YOASOBI – Idol Lyrics + English Translation

“Idol” is the 1st track from the “Idol” digital single released by YOASOBI. It was released on April 12, 2023 and is used as the opening theme for the anime “Oshi no Ko“.


  • Title: Idol (アイドル)
  • Genre: Pop
  • Language: Japanese
  • Released: April 12, 2023
  • Performer: YOASOBI
  • Composer: Ayase
  • Arranger: Ayase
  • Lyricist: Ayase


muteki no egao de arasu media
shiritai sono himitsu misuteriasu
nuketeru toko sae kanojo no eria
kanpeki de usotsuki na kimi wa
tensai teki na aidoru-sama

kyou nani tabeta?
suki na hon wa?
asobi ni iku nara doko ni iku no?
nanimo tabetenai
sore wa naisho
nani wo kikarete mo
norari kurari

sou tantan to
dakedo sansan to
miesou de mienai himitsu wa mitsu no aji
are mo nai nai nai
kore mo nai nai nai
suki na taipu wa?
aite wa?
saa kotaete

“dareka wo suki ni naru koto nante watashi wakaranakute sa”
uso ka hontou ka shirienai
sonna kotoba ni mata hitori ochiru
mata suki ni saseru

daremo ga me wo ubawarete iku
kimi wa kanpeki de kyuukyoku no aidoru
konrinzai arawarenai
ichiban boshi no umarekawari
sono egao de aishiteru de
daremo kare mo toriko ni shite iku
sono hitomi ga sono kotoba ga
uso demo sore wa kanzen na ai

haihai ano ko wa tokubetsu desu
wareware wa hana kara omake desu
ohoshi-sama no hikitate yaku b desu
subete ga ano ko no okage na wake nai
netami shitto nante nai wake ga nai
kore wa neta janai
kara koso yurusenai
kanpeki janai kimi ja yurusenai
jibun wo yurusenai
dare yori mo tsuyoi kimi igai wa mitomenai

daremo ga shinji agameteru
masani saikyou de muteki no aidoru
jakuten nante miataranai
ichiban boshi wo yadoshiteiru
yowai toko nante misecha dame dame
shiritakunai toko wa misezu ni
yuiitsu muni janakucha iyaiya
sore koso honmono no ai

tokui no egao de wakasu media
kakushikiru kono himitsu dake wa
aishiteru tte uso de tsumu kyaria
kore koso watashi nari no ai da
nagareru ase mo kirei na akua
rubii wo kakushita kono mabuta
utai odorimau watashi wa maria
sou uso wa tobikiri no ai da

dareka ni aisareta koto mo
dareka no koto aishita koto mo nai
sonna watashi no uso ga itsuka honto ni naru koto

itsuka kitto zenbu te ni ireru
watashi wa sou yokubari na aidoru
toushindai de minna no koto
chanto aishitai kara
kyou mo uso wo tsuku no
kono kotoba ga itsuka honto ni naru hi wo negatte
sore demo mada
kimi to kimi ni dake wa iezu ni ita kedo
yatto ieta
kore wa zettai uso janai

English Translation

Couldn't beat her smile, it stirred up all the media
Secret side, I wanna know it so mysterious
Even that elusive side, part of her controlled area
Complete and perfect all you say is a bunch of lies
Dear miss genius idol,unmatched

What did you eat today?
What book do you love?
Whenever you go out for fun, tell me, where do you go?
Haven’t eaten anything
It's a secret, unknown
Any questions you're facing,
always acting so vaguely

So unconcerned,
although you brightly glow
Any seemingly unveiled secrets are as sweet as honey
Confusing, why, why, why?
Essential lie, lie, lie
So, what is your type of guy?
Any partner?
So, now, answer this

"I don't have any idea how I could love anyone” “I don't seem to know what it signifies"
Cannot find out if it's true or it's a lie
Once again, there's somebody who's fallen for the words and cues
Made him lose his head over you

That emotion melts all hearts, all eyes on you
Cause you are perfect, the most ultimate idol
Unrivaled, will not appear again
It's the brightest star reborn, yes, indeed
Using that smiling face, That "I love you" again
Now, everybody is lured and captivated by you
The pupil that you got, the words you vocalize
Even when untrue, it’s your perfected Ai

Right, right, we all know she's very special, yes
We had lost the fight before it started,so impressed
Miss I'm such a star we're serving as support to her grace
Cannot tell me everything was because of her No, it's not right
Out of line
How can we not feel jealous while being around
It's not a joke, you know, right?
So, I cannot forgive you for that
Completely deny imperfect you that I sight
Myself, no pardon allowed
I won't allow anyone if it's not you, strongest of all

That emotion seized all hearts worshiping you
Yes, indeed So strong, it's you, unrivaled idol
There cannot be weaknesses to find
The brightest star is residing in you
The gaps and shortcomings, don't show’em Dammit, dammit
Parts nobody wants to know should remain hidden
One and only if it's different, no way, no way
Such a true love, it's the realest Ai

Showing this smile, my own weapon Boiling media
Keeping everything about my secret deep inside
"I'm in love with you," my career is built on such a lie
It's the way I know to show my love, without a doubt
Running down, my sweat is flowing cleanest aqua, right?
Ruby hidden under my eyelids where it resides
I sing and dance around look at me, I'm Maria
So, lying surely is the greatest kind of love

I recall no one that loved me whole before
And I've not been in love with anybody before
Now, the lies I'm making up I'm hoping that a day comes when they all become true and I
Keep wishing they do

One day, I will hold everything that I pursue
Yes, I am so greedy, true voracious idol
So, sincerely,
What I'm wishing for is to love each of you with all my heart
And so, today, I lie again
The words I vocalize inside of me I'm wishing that one day they come true
Up to this day, I've not been able to let you
And you hear me saying those meaningful words
I said it at last
I know it's not a lie as I'm voicing these words
I love you

(from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vkwKYJbOL4)

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