Well, I gotta admit, this one surprised me.

As I do when starting any review on this site of a song I’ve never heard before, the first thing I did was pull up the lyrics, and the first thing I thought was “oh no, not again”.  I mean, we have three songs in a row – the first was about unrequited love, the second was about not wanting to break up, and the third… well… is about breaking up.  I’ll be frank, I’ve been extraordinarily depressed lately, and my first thought was “this’ll just make it worse, great”.  But I looked it up anyway.

The first thing that surprised me was the English rapping.  Huh?  Okay, though.  Tsunku was experimenting.  I’m not going to begrudge him that.  But the second thing that surprised me was that it was actually good.  Other than one of the girls really stretching for a high bit and not having a lot of vocal control, they actually harmonized really well, and it was really nice to listen to.  The song itself wasn’t really so much sad as contemplative.  It was pleasant to listen to, slow, melodic, methodical.

The video really wasn’t anything hugely special – no energetic dances, nothing really out of the ordinary for an early Morning Musume video, but it wasn’t bad either, it was just… an early Morning Musume video.

Was it great?  Nah.  But it was good.  I kinda liked it.  And I’m not even sure I could tell you why.  It just had a pleasant quality to it.

How’s about a Lone Star rating?

Music

4.0 out of 5.0 stars

It was well harmonized and pleasant.

Performance
3.0 out of 5.0 stars

They seemed to struggle a bit, but it was pretty good.

Lyrics

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

I’m not crying, you’re crying, damn onion ninjas.

Video

3.0 out of 5.0 stars

Let’s just dance a bit and show random clips of sad girls.

Total Lone Stars

4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Another one I liked and have no idea why.

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