes, just like the rain.
Washing me, rain wash over me.
Touching your face, I feel the heat
of your heartbeat echo in my head like a scream.
What you do to me!
Waited so long I can't wait another day without you.

Jet City Woman.
It's a long way, home to my
Jet City Woman.
I see her face everywhere, can't get her out of my mind.

Whenever I'm alone I'm thinking,
there's a part missing from my life.
Wonder where I'd be without your love
holding me together now I'm
watching the time tick, tick away.
Face grows longer every day.
Fortunes are lost on the women I've seen
but without you I can't breathe!
You're the air to me!
Waited so long, I'm all alone thinking about you.

Jet City Woman.
Got to find my way home to her.
Jet City Woman.
I see her face everywhere I look!
Jet City Woman.
Just a thousand miles and I'll be there
Jet City Woman, to make the clouds go away.
Time for some blue sky!

Waited so long now the plane's delayed
and hour, reminds me of all our days apart.
Hold on, just a little longer.

Jet City Woman.
Wonder where I'd be, you're the air to me.
Jet City Woman.
Eyes like the rain, rain down on me.
Jet City Woman.
No more nights alone I'm almost home now.
Jet City Woman.
Close my eyes, I'm there in my Jet City.



K-ON!!, translated by sweetslyrics.com said:
If you're not around I can't do anything
I long for the taste of your cooking
So when you get back home
I'm gonna glomp you with a great big smile

If you're not around I couldn't take it anymore
I long for the sound of your voice
Just being able to see you smile that means everything to me

Simply by being together you've always given me strength
I wanna be with you forever and a day
I wanna tell you that this is how I feel

Whether under the sun or under the rain
You were always there when I needed you
Whenever I close my eyes I could see your smile shining bright

If you're not around I wouldn't know what to do
Where's the sugar and soy sauce?
And I was hoping that I could surprise you
When you come home

I think I've been spoiled too much by you
Because you're too good to me
Getting all the things from you I can't possibly return the favor

All along I had taken your existence for granted
And I thought we would always, always be together
As the days go by

Sorry that I had just realized
That it really isn't the case

So I have to tell you these two words to begin with
"Thank you"

Can they go straight to your heart?
I'm not so sure of myself right now but
Please don't laugh, alright? Listen to me
'Cause I'm gonna put all my feelings into this song

I would like to give you every ounce of my gratitude
And send it to you through this song
This is a feeling I will never, ever forget

Dedicated to U


Am I the only one who noticed how similar these are? It's as if U&I was Yui's spin on Jet City Woman.

Opinions?
Modified by Effercon, 02-11-11, 12:58 AM
 
#2
02-21-11, 7:15 PM

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The lyrics really don't seem that similar to me.

Jet City Woman seems to be about wanting to go back home to your lover, but U&I is about Yui wanting to express her feelings of thanks to her sister.

But, it's hard to write a song about something that hasn't already been done, so it's not a big deal if they're similar anyways.
 
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