2& DOUBLE AND – Chippoke Hero / 3 Bun Lyrics

So as some of you may know, Saki, an ex-member of Guso Drop and currently soloist idol with her “group” 2& (DOUBLE AND), has released her first (?) MV on YouTube yesterday. First, I recommend you to give it a go.

2&『ちっぽけヒーロー/3分』

Being an underground idol is already hard enough, but being alone while doing so? That’s even harsher! Yet, the few times I got to see Saki live, I can assure you she totally managed to fire up the audience all by herself while some 5-girls groups struggled to do so. I think that’s quite the feat, and that’s the exact reason why I remember her so vividly. She’s a brave girl — and the lyrics in this “double song” can testify as well.

For those lyrics seem to be reflective of her past, struggles and/or mindset, in a positive way. They were really straightforward, so not really hard to translate, although I hope I managed to make it comprehensible. If you have some doubts, drop a comment or get on the social networks. Here you go.

Don’t forget to support her by buying the CD, here’s the CDJapan link:
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/EITP-6 


Translation notes

I deliberately translated “chippoke” to “ridiculous”. Chippoke initially means “very small/tiny” but I think “ridiculous”, in this case, convey the meaning a bit better (as in “puny”). If you disagree just replace it mentally with whatever you want.

I’m attaching the japanese lyrics below for reference as well.


Ridiculous Hero

This world is too small
Although it’s obviously large
How far can my voice reach?
Ah I want to know
Ah I want to know
Ah I want to know

Not thinking about boring things anymore
It’s fine to stop looking for the answer, right?
As long as I have a pen and an eraser, I’m a Hero
As long as I have a guitar, I’m stronger than ever
Hey
Seen from the sky, I must look ridiculous, right?

“Writing things while wearing my jeans and sitting cross-legged
Playing an instrument, wondering if if that’ll change things”
That’s the kind of ridiculous thoughts I have
Accumulating little by little
Which become my unalterable strength

This world is too small
Although it’s obviously large
How far can my voice reach?
Ah I want to know
Ah I want to know
Ah I want to know

I’m counting the stardusts as I look up at the starry sky
It’s fine not to look back anymore, right?
Grasping my pen and my eraser tightly
Endlessly crumpling papers and throwing them away
Look
Seen from the sky, I must look ridiculous, right?

“The more painful things I run into
The more it turns into a strange strength”
That’s the kind of ridiculous thoughts I have
Accumulating little by little
Today, I’ll sing as well
Ridiculous Hero

This world is too big
Although it’s obviously narrow
How far can my voice reach?
Ah I want to know
Ah I want to know
Ah I want to know

Singing in a place like that
You’d think nothing will ever change, right?
Under the midnight sky, shouting like an idiot
That thing called the power of music
I’ll believe in it

This world is too small
Although it’s obviously large
How far can my voice reach?
Ah I want to know
Ah I want to know
This world Although it’s obvious
How far can it reach…

Wearing my jeans under the starry night sky
Chasing my dreams while sitting cross-legged
Making sounds with my guitar
Singing and screaming that I’m invincible
My voice will reach everywhere
Ridiculous Hero

3 minutes

The first time I listened
To foreign rock music
The me that was 15 year old
Didn’t even understand what was good about it
But the melody felt good
And I kept listening to it all the time

The first time I listened
To japanese rock music
Love, passion and dreams
All came crashing down into my face
Making me cry over a loud song
My heart got struck

Because we can’t put it into words
And our feelings get stuck in our throats
When I listened to it that time
It was such a shock I thought the world would collapse
It’s something I’ll probably never come unstuck from
Come on young one, scream!

