Taratine English Translation

Taratine (Mother)
By Zazen Boys
Music and Lyrics by Mukai Shutoku

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半分空気の時間帯 風の味が冷たい
夕焼けがブレながら落ちていく音に
かき消され君の声はぜんぜん聞こえない
半分過ぎた今月 3分の1を通過した今日
女がざらついた時 女が猫づいた時
光った下くちびるふくらんで
顔近づけると巨大なたらちねのよう

知らん名前の でも昔習った星座
雲流れる夜 明日晴れそう いや化けそう
心ん中のうずまきにのみこまれそのまんま、
かまぼこになってしまいそうな その逆説的物言い
恥の記録 恥のアーカイヴス 恥の集合体
それを肴に一杯やったら
巨大なたらちねに抱かれて今日はもう寝る

今日はもう寝る

———

hanbun kuuki no jikan tai kaze no aji ga tsumetai
yuuyake ga bure nagara ochite iku oto ni
kakikesare kimi no koe wo zenzen kikoenai
hanbun sugita kongetsu sanbun no ichi wo tsuukashita kyou
onna ga zaratsu ita toki onna ga neko dzuita toki
hikatta moto kuchibiru fukurande
kao chikadzukeru to kyodai na tarachine no you

shiran namae no demo mukashi naratta seiza
kumo nagareru yoru ashita hare sou iya bake sou
kokoron naka no izimaki ni nomikomare sono manma,
kamaboko ni natte shimai sou na sono gyakusetsu teki monoii
haji no kiroku haji no a-kaivusu haji no shuugoutai
sore wo sakana ni ippai yattara
kyodai na tarachine ni idakarete kyou wa mou neru

kyou wa mou neru

———-

The taste of the wind is cold when I feel half-there
The sunset makes a sound as it blurs and falls down
Your voice is drowned out; I can’t hear it at all
Half the month passed, 3 minutes for every 1 day
When a woman is feeling rough, when a woman relies on a cat,
Her polished lower lip expands
Her face comes close like an enormous mother

Don’t know the name, but I learned that constellation long ago
A night of flowing clouds. Looks like sun tomorrow – No, a trap
The whirlpool in my heart takes it all in,
like it’s becoming kamaboko. This paradoxical way of speaking
is a shameful result; a shameful archive; a shameful assembly.
I serve it as a fancy cocktail
Enormous Mother will hold you as today you sleep again

As today you sleep again

———-

半分空気の時間帯 風の味が冷たい
hanbun kuuki no jikan tai kaze no aji ga tsumetai
The taste of the wind is cold when I feel half-there
夕焼けがブレながら落ちていく音に
yuuyake ga bure nagara ochite iku oto ni
The sunset makes a sound as it blurs and falls down
かき消され君の声はぜんぜん聞こえない
kakikesare kimi no koe wo zenzen kikoenai
Your voice is drowned out; I can’t hear it at all
半分過ぎた今月 3分の1を通過した今日
hanbun sugita kongetsu sanbun no ichi wo tsuukashita kyou
Half the month passed, 3 minutes passing for every 1 day
女がざらついた時 女が猫づいた時
onna ga zaratsu ita toki onna ga neko dzuita toki
When a woman is feeling rough, when a woman relies on a cat,
光った下くちびるふくらんで
hikatta moto kuchibiru fukurande
Her polished lower lip expands
顔近づけると巨大なたらちねのよう
kao chikadzukeru to kyodai na tarachine no you
Her face comes close like an enormous mother

知らん名前の でも昔習った星座
shiran namae no demo mukashi naratta seiza
Don’t know the name, but I learned that constellation long ago
雲流れる夜 明日晴れそう いや化けそう
kumo nagareru yoru ashita hare sou iya bake sou
A night of flowing clouds. Looks like sun tomorrow – No, a trap
心ん中のうずまきにのみこまれそのまんま、
kokoron naka no izimaki ni nomikomare sono manma,
The whirlpool in my heart takes it all in,
かまぼこになってしまいそうな その逆説的物言い
kamaboko ni natte shimai sou na sono gyakusetsu teki monoii
like it’s becoming kamaboko. This paradoxical way of speaking
恥の記録 恥のアーカイヴス 恥の集合体
haji no kiroku haji no a-kaivusu haji no shuugoutai
is a shameful result; a shameful archive; a shameful assembly.
それを肴に一杯やったら
sore wo sakana ni ippai yattara
I serve it as a fancy cocktail
巨大なたらちねに抱かれて今日はもう寝る
kyodai na tarachine ni idakarete kyou wa mou neru
Enormous Mother will hold you as today you sleep again

今日はもう寝る
kyou wa mou neru
As today you sleep again

———

Notes: Tarachine (or taratine) means mother, but has a connotation of breasts with it, sometimes regarding the woman who breastfeeds a child. The word 垂乳根 (tarachine) includes the character 乳 (chichi), which means breasts.

Kamaboko are fish paste loaves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamaboko

~ by seitekishoudo on February 20, 2011.

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