DaijiMAN Brothers Band - Oyaji to Hanasu -lyrics and translation-

So for some reason I felt like translating this ye olde cartoon song.

おやじと話す
Oyaji to Hanasu
Talk with My Pops
ED Theme of Pokonyan! or Rocky Rackat!

Composition and lyrics: Toshiyuki Tachikawa | 立川俊之
Performance : DaijiMAN Brothers Band | 大事MANブラザーズバンド


Full version lyrics (kanji) taken from the booklet.

近頃不景気でおやじの仕事も大変らしい
早く帰って来てはビール2本で寝てしまう

「家でゴロゴロされちゃ困る」とオフクロは言う oh−

おやじも大変だ オレたちの為に苦労してる
今日は何があろうとまっすぐ帰っておやじと話す

忙しすぎたんでろくに顔も合わさなかったな
将来についても聞いてもらいたい事もある

彼女の事も真剣に考えているから oh−

おやじも大変だ オレたちの為に苦労してる
今日は誘われてもまっすぐ帰って話したい

親友は言ってた 「オレにおやじはいないけれどいつも
あたりまえだと思わず大切にしてくれ」と

おやじの若い頃 そんな話しも聞かせて欲しい
よく殴られたけど教えてくれた事多過ぎる

おやじも大変だ オレたちの為に苦労してる
今日は何があろうとまっすぐ帰っておやじと話す

Romaji lyrics:
chikagoro fukeiki de oyaji no shigoto mo taihen rashii
hayaku kaette kite wa biiru nihon de nete shimau

[uchi de gorogoro sarecha komaru] to ofukuro wa iu oh−

oyaji mo taihen da ore tachi no tame ni kurou shiteru
kyou wa nani ga arou to massugu kaette oyaji to hanasu

isogashi sugitande roku ni kao mo awasanakatta na
shourai ni tsuite mo kiite moraitai koto mo aru

kanojo no koto mo shinken ni kangaeteiru kara oh−

oyaji mo taihen da oretachi no tame ni kurou shiteru
kyou wa sasowarete mo massugu kaette hanashitai

shinyuu wa itteta [ore ni oyaji wa inai keredo itsumo
atarimae da to omowazu taisetsu ni shite kure] to

oyaji no wakai koro sonna hanashi mo kikasete hoshii
yoku nagurareta kedo oshiete kureta koto oo sugiru

oyaji mo taihen da oretachi no tame ni kurou shiteru
kyou wa nani ga arou to massugu kaette oyaji to hanasu


English lyrics:
Lately business is down, pops seems to be struggling in his job too
He comes home ASAP but he just gulps down two pints of beer and then fell asleep

My mom says "what am I gonna do if you just roll around in the house," oh oh...

It must be difficult for pops too. He's going through hardships for our sake
Whatever happens today, I'll head home straight away and talk about it to my pops

He was too busy, we couldn't even see each other much
Even though sometimes I want to ask about my future and such

I also want us to have serious talk about my girlfriend too... Oh oh....

It must be difficult for pops too. He's going through hardships for our sake
Even if I'm invited by my friends today, I just wanna head home right away and talk to my pops

My best friend once told me, "My father's no longer here. But before I knew it,
it has become the norm for me, so... Make sure you cherish yours."

I wish my pops will tell me the story of when he was young
I got hit a lot, but he also taught me so, so many things

It must be difficult for pops too. He's going through hardships for our sake
Whatever happens today, I'll head home straight away and talk about it to my pops