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  • Member: purplepolecat
  • Title: Only Lain
  • Premiered: 2007-09-23
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Horror
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Nine Inch Nails Only
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  • Comments: I watched Lain for the first time earlier this year, and like most people I found it messed with my head. I thought it would be hard to find a song that expressed the many weird aspects of Lain, but then I listened to Only, which I had originally planned to use in a Perfect Blue AMV. The lyrics to Only are a much better match for Lain, and the persistent electrical throbbing in the song echoes Lain's theme of being engulfed by the pervasive technology of the wired world.

    Other themes are Lain's feeling of isolation from the "real" world and the people in it, including her family; escaping into an alternate world that quickly turns from comforting to threatening; being robbed of identity by a doppelganger; and the idea that reality is only real if people observe it.

    The first part of the video shows Lain logging on to her Navi and receiving the email that is the catalyst for the rest of the events in the series. I used more effects than usual in this part, because it was nto very exciting otherwise. It was all done with Premiere Pro, and boy did it crash a lot.

    The rest is a trip through the wired world, with as much lyric sync as I could cram in. Enjoy !

    NB : The encode is h264, if you can't play it just download VLC video player.

    Lyrics:

    I'm becoming less defined, as days go by
    Fading away, well you might say I'm losing focus
    Kind of drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself
    Sometimes, I think I can see right through myself
    Sometimes, I think I can see right through myself
    Sometimes, I can see right through myself

    Less concerned, about fitting into the world
    Your world that is, cause it doesn't really matter anymore
    (No, it doesn't really matter anymore)
    No, it doesn't really matter anymore
    None of this really matters anymore

    Yes, I am alone, but then again I always was
    As far back as I can tell, I think maybe it's because
    Because you were never really real to begin with
    I just made you up to hurt myself

    I just made you up to hurt myself
    Yeah, and I just made you up to hurt myself
    I just made you up to hurt myself
    Yeah, and I just made you up to hurt myself

    And it worked
    Yes it did!

    There is no you, there is only me
    There is no you, there is only me
    There is no fucking you, there is only me
    There is no fucking you, there is only me

    Only (x4)

    Well, the tiniest little dot caught my eye
    And it turned out to be a scab
    And I had this funny feeling
    Like I just knew it's something bad

    I just couldn't leave it alone
    I kept picking at that scab
    It was a doorway trying to seal itself shut
    But I climbed through

    Now I'm somewhere I am not supposed to be
    And I can see things I know I really shouldn't see
    And now I know why now, now I know why
    Things aren't as pretty on the inside

    There is no you, there is only me
    There is no you, there is only me
    There is no fucking you, there is only me
    There is no fucking you, there is only me

    Only (x8)

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