A.B.C-Z Joy shitai kimochi Lyric Translation

Let’s JOY! 😅 So the title literally translates into “I feel like I want to JOY” or something like that, lol. I think the lyricist has tried to partially translate “tanoshimitai” into English and didn’t quite get there but you get the feeling he’s trying to express 🤣 Something like “I wanna have fun” would be a more accurate translation. Anyway… This is a song about forgetting about all the yucky, responsibilities of life and taking a day off to have fun every once in a while (more specifically with Ebi at Joypolis in 2018 🤣)

Original Japanese: Utaten

English Translation

 

We’ll enjoy the things that we can only do now

Say Hey!, Oh well, we’ll be OK

 

Let’s Joy! Enjoy! Let’s Joy!

 

Plan a day off

It’s fine if you’re not on time so

Don’t make that awkward looking face

Include that in your everything vacation

 

It seems like we lose sight of things in the crowd

So get excited

Does a short vacation = running away? Anything is fine but this is best!

 

Let’s forget everything just for today (Let’s Joy!)

That’s it no matter what happens (Enjoy!)

We’ll enjoy the things that we can only do now

We’ll Be Alright in the end

The hard things, the worrying things (Let’s Joy!)

Don’t let anything bother you anymore (Enjoy!)

When we’re tired from playing tomorrow

Maybe we’ll be able to give it our all the day after?

Say Hey!, Oh well, we’ll be OK

 

Let’s Joy!

 

Hey, I’m kinda hungry but

Ok, I wanna eat this and that and those too!

Ah, I can’t decide but anything is probably fine…

It’s a location where preparations aren’t necessary

 

Doing horrible things yesterday

So that we can laugh and talk

Maybe we need one or two horrible things?

 

Let’s forget everything just for today (Let’s Joy!)

That’s it no matter what happens (Enjoy!)

Put off all the bothersome things

It’s ok every once in a while, right?

Hey! Don’t wear yourself out OK

 

Let’s Joy! Enjoy!

 

Joy & Joy It keeps on going

If you can enjoy anything and everything then you’re a winner

Even the stars, the night, the sunshine, the rain, the symbols gathered together are always the same

Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!

Leap in Diver Be afraid of nothing

Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!

It’s everything you ever talked about

 

“Bye bye” is slowly creeping closer

I don’t want to go home just yet

Do we have to?

Do we have to?

Through the Night!

It never ends!

We will always be here…

 

Just for today

Let’s forget everything (Let’s Joy!)

That’s it no matter what happens (Enjoy!)

We’ll enjoy the things that we can only do now

There are harsh things too but

I’d rather we love everything (Let’s Joy!)

Once it’s over we’ll start all over again (Enjoy!)

Enjoy the party time!

What will we eat when we get home?

Let’s not decide!

We haven’t played enough yet!

Hey! Come again next time

 

Let’s Joy! Enjoy! Let’s Joy! Enjoy!

 

Author: Claire

Almost 30-year-old Australian. I've been in love with JE idols for 10 years now. Started with Arashi, moved on to JUMP and recently I've fallen in love with Ebi. I started studying Japanese with a tutor after I graduated university, and have been teaching myself ever since. I lived in the Japanese countryside and taught English at primary and middle school for two years. Currently back in Australia, working as a speech therapist and am about to get married~!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s