You Make Me Want To Be A Man (宇多田ヒカル)

You Make Me Want To Be A Man (宇多田ヒカル)

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You Make Me Want To Be A Man | 宇多田ヒカル (2005) ★★★★☆
“You Make Me Want To Be A Man” is the latest single from Hikki’s (宇多田ヒカル) English debut album “Exodus” which was released last year. Well, actually Hikki first released english album back in 1999 before the release of her Japanese debut album under the name of “Cubic U”

This single was released in UK last month to promote her debut English album. Apparently the album was released officially in UK a year after the US release. It contains three tracks and one music video clip.

I really wanna tell you something
This is just the way I am
I really wanna tell you something, but I can’t
You make me want to be a man
Arguments that have no meaning
This is just the way I am
You really wanna tell me something, but you can’t
You make me want to be a man

The thunder and the rain called you and you came
We didn’t need to say much to communicate
Now it’s different; 99% is misinterpreted

Every word you say finds a home in me
Nothing that anyone could ever say
Could hurt me like this
Baby please, don’t light that cigarette
Don’t light that cigarette

This track was not one my favorites on the “Exodus”, I wish they could release other track as a single instead, such as “Kremlin Dusk” , “Wonder ‘Bout”, or “About Me” but after I have listened to all tracks in this single, I am surprised! The “Bloodshy and Avant Mix” is simply incredible, it’s one of Hikki’s best remixes since “Distance (m-flo remix)” back in 2001! “Bloodshy and avant” really makes this song fly.

Hikki is one of the biggest selling artists in Japan, her Japanese debut album sold over 8 million copies in japan alone. Her music skill seems to improved significantly. It goes deeper and more complex every time. [shy]

  • What I considered special for this single is its promotional video. I am not sure if her husband is the director of that video but it could convey the meaning of the song quite perfectly. Imagine Utada Hikaru as a machine in “Ghost in the Shell” animation series. [ooo]

  • The song name makes me resume “I will make a man out of you” from Mulan OST. XD

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