WORLD ORDER – WORLD ORDER lyrics

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“WORLD ORDER” is a song written and choreographed by Genki Sudo (須藤 元気; sudou genki) and performed by WORLD ORDER, a dancing crew assembled by Sudo to dance like robots while wearing business suits. SPACE WALKER has also helped with writing the lyrics. The song was WORLD ORDER’s, thus Sudo’s, first ever song released, marking the beginning of the group’s career. It has become the group’s recurring theme song.

The song was first posted on YouTube on December 12th, 2009, which can be seen here (with the original five-man members). Since then, it has been showcased in many videos of different subjects, including one located in New York and a retake done in Tokyo.

The song has been released in multiple of the band’s albums, remix or not. It was first featured as the title track of an album released on July 7th, 2010 by P-Vine Records.

Synopsis

The song that started it all, “WORLD ORDER” by WORLD ORDER is a song that makes a simple gesture to the issues that stir in reality. The sugarcoated lies. The unnerving truth. And all of the void in between that doesn’t fulfill everyone’s desires. With this song, WORLD ORDER offers that you follow your dreams and dance in hopes of order returning to the world.

Lyrics

世界のベール押し開き
sekai no BEERU oshihiraki
Pushing aside the veil of the world
僕らは二つの声を聞く
bokura wa futatsu no koe wo kiku
We can hear two voices
耳当たりの善いきれいな嘘と
mimiatari no yoi kirei na uso to
One of beautiful lies that whispers cleanly into our ears
隙間埋める歪んだ真実
sukima umeru yuganda shinjitsu
And one of distorted reality that fills the holes*
何が善くて何が悪いのか
nani ga yokute nani ga warui no ka
What is correct, and what is wrong
真実はいつもパラドックス
shinjitsu wa itsumo PARADOKKUSU
The truth is always a paradox
ひとつの時代が終わりを告げて
hitotsu no jidai ga owari wo tsugete
With one generation coming to an end
眠りの中で目を覚ます
nemuri no naka de me wo samasu
I wake up from my sleep

銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム
ginga no RIZUMU kimi no AIDEARIZUMU
The rhythm of the galaxy, your idealism
夢見るサイクル 美しきダンス
yume miru SAIKURU utsukushiki DANSU
The cycle of seeing dreams, a beautiful dance
1・2・銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム
1・2・ginga no RIZUMU kimi no AIDEARIZUMU
1, 2, The rhythm of the galaxy, your idealism
今、この瞬間を舞い踊るのさ
ima, kono shunkan wo maiodoru no sa
Right now, I’ll dance in this moment
WORLD ORDER
in our WORLD ORDER

深い闇と希望の光
fukai yami to kibou no hikari
The deep darkness and light of hope
すべてが僕らの中に潜む
subete ga bokura no naka ni hisomu
All of them rest within myself
ひとつの時代が幕を開き
hitotsu no jidai ga maku wo hiraki
A single generation opens its curtains
白い世界の橋渡し
shiroi sekai no hashi watashi
Crossing a bridge to a white world*

銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム
ginga no RIZUMU kimi no AIDEARIZUMU
The rhythm of the galaxy, your idealism
夢見るサイクル 美しきダンス
yume miru SAIKURU utsukushiki DANSU
The cycle of seeing dreams, a beautiful dance
1・2・銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム
1・2・ginga no RIZUMU kimi no AIDEARIZUMU
1, 2, The rhythm of the galaxy, your idealism
今、この瞬間を舞い踊るのさ
ima, kono shunkan wo maiodoru no sa
Right now, I’ll dance in this moment
WORLD ORDER
in our WORLD ORDER

NO CHAOS, NO ORDER
NO CHAOS, NO ORDER
KNOW CHAOS, KNOW ORDER…

銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム
ginga no RIZUMU kimi no AIDEARIZUMU
The rhythm of the galaxy, your idealism
夢見るサイクル 美しきダンス
yume miru SAIKURU utsukushiki DANSU
The cycle of seeing dreams, a beautiful dance
1・2・銀河のリズム 君のアイデアリズム
1・2・ginga no RIZUMU kimi no AIDEARIZUMU
1, 2, The rhythm of the galaxy, your idealism
今、この瞬間を舞い踊るのさ
ima, kono shunkan wo maiodoru no sa
Right now, I’ll dance in this moment
WORLD ORDER
in our WORLD ORDER

Translation Notes

  • A beautiful lie and a distasteful truth… a true representation that the reality is harsh while fantasies are so admirable. We either hunker down as we face realism or escape off to the sweet idealism. Those are the two voices that exist in this world, with none laid in the middle.
  • “White” is an untainted colour, like an untouched canvas. With a new generation comes a new beginning in creating a new way for the world.

Glossary

Other songs by WORLD ORDER

Author’s Notes

The original song that spurred the beginning of what we know as the Japanese dance group WORLD ORDER,  WORLD ORDER (the song) is the inspiring theme of the band. Overlapping with the band’s name and their message, the song is for sure Sudo’s first attempt at telling the world through his song of how people need to change from the droopiness of the current age. Unlike what most people think when they hear “world order“, Sudo is looking to a future that does not attempt to break the world apart but to piece it together in unity so that everyone can dance together. It’s a world order in the ways of fighting an enemy that is not someone out there, but the rigidness that has been instilled in this world on the inside.

The recurring praise to WORLD ORDER’s songs is not only in the message they attempt to send, but also their dance. What also grabs the attention of many is that these videos are done in public, without shooing away the others who happen to appear in the video. this does lead to some people getting in the way of the camera or looking awkward in the video, but there seems to be another message to that. With how this song asks people to dance in the moment (with many more songs stating this too), the group dancing in public is their way of abiding by the message they tell everyone: to dance in the moment, regardless of the gaze placed upon them, as it is what the world should do instead of coldly abiding by the stiff regime of civilization. Who knows, this thought may be wrong, but nonetheless their presentation remains spectacular.

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