YAPOOS – IRON FLAME [TETSU NO HI] (1988)

lyrics and music by TOSHIRO SENSUI

Another track off of Daitenshi no you ni / Like an Archangel, which remains my least favorite Yapoos album, but the process of translating it has been enlightening, mostly because it’s made me appreciate at the very least the lyrical content of the songs, even if I can’t really vibe to them musically.

Sensui sure does love his metaphors, huh?

Translation and notes under the cut:

Burst into flames in the freezing darkness
Love knows no fear
Soar into the air on a fountain of blood
A destiny God only knows
The disaster at the limits of lust, different from a dream unending
Bathe yourself in the iron flame, pass through the iron flame
And climb to heaven on the iron flame

The nude stars are but another
Proof of love, sparkling
Illuminate the woman you adore
A form God only knows
The disaster at the limits of lust, different from a dream unending
Bathe yourself in the iron flame, pass through the iron flame
And climb to heaven on the iron flame

“I’m alive right here…and I’ll always watch over you.”
Bathe yourself in the iron flame, pass through the iron flame
Bathe yourself in the iron flame, TWIST OF FATE
“Don’t cry… this isn’t the end! I can love you even more than I have until now!”

Bathe yourself in the iron flame, pass through the iron flame
INSTEAD OF ENDLESS DREAM

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