Russia is waging a disgraceful war on Ukraine. Stand With Ukraine!

シーサイドスリーピング (Seaside Sleeping) (English translation)

  • Artist: Asian Kung-Fu Generation (アジアン・カンフー・ジェネレーション)
  • Song: シーサイドスリーピング (Seaside Sleeping) Album: Easter

シーサイドスリーピング

歩道橋の階段で 息を切らして
向いのバス停でドアは閉まって 君は走り去った
不満を吐き出して 地面を蹴飛ばして
虚しくなってしまったので
昼間からビールを呷ってしまう
 
銘柄はなんだって別によかった
夕べの諍いも泡で流す
運河沿いの公園で煙草ふかして
時化た日曜日 空っぽになってしまったので
止め処なく どこへでも漂って
 
潮風は吹き止んだまま
モノレールが穏やかにスロープを下る
賑やかな遊園地では人々が鈴生りになって笑う
 
Lie down, down, down, down,
眠りこんでしまいそうだ
 
潮風は吹き止んだまま
モノレールが穏やかにスロープを下る
賑やかな遊園地では人々が鈴生りになって笑う
 
Submitted by fabio96fabio96 on Sat, 22/01/2022 - 21:46
English translationEnglish
Align paragraphs

Seaside Sleeping

The stairs of the pedestrian bridge. Out of breath.1
At the bus stop on the other side, the doors close. You ran away.
Vomiting my misery, I kicked the ground2
Since my actions were in vain
I gulped down a beer in the middle of the day3
 
Any brand is fine4
Last night's quarrel washes away in the foam5
I smoke a cigarette in the park by the canal
It was a gloomy Sunday. Since I've become hollow inside
I keep on aimlessly wandering
 
The sea breeze stopped blowing as
The monorail gently descended the slope
In the crowded amusement park, people crammed together laugh
 
Lie down, down, down, down,
I accidentally fall asleep
 
The sea breeze stopped blowing as
The monorail gently descended the slope
In the crowded amusement park, people crammed together laugh
 
  • 1. In the original Japanese, this line is written as two separate phrases which I have done here.
  • 2. The verb 吐き出す literally means to vomit.
  • 3. That is, the singer is drowning his sorrows.
  • 4. "Brand" here refers to the brand of beer the singer is drinking.
  • 5. I could have used "head" here, referring to a beer head (the foam on top), but used "foam" for clarity.
Thanks!
thanked 1 time

This translation is my own, although Katsuro helps a lot with editing and improving my translations. I'm OK with reposting, but please attribute the translation to Subeki Subtitles and link to my original translation here.

I feel that my Japanese is good enough that my translations are good reproductions of the original, but they may not be perfect. I'm always learning and improving so at some point, I may go back to this translation to make it better. If you see anything that should be fixed, please let me know! 頑張ります!

Submitted by Subeki SubtitlesSubeki Subtitles on Sun, 23/01/2022 - 13:12
Added in reply to request by fabio96fabio96
Comments
Read about music throughout history