DOGS (English Lyrics)

Lyrics by: FlyByVictory. Please credit him if you use~

[I obtained permission to post his lyrics on my blog, do not re-post elsewhere]

One day, a new phone arrived
Six months, though, hadn’t even gone by
But the design is just,-too,-good to pass up

Ah well, I’m so tired of this, see?
Hey, can’t you tell?, The,-paint’s-already peeling
Guess-I-better go out, and, buy,-a new one!

It seems that some new feature had been added, to it
Although, its function is something I still don’t, get one bit
They’re flying off the shelves, there’s not a single one left in sight
So, if they sell this well, you know it would be a, mistake not to buy one, right?!

Don’t you know? Their motives alone, won’t guarantee success
We’re,-marionettes,-wrapped-in-strings,-all,-made-to,-keep,-danc-ing
Hands and feet, can’t run or retreat,
Bound by the lies they tell
We got to, decide for ourselves

Lost in the arms of all-their-fans, a famous artist
Always in first,-but-it ain’t a contest….. right? (yeah right)

Once more, they put out-another
An-amazing,-hit-single cover
Al,-though, if they weren’t well known, then, who’d care at all? (lol)

Before this person finally reached the point, where they are now
I had decided to go and check-what-they’re-about
But next, they’re suddenly ranked
Views jumped up again
So, if they can sell well, then,
Should everyone just jump onto the bandwagon? (lol)

Me?-is-it-you?-And-everyone, too?
We’re-all-the-same, that’s the truth
Just scream out-and shout, it is pride for this group that has chained, you down
These dumb things, they advocate for
Just-screws-it-up, even more
At least, get, ahold, of yourself

Just simple dogs
Who only bark back
That’s all we know
Ain’t it sad?

They keep on waiting for a treat
Without-ever,-questioning

Take off the collar, you put on yourself
Don’t-just follow everyone else

Come on, try to find it yourself!
Come on, you can do it as well!

Who really cares, if it’s what you need?!
To-be part of each-”new”-thing?!

This leash, they follow,-binding them like dogs, they chase, all the, trends

Take off the collar, you put on yourself
Don’t-just follow everyone else

Come on,-try,-to find it yourself!
Come on,-you,-can do it as well!

Come on,-just, decide for yourselves!

(Can’t even smell, a good enough treat)
(These obedient dogs, continued on, barking) x2

 

Persecution Complex Cellphone Girl (lol) (English Lyrics)

Lyrics by: FlyByVictory. Please credit him if you use~

[I obtained permission to post his lyrics on my blog, do not re-post elsewhere]

[How unforgivable]

Look at this guy here
He was only showing off so
All their desires
It was, pretty crystal clear though
See who is lying to me
And those who say things truly
An enigmatic, cellphone, you see?

What is my target?
Which composer that I’m taking?
Sweet talking ladies
Turn them into little playthings
Hearts that have fallen in love
Are just crushed up
As they play once more, again again, back to myself

And so I’ve loved and longed before, can’t you see?

[Can you tell me why?]

Girl in delusion, sees time, just walking right by
Still occupied with, justice, in her own eyes
Self and the victim, so blind, to her own faults-
Egotistical and bullshit in what they stand for, right?

“I’m not that bad, you don’t want-a me
It was his fault, why can’t you see?”

So, guess I knew it, he was just another liar
“Well, you can’t trust him. It’s the same with every guy there.”
Still, I don’t answer aloud, I only keep to myself
But I would say they’re
“Stupid, stupid”

And so the phone, here rings again, with all these insults that won’t end,
And if they seem just like a star, you know they really aren’t
It’s deceivingly tempting, so go on and call me
The innocence of girls in love, made into easy prey, you see

Girl in delusion, sees time, just walking right by
Unnerving cellphone, I hold, I wonder why?
Self and the morals, still blind, to her own faults-
Egotistical and bullshit in what they stand for, right?

