English translations of Sherbets lyrics by Kenichi Asai from Japanese

Lyrics copyright Kenichi Asai all rights reserved 
Translation by Qumico Fucci, Christopher Johnson
…………. songs from AURORA ……………

MERRY LOU

In the middle of town
I found a little fox
I was thinking that I
Should take it back to the forest
Walking on the street
I found so many foxes
And it made me wonder
Who was keeping them?
Oooh Merry Lou Oooh Merry Lou
I found some broken glass
Someone smashed a bottle 
Who the hell did that?
where do you think you are
Woo Merry Lou
Woo Merry Lou
Pure and white as cream
nature’s little children
sunlight in the trees
seems to suit you well
if a storm should come
and darken up the forest
you should hurry up 
and find your way back home
Woo Merry Lou

CHARM POINT (Go Beyond)

two people riding high, on a yellow bicycle,
on a seaside highway drive, bare-feet on the peddles
it’s such a mystery, why I don’t need anything
and the highway seems to be, a stream of summer light
the way you smell today, it does not come to me
it seems to disappear, to the middle of the summer sky
Ai o ai o Koeru nani ka
summer sky seems to know everything maybe
it’s such a mystery, how in the world the summer sky
can keep going all the way, to the end of the universe
but it doesn’t mean, so much to anyone, 
we don’t care to see, beyond our own eyes
(we only want to see, in front of our own eyes)
as for me it’s still alright, about it never mind
because it seems to be, our most charming point
Ai O Ai O Koeru go beyond
summer sky seems to know everything, maybe
finally gave it up, trying to figure it out, 
but it’s different now, I can see it in a new light
the beautiful summer sky, is coloring your heart
the same color as, the beautiful summer sky
Oh love, Oh love, Koeru go beyond
summer sky seems to know everything maybe
I was drinking soup, in the middle of the sunrise
in an unknown restaurant, where in the world am I
nobody else in here, only me and a waitress,
what’s that in my pocket now, silver paper for chewing gum
Ai o ai o Koeru Koeru
Ai o ai o Koeru, Koeru
summer sky seems to know everything, everything
Ai O Ai O Koeru, Koeru
summer sky, seems to know, everything, maybe

………….. songs from SIBERIA GIG ……………

SHOULDER

I remember, touching your shoulder
I could see, a thin cloud 
we were driving
to the horizon
an invisible car
on a sea of prairie
it’s so strange
we were looking in the distance
I don’t know why
I was so disappointed
I remember, touching your shoulder
I could see, a strange cloud
looking back, in my mirror, I’ll never forget, I can’t forget that moment
on that day, how I could feel it, just how it was, how it was in that feeling oh
last night, I turned out the lights
it got so dark, so dark inside me 
your form, I couldn’t see it anymore
or your smile, in our room
in our room, if there is a spirit
if you have a soul,
wish I could feel it
tell me why
it’s so beautiful
in this feeling
in this memory
people who
have nothing to lose
it’s only because
because they have nothing 
no desire
only losing desire
how does it feel
with no feeling
looking back, in my mirror, I’ll never forget, I can’t forget that moment
on that day, how I could feel it, how it was, how it was in that feeling oh

……………. songs from VIETNAM 1964 ……………

 

VIETNAM 1964

Tell me more about what I have to see 
On my father’s final day (last day)
Have to try to keep a grip on the wheel
On my father’s final day
Head-o-lights are shining n passing away
On my father’s final day
Weathervane and air’s not moving at all 
On my father’s final day
All the fish in the lake have fallen asleep
On my father’s final day
Like a dream I saw a long time ago 
On my father’s final day
And I stood up
And I stood up
All the grass was soft and under my step
On my father’s final day
And my feet were bare and walking away
On my father’s final day
And I stood up
And I stood up
STRAWBERRY DREAM
Strawberry Dream
had a story for me
In the middle of a field
Sitting in the dirt
I put my ear up close
I could smell it too
As for you, my dear
The high blue sky above
has a love for you
Even in the rain
Or a cold and windy day
It’s enough for you
Growing in the earth 
You can feel the heat
And your memories
Strawberry dream
told a story to me
Sitting in the earth
Even in the night
If you see the stars
It’s enough for you
Little strawberry
You were born in dirt
But you’re so colorful
Even in the dirt
You’re still so beautiful
Strawberry oh
What I often think
The most important thing
Is seeing your own dream
The place you want to go
Is a place where you should go
Seeing your own dream
What I often think
The most important thing
Is following your dream
What I often think
When all is wonderful
I wish I could meet you
Kimi ni aitai

………. KAMISORI SONG (MARY-SAN’S LITTLE LAMB) …….

