Tuesday, May 6, 2008

All Because of You music video

Full song.

Hmmmm. I'll post my own thoughts at a later time.

btw, YouTube had the original clip removed - this one should be working now. It seems the record labels are continuing their war on those who would actually like to watch their promotional content. And they wonder why album sales continue to drop.


  1. When I read the radical lyrics of " All Because of You " for the first time, I thought it wasn't a love song...

    Certainly AmiYumi sing it with good English pronunciation. I assume Avril sang it in demo tape for them.

  2. I don't know, to me it sounds like a pretty standard angst-filled love song. I saw Ami's blog post where she talks about it having double meanings and whatnot but I am not seeing that. It's no "Stairway to Heaven" or "I am the Walrus" or anything. The English used in the song is pretty straightforward and can only really have one meaning. She really likes this guy and she is going to pieces over it because he's playing games with her.

    It has the kind of lyrics that I imagine would appeal to kids in high school, because they have a lot of these kinds of relationships. But it's not very deep. (I don't expect Puffy to be deep, but they have a lot of deeper songs than this... "Rakuda no Kuni", for example.)

  3. I like it. It's not as good as their past singles, but I wouldn't be surprised if it charts higher than any of the Honeycreeper singles did. I hope this song is a hit though; PUFFY haven't really had one in a while.

    Also, I can barely understand what Ami + Yumi are saying at all aside from the chorus. :p
    So I disagree with you there; their pronunciation was much clearer in songs like Tokyo, I'm On My Way. I had a little trouble with Closet Full of Love too. Not that they're not good songs, but just saying.

  4. I hate to leave a negative comment as my first contribution to this wonderful site, but "All Because of You" strikes me as pretty generic and undistinguished. More of an '80s vibe than anything else I can recall Puffy doing at the moment (and the '80s weren't one of my favorite periods in pop music).

    On the other hand, I do like the video. Ami and Yumi look great, and look like they're having fun.

  5. Hey Don, don't feel bad about leaving a negative comment. Something seems a bit off to me too, I think. I mean it's no secret that I'm not a fan of Avril Lavigne but it's not just that. I keep thinking it's too "poppy", but whenever I think that about them, I remind myself that they've always been pop. I don't feel like they used to make such an effort at it, though. They were what they were. This feels self-conscious somehow.

    I know I'm not a fan of the 1980's Cher-style ProTools vocal manipulation.

  6. "All Because Of You" just doesn't seem very Puffy. God knows I won't begrudge them a hit in the USA if Avril Lavigne is what it takes. They've earned it many times over. It's just that there are 30 or 40 other songs that seem more deserving of the honor - songs that better define their sound and appeal.

  7. I like this kind of light and cheesy version of Puffy. They look quite relaxed and happy. =)

    They were first considered in Japan as weird singers who would just disappear after their first lucky hit, but they survived until today. I believe this is the same period of denial and doubt about what they should/should not sing and I am pretty much confident that they will succeed to survive in US too.

  8. The song is one of the lamest songs I've ever heard from Puffy. But good gracious, that's a seriously CUTE video! Love the video, just wish it was for a different song.

  9. It's not a bad song per se, and I'm neutral with regards to Avril's street creds. Still... I think I much prefer the emotional depth from 'Closet' to the much lighter (I hesitate to say 'emptier') content of 'Because'. Can't wait for my copy to arrive from CD-J.