Truth and acceptance, both blind, with full addiction
Sees all the mistakes, in her, search for who’s “it”
Hide and go seeking, our game
So now then, who could it be, the one who’s still lying, after all of this

Are you done?
No, not quite yet.
Ah
You’re found out
And you’re all alone, this is it…now!

[How unforgivable]

Girl in delusion, sees time, just walking right by
Still occupied with, justice, in her own eyes
Self and the victim, so blind, to her own faults-
Egotistical and bullshit in what they stand for, right?

Lie searching cellphone, goes off, just one more time, now
“Who could it be, then?” Tension, let’s bring it up!
Notification, mayhem!
But still it’s not me, why can’t you see, that I’m still a victim in the end?

What a liar, why don’t you just die?
See you later
Bye bye

February: Last Entry

Happy second month of the year! Here’s my most recent cover (Dear You) if you haven’t seen it.

Ok, now that you’ve checked that out, back to business. You’re probably looking at the title of this post and wondering why I named it that. Well, the truth is, after doing these blog entries for half a year, I’ve decided to stop doing monthly blogs and move onto something new. I’m experimenting and trying different things to see what works best and what doesn’t work. Thanks to everyone who reads my posts, I hope you enjoyed reading them! (: These blog entries will still remain available for anyone to read, but no more new monthly blog entries will be written. I will still continue to post lyrics and all that jazz here, so don’t worry. (Who knows, something better might happen later, I’m still working out the details).

A part of me embraces the freedom I have as a hobbyist cover artist. I work hard, but I don’t have to adhere to strict schedules or quotas like some people I know do. I have high respect for their dedication and skill, don’t get me wrong. I just can’t force myself to do something if I no longer see the purpose or if what motivated me no longer does. Which is why being true to yourself and enjoying and feeling passionate about what you do is super important. And sometimes, a break is just nice to have in order to recharge and come back with something even greater. It’s incredible how far hobbyist cover artists have advanced through the years, is it even possible to keep up? (lol). I’ll just keep doing me ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ Please continue to root for me.

Some notable things that happened this month is that big collab I’ve been gushing about since who-knows-how-long, and it’s Blessing!

And the collab tutorial I gave a short comment on last month is also available here if you have yet to see it or somehow missed it.

Anime & Games

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me cry-tweeting about Undertale. I’ve played through the neutral run and the true pacifist run and had a great time. Currently going through the genocide run and I don’t know what to expect! And to conclude, the rest will play itself out 😉

Blessing (English Lyrics)

Lyrics by: FlyByVictory. Please credit him if you use~

Credits: http://bit.ly/210oL19

[I obtained permission to post his lyrics on my blog, do not re-post elsewhere]

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings  for your everyday
Keep on facing forwards till the very end of each day

With these tags that just keep adding on, even if you take them off
And a sense of worth unfairly made, when you’re ranked without a thought

But we can’t base people off of those,-you-know-that’s-not how real life goes
In these hands, the words want to fly out,-we’ll keep them tightly closed

Oh, it’s time to get up
Before the world starts to turn off the lights
Oh it’s time to get up
You gotta make your own path shine!

Hey now, could you look this way? -You see something there,-right?
Your greatest ally,-that’s-been-here,-for-you,-all-this-time
That is the proof that you are still alive

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Even if the world should end tomorrow, we’ll always say
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Keep on facing forwards till the very end of each day

Hip hip hooray
And from today to the next
Hip hip hooray
We hope you’re happy and blessed

-Hey,-don’t-you-know it ain’t an easy act, turning zero into one
Like important things, it’s just a fact, they cannot be seen or touched

And unhappiness will always stay,-if-you’re-sad,-and you’ve lost your way
There’s a birthday each and every day, it’s fine to celebrate

Oh, stand up, take action
Through all of this mud, here, surrounding you
Oh, stand up, take action
You’ll be the flower that will bloom!

