Animadversion

Blue Gender - Marlene

 

I don’t believe anyone will search for the word Animadversion. Even so, there’s a story to be told here. I’ve recently been watching a lot of Anime on KissAnime. I found this show called Blue Gender where the world is a pre-apocalyptic mess where huge mutant insects called the Blue rule the world. In this song, a lover is attempting to reach out one more time to another who constantly criticizes every action the lover does. The only solution or escape seems to be alcohol – which it is obvious that alcohol never is a good solution and the escape is only temporary. But for one last attempt at a happy memory, before the mutant insects come in, they put aside those conflicts and try to create one more happy memory on the roller rink.

Below is an english transcript of the dialogue from the show which inspired this song. What it truly means to feel alive when you could become some predator’s prey.

Yuji: You were in love with Joey, weren’t you?

Marlene: Love?

Yuji: I mean. Otherwise you wouldn’t have…

* cuts to a love scene *

Yuji: I saw you, the other night, Marlene. Just the two of you, Joey and you.

Marlene: So, what about it?

Yuji: Huh?

Marlene: I was only acting the way I felt like acting at the time. I had no special feelings.

Yuji: You can’t… that would mean…!

Marlene: By tomorrow, no, like this, it could be only several seconds, this body could become just a lump of flesh. What is wrong with trying to feel alive with this body?

Yuji: W-well that’s… even so…

Marlene: Don’t think too much about the unnecessary.

With that said, here are the lyrics to Animadversion.

Pick up your blades or skates just as you picked your poison for this eve
Drown your sorrows under the waves of a forgotten sound
Until there’s nothing left there
Until it’s dead quiet and still

Been drinking since the beginning of time
It’s inception was noon today
All Thanks to your morning animadversion

So put on your blades or skates and meet me out in the center of the rink
Smile for this moment I want you to pretend that you’re happy
Until I see there’s nothing left there
Until you’re dead quiet and still

Been drinking since the beginning of time
It’s inception was noon today
All Thanks to your morning animadversion

I’m not looking for love right now
I’m just hoping you can make me feel alive one last time
Before the flood of termites come crawling in
Before they devour what’s around us
Before they destroy me, you, and them

Darling, get your filthy post off my wall
And get your filthy hands onto me