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Yoko Kanno's, "Rise"
The Misheard Lyrics:
I am a soldier burnt to stand
In this waking Hell I am
Needless in more then they can compute
Pray myself we don't forget
Life opprayed and opprayed
Please give me the strength to fill her tomb.
The Real Lyrics:
I am a soldier born to stand
In this waking Hell I am
Witnessing more then I can compute
Pray to myself that we don't forget
Lies, betrayed and the opressed
Please give me the strength to be the truth.
The Story: I sat there for five minutes going 'This really sounds weird' before I looked up the lyrics. I was extremely surprised at what I found, I kept going 'Oh, that's actually English...' And 'that doesn't look like Japanese... Is that Russian?' I think in the end, I ended up even more confused. - Submitted by: Lindsey
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