Video Information


  • Member: shaister
  • Title: The Trouble
  • Premiered: 2007-04-26
  • Categories:
  • Song:
    • Leonard Cohen Famous Blue Raincoat
  • Anime:
  • Comments: Starring:
    Yasu (the bald drummer) as the letter writer (aka L. Cohen)
    Nana (the female guitarist) as Yasu's lover and bandmate (aka Jane)
    Ren (the male guitarist) as Yasu and Nana's former bandmate, who done stole Nana from Yasu

    Video quality: Probably won't make your eyes bleed
    Audio quality: Quite good
    Digital effects: Minimal
    Lip sync: None
    Every other kind of sync: Lots!

    Miscellaneous notes: Perhaps my favoritest song in the whole world, set to the beautiful animation of NANA. Uses footage from episodes 1-37, but there's nothing particularly spoilerific. Footage was collected and edited over the course of roughly a week.

    A little more background info if you've never seen the show and find the storyline hard to follow:
    In the anime, Nana and Ren were lovers in the past (before the first episode of the show), but separated when Ren decided to leave their band and head for Tokyo to help another band make their major debut. Ren doesn't really discuss this with Nana and just springs it on her shortly before he leaves. Nana decides not to follow him because she's a fiercely independent singer and feels that she would not be able to compete with the female singer of Ren's new band.

    Anyways, this is the general idea I had for the lyrics "That night that you planned to go clear"- when Ren decides to leave Nana, the band, and his hometown behind to pursue fame and fortune in Tokyo.

    The comments so far:
    * 2007-05-03 13:59:40 Trouble. Oh, trouble, move from me. I have seen your face, and it's too much, too much for me. The storytelling in your video was hard to follow.

    * 2007-05-01 20:37:50 the anime matches the song so well.. nicely done

    * 2007-04-28 12:51:16 this amv let a sensation of estraneity of reality

    * 2007-04-27 23:31:24 Boy, thank you for this video. Lenord Cohen is a poet. You are a video artist.

    It's four in the morning, the end of December
    I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
    New York is cold, but I like where I'm living
    There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening.

    I hear that you're building your little house deep in the desert
    You're living for nothing now, I hope you're keeping some kind of record.

    Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
    She said that you gave it to her
    That night that you planned to go clear
    Did you ever go clear?

    Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
    Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
    You'd been to the station to meet every train
    And you came home without Lili Marlene

    And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
    And when she came back she was nobody's wife.

    Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
    One more thin gypsy thief
    Well I see Jane's awake --

    She sends her regards.
    And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
    What can I possibly say?
    I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
    I'm glad you stood in my way.

    If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
    Your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free.

    Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
    I thought it was there for good so I never tried.

    And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
    She said that you gave it to her
    That night that you planned to go clear

    -- Sincerely, L. Cohen

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