DEEP GIRL, Karaoke-style, Translated for You

I had shared this on Facebook the other day (much to poor Will’s dismay!), but the completed version is just too delicious to pass on sharing more widely here.

Say, friends, have you ever listed to “I kill” and really wanted to be able to sing along? And not just the hook in the chorus, but the Non-screaming-a-hole-in-bullying’s-stupid-face-forever breakdown parts at the end, too? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

By way of the DEEP GIRL group on Facebook (and with the author’s permission even!), I bring you one karaoke-friendly translation of “I kill” for you to take into the booth and scare the ever-living bejeezus out of your friends/date:

Just hit one o’clock and it’s a lonesome lunchtime
All around sound so full of joy, and it breaks apart my heart
The friend beside me who once was has been replaced by an unkind, angry stranger

All I see is backs turned to me
It’s painful, it’s painful, will it not recover?
Loneliness is tearing me to pieces, I feel like crying, like I might cry right now

My hellos don’t seem to be noticed and my heart freezes when I see them glaring
My LINE group posts are read but ignored till on my screen I see a teardrop sticker

Gross
Ugly
Disappear
Kill yourself
Don’t you dare come to school, trash!
Timelines flooding over with aggression at the number that’s written down here on my ID card

Lock myself in the toilet and block my ears with my favourite music,
Press my face down as I hug my knees to stop sobbing when I feel them pouring water on me
Music I love has turned to a pounding, boots on the locked door, endlessly kicking
What I did, if I did something wrong, I don’t know,
I apologise… forgive me, I beg you!

Please god, why won’t somebody hear?

Tracing over all the scars from my own hand, I go to jump (into the blue sky)
I climb up the wire fence to fall, to soar, to be free of it all (paint over it all!)
Let’s end this life of mine

I KILL is painful to say (so I don’t say it)
I know I can’t face that unkind gaze no more. I’ll remember all
The time I spent with you
The time we spent apart
The time that we first met,
All the time that now has gone,
Like blossom’s fall…

Three o’clock!
At last, I thought, I can finally escape back home!
But then I checked my locker, couldn’t find my uniform
And I heard them off in the distance, laughing (giggling)
Still in my gym kit when I go to homeroom
Stationery hidden in the bottom of the trashbin
Loafers I find in the swimming pool, floating
You know you wouldn’t dare come home ’till they dry

And you mustn’t make your poor dear parents worry
So for working so hard, oh, thank you, dear papa
For all the meals, oh, thank you, dear mama
And please, please forgive me

Look at me kindly and speak to me warmly
And I’ll not be able to hold back my weeping
So once again I hide in my room to try to find some comfort, comfort myself when all is darkness
No escaping, there is no exit from this place, and so a blade becomes the tool to carve out a new map
But in the end I see I’m still lost and
I know it won’t be long until the morning comes

Don’t you know victims are those in the wrong here?
Didn’t you see how the mood here was turning?
Well if so could somebody signpost to the mood please so
Maybe then idiot me would be able to see the way?

I KILL’s betrayal and now (don’t need it now)
The hopeful times are not spoken of no more, ’cause the hope that I wished for
Has been left far too late
To ever be wished for
So before that time I’ll jump, I’ll climb and jump and fall
And get away, get away from everything…

“It’s not so hard once you’re over the first time”
That’s what the girl who’d sold herself told me
Turned out to be just as she said
“But please sir, be sure that you pay for me first…”
Waiting for it to end, just a false doll
Is there anywhere left now where I can return?
No, I know there is nowhere…

FEAR
DESPAIR
NO FRIENDS
THE END
SELF-HARM
LAST WILL
FEEL MYSELF FADING…
FEAR
DESPAIR
NO FRIENDS
THE END
SELF-HARM
LAST WILL
FEEL MYSELF FADING…

I KILL is painful to say (so I don’t say it)
I know I can’t face that unkind gaze no more. I’ll remember all
The time I spent with you
The time we spent apart
The time that we first met,
All the time that now has gone,
Like blossom’s fall…

FEAR
DESPAIR
NO FRIENDS
THE END
SELF-HARM
LAST WILL
FEEL MYSELF FADING…
FEAR
DESPAIR
NO FRIENDS
THE END
SELF-HARM
LAST WILL
FEEL MYSELF FADING…

