As a talented and creative person, I can identify with this song. Oh, I’m also too humble, and I’m a bit too awesome. If I were a dog I’d be more than a Great Dane, I’d be an Awesome Dane. If you do better translations than me please don’t write to me, my fragile ego simply can’t take it. LOVE ME!
Bump of Chicken – Sainoujin Ouenka (Song for the Gifted)
The reason I’ve forgotten what I was once good at
is because I found someone who was better at it than me.
I’ve known for some time now, that the world isn’t there for my sake.
What’s the big deal if one person goes to sleep.
My life is ordinary. Ordinary but complicated.
life goes on in this little corner of the planet
There’s no cheering, and no limelight to speak of
it’s not a life that you can expect much from.
“La la la” comes spilling from the lips
A “La la la” that sends the tiniest of waves through the air.
a quiet little voice, a song that only one person heard. “la la la”
The reason I want to forget the dream that meant so much to me,
is because even if it comes true, I won’t make any money on it
It became painfully apparent, that you aren’t there for my sake.
what’s the big deal if one person vanishes.
A musician that was once a fan. A new release, killing time
by the time it’s on the charts, I don’t even care anymore.
yes, yes. It’s all peachy. The fact that I once believed in any of this
makes me wish I was dead.
From that throat comes “La la la”
A “La la la” that raised the temperature just the tiniest bit
A song that swims the short distance to your ears. “La la la”
The next door neighbor, a promising future, one of the gifted
People like that, tell us “do your best”.
Do they see us as lazy? If I were to ask would they nod in affirmation?
I wish I was dead, I want to live!
I’m not here for the sake of the world, I’m not here for the sake of someone else
I had things I was good at. I had dreams that meant a lot to me.
We all know that no songs are sung for us.
It’s no big deal.
The “La la la” that spills from the lips.
The “La la la” that flows from that throat.
that lovely distance, the song meant for only those ears. La la la”
I sing a “La la la” meant for me
You sing a “La la la” meant for you
a song meant for only one person, someday sung loudly
“La la la”
Translated By: Brian Stewart & Takako Sakuma