だめにんげんだ! || I’m a Loser!

だめにんげんだ!
dame ningen da!
I’m a Loser!

Vocals: 重音テト (Kasane Teto)
Lyrics: 薄塩指数 (Usushio Shisuu)
Composed by: 薄塩指数 (Usushio Shisuu)
Upload Date: June 25, 2019

Requested by: nnnaiuzh98
Watch the official video here!

So much of this song hinges on playing with the だ (da) sound. It feels like we see a new word each time it’s repeated. I wasn’t able to replicate it perfectly in English, but I feel like you might be able to do it if you were a bit looser with the meaning…


今日も布団を出られない アラームを5つかける
らんらら 欲望には逆らえない まるでちっともお金が貯まらない

kyou mo futon o derarenai araamu o itsutsu kakeru
ran ra ra yokubou ni wa sakaraenai maru de chitto mo okane ga tamaranai

I can’t get off my futon again today. I set 5 alarms.
La, la, la… I can’t disobey my desires. I can’t save any money at all.

口ではいつも謝る けど心じゃ知らん顔
らんらら 僕の気持ちがわかんない奴に説教食らっても効かない

kuchi de wa itsumo ayamaru kedo kokoro ja shiran kao
ran ra ra boku no kimochi ga wakannai yatsu ni sekkyou kurattemo kikanai

I always apologise, but I’m indifferent on the inside.
La, la, la… People who don’t understand how I feel lecture me, but it won’t work.

ああ だめになっていく 罪の意識薄れていく
図太いくせメンタルは弱い

aa dame ni natte iku tsumi no ishiki usurete iku
zubutoi kuse mentaru wa yowai

Ah… I’m failing. My awareness of my sin is weakening.
I’m shameless but mentally weak.

だだだ だだだ だめにんげんだから
君の気持ち 分からない 知らない
だだだ ダ・ヴィンチもびっくりの凡人っぷりさ

da da da da da da dameningen dakara
kimi no kimochi wakaranai shiranai
da da da da vinchi mo bikkuri no bonjin ppuri sa

I’m a lo-lo-lo lo-lo-lo loser
so I don’t understand your feelings. I don’t care.
Da-da-da Da Vinci was surprisingly ordinary too.

だだだ だだだ だめみたい ごめんね
僕はなんにも出来ない 出来ない
だだだ 誰でも構わない 承認をちょうだい

da da da da da da dame mitai gomenne
boku wa nanni mo dekinai dekinai
da da da dare demo kamawanai shounin o choudai

Looks like it’s no-no-no no-no-no no good. Sorry!
I can’t do anything. Not a thing!
Any-any-any anyone’s fine. I just want someone to acknowledge me!

騙すつもりはなかった だだだ だめにんげん!

damasu tsumori wa nakatta da da da dameningen!

I didn’t mean to deceive you. I’m a lo-lo-lo loser!

やらなきゃいけないことを溜めて勝手に苦しむ
らんらら 得意だと言い張ってることも実際大したことはない

yaranakya ikenai koto o tamete katte ni kurushimu
ran ra ra tokui da to iihatteru koto mo jissai taishita koto wa nai

I put off things I’ve gotta do and make myself suffer.
La la la. When I say I’m good at something it’s really nothing special at all.

「死にたい」と言い続け 10年経てど死んでない
らんらら 誰の意見も聞かないくせに全然自分を信じない

“shinitai” to ii tsudzuke juunen tatedo shindenai
ran ra ra dare no iken mo kikanai kuse ni zenzen jibun o shinjinai

I kept saying “I wanna die”, but though 10 years have passed I’m still alive.
La la la. I don’t ask for anyone’s opinion, but I don’t have a scrap of self-belief.

ああ だめになっていく 将来設計破綻している
気楽なくせ何もかも怖い

aa dame ni natte iku shourai sekkei hatan shite iru
kiraku na kuse nani mo kamo kowai

Ah… I’m failing. My plans for the future are failing.
I’m carefree but scared of everything.

だだだ だだだ だめにんげんだから
君の心 掴めない 見えない
だだだ ダラダラ生きてたい 5億円をちょうだい

da da da da da da dameningen dakara
kimi no kokoro tsukamenai mienai
da da da dara dara ikitetai go oku en o choudai

I’m a lo-lo-lo lo-lo-lo loser
so I can’t catch hold of your heart. I can’t see it.
I wanna live lei-lei-lei leisurely, so gimme five hundred million yen!

だだだ だだだ だめみたい やっぱり
僕はなんにも出来ない 出来ない
だだだ 誰ひとり残らず いなくなってバイバイ

da da da da da da dame mitai yappari
boku wa nanni mo dekinai dekinai
da da da dare hitori nokorazu inaku natte bai bai

Looks like it’s no-no-no no-no-no no good. Of course!
I can’t do anything. Not a thing.
Ev-ev-everyone vanishes without a trace. Bye-bye!

裏切るはずじゃなかった だだだ だめにんげん!

uragiru hazu ja nakatta da da da dameningen!

I wasn’t meant to betray anyone. I’m a lo-lo-lo loser!

だだだ だめにんげんだから
生き方さえ分からない 知らない
だだだ 大事ならやらなきゃ だめになる前に

da da da dameningen dakara
ikikata sae wakaranai shiranai
da da da daiji nara yaranakya dame ni naru mae ni

I’m a lo-lo-lo loser
so I don’t even know how to live. I’m not interested.
If it’s im-im-im important, I’ve gotta do it before I lose out.

だだだ だだだ だめにんげんだから
君の気持ち 分からない 知らない
だ だ だ ダ・ヴィンチもびっくりの凡人っぷりさ

da da da da da da dameningen dakara
kimi no kimochi wakaranai shiranai
da da da da vinchi mo bikkuri no bonjin ppuri sa

I’m a lo-lo-lo lo-lo-lo loser
so I don’t understand your feelings. I don’t care.
Da-da-da Da Vinci was surprisingly ordinary too.

だだだ だだだ だめみたい ごめんね
僕はなんにも出来ない 出来ない
だだだ 誰でも構わない 承認をちょうだい

da da da da da da dame mitai gomenne
boku wa nanni mo dekinai dekinai
da da da dare demo kamawanai shounin o choudai

Looks like it’s no-no-no no-no-no no good. Sorry!
I can’t do anything. Not a thing!
Any-any-any anyone’s fine. I want someone to acknowledge me!

こうなるはずじゃなかった
だだだ だめだめ! だだだ だめだめ! だだだ だめだめ!

kou naru hazu ja na katta
da da da dame dame! da da da dame dame! da da da dame dame!

It wasn’t meant to be like this!
It’s no-no-no no good! No-no-no no good! No-no-no no good!

だだだ だめにんげん!

da da da dame ningen!

I’m a lo-lo-lo loser!

One thought on “だめにんげんだ! || I’m a Loser!

  1. raineydayparade October 14, 2019 / 11:46 am

    Catchy, Teto is certainly used for a lot of ‘relatable’ songs lol :’D

    Liked by 1 person

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