Note: Words in capital letters are sung in English, I don't know why.

Zensekai no koshinuke MONKEY
mikansei no GAME ni muchû
shinu made hansanai BANANA no ROULETTE
nui awaseta mabuta hodoite
koboreru namida ga utsusu no wa
jidai ga nakushite shimatta kanjô nanda yo ... My Friend

(All the world's cowardly monkeys
Are caught up in a game they'll never finish
Banana roulette won't let them go til they die
We'll pry open our sewn-up eyelids
And the feelings this generation has lost
Will be reflected in the tears that fall)

Itami no nai taikutsu ni
obore sô da

(It's like we're drowning
In numb boredom)

Crazy Sunshine
fukigen na bokura no mirai o terashiteru
Tightrope Dancing
kataashi demo toberu
aoi yokubô ni kimi to hi o tsukete
nani mo fuan janai

(Crazy sunshine
Shine on the future of our sullen group!
Tightrope dancing
I can jump even with one leg
We'll set this blue desire on fire
I've got no worries)

Nige ashi o kitaeteru DONKEY
fusenshô no PRIDE to odoru
itsudatte GOAL wa dareka no mono datta
machi awase no yoru ni kitzuita
hashaideru jibun o miteta no wa
jidai ga yugamete shimatta zanzô nandarô

(Donkeys good at running away
Dancing proudly over a default win
The goal always belongs to somebody
I realized, the night of our rendezvous
To have been seen in high spirits
Was just an afterimage completely warped by this generation)

Namae mo nai kaibutsu ni
nomare sô da

(A nameless monster
Is going to consume me)

Crazy Sunshine
fukigen na bokura no mirai o terashiteru
Tightrope Dancing
kataashi demo toberu
aoi yokubô ni kimi to hi o tsukete
nani mo fuan janai
(x2)

(Crazy sunshine
Shine on the future of our sullen group!
Tightrope dancing
I can jump even with one leg
We'll set this blue desire on fire
I've got no worries)



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Crazy Sunshine song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's about our culture of today, where no one actually feels. They call for the Crazy Sunshine to bring light, cure the sullenness.
    Relinquo1on May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis my favorite Pillows song. It's about learning that the ideals everyone holds of happiness and all that aren't actually possible or true. The lines:

    I realized, the night of our rendezvous
    To have been seen in high spirits
    Was just an afterimage completely warped by this generation

    kinda summarize it well. The rest of it is basically assuring that it's all there and it's all possible, but it's not those stereotypes we see in our culture. You can be happy, and you don't hafta be some overpopular person with a "normal" everything to have that, it's just something that's there, even in the most sullen situations (giving meaning to the "crazy" part of "crazy sunshine". It doesn't always make sense to have a sense of happiness in dark times, but it gets you through them.)
    Pandoruson August 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto add to the above: It's also about conquering boredom and the sense of depression that comes from that "afterimage" of not having everything good.
    Pandoruson August 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI actually think the song applies also as a social commentary about our generation. To me it's about all the promises we were given by society that working hard and striving to be the best and being a productive member leads to happiness. I think our generation is one of the first to be acutely aware at birth of how the truth we're told turns out to be a lie. I think also it has led this generation to be both apathetic and cynical.

    The Pillows, I think, feel there's hope:

    "All the world's cowardly monkeys
    Are caught up in a game they'll never finish
    Banana roulette won't let them go til they die
    We'll pry open our sewn-up eyelids
    And the feelings this generation has lost
    Will be reflected in the tears that fall"

    Most of all this passage kind of highlights the idea of the previous generation is stuck in a unending and grueling cycle. The message of the song though is to counteract that. To say that you can see these errors and you don't have to be sad or depressed or cynical. I think the message is that you have to do the opposite; to find happiness regardless, understand that joy happens anywhere, and once in a while forget about what you're told to do in favor of doing what you want.

    I'm a big fan of the Anime that this accompanied, and I think it's put at just the right place. Furthermore the Pillows was a spot on choice in terms of lyrics and sound. I think this song speaks to anyone in a younger generation, but perhaps it particularly speaks to the Japanese. I don't claim to be an authority on Japanese culture, but I have a feeling if someone else knows a bit more first hand, perhaps he/she can elaborate on it.
    12122121on April 05, 2008   Link

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