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Wake up at 4 am, I hear your ringtone on my cellphone
Pick up and hear you say “So where’d you run off, and with who?”
I make excuses just as readily as I know you do
It’s just the one-night stand that I look forward to

It’s so cliché to say you’re my only
But don’t you know you’re just someone new
Another fling; you were looking for that, too, after all

You want my love, you do, I know that you do
So I will give, I’ll give it all up to you
I see it in your eyes, you feel it burning up the room
The taste of my spices is yours today

I call you up and say I want to talk to you directly
You laugh and say you’ll meet me soon as you can- right on cue
I’ve been with lots of girls and I know how to get what I want
So irresistible, there’s no way I can lose

It’s so cliché to say you’re my only
But don’t you know I’m in love with you
Love is war, and I’m not about to give up the game

You want my love, you do, I’m sure that you do
So I will give, I’ll give it all up to you
I see it in your eyes, you feel it burning up the room
The taste of my spices is yours today

Maybe I’m not so great with feelings and stuff
Experience taught me to give all that up
Everyone else seems so displeasing to me after you
I don’t need a heartbreaker girl like you

I want you, you know that I do
So I will give, I’ll give it all up for you
I see it in your eyes, you feel it burning up the room
I’ll taste of your spices anyway
This is my English transliterated lyrics for Kagamine Len's song, SPICE!: [link]
(Pssst, watch the awesome PV here too!!: [link])
I worked this out from a translation I did by my lonesome (with help from handy Rikaichan because Reggy fails at kanji!), so I apologize for any inconsistencies with the actual meaning of the Japanese. I did take some creative liberties to try to convey the same feeling while still being as faithful to the original lyrics as I could be. Hopefully I succeeded with that.

EDIT: My original translation here- [link]

Yay, someone sang it! :D [link] ( :iconbalnibarbi: )
And again! Double yay! [link] ( :iconkcutie417: )
Actual male vocals ftw! [link] ( :icondragonofusa2: )
Again, yay! [link] ( :iconbenevolentmalice: )
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:iconrusarijubakuno:
RusariJubakuno Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017
"I make excuses just as readily as I know you do"

Except the girl doesn't cheat on him? Te girl from Rip = Release.
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JazzKitty122 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't wait to use these!
Your lyrics are so awesome ~

Bravo,bravo!!!
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EliseArainai Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Excuse me, I love your translation!  Do you mind if I use part of it in my Vocaloid fanfic?  I'm featuring part of "SPICE!" and I need an English translation alongside the Japanese.  I'll give you credit, of course! ^^
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ThePsychoYandere Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i did not read my way through this... I SANG
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InuyashaFan500 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
same :)
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BubblyBunnyBash Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Artist
Uhh... only one link to the videos works... :/
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RobloxHetaliaGurl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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RobloxHetaliaGurl Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im gonna sing this!! heheh
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BubblyBunnyBash Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Artist
i must say, beautiful lyrics, dear~
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:iconironia-vitae:
ironia-vitae Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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:iconbubblybunnybash:
BubblyBunnyBash Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Artist
no problem~ :D
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MusiquElleForever Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great lyrics! Do u mind if I use them sometime? I have a huge list of covers I wanna do and Spice is one of them.
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:iconironia-vitae:
ironia-vitae Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! Have fun with them, just credit me somewhere, please. :)
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MusiquElleForever Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ahaha
Of course I'll credit! I didn't mention that? Wow, I feel dumb ; v ;
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xXDagarXx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this song. XF
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Petpettails123 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll be singing this soon, so look forward to it! :D
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GangnamStyleChick Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I love this song! :icon0u0plz:
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Kuryou-san Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this song! Check out rockleetist's version:

[link]
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SweetOctopiewriter Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the Amatsuki and Hashiyan version :D.
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Killexi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
[link] Did it out of boredom >.<
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uchimaki5927 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I. Must. Sing. It!
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ShadowAngel1996 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Artist
Sorry, couldn'resist to try out!

[link]

Sounds pretty crappy though. :3
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QueenMarine Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
These aren't the precise lyric, but good enough
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:iconcook1ez:
Cook1ez Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I might sing this on my youtube channel. Permission?
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:iconironia-vitae:
ironia-vitae Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Granted. <3
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Kirriri Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
haha omg!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for making these! Based on these lyrics I wrote a fan fiction if you would like to check it out : [link] it would also be amazing if you advertised it O///O I gave you credit in the description btw Thanks!~
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KagamineRin9001 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I used these lyrics to make Portal 2 parody here: [link]
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:iconironia-vitae:
ironia-vitae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, nice! :D
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Besyme Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That means it is not a translation but a re-make that sound good in English. Don't call it a translation when it is a re-make version for singing, it makes people confused.
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:iconironia-vitae:
ironia-vitae Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think I've called it a translation, although if I have, I'll change the description. I know I did link to a direct translation I did before writing out the English adaptation, which is in my scraps. I hope that's not what's misleading.
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Kurichantamasan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Love is war," Yes, Len. Yes it is. So much so, you mentioned it in a song other than Love is War. Good job.

