(Re-posted because my old thread was closed due to my own stupidity. I can only apologize) Hi, I'm translating some Japanese lyrics as practice, but I'm having problems with some lines. I've asked for a help in another forum and got help with one word that didn't seem to make sense, but now I can't help but feel like too many people wanting translations come to that forum for me to get clear answers. I'll just give you one song at a time. With the help of the people in the other forum I was able to complete my translation of one song, but now two songs still remain. The first song is about a place where people are left as soulless androids for some reason still unclear to me. This place seems very cold and void of joy, at least that's what I get from my own vague translations. It's a place where emotions are somehow shattered or sucked out of people (not too sure about that). These are some of the lyrics of the song: Kana […] くずれかけてた胸の破片も ああ掃き散らして 街はわずかに錆びることもなく ただきらめく 星さえも摩天楼を科学者気どりで着飾る […] Romaji […] Kuzure kaketeta mune no hahen mo Aa, haki chirashite Machi wa wazuka ni sabiru koto mo naku tada kirameku Hoshi sae mo matenrō o kagaku-sha kidori de kikazaru […] The bolded lines are those I'm having problems with. Even people in other forums (whose Japanese seemed very advanced) said that the line doesn't make much sense the way it is. Could someone help me with that line? I only got as far as "Even the stars (above the skyscrapers?)", but the rest doesn't make any sense to me. –––– Edit: Thanks to Tonky's input, I've been starting to think that maybe "科学者" (= scientist) isn't supposed to be translated literally. So instead of it being a person, maybe it's supposed to describe a certain mindset, so that the line doesn't mean "Even stars wear skyscrapers as if they were a scientist" but actually something like "Even the stars above the skyscrapers decorate (the town/this place) with a cold mindlessness". Mainly because "scientist", in the context of the song, could mean that sort of thing. My understanding of Japanese grammar isn't very good, so all I can really do is guess and hope I didn't mess up any grammar (which I suspect I did), so maybe someone can help me with this.