Midnight Joke
Takako Mamiya Lyrics


もうすぐ朝の中 近いわこの匂い
ひとりっきりのドライブ
ほんの思いつき 真夜中のジョーク

早起きなら苦手だけど
夜深しなら気分次第

その気になれば走り続ける女なの
恋にしたって言えそうだけど
はじまりはジョークのつもりだけ

対向車も人もいない
私だけが流れるまま

ドラマの場合 となりを見ると男なの
少しだけ逢ったことのある 渋い人
ひどいジョークねやめて

もうすぐ朝の中 近いわこの匂い
ひとりっきりのドライブ
ほんの思いつき 真夜中のジョーク

うまくいけば海が見える
うまくいけば忘れられる

ジョークがすぎて泣くこともある女なの
本気だって言えそうだけど 走るのよ
こんな私のままで

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carp kachan

A middle-of-the -night joke

I'll soon be inside a morning
Guess it's close... This smell
A drive all alone
This's right off the top of my head
A middle-of-the -night joke

I'm not good at getting up early
But staying up late, it depends on my mood

I'm a female who I can drive flat out any time I want
Though the same is true of love,
it's just a joke when I start a love

There's nobody and no oncoming car
I'm drifting away alone

In the case of a drama,
a guy is there when I look at passenger seat
Cool guy who I have ever seen once or twice
This's a bad joke, so stop it!

I'll soon be inside a morning
Guess it's close... This smell
A drive all alone
This's right off the top of my head
A middle-of-the -night joke

With luck, I might be able to see the sea
With luck, I'm able to forget it

I'm a female who I cry in regret after joking too much
"This is trueth," I'll be able to say that but I keep on drive
The way I am, remain unchanged



Iva Matanovic

It has been more than 2 years since I discovered Japanese music from this period and some other artists like Nujabes (all thanks to anime).

That discovery has brought so many days of happiness and singing through my house in my version of Japanese 😂 ... but it also brought much more nights of strange, intense, nirvana-like feelings...

It was so different than anything else that I became certain this music gives super-powers to mind-travel through time, places, lives, feelings, memories...

Still, what makes me the happiest is this comment section that even after 2 years I still read and always feel the need to share how I feel with someone who understands me and this magical music!

So I wish you ALL the magic in this world because you have the ability to see it and cherish it ❤️



Brian char-bow

“Midnight Joke” , Singer: Takako Mamiya
Lyrics: Ichiko Takehana, Composition: Hiroyuki Namba
Arrangement: Genji Sawai / Osamu Shiomura
(English translation with a rough meaning.)

I can smell the dawn, I'm sure morning is coming soon.
I'm running alone on a midnight drive.
It’s only a light joke in a midnight,
I came out on a midnight drive that I started on a whim. 

I'm not good at getting up early.
But I'm fine if I'm up all night.

I'm a woman who can drive through the night, if I feel like it.
I guess the same thing can be said when I'm in love,
It always starts with a joke

Driving in the middle of the night is freely
Cause there are no cars and people.
My car can run freely and fluidly.

In the case of dramas, at times like this,
there's a guy next to me.
He's a guy I've only met a few times and don't know him well yet.
Ah, It’s a stupid joke, going to stop it.

I can smell the dawn, I'm sure morning is coming soon.
I'm running alone on a midnight drive.
It’s only a light joke in a midnight,
I came out on a midnight drive that I started on a whim.   

Hopefully I will be able to see the ocean soon.
Hopefully I will be able to forget about you.

I'm a woman who jokes too much
and sometimes cries because of it.
I could say that I was really serious,
but it's just a joke. 

Fine, I'm going to keep driving.
I'm going to keep running , like just way I am.



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Age of Wealth

People, you weren't born in the wrong generation. It's much better now. All of this music is now at your fingertips, in the best quality! Back in the day, the friggin' dark ages, you would have missed out on so much of this good stuff, because it would be that much harder to know about, discover, or even buy.

Chicane

I was born in the wrong generation though. I wanted to experience Japanese life back then not just the music alone. As a whole it must've felt like the most magnificent thing ever. No social media, no TikTok, no bullshit whatever, just life to enjoy 😌

absolute Zero

Yeah but in a sense less is more

The less you have the more you cherish it and are able to share with others around you…. Nowadays nobody around me has the same taste it’s become so overloaded and diverse the empathy outside the net is fading

Impression08

Best take I've read in a while.

Kurt Sam

amen brother!!!! much love to you!! 🖤🖤🖤

Neila Abdelmahmod

}I I I pipi

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Felix

I recently bought this as a vinyl and nothing compares to listening to this album and finally seeing the cat spin!

NewgroundsDied So

thank you for that mental image

PatheticTV

@wooosh bait 100$?! I got one for around $30 in a store in Hong Kong (Analog Dept. for those who live here)

Ismael

@Aadhikshit Singh damn 🥲

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