YAPOOS – ACCORDING TO THE AFFIDAVIT… [KYOUJUTUSHO NI YOREBA] (1991)

lyrics by JUN TOGAWA | music by NOBUO NAKAHARA

The final song to be translated off of Dial Y! and a song about… murder? Secret agents? It’s from the secret agent-y album so I assume it has something to do with all of that. Also, affidavit is clearly a legal term.

Translation and notes under the cut:

As feigned meekness and shackles were my friends
No, because they were my friends
I restrained from resorting to
Yelling about principles and assertions
I wanted to be virtuous
I wanted to be a good person

My irreproachable conduct was to believe only
In ethics and morals, wanting not for independence
I even restrained myself from invoking
Justice or wisdom towards another, but
I wanted to be virtuous
I wanted to be a good person

Why, oh why
Did it end up like this?
Where, oh were
Did I go wrong?
Why, why am
I in a place like this?
Why, why did I
Do a thing like that?

The choices, the impulses
Of a moment, an instant
They’re the same for everyone
It’s not someone else’s problem

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