Hey now, could you, just-place your hand, here,-on top of mine?
Well, can you feel the warmth that had-been hidden-inside?
That is the proof that you are still alive

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Hey-,it doesn’t matter if this line sounds pretty cliche
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Thank you very much for being born, we all wish to say

Hip hip hooray
And from today to the next
Hip hip hooray
We hope you’re happy and blessed

Hey, hey, come and look,-Look,-right-this-way!

Rock it out, any way you want
Like this, like this, yeah! [Go wild]
A cappella,-it, any way you want
Like this, like this, yeah! [Harmonies optional]
Play the game, any way you want
[Make up stuff]
Just,-dance around, any way you want
Da, da, da, da, da!

-So-keep eating well
And sleeping well
And playing well
And learning well
Speak free as well
Fight your-battles-well
Having just a normal everyday!

-Even-if,–you, can’t cry
Even-if,–you, can’t laugh
Even-if,–you, can’t sing
-Or-can’t–do, anything
Even-if,–you, can’t love
-Even-if,–you,-are,-not loved
-Even-if-so, please keep living on!

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Even if the world should end tomorrow, we’ll always say
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Keep on facing forwards till the very end of each day

If you’re alive
That person there might turn-around
If you’re alive
You might win the lottery-as-well
If you’re alive
Something,-brand-new-might,-be starting, right-now
All for the sake, of-living on!

It’s fine to pout
Interrupt-a-thought
Exaggerate-a-lot
Make-a’-bit-of-small-talk
Be obsessed with what-ya-want

And-from next week on
And next month
And next year
And next life
Celebrate our time!

Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Hey-,it doesn’t matter if this line sounds pretty cliche
Blessings for your birthday
Blessings for your everyday
Thank you very much for being born, we all wish to say

Hip hip hooray
And from today to the next
Hip hip hooray
We hope you’re happy and blessed

Hip hip hooray
And from today to the next
Hip hip hooray
We hope you find happiness

Hip hip hooray

 

January: Return of Japanese Covers

First of all, happy new year and I hope you’re having a productive 2016.

Does anyone still bother to make new years resolutions? I figured there was no point because it all becomes a pretense to inevitably failing and disappointing yourself. Not to say that having goals is bad, but new years resolutions are notorious for failing even when the person is highly determined. This could be because we set the goal too high or maybe it was something we were only half hearted about. So…let’s do it differently and continue to work and improve by challenging yourself but not be demanding. It sounds harder than it actually is, so don’t worry about it.

This month, Dream Fireworks and Hello, Shooting-star was released and both were in Japanese (I’m surprised too)!

The last time I did a Japanese cover was back in May 2015 with Moonlight Embellishment Girl. I’m still fond of that cover because I can relate to it and the beat is so groovy.

Hello, Shooting-star is my first ever solo collaboration with an instrumentalist. I sing to instrumentals all the time, but this cover was a team effort and lots of fun. Fun fact: Moonlight Sonata’s 虚言NEUROSE was also a collaboration with an instrumentalist, Wasdiop, who created the instrumental!

February will probably be tutorial month. I’ve been cooperating with Flyby on a tutorial about writing translyrics. There will be two different tutorials and it features me awkwardly talking/reading, ahaha. I’m still more comfortable singing than talking into a mic. But the tutorials will be around 7-10 minutes in length each and features awesome stickman illustrations and animations done by yours truly (i.e. don’t expect fancy smancy animation magic… but, you should be entertained). And I’m considering releasing the bloopers too because I like to make fun of myself and I get off track and start laughing randomly. I will also write a blog post to accompany the tutorials here so look out for those too.

Here’s a little preview of what it will look like:

collab-tut-preview

Speaking of cooperating with other people, there *should* also be two collabs coming out in February as well! They are still in the process of being worked on. One of them is something I personally organized for a few months and it features many other singers you’re probably familiar with (yes, I get excited just talking about this mystery cover and it’s the same project I alluded to in my November post). Don’t worry, I will notify you all when it goes live, but it will be AMAZING. Trust me. I feel tempted to write about my experience and give some backstage exclusive content in a blog post in the future, if anyone is seriously interested. (Let me know in the comments!)

