385 – 脳みそあらおう


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If you like Midori, you should definetely check this band out.
They have the same vibe on their song, even if expressed in different ways.
Personally I prefer Midori, mainly because of the vocals / dialect / overall fusion/jazz vibe, but 385’s instrumentals are really incredible.

385 – 脳みそあらおう

欲望の塊がこっちをみてるよ
絶望に満ちて破壊的になっているよ
どうにもならない現実を抱えて自分自身にさえ
逆らえもしない
言い訳ばかりが行き交って過ぎてゆく

yokubou no katamari ga kocchi o miteru yo
zetsubou ni michite hakaiteki ni natteiru yo
dou ni mo naranai genjitsu o kakaete jibun jishin ni sae
sakarae mo shinai
ii wake bakari ga yukikatte sugite yuku

Lustful crowds full of despair
Are facing this way, it’s becoming devastating
Yet I hold firmly onto this helpless reality,
Without even daring to oppose it myself
Passing through it in a loop of excuses going back and forth

私さけていけ。

watashi sakete yuke.

Please avoid me.

脳みそあらおう 脳みそあらおう

nou miso araou nou miso araou

Let’s have a brainwash, let’s have a brainwash

恐ろしくなって逃げだしたいのです。
でも、いくつになってもあきらめがきれないんです。
美化したものは壊されていく
一瞬でボロボロと崩れていく感じだ
10秒も殺せない感情は荒れ狂って
見たことない自分に会いたいのに。

osoroshiku natte nige dashitai no desu.
demo, ikutsu ni natte mo akirame ga kirenai ndesu.
bikashita mono wa kowasarete yuku
isshun de boroboro to kuzurete yuku kanji da
juu byou mo korosenai kanjou wa arekurutte
mita koto nai jibun ni aitai no ni.

It has become frightening, and I want to run away from it.
But no matter how big it becomes, I can’t seem to give up yet.
Everything I glorified is gradually being destroyed
It feels like it’s crumbling down into pieces in an instant
I can’t waste not even 10 seconds, and my emotions are going berserk
Even so, I still want to meet the me I haven’t seen yet.

愛する人がどんどん離れていく
僕はこっから飛び出していけるのかな。

aisuru hito ga dondon hanarete iku
boku wa kokkara tobi dashite ikeru no kana.

The people I love are quickly getting further away
I wonder if I can set off and fly from this point..?

脳みそあらおう 脳みそあらおう
脳みそあらおう 脳みそあらおう
あ、でてきました。

nou miso araou nou miso araou
nou miso araou nou miso araou
a, detekimashita.

Let’s have a brainwash, let’s have a brainwash
Let’s have a brainwash, let’s have a brainwash
Ah, it came out.

脳みそあらおう 脳みそあらおう
脳みそあらおう 脳みそあらおう

nou miso araou nou miso araou
nou miso araou nou miso araou

Let’s have a brainwash, let’s have a brainwash
Let’s have a brainwash, let’s have a brainwash

洗脳された頭をあらいたい
目をふさいでいるのは誰でもない自分で
右も左も見てみれば同じ顔の僕らが
流されてヘラヘラと 笑ってる
逆らって切っても虚しさに覆われる
変わらない憂鬱を好んで選択している
ふりかえるなよ ふりかえるなよ
見たことない自分に会いにいこう

sennou sareta atama o araitai
me o fusaideiru no wa dare demo nai watashi de
migi mo hidari mo mite mireba onaji kao no bokura ga
nagasarete herahera to waratteru
sakaratte kitte mo munashisa ni oowareru
kawaranai yuuutsu o kononde sentaku shiteiru
furi kaeru na yo furi kaeru na yo
mita koto nai jibun ni ai ni ikou

I want to wash up my brainwashed head
No one is averting their eyes, I am
And if we look on our left and right, we, with the same faces,
Are being washed away, foolishly laughing
No matter if we oppose it or cut it away, we’ll be covered in emptiness
Choosing to love the unchanging gloom we’re in
Don’t look back, don’t you dare looking back
Let’s go meet the me I haven’t seen yet

Notes:

– Last stanza: I think “自分” (“jibun”) is read as “watashi” (私), but can’t really tell because of the way she’s screaming. Anyway, I hear “watashi”, and being that “Jibun” and “Watashi” stands for the same thing, I’m leaving it as “watashi”.

Title: 脳みそあらおう (noumiso araou) (Let’s have a brainwash)
Circle: 385
Album: 脳みそあらおう (noumiso araou)
Vocals: Miya
Lyrics: Miya
Arrangement: Miya, 385
Release Date: 08/04/2010
Source: original

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ミドリ – ひみつの2人


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ミドリ – ひみつの2人

あたしを抱えて泣いてみて。
君のその目は、何を見てるんや?何を見てるんや?

atashi o kakaete naite mite.
kimi no sono me wa, nani o miterun ya? Nani o miterun ya?

