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PostSubject: Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now!   Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now! I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 05, 2008 3:48 pm

Just Kidding about that, but seriously, who's a fan of this song? It's my favorite next to Kremlin Dusk. I hope that this new english album has another track as good as Hotel Lobby.

Oh and who else pictures monkeys and a Urban Jungle when they hear this song?
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PostSubject: Re: Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now!   Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now! I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 05, 2008 4:13 pm

I love it too. But I picture a futuristic utopia with strange and fantastical buildings, with the prostitute being played by a First Love era Utada Hikaru. Sorry if that sounds strange...
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Donovon-Bozu wrote:
I love it too. But I picture a futuristic utopia with strange and fantastical buildings, with the prostitute being played by a First Love era Utada Hikaru. Sorry if that sounds strange...
No, not at all, in Japan, for girls her age, prostitution no different to having a paper route. lol!

Hotel Lobby's by far my favourite song on Exodus, one of my top 5 favourite from any Hikki album. A perfect example of what she could never do on a Japanese album, both musically and lyrically. I don't mind the lyrics but the way that she sings them and the music is what I love the song for, it gives me goosebumps. I picture a futuristic metropolis when I listen to this song too. Sans monkeys. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now!   Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now! I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 05, 2008 4:42 pm

I really really like it too. And, it's weird, it took me a while to figure out it was about prostitution. I listen to the beat and melody rather than words when I hear songs. I thought it was sort of risky to sing about it (especially pure Utada), but I thought a music video would suit it really well. I always imagine Utada singing in the background while she follows this prostitute around until the prostitute becomes pregnant and she's being rejected by all her "customers".
Really strange for me to think of it, but, you know. I really think that Utada should stray away from "directing her music at the American public", but still have a song like this. I always think "no, I don't really want to hear this", but then get obsessed with it when I listen.
In fact, I think I'll listen to it now........
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I really really like it too. And, it's weird, it took me a while to figure out it was about prostitution. I listen to the beat and melody rather than words when I hear songs. I thought it was sort of risky to sing about it (especially pure Utada), but I thought a music video would suit it really well. I always imagine Utada singing in the background while she follows this prostitute around until the prostitute becomes pregnant and she's being rejected by all her "customers".
Really strange for me to think of it, but, you know. I really think that Utada should stray away from "directing her music at the American public", but still have a song like this. I always think "no, I don't really want to hear this", but then get obsessed with it when I listen.
In fact, I think I'll listen to it now........


I don't want her to make music for the american audience either. But actually I feel confident that she wont because of all those things she said about Heart Station and being honedt about herself. So I know that we'll love thisnew english album.

and at the end of the song when she's says "Catch me 'cause I think I'm falling" I always picture an Alice in Wonderland-esque thing where she's falling and there are like cards around her and stuff. I always picture It as a Casino Hotel
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I never paid enough attention to the lyrics to realize that this song's about prostitution... how interesting!

It has a nice tune to the song (well, the chorus anyway), but I find parts of the song less than melodic, although the nice background beat is present.

I cannot say that this is a favourite Hikki song for me - not remotely so - but it's still nice.
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Made this awesome Hotel Lobby picture!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now!   Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now! I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 06, 2008 4:44 pm

Believe it or not - I read somewhere in a Japanese magazine a while back (pre - Exodus era) that Utada reportedly said in some interview that Hotel Lobby was meant to be a single in America if the album was a success, right after YMMWTBAM.
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PostSubject: Re: Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now!   Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now! I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 06, 2008 5:53 pm

^ yeah I heard about that too. Darn...
I LOVE Hotel Lobby!!!!!!
When I listen to it, I picture my own PV for it.
Hikki (playing the role of the prostitute) wakes up and prepares herself. She walks into the elevator and enters the hotel lobby. Another Hikki (playing the role of the hotel receptionist) watches the prostitute with sadness. Prostitute Hikki talks to her client and asks Receptionist Hikki for her "mesasure of protection." She gives it to her and she drops it right as the song echoes "lobby" near the end. During that echo, a flashback of events is given quickly as Prostitute Hikki walks into the elevator with her client. Another scene includes Hikki on a big elevator going up...once she sings "catch me cause I think I'm falling," the elevator descends at a rapid rate, which presumably will kill her.
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BTW, I consider "Hotel Lobby" and "Tippy Toe" to be twins
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I picture First Love - era Hikki with her Automatic hair tied up in a messy bun (think Rikku from FFX or the manga "pineapple" hairstyle, only realistic. She's wearing a sleeveless leather jacket and lots of makeup (think Best Fiction Namie), with a schoolgirl miniskirt and fingerless gloves. She's wandering around crowded Tokyo, and you see her doing various things and having flashbacks, crying, meeting clients, arguing with her best friend. A narrator (the one singing) is an Exodus Hikki, with even longer black hair, wearing eyeliner only, following her and watching her from up above on rooftops or inside buildings. But the chorus is sung by the prostitute Hikki. It then shows her entering the Hotel Lobby, and she looks around, but everyone looks all shadowy, and she starts becoming confused. She then enters the elevator (like Amai's) and it starts falling. She slumps down into the corner, and starts crying.
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questionsmakemeblue wrote:
Made this awesome Hotel Lobby picture!!!!
https://2img.net/h/i109.photobucket.com/albums/n59/onemoretime04/HotelLobby.jpg
Awesome~! 8D
I wish there was a music video.
Definetly one of the better songs on Exodus.
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PostSubject: Re: Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now!   Hotel Lobby: I totally want to be a prostitute now! I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 08, 2008 7:56 am

This is definitely the best track on Exodus! It was the first track I heard, and the reason I checked the rest of the album out. I like to follow along with the "ahhs" in the back, and the song creates a passionate feeling. I didn't even know the song was about prostitution (until I saw this thread, and learned the meaning of the word XD) I would really like Hikki to release this as a single. It really deserves some good remixes.
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Hotel Lobby is a really great song <3 It's really catchy bounce especially the chorus A definate favorite of EXODUS. Nice to see I'm not alone about how great the song is Smile
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