Album: Atom Miraiha No. 9
2016.09.28 Lingua Sounda/Victor


BOY septem peccata mortalia
Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi
Music: Imai Hisashi

Superbia Avaritia 
Is this a joke? You're kidding me
Luxuria Ira Gula
I've got nothing to say
Invidia Acedia
I want some more
Oh yes, I want some more

Tell me why is it wrong?
Tell me why is it wrong?
Why should it be so wrong!?

I'm full of pride, I'm full of greed
That's just who I am
Lust and wrath and gluttony
I feel the hunger now
Envy and sloth
I know them both
I want some more
Oh yes, I want some more

Tell me why is it wrong?
Tell me why is it wrong?
Why should it be so wrong!?
But this is not a lie
Cause I'm not telling lies
Not me!

My mouth is watering non-stop
You look delicious baby
I can't hold back any longer
Cause I'm a beast yeah
I'm Immorality
I'm sorry baby
Seems I can't hold it in
Cause I'm a beast yeah

Speaking of love
I know it too
I'm sure it's black magic
And I want some more

Tell me why is it wrong?
Tell me why is it wrong?
Why should it be so wrong!?
But this is not a lie
Cause I'm not telling lies
Not me!

My mouth is watering non-stop
You look delicious baby
I can't hold back any longer
Cause I'm a beast yeah
I'm Immorality
I'm sorry baby
Seems I can't hold it in
Cause I'm a beast yeah
I'm Immorality
I'm sorry baby
Seems I can't hold it in
I Wanna be your Boy1

Note: "Septem Peccata Mortalia" is Latin for "Seven Deadly Sins" - these are the sins which the Christian tradition identifies as being the direct source of other immoralities. In the first stanza of the lyrics, Sakurai lists them off in short order, still in Latin:

Superbia (Pride) - Also known as hubris and related to narcissism. The sin of pride is the belief that one is inherently superior to others, which leads to bigotry of all kinds, among other things.

Avaritia (Greed) - The desire to acquire more than one's fair share, and the lack of ability to be satisfied. Greed leads of theft and exploitation.

Luxuria (Lust) - An excess of desire, especially sexual desire. Even from a modern, sex-positive standpoint, lust can be seen as a bad thing when it causes selfish focus on one's own desires and indifference to the feelings of others, leading, at worst, to sexual objectification, rape, and sex slavery/human trafficking.

Ira (Wrath) - Anger or rage, which often lead to violence, murder, and war.

Gula (Gluttony) - Appetite for food that goes beyond what the body needs for survival and health. The bad consequences of gluttony are painfully obvious in the modern world: the hunting of animals to extinction, over-fishing of the oceans, thousands of pounds of perfectly good supermarket food in first world countries being discarded every day while much of the developing world goes hungry...the list goes on and on.

Invidia (Envy) - Jealousy, plain and simple. A lack of contentment with what one has, and a desire to punish the people of whom one feels jealous, whether or not they've done anything wrong.

Acedia (Sloth) - Laziness, indolence, and most of all, apathy. The real sin of sloth is less about sleeping too much and more about the danger of becoming apathetic or complacent about all the other deadly sinning going on in the world. At its heart, the sin of sloth is about not caring enough to lift a finger.

Another, related concept to the deadly sins was the concept of "mortal sin," i.e., a sin that would result in the sinner being damned to Hell after death. "Mortal" and "deadly" can both mean "lethal" in English, but given that Sakurai's writing this song hot off the heels of The Mortal, "mortal" is probably a better translation for "mortalia" than "deadly."

The Seven Deadly Sins have gone through numerous permutations over the course of history and through different traditions of Christianity, but pride/hubris has usually been seen as the first and worst, because when human beings start thinking they're as powerful as gods, that's when we get outcomes like an atomic future.

1) This is a direct reference to the lyrics of T. Rex's hit song "20th Century Boy." Buck-Tick's 2001 single "21st Cherry Boy" is an homage to the same song.



BOY septem peccata mortalia
作詞:櫻井敦司
作曲:今井寿

Superbia Avaritia 冗談じゃない
Luxuria Ira Gura 話にならない
Invidia Acedia
僕はもっと欲しい もっと欲しい

なぜダメなんだい? なぜダメなんだい?
どうしてなんだい!?

傲慢です 強欲です それが僕です
色欲・憤怒&貪食 おなか空いたよ
嫉妬・怠惰 知っているんだ
僕はもっと欲しい もっと欲しい

なぜダメなんだい? なぜダメなんだい?
どうしてなんだい!?
でもウソじゃない 嘘吐きじゃない 僕は!

ヨダレがもう止まんない オイシソウBaby
我慢なんて出来無い ケダモノだもん
はしたなくてね ごめんBaby
ガマンできないよう ケダモノだもん

愛だって 知っているんだ
まるでBlack Magic もっと欲しい

なぜダメなんだい? なぜダメなんだい?
どうしてなんだい!?
でもウソじゃない 嘘吐きじゃない 僕は!

ヨダレがもう止まんない オイシソウBaby
我慢なんて出来無い ケダモノだもん
はしたなくてね ごめんBaby
ガマンできないよう ケダモノだもん
はしたなくてね ごめんBaby
ガマンできないよう
I Wanna be your Boy




BOY septem peccata mortalia
Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi
Music: Imai Hisashi

Superbia Avaritia     joudan ja nai
Luxuria Ira Gura     hanashi ni naranai
Invidia Acedia
Boku wa motto hoshii     motto hoshii

Naze dame nandai? Naze dame nandai?
Doushite nandai!?

Gouman desu     gouyoku desu     sore ga boku desu
Shikiyoku fundo ando donshoku     onaka suita yo
Shitto daida     shitteirunda
Boku wa motto hoshii     motto hoshii

Naze dame nandai? Naze dame nandai?
Doushite nandai!?
Demo uso ja nai     usotsuki ja nai     boku wa!

Yodare ga mou tomannai     oishisou baby
Gaman nante dekinai     kedamono da mon
Hashitanakute ne     gomen baby
Gaman dekinai you     kedamono da mon

Ai datte     shitteirunda
Marude Black Magic     motto hoshii

Naze dame nandai? Naze dame nandai?
Doushite nandai!?
Demo uso ja nai     usotsuki ja nai     boku wa!

Yodare ga mou tomannai     oishisou baby
Gaman nante dekinai     kedamono da mon
Hashitanakute ne     gomen baby
Gaman dekinai you     kedamono da mon
Hashitanakute ne     gomen baby
Gaman dekinai you
I Wanna be your Boy