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Artists Bôa
Related franchise Anime
Genre rock, electronic (remix)
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The opening theme of the Serial Experiments Lain anime, by the band Bôa. It was included on their album Twilight.

Has 4 versions: regular, TV size, acoustic, and Cyberia mix.


And you don't seem to understand
A shame you seemed an honest man
And all the fears you hold so dear
Will turn to whisper in your ear
And you know what they say might hurt you
But you know that it means so much
And you don't even feel a thing

I am falling
I am fading
I have lost it all

And you don't seem the lying kind
A shame then I can read your mind
And all the things that I read there
Candlelit smile that we both shared
And you know I don't mean to hurt you
But you know that it means so much
And you don't even feel a thing

(I am falling
I am fading
I am drowning
Help me to breathe
I am hurting
I have lost it all
I am losing
Help me to breathe)



The song was selected by the director Chiaki J. Konaka, after the band Bôa signed with the Japanese record label Polystar despite Boâ being a British band with the main singer, Jasmine Rodgers being only half-Japanese and only speaking a "really little bit" of the language. It was an unusual choice as most of the opening themes are written for the show. For Jasmine, "Lain was a happy coincidence". The song became a huge hit among anime fans. As the success continued, Bôa was invited as guests to conventions. Even if the band has not made any statement about being dismantled, their last album was in 2005 and since then Jasmine Rodgers started a solo career writing a piece for a classical Indian musician. Jasmine Rodgers doesn't want to sing "Duvet" anymore specified that the song “is ours, not just mine” talking about the band.


  • The song also inspired the name for Bolivian rock band Duvet.
  • Despite being a huge success and the band being British, the album The Race of a Thousand Camels was never released in UK.

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