New Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Serious Hitomi” English Lyrics Translation

pika pika fantajinKyary Pamyu Pamyu’s newest album Pika Pika Fantajin finally came out last week! While the music videos for Dreams Beginning Ring Ring, Family Party and Kira Kira Killer have all been released, there’s a few songs on the album that have yet to have music videos. Serious Hitomi is one of those, but I decided to go ahead and translate the lyrics.

The main meaning of this song rests on a pun, or Oyaji Gag. The title is Serious Hitomi, and in the song she sings repeatedly about Hitomi Serious. 人見知り, or hitomishiri, essentially means “shy” in Japanese.

The song is basically about a shy girl, though like Kira Kira Killer, it doesn’t have ton of deep meaning. One of my coworkers helped check my translation, and it’s always a trip explaining some of the weirder Japanese slang to this middle-aged Japanese man. He’s a great sport!

I think the sound of this one is really interesting–it’s a lot harder than her usual candy pop, opening with some heavy electric guitars and some punkish to almost metal influences. Perhaps Baby Metal is having an effect? There’s also a heavy helping of The Bangles in the mix–this almost sounds like the Japanese grandniece of Walk Like an Egyptian.

“Serious Hitomi” (Japanese lyrics from here)

Lyics: Yasutaka Nakata

Translation by me. Please link back and credit if you use them anywhere else! Thanks 🙂

 

Can’t laugh well

Se-se-se se-se-se serious

Suddenly can’t speak

Se-se-se se-se-se serious

Looking straight in the eyes

Se-se-se se-se-se serious

NO! NO! Brains BOMB BOMB

Se-se-se se-se-se serious

Lonely boy at the party

Feelings seem to match

But it’s just…but it’s just…

But it’s just…

 

Mood isn’t bad

Se-se-se se-se-se Serious

It’s ok to be serious

Se-se-se se-se-se serious

Yay Yay should be able to say

Se-se-se se-se-se serious

NO! NO! Brains BOMB BOMB

Se-se-se se-se-se serious

 

Hitomi Serious

Shy heart  juicy

Hitomi Serious No time to get dry

Singing a love song alone

Dramatic Hitomi Serious

Hit on me

 

Conversation doesn’t continue

Se-se-se se-se-se serious

Expression bitter impact

Se-se-se se-se-se serious

 

Wow! Wow! Great impact!

Se-se-se se-se-se Serious

NO! NO! Brains BOMB BOMB

Se-se-se se-se-se serious

上手に笑えないの

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

急に話せないの

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

しっかり目を見ると

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

NO! NO! 脳みそが BOMB BOMB

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

 

パーティーなのに ぼぼぼっちボーイ

気が合いそう

だがしかしだ がしかしだが

しかしだがし まいにはね

 

機嫌は悪くないの

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

本気出せばOK

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

イェイ イェイ ってできるでしょ

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

NO! NO! 脳みそが BOMB BOMB

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

 

ひとみシリアス

照れ屋のハート ジュースィー

ひとみシリアス 乾く暇はない

一人で歌うラブソングに

ドラマティック ひとみシリアス

Hit on me

 

会話が続かないの

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

表情 苦いんぱくと

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

Wow! Wow! すごいんぱくと

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

NO! NO! 脳みそが BOMB BOMB

シッシッシッ シッシッシ シリアス

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One Response to New Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Serious Hitomi” English Lyrics Translation

  1. Pawl says:

    Hey, it’s me again! Thanks for this, I’ve just put a link to this on my blog. My favourite song from the new album. I did a track-by-track review of Pika Pika Fantajin if you are interested: http://thesewordsareon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/kyary-pamyu-pamyu-pika-pika-fantajin.html

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