Say Hey to Hey! Say! 7

Bokura wa heisei ONLY! Showa De SHOW wa muri,
Acchi mo kocchi mo ii ne! HEY-SAY wa ii ne!

This is how is the song lyric begins in Hey! Say! 7’s first single “Hey!Say!”. They are the latest Johnny’s Junior group which consists of five members. They were called Hey! Say! 7 because all the members are born in the Heisei era and that the year of their formation was 2007. The smallest is 13 and the eldest is 17 this year.

I still remember when I watch Music Station on Animax last week, Hey! Say! 7 was one of the performing artists and they were supported by their senior Kamenashi Kazuya. He was noticed about the youngness of this group, and he was keep saying that “I’m from Showa era”.

But what is this Heisei and Showa mean?

According to Wikipedia, Heisei (Japanese: 平成) is the current era name in Japan. The Heisei era started on January 8, 1989. In 1989, Akihito, the current emperor of Japan succeeded to the throne, after the death of his father, Hirohito, the Showa Emperor. Thus that year corresponds to Heisei 1 (Japanese: 平成元年, Heisei gannen; gannen means “first year”). Heisei means “peace everywhere” and 2007 is the Heisei 19. While Showa era is started from 1926 until 1989. Kamenashi Kazuya was born in 1986, so he is under Showa era.

The Japanese era calendar scheme is a common calendar scheme used in Japan, which identifies a year by the combination of the Japanese era name (年号, nengō?, lit. year name) and the year number within the era. For example, the year 2006 is Heisei 18, and 2007 is Heisei 19. So from this calendar we can what era is today and which year they are currently.

Back to Hey! Say! 7’s first single “Hey!Say!”. When first released in August 1st, they topped to weekly chart with 120,000 copies sold and become the youngest boy group to ever topping the chart with average age of 14.8! Congratulations to them. Actually I didn’t know much of them but one of the member Yamada Ryosuke because he acted in J-drama “Tantei gakuen Q”. He was handsome and cool in it.

So, this group already alarming many other people like me that we are actually getting older and beware of them as their era is up and rising! So, to get a feel of them, please listen to the song and check the lyrics out and translation. The song sounds good actually :D!



Hey! Say! 7 – Hey!Say!

Lyric: Erykah
Music: BOUNCEBACK

Deaeta kiseki ni donna ketten mo
imi nai yo kimi wa sono mama ga ichiban

Say! hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!(x4)

Bokura wa heisei ONLY! Showa De SHOW wa muri!
acchi mo kocchi mo ii ne! HEY-SAY wa ii ne!
Konna jidai de SORRY! demo DON’T WORRY!
Mirai ni kitto yume ga aru kara saa sa minna de tsuitekoi!

WOW!

Tokimeku kimochi de EVERYDAY hajime tare ii jya nai
ookina tsubasa ga areba hadaka de ii jya nai

Mita koto no nai sekai he yuuki wo dashite tobidasou
Kimi wo tsuredasu yo hazukashi ga razuni
ima futari kiri LOVE ga hora LOVE ga hora

Haruka na uchuu de hitotsu hikatta
kono hoshi ga bokura kagayaku STAGE
Deaeta kiseki ni donna ketten mo
imi nai yo kimi wa sono mama ga ichiban

Say! hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!(x4)

Hey! Say!

Doko made mo subete FIND A WAY!
futari dakedo yari katta de
deai mo eteru yo
mochi kakete mamoru
hanare nai yori dakishimeru

Toki Shimeru

Haruka na uchuu de hitotsu hikatta
kono hoshi ga bokura kagayaku STAGE
Deaeta kiseki ni donna ketten mo
imi nai yo kimi wa sono mama ga ichiban

I’ll be there…

deai mo eteru yo
mochi kakete mamoru
hanare nai yori dakishimeru

Haruka na uchuu de hitotsu hikatta
kono hoshi ga bokura kagayaku STAGE
Deaeta kiseki ni donna ketten mo
imi nai yo kimi wa sono mama ga ichiban

SAY!

