Scrap Alley – Lyrics and Translation




Scrap Alley

Futari de chuko no kuruma ni norikomi
highway wo tobasu omae wa
Ake hajimeta mabushii asahi ni shukufuku sareta
Ore ga ikutsu ni naru to kodomo wa ikutsu ni naru da nante
Ichido hemashita ano toki mo onajiyoni hanashiteta
Omae wa juku de chichioya ni nari, atatakai kurashi wo mitsuke
Akeyuku sora ano hi mitsumenagara
Futari de ai no kurashi wo yakusoku shita Oh
Ryote ni kakaeta kurashi no naka de omae no ase wa ai ni tsuiyasare
Atatakai kurashi ni chisana shukufuku wo ageta
Aisuru monotachi wa ore dake wo tayori ni yorisoi kurashi
Shiawase ga dorehodo taisetsu ka kanjiteiru
Mukashi wa chinpira datta to warau omae
Sukoshi samishiku utsumuita
Mukashi mitaina koto ja mou waraeyashinai to
Saigo ni omae wa nando mo utatta Oh

Say goodbye Scrap Alley say goodbye
hitoribocchi no akuseru ON
Say goodbye onboro no guitar
Say goodbye surikireta Rock’ n’ Roll
Gamushara ni kizu tsuki motometa
ano hi yori shiawase ni natte kure
Kono mune ni ai no kurashi wo
chikau tame ni omae nandomo utau no ka
Say goodbye Scrap Alley!

Ano koro hetakusona Rock bando kunde
Medatou to shite volume wo ageta
Kakko tsukete wa kanojo no ki o hiiteita
Wareru kurai ni oto ga agaru to
Keisatsu ga kite kujo wo iwareta
Shibaraku wa shiranai furi de utatteita
Mukashi no koto wo omoidashi sanbi shite
Natsukashigaru tsumori wa nai
Korekara omae no ikizama wo omou toki
Omae no Shout ga kikoete kurunda Oh

Say goodbye Scrap Alley say goodbye
hitoribocchi no akuseru ON
Say goodbye onboro no guitar
Say goodbye surikireta Rock’ n’ Roll
Gamushara ni kizutsuki motometa
ano hi yori shiawase ni natte kure
Kono mune ni ai no kurashi wo
chikau tame ni omae nandomo utau no ka
Say goodbye Scrap Alley yeah!

TRANSLATION

Scrap Alley

We got into a used car
and flew down the highway.
When the day began to dawn you were blessed by the dazzling sun.
We talked like in those days when we were blundering around,
thinking of how you’re going to get old as your kid grows up.
You’ve become a father at 19 and found a life full of warmth.
As we watched the dawning sky that day
we both promised to lead a life of love.

In a daily life that takes all of your energies, your struggle is sustained by love
it’s a small blessing for a life full of warmth.
Living close to those you love, who have only you to rely on,
makes you feel how precious happiness is.
As you smiled remembering the punk you used to be
you cast your head down with a tinge of sadness.
You can’t laugh like you used to for the things of the past.
Finally you sang over and over again:

Say goodbye, Scrap Alley, say goodbye
to those times when I lived fast all by myself.
Say goodbye to that battered old guitar,
say goodbye to that worn out rock ‘n’ roll.
Please get happier than you were in those days
when you recklessly sought to hurt yourself.
How many times can you sing to promise
in your heart to seek a life of love?
Say goodbye, Scrap Alley!

In those days we’d formed a crappy rock band,
we raised the volume to stand out
we put on airs and attracted the affection of the girls.
When we raised the volume so much the sound was tearing all apart
the police came and made a complaint
but for a while we sang pretending to be unaware.
You have no intention of remembering the past
to sing its praises and feel nostalgic.
From now on, when I think of the life you made for yourself
I will always hear your voice shouting:

Say goodbye, Scrap Alley, say goodbye
to those times when I lived fast all by myself.
Say goodbye to that battered old guitar,
say goodbye to that worn out rock ‘n’ roll.
Please get happier than you were in those days
when you recklessly sought to hurt yourself.
How many times can you sing to promise
in your heart to seek a life of love?
Say goodbye, Scrap Alley, yeah!