ラズベリーポイズン || Raspberry Poison

ラズベリーポイズン
razuberii poizun
Raspberry Poison

Vocals: Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)
Lyrics: john
Composed by: john
Upload date: 9 January 2020

Requested by: MV
Watch the official video on YouTube!


欲しがった報酬は 寒気すらするほど微塵の
歯切れの悪そうな 慈しみのない感情論法
ほれほれ警鐘だ 右も左も塞がって
散り散りばら撒いた 意味のない言葉だ

hoshigatta houshuu wa samuke sura suru hodo mijin no
hagire no warusou na itsukushimi no nai kanjou ronpou
horehore keishou da migi mo hidari mo fusagatte
chirijiri bara maita imi no nai kotoba da

The reward you wanted was so small it could send shivers down one’s spine.
Sentimental reasoning without affection seemed inarticulate.
Look, look, the alarm bell is ringing. Left and right are blocked.
Meaningless words were scattered in pieces.

輪舞曲(ロンド)

rondo  

Rondo

怠った代償は この身に降り注ぐ非難と
切なく咲く夢想だ 逃げても追いついて現実逃走
捨て駒上等さ 駆け抜けたお前を殺して
shava da va 転がった 醜く足搔いて

okotatta daishou wa kono mi ni furisosogu hinan to
setsunaku saku musou da nigetemo oitsuite genjitsu tousou
sutekoma joutou sa kakenuketa omae o koroshite
shava da va korogatta minikuku ashi mogaite

My compensation for shirking is the criticism falling on me
and my dream that blooms painfully. Though I run, they catch up in this flight from reality.
What a superior sacrificial pawn. I kill you, whom I overtook.
Shava da va. I tumbled over, struggling unseemly.

まるで 限界だって笑ってさ
ラズベリポイズン 喰らっちゃって
お楽しみはこれから 無いといったっていい
執行猶予 耐え抜いてさ
エビバデ脳内 ヤっちゃって
その揺らめく視線が 幻想に溶けるまで

maru de genkai datte waratte sa
razuberi poizun kuracchatte
otanoshimi wa kore kara nai to ittatte ii
shikkou yuuyo taenuite sa
ebibade nounai yacchatte
sono yurameku shisen ga gensou ni tokeru made

It’s like I’ve reached my limit, so I laugh.
I devour raspberry poison.
The enjoyment is still to come, even if you say it isn’t.
I’ll stick it out through this suspended sentence.
Everyone, have sex inside your minds
until your wavering vision dissolves into fantasy.

落ちこぼれ劣等感 例えるならそれらは悪役(ヴィラン)で
スケコマシ自己嫌悪 愚か者ついでにくだらん妄想
彩の絢爛さ 誤魔化した幾多の興奮(エレクト)
ボロボロと流した 雫が綺麗ね

ochikobore retsutoukan tatoeru nara sorera wa viran de
sukekomashi jiko ken’o orokamono tsuide ni kudaran mousou
irodori no kenran sa gomakashita ikuta no koufun
boroboro to nagashita shizuku ga kirei ne

This is the leftovers’ inferiority complex. You could say they’re the villains.
This is the philanderer’s self-hatred. The fools take this chance to have an idiotic delusion.
It’s colourful brilliance. I faked countless erections. (1)
It flowed out in clumps. The droplets are so beautiful.

まるで 限界だって笑ってさ
ラズベリポイズン 喰らっちゃって
お楽しみはこれから 無いといったっていい
執行猶予 耐え抜いてさ
エビバデ脳内 ヤっちゃって
その揺らめく視線が 幻想に溶けるまで

maru de genkai datte waratte sa
razuberi poizun kuracchatte
otanoshimi wa korekara nai to ittatte ii
shikkou yuuyo taenuite sa
ebibade nounai yacchatte
sono yurameku shisen ga gensou ni tokeru made

It’s like I’ve reached my limit, so I laugh.
I devour raspberry poison.
The enjoyment is still to come, even if you say it isn’t.
I’ll stick it out through this suspended sentence.
Everyone, have sex inside your minds
until your wavering vision dissolves into fantasy.

