Music that makes you think of KS

A forum for general discussion of the game: Open to all punters
Post Reply
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:06 am

Re: Songs that make you think of KS

Post by Demoneq » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:01 pm

"Someone like you" by Adele.
Beats me why really, maybe one of the girls from the "pair" could sing something like that, if Hisao would end up with the other one. (as in, Emi&Rin, or Lilly&Hanako - not counting Misha for obvious reasons)

User avatar
Posts: 624
Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:49 pm
Location: Saint Louis

Re: Songs that make you think of KS

Post by Snow_Storm » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:49 pm

I dunno why, but the piano collection's version of Terra's theme from Final Fantasy VI kinda remidns me of Hanako.

Dunno why, but it just do.

And, to an extent of poor humor, a few Lil B's (troll) songs remind me of Hisao. Don't ask why.

Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:47 am

Re: Songs that make you think of KS

Post by ChibaMasaya » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:35 am

Not much electronic fans as I see : )

For Hanako? Sasha - Magnetic North. Just as mysterious as this track:

Also, for Emi? What else, than Spor - The Running Man:
The energy in the track and her is quite similar, with some unpredictability of the genre drum and bass, fits perfectly.

User avatar
Minister of Gloom
Posts: 427
Joined: Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:41 am
Location: Israel

Re: Songs that make you think of KS

Post by Minister of Gloom » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:20 pm

I got myself some free time today (the circumstances were amusing), and so decided to take my time and translate three Hebrew songs which remind me of Katawa Shoujo. Obviously, these are neither official translations nor do they rhyme, or sound good, or are even very accurate. But they're what you get from me, for now.

The first is a sweet, amusing little song from 1991 named "A Girl With Glasses", by Yehonathan Gephen:
I once loved a girl with glasses
She saw me a little blurry
Such a beautiful young girl
But for two years
She never really saw me

Because of those windows of hers
We never really got to meet
She looked at me as if from within a prison
I could only guess about the emotions in her eyes

What didn't we do, with her glasses?
We held so tight in ups and downs
But no matter how close we were
There were always walls of glass between us

I loved once a girl with glasses... [first verse repeats]

For almost two years she never really saw me
Until one day she left
"I didn't wear my glasses (she said)
and he looked so much like you..."

What didn't we do, with her glasses?... [third verse repeats]

Such a beautiful young girl, but for two years
I could only guess about the emotions in her eyes
The second is a far more recent song (it's playing all over the radio these days, only came out like a month ago), called "We Will Be Alright", by Khami Rodner (note: this whole song is sung as if from a man to a woman. This is not very clear in English, a language which doesn't have gender-specific forms of "I" and "You"):
It's true that you didn't say a thing
I know
It's written all over your face
right now
Just don't confuse me with the one who hurt you
I am the home you return to

When memory becomes like a weight
When your hope is in chains
It's hard to go forward
while looking back
You trip
over every little obstacle

You've been hurt and you're in pain
I know
And your humiliation burns me too
I am sorry I don't have any important lesson to teach
But those scars
In my opinion, just know that they make you more beautiful

And if a pessimist like me says this
You can take it as a promise:
There is light in the darkness
There is light in the darkness
You'll see, we will be alright

Because I believe in you
You'll see, everything will be good
The last song is a very short children's song by Bi'lha' Iapha, from god knows how many years ago. I heard it randomly playing on a TV while visiting my brother's kindergarten and it immediately got me thinking about KS. Note that the girl in the song is not named Janie- I simply don't know how to spell her name in Latin letters without it looking ridiculous, so I simply changed it to a common English one:
I am a doll named Janie
I have been torn for a whole year
Everybody says to me that I am the most beautiful
Except that my legs are so terribly crooked

When we went on a walk
In the field and the orchard
Everybody said: "Janie is such a beautiful doll
except that her legs are so terribly crooked!"

I don't want people to mock me
(I don't want that) when I grow up
Everyone will point and say
"Janie is such a beautiful doll
but her legs are so terribly crooked!"
There are a few more, but none as worthy of translation.
Life, what is it but a dream?
זה מגניב אותי כל פעם מחדש, העובדה שיש פה עברית. אני תוהה אם מישהו ישים לב ששיניתי חתימה.