Try to hold me tightly and cry to me.
What are those eyes of ya lookin’ at? What are they lookin’ at?

1,2,3,4肌を重ねて数を重ねてハマッてく
1,2,3,4優しい罠にだんだんハマッてく

ichi, ni, san, shi hada o kasanete kazu o kasanete hamatteku
ichi, ni, san, shi yasashii wana ni dandan hamatteku

1, 2, 3, 4, different skins heaping up, numbers piling up, falling down into it
1, 2, 3, 4, falling down into a sweet traphole, deeper and deeper

どうでもええことありゃあしません
これで終わるんあほらしい
どうでもええことありゃあしません
赤いギターが泣いている。

dou demo ee koto arya ashimasen
kore de owarun aho rashii
dou demo ee koto arya ashimasen
akai gitaa ga naiteiru.

There ain’t no things I can’t care about
Ending it this way seems so dumb
There ain’t no things I can’t care about
A red guitar is weeping.

あたしを抱えて泣いてみて。
君のその目は、何を見てるんや?何を見てるんや?

atashi o kakaete naite mite.
kimi no sono me wa, nani o miterun ya? Nani o miterun ya?

Try to hold me tightly and cry to me.
What are those eyes of ya lookin’ at? What are they lookin’ at?

1,2,3,4夜を求めて朝を迎えて変わってく
1,2,3,42人の関係だんだん変わってく

ichi, ni, san, shi yoru o motomete asa o mukaete kawatteku
ichi, ni, san, shi futari no kankei dandan kawatteku

1, 2, 3, 4, seeking for the night, welcoming the morning, it’s changing
1, 2, 3, 4, the relationship between those two is gradually changing

どうでもええことありゃあしません
これで終わるんあほらしい
どうでもええことありゃあしません
お宅の猫が鳴いている。

dou demo ee koto arya ashimasen
kore de owarn aho rashii
dou demo ee koto arya ashimasen
otaku no neko ga naiteiru.

There ain’t no things I can’t care about
Ending it this way seems so dumb
There ain’t no things I can’t care about
The cat in the house is meowing.

あたしを抱えて泣いてみて。
君のその目は、何を見てるんや?何を見てるんや?

atashi o kakete naite mite.
kimi no sono me wa, nani o miterun ya? Nani o miterun ya?

Try to hold me tightly and cry to me.
What are those eyes of ya lookin’ at? What are they lookin’ at?

1,2,3,4誰も知らない2人のひみつ終わってく
1,2,3,4ごめんねひみつの2人で終わろうよう。

ichi, ni, san, shi dare mo shiranai futari no himitsu owatteku
ichi, ni. San, shi gomen ne himitsu no futari de owarou you.

1, 2, 3, 4 the secret the two are sharing is going to end
1, 2, 3, 4, I’m sorry, let’s finish this all with the secret couple

Notes:

– I tried giving a slangish / colloquial tone to the song because it’s mostly sung in kansai-ben / kansai intonation. Hope I haven’t failed miserably.
– Last stanza (and title): “futari no himitsu” means “their (two persons’) secret”, while “himitsu no futari” means “the two which are secret” (himitsu works just like an abjective here). Sadly the pun over the mirrored sentences can’t be preserved in the English translation.
– In case you’re wondering yeah, I had to censor the album’s cover.

Title: ひみつの2人 (himitsu no futari) (The secret couple)
Circle: ミドリ (Midori)
Album: あらためまして、はじめまして、ミドリです。(aratamemashite, hajimemashite, midori desu.) (Hello, nice to meet you, we’re Midori)
Vocals: Mariko Gotō
Lyrics: Mariko Gotō
Arrangement: ミドリ (Midori)
Release Date: 05/14/2008
Source: original

ミドリ – 鳩


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ミドリ – 鳩

鳩が飛んだわ 鞄を持って
昨日のあなたにレッツゴーレッツゴー
祈りを持って 美学を持って
月に背を向けレッツゴーレッツゴー
ああ海が燃えたわ 
ああ呼吸を止めたときに生まれたみたい

hato ga tonda wa kaban o motte
kinou no anata ni rettsu goo rettsu goo
inori o motte bigaku o motte
tsuki ni se o muke rettsu goo rettsu goo
aa umi ga moeta wa
aa kokyuu o tometa toki ni umareta mitai

