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Art of Life is an album released by X Japan on August 28, 1993. It consists of only one song of the same name, which is nearly 29 minutes long, and was written and composed by Yoshiki Hayashi. The heavily orchestrated piece (recorded with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) is partly based on Schubert's unfinished Symphony No. 8 and comprises several passages of varying speed and instrumentation, including eight minutes performed solely on piano. It was rarely played live, an… read more

Lyrics

Desert Rose
Why do you live alone
If you are sad
I'll make you leave this life

X Japan - ART OF LIFE Lyrics

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  • One of the most beautiful things in the world. [3]
  • One of the most beautiful things in the world. [2]
  • One of the most beautiful things in the world.
  • Possibly the best song in the whole universe.
  • When life is unbearable, I always listen to this song and want to live
  • Epic Masterpiece ! [90]
  • i'm still in a love-hate relationship with the piano solo a decade later.
  • "This is how I interpret the song. The first half of the song, the person wants to die because the person he loves rejected him. The "Desert Rose" is the person's heart. The woman's voice is a personification of the depressed man's heart. The second part of the song, the piano solo, the man tries to die. In the beginning, he is unsure, but his heart beat becomes faster (when the piano starts getting faster) and attempts suicide (the piano goes crazy). Still, the piano continues but softer (he's still alive). Finally the piano stops and the orchestra comes through (meaning he was saved). The final part, he realizes he can live life. He still feels depressed and sad, but he is confident of picking up the pieces. [3]" that's is a great POV
  • This is how I interpret the song. The first half of the song, the person wants to die because the person he loves rejected him. The "Desert Rose" is the person's heart. The woman's voice is a personification of the depressed man's heart. The second part of the song, the piano solo, the man tries to die. In the beginning, he is unsure, but his heart beat becomes faster (when the piano starts getting faster) and attempts suicide (the piano goes crazy). Still, the piano continues but softer (he's still alive). Finally the piano stops and the orchestra comes through (meaning he was saved). The final part, he realizes he can live life. He still feels depressed and sad, but he is confident of picking up the pieces. [2]
  • Without a doubt one of the greatest musical experiences of my life

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