YAPOOS – THEME [1992]

lyrics and music by JUN TOGAWA

It’s Yapoos’ theme song! Essentially a joyous fuck-you to everyone who doubted them or read too far into their music and featuring a kind of questionable English chorus that I’m leaving intact, albeit bolded.

Fun fact: this is one of the few songs that Togawa composed as well as wrote the lyrics to. She usually composed 1-2 songs on each later Yapoos albums, with all the members taking turns writing lyrics and music. I can’t think of any pre-Yapoos songs that she had a hand in writing the music to, but I could be wrong.

Translation and notes under the cut:

Someone that we’d never met went and said they hated us
Somebody that we’d just met suddenly told us they hate us
That’s because us we’re Yapoos!

Hey, hey, wanna be somebody else.
But, maybe I love me. (I love me!)
So, like a rolling stone or
Like a rolling rugby ball. (Y-A-P!)

Even though tons of magazines all wrote that we were geniuses
But by the people around and the authorities we’re told we’re inaccessible
That’s just because we’re Yapoos!

Hey, hey, wanna be somebody else.
But, maybe I love me. (I love me!)
Honey, like a rolling stone or
Like a rolling snow ball. (Y-A-P!)

And even if, perhaps, there was some ill will seen in us
Just remember, it’s not towards you! It’s fake, cheap drama
All we are are Yapoos, plain and simple.

Hey. hey. wanna be somebody else.
But, maybe I love me. (I love me!)
Sugar, like a rolling stone or
Like a rolling one yen coin. (Y-A-P!)

Hey, hey, wanna be somebody else.
But, maybe I love me.
Like a rolling rugby ball.
Yes, must I love me.

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