Re: Songs that make you think of KS

Post by ardiel » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:30 pm

You and Beautiful World, covered by Guriri

It's them feels again. :shock:

User avatar
Posts: 157
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:46 am
Location: Pacific Ocean

Re: Songs that make you think of KS

Post by UncleJellyfish » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:34 pm

Inside Out by Eve 6 reminds me so much of Rin♥ it's not even funny.
I'm a Jellyfish that just so happens to be someone's Uncle.
Rin♥ > Hanako > Shizune/Lilly > Emi
My Katawa Shoujo Impressions.
Katawa Shoujo - Written Novel Project
I hate spoiler tags, so I will never use them in discussion. If you don't want me to spoil something for you, then don't read what I write.

User avatar
Posts: 303
Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:26 pm

Re: Songs that make you think of KS

Post by NoOne3 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:39 pm

GamerJM wrote:Certain parts of Mad World sound like they describe Hanako really well.
I shed a manly tear today, when I heard that song in the radio, and realised... it's about Kenji. Just listen to the words. Mad World by Gary Jules
And then imagine Kenji wearing that stupid bunny suit.
Last edited by NoOne3 on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:12 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Posts: 179
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:11 pm
Location: Hell should I know!

Re: Songs that make you think of KS

Post by yipyapper » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:28 pm

Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd does. Seriously.

It was a song I listened to often, and I played KS often, so they sort of became together.
The context (a free bird) reminds me of several free spirits (mainly Rin).
The soft part reminds me of the good and calm moments.
The guitar solo reminds me of the fast and exciting moments.
"And this bird you cannot change" reminded me of Emi's reluctance to change.

Thought I was crazy by saying Lynyrd Skynyrd? That's all I have to say.
...What? Not a real quote? Oh well, it's Yipyapper's quote now.
"Google will rule the world soon. Accept them now before it's too late."

User avatar
Posts: 680
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:16 pm

Re: Songs that make you think of KS

Post by Mahorfeus » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:39 am

Well, it finally happened. My Portal got into my Katawa Shoujo.

Now Exile Vilify seems surprisingly relevant to several of the characters for me.
"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love." -Stendhal
The verdict is (finally) in:
Hanako > Rin > Emi > Lilly = Shizune

User avatar
Mysterious Stranger
Posts: 340
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:57 pm
Location: Washington, D.C.

Re: Songs that make you think of KS

Post by Mysterious Stranger » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:39 am

Listening You by World's End Girlfriend. It's not that there's an emotional link or anything, it's just that I happened to discover the video by accident, since it was uploaded by the same person who uploaded this gem. So now I simply unconsciously associate the two.
| Can you see what I see? | To the end of the Waltz... | First stop, Nagoya! | Oh, come, lovely child! | To the World of Dreams | Pray to become starry sky tomorrow... | Please... forget about me... | No music, no future |

User avatar
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:16 am
Location: Wherever there's great food

Re: Music that makes you think of KS

Post by Omurice » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:58 pm

heavyweather wrote: ... ata_player

Eva Cassidy's version of "Fields of Gold" reminds me of Lilly's path, for obvious reasons
Also: it's stunningly beautiful, much like the whole route.

Agreed. Though I still prefer Sting's version. :mrgreen:

Speaking of which I suddenly made this right after finishing Lilly's path a few weeks ago. Yup. "Fields of Gold" really suits her.
fields of gold v2.JPG
fields of gold v2.JPG (126.01 KiB) Viewed 2083 times


Re: Music that makes you think of KS

Post by Paddy » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:06 pm

After playing Emi's Route, a number of songs came to my mind.

Hisao's love for Emi reminded me of the unshakeable love of the Lord. This St. Louis Jesuit's song describes how I felt pretty well:
Though the Mountains May Fall, by Dan Schutte

Maybe it's just me, but I also think of this song when I play KS:
Hold Us Together, by Matt Maher

Dara Maclean's "Free" also came to my mind, but I can't find the version I'm used to hearing on the radio. :? The other versions on YouTube either aren't acoustic, or just aren't quite as good as the version I'm used to.

User avatar
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:59 am
Location: United States

Re: Music that makes you think of KS

Post by Autopsy » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:14 pm

I can't say I know of any songs in particular, but pretty much anything involving a piano makes me think of KS.
Favorite Routes:

User avatar
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:27 am

Re: Music that makes you think of KS

Post by SplendidClaw » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:30 pm

Heartful Cry- Persona 3

Translation: The FEELS song for every Persona fan lol.

EDIT: Wait scratch that, Heaven from Persona 4 might have SLIGHTLY more feels.

Posts: 84
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:13 pm

Re: Music that makes you think of KS

Post by Wander » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:52 am

Not to insult the game, cause I really like it (I have played two arcs now), but I found the music to be one of the weakest qualities and hence I opted to listen to my own music while playing. Listening to Anathema's new album matched it so well, it's ridiculous.

Post Reply