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Let’s Join TEPCO!

 

東電に入ろう(倒電に廃炉)

Among you, gentlemen, here
Anyone wants to join Tokyo Electric?
Anyone wants to make a name for himself?
TEPCO is looking for talent

Let’s join TEPCO, TEPCO, TEPCO
Join TEPCO, a heaven on earth
All the men’s men are joining TEPCO
Ready to die a hero’s death

Anyone dying for thrills?
Come join TEPCO anytime
Uranium, plutonium, we have them all
Plus all the temps we need

Let’s join TEPCO, TEPCO, TEPCO
Join TEPCO, a heaven on earth
All the men’s men are joining TEPCO
Ready to die a hero’s death

All of you, pro-nuke men
Come together under the reactors
No immediate threat to health
Take a shower, and you’ll be OK

Let’s join TEPCO, TEPCO, TEPCO
Join TEPCO, a heaven on earth
All the men’s men are joining TEPCO
Ready to die a hero’s death

Nuclear power is clean energy
Plutonium is nothing to fear
Radiation may leak, they say,
But its half-life is just 24,000 years

Let’s join TEPCO, TEPCO, TEPCO
Join TEPCO, a heaven on earth
All the men’s men are joining TEPCO
Ready to die a hero’s death

To supply Japan with energy
We need nuclear power
A little radiation exposure, that’s what it takes
Have some iodine gargle, and you’ll be OK

Let’s join TEPCO, TEPCO, TEPCO
Join TEPCO, a heaven on earth
All the men’s men are joining TEPCO
Ready to die a hero’s death

Store the spent fuels in drums
They will all be safe
Cooled in the Rokkasho pools
Just wait for 300 years

Let’s join TEPCO, TEPCO, TEPCO
Join TEPCO, a heaven on earth
All the men’s men are joining TEPCO
Ready to die a hero’s death

A little water leak?
Nothing to fuss about
Smoke rising?
No need to panic
The roof’s blown off?
Everything is under control
Cooled with seawater

Let’s join TEPCO, TEPCO, TEPCO
Join TEPCO, a heaven on earth
All the men’s men are joining TEPCO
Ready to die a hero’s death

No immediate danger at all
But let’s dump milk and veggies just in case
That’s what the authorities say
Tax dollars will pay for any damage

Let’s join TEPCO, TEPCO, TEPCO
Join TEPCO, a heaven on earth
All the men’s men are joining TEPCO
Ready to die a hero’s death

Geiger counters are sold out
They are not for you anyway
Trust our radiation measurements
Only believers will be saved

Let’s join TEPCO, TEPCO, TEPCO
Join TEPCO, a heaven on earth
All the men’s men are joining TEPCO
Ready to die a hero’s death

Let’s join TEPCO, TEPCO, TEPCO
Join TEPCO, a heaven on earth
All the men’s men are joining TEPCO
Ready to die a hero’s death


Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).  “Let’s Join TEPCO!” is based on Takada Wataru‘s 1969 anti-war song “自衛隊に入ろう” [Let’s Join the Self-Defense Force], which was in turn based on Malvina Reynolds and Pete Seeger’s “Andorra.”


 

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