The other chorus is something I will feature in and that will be great too. I am sweating over the fact that there’s a lot to juggle this month and next month, so please send me your support and patience ;__;

To the SoundCloud listeners: SoundCloud has limited space and I will probably upload 4-5 more songs up there before I run out of space. At that point, I will probably stop uploading there because otherwise the older songs will be lost. I do have the option of using my FroggieSingerEXTRA account but that account is meant for outtakes and not-serious tracks, plus not everyone follows that account so it’ll be an inconvenience to SC users who follow the official account. I am debating about paying the monthly Pro subscription, but SoundCloud is expecting to switch their plans to a subscription-paid listening service later this year, so I don’t think it’s worth taking the risk. Sorry for the inconvenience! Hopefully this will get solved when SoundCloud makes their move. (Read more about their futures changes from Consequence of Sound and Stereo Gum).

Anime & Games

What’s on my past and current watch list? I recently watched One Punch Man, and Shiki. OPM was amazing, I thought it would be about classic shounen heroes and the power of friendship, but I was so glad I was wrong. I really enjoyed the allusions and parodies. Shiki was…psychological and philosophical to say the least. I can’t say I enjoyed it because after I watched the end, I wondered why I even bothered watching this series. There were also some weak points to the story and the characters hardly developed. But that’s just my opinion. I am currently watching My Love Story, Shirokuma Cafe, and Osomatsu-san! I’ve been in the mood for comedies and light hearted anime lately. If you ever have any recommendations, feel free to suggest something!

December: The End of 2015

Hello all, welcome back to my monthly blogs! I hope you had an eventful swag filled day.

korra swag.gif

December is a really busy time of the year… with finals, Christmas and holidays, and the hype for the new year. It makes me feel so tired I just want to curl up in my bed and talk a long nap, but who’s got time for that right now?

It’s time to do a Froggie Flashback! This month I released two new covers. The first one is Streaming Heart. It’s a kick ass breakup song that gives you power.
╭( ・ㅂ・)و ))) It won’t give you wings though, you’d have to drink Red Bull for that.

And the second release is Snow Fairy Story, which I thought would be great this holiday season. The song was also made for Snow Miku 2015. (Shhhhh I know the Snow Miku 2016 design already came out, but it’s still 2015 right now). The flowers you see are Lilies of the Valley, and they mean “the return of happiness”. It’s such a thoughtful design ε=(。♡ˇд ˇ♡。)

snowmiku2015

I’ve also been pretty active on FaceBook and made a year end post on there as well. It features an improvement meme and pep talk so make sure you go over there and read it. Here’s a taste of what’s there.

frog fb improvement post screenie

I still have a backlog of half finished covers to do, and yes, there are some song requests in there as well. I’ll do my best to get through them all, but you’ll have to be patient with me.

I mentioned at the end of my November blog post that I was excited to see the end of 2015 and I would tell you guys why. It’ll get a bit personal here, but 2015 hasn’t been so good to me health wise. This year I suffered through some pretty horrible things, though nothing life threatening. I remember getting my wisdom tooth extracted earlier in the year and then it later got an infection which also gave me cold symptoms. Then I caught a cold for real and singing became difficult. Later on I contracted stomach issues, and it was not fun. It was the worst year for me in terms of health. I really hope 2016 will be much better.

Personally, I liked 2014 more than 2015 because I felt like I had more freedom and I didn’t feel so self conscious. I was also busier this year so I miss being more active. I don’t see myself as popular at all, but I do acknowledge that life changes a bit when you get some popularity. I badly want to say I don’t care, but that’s not true. A part of me feels a bit excited at the idea and another part of me feels terrified. I don’t need or want to be consumed by it, but a part of me wonders if it’s necessary. Right now, I know I won’t ever feel satisfied, but I do feel content. Is that even possible?

Let’s all top both 2014 and 2015 with the new year. For everything you wish you could have done differently, do so in the coming year.

Stay safe and I’ll see you in 2016!