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Hopeful messages from comedy. Yatta

In 2001, in Japan's lost decade, there was "a song where comedians came out and comforted many Japanese people in only leaf-like underwear costumes (panties) that were naked and covered with a single leaf.".

Maybe it's because they are wearing only leaves, and the lyrics also say that with just one leaf, everything can be solved. 

Just by looking at it once, it is often dismissed as a bizarre gag because of its unique Japanese kinky comedy sense. (Kimochi!!!)

But if you look at the lyrics, you can see that the meaning is profound. 

This song was created with the intention of giving strength to middle-aged people who are depressed amid the rising unemployment and suicide rates due to the economic stagnation and extreme depression caused by the collapse of the bubble economy. 

"Even if you wear a single leaf, as long as you are alive, you win." 

Perhaps because of these hopeful and positive lyrics, there is news that the suicide rate among the middle-aged Japanese has actually dropped after the song was released.

YATTA! – English Translation

G R Double E N LEAVES
G R Double E N LEAVES

It’s so easy Happy go lucky
We are the world We did it
Hu-hu-hu-hu-hu-

I did it I did it I passed the university Appointed as president
One leaf is all right I’m a LUCKY because I’m alive

I did it I did it
It’s as healthy as it gets Everybody say-

Japan Cu-Cu (but) Tomorrow is Wonder-
Even if it is tampered with, if you enter the futon
Pass Pass Pass Pass (Ohayo-)

I did it I did it 9 hours sleep I woke up and jumped
LUCKY, because I was alive

I did it I did it I changed the world if you changed
It’s the strongest because it’s a round waist. It feels good to stand upright!

If you drink water, Ume-! (I did it!)
If it hits the sun, it would have been!-!
It might be funny if you smile from the belly-! (I did-I did-!)
I’m cute when I try to keep an dog-! (I did it!)

It’s so easy Happy go lucky
We are the world We did it
Hu-hu-hu-hu-hu-

I smiled at you
You don’t have to meet again I’m LUCKY because you were there

Heisei recession Political distrust Even if reset is the best!
It’s fun because everyone is there!

I did it I did it University professor Movie-Star
It’s okay to have one leaf, everyone’s together, it’s HAPPY.

I did it I did it I can breathe in I can breathe out
It’s as healthy as it gets Everybody say-

G R Double E N LEAVES
G R Double E N LEAVES

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