S×D×R

Romaji and English translation of the song SxDxR from the album DISORDER by the GazettE.

Translator's Notes
  • Lyrics originally sung in English are in italics in the translation.
  • Words or phrases I felt were implied are in [brackets].
  • I also (usually) put repeats of chorus/verses/stanzas in [brackets] if they’re not written that way in the original lyrics for ease of singing along.
  • Any comments I had during the romajization/translation process will be included as footnotes so as not to disturb the flow of the song. They’re not required reading, but Ruki does some pretty nifty things with his lyrics/kanji choices, or sometimes there’s further explanations about words or phrases in there.

S×D×R: Romaji

[“Sidney, this is the receiver speaking.”
“OK, ready to rock!”]1

Snake2 no BEDDO de tabako wo fukasu KAATO KOBAAN wa
KOOTONII wo NAIFU de ayasu
Mune wo hadakete koshi wo furu kara PIL nukasete
Suck my dick oh … HIGH SEX!
BURAKKU TENSHON  COKE wo KIMEte RARItte temo
FAKE no mama kawarya shinai ze
Listen to the music kiitekure
Kusottare de makawanai ze GO A HEAD !

ROCK N ROLL IS DEAD!?
3

Its head can be danced off!!
In the rhythm of shit
Its head can be danced off!!
In the rock of shit

ROCK N ROLL IS DEAD  dareka ga itta sono toorisa
Zuboshi daro? tokkuni owatteru
Imi nee SHOUT ya kakkou bakari ja MARUKOMU ni
Warawaren ze? “kuso no tashi ni mo nara nee”

ROCK N ROLL IS DEAD!?

NO! NO! ROCK N ROLL IS NOT DEAD!

Its head can be danced off!!
In the rhythm of shit
Its head can be danced off!!
In the rock of shit
Its head can be danced off!!
In the rhythm of shit
Its head can be danced off!!
In the rock of shit

(Oi! Oi! Oi!) EXPLOSION
(Oi! Oi! Oi!) RECKLESS RUN
(Oi! Oi! Oi!) A BAD BRAT
WHICH WILL PLAY ROCK N ROLL!


S×D×R4: Translation

[“Sidney, this is the receiver speaking.”
“OK, ready to rock!”]1

Kurt Kobain is smoking a cigarette on a snakeskin bed
And fondles5 Courtney with a knife
Which makes her spit out the PIL6 as she bares her breasts and sways her hips
Suck my dick oh … HIGH SEX!
BLACK TENSION even if you decide to get high on COKE
It won’t change how FAKE you are
Listen to the music listen to me
Don’t bother with those shitheads GO A HEAD !

ROCK N ROLL IS DEAD !?
3

Its head can be danced off!!
In the rhythm of shit
Its head can be danced off!!
In the rock of shit

ROCK N ROLL IS DEAD  somebody once told me that very thing
Did they get it right –  that it died a long time ago?
It only had meaning if you’d SHOUT and pose just like Malcolm7 [wanted]
Can’t you ever smile? “That’s about as useful as shit, huh?”

ROCK N ROLL IS DEAD!?

NO! NO! ROCK N ROLL IS NOT DEAD!

Its head can be danced off!!
In the rhythm of shit
Its head can be danced off!!
In the rock of shit
Its head can be danced off!!
In the rhythm of shit
Its head can be danced off!!
In the rock of shit

(Oi! Oi! Oi!) EXPLOSION
(Oi! Oi! Oi!) RECKLESS RUN
(Oi! Oi! Oi!) A BAD BRAT
WHICH WILL PLAY ROCK N ROLL!


Translator’s Notes:

  1. These lines are not written in the lyrics. They’re actually the first two lines of the Sid Vicious/Sex Pistols cover of the song C’mon Everybody. Video here if you’re interested.
  2. He actually writes 蛇側 hebigawa, or “snakeskin,” but sings the English word “snake” in its place. I ended up using the actual definition of “snakeskin” in the translation because it makes more sense. I mean, kinda. I’ve never heard of a snakeskin bed, but who am I to judge?
  3. He repeats this a bunch of times then says something really fast right after the last time, before the next verse. It kind of sounds like “SHOWTIMEてばやろう / SHOWTIME teba yarou”, which would be roughly, “Yo, guys, looks like it’s SHOWTIME.” I wasn’t sure so I didn’t put it in there, but just in case someone was wondering…
  4. The initials SxDxR in the title stand for Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll.
  5. I…don’t know… あやす ayasu means “cuddle, dandle, stroke, comfort, soothe, etc.” so… this sounds way dirtier to me than maybe it’s meant to? Then again, the song is called Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll so it’s probably exactly what I’m picturing, tbh.
  6. I don’t know if this is a misspelling of the English word PILL or another Sex Pistols reference, tbh. Johnny Rotten and some of the original SP members formed a post-punk band in 1978 called Public Image Ltd. (abbreviated PiL or PIL). As far as I can tell, it has nothing to do with Kurt Cobain/Courtney Love, though.

    Unless it’s a statement about how grunge (which is kind of a hybrid/fusion of punk and metal, and in which musical genre Kurt Cobain is famous as the lead singer of Nirvana) “replaced” punk in the 80’s/90’s? IDK. That’s a guess, anyway.
  7. Another Sex Pistols reference, probably referring to their manager, Malcolm McLaren, who the members accused of being controlling and mismanaging the band/not paying them, etc.

    (I also found a reference in an article online that said he declared the punk scene officially dead at the turn of the millennium – but I couldn’t find the actual original quote itself. Regardless, that’s probably the “somebody” from “ROCK N ROLL IS DEAD, somebody once told me that very thing.”)

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