Chicago

Why clammbon decided to name this song after my home town, I’ll never know. It suggests they’ve been there, which makes me wish I’d known they were coming to visit so I could offer to show them around. :D There are three versions of this song: the perky single version seen in the music video, the slower version on the album (subtitled yamiagari, “convalescence”), and Re-Re-Chicago, on the second Re-clammbon album.

Japanese Karaoke English
シカゴ shikago Chicago
みるみる ふくれる まっくろなアイツと
みるみる しぼむ まっしろなアイツを
飼っていたんだ 夢の中でだけは
たまに会うんだ 夢の中にいれば
mirumiru fukureru makkuro na aitsu to
mirumiru shibomu masshiro na aitsu wo
katteitanda yume no naka de dake wa
tama ni aunda yume no naka ni ireba
There, it’s swelling up, that pitch-black thing
There, it’s withering away, that pure-white thing
I was keeping it, just in a dream
Now and then we could meet, if only in a dream
出てこないで 遊んであげないよ
出てこないで そこへは もうもどらない
んーこっそり まぶたの奥 ひそんで
あらわれるなんて 昼下がり
detekonaide asonde agenai yo
detekonaide soko e wa mou modoranai
nn kossori mabuta no oku hisonde
arawareru nante hirusagari
Don’t come out, I won’t play with you
Don’t come out, I won’t go back there again
Mm, slyly hiding deep behind my eyelids
Showing up in the early afternoon
もう何にも言えないよ そんなつもりじゃないの デタラメしゃべりだす
ああ何て言えばいいの そんなつもりじゃないの アレコレしゃべりだすわ
mou nannimo ienai yo sonna tsumori ja nai no detarame shaberidasu
aa nante ieba ii no sonna tsumori ja nai no arekore shaberidasu wa
I won’t say any more, that’s not what I meant, I’ll just start saying nonsense
Ah, what should I say? That’s not what I meant, I’ll just start saying anything
くるくる すべて おまえはついてきて
くるくる わらう 誘ってるつもりね
出てこないで 遊んであげないよ
出てこないで そこへは もどれない
kurukuru subete omae wa tsuitekite
kurukuru warau sasotteru tsumori ne
detekonaide asonde agenai yo
detekonaide soko e wa modorenai
All over, everything, you are following
All over, smiling, trying to invite me
Don’t come out, I won’t play with you
Don’t come out, I can’t go back there again
夢のなかにも 「お帰りなさい」 夢のなかにも もう「帰りなさい」
困らせないで からかわないで こっちはダメよ イタズラしないで
yume no naka ni mo “okaeri nasai” yume no naka ni mo mou “okaeri nasai”
komarasenaide karakawanaide kocchi wa dame yo itazura shinaide
Even in a dream, “welcome home”, even in a dream, “welcome home”
Don’t trouble me, don’t make fun of me, not me, don’t tease me
もう何にも言えないよ そんなつもりじゃないの デタラメしゃべりだす
ああ何て言えばいいの そんなつもりじゃないの アレコレしゃべりだすわ
mou nannimo ienai yo sonna tsumori ja nai no detarame shaberidasu
aa nante ieba ii no sonna tsumori ja nai no arekore shaberidasu wa
I won’t say any more, that’s not what I meant, I’ll just start saying nonsense
Ah, what should I say? That’s not what I meant, I just start saying anything
こっちはダメよ イタズラしたって もどらないから kocchi wa dame yo itazura shitatte modoranai kara Not me, you teased me. I won’t go back…

Rômaji mode

シカゴ

みるみる ふくれる まっくろなアイツと
みるみる しぼむ まっしろなアイツを
飼っていたんだ 夢の中でだけは
たまに会うんだ 夢の中にいれば

出てこないで 遊んであげないよ
出てこないで そこへは もうもどらない
んーこっそり まぶたの奥 ひそんで
あらわれるなんて 昼下がり

もう何にも言えないよ そんなつもりじゃないの デタラメしゃべりだす
ああ何て言えばいいの そんなつもりじゃないの アレコレしゃべりだすわ

くるくる すべて おまえはついてきて
くるくる わらう 誘ってるつもりね
出てこないで 遊んであげないよ
出てこないで そこへは もどれない

夢のなかにも 「お帰りなさい」 夢のなかにも もう「帰りなさい」
困らせないで からかわないで こっちはダメよ イタズラしないで

もう何にも言えないよ そんなつもりじゃないの デタラメしゃべりだす
ああ何て言えばいいの そんなつもりじゃないの アレコレしゃべりだすわ

こっちはダメよ イタズラしたって もどらないから

shikago

mirumiru fukureru makkuro na aitsu to
mirumiru shibomu masshiro na aitsu wo
katteitanda yume no naka de dake wa
tama ni aunda yume no naka ni ireba

detekonaide asonde agenai yo
detekonaide soko e wa mou modoranai
nn kossori mabuta no oku hisonde
arawareru nante hirusagari

mou nannimo ienai yo sonna tsumori ja nai no detarame shaberidasu
aa nante ieba ii no sonna tsumori ja nai no arekore shaberidasu wa

kurukuru subete omae wa tsuitekite
kurukuru warau sasotteru tsumori ne
detekonaide asonde agenai yo
detekonaide soko e wa modorenai

yume no naka ni mo "okaeri nasai" yume no naka ni mo mou "okaeri nasai"
komarasenaide karakawanaide kocchi wa dame yo itazura shinaide

mou nannimo ienai yo sonna tsumori ja nai no detarame shaberidasu
aa nante ieba ii no sonna tsumori ja nai no arekore shaberidasu wa

kocchi wa dame yo itazura shitatte modoranai kara

Chicago

There, it's swelling up, that pitch-black thing
There, it's withering away, that pure-white thing
I was keeping it, just in a dream
Now and then we could meet, if only in a dream

Don't come out, I won't play with you
Don't come out, I won't go back there again
Mm, slyly hiding deep behind my eyelids
Showing up in the early afternoon

I won't say any more, that's not what I meant, I'll just start saying nonsense
Ah, what should I say? That's not what I meant, I'll just start saying anything

All over, everything, you are following
All over, smiling, trying to invite me
Don't come out, I won't play with you
Don't come out, I can't go back there again

Even in a dream, "welcome home", even in a dream, "welcome home"
Don't trouble me, don't make fun of me, not me, don't tease me

I won't say any more, that's not what I meant, I'll just start saying nonsense
Ah, what should I say? That's not what I meant, I just start saying anything

Not me, you teased me. I won't go back...