Single: Datenshi
2020.01.29 Lingua Sounda/Victor


Luna Park
Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi
Music: Hoshino Hidehiko

You and me we soar through the Heavens
A teacup we fly over the town1
You and me we meet by chance
You and me we're a merry-go-round
In a love like a bubble2

And with the red wine in one hand sing in merry spirit
Go on drain your glass drink the joy in
In both your arms hold your girl
Hold her and dance with her
With a kiss upon her fingertips oh

Oh will we meet again tomorrow?
Joke and frolic for us oh clown
And so good-night

You and me we close our eyes now
You and me now, now we're dreaming
You and me we meet by chance
You and me we're dreaming dreams
In a love like a bubble

And with the red wine in one hand sing in merry spirit
Go on drain your glass drink a toast ah
In both your arms hold your girl
Hold her and dance with her
One cheek, other cheek give her a kiss now

Oh please don't say goodbye to me
Joke and frolic for us oh clown
And so good-night
And so good-night

And so good-night

Note on the title: Luna Park is an international amusement park chain of both defunct and operational parks. The chain got its start in 1903 on Coney Island, New York City, and spread outward from there. Luna Parks are now found in many locations around the globe, most notably in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. The Luna Park aesthetic is very much the traditional larger-than-life carnival style, with bright colors, patterns, clown faces and rides that evoke children's toys and fantasy landscapes.  A Luna Park opened in Tokyo in 1910, but burned down a year later under suspicious circumstances and was reconstructed in the Shinsekai district of Osaka, where it operated between 1912 and 1923.  The only remainder of the park that still stands today is the Tsutenkaku Tower, still a major Osaka landmark. The phrase "Luna Park" also appears in the lyrics to "Steppers -Parade-".

1) "Over the Town" and "Lovers Over the Town" are titles of some of Marc Chagall's most famous "flying lovers" paintings, which Sakurai stated were a heavy influence on these lyrics. Sakurai has stated many times that Chagall's work is one of his inspirations, and he even went so far as to name Chagall directly in the lyrics to "Lullaby III".

2) "Utakata" means "bubble" but is also a classical Japanese stock metaphor for an ephemeral thing, dating back at least as early as the Heian period.




Luna Park
作詞:櫻井敦司
作曲:星野英彦

僕達は天翔ける ティ―カップ 街を翔ぶ
僕達は巡り会う 僕達はメリーゴーラウンド
泡沫 恋を

葡萄酒片手に 陽気に唄えよ
飲み干そう 歓びを
あの娘を両手に 抱きしめ踊れよ
指先にくちづけを

また明日会えるかい?
戯けてみせてよCLOWN
おやすみ

僕達は目を閉じる 僕達は夢見ている
僕達は巡り合う 僕達は夢夢
泡沫 恋を

葡萄酒片手に 陽気に唄えよ
飲み干そう 乾杯さ
あの娘を両手に 抱きしめ踊れよ
頬と頬くちづけを

サヨナラは言わないで
戯けてみせてよCLOWN
おやすみ
おやすみ

オヤスミ



Luna Park
Lyrics: Sakurai Atsushi
Music: Hoshino Hidehiko

boku-tachi wa ama kakeru     tiikappu     machi wo tobu
boku-tachi wa meguriau     boku-tachi wa merii go raundo
utakata     koi wo

budoushu katate ni     youki ni utae yo
nomihosou     yorokobi wo
ano ko wo ryoute ni     dakishime odore yo
yubisaki ni kuchizuke wo

mata ashita aeru kai?
odokete misete yo CLOWN
oyasumi

boku-tachi wa me wo tojiru     boku-tachi wa yume miteiru
boku-tachi wa meguriai     boku-tachi wa yume yume
utakata     koi wo

budoushu katate ni     youki ni utae yo
nomihosou     kanpai sa
ano ko wo ryoute ni     dakishime odore yo
hoo to hoo kuchizuke wo

sayonara wa iwanaide
odokete misete yo CLOWN
oyasumi
oyasumi

oyasumi