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Mr Children: Derumo (Model)

January 11, 2009

Derumo (Model)

Going back and forth between Tokyo and Paris
In my late 20s, the prime of my life
A bubbly guy, crossing the gap between generations
Sucking up to clients

Always my own manager, dieting, going without sleep
Always looking cheerful, but feeling dead inside

When I say I’m a model, everyone says “Wow!”
And admire me
Four or five years ago
I was high on that kind of thing
But would it be asking too much to say I’m lonely?
It’s overrated
There’s never anybody I can depend on, when I turn around I’m alone

Though my sense of masculinity has been distorted
I laugh at this generation of mummy’s boys
Every night I make a long-distance call
To a friend of mine from when I was young and unknown
Talking to her, don’t get the wrong idea
But it might not so bad to be tied down

Um, lately I’ve got to thinking
What is happiness, really?
Love and marriage
Isn’t all girls are for
But what will fill up
The big hole in my heart?
I’m happy, I’m sad
Sometimes I cry, a model

I sing a lullaby from my old town, looking for my mother’s kind face

When I say I’m a model, everyone says “Ooh!”
And looks at me curiously
When I was in my teens
I dreamed like mad about that kind of thing
But would it be whiny to say it’s hard?
It’s overrated
There’s never anyone I can open my heart to, I’ve realised I’m alone, oh yeah

Lately I thought once again
What is happiness, really?
Everyone jokes
About what if they end up with kids
But it’s serious to me
I’m never satisfied
I’m happy, I’m sad
I cry a little, a model

I’m still young (model)
I want to shine (model)
I’m the world champion (model)
Of Orimo’s Celebrity Swimming Contest*

Uh…da…
Da…yeah…
Uh, model…
Ah, Orimo…

Translated by Kiwi Musume

Derumo

Tokyo barikan wo ittari kitarishite
junbumanban no nijuudai gohan dane
baburiina seidai koutai no nami oshinokete
kuraianto ni kobi uttari nankashite

itsumo jiko kanri daietto suiminzosoku
hanayakana youde atte shinda kininariyattenda

derumotteitara [ee!] tteminnaga
ichimoku oite atsukatte
shi, go nen mo mae nara sonna kanjini
chotto yoishiretakedo
sabishiitte ittara zeitakukana
kaikaburarete itsudatte
kokoro yuruseru hitowa naku furi mukeba hitorikiri

jibunno nanseikan ga kushi oshiteirunoni
mazakon tarakeno sedai wo waratte mitari
maiban osakan na mumeijidaino tomoto
choukyo ri denwa sonde motte kanojo ga iuniwa
[konna koto kiite gokai shinai deyo
shibarareru notte keshikou kimochi ii kamoshinnaina]

anone kono aida futo omottano
“shiawase”tte tsumari nani nanoyo
keshikon de attari koiga onna no
subete janai ni shitemo
kokoroni pokkari ai tamanmano
ana wo nani ga umetekureruno
ureshii yona kanashiiyona
toki ni wa namida moderu

haha no yasashi ki omokage wo oikakete utau furusatono komoriuta

derumotte ittara ¡Öaa!¡×tte minna ga
monomezurashi kini michatte
juudai no koro wa sonna kanji wo
hitasura yume mitakedo
kurushiitte ittara oo gesakana
kaikaburarete itsudatte
kokoro hirakeru hito wa naku kiga tsukeba hitori kiri

Oh yeah! kono aida mata omottano
“shiawase”tte tsumari nani nanoyo
kodomo tsucchae batte minna ga
karui nori de iukedo
watashi ni totte wa shinkoku nano
mitasarena kute itsudatte ureshii yona kanashiiyona
choppiri namida moderu

madamada wakaino (derumo)
kiitetaino (derumo)
watashiga sekai no (derumo)
suiei taikaino ori mo manso

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