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#SongLyricsSunday: Let’s Get Down and Get Groovy!

Happy Sunday everyone! We don’t have a three-day weekend here in Japan but I had one because I took Friday off. I had to go to immigration to pick up my new visa and I also went to the airport to pick up my sister! My sister is going to stay with me for the summer! I am so excited!

My sister’s favorite anime is Cardcaptor Sakura. The series celebrated its 20th-anniversary in 2016 when CLAMP released a near arc, which is still ongoing. But, how does this anime relate to this week’s Song Lyrics Sunday prompt of “Cool/Groovy/Hip/Nifty/Radical/Swell”?

Simple.

The first ending theme song.

“Groovy!” was used as the first opening for the first season of Cardcaptor Sakura. It was sung by Kohmi Hirose, who is a veteran Jpop singer with many hits including the megahit “Romance no Kamisama” (The God of Romance). She also wrote the lyrics for “Groovy!”. The song talks about brushing your worries off by letting go and just celebrating life. Don’t worry and stress out, just love and get crazy. Celebrate happiness, love, and everyday life!

Here are the translated lyrics:

Let’s go out on the town.
It’s just gloomy being by yourself.
You get caught in an endless loop of depression
which troubles you ah all the more.
Let’s fly outside.
There’s no need to worry.
The earth has been spinning since long, long ago.
And I’m sure the moon will keep spinning too.


Brand-New Love Song Halle, hallelujah!
Everyone, let’s just go wild and love each other
A simple routine, routine feelings
There will always be something you have to protect.
Looking out over the city…
Telephones and PCs are the gateways to the future
Let’s search out under cover.
This world is a treasure island.
Let’s take off together, let’s do something fun.
The nights have been ending and the sun has been rising ever since long, long ago
The sun will definitely shine down.


Groovy Love Song Halle, hallelujah!
Let’s forget the bad things and just love each other.
Sympathetic status quo, a firm friendship
There will always be times when you will have to move.definitely shine down.
Groovy Love Song Halle, hallelujah!
Let’s forget the bad things and just love each other.
Sympathetic status quo, a firm friendship
There will always be times when you will have to move.


Dancing in the street
Grooving to the light through the night


Brand-New Love Song Halle, hallelujah!
Everyone, let’s just go wild and love each other
Groovy Love Song Halle, hallelujah!
Let’s forget the bad things and just love each other.
Brand-New Love Song Halle, hallelujah!
Let’s dance for tomorrow
Groovy Love Song Halle, hallelujah!
There will always be times when you will have to move.


Let’s be kind to each other
Let’s be accepting…
Let’s be kind to each other
Let’s be accepting…
Let’s be kind to each other

Here is a rare English version that was on some of the early VHS/DVD releases in the Oceania region:

And for you Earth, Wind, and Fire fans out, here is a mashup between “Groovy!” and “September”:


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