ペンタゴン(Pentagon) – ポップコーンモンスター (Pop Corn Monster)

Kanji-Romaji

Translation

 

Let’s join this parade of dreams and hope holding our hands,

we are all friends, but we march all by ourselves.

 

When we were child, the world we dreamt was like a panorama,

and it spun and spun like a merry-go-round, as if we were white rabbits striving (to reach it).

 

If we proceed to know the difference between good and evil, the world would become misty

and the Ferris wheel will only bring up the desires…

 

“So, to all the adults.

What do you think our young children lack?

Temper? Good-sense? Morals? Good environment? Resolution? Dreams? Hope?

 

That must be it. So, as we thought, what they lack,

shouldn’t we avoid to speak about it to our young children, should we?”

 

It’s not like that!

 

Popcorn Monster,

we are not your toys,

we are not your clown, so scream!

Popcorn Monster,

The dreams, the hope and all the rest have become misty,

if we threw away everything, in the end

the radiant world would already be dead by now.

 

If you look around, you’ll see an unbelievable mirror house,

it reflects everything and my dirty self is in it.

 

“So, dear young people.

I understand you saying you don’t want to do this and that,

but, you see, you don’t even find things you want to do,

if you start to work, you soon say you want to stop,

isn’t that too selfish, is it?

 

Always saying that person is like that, that one is no good,

before worrying about the others, try to go on a bit more!”

 

Popcorn Monster,

we are not your toys,

we are not your clown, so scream!

Popcorn Monster,

Being alone is sad, that cup of coffee,

round and round, you keep stirring it.

 

Popcorn Monster,

let’s dance tonight,

come on, forget everything.

Popcorn Monster,

play with me,

come on, throw away everything.

 

Enjoy your holiday in this closed amusement park.

 

Notes and Other

Really interesting song about the misunderstanding between adults and the new generations of young people in Japan: if you know a bit about it, you also know that is quite a big problem. The adults see younger people as monster with no will nor expectations or hopes and keep trying to impose old moral that won’t fit the time we live, young people try to contrast these morals, but even so they aren’t monsters: they’re just people living a deep cultural crisis, non harmful monster, popcorn monster.

Visual kei genre, consisting in many young bands, heavily reflects these feeling in its works (hiding all this behind the lyrics and visuals of the songs), so it’s no surprise finding such a song.

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