lion

lion Vocals: emaruLyrics: Asahi (アサヒ)Composed by: Asahi (アサヒ)Album: swimming classroomGroup: macaroomRelease date: March 7, 2018 Check out the album on Bandcamp! The lyrics are quite short, yet they seem to pack a powerful and ever-relevant message: don’t lose sight of yourself. 移し替える 移し替えるあきれたら乗り換える体忘れている無力な人 utsushikaeru utsushikaeruakiretaranorikaeru karadawasurete irumuryoku na hito They switch between bodiesand once they’ve had enoughthey… Continue reading lion

chikyuu || earth

chikyuuearth Vocals: emaruLyrics: Asahi (アサヒ)Composed by: Asahi (アサヒ)Album: official bootleg (c)Group: macaroomRelease date: 28 November 2019 Buy the album on Bandcamp!Watch the official music video on YouTube! This track is part of a series of ‘bootleg’ albums released by the group in 2019. The idea behind them is that you’re free to do what you… Continue reading chikyuu || earth

akuma || demons

akumademons Vocals: emaruLyrics: Asahi (アサヒ)Composed by: Asahi (アサヒ)Album: swimming classroomGroup: macaroomRelease date: March 7, 2018 Requested by: Mint S. DecotCheck out the album on Bandcamp! I will say this 1000 times, but this was one of my most favourite albums from 2018, and this is my favourite track from the album. From the very first piano… Continue reading akuma || demons

kaijyuu || monsters

kaijyuumonsters Vocals: emaruLyrics: Asahi (アサヒ)Composed by: Asahi (アサヒ)Album: homephone TEGroup: macaroomRelease date: July 6, 2016 Watch the official music video here!Check out the album on Bandcamp! macaroom’s on my list of groups whose music I want to translate more of. They released a new album in early March, and I’m waiting for some time to… Continue reading kaijyuu || monsters

東京節 || The Tokyo Song

東京節 Tokyo-bushi The Tokyo Song Vocals: emaru Lyrics: Soeda Tomomichi/Satsuki (添田知道[添田さつき]) Composed by: Henry Clay Work Arranged by: Asahi (アサヒ) Group: macaroom Release date: March 22, 2015 Requested by: Eiki Update: I updated the translation for accuracy thanks to some helpful feedback from 空見りんき Listen to the track here! So, this is an arrangement of… Continue reading 東京節 || The Tokyo Song

tsuiraku

tsuiraku falling Vocals: emaru Lyrics: Asahi (アサヒ) Composed by: Asahi (アサヒ) Album: homephone TE Group: macaroom Release date: July 6, 2016 This is definitely one of my favourite tracks from the album, but the whole album is really great! I noticed that this album’s lyrics are more ‘postmodern’ than room-103’s lyrics. I guess the emphasis… Continue reading tsuiraku

shinkirou dropper || mirage dropper

shinkirou dropper mirage dropper Vocals: emaru Lyrics: Asahi (アサヒ) Composed by: Asahi (アサヒ) Album: room-103 【Official Site】 Group: macaroom Release date: August 14, 2010 Requested by: syrup Like last time, I tried to be flexible while translating this. I love the atmosphere of the song, so I tried to bring out those elements in the… Continue reading shinkirou dropper || mirage dropper

ame || rain

ame rain Vocals: emaru Lyrics: Asahi (アサヒ) Composed by: Asahi (アサヒ) Album: room-103 【Official Site】 Group: macaroom Release date: August 14, 2010 Requested by: syrup Another wonderful track from the Asahi/emaru duo. I tried to take a flexible approach in translating these lyrics – I’ve found myself really appreciating the flexibility of language recently. I… Continue reading ame || rain