My Translation: “Elevator Girl” by BABYMETAL

After what seems an eternity, today Babymetal released a new track, titled Elevator Girl. It’s a song that they performed a fair bit during the shows they did last year, but I hadn’t heard it until today. I don’t think it’s their best effort. It’s very poppy, but not as catchy as some of their big hits. Anyway, when I heard this new track was coming out, I decided I would have a go at translating it, just like I did with all the Metal Resistance songs (minus one). It’s pretty repetitive, which made the translation easy. A couple of things to note: italics designate English words in the original lyrics; square brackets designate additions I have made to better convey what I think the lyrics are saying.


Elevator Girl by BABYMETAL
Words: RYU-METAL
Music: RYU-METAL
Translation: Me (Maruse Rino)

Hey lady, are you going up or down?
No matter what you say or what you do
You’re going down
Are you going up or going down?

Hey lady, are you going up or down?

Going up, going down
Mind the closing doors
The next stop is hell
Going up, going down
Going up, going down
Hell yeah!
[Heading for] Basement floor 2000
[We’re] Falling headlong
This is hell, where the floor indicators burst into flame
[We’re] Always living on the edge
Going up, going down
Going up, going down
Hell yeah!

Hey lady, are you going up or down?
No matter what you say or what you do
You’re going down

Going up, going down
Mind the closing doors
The next stop is hell
Going up, going down
Going up, going down
Hell yeah!
[Heading for] Basement floor 2000
[We’re] Falling headlong
This is hell, where the floor indicators burst into flame
[We’re] Always living on the edge
Going up, going down
Going up, going down
Hell yeah!

Going up, going down

[We’re] Always living on the edge


The link below is for the site where I referenced the original Japanese lyrics from.

https://www.uta-net.com/song/267305/

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

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