 

Yesterday, I, had a dream, about a farm
a not so pretty, girl, told me, about this, funny little, tale
Mary-san’s little lamb
if you sing to it a song 
anywhere that you go
it will surely come along
on the farm, all the cows, had no hair, at all
the grass, everywhere, was blue, like water
Mary-san’s little lamb
if you sing to it a song 
everywhere that you go
it will surely come along
some free time, some free time, so, what the hell
this girl, appeared again, and told me, of her tale
Mary-san’s little lamb
if you sing to it a song 
anywhere that you go
it will surely come along
(in Japanese) Mary-san’s little lamb
if you sing to it a song 
anywhere that you go
it will surely come along

………….. songs from NATURAL ……………

JUICE STORY

I have a little drink, a pretty label
I wonder what you think, and if you’re able
Pour it in a cup, and take a look at it
I know you’ll drink it up, you seem excited
Ooh, summertime —- oooh, sunshine
Pour it on ice cubes, see how the bubble fizzes
see how the straw moves, as it stirs the liquid 
seems delicious, a bit of a sweet kick to it 
A look on your face says, now no words are needed
What kind of fly is that, we look all over it
we find a crying cat, we take a hold of it
oooh _ feeling warm, a fever, in the head
give it a basket, we will feed it something
give it a blanket, all it needs is loving
orange and black too, dirty little kitten
give it a shampoo, we will make it glisten 
A little sweater for you, and a cradle
I know you’re sleeping well, like an angel
A little training bike, with a warning bell 
You take it where you like, I am watching well
Caring about me, don’t forget about it,
Caring about you, I am committed to it
It’s cold and icy, on a lonesome planet 
You are a starlight, one day you will warm it

TRAVEL CENTER

I know a lot of things about you
you like it when it seems so sweet
a drop of honey or some marmalade
can lift your eyelashes in a curl
skull-face necklace has a demon smile
even if it’s humid and sweaty awhile
but it doesn’t matter, if love is all around her
light of the sunrise, will fall on us
a pure and tragic comic love story
you need a handkerchief, it’s so sad
if we shouldn’t do it, it has to be cool
and if they say it’s right they’re a liar or a fool
a signboard spinning, ad for Macdonald’s
that’s what our planet, has become 
travel center, I got a list, of destinations, for us to go
just for two 
skull-face necklace has a demon smile
even if it’s humid and sweaty awhile
but it doesn’t matter, if love is all around here
light of the sunrise, will fall on us
if we shouldn’t do it, it has to be cool
if they say it’s right they’re a liar or a fool
a signboard spinning, ad for Macdonald’s
that’s what our planet, has become 
travel center, I got a list, of destinations, for us to go
let’s sit down awhile, and make a wish, in a tiny apartment, in a bowl of fish
travel center, pamphlets, I got so many, to give to you
a trip around the world, for you to choose

FUTURE MACHINE

in a dark ‘n wicked forest, driving in my future machine, 
whizzing by at super speed, I can steer it with my vision,
accelerate it with my breathing, I control it with my thinking
sitting in a seat behind me, a little doll who came to find me,
her materials are in tatters, she’s the only one who matters
since I found her yesterday, since only yesterday
A dead body, you know I think I saw a dead body, 
somewhere no one else could spot it, well I’m certain that I saw it
in a dead and gone environment
all abandoned by the government
so I think I better hurry, and get out of here
in a dark ‘n wicked forest, driving in my future machine
whizzing by at super speed …
take out my transmitter, uplink my decoder, contact my headquarters,
in a space on a monitor scanner, it’s the face of my commander,
no compassion in his behavior
I will betray his order
I will betray his order
because he is a traitor
A dead body, you know I think I saw a dead body, 
somewhere no one else could spot it, well I’m certain that I saw it
in a dead and gone environment
all discarded by the government
so I think I better hurry, and get out of here
Interlachen snow is falling 
little sisters frozen solid 
don’t you worry, I will save you, 
I’m coming, to save the world

NAMIKI ROAD

I remember yesterday 
walking hand in hand 
in between the falling leaves, a line of trees along the road
Train was coming straight ahead
People no one knows 
Taking people far away
And the sky was blue
Woo-oo-ooh, come and sit down here it’s getting cold, 
and clearly
I can see a long winter ahead
A word is said for all to hear
And soon disappears
time is passing every year
and soon disappears
Who around me can I tell?
How I saw the world
Heading downward into hell 
Far beyond the hill.
Woo-oo-ooh, what a thing to swim within a stream
People, 
all together in a city scene 
Woo-oo
happiness in mass humanity
Monkeys, 
clanging/playing cymbals in a show window
Yesterday I saw us there
Walking hand in hand
in between the falling leaves, a line of trees along the road
Train was coming straight ahead
Full of souls unknown
Taking people far away
And the sky was blue

