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The Vapors - Turning Japanese

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I've got your picture of me and you
You wrote "I love you" I wrote "me too"
I sit there staring and there's nothing else to do
Oh it's in color Your hair is brown
Your eyes are hazel And soft as clouds
I often kiss you when there's no one else around

I've got your picture, I've got your picture
I'd like a million of you all round my cell
I want a doctor to take your picture
So I can look at you from inside as well
You've got me turning up and turning down
And turning in and turning 'round

I'm turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
I'm turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so

I've got your picture, I've got your picture
I'd like a million of them all round my cell
I want the doctor to take a picture
So I can look at you from inside as well
You've got me turning up and turning down and turning in and turning 'round

I'm turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
I'm turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so

No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women
No fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it's dark
Everyone around me is a total stranger
Everyone avoids me like a cyclone ranger
That's why I'm turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
I'm turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so

Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so
(think so think so think so)
Turning Japanese
I think I'm turning Japanese
I really think so


最近Financial TimesがTurning Japaneseという言葉をはやらせようとしているようで。
(japanificationでええやんと僕は思う)
アメリカはどんどんデフレ・景気停滞の日本に近づいて、
日本は債務危機に揺れるヨーロッパに近づいて、
ヨーロッパは移民排斥や新自由主義政策でどんどんアメリカに近づいて、
まさにフラット化する世界ですね!(間違い

もっともこの曲は1980年の日本がバブルに突入していく少し前の、Japan as No.1などと言われていた時代。
サッチャー登場前で、凋落の一途をたどっていた大英帝国が、
日本とかいう極東の場所もよくわからないような国に追い抜かれていった
「やっかみ」みたいなものと、人種差別的な屈折したプライドなんかが
Turning Japanese(日本人になる)という歌詞をうんだのでは。
(関連)
"Turning Japanese"は果たしてRacial Songか否か?
見つけたよ!「日本人になる〜!」と歌って消えた The Vapors