SUCHMOS – STAY TUNE (2016)

lyrics by YONCE/HSU | music by SUCHMOS

I’ve seen a few Japanese people on the net rib Suchmos for their reliance on like, English phrases shoved randomly into their lyrics, especially considering they’re not totally correct. Generally speaking, I try and keep it close-ish to the original, but there’s a bit in this with a random Japanese verb in the middle of an otherwise English phrase, which proved a bit of a challenge.

Anyway, don’t kill me for selling out and tranlsating a pop song, especially one that’s looked down upon by almost everyone I know. Sometimes I just want to translate fun songs that I dance to. Thank you.

Translation and notes under the cut:

STAY TUNE IN TOKYO FRIDAY NIGHT
OH GOOD TIME WON’T HEAL ME, LIKE THE DEAD RISING SOON

Can’t find it no matter where I look
GOOD GIRL exchanging my glance
Tired of only seeing balloons
Fed up with it already
I ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR A PIECE SO LONG TIME
The corpse of a BAD GIRL coming to attack
Not gonna wait for chance
Fed up with it already

GOOD NIGHT
To the dudes in brand clothing
GOOD NIGHT
To the dudes waiting in front of M (1)
GOOD NIGHT
To the dudes who only have their smarts
GOOD NIGHT
To the dudes who are vast and shallow

23 HAUNTED NOW THE TIME
SAT, SCRAMBLE COMIN’

SOMEBODY TO LOVE, even acting cool I can’t find her
GOOD GIRL with quiet footsteps
Tired of only hearing famous quotes
Fed up with it already

Let that smile bubble up on your SEXY MOUTH
Let me hear a story about PEACE
Look at me with that COOL gaze
And try me out just once

GOOD NIGHT
To the dudes in brand clothing
GOOD NIGHT
To the dudes waiting in front of M
GOOD NIGHT
To the dudes who only have their smarts
GOOD NIGHT
To the dudes who are vast and shallow

STAY TUNE IN TOKYO FRIDAY NIGHT
OH GOOD TIME WON’T HEAL ME, LIKE THE DEAD RISING SOON

23 HAUNTED NOW THE TIME
SAT, SCRAMBLE COMIN’


1: Not sure, but potentially McDonald’s, if we’re going with the whole ‘Tokyo at night’ image. Some people suggest it could stand for masochism or a manga¬†kissa as well.

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