[The JukeBox] S6E8 – Kero Kero Bonito – Flamingo

With the rise of the short-form video sharing servie, Tik Tok, (formally known as Musical.ly), it has allowed users to lipsync themselves with audio clips such as music pieces and audio recordings of people talking.

There has been also exposure of edited songs such as ‘bad guy but with a twist’ where they edit Billie Eilish’s ‘bad guy’ with a soundclip from Spongebob Squarepants.

One thing that TikTok has also exposed is indie artists with their lyrics being dubbed or acted out by users of the app.

A song called “Flamingo” from British/Japanese star “Kero Kero Bonito” was made famous to highlight that no matter what colour you are, you are ‘pretty cool’.

Here it is:

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Lyrics:

 

How many shrimps do you have to eat?
before you make your skin turn pink
eat too much and you’ll get sick
shrimps are pretty rich


Nande aitsura wa pinku?
Doubutsu-en de omou to pinku
Tabemono de, sou nanda
Jitsu wa watashi wa tarako ga daisuki
Purasu ebi kani tabeyo
Pinku iro ni naru no
Dakara minna chigau iro
Ningen-de kanchigai
Shiteru yo ne


Black, white, green or blue
show off your natural hue
flamingo, oh oh owoah
if you’re multicouloured that’s cool too
You, dont, need to change
it’s boring being the same
flamingo, oh oh oh
You’re pretty either way


Tsuru no shippo shita ni mukatte magetara FURAMINGO〜
Imi fumei dakedo omoshiroi deshou
Niji iro ni somatte sekai
Kyou mo chikyuu no doko ka de
Ebi wo mushamusha tabete
Furamingo wa, pinku iro ni
Somatte ikuze 123!

Black, white, green or blue
show off your natural hue
flamingo, oh oh oh
if you’re multicouloured that’s cool too
You, dont, need to change
it’s boring being the same
flamingo, oh oh oh
You’re pretty either way


Flamingo


How many shrimps do you have to eat?
before you make your skin turn pink
eat too much and you’ll get sick
shrimps are pretty rich


green or blue


show off your natural hue
flamingo, oh oh oh
if you’re multicouloured that’s cool too
You, dont, need to change
it’s boring being the same
flamingo, oh oh oh
You’re pretty either way


flamingo, oh oh oh


PINK!


flamingo, oh oh oh