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Image of "パラジクロロベンゼン (Paradichlorobenzene)"
Song title
  • "パラジクロロベンゼン【破壊系洗脳ソング】"
  • Romaji: Parajikurorobenzen (Hakai-kei Sennou Songu)
  • English: Paradichlorobenzene (Destructive-type Brainwashing Song)
Published September 19, 2009, with 4,429,000+ Niconico views


Main article: Benzene Series

"Paradichlorobenzene" was first uploaded on September 19, 2009 at 3:55 AM (following the Benzene Series' pattern of videos being uploaded at the same time each year). It's the third song to the Benzene Series, and the most notable track of the series with over 4 million views.

The song ranked first for two consecutive weeks in the Weekly VOCALOID Ranking, and reached the Hall of Fame (exceeding 100,000 views) in only five days. 1 million views was reached on June 27, 2010, and reached 2 million on September 2011. When the song reached half a million views, Owata-P covered "Paradichlorobenzene", and when the song reached 100,000 My Lists (favorites), he uploaded a piano cover of "Paradichlorobenzene".

"Paradichlorobenzene" is featured in various album compilations such as EXIT TUNES' compilation Vocalogenesis, and Vocalogemini, the album "VOCALOID BEST from Nico Nico Douga", and also the game -Project DIVA- extend-Project DIVA- Arcade and in the videogame Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd. On 2011 it also became one of the Append samples for Rin and Len Power, and was also included in the Vocaloid-P Data Series volume 1.

"Paradichlorobenzene" is said by Owata-P to be a song with no meaning, though later to be revealed there is. Like the previous songs, "Paradichlorobenzene" is named after a chemical compound, C6H4Cl2. A "reply" song was also uploaded one year later: "Antichlorobenzene" sung by Rin.

Piano sheet music appeared in the ピアノソロ やさしくひける (Piano Solo Yasashiku Hikeru)2 collection.

Succeeding versionsEdit

Rin/Len Append's Cover
Featuring Kagamine Rin Append, Kagamine Len Append
Category Demo
Owata-P's Piano Cover
Category Instrumental cover
Owata-P's Cover
Featuring Owata-P
Category Human cover
パラジクロロベンゼン - VY1 SOFT MIX -
Romaji/English Paradichlorobenzene - VY1 SOFT MIX -
Featuring VY1
Category Arrangement; VOCALOID cover
2014 YouTube version
Featuring Kagamine Len
Category Succeeding version


Owata-P's official YouTube upload, a version with a faster tempo and slightly different instrumentals.


Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字)
ボクは何の為に歌う? パラジクロロベンゼン boku wa nan no tame ni utau? parajikurorobenzen
ただ意味も理解せずに歌う パラジクロロベンゼン tada imi mo rikai sezu ni utau parajikurorobenzen
そう答え求め走り出した パラジクロロベンゼン sou kotaemotome hashiridashita parajikurorobenzen
その先にたどり着いて何もないと知ったけど sono saki ni tadoritsuite nanimo nai to shitta kedo

さあ 歌いましょう踊りましょう パラジクロロベンゼン saa utaimashou odorimashou parajikurorobenzen
さあ 喚きましょう叫びましょう パラジクロロベンゼン saa wamekimashou sakebimashou parajikurorobenzen
犬も猫も牛も豚もみな パラジクロロベンゼン inu mo neko mo ushi mo buta mo mina parajikurorobenzen
さあ 狂いましょう眠りましょう 朽ち果てるまで さぁ! saa kuruimashou nemurimashou kuchihateru made saa!

ルールがボクは嫌で ただ縛られたくなくて ruuru ga boku wa iya de tada shibararetaku nakute
だからボクは逃げ出して 後先の事は忘れ dakara boku wa nigedashite atosaki no koto wa wasure
指図されるのが嫌で 少し悪になりたくて sashizu sareru no ga iya de sukoshi aku ni naritakute
深夜家を抜け出して 夜の街を走り抜け shin'ya ie wo nukedashite yoru no machi wo hashirinuke

何の為に生きるのか ボクは野良猫に話しかけた nan no tame ni ikiru noka boku wa noraneko ni hanashikaketa
猫は何も答えずに ただ見下した眼でボクを見た neko wa nanimo kotaezu ni tada mikudashita me de boku wo mita
飲めもしないコーヒー飲み干して 曇り空を見上げたんだ nome mo shinai koohii nomihoshite kumorisora wo miagetanda
今のボクに何が出来る? それすらわからない ima no boku ni nani ga dekiru? soresura wakaranai

だからボクは歌い叫ぶんだ パラジクロロベンゼン dakara boku wa utaisakebunda parajikurorobenzen
その意味も理解せずに喚く パラジクロロベンゼン sono imi mo rikai sezu ni wameku parajikurorobenzen
これでキミは満足出来るの? パラジクロロベンゼン kore de kimi wa manzoku dekiru no? parajikurorobenzen
掟規則破ったらキミは何か変わるの? okite kisoku yabuttara kimi wa nanika kawaru no?

