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Taken from Wikipedia,
Monkey Majik is a rock band of Japan. The band consists of guitarists/vocalists Maynard and Blaise Plant, brothers who sing in Japanese and English; drummer Takuya “tax” Kikuchi (????, Kikuchi Takuya?); and bassist DICK. The Plant brothers originally hail from Canada. Though most of famous Japanese singers and bands live in Tokyo, they still live in Sendai which is about 350km away from Tokyo.
Their first release was an EP called TIRED, a self-financed release limited to 1,000 copies which was available at Tower Records in Sendai. Their first single was “fly” in 2006. It was a commercial success and was followed by their second single, “Around the World”, which peaked at number 4 in the Japanese Oricon top 200 singles chart.
The band is named after a song by Godiego called “Monkey Magic”. Maynard Plant, who speaks proficient Japanese, came to Japan in 1997 to teach English after graduating from Queen’s University where he was president of the Alma Mater Society. Blaise was a solo musician in Canada before he moved to Japan in 2000.
- TIRED May 13, 2002
- SPADE September 24, 2003
- Lily February 9, 2005
- Get Started April 13, 2005
- PREMIUM BOX July, 2005
- eastview September 21, 2005
- BEST 2000 – 2005 March 8, 2006
- thank you May 24, 2006
- Sora wa Maru de (?????, Sora wa Maru de?) July 25, 2007
- fly January 18, 2006
- Around The World February 22, 2006 Tie-up with TV drama Saiyu-ki. 62nd highest selling single of 2006 (in Japan) with 164,299 copies sold
- Futari (???, Futari
?) October 4, 2006 Featured song for the film “Yoru no pikunikku” (???????, Yoru no pikunikku”?)
- Picture Perfect February 7, 2007 Collaboration with m-flo
- Sotsugyo-, soshite mirai e.
(??????????, Sotsugyo-, soshite mirai e.
?) March 14, 2007 Collaboration with SEAMO
- Change April 25, 2007 Collaboration with Yoshida Brothers
- MONKEY MAJIK x MONKEY MAGIC June 27, 2007 Cover of “Monkey Magic” by Godiego. Tie-up with movie, “Saiyuki”.
- Together (new singles)
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Picture Perfect (with M-flo)
Title: Picture Perfect
Artist: Monkey Majik
Album: Sora wa Marude
All the time that you were standing by my side
She’s that picture perfect kind
I can’t believe I was so blind
Do you remember the time
You know I stepped across that line
I made you cry and that’s my crime
I wish that I could just rewind
It’s the evening, and you’ve been complaining
About our situation and all my deceiving
I know that everything is going slow
And if you want to feel better
I can tell you that it’s going to be great
Yeah it’s going to be good
Oh! But I would be lying to you
But these days, I’m changing
Meeting new faces
Now how am I supposed to be?
My feelings for you seem to be changing
Looking back, don’t look back on me
Inakute mo ii I wanted to be FREE
Inaku natte mo ii I wanted her to LEAVE
It’s kind of hard to see… when the WORLD tunnel-visioned me
Motometeta ai no katachi
They say BELIEVE in what you can’t SEE
Demo mawari no CANDY ga SWEET de HARD to THINK
Atama de wa COMPREHEND shite mo koudou ni utsusen
My eyes on the rikutsu, the TRUTH’s here LISTEN
CHASE shite mo CHASE shite mo things keep FLEETING
Henna yumemite ta I must have been SLEEPING
Tooku samayou maeni chikaku wo SEEK IT
Yoku mite mireba kokoro ni wa BEACON
Of LIGHT sashite?sagashite ta thing’s HERE
Omotta yori NEAR, close to your HEMISPHERE
Imade wa CLEAR 20/20 cuz I’mma SHARE
Subete and I don’t CARE if they think I’m WEIRD
There there nobody thinks you’re weird
Ya see, I’ve been through it all before
And the same thing happened to me
Kinishi nai “wounds heal with time”
But in the meanwhile…
I’ll show you what I mean
Let’s think of it another way
Everything we do and say defines who we are
As we live out each day
What we did was wrong at the time
But it helps us go back and rewind
It’s a mistake but it ain’t no crime
Kasanariau no sa tsumari sore ga ai
I said goodbye
I didn’t know that it would all turn out this way
But now I know
And I can learn from my mistakes