Manshi translation

It’s Pinkie Pie’s fault I’m ‘high’. Anyway, I finally got down to doing this series of Shaman King songs for Chishiki~

Song title: Manshi (Ten Thousand Wills)
Performed by: Oyamada Manta
C.V.: Inuyama Inuko
Lyrics: Ri Seishi
Composition & Arrangement: Takahashi Gou
Album: Shaman King S.F.O.V. Towaie/Manshi (2004)


 

萬誌
Performed by: 小山田 まん太
C.V.: 犬山 犬子
作詞:李 醒獅
作曲&編曲:たかはし ごう
Ten Thousand Wills (translation)
Performed by: Oyamada Manta
C.V.: Inuyama Inuko
Lyrics: Ri Seishi
Composition & Arrangement: Takahashi Gou
そのままーっ!


眠れないときには羊を数えると 覚えていたから試す
どんな羊でも草を食べないでおいで
いつのまにか猿に変わっていて眠れない
どうしても眠れない

行動の自由は頭の中にしか
存在しないんだ
いつでも人が

義務とやらを押しつけてくるんだ
見物だけしていられる距離を
測るのにはそれなりのテクニック
竹のことは竹に聞かなくちゃ

眠れないときには羊を数えると 覚えていたから試す
どんな羊でも草を食べないでおいで
いつのまにか猿に変わっていて眠れない
どうしても眠れない

烏と白鷺が喧嘩をしていたら
口出しは駄目だよ
鵺は殊更

ひいていなよ 因果な烏はね
盆になると撹乱してしまう
何一つ完璧とは言えない
僕には常識的完成

無事なだけを幸せと言うかな
何一つ完璧とは言えない
明日河川の内瀬に立つことも
僕には常識的完成

Just like that!


Because I remembered to count sheep when you can’t sleep so I’ll try it
Whatever type of sheep you are, come, don’t eat the grass
Somewhere along they turn into monkeys and I can’t sleep
No matter what I do I can’t sleep

The freedom of action only exists
Inside one’s head
People are always…

Thrust your duties and the like to me
You need a certain technique to measure
The distance where you can only observe
If it’s to do with bamboo you have to listen to the bamboo

Because I remembered to count sheep when you can’t sleep so I’ll try it
Whatever type of sheep you are, come, don’t eat the grass
Somewhere along they turn into monkeys and I can’t sleep
No matter what I do I can’t sleep

If the raven and the egret are quarrelling
You shouldn’t speak out
Especially Nues*

Don’t freeze up; the karmic raven, you know
When it becomes a tray, it causes disturbances
You can’t say anything is perfect
Is complete common sense to me

Should I say I’m fortunate just by being alright
You can’t say anything is perfect
To stand in the inner shoal of the river
Is complete common sense to me

Manshi (romanji lyrics)
Performed by: Oyamada Manta
C.V.: Inuyama Inuko
Lyrics: Ri Seishi
Composition & Arrangement: Takahashi Gou

Sono mama!

Nemurenai toki niwa hitsujii wo kazoeru to oboeteita kara tamesu
Donna hitsuji demo kusa wo tabenai de oide
Itsunomanika saru ni kawatteite nemurenai
Doushitemo nemurenai

Koudou no jiyuu wa atama no naka ni shi ka
Sonzai shinain da
Itsu demo hito ga

Gimu to yara wo oshitsuketekurun da
Kenbutsu dake shiteirareru kyori wo
Hakaru no niwa sorenari no technique
Take no koto wa take ni kikanakucha

Nemurenai toki niwa hitsujii wo kazoeru to oboeteita kara tamesu
Donna hitsuji demo kusa wo tabenai de oide
Itsunomanika saru ni kawatteite nemurenai
Doushitemo nemurenai

Karasu to shirasagi ga kenka wo shiteitara
Kuchidashi wa dame da yo
Nue wa kotosara

Hiiteina yo inga na karasu wa ne
Bon ni naru to kakuranshiteshimau
Nani hitotsu kanpeki towa ienai
Boku niwa joushikiteki kansei

Buji na dake wo shiawase to iu kana
Nani hitotsu kanpeki towa ienai
Asuka kawa no fuchise ni tatsu koto mo
Boku niwa joushikiteki kansei

Credits:
Kanji lyrics: http://www.kasi-time.com/item-7743.html
Romanji lyrics: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/Inuko-Inuyama-Manshi-lyrics.html


Obviously I got the lyrics from the same website as the video, but I edited it to make it much more accurate.

Now, finally to address the star:
*Nue: “a legendary creature found in Japanese folklore. It is described as having the head of a monkey, the body of a raccoon dog, the legs of a tiger, and a snake as a tail. According to the legend, a nue can metamorphose into a black cloud and fly. Due to its appearance, it is sometimes referred to as a Japanese chimera. Nue are supposed to be bringers of misfortune and illness.” (Wikipedia)

Edited 4 Sept 2012: Updated translation, tenses, lines, with new insight. Awaiting more comments…

And I do think this song is weird. Very. If the translation doesn’t make sense, it’s because I couldn’t make sense of it ^^;;

 

Well, at least the next one makes much more sense…

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