Lucky Geisha

IRO performs an original song, “Lucky Geisha,” in the Kanda area of Tokyo on November 14, 1990. Atsushi Nozu/bass & song credits; Naoki Kurakata/drums; Yasuyuki Umemoto/guitar; Nada Gordon/vocals. The video quality is lamentably terrible.

Here’s a rough translation of Atsushi’s great song:

Left and right
cockroaches all over the place
I’m sick and tired
of this lifestyle

North and south
spring is coming
[something about flowers?]
perfect…

Before I left my village
there was a festival
I wore a yukata
and danced, sweaty

Left and right
this unknown territory
This lost feeling
I want it to end already

Flowers of Edo
men swarm around
and now…
I’m a geisha, you know

Until the end of the evening
always these men
Until evening ends
all these men up against me
People say I’m a lucky girl
People say I’m a lucky girl
Lucky geisha…

Edo’s night sky
is just empty to me
O please hold me
I can’t bear it any longer

When I go back to my village
I’ll be with Ichijiro
When I go back to my village
I want it to be for good

Before I left my village
there was a festival
I wore a yukata
and danced, sweaty

People say I’m a lucky girl
People say I’m a lucky girl
People say I’m a lucky girl

Lucky geisha…

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