잠자리의 집

상상은 여권이 필요없는 여행이다

이승환 ~ 비누 (김예림 듀엣)


Lee SeungHwan, “Soap (duet with Kim Ye Rim/Lim Kim)

Beautifully heartbreaking song. I know I tend to hate on love songs a lot, saying they are clichéd and unoriginal. That’s because so many of them are. “Soap,” however, is not. It’s the reflection of lovers after having lived together then broken up. The most poignant lines of the song are, to me:

장더 보러 다니고
We went grocery shopping

인터넷으로 참 많이도 사댔지
and bought quite a lot of things on the internet.

평생 써도 될만큼 많은 비눌 사곤 한 참 웃었지
We laughed quite a bit at buying a lifetime supply of soap

근데 그 많던게 이제 마침 똑 떨어지더라
But now I’ve used up all that soap.

아쉽지 않으니, 그게 좀 묘하더라
It’s not sad, just a little strange.

Name me one other song that talks about buying a lifetime supply of soap… then proceeds to use that theme as a way to juxtapose the feelings of being in a relationship against coming to terms with being alone.

The rest of the song is ok, consisting mostly of just some undistinguished lyrics about having recovered from the relationship and living relatively well in the present. But it’s the small, unique details that make one love song stand out from all the other mundane love songs schlepped out insignificantly and inconsequently by the large song factories of the world’s music industries.

I do feel that harmonies are lacking, but their voices both suit the song so well that it doesn’t bother me that much. I have actually meant to discuss Kim Ye Rim numerous times, because although it took me quite some time to become accustomed to the color of her voice, as I absolutely adored the video for her song “All Right” and the songs “Color Ring” and “Rain” themselves (the latter of which also has a great mv). Maybe I will get a chance later to talk about Kim Ye Rim exclusively~

가사 / Lyrics

한글:

같이 살기 시작할 때
현기증이 날만큼 짜릿했었지
먹는 양이 늘었고
둘 다 살이 좀 올랐지

장도 보러 다니고
인터넷으로 참 많이도 사댔지
평생 써도 될 만큼 많은 비눌 사곤 한 참 웃었지

근데 그 많던게 어제 마침 똑 떨어지더라
아쉽지 않으니 그게 좀 묘하더라

혼자 된 후에 신경 쓸 게 많아
미처 챙기질 못했는데
그깟 비누 또 시키면 되지

익숙하게 구부러진 골목을 지나 혹시 만날까
바뀌지 않은 현관 비밀번호를 누르진 않을까

더 이상 내가 너를 그리워 하지 않는 게 편하기만 해
잠깐 번거로 웠어

유일하다고 특별하다고 믿었단 게 믿기지 않아

이별이 슬픈게 아닌 다시금 혼자라 슬펐지
구질구질하게도 몸은 너를 기억 한다

빨리도 닳고 물러질 거면서
견고한 척을 했네
못됐나봐
내가 사람 싫어지는데
이유 따위 없더라

아무렇지 않은게 잘만 사는 게 그나마 위안인데
유일하다고 특별하다고 믿었던 건 조금 슬프다
아무렇지 않은게 잘만 사는 게 그나마 위안인데
유일하다고 특별하다고 믿었던 건 가끔 쓰리다

When we started living together,
it was so thrilling I almost fainted
We started eating a little more
and both gained a little weight

We went grocery shopping
and bought quite a lot of things on the internet
We laughed quite a bit at buying a lifetime supply of soap

But just now I’ve used up all that soap
It’s not sad, just a little strange

After I became single, there were a lot of things I had to worry about
I didn’t even think about it
I could just order that much soap again

I wonder if I’ll meet you in the crooked alleys I pass through
I wonder if you won’t try pressing the password I never change

Not longing for you anymore is just comfortable
It was just cumbersome for a while

You said I was the only one, you said I was special
I can’t believe I believed that

It isn’t breaking up but being alone again that’s sad
Even though it’s indecent, my body will remember you

Even as I was quickly worn down and softened,
I pretended to be strong, didn’t I?
I guess I’m a bully
I came to hate someone
but I don’t have a reason or anything

You indifferently living well is my only consolation
But you said I was the one, that I was special
I’m a little sad I believed that
Having believed that sometimes stings

Korean lyrics from Naver

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