YAPOOS – LABOR COMFORT SONG [ROUDOU IAN SHOUKA] (1987)

lyrics by JUN TOGAWA | music by NOBUO NAKAHARA

“A song rooting for all those laboring in Asia.“ – Togawa Jun

“A song for countries in the East.“ – Nakahara Nobuo

Perhaps influenced by Togawa’s earlier work on Far Eastern Comfort Songs?

Translation and notes under the cut:

They work and they work
They work and they work
They work and they work
They work and they work

A woman with bound feet
Pushing a pump
A destitute man
Pulling an ox cart

They work and they work
They work and they work
They work and they work
They work and they work

A daughter drawing a bow
As she gathers rice
An old woman in a tent
Made of felt

The laborers, they believe
In fables and miracles
The laborers, they believe
In fables and miracles

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