もしもこのままずっと
独りぼっちでもきっと
美しく溶けていたい

moshimo kono mama zutto
hitoribocchi demo kitto
utsukushiku tokete itai

Even if, as I am now,
I remain alone forever,
I want to melt away beautifully.

まるで 限界だって笑ってさ
ラズベリポイズン 喰らっちゃって
お楽しみはこれから 無いといったっていい
執行猶予 耐え抜いてさ
エビバデ脳内 ヤっちゃって
その揺らめく視線が 幻想に溶けるまで

maru de genkai datte waratte sa
razuberi poizun kuracchatte
otanoshimi wa kore kara nai to ittatte ii
shikkou yuuyo taenuite sa
ebibade nounai yacchatte
sono yurameku shisen ga gensou ni tokeru made

It’s like I’ve reached my limit, so I laugh.
I devour raspberry poison.
The enjoyment is still to come, even if you say it isn’t.
I’ll stick it out through this suspended sentence.
Everyone, have sex inside your minds
until your wavering vision dissolves into fantasy.

ファンキーだって踊ってさ
ラズベリポイズン 落ちていけ
お楽しみは二度とは ないと分かってた
Goodbye Journey on the Clover
エビバデ脳内 ヤっちゃって
その揺らめく視線が 幻想に溶けるまで

fankii datte odotte sa
razuberi poizun ochite ike
otanoshimi wa nidoto wa nai to wakatteta
Goodbye Journey on the Clover
ebibade nounai yacchatte
sono yurameku shisen ga gensou ni tokeru made

It’s funky, so I’ll dance.
Raspberry poison, fall!
I knew that this pleasure wouldn’t come again.
Goodbye, journey on the clover.
Everyone, have sex inside your minds
until your wavering vision dissolves into fantasy.


(1) 興奮 (koufun – excitement/arousal) is written and エレクト (erekuto, lit. ‘erect’) is sung

3 thoughts on “ラズベリーポイズン || Raspberry Poison

  1. MV August 14, 2020 / 1:27 pm

    Oh my gosh, thank you so much! This is one of my favorite john songs and I’m so glad to see it now! ❤
    I have a question, if you don't mind me asking (I have hardly any knowledge of Japanese, haha). The other translations of this song that I've found usually translate "ebibade nounai yacchatte" to something like "everybody's bad in the head". May I ask how/why you translated it to "Everyone, have sex inside your minds"? Is it some kind of word play going over my head (the same thing with "countless erections")?
    You don't need to respond, but I'm nonetheless curious and appreciative of your work! It's fantastic, thank you so much!

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    • Releska August 14, 2020 / 1:40 pm

      Hi there! Thanks for the comment – I was reluctant to translate it that way, but I thought that, given the sexual content present elsewhere in the song, it was appropriate to look at やる as ‘to do (as in ‘to do/have sex with a person’).

      It becomes something like 脳内(で)やっちゃって. Another thing to watch out for is that the first part of this verb is written in katakana. That made me think the lyricist wanted a different sort of emphasis on the verb.

      Finally, the next sentence ends in まで (made), which implies that the verb at the end of the previous line is something that takes place until the end of the next line.

      I can see how you’d get “everybody’s bad in the head”, because the phrase 肘やっちゃって (hiji yacchatte – I’ve injured my elbow) exists. We could apply that here, and I’d definitely change it if I get some further advice supporting it.

      The part with the erections is explained because the word 興奮 (excitement/arousal) is written and エレクト (lit. ‘erect’) is sung. That probably needed a translation note so I’ll add it in.

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      • MV August 14, 2020 / 2:53 pm

        Aah, thank you so much! That was really enlightening! And I straight-up laughed when I found out that エレクト is sung. For some reason, I never noticed until now? This makes so much more sense lol.
        Once again, awesome job and thank you for explaining!

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