Japanese Music – Sick Person´s Song

October 24, 2011 Juju Kurihara Entertainment, Music Tags: 2 Comments

song from yamaguchiAt the end of Honshu island, there is a prefecture called Yamaguchi (山口). And seems like they are making series of songs "Yamaguchi de umareta uta (山口でうまれた歌 / songs born in Yamaguchi)", which I´ve just discovered by accident.

 

yamaguchi

 

First of all, where is Yamaguchii?

It´s here, at the tail of Honshu (本州).

Yamaguchi is famous for fugu (puff fish) and….

oh, they´ve recently opened a brand-new art centre, YCAM.

Sorry, I don´t know much about them. Anyway, now they have this series of songs, most of them are composed Kenji Kubo (久保研二).

 

And the song which made me a little shocked to be honest was "Byounin no uta (病人の歌)", a sick person´s song.

In their official page, 山口でうまれた歌, you can see the comments from the composer and he say about this song, " Don´t think too much about this song. The good way to enjoy this song is to respond to the song like this, "I´m sick – So?" "I´m not proud of it but.. – of course not".

Great. Thanks for the tip….

 

Anyway, listen to this and tell me what you guys think.

 

病人の歌

 

作詞・作曲 久保研二

歌・ピアノ anoa

 

 

俺は病人だ

自慢することじゃないけど

ちょいと前から病人さ

だからゆっくり休むんだ

 

俺は根っからわがままだから

病気になってもわがままなのさ

優しくされなきゃ気に入らない

かまってくれなきゃ腹が立つ

 

俺は病気だ

聞こえはあんまり良くないけど

ここしばらくは病人さ

くよくよしたって始まらない

 

俺はいつでも前向きだから

病気になっても前向きなのさ

世間のためとは言わないけれど

正々堂々仕事をさぼる

 

俺は病人だ

ちっとも偉くはないけれど

元気じゃないから病人さ

寝ているだけでも気にかかる

 

俺はほんとは臆病だから

病気になっても臆病なのさ

このまま死んだら困っちゃう

だから良い子でねんねする

だから良い子でねんねする

Byounin no uta

 

Sakushi, sakkyoku    Kenji Kubo

Uta,  piano                   anoa

 

 

Ore wa byouninda

Jiman surukoto janaikedo

Choito mae kara byouninsa

Dakara yukkuri yasumunda

 

Ore wa nekkara wagamama dakara

Byouki ni nattemo wagamama nanosa

Yasashiku sarenakya kini iranai

Kamatte kurenakya hara ga tatsu

 

Ore wa byoukida

Kikoe wa anmari yokunaikedo

Koko shibaraku wa byouninsa

Kuyokuyo shitatte hajimaranai

 

Ore wa itsudemo maemuki dakara

Byoukini nattemo maemuki nanosa

Seken no tametowa iwanaikeredo

Seisei-doudou sigoto wo saboru

 

Ore wa byouninda

Chittomo eraku wa naikeredo

Genki janaikara byouninsa

Neteiru dakedemo kini kakaru

 

Ore wa honto wa okubyou dakara

Byoukini nattemo okubyou nanosa

Konomama shindara komacchau

Dakara yoikode nen-ne suru

Dakara yoikode nen-ne suru

Sick person´s song

 

Word and music    Kenji Kubo

Song and piano       anoa

 

 

I´m sick

I´m not proud of it but

I´ve been sick for a little while

So I have a rest

 

I was born to be selfish, so

I´m selfish even after being a sick person

I´m not happy if people aren´t nice to me

It annoys me when people don´t care about me

 

I´m sick

It doesn´t sound nice but

I´ll be sick for a while

Nothing changes if I worry about it

 

I´m always positive so

I´m positive even I´m sick

I wouldn´t say that is for the society but

I´m officially skive work

 

I´m sick

Nothing I can proud of but

I´m sick because I´m not healthy

Even I´m just lying down, I´m a little worried

 

I´m really a coward so

I´m coward even after being sick

I don´t want to die like this

So I´ll be good and sleep

So I´ll be good and sleep

yamauta kaeru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More about Japanese songs

Overfishing song 

Kazoe uta in the bath

Supermarket theme songs

 

2 Comments

  1. Mansioni 8 years Reply

    Someone really needs to see a doctor in Yamaguchi prefecture. 😉

    • juju.kurihara 8 years

      Maybe they are patients and made the song to amuze themselves.

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