ROMAJI
Gogo ichihi toribochi no bentou
Maio no tanoso kowe kokoro chigire so
Tonari na’ano koakinoh madeh atomonach’ de kyou no asa hara washta uchideshta
Konno skato kara no soushkato
Itaino itaino ga tonda kanaino
kodoku ga mune o kirisaite, ima soonee demo, nakidashte shimaiso
Ohayo no koeto risugi koritsuku shisen sasari munsawagi
LIE-UN guruupu kidoxuru ekshou no-we otos, namida no stampu
Buus
Kimoi
Kiero
Shin-eh
Gakkou kurunja-nehyo, gomi!
Time-u line afureru waruguchi no ato no shusseki bangou, atash’ no!
Koshits toi-re kagio shime sskina ongaku de mimioh fusaida:
Utsumuki hiza wo kakaekonda sono toki oo-eh kara furu bakets’ no mizu
Daisuki datta uta n/ta no-izuni, tobira oh keru, oto ga yamanai
Warei tokorattanara honto ayamaruyo!
Dakaro mo… onega-ai yurushte
Dareka attash no koeo kiite!
Tamerai kizu wo tobikowe, aozora eh (tobikom/we)
Kana ami wo koete, zenbu, nuritsubusou (oh-ri nisiyo!),
Kona inochi nado
I KILL te kotobatte (kizutsweeteh!)
Ah karagarshee, sono shisen’n wo, nidoto mukenaide, saa ko-oritsuita
Kimi to no jika-un,
Kimito no wakare,
Kimi to no deai
Kizamu yo!
Gogo sanj!
Daiko, koisits, yoiyak kore deyeni kaereru
Sono hazu ga dokonimo nai seihu
Tohko kara’ano kotochi waraiteru (giggling)
Jaji de shussexuru hom’ roomu
gombako shizundeita hikyohgu
Loh-fah oyogu hokagoo no poolu
Kawaku made yuni wa kaerenai
Kazokuniwa shinpai kaketaku naino
Itsumo o shigoto, arigatou papa
Oisii gohan, arigatou mam sorekar’ippai
Ippai, gomeneh!
Attakai kowe yawarakai manazashi
Abita ra tabun naite shimaukara
Konya mo heya kara de rezuni iru jibunde, jibun wo dakishimeteiru
Kokoniwa, nigerareru michi ga nai dakara ka-ta de atarashii chizu wo kaku
Kekkyoku kokode saemo maigo da ne
Nemurezu asaga kurudake
Ijimareronimo mondai ga aru?
Kuki yomenai yatsu ga warrwi?
Sorenar Kuki ni Dareka furigan futteyo soshtar
Bakaa watash demo yomer’ kana?
I KILL te kotobatte (uragitte!)
Ima hitsuyou nai, sono seri-who wo, hakidasana-i-deh, tada motometeta
Kibo wona jika-un
Ima motometeta
Te okure ni naru
Sono maie ni, ah, ima, tobikonde!
Saisho no chucho koereba yo yuto
Eetskaleareta haruri no shoujo
Iwareta toridattane
Surumae sakini okane choudai ne…
Koto ga, waru no, zuto mattay’
Watashi ga kisimu Ningyou mitai ni
Mou, dokonimo kaerenai…
KYOU
ZESBOU
KODOK
JI EN
JISHOU
ISHOU
SON ZAI GA TOUMEI
KYOU
ZESBOU
KODOK
JI EN
JISHOU
ISHOU
SON ZAI GA TOUMEI
I KILL te kotobatte (kizutsweeteh!)
Ah karanarshee, sono shise’n wo, nidoto mukenaide, saa ko-oritsuita
Kimi to no jika-un,
Kimito no wakare,
Kimi to no deai
Kizamu yo!
KYOU
ZESBOU
KODOK
JI EN
JISHOU
ISHOU
SON ZAI GA TOUMEI
KYOU
ZESBOU
KODOK
JI EN
JISHOU
ISHOU
SON ZAI GA TOUMEI

You have done us all a great service, Will!

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