Mazohyst Of Decadence

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a woman getting an abortion, but is from the viewpoint of the fetus. The song and the video are pretty gruesome. The music video was deemed too graphic by Japanese censors.
  • The song's title contains an intentional misspelling of the word "masochist," which is censored in Japanese media.
  • Dir en grey are a Japanese band. The lyrics, "Boku wa aisaretai/boku wa umaretai/kono botai no naka mitsumete" translate to "I want to be loved/I want to be born/Staring at the inside of the mother's body."
  • This song contains the use of a sitar. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Beau - Phoenix, AZ, for all above

Comments: 1

  • Sarah from Hixson, TnThe lyrics of this song touch on the growing issue of abortion in Japan. It is believed that Japan has one of the highest abortion rates in the world.
    In the video you see the woman talking with the doctor about the abortion and she begins to laugh. I believe this is supposed to show the fact that abortion is not taken seriously enough in Japan.
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