This song is primarily about bullying and how it can lead to self harm. It shows people painted white being drenched in blood and one person with cuts all over them. One person is shown slashing at their upper arm and the video has many other bloody images. The point of the graphic video is to bring people’s attention to the reality of suicide and self harm in a dramatic and eye opening way and to expose the effects of bullying. The video includes scenes of people talking about their experiances with bullying and overall, the video has a good intention, but it may be very triggering to some people.
Swedish band, Shining is notorious for their live shows which used to feature frontman, Niklas Kvarforth self-harming on stage. When asked what kind of Metal he plays he said that he does not play Metal and that he plays “Evil F****** Music”
A 17 year old girl tried to battle through her self harm and suicidal thoughts, with the help of her caring boyfriend. One day at school she was pushed too far, and he was too late to stop her breaking her promise to not “cut”.
Trigger warning, as the song does not contain a happy ending.
The girl in the video hits herself in the face and lifts up her arms with scars. There’s also bloody razors, a noose, a gun, etc. and other methods of self-destruction/suicide. Then she shoots herself in the head at the end.
This is my interpretation of Hatsune Miku’s “Rolling Girl” based on the translated lyrics and picture video:
There’s a lonely girl that has been living in her dreams her whole life. She meets a guy and she wants to be perfect for him. She hurts herself constantly because she’s no perfect. The guy just stands there, watching and asking if she is done yet. She always says no to him. He finally gets sick of watching her hurt herself and tells her she’s perfect the way she is.
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