Tokyo Tower by Flower Companyz (東京タワー / フラワーカンパニーズ)

It was a few months ago now
I climbed up Tokyo Tower alone
It had been drizzling since morning
I didn’t really expect to find anything,
the usual person here and there, waving
a red pennant, a faraway look in their eyes
The atmosphere was musty, the air hazy
Time itself had come to a stop
But through it all, Tokyo Tower alone seemed unchanged
It pierced through the muddy sky, standing magnificent
This solitary Tokyo Tower, this old-fashioned Tokyo Tower
It really has the most amazing shape
I thought, I wish I could be just like Tokyo Tower

No dreams, no money, and the future looks bleak
No friends, no girl, and the body is weak
But
Hey, hey, ho! Keep grinding your teeth and go!
Hey, hey, ho! Keep standing your ground and go!

Life is just like a game of Bouzu Mekuri*
Everyone cheats to grab the Ladies
They fight and they kill each other
You might be floating on cloud nine with a handful of Ladies
but when you draw one Bouzu, you lose everything
You think you’re safe with your Lords, but suddenly…

No dreams, no money, and the future looks bleak
No friends, no girl, and the body is weak
But
Hey, hey, ho! Keep grinding your teeth and go!
Hey, hey, ho! Keep standing your ground and go!

We get older, lose our innocence, someday we’ll all die, and there is no god

No dreams, no money, no umbrella, no boots
No friends, no girl, no expectations, no connections
Losing hair, gaining weight, no job, no future
Losing, losing, crying, crying, hitting rock bottom
But
Hey, hey, ho! Keep grinding your teeth and go!
Hey, hey, ho! Keep standing your ground and go!
Put on your best face and go!

NOTES:

The second verse describes the Japanese card game Bouzu Mekuri in which players draw cards with the ultimate goal of ending the game with the most cards in hand. If a player draws Lords, he gets to keep them in his hand, but the Bouzu, or the Bald Monk, forces the player to discard his entire hand. The Lady, however, allows the player to take all discarded cards, making her a desirable draw.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzQqO0yh2YU

* * *

もう何ヶ月も前のことだけど
一人で東京タワーに登ったんだ
その日は朝から小雨が降ってたし
まるで期待なんかしちゃいなかった
案の定 人はまばらで 真っ赤なペナントが
一枚遠い目をしながら揺れてた
気の抜けたムード にごった空気
そして永遠に止まったままの時間
でもそんな中東京タワーは いじけた様子ひとつ見せずに
この薄汚い世界の空を 豪快にぶっ刺して堂々と立ってた
ひとりぼっちの東京タワー 時代遅れの東京タワー
その姿は本当格好良くて
俺も東京タワーみたいになりたいなぁって思った

夢がなくて 金がなくて 未来が暗くても
友がなくて 彼女がなくて 体が弱くても

HEY HEY HO 奥歯 かんで かんでGO
HEY HEY HO ぐっと ふんばって ふんばってGO

人生ってやつはまるで坊主めくりのようだね
誰もがお姫さんを手に入れようと騙し合ったり
いがみ合ったり 殺しあったり
お姫さんに囲まれて浮かれていても坊主一枚でおじゃん
殿様だと思って安心していたら蝉丸大慌て

夢がなくて 金がなくて 未来が暗くても
友がなくて 彼女がなくて 体が弱くても

HEY HEY HO 奥歯 かんで かんでGO
HEY HEY HO ぐっと ふんばって ふんばってGO

歳はとるぜ 汚れてくぜ いつか死ぬぜ 神様はいないぜ

夢がなくて 金がなくて 傘がなくて 靴がなくて
友がなくて 彼女がなくて アテがなくて ツテもなくて
髪が抜けて 豚になって 仕事がなくて 未来がなくて
負けて負けて 泣けて泣けて もう最低にダメでも

HEY HEY HO 奥歯 かんで かんでGO
HEY HEY HO ぐっと ふんばって ふんばってGO
ぐっと 見栄をはってGO

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