そう 誰でもいいぶちまけたい  パラジクロロベンゼン sou dare demo ii buchimaketai parajikurorobenzen
悪を叩く正義ふりかざす パラジクロロベンゼン aku wo tataku seigi furikazasu parajikurorobenzen
正義盾にストレス解消 パラジクロロベンゼン seigi tate ni sutoresu kaishou parajikurorobenzen
周り止めるボクら気付かない 愚かな行為 mawaritomeru bokura kizukanai orokana koui

この歌に意味はあるの? この詩に意味はないよ kono uta ni imi wa aru no? kono uta ni imi wa nai yo
この歌に罪はあるの? この詩に罪はないよ kono uta ni tsumi wa aru no? kono uta ni tsumi wa nai yo
ベンゼンに意味はあるの? ベンゼンに意味はないよ benzen ni imi wa aru no? benzen ni imi wa nai yo
ベンゼンに罪はあるの? この歌の意味は・・・ベンゼン benzen ni tsumi wa aru no? kono uta no imi wa... benzen

ボクはそして気付く 所詮はすべて偽善なんだと boku wa soshite kizuku shosen wa subete gizen nanda to
ボクの生きる価値は何? 野良猫は水に溺れ死んだ boku no ikiru kachi wa nani? noraneko wa mizu ni oboreshinda
空になったコーヒー投げ捨てて 闇に覆われた空を見た kara ni natta koohii nagesutete yami ni owareta sora wo mita
今のボクは何をしてる? それすらわからない ima no boku wa nani wo shiteru? soresura wakaranai
もうなんにもわからない mou nannimo wakaranai

そしてキミはボクを笑うんだ パラジクロロベンゼン soshite kimi wa boku wo waraunda parajikurorobenzen
そしてボクはキミを突き飛ばす パラジクロロベンゼン soshite boku wa kimi wo tsukitobasu parajikurorobenzen
ボクが正しくてキミは違う パラジクロロベンゼン boku ga tadashiku kimi wa chigau parajikurorobenzen
虚無に包まれては消える ぼくが消え去るまで kyomu ni tsutsumarete wa kieru boku ga kiesaru made

さあ 歌いましょう踊りましょう パラジクロロベンゼン saa utaimashou odorimashou parajikurorobenzen
さあ 笑いましょう妬みましょう パラジクロロベンゼン saa waraimashou netamimashou parajikurorobenzen
ボクもキミも何もかも全部 パラジクロロベンゼン boku mo kimi mo nanimokamo zenbu parajikurorobenzen
さあ 狂いましょう眠りましょう 朽ち果てるまで さぁ! saa kuruimashou nemurimashou kuchihateru made saa!

Written by an unknown artist, this version of the lyrics was used in the English version of Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd.

Why do I sing? Paradichlorobenzene
I sing without meaning or understanding Paradichlorobenzene
I ran off seeking answers Paradichlorobenzene
But when I got there none were waiting

C'mon, let's sing, let's dance Paradichlorobenzene
C'mon, let's scream, let's shout Paradichlorobenzene
Dogs, cats, cows, pigs, everyone Paradichlorobenzene
C'mon, let's go mad, let's go to sleep till we rot away, yeah

I hate these rules, I won't be tied down
That's why I ran and forgot about everything
I hate being told what to do, I want to be a little bad
Slipping out at night to roam the city streets

What do I live for? I asked a stray
But the cat's only answer was a glare
I gulped down coffee I couldn't stomach, looked up at the cloudy sky
What can I do in the state I'm in? Even that, I just don't know

That's why I sing out Paradichlorobenzene
Don't know what it means, but still I scream Paradichlorobenzene
Are you satisfied now? Paradichlorobenzene
Breaking rules, breaking laws—What would that change about you?

I just need an outlet, don't care who Paradichlorobenzene
Punish the wicked in the name of justice Paradichlorobenzene
Let off steam behind a shield of justice Paradichlorobenzene
Everyone stops, we don't see... How stupid can you get?

Ah, does this song mean anything? These lyrics mean nothing
Is this song guilty? These lyrics are innocent
Does Benzene mean anything? Benzene means nothing
Is Benzene guilty? This song means... Benzene

Then I realize it's all hypocrisy in the end
What's the point of living? The stray cat drowned
I tossed the empty coffee cup and looked at the darkened sky
What am I doing with myself? Even that, I just don't know
I don't know anything anymore

Then you laugh at me Paradichlorobenzene
Then I knock you down Paradichlorobenzene
I'm right, you're wrong Paradichlorobenzene
Surrounded by the void, vanishing until I'm gone

C'mon, let's sing, let's dance Paradichlorobenzene
C'mon, let's laugh, let's be jealous Paradichlorobenzene
You, me, everything Paradichlorobenzene
C'mon, let's go mad, let's go to sleep till we rot away, yeah


Faneru × Jack × Asamaru Cover
Featuring Faneru, Jack, Asamaru
Category Human cover
Shigeru's Cover
Featuring Shigeru
Category Human cover
Antichlorobenzene × Paradichlorobenzene Mashup
Featuring Kagamine Len, Kagamine Rin
Toku-P's Arrangement
Featuring Mieno-hito
Toku-P (arrange, mix), Mieno-hito (vocals)
Category Human cover; Arrangement
Piano Cover
Category Arrangement

Other media appearancesEdit

Video gamesEdit

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