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  • Member: Valanne
  • Studio: Sakura Zuka Studios
  • Title: Blinded by Rainbows
  • Premiered: 2005-07-14
  • Categories:
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Rolling Stones, The Blinded by Rainbows
  • Anime:
  • Comments: Just a warning: this video contains several spoilers to both seasons, especially episodes 25 and 50. You know what I mean? ^^

    In this video I tried a totally different thing from my usual videos: instead of telling a story, or following a character through a chronological order, I decided to put images that could explain the lyrics. In other words, this video uses Full Metal Alchemist to tell what the song is trying to tell. No character profiles whatsoever.

    And now, the rainbows. It's really difficult to understand what rainbows truly are in this song, and here's my two cents: rainbows are the future, the progress we can achieve trhough techonology and science. But doing so, we always forget the negative implications of what we create. We study nuclear reactions to find new kind of energy, and still they use these researches to create bombs. It's obviously ridicolous to say that science is "guilty", but we always have to remember how science can be used for military purposes as well, and try not to be blinded by the wonderful results we are trying to see, not to be blinded by rainbows.

    So, in my video, rainbows are alchemy. Alchemy can do a lot of beautiful things (see the chorus), and both Ed and Roy love to use it, but they don't have to forget how alchemy can be used too: to kill innocent people, to destroy and slaughter.

    BLINDED BY RAINBOWS

    Did you ever feel the pain
    That He felt upon the cross?
    Did you ever feel the knife
    Tearing flesh that's oh so soft?
    Did you ever touch the night?
    Did you ever count the cost?
    Do you hide away the fear?
    Put down paradise as lost?

    Yeah you're blinded by rainbows
    Watching the wind blow
    Blinded by rainbows

    Do you dream at night?
    Do you sleep at night?
    I doubt it

    Did you ever feel the blast
    As the semtex bomb goes off?
    Do you ever hear the screams
    As the limbs are all torn off?
    Did you ever kiss the child
    Who just saw his father shot?
    Do you ever shed a tear
    As the war drags on and on?
    Do you ever touch the night?
    Or is it just another job?
    Do you fear the final hour?
    Put down paradise as lost?

    Yeah you're blinded by rainbows
    And faces in windows
    Blinded by rainbows

    Do you dream at night?
    Do you sleep at night?
    I doubt it

    Do you ever fear the night?
    Could it be the war is lost?
    Do you fear the final hour?
    Do you kneel before the cross?

    You're blinded by rainbows
    And watching the wind blow
    Blinded by rainbows

    Do you dream at night?
    Do you scream at night?
    Do you smell of fear?
    Is your conscience clear?
    Are you caked in sweat?
    Are your clothes all wet?
    Do you see the light?
    Is the end in sight?
    See the face of Christ?
    Enter paradise?

    I doubt it

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    A couple of notes:

    "Do you kneel before the cross?": that's the scene when Scar is about to kill Ed, and he says "I'll give a moment to pray your God", and Ed answers "Thanks for the gesture, but I don't believe".
    "The face of Christ": it's Al's soul in the distance, still behind the gate.

    Feedback is always appreciated.

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