Good translation. I might sing this one day. When I stop sounding like a child. *stabs arm* STOP SOUNDING LIKE A CHILD, ARM! :iconraegplz:
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Besyme Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh sorry that was yours here is the corect one XS :

A call woke me up early at 4 in the morning
''Who where you with and where'' They asked me, what's that mean?
I can only give an exuse, an envasion of the truth
Why did i used to love hearing
''You're the only thing that I need'' What's that mean?
My body hurts...From lauging too much
Why does it seem they're only used to forget?
The bitter taste of hot burning spice
Just this once I'll let you have some
Because I know you're taken with, with my taste
And doesn't it make you love it even more?
It's still not enough, so tell me more
About you're spice
''I want to see you now, in person not over the phone''
So you still want to take my advances again?
But, you know you won't get any further than anyone else?
try to catch the key and navigate my heart
'' I love you'' thats what they all say
It's only a ploy I used on you in this game
Of love I can never lose
The bitter taste of too much sweet syrup
That you chose to take only from me
Skin on skin I know what you taste like now
For now it has me satisfied
Despite it all I still don't know what love is
I only guess that it could be good for me
But if it's good, then why is it painful?
Is the way of loving all that fun?
Hey, this is my very own spice
Just this once I'll late you have some
Because I know you're taken with, with my taste
And I know it makes you love it even more!
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ironia-vitae Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I know my lyrics aren't 100% equivalent to the direct translation, and that's because they're an English version of the song; lyrics that have a rhyme of their own and a rhythm that matches the melody, while still retaining the basic meaning of the Japanese. I tried to match the meaning of the original in my work as closely as I could, but it's still a compromise between the lyrics being completely literal and being their own artistic composition.
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Besyme Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're translation is wrong. The correct one is:

English Lyrics:

Wake up at 4 am, I hear your ringtone on my cellphone
Pick up and hear you say So whered you run off, and with who?
I make excuses just as readily as I know you do
Its just the one-night stand that I look forward to
Its so cliché to say youre my only
But dont you know youre just someone new
Another fling; you were looking for that, too, after all
You want my love, you do, I know that you do
So I will give, Ill give it all up to you
I see it in your eyes, you feel it burning up the room
The taste of my spices is yours today
I call you up and say I want to talk to you directly
You laugh and say youll meet me soon as you can- right on cue
Ive been with lots of girls and I know how to get what I want
So irresistible, theres no way I can lose
Its so cliché to say youre my only
But dont you know Im in love with you
Love is war, and Im not about to give up the game
You want my love, you do, Im sure that you do
So I will give, Ill give it all up to you
I see it in your eyes, you feel it burning up the room
The taste of my spices is yours today
Maybe Im not so great with feelings and stuff
Experience taught me to give all that up
Everyone else seems so displeasing to me after you
I dont need a heartbreaker girl like you
I want you, you know that I do
So I will give, Ill give it all up for you
I see it in your eyes, you feel it burning up the room
Ill taste of your spices anyway

Romaji Lyrics

gozen yoji no kooru de me wo sama su
"kinou dare to doko ni ita ?" nante
ii nogare to iiwake wo kougo ni
tsukaiwake te tanoshin deru
" kimi dakedayo " nante ne
beta sugi ... warae chau
dareka to tsunagatte itai dake ?
nigakute hotto na supaisu
kimi dake ni ima ageru yo
muchuu ni saseru boku no teisuto o
karadajuu de kanji te ?
" chokusetsu atte hanashi tainda "
mochikake ta boku no nerai atari
aishiae ba dou demo yoku naruyo ?
kagi o ake te rabirinsu he
" aishi teru " da nante ne
kakehiki dayo koi no geemu ha
ochi ta houga make desho ?
nigaku te amai shiroppu
boku dake ni name saseteyo
kasane ta hada to kimi no teisuto de
boku no koto o mita shite !
aisuru koto o shira nai
boku ni ha kore de choudoii
aijou nante hitsuyou to shinai
koi no houga raku desho ?
nee boku no supaisu
kimi dake ni ima ageruyo
muchuu ni saseru boku no teisuto o
karadajuu de kanji te !
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Claudiaz920 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Er...most of them said is dirty, but I don't even think it is?
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spiritriva Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
I used your lyrics and credited you ouo Thanks for writing them <3
[link]
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ironia-vitae Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! :D
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ShewolfTV Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i wonder if i can sing this with the english thinks naah
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exarion218 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
QuQ Ohmygod.
These lyrics are incredible xD
Er, can I use these? ^u^
I might not actually ever upload, but if I do, I would like your permission first xD
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ironia-vitae Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, of course! Just credit me if you do upload them. ^^
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exarion218 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
>u< Yay!
:D And of course!
Credits make the world go round :iconmegustabishieplz:
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shizune-chan013 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
damn it!!!


youtube deleted it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconironia-vitae:
ironia-vitae Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
D: Deleted what?
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shizune-chan013 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
when i clicked on some of the links that you have...

the videos won't show...
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:iconironia-vitae:
ironia-vitae Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm. Well, I know one of the videos was taken down by the owner. I'll check them out, and update them if need be. Thanks for letting me know about that! xD
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shizune-chan013 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome!!!!!
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sayonara1010 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Thanks soooo much for the translation!!! Lol I find it hilarious that Len sings about this sorta stuff and then Kaito sings about Icecream... Plus what Lens meant to be 14 and Kaito 20?!?! Lol ^_^
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:iconironia-vitae:
ironia-vitae Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha, yeah! xDD
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HanaFa732 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I recently listened to the song and I do have to admit, I like the music style and some of the stories from the videos. However, I still find it disturbing that some people like to portray Len as a playboy.
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GrandChaseaddictxD Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
LOLOL im so weird XD (For makin' another version of other songs that I know i really wanted to change so bad xD)
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