It was in August when Plyasm gave me a cover request for “Binary Star” from Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu/Legend of the Galactic Heroes, but I only got around to it a few weeks ago. Figured there’s no better time to post this than on his birthday! Thanks, Ply, for recommending a wonderful song, and another big thanks to Yomu for audio-mixing.
I was a little embarrassed about putting this cover up, because I don’t think I sang it particularly well. Despite how my voice wavered and popped, Yomu managed to somehow make it work. ❤ I had fun disturbing my family by singing late at night, so I hope my cover entertains you!
The only pet peeve I really had about the song is how the lyrics are accentuated weirdly. “You know blood is thicker than water” is just plain odd. But Benjamin & mpi get points for good grammar throughout! Even though I believe “all who enters her dies” should be “all who enter her die.” I wish I had the chance to watch Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu myself, but alas, I didn’t. Aside from praising Hiroyuki Sawano’s soundtracks, I cannot say anything about the series.
As for a birthday message…I’m going to cheat and borrow the song’s beautifully cathartic chorus:
For the candles in the darkness
Burning up the sorrow
There’s no end to sadness
We didn’t learn
For the broken-hearted people
Diamonds now surround us
So out of our mind
Leave the past behind
To Ply and all the lovely candles in the darkness reading this, I wish you the best with exams, paper-writing, work, job interviews, break-ups, anxiety, or anything else dreary that ambushes during these cold November days. I have no idea what “diamonds now surround us” means, but it’s such a beautiful line. Perhaps diamonds are broken-hearted people’s tears after they harden.
Happy birthday, Ply; may diamonds now surround you! Couldn’t bake you a proper cake, so I’ve stolen Sunakawa-kun’s cake instead (below). Come back to your blog soon?