What are the lyrics to "Linda Linda"?
August 24, 2005 11:13 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for a phonetic transcription of the lyrics to the Japanese punk song "Linda Linda" by the Blue Hearts. An English translation of the lyrics would be great, too.
posted by 23skidoo to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Google gets me this far:

“Dobu nezumi / mitai ni / utsukushiku naritai / shashin ni wa / utsuranai / utsukushisa ga aru kara.” (“I look like a sewer rat / yet want to be beautiful / it doesn’t show in pictures / because there is beauty there.”)
posted by nicwolff at 2:06 PM on August 24, 2005


Linda Linda (or Rinda Rinda as I always heard it) is one of my favorite karaoke songs.

Unfortunately, I looked in Japanese and English for a while and came up with nothing. Almost all Japanese Cds come with lyrics. It might be worth it to buy the single if you really need the words.
posted by Alison at 5:33 PM on August 24, 2005


I have TWO copies of that disc - it's one of my favorites...there are english and japanese lyrices innit. I'd be happy to post the whole song when I get home tonight.
posted by black8 at 10:33 AM on August 25, 2005


I have TWO copies of that disc - it's one of my favorites...there are english and japanese lyrices innit. I'd be happy to post the whole song when I get home tonight.

That would be awesome.
posted by 23skidoo at 1:25 PM on August 25, 2005


I got back a little later than I expected, went to see The 40 Year Old Virgin (best movie evar!) I tried to make it as easy as possible! Here ya go:


Linda Linda

Do-bun ne zu-ni Mita-ini
Utsukushiku nari-tai
Sya-shi-n-niwa utsuranai
Utsuku-shisa-ga aru-kara

Linda Linda (X2)

*Moshi-mo Boku-ga itsuka
Kimi-to deai hanshi aunara
Sonna tokiwa do-ka Ai no
Imi-(w)o Shit-te kuda-sai

Linda Linda

Do-bun ne zu-ni Mita-ini
Dare-yorimo yasa-shii
Do-bun ne zu-ni Mita-ini
Na-niyouimo Ata-ta-kaku

Linda Linda

*Moshi-mo Boku-ga itsuka
Kimi-to deai hanshi aunara
Sonna tokiwa do-ka Ai no
Imi-(w)o Shit-te kuda-sai

Aija na-kutemo Koja na-kutemo
Kimi-(w)o hanashi-wa-shi-na-i
Keshite makenai
Tsuyoi chikara-(w)o
Boku-wa hito-su-dake motsu



Linda Linda

I wanna be beautiful like a water rat
He's got beauty you can't see in a picture

Linda Linda

*If I see you and have a talk
Please catch the meaning of love

Linda Linda

Just like a water rat, nicer than anyone else
Just like a water rat, warmer than anyone else

Linda Linda

*If I see you and have a talk
Please catch the meaning of love

Even though it may not be love, I'll never leave you
I'll get power, the only power nothing can beat

Linda Linda
posted by black8 at 12:11 AM on August 26, 2005 [2 favorites]


Thank you so much.
posted by 23skidoo at 12:11 PM on August 26, 2005


Nae problem, mate!
posted by black8 at 12:33 AM on August 27, 2005


Just saw the film "Linda Linda Linda" and am now desperately looking for a copy of the song. The film is a lot of fun, though a bit slow-paced.
posted by jmcnally at 9:12 PM on September 9, 2005


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