That night, the cup ramen I ate
Was the best I ever had
I didn’t know about love, passion nor dreams
But the discussion we had that whole night
Was the most fun I ever had
Even though I didn’t know about despair, hope nor even tomorrow

Looking back feels a bit embarrassing, that’s why I look forward
But you know
Because not everything I remember is wrong
I need to make three steps forward without taking two back
I can’t rest yet

When I listened to it that day
It was such a shock I thought the world would collapse
It’s something that will probably never fade away
I don’t want to become an adult

That night, the cup ramen I ate
Was the best I ever had
I didn’t know about love, passion nor dreams
But the discussion we had that whole night
Was the most fun I ever had
Even though I didn’t know about despair, hope nor even tomorrow

Since when did my heart stop hurting at the sight of a homeless?
Since when did I stop getting excited at the sight of a toy?
Since when did my heart stop hurting when making up small lies?
Since when
Since when
Did I stop laughing at silly things?



Japanese version

ちっぽけヒーロー

あまりにも世界は小さくて
当たり前のように広いから
私の声は何処まで届くの
知りたいな
知りたいな
知りたいな

徒然思い思われ止り
答え探しはもういいでしょう
ペンと消しゴムあればヒーロー
ギターがあれば鬼に金棒

空から見たらちっぽけでしょう

ジーンズ履いて胡座をかき
奏でる事で変わるかな
そんなちっぽけな思いが
積もり積もり
ずっと消えない強さになる

あまりにも世界は小さくて
当たり前のように広いから
私の声は何処まで届くの
知りたいな
知りたいな
知りたいな

星空見上げ星屑数え
振り返るのはもういいでしょう
ペンと消しゴム握りしめて
何度も紙を丸めては捨て
ほら
空から見たらちっぽけでしょう

苦しい事が多いほど
不思議と強さに変わるから
そんなちっぽけな思いが
積もり積もり
今日も歌うよ
ちっぽけヒーロー
あまりにも世界は大きくて
当たり前の様に狭いから
私の声は何処まで届くの
知りたいな
知りたいな
知りたいな

こんな場所で歌ったって
何も変わりはしないと思うでしょ?
夜空の下で馬鹿みたいに大声で
音楽の力ってやつを
信じてる

あまりにも世界は小さくて
当たり前のように広いから
私の声は何処まで届くの
知りたいな
知りたいな
あまりにも世界は 当たり前の様に
私の声は
何処まで届くの…

夜に星空の下ジーンズ履いて
胡座で夢を追うの
ギターをかき鳴らしながら
無敵だって叫び歌ってやる
私の声は何処までも届くよ
ちっぽけヒーロー

3分

初めて聴いた
外国のROCK MUSIC
15歳の私には
何がいいのかも分からずに
ただ心地いいメロディーだなって?
ずっとずっと聴いてた

初めて聴いた
ジャパニーズROCK MUSIC
愛や恋や夢を
恥ずかしいくらい真っ直ぐストレートに
うるさい歌に泪が流れ
胸を刺されたな

私達あまりにも言葉を持ってないから
感情があまりにも喉を締め付けるから
あの時聴いた
世界が割れる様な衝撃が今も
剥がれる事はもうないでしょう
若者よ叫び散らせ

あの夜食べたカップラーメン
世界で一番美味しかったな
夢も恋も愛も何も知らなかったけど
あの日語り明かした夜は
世界で一番楽しかったな
絶望も希望も、明日さえも知らなかったけど

振り返ると小っ恥ずかしいから前を見る
でもね
全部全部嘘じゃない思い出達だから
3歩進んでは2歩下がらずに
まだまだ休まない
あの日聴いた
世界が割れるような衝撃が今も
薄れる事はずっとないでしょう
大人になりたくない

あの夜食べたカップラーメン
世界で一番美味しかったな
夢も恋も愛も何も知らなかったけど
あの日語り明かした夜は
世界で一番楽しかったな
絶望も希望も、明日さえも知らなかったけど

いつからホームレスを見ても心が痛くならなくなった?
いつからオモチャを見ても心がウキウキしなくなった?
いつから小さな嘘ついても心が痛くならなくなった?
いつから
いつから
馬鹿みたいな事で笑わなくなった。

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