………. songs from MIRACLE …………

ICELAND BOY

colder than Iceland, a long way away in a northern land
chilling, freezing very cold, living in a little home
very old, iron stove, red red embers burning coal
colder than Iceland, a long way away in a northern land
white white, outside, totally white, a pretty sight
making footprints in the snow, in the distance where I go
mama will, be for sure, angry at me, however
I will come home before the night comes
gotta get home before the night comes
I will come home before the night comes
gotta get home before the night comes
as the light was seeping out, of the window of our house
by the time that I arrived, my whole body had turned to ice
at the front of the stove, warm my hands to the bone
everyone, was relieved, they’re not so angry, so it seems
that’s why, next time, a longer distance I will try
that’s why, next time, a longer distance I will try
RAINBOW SURFER
We’re Rainbow Surfers We’re like a bird
We’re Rainbow Surfers We’re like a bird
roadside ice-cream shop, come on let’s check it out
stop by the edge of the road, a psychedelic light
even a bullying cop, can still have a change of heart
a goddess of the Seventies, our sparkling eyes are meeting
We’re Rainbow Surfers We’re like a bird
I am unconsciously, throwing it all away
no destination known, rushing ahead now running
a feeling without meaning, is starting to die away
let’s try and paint a dream, a scene of exhilaration
We’re Rainbow Surfers We’re like a bird
We’re Rainbow Surfers 
if you wear a dark face, you’ll become dark inside
even if you have to try, your mouth should make a smile
from there it will start to feel, like everything is like that
it’s not a great big change, but maybe it makes a difference
We’re Rainbow Surfers We’re like a bird
We’re Rainbow Surfers We’re like a bird
smash a hole, in the wall, a missile, of the heart
made up of, a feeling of, all the colors, of a flower 
We’re Rainbow Surfers We’re like a bird
We’re Rainbow Surfers We’re like a bird
We’re Rainbow Surfers We’re like a bird
baby don’t cry

ALMOST THE SAME

shoulder to shoulder, let’s go out together
you and me are, almost the same
our favorite films, and favorite tunes, and favorite food
are almost the same
a radio case that, I bought yesterday
to put in a sandwich, I think I will try
a pair of socks, which do not match, look pretty cute
put in some water, a pot full of seeds
I wonder what flower, will come into bloom
go out together, painting a picture
but after awhile, it’s not a pleasure
laying down on a boat, looking up at the sky, making a kiss
as I told you before, you should have brought a coat to wear 
I wonder if someday, maybe we’ll break up
but that is something, I don’t want to think of
all the way until the end,
all the way until the end,
I will still like you
CALIFORNIA DREAMING

California dreaming, scary
California dreaming, mysterious
everyday you can fly
every night you can party
California dreaming, bad boys
California dreaming, tres bien
kicking the car door shut with her big boots, Linda
skipping and twirling a bag with a spin of her hand
running up the stairs, to her apartment door
every day you can cry
every night you can dream
everybody smiles on you, like at Disneyland
California dreaming sick city
California dreaming so many junkies
California dreaming so many motels
California dreaming so many guns
a psychiatrist without a license 
throwing a madhouse party on the penthouse floor
jamming in a band I play the trumpet
everyone has gone insane, everyone is mad insane 
help me, somebody
help me, help me
downtown there are so many poor people
every day you can see violence
and so many rats
beautiful woman in the car
the car’s name is WHITE ANGEL
their god is Jesus
California dreaming mysterious
California dreaming scary
California dreaming eroticism
California dreaming money
California dreaming fresh meat
California dreaming tres bien
INVISIBLE BRIDGE 

here I am, standing on a cliff, in a desert, in the Middle East
here I am, standing all alone, I’m lost, far away from home
One cloud, blowing my way, I had, something to say
I asked, where is a town, with people, hanging around
Oh oh, that is something, easy for me to say
Oh oh, it’s around here, near the rising sun
Oh oh, from around here, will you go alone?
Oh oh, listen to me, I don’t think that you should being doing that
listen in, the color of your skin, around here, won’t be fitting in
and so, you will be caught, put in jail, until you rot
so many, humans over here, have become, wicked and weird
it’s enough, to make you wanna laugh, and enough, to make you aghast 
Oh oh, listen boy, don’t go over there
Oh oh, come my son, let’s play here instead
Oh oh, come tomorrow, a flower’s gonna bloom
Oh oh, when that happens, I’ll take you for a ride on top of my back
thank you, but I have to tell you, I’ve become, tired of this place
anything, that is gonna happen, it won’t, get in my face
better than, dieing alone, I would like, someone of my own
of course, it would be better, always, going together
Oh oh, well in that case, you go right ahead
Oh oh, but I warn you, don’t come running back
Oh oh, you will find it, in the setting sun
Oh oh, as I’ve told you, humans are, totally messed in the head
Ah, see you (goodbye)
Ah, see you (goodbye)
Ah, see you (goodbye)
Ah, see you (goodbye)
bye bye
I’m going somewhere

