Song Lyric Sunday: Occupation

Honestly, when I saw this topic, I immediately thought of “Tarareba” by Amazarashi. However, I already “used” that song in a previous song. Thus, I decided to choose a song I recently came across by 美波 (minami).

In the past, it was common for others to say “Get a job/occupation that is in line with your passion, then you’ll never have to work.”

However, people in the world have gotten much more practical and realistic. They’ve realised that doing what you’re passionate about as your job may not always be possible. Be it due to one’s interests not being aligned with their skills or simply the excessive competition. A single role can be filled by just about anyone. There are many people fighting to have the same occupation so it’s only obvious it would end up this way.

Due to this being the case, there are many people who despair over the fact that there is no purpose in them being alive at all. I know it’s a drastic conclusion based on what I’ve been saying. Perhaps some of you don’t see any link whatsoever. However, it’s not impossible for people to be feeling that they are easily replaceable and simply exist as a cog in the machine (a single individual within society). After all, not everyone is talented and plays an essential and critical role in society that is difficult to replace.

Original Image from Pixabay
Edited by me with Phonto

Some people… just want something that only they can do. To prove that they are alive for a reason. And so, today’s Song Lyric Sunday song choice is, “Main Actor” by Minami.

Turn on English Captions when watching

English Translation:

A manga’s protagonist said
“I’ll protect you”
They were a really cool protagonist
If it were me, I wonder if I’d just be “villager B” that runs away

Without making one unpleasant face, smiling, crying in the shadows
They fought, they saved people
They were everyone’s favourite person
They were a hero, it’s obvious

If it was me I’d cling to and depend on the protagonist
I wonder if I’d just be “villager C”

I just waited for the morning without doing anything, alone on my bed
While drinking a cup of soup
While watching the same old news again in front of the television
I waited again for the usual peace

Just once, just once, just once, just once
Give me proof that I exist
Only me, only me, only me, only me
Give me proof there’s something only I can do

Even you, it’s the same, everybody is waiting
I’m singing probably because even I don’t know what that is

I’ve grown tired of each day I thought of as ordinary things have come
I hated things that were difficult, simplicity was better
But for some reason the guitar in my room
was the only thing I couldn’t throw away

Just a little bit, just a little bit, just a little bit, just a little bit
I wanted even a square meter where I belonged
Only me, only me, only me, only me
I wanted to be someone’s number one

It won’t change, it won’t change
It can’t change, it can’t change

‘Cause, just as I thought, this is how I am

Just a little bit, just a little bit, just a little bit, just a little bit
I wanted even a square meter where I belonged

Just once, just once, just once, just once
Give me proof that I exist
Only me, only me, only me, only me
Give me proof there’s something only I can do

Because it’s me, because it’s me, because it’s me, even if I am how I am,
Love me
Forgive me

From lyricstranslate


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8 replies »

    • Glad you liked the song 🙂
      She’s currently one of my favourite singers ^^

      She wants to be forgiven for not being someone worthy of a “main character/actor”. For not being someone who is worth something. For being someone who wanders around with no place where she truly belongs. In short, yes, she wants to be forgiven for being herself. For being an easily replaceable self akin to that of a mere Villager A, B or C.
      Or at least, that’s my take on the lyrics ^^”

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