A dove was flying, holding her bag –
Let’s go, let’s go back to your yesterday self
Holding our prayers, our aesthetics
Let’s turn our back to the Moon and let’s go, let’s go
Aah, the sea burned away
Aah, I felt like I’ve been born the moment my breath stopped

拘らず走る人ごみ よく訪れたよく訪れた
逆らえず歩く商店街 あの頃の2人 暮らしていたね

kakawarazu hashiru hito gomi yoku otozureta yoku otozureta
sakaraezu aruku shoutengai ano koro no futari kurashiteita ne

All the crowds running in spite of everything – I know them, I know them
And I walk the shop district without going against them – Yet I wanted to live as who we were back then

鳩が飛んだわ 鞄を持って
昨日のあなたにレッツゴーレッツゴー
祈りを持って 美学を持って
月に背を向けレッツゴーレッツゴー
ああ海が燃えたわ 
ああ呼吸を止めたときに生まれたみたい

hato ga tonda wa kaban o motte
kinou no anata ni rettsu goo rettsu goo
inori o motte bigaku o motte
tsuki ni se o muke rettsu goo rettsu goo
aa umi ga moeta wa
aa kokyuu o tometa toki ni umareta mitai

A dove was flying, holding her bag –
Let’s go, let’s go back to your yesterday self
Holding our prayers, our aesthetics
Let’s turn our back to the Moon and let’s go, let’s go
Aah, the sea burned away
Aah, I felt like I’ve been born the moment my breath stopped

ピカピカに光る新世界 欲にまみれた欲にまみれた
手足を乗せるは 南海本線 どこへ行こう みさき公園

pika pika ni hikaru shinsekai yoku ni mamireta yku ni mamireta
teashi o noseru wa Nankai honsen doko e ikou misaki kouen

The new world is sparkling with light, smeared in greed, smeared in greed
And what runs over my limbs is the Nankai main line – Where will it go? Misaki Park.

このよで、いちばん、はやい、いきもの
生まれおちた 生まれおちた
「死にたいの」「駄目よ」「もう駄目よ」
あの頃の2人 思い出したりしてみて

kono yo de, ichiban, hayai, ikimono
umare ochita umare ochita
“shinitai no” “dame yo” “mou dame yo”
ano koro no futari omoidashitari shite mite

The fastest, living creature, in the whole, world
It has born, it has born
“I want to die” “it’s not good” “I’m done for”
Just try to remember how we were back then

鳩が飛んだわ 鞄を持って
昨日のあなたにレッツゴーレッツゴー
祈りを持って 美学を持って
月に背を向けレッツゴーレッツゴー
ああ海が燃えたわ 
ああ呼吸を止めたときに生まれたみたい

hato ga tonda wa kaban o motte
kinou no anata ni rettsu goo rettsu goo
inori o motte bigaku o motte
tsuki ni se o muke rettsu goo rettsu goo
aaa umi ga moeta wa
aa kokyuu o tometa toki ni umareta mitai

A dove was flying, holding her bag –
Let’s go, let’s go back to your yesterday self
Holding our prayers, our aesthetics
Let’s turn our back to the Moon and let’s go, let’s go
Aah, the sea burned away
Aah, I felt like I’ve been born the moment my breath stopped

拘らず走る新世界 よくおとずれた よくおとずれた

kakawarazu hashiru shinsekai yoku otozureta yoku otozureta

The new world is running in spite of everything – I know that, I know that

Notes:

– Second stanza: “yoku otozureru” usually means “visits often”, so in a sense it’s a sentence which states familiarity with something. That’s why I’ve translated it this way.
– Fourth stanza: “Nankai honsen” is a railway line in Oosaka, which also stops in Misaki, famous for its park (click each words for more infos). Don’t question much about this whole stanza: Midori lyrics are mostly random nonsense.

shinsekai

Title: 鳩 (hato) (Dove)
Circle: ミドリ (Midori)
Album: Shinsekai
Vocals: Mariko Gotō
Lyrics: Mariko Gotō
Arrangement: ミドリ (Midori)
Release Date: 05/19/2010
Source: original

ミドリ – 春メロ


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ミドリ – 春メロ

言葉はちるよ 春の終わりに
なんて儚いのかな

kotoba wa chiru yo haru no owari ni
nante hakanai no kana

Words are scattering away, at the end of Spring
Just how ephemeral are they, I wonder?

