マンネリライフ | Boring Life

Nanawo Akari’s songs really capture the essence of being a lost cause. I never knew I needed these kinds of lyrics in my life before her. This is a good theme song for this pandemic.

Note: Though the title is officially translated as “boring life,” I think “Life in a Rut” better captures the meaning.

☆ Title: マンネリライフ
★ Album: フライングベスト~知らないの? 巷で噂のダメ天使~
☆ Album Artist: ナナヲアカリ (Nanawo Akari)
★ Published by: Sony Music Associated Records
☆ Vocals: ナナヲアカリ (Nanawo Akari)
★ Arrangement, composition and lyrics: Wada Takeaki (kurage_P) (和田たけあき(くらげP))

こんな調子で、息だけして生きてるよ
クリアしたゲームまたやっている
ドキドキしたり、泣いたり、笑ったりする
そんなことすらもう面倒くさいから

konna choushi de, iki dake shite ikiteru yo
kuria shita geemu mata yatteiru
dokidoki shitari, naitari, warattari suru
sonna koto sura mou mendoukusai kara

At this rate, all I’m doing with my life is breathing
Playing a game that I’ve already beaten again
Getting excited, crying, and laughing
Such emotions now just feel like a pain in the neck

知らないこと知りたくなんかない
疲れちゃうから
感動なんて絶対したくないよ!

shiranai koto shiritaku nanka nai
tsukarechau kara
kandou nante zettai shitakunai yo!

I don’t care to learn new things
It’s tiring, after all
I definitely don’t want to feel emotionally moved!

あたし、マンネリライフを生きている
グッモーニン!今何時?
\たぶん午前か午後6時!/
ココロが張り裂けてしまいそう!
助けて下さい!
あっ、いや…やっぱいいです。

atashi, manneri raifu o ikiteiru
gummoonin! ima nanji?
\tabun gozen ka gogo roku ji!/
kokoro ga hari sakete shimaisou!
tasukete kudasai!
a, iya… yappa ii desu.

I’m living life in a rut
Good morning! What time is it?
\Probably either 6am or 6pm/
It feels like my heart is about to be ripped to shreds!
Please, save me!
Ah, never mind… I’m fine.

こんな調子で息だけして、生きてるよ
読み終わったマンガを読んでいる
ネットサーフィン、変な画像で笑ってる
2年くらい前にも見たことあるけど

konna choushi de iki dake shite, ikiteru yo
yomi owatta manga o yondeiru
netto saafin, hen na gazou de waratteru
ninen kurai mae ni mo mita koto aru kedo

At this rate, all I’m doing with my life is breathing
Reading a manga that I’ve already finished reading
Surfing the web, I find myself laughing at a weird image
Though it’s one I’ve seen before about 2 years ago

せめて自分の足しになるような
事がしたいな
今日は疲れたから寝るけどさ

semete jibun no tashi ni naru you na
koto ga shitai na
kyou wa tsukareta kara neru kedo sa

I at least want to do something
beneficial for me
That said, I’m too tired today, so it’s off to bed

あたし、マンネリライフな眠り姫
囚われの身さ
\3食・冷暖房 完備!/
いつかは素敵な王子様!
助けて下さい!
あっ、いや…やっぱいいです!

atashi, manneri raifu na nemuri hime
toraware no mi sa
\sanshoku reidanbou kanbi!/
itsu ka wa suteki na ouji sama!
tasukete kudasai!
a, iya… yappa ii desu!

I’m the Sleeping Beauty of life in a rut
Don’t you see I’m a prisoner
\Complete with 3 meals and air conditioning!/
Perhaps someday I’ll find my wonderful prince!
Please, save me!
Ah, never mind… I’m fine!

VRになんて潜ってたら永眠しちゃう
興行収入何十億の(ピー)も絶対見ない
そんな暴力受けなくたって
あたしの世界 間に合ってるよ

VR ni nante moguttetara eimin shichau
kougyou shuunyuu nanjuuoku no (pii) mo zettai minai
sonna bouryoku ukenakutatte
atashi no sekai ma ni atteru yo

If I dive into VR I’ll end up sleeping for eternity
I won’t watch (beep) even if it made millions of dollars at the box office
I don’t need that kind of violence in my life
My world is good enough without it

何も感じないままでいたいよ!

nani mo kanjinai mama de itai yo!

I just want to exist without feeling a thing!

あたし、マンネリライフで死んでゆく
抜け出せないよ
こんなに優しい世界
罪悪感でおかしくなっちゃいそう!

atashi, manneri raifu de shinde yuku
nuke dasenai yo
konna ni yasashii sekai
zaiakukan de okashiku nacchaisou!

I’m dying in this life in a rut
There’s no escape
from a world that’s this kind
I feel like I’m going to lose my mind from the guilt!

あたし、マンネリライフを生きている
グッモーニン!今何時?
\たぶん午前か午後6時/
パパママ神様ごめんなさい!
明日からはきっと…
あっ、いや…やっぱ無理です!
ごめん!ごめん!やっぱいいです!

atashi, manneri raifu o ikiteiru
gummoonin! ima nanji?
\tabun gozen ka gogo roku ji!/
papa mama kamisama gomennasai!
ashita kara wa kitto…
a, iya… yappa muri desu!
gomen! gomen! yappa ii desu!

I’m living life in a rut
Good morning! What time is it?
\Probably either 6am or 6pm/
Dear papa, mama, God, I’m sorry!
Starting tomorrow, I’ll be sure to…
ah, never mind… it’s too much after all!
Sorry! Sorry! I’ll pass!

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