Daihinmin

Daihinmin is a card game played in Japan. Part of the strategy is staying neutral for as long as possible. The “revolution” mentioned in verse 3 is a move that causes the values of all the cards to be reversed, thus totally turning the game around.

Japanese Karaoke English
大貧民 daihinmin Daihinmin
いってまいります 今夜も
いきなりツイてるみ・た・い
でもあくまでもポーカーフェイス
ウチも案外ツラいのよって
itte mairimasu konyamo
ikinari tsuiteru mi-ta-i
demo akumade mo pookaa feisu
uchi mo angai tsurai no yo tte
I’m going out again tonight
I’m suddenly lucky it se-e-ms
I’ve got a poker face through it all
To say “I’m having a hard time too”
だしてまいります 中途半端は
じゅんぐりき・え・る
そう ミスはいのちとりね
切り札2が2枚とジョーカー
未来をよろしくたのむわ
tashite mairimasu chuutohanpa wa
junkuri ki-e-ru
sou misu wa inochitori ne
kirifuda ni ga nimai to jookaa
mirai wo yoroshiku tanomu wa
I’ll show what I have; my mediocre cards
One by one dis-a-ppear
Yes, one mistake is fatal
A pair of 2’s, the trump card, and a joker
Take care of the future for me
でしゃばりすぎず かかわらずに
でも貧しすぎず まんなかでいられたら
deshabarisugizu kakawarazu ni
demo mazushisugizu mannaka de iraretara
Without interfering too much, without getting too involved,
But without being too poor, if I can stay right in the middle…
やっちゃいますか ひそかに
かくめいあがり大・作・戦!
れきしに名をキザめば
それはサイコーの見せ場なの
yacchaimasu ka hisoka ni
kakumei agari dai-saku-sen!
rekishi ni na wo kizameba
sore wa saikou no miseba na no
Shall I go ahead with it, secretly,
To start a “revolution,” a stra-te-gy
To carve my name into history
That would be the greatest scene
やめちゃいますか リスクが
おおきすぎて首し・め・る
狙うのは2番め
トップはなにかと大変そう
いつの時代も大変そう
キープはもっとも大変そう
yamechaimasu ka risuku ga
ookisugite kubi shi-me-ru
nerau no wa nibanme
toppu wa nanika to taihensou
itsu no jidai mo taihensou
kiipu wa mottomo taihensou
Shall I give up, the risk is
Just too big, I’d be str-an-gled
I’ll aim for 2nd place
The top seems too hard
At any period in time it seems too hard
To keep seems even harder
でしゃばりすぎず かかわらずに
でも貧しすぎず まんなかでいられたら
deshabarisugizu kakawarazu ni
demo mazushisugizu mannaka de iraretara
Without interfering too much, without getting too involved,
But without being too poor, if I can stay right in the middle…
でしゃばりすぎて あっけなくまっさかさま
そんなみじめは まんなかにはないもの
deshabarisugite akkenaku massakasama
sonna mijime wa mannaka ni wo nai mono
Interfering too much, suddenly plunging ahead
That misery does not exist in the middle

Rômaji mode

大貧民

いってまいります 今夜も
いきなりツイてるみ・た・い
でもあくまでもポーカーフェイス
ウチも案外ツラいのよって

だしてまいります 中途半端は
じゅんぐりき・え・る
そう ミスはいのちとりね
切り札2が2枚とジョーカー
未来をよろしくたのむわ

でしゃばりすぎず かかわらずに
でも貧しすぎず まんなかでいられたら

やっちゃいますか ひそかに
かくめいあがり大・作・戦!
れきしに名をキザめば
それはサイコーの見せ場なの

やめちゃいますか リスクが
おおきすぎて首し・め・る
狙うのは2番め
トップはなにかと大変そう
いつの時代も大変そう
キープはもっとも大変そう

でしゃばりすぎず かかわらずに
でも貧しすぎず まんなかでいられたら

でしゃばりすぎて あっけなくまっさかさま
そんなみじめは まんなかにはないもの

daihinmin

itte mairimasu konyamo
ikinari tsuiteru mi-ta-i
demo akumade mo pookaa feisu
uchi mo angai tsurai no yo tte

tashite mairimasu chuutohanpa wa
junkuri ki-e-ru
sou misu wa inochitori ne
kirifuda ni ga nimai to jookaa
mirai wo yoroshiku tanomu wa

deshabarisugizu kakawarazu ni
demo mazushisugizu mannaka de iraretara

yacchaimasu ka hisoka ni
kakumei agari dai-saku-sen!
rekishi ni na wo kizameba
sore wa saikou no miseba na no

yamechaimasu ka risuku ga
ookisugite kubi shi-me-ru
nerau no wa nibanme
toppu wa nanika to taihensou
itsu no jidai mo taihensou
kiipu wa mottomo taihensou

deshabarisugizu kakawarazu ni
demo mazushisugizu mannaka de iraretara

deshabarisugite akkenaku massakasama
sonna mijime wa mannaka ni wo nai mono

Daihinmin

I'm going out again tonight
I'm suddenly lucky it se-e-ms
I've got a poker face through it all
To say "I'm having a hard time too"

I'll show what I have; my mediocre cards
One by one dis-a-ppear
Yes, one mistake is fatal
A pair of 2's, the trump card, and a joker
Take care of the future for me

Without interfering too much, without getting too involved,
But without being too poor, if I can stay right in the middle...

Shall I go ahead with it, secretly,
To start a "revolution," a stra-te-gy
To carve my name into history
That would be the greatest scene

Shall I give up, the risk is
Just too big, I'd be str-an-gled
I'll aim for 2nd place
The top seems too hard
At any period in time it seems too hard
To keep seems even harder

Without interfering too much, without getting too involved,
But without being too poor, if I can stay right in the middle...

Interfering too much, suddenly plunging ahead
That misery does not exist in the middle