拝啓 君はお元気ですか
僕は変わらず あの頃のままです
君と二人過ごした季節 
観えないものまで確かに観えていた

haikei kimi wa ogenki desu ka
boku wa kawarazu ano koro no mama desu
kimi to futari sugoshita kisetsu
mienai mono made tashika ni mieteita

My dear, how are you doing?
I’m still the same unchanged self from back then
The seasons I’ve spent with you
Made me clearly see even what I couldn’t see at all

言葉はちるよ 春の終わりに
言葉はちるよ 春の終わりに
言葉はちるよ 春の終わりに
なんて儚いのかな

kotoba wa chiru yo haru no owari ni
kotoba wa chiru yo haru no owari ni
kotoba wa chiru yo haru no owari ni
nante hakanai no kana

Words are scattering away, at the end of Spring
Words are scattering away, at the end of Spring
Words are scattering away, at the end of Spring
How fleeting they are…

ひとつひとつ紡ぎ出してく 
懐かしい君よ 幼き記憶よ
一度きりの幸せは過ぎ 
近くにあったものまで消えていた

hitotsu hitotsu tsumugi dashiteku
natsukashii kimi yo osanaki kioku yo
ichido kiri no shiawase wa sugi
chikaku ni atta mono made kieteita

I’ll put them all together, one by one
Those childish, nostalgic memories of you –
The once in a lifetime happiness is gone by now
And even what was right next to it disappeared along

言葉はちるよ 春の終わりに
言葉がちるよ 春の終わりに
言葉はちるよ 春の終わりに
なんて儚いのかな

kotoba wa chiru yo haru no owari ni
kotoba wa chiru yo haru no owari ni
kotoba wa chiru yo haru no owari ni
nante hakanai no kana

Words are scattering away, at the end of Spring
Words are scattering away, at the end of Spring
Words are scattering away, at the end of Spring
How fleeting they are…

Notes:

– “Haikei” (second stanza) is a word used at the beginning of written letter. The best thing it could be in English may be “Dear…” or something like that.
– The last stanza is repeated more than once throughout the ending. Also, the male voice whispers something by the end, but it’s unclear and not reported in the booklet.

shinsekai

Title: 春メロ (harumero) (Spring Melody)
Circle: ミドリ (Midori)
Album: Shinsekai
Vocals: Mariko Gotō, Hajime
Lyrics: Mariko Gotō, Hajime
Arrangement: ミドリ (Midori)
Release Date: 05/19/2010
Source: original

ミドリ – あかん!!


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ミドリ – あかん!!

あかん、もう、あかん!
あたし、もう、あかん!
あかん、もう、あかん!
突き破って!!

akan, mou, akan!
atashi, mou, akan!
akan, mou akan!
tsuki yabutte!!

Enough, geez, that’s enough!
I had enough of it!
Enough, geez, that’s enough!
I’ll break through it!

いける、もう、いける!
あたし、もう、いける!
いける、もう、いける!
突き破って!!

ikeru, mou, ikeru!
atashi, mou, ikeru!
ikeru, mou ikeru!
tsuki yabutte!!

I’ll live, geez, I’ll live!
I can live by now!
I’ll live, fine, I’ll live!
I’ll break through it!

生の解放を 生の解放を 生の解放を 生の解放を
生の解放を 生の解放を 生の解放を 生の解放を
生の解放を 生の解放を 生の解放を 生の解放を
生の解放を 生の解放を 生の解放を 生の解放を
生の解放を 生の解放を 生の解放を 生の解放を…、

sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o
sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o
sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o
sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o
sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o
sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o sei no kaihou o…

I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself,
I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself,
I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself,
I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself,
I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself, I’ll release myself…

あかん、もう、あかん!
あたし、もう、あかん!
あかん、もう、あかん!
突き破って!!

akan, mou, akan!
atashi, mou, akan!
akan, mouo akan!
tsuki yabutte!!

Enough, geez, that’s enough!
I had enough of it!
Enough, geez, that’s enough!
I’ll break through it!

Notes:

– “Akan” is the Oosaka dialect way to say “Dame”, meaning “no good”, “wrong”, “impossible”, “enough” or such. It’s often used to say “I have enough”, or simply “enough!”.
– “Ikeru” can be both “(can) live” or “(can) go” / “can do it”. Maybe the second one is more correct, but I prefered the first one. Being wrote in kana, it’s arguably both.
– “Sei” is usually the kanji for “life”, but it can also mean “oneself”. I simply found it more fitting this way, but could have easily been “I’ll release my life” or “I’ll release my spirit” – in this way this brings my translation closer to what the song is trying to say.

Title: あかん!! (akan!!) (Enough!!)
Circle: ミドリ (Midori)
Album: Swing (Single)
Vocals: Goto Mariko
Lyrics: Goto Mariko
Arrangement: ミドリ (Midori)
Release Date: 03/18/2009
Source: Original