Sunday 80’s J-POP (Japanese Pops) – Kamen Buyo kai (仮面舞踊会) by Shonentai

Kamen Buyo Kai (Masquerade ball)

The Sunday J-pop time again!

Today’s song is called [Kamen Buyo Kai] by Shonentai from 80’s.

Kamen Buyo Kai (仮面舞踊会) was the Shonentai’s debut song. When these three boys appeared on TV for a first time to sing and dance everyone was amazed.  It was a great sensation. They were extremely popular. The quality of their dance was particularly high. They went to New York to have received Micheal Peters’s guidance who was a choreographer.

The reason why I have decided to introduce today is that in Reiwa ara in Japan, new Japanese generation have seemed to find 80’s Japanese songs amazing because to them it is totally new sounds. In particular the Shonentai started gaining their popularity again. It has been creating a furor [great sensation] .

The below You Tube video shows how the music TV programs were on-air at that time. The MC said that Kamen buyo kai (仮面舞踊会) was 1st place for 5 consecutive weeks.

The Japanese lyrics and my English translation

シャイな言い訳 仮面でかくして – hide the shy excuse with a masquerade
踊ろ 踊ろ かりそめの一夜を – Let’s dance, let’s dance for a transient night
きっとおまえも 悩める聖母(マドンナ) – Sure, you must be a worried madonna
棄てな 棄てな まじなプライドを今は – Throw it, throw it, serious pride now.

迷いこんだ幻想(イリュージョン) 時を止めた楽園 – wonder into the illusion, the paradise stopped the time
むきに眉をひそめても 魂(こころ)、うらはら – though you seriously frown, the heart is in reverse
こんなにも感じているじゃないか – cause you are feeling so much

WAKE UP! DESIRE (好きさ おまえが) – (I love you)
LIGHT UP! YOUR FIRE (好きさ 死ぬほど) ( I would die for you)
目眩(めくるめ)くってくれ PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE – have a wonderful night!
WAKE UP! DESIRE (I WANT YOU,NO,NO,NO)
LIGHT UP! MY FIRE (I LOVE YOU,NO,NO,NO)
ゆれて 魔性のリズム – swung , a devilish rhythm

やけにそそるよ ターンも妖しく - It’s tempting, the turn is mysterious too
踊ろ 踊ろ かりそめの輪舞(ロンド)を – let’s dance, let’s dance, a transient rondo dance
爪の尖(さき)まで愛で満たされて – be fulfilled with love to the tip of a toe
燃えな 燃えな 紅(あか)く 紅玉(ルビー)より紅(あか)く……burning burning red, much more than a ruby

愛はいつも 果てしない あまく香る瞬間 – love is always endless, the moment of sweet smell
絹のドレス ひろげれば 揺れるまなざし – A silk dress, if open it, waving eyes
俺だけを見つめてくれよ 永遠(とわ)に – just gaze at me forever

WAKE UP! DESIRE (もっと 素直に) (much more honestly )
LIGHT UP! YOUR FIRE (もっと 本音で) (with more real intention )
罪な素顔はもう STOP,STOP – a sinful face, stop, stop
BABY COME ON DON’T STOP THE MUSIC
WAKE UP! DESIRE (I WANT YOU,NO,NO,NO)
LIGHT UP! MY FIRE (I LOVE YOU,NO,NO,NO)
じれて魔性のリズム – in a fret, a devilish rhythm

いっそ X・T・C 俺と X・T・C
つよく 強く – strong, strong.

WAKE UP! DESIRE (I WANT YOU,NO,NO,NO)
LIGHT UP! MY FIRE (I LOVE YOU,NO,NO,NO)
とけて魔性のリズム – melted, a devilish rhythm

Hope you find it interesting.

Photo by George Dolgikh @ Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com

Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy the song!!!!

ありがとう。

About mkchatinjapanese

I am a native Japanese who teaches Japanese to non-Japanese speaker as a private tutor. Teach from a beginner to Intermediate level. location in London.
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