TRIBECA HOTEL

Tribeca Hotel front lobby, pulling a suitcase along and walking
a little baby boy in her arms is rocking, the heart of a woman is deep and beautiful
city of cold air I was breathing, a taxi terminal I was leaving
blowing from the side of a wall arising, steam coming out from opposite a diner
Ha Ha from here let’s go out, as soon as we can
riding on a train and we look out a window
two of us together and we look out a window
the passing scenery is beautiful, you know
we will be delighted on such a wonderful day
think of how beautiful the scenery could be
if you’re satisfied to be seeing the scenery
think of how wide all the world used to be
when you saw the world from the eyes of a little child
ha ha — until the end of time, we will always be one
we’ll be happy this way, we’ll be happy this way

GHOST HIGHWAY

lost our way and fell into a ghost town
like an occult the houses in a row
you and me were holding up a lamplight 
scared to death we followed it inside
why did we come here to this kind of place here 
where everything’s seeming so strange
somebody tell me why
somebody said that I was yesterday
like bathing in tequila I was drunk
on a Ghost Highway I was flying
going to a beautiful world
crossing a mountain and crossing a desert I picked up a hitchhiking woman
waiting by the road
seventy-five route
seventy-five low high
cigarette lighter, set tobacco on fire
by the way, what’s your name?
never mind, don’t tell me now
a Gucci belt buckle shining light
for more than two hours we were lost
because of that our eyes were wide awake
shivering and riding in a car
why am I laughing because you’re so pretty
the moon is a blue moon, the fabric seat reclines
keeping you warm in the cold is my mission
in place of a blanket, I’ll be there for you 
seventy-five route
seventy-five low high

RAY

Ray, I don’t have a dream
Ray, in such a world
Ray, whatever happens happens
Ray, what will be will be
Ray, what I’d really like, is to have some fun
Ray, death is terrifying
Ray, if you think about it
Ray, it makes me feel nostalgic
Ray, can’t you see the world, is still growing wide
Ray, fill your mouth with cookies
Ray, let’s go just as you are
Ray, you know I really like you
Ray, it’s pouring rain outside
Ray, hurry up, and open the door
Ray, don’t feel afraid of anything
Ray, we can go all the way
Ray …

COLLIE

connected on a leash to the front of a supermarket, collie
lieing on his elbow on a carpet with a smile, junkie
shouting out the truth and repeating other musings, rock star
becoming like a doll like a puppet on a string, girlfriend
a few drops of blood dripping from a scar in the arm
far away is coming in close
coming close is farther than the universe
helter skelter, good smell, money
helter skelter, kiss me, money
center line of the road is made up skulls
ribs are almost everything of a map of the world
it’s not really paranoia, anybody’s OK, any kind of shape or form
side car, raspberry, happy set
underwear, beautiful, Santa Claus
dirty people, so many, atomic bomb
kiss me, kiss me, money
toy rifle pointing my way, 
come here and shoot me, do it to me pretty child
pet shop, enemy, murder
helter skelter, help me, never mind
money, money, kiss me
money, money, love you
HULA HOOP

today is a beautiful day, sun is shining out
women in the street, skipping rope
in a cafe around here, kids are crying out
the song of a little bird, in a peaceful scene
playing with a hula hoop, a group can do it too
written on the street, some graffiti
tomorrow’s a holiday, today’s a holiday too
in the early afternoon, tus-tu-tus-tu-tu 
pizza parlor’s scooter riding by, with the smell of fumes
sweety Saturday noon, sweety Saturday noon
sweety Saturday noon, oh very cool
in the middle of daily life, just for a little while
everything’s wonderful, on the surface it seems
a jumping Siamese cat, Electone organ sound
but there’s no longer goldfish, to scoop out of the bowl
sitting on the staircase looking over the road
sweety Saturday noon, sweety Saturday noon
sweety Saturday noon, oh very cool
sun is going down, coming out of a house
the smell of dinner cooking, wafting in the air
sweety Saturday night, sweety Saturday night
sweety Saturday night, sweety Saturday night
sweety Saturday night, sweety Saturday night 
oh very cool
FROZEN COLD LOVE

tonight, the stars are, lovely, so I 
leave open, the curtain 
lay down, in my bedroom
always, watching
my heart is, melting
why is, there sadness? 
I know, because it’s, 
in the distance, far 
la la la la la la
Kamisama-no Love of God, fluttering down, from above
frozen cold, Love of God, falling so slowly, from above
that’s how I know, it’s time to sleep
that’s how I know, it’s time to sleep
Kamisama-no Love of God, falling so slowly, from above

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