pizzicato five: sweet soul revue

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Remember this funky J-Pop group from the early ’90s? Pizzicato Five, bannered from 1990 by lead vocalist Maki Nomiya, mixed jazz, pop, and electropop, defining the shibuya-kei music subgenre. P5 gave the world catchy hits like “Sweet Soul Revue”, channeling ’60s inspirations like Mireille Darc (French actress-model and long-time companion of hearthrob Alain Delon) and Henry Mancini (composer of “Moon River” and the “Pink Panther” theme).

Pizzicato Five

Sweet Soul Revue by Pizzicato Five (1993)

from the album Bossa Nova 2001

Kesa hajimete kagami wo mite / Ki ga tsuita no/ Anata ni koi shiteru no / Anata ni koi shiteru no

Omekashi shite  doko e yuku no? / So anata ni ai ni yuku no yo / Baby, machi wa itsumo parade / Baby, dakara tsuite iko yo

Yo no naka ni wa / Sweet ya / Catchy ga ippai aru yo ne/ Dakishimetai ureshikite /Hoho hozuri shitakunaru desho

Hora revue ga hajimaru / Hora okurenaide ne / Hora revue ga hajimaru

Hora wasurenaide ne

Tabun kyo wa / Watashi wo mite
Ki ga tsuku hazu / Anata mo koi shiterutte / Watashi ni koi shiterutte

Terebi de mita / Furui eiga / Musical no revue mitai ne
Baby machi wa itsumo parade / Baby hora ne kikoeru desho

Yo no naka ni wa / Happy ya / Lucky ga ippai aru yo ne
Kuchizuketai ureshikute / Hoho hozuri shitakunaru desho

Hora revue ga hajimaru / Hora okurenaide ne
Hora revue ga hajimaru / Hora wasurenaide ne

Yo no naka ni wa / Sweet ya / Catchy ga ippai aru hazu
Kami-sama parade ni / Ame nante furasenaide /Yo no naka ni
Happy mo /Lucky mo / Zenzen nakutemo /Anata to nara ureshikute
Hoho hozuri shitakunaru desho / Hozuri shitakunaru desho

Hora revue ga hajimaru / Hora okurenaide ne /Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora wasurenaide ne

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I didn’t notice till I looked in the mirror this morning
I’m falling in love with you, I’m falling in love with you

Where am I going dressing up? /Yes, I’m going to see you
Baby, this town is always a parade /Baby, so I am following

In this world there are a lot of sweet and catchy things
Wanna hug / Wanna be happy / Don’t you want to hold them close?

Hey, the revue is starting / Hey, don’t be late
Hey, the revue is starting / Hey, don’t forget

Perhaps you noticed when you looked at me today
You’re fallin’ in love fallin’ in love with me

On tv I saw an old movie / It was like a musical revue
Baby, the town is always a parade / Baby, listen! don’t you hear it?

In this world there a lot of happy and lucky things
Wanna kiss, wanna be glad
Don’t you want to hold them close? / Don’t you want to hold them close?

Hey, the revue is starting / Hey, don’t be late
Hey, the revue is starting / Hey, don’t forget

In this world there are a lot of sweet and catchy things
Oh lord, don’t rain on my parade / But even if there are no
Happy pr lucky things at all / In this world you make me so happy
Don’t you wanna hold them close? / Don’t you wanna hold them close?

Hey, the revue is starting / Hey, don’t be late
Hey, the revue is starting / Hey, don’t forget

Lyrics from http://www.asklyrics.com

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