YARUSE NAKIKOのBEAT English Translation

YARUSE NAKIKOのBEAT (Miserable Beat)
By NUMBER GIRL
Lyrics and Music by Mukai Shutoku

———

都市公団に整備された団地の6階
から公園が見えた。
中途ハンパな緑の配置
その公園のシーソーでオレは「ワニ殺し」という新種の遊びを開発した

笑って自慢気
笑って自慢気

1979年に起こった事件なのさ 1979年に起こった事件である
思い出している 一人部屋で
1979年に起こった事件なのさ 1979年に起こった事件である

1980年代にオレは中間試験を受けていた
その際問題用紙のウラっかわに
長編漫画を連載していた

笑って自慢気
笑って自慢気

1988年に起こった事件なのさ 1988年に起こった事件である
思い出している 一人部屋で
1988年に起こった事件なのさ 1988年に起こった事件である

———

toshi koudan ni seibi sareta danchi no roku kai
kara kouen ga mieta.
chuutohanpa na midori no haichi
sono kouen no shiso de ore wa “wani koroshi” to iu shinshu no asobi wo kaihatsu shita

waratte jiman ke
waratte jiman ke

sen kyu hyaku nana ju kyu nen ni okotta jiken nano sa sen kyu hyaku nana ju kyu nen ni okotta jiken de aru
omoide shite iru hitoribeya de
sen kyu hyaku nana ju kyu nen ni okotta jiken nano sa sen kyu hyaku nana ju kyu nen ni okotta jiken de aru

sen kyu hyaku hachi juu nendai ni ore wa chuukanshiken wo ukete ita
sono sai mondai youshi no ura kawa ni
chouhen manga wo nensai shite ita

waratte jiman ke
waratte jiman ke

sen kyu hyaku hachi juu hachi nen ni okatta jiken nano sa sen kyu hyaku hachi juu hachi nen ni okatta jiken de aru
omoide shite iru hitoribeya de
sen kyu hyaku hachi juu hachi nen ni okatta jiken nano sa sen kyu hyaku hachi juu hachi nen ni okatta jiken de aru

———

The city corporation was renovating some 6 story apartments
I could see from the park
A halfway green disposition
On a seesaw in that park, I developed a new way to play, which I call “crocodile killing”

Laughing with a trace of pride
Laughing with a trace of pride

Did this event occur in 1979? This event occurred in 1979.
Remembering that single room
Did this event occur in 1979? This event occurred in 1979.

1980, the year I was taking my midterm exams
On that occasion, the question sheet’s back side
Was being used for a feature-length manga

Laughing with a trace of pride
Laughing with a trace of pride

Did this event occur in 1988? This event occurred in 1988.
Remembering that single room
Did this event occur in 1988? This event occurred in 1988.

———

Note: Mukai was born in 1973. So if the speaker is himself, then he would be 6 years old in the first verse, 7 in the second, and 15 in the last chorus.

~ by seitekishoudo on August 24, 2010.

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