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Mr Children: UFO

August 21, 2008

UFO

      03.05.29
      Artist: Mr Children
      Title: UFO
      Words: Sakurai Kazutoshi
      Music: Sakurai Kazutoshi

      You droop your shoulders, “Nothing’s going my way”
      Before I knew it I had pulled you into an embrace.
      That mysterious light we saw that day,
      You wanna write it off, joking that it’s like Adamsky *1.
      changing subjects to avoid the heart of the matter,
      as if it were swollen.

      twirl some spaghetti which is getting cold onto the fork
      chewing on the sweet melancholy
      stop trying to make things balance,
      when you spit out love,
      I’m more relieved than I was yesterday
      when we didn’t talk at all, yet I wonder…

      Aside from just knowing how we both feel about one another
      we’re partners in crime, there’s no question about it
      I can’t hate the one who believes in me comepletely,
      which makes it all that much harder to understand.

      Why is it now of all times we find ourselves drawn to one another?

      A floating unknown light from somewhere far away
      surrounds us.
      and brings us to a world free of suffering and troubles
      the heavy thud of a low flying passenger plane
      tears up my selfish dream.

      A floating unknown light from somewhere far away
      surrounds us.
      and invites us to a world free of suffering and troubles.
      that dream with the UFO in it
      My heart floats weightlessly in space
      Please take us away to a dream,
      I guess that UFO isn’t coming.

      Translated By: Brian Stewart & Takako Sakuma

      Translator’s Notes: Takko, There seems to be three people in this song.
      The singer, his wife and a second woman. And nothing seems to be going
      well in any of his relationships. On to the *’s.

      *1 – Adamsky was the name of the man who is creditted with first reporting
      seeing a UFO or (Unidentified Flying Object) in the sky. In the song the
      girl is not actually saying he’s Adamsky, it’s more like she’s
      sarcastically remarking that he’s a “crackpot”. Comparing his serious
      observation of the mysterious light to the rather cartoony depictions of
      UFOs from old Sci-fi movies spawned from Adamsky’s claim of ‘contact’ with
      life from beyond.
      Romaji

      “umaku ikanai koto bakari da yo” to
      kimi ga kata wo otosu kara, ki ga tsukeba dakiyoseteta
      ano hi issho ni mita kimyou na hikari
      adamusuki- da nandato chakashite choukeshi shitain darou
      haremono sawaru mitai na kokushin wo sakeru wadai

      samekaketa supageti- wo fo-ku ni makitsukete ha
      amai yuutsuu wo kamishimeru
      baransu toru no ha yamete, ai wo hakidashitara
      tsugundeta kinou yori mune no tsukae ha nakunaru kedo
      dou ka naa

      tagai no mune no uchi ni kizuiteiru ijyou
      bokura ha kyouhansha da nen wo oshite tashikamenakute mo
      boku wo shinjikitteiru ano hito wo, kirai ni nare mo shinai kara
      yokei wakannakunarun da

      naze futari ima ni natte hikiatteshimaun darou

      haruka kanata kara hirai suru michi no hikari ga
      bokura wo tsutsunde
      mayoi mo kurushimi mo nai sekai he tsuresaru
      migatte na sono yume ha
      teikuuhikou no ryokyakki no chihibiki ni
      hagitorareta

      haruka kanata kara hirai suru michi no hikari ga
      bokura wo tsutsunde
      mayoi mo kurushimi mo nai sekai he to izanau
      ano UFO (yu-fo) ga detekuru yume
      boku no kokoro wo mujyuuryoku no sora he ukaberu
      futari wo yume no naka he tsuretette okure
      UFO konai ka naa

      Romaji By: Brian Stewart

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