The Ohtori Promise

A juxtaposition of When in Rome’s lyrics and the multiple layers of subtext in the Utena anime.

Made especially for my boyfriend Tonbo to capture the true spirit of this TV show. While this video is nice and somewhat bland (“a bit boring” even), if you know the context of the scenes (i.e. you’ve seen ALL 39 episodes), and listen to the lyrics, I hope you cringe. 😉

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The Promise

The Promise : SONG>

When in Rome : ARTIST>

Utena : ANIME>

October, 1999 : DATE

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LYRICS:

If you need a friend, don’t look to a stranger,
You know in the end, I’ll always be there.
But when you’re in doubt, and when you’re in danger,
Take a look all around, and I’ll be there.

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say.
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be.
But if you’ll wait around awhile, I’ll make you fall for me,
I promise you, I promise you I will.

When your day is through, and so is your temper,
You know what to do, I’m gonna always be there.
Sometimes if I shout, it’s not what’s intended.
These words just come out, with no gripe to bear.

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say.
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be.
But if you’ll wait around awhile, I’ll make you fall for me,
I promise you, I promise you…

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say.
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be.
And if I had to walk the world, I’d make you fall for me,
I promise you, I promise you I will.

I gotta tell you, I gotta tell you, I need to tell you…

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say.
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be.
But if you’ll wait around awhile, I’ll make you fall for me,
I promise you, I promise you…

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say.
I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be.
And if I had to walk the world, I’d make you fall for me,
I promise you, I promise you I will. I will. I will.


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