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Hirasawa Susumu (Unofficial) Lyrics & Other Sundry Translations

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P-Model -「サンシャイン・シティー」/ P-Model - "Sunshine City" Lyrics
Hirasawa - Red
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I can never decide if I love OLD P-Model songs because of their own inherent qualities or because the contrast with later P-Model/Hirasawa is so interesting. "Sunshine City" is a nice punk-ish song, with music by Tanaka and lyrics by Mr. Hirasawa's own older brother. :)

Incidentally, the song "Sunshine City" is from a 1979 album. In 1978, the Sunshine City area of Tokyo opened up--a very visible symbol of Japan's economic booms in the 1960s and 1970s. Moreover, (as noted in the comments on the LJ version of this post) it was built on the former site of Sugamo Prison, which housed first political prisoners of the Japanese and later war criminals arrested by the Allied Occupation. WELL THEN.

P-Model -「サンシャイン・シティー」

サンシャイン・シティー
ペテンの街で
サンシャイン・シティー
詩人は死んだ
サンシャイン・シティー
死人が生んだ
サンシャイン・シティー
ジャンキー・シティーシティー
UP, HANG UP, UP SPEED UP
UP, HANG UP, UP SPEED UP

ジャンキー・シティー
コピーの街で
ジャンキー・シティー
予感は死んだ
ジャンキー・シティー
ビタミンが生んだ
ジャンキー・シティー
エリート・シティーシティー
UP, HANG UP, UP TO DATE
UP, HANG UP, UP TO DATE

エリート・シティー
受験の街で
エリート・シティー
異端は死んだ
エリート・シティー
レミングが生んだ
エリート・シティー
瓦礫のシティーシティー
UP, HANG UP, UP TO YOU
UP, HANG UP, UP TO YOU

サンシャイン・シティー
ペテンの街で
サンシャイン・シティー
詩人は死んだ
サンシャイン・シティー
死人が生んだ
サンシャイン・シティー
ジャンキー・シティー
UP, HANG UP, IT'S ALL UP
UP, HANG UP, IT'S ALL UP
UP, HANG UP, IT'S ALL UP
UP, HANG UP, IT'S ALL UP


P-Model - "Sanshain Shitii"

Sunshain shitii
Peten no machi de
Sunshain shitii
Shijin wa shinda
Sunshain shitii
Shinin ga unda
Sunshain shitii
Jankii shitii shitii
UP, HANG UP, UP SPEED UP
UP, HANG UP, UP SPEED UP

Jankii shitii
Kopii no machi de
Jankii shitii
Yokan wa shinda
Jankii shitii
Bitamin ga unda
Jankii shitii
Eriito shitii shitii
UP, HANG UP, UP TO DATE
UP, HANG UP, UP TO DATE

Eriito shitii
Juken no machi de
Eriito shitii
Itan wa shinda
Eriito shitii
Remingu ga unda
Eriito shitii
Gareki no shitii shitii
UP, HANG UP, UP TO YOU
UP, HANG UP, UP TO YOU

Sunshain shitii
Peten no machi de
Sunshain shitii
Shijin wa shinda
Sunshain shitii
Shinin ga unda
Sunshain shitii
Jankii shitii
UP, HANG UP, IT'S ALL UP
UP, HANG UP, IT'S ALL UP
UP, HANG UP, IT'S ALL UP
UP, HANG UP, IT'S ALL UP




P-Model - "Sunshine City"

Sunshine city
In the city of swindling
Sunshine city
A poet died
Sunshine city
A dead man gave birth to
Sunshine city
Junkie city city
Up, hang up, up speed up
Up, hang up, up speed up

Junkie city
In the city of copies
Junkie city
Premonition died
Junkie city
Vitamins gave birth to
Junkie city
Elite city city
Up, hang up, up to date
Up, hang up, up to date

Elite city
In the city of exam-taking*
Elite city
Heresy died
Elite city
Lemmings gave birth to
Rubble city city
Up, hang up, up to you
Up, hang up, up to you

Sunshine city
In the city of swindling
Sunshine city
A poet died
Sunshine city
A dead man gave birth to
Sunshine city
Junkie city
Up, hang up, it's all up
Up, hang up, it's all up
Up, hang up, it's all up
Up, hang up, it's all up

* Probably referring to taking entrance exams for certain universities. Tokyo is home to many schools, most notably one that is still considered the #1 elite school, the University of Tokyo. Competition to pass the entrance exams to get into schools is extremely harsh even now, despite various reform efforts since the 1980s.



This entry was originally posted at http://phonon-belt.dreamwidth.org/12582.html.

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I have to say, reading about Sugamo Prison on which Sunshine City was built upon, makes lines like "A dead man gave birth to/Sunshine City" in particular stand out. It might be worth noting in this translation.

Also, so Yuichi Hirasawa is Susumu Hirasawa's older brother then? I had always figured he was related - especially because Hirasawa does not seem to be a common name - but I wasn't sure how exactly. So thanks for that tidbit too!

I've added a note about Sugamo Prison as you suggested. :)

And yep, Yuichi is the older brother.

This is pretty cool, always wanted to know what this song could possibly mean, thank you.

Ooohh, by the way, how many brothers or sisters does Hirasawa have? I only have heard he's from a huge family (but not pretty certain about that lol)

Glad you found the translation helpful!

No idea how many siblings he has. Would be interesting to find out.

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