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The title of the song is a kind of joke/proverb. For instance, many rock bands that are well past their prime continue to be "Big in Japan" long after they cannot draw a large audience in the UK or US. However, this song is mostly about a couple, who tries to get off a heroin addiction. The lead signer Marian Gold explains this this way: "I must admit the only ones who understood the meaning of the song… read more

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Winter's cityside
Crystal bits of snowflakes
All around my head and in the wind
I had no illusions
That I'd ever find a glimpse
Of summer's heatwaves…

Alphaville - Big In Japan Lyrics

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