Don't Stop The Music

About This Song:

Series: Doki Doki School Hours
Placement: Ending
Japanese Title: Furare Kibun de Rock 'n Roll
Time: 4:12
Style: Rock & Roll
English Lyrics: Adam Pulver
I didn't pick this song; this song picked me. While I can't help but dismiss Doki Doki School Hours as a lazy imitation of Azumanga Daioh, there's no denying that the ending theme is pure fun. After energizing a crowd by performing it at Anime Iowa's karaoke (at midnight, appropriately), ideas for an English adaptation stayed in my head. There is some subtle poignancy in a couple of the lines, but let's face it- it makes fun of emo and moe and that'll be the translation's main appeal.

Don't Stop The Music

Don't stop, don't stop the music!

Running out of breath with all pain in the heart.
You're either loving or you're losing and you're falling apart.
And all the world is against you and you start to feel that loneliness.

Fight away rejection with some rock'n'roll.
Raise the sound 'til you've found that you lose control.
And you hear nothing but the music and your soul is striking midnight.

What else is there that we really need?
Why lie awake when you can't succeed?
Won't see me crying when a little matter brings me down.

Don't stop, don't stop the music.
Don't stop, don't stop the music.
Let's hear that number playing just a little more.
It's only rock'n'roll. But oh that rock'n'roll...
T-t-t-timing the rhythm of my laughter to the rhythm of the music that the rest ignore.
Though the grief is piling, secretly I'm smiling.
Deep inside I'm dynamite.

Who can stand to listen to some broody emo?
Or see the saddest little girls crying ice in the snow?
Sure everybody has a problem letting go in times of loneliness.

What if I was moping and admit defeat?
My thoughts all winding round my mind ending up incomplete.
I need some simple solid lyrics while the beat builds up at midnight.

"Oh please, be with me all the time."
"I'm just hoping that you'll be mine."
Won't hear me say that if it's not the melody.

Don't stop, don't stop the music.
Don't stop, don't stop the music.
One flashy number playing on forevermore.
It's only rock'n'roll. But oh that rock'n'roll...
T-t-t-trying to think about today without forgetting that my feet are tapping on the floor.
Though it's all frustrating, secretly I'm waiting.
'Cause inside I'm dynamite.

If there's a love that you have to choose.
Well, here's a love you'll never lose.
Won't you be fine when you're singing out until the end.

Don't stop, don't stop the music.
Don't stop, don't stop the music.
Let's hear that number playing just a little more.
It's only rock'n'roll. But oh that rock'n'roll...
T-t-t-taking in everything it offers and embracing it until the morning comes ashore.
Through the wistful pining, secretly I'm shining.
While my heart is dynamite.

English lyrics by Adam Pulver. All Rights Reserved.
Please do not publish elsewhere without permission.