Bokura wa heisei ONLY! Showa De SHOW wa muri (SAY!)
acchi mo kocchi mo ii ne! HEY-SAY wa ii ne! (SAY!)
Konna ji dai de SORRY! demo DON’T WORRY! (SAY!)
Mirai ni kitto yume ga aru kara saa sa minna de tsuitekoi!

WOW!

Japanese
出会えた奇跡に どんな欠点も 意味無いよ 君はそのままが一番

Say!
Hey Hey Hey-Hey! Hey Hey Hey!
(×4)

僕らは平成Only! 昭和でShowは無理!
あっちもこっちもいいね! Hey-Sayはいいね!
こんな時代でSorry! でもDon’t worry!
未来にきっと 夢があるから さあさみんなでついてこい!
Wow!

トキメク気持ちでEveryday 始めたらいいじゃない
大きな翼があれば ハダカでいいじゃない

見たことのない世界へ 勇気を出して飛び出そう
君を連れ出すよ 恥ずかしがらずに 今二人きりLoveがほら
(Loveがほら)

はるかな宇宙で ひとつ光った この星が 僕ら輝くStage
出会えた奇跡に どんな欠点も 意味無いよ 君はそのままが一番

Say!
Hey Hey Hey-Hey! Hey Hey Hey!
(×4)
Hey! Say!!

どこまでも連れてFaraway 二人だけのやり方で
出会い燃えてるよ 命かけて守る 離れないように抱きしめる
(抱きしめる)

はるかな宇宙で ひとつ光った この星が 僕ら輝くStage
出会えた奇跡に どんな欠点も 意味無いよ 君はそのままが一番

I’ll be there…

出会い燃えてるよ 命かけて守る 離れないように抱きしめる

はるかな宇宙で ひとつ光った この星が 僕ら輝くStage
出会えた奇跡に どんな欠点も 意味無いよ 君はそのままが一番

僕らは平成Only! 昭和でShowは無理!
あっちもこっちもいいね! Hey-Sayはいいね!
こんな時代でSorry! でもDon’t worry!
未来にきっと 夢があるから さあさみんなでついてこい!
Wow!

bonus translation:
no matter the flaws in the miracle of our meeting
they are meaningless, and you are number one just the way you are

Say! hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!
say! hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!!
Say! hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!
say! hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!!

You guys are HEISEI only A showa show is impossible
this way and that way are great! hey-say- is great!
Sorry it’s that kind of era! But don’t worry
your dreams lie in the future so everyone hurry and follow me

WOW!

you should start everday with a pulsating feeling
as long as your wings are large, it doesn’t matter if you are naked

pick up your courage and fly to a world that you’ve never seen before
I’m going to lead you out without and embarrassment
now it’s just the two of us in love, look it’s love, look it’s love

in the distance there is a single flash
this star is our shining stage
no matter the flaws in the miracle of our meeting
they are meaningless, and you are number one just the way you are

Say! hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!
say! hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!!
Say! hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!
say! hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!!

Hey! Say!

Therefore we can all find a way
anywhere we are
when we meet
I want to protect you
I don’t want to leave you from this hug

I want to make up for our lost time

in the distance there is a single flash
this star is our shining stage
no matter the flaws in the miracle of our meeting
they are meaningless, and you are number one just the way you are

when we meet
I want to protect you
I don’t want to leave you from this hug

in the distance there is a single flash
this star is our shining stage
no matter the flaws in the miracle of our meeting
they are meaningless, and you are number one just the way you are

SAY!

You guys are HEISEI only A showa show is impossible(SAY!)
this way and that way are great! hey-say- is great!(SAY!)
Sorry it’s that kind of era! But don’t worry(SAY!)
your dreams lie in the future so everyone hurry and follow me

WOW!

More: Hey!Say! PV via Veoh | Oricon Profile

Credits: Boajjang forum | Tokyograph | ThePPN

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