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상상은 여권이 필요없는 여행이다

리듬파워 ~ 스투피드 러브 (피쳐링 크러쉬)


Rhythm Power, “Stupid Love (feat. Crush)”

I really like this song with its electrovibe-backed calming rap. But I like the music video even better. I really, really, really like the mv. The insane amount of work that goes into creating a stop-animation film is almost always worthwhile because it creates an end-product that is authentic, singular, and quite frequently touching. The effort is veritably palpable. The heartbreak that the little yarn-ball figure experiences is so much more expressive in stop-animation than if it had been done in pretty much any other medium. What really sold me on this song was… its video.

Also, this song helped remind me of the concept of mil-dang (밀당), which loosely translates to playing hard-toget. This blog post from Blank Doodles helps explain the concept more thoroughly (Warning! The site sometimes plays music).

BUT I went to find an English translation for “Stupid Love” and came up empty-handed. Again, I figured a very poor English translation is better than nothing? Maybe? Things (in parenthesis) are things implied but not explicitly in the lyrics.

가사 / Lyrics

한글:

내 전 여자들은 꽤나
괜찮은 놈을 새로 만나서
내가 줬던 반지를 뺐지

가끔은 생각을 해
그녀들을 대신해
내가 택한 이 꿈이란 게 뭔지

죽을 것 같이 아파한 시간
너를 미워했었던 순간을 지나
그 모든게 이제서야
희미해졌어
네 사진을 봐도
아무렇지가 않아

근데 왜 마음은 더 닫히는 걸까
어느 누구에게라도
다치기가 싫은 걸까
감정의 인스턴트화
난 그 안에서
마비가 되어가는 느낌이야

시간이 지났고 조금 더 자랐고
누군가의 손을 잡을 줄만 알았던
나는 지금 바보가 된 듯해
I don’t know how to love

어쩔 땐 다가가기 바빠
또 달아날까봐 날 감춰
표현할 순 없어도
난 느끼고 있어
다짐해봐도
바보같이 말도 못 하고
거울 앞의 나만 욕하고
초라하게 말하고

Stupid love, stupid love
굳이 넌 신경 쓰지 않아도 돼
Stupid love, stupid love
난 그저 너만 떠올리게 돼

봄 처럼 다가온 너
넋을 잃었지
날 새로이 덧칠해줘
가랑비처럼 스며들어
익숙해졌지
처음으로 느꼈지

아마도 내 사랑의
데뷔작의 주연은 너
그런데도 난 네 기대를 무너뜨려
주변에서 들은 말들은 많은데
막상 해보려니
머리로만 아는 게

전부였던 내 사랑방식
멋 부렸던 예전과는 달리
나 절실해 이번엔 안놓쳐
밀어붙여도 이해해줘 불도저

반복되는 실수 밀당의 기술
그런거 몰라도
그냥 네가 나일 수 있도록 해
그러니 믿도록 해
배워가는 중 How to love

I don’t know how to love
Girl, I don’t know how to love
사랑이란 단어가 난 아직 서툴러
널 바라보는 마음 한 마디로
Stupid love

I don’t know how to love
Girl, I don’t know how to love
사랑이란 단어가 늘 곁에 머물러
널 바라보는 마음 한 마디로
Stupid love

어쩔 땐 다가가기 바빠
또 달아날까봐 날 감춰
표현할 순 없어도
난 느끼고 있어
다짐해봐도
바보같이 말도 못 하고
거울 앞의 나만 욕하고
초라하게 말하고

Stupid love, stupid love
굳이 넌 신경 쓰지 않아도 돼
Stupid love, stupid love
난 그저 너만 떠올리게 돼

English:

The girls I dated previously were quite something.
They would meet a new, decent guy
so they would take off the ring I gave them.

Sometimes I think —
I (should) replace these girls.
What is this dream I’ve chosen?

The times it hurt so bad I thought I would die
and the moments I hated you will pass.
All of that is happening now.
(Those times) are becoming faint.
Even if I look at your photo,
I don’t feel anything (or “it doesn’t matter”)

But why is my heart closing more, I wonder?
[I think I hate the idea of being hurt
by any one person]
This instantaneousness of feeling –
within that, I
feel as if I’ve become paralyzed.

Time passed and I grew up a little more.
I, who only knew how to grab someone’s hand,
now seem to have become a fool.
I don’t know how to love.

Sometimes I’m busy approaching (people).
I think I’ll run away again, hide myself.
Even if I can’t show expressions,
I’m feeling (emotions).
Even if I try to make a promise,
like a fool, I can’t say a word
and I just swear at and speak poorly
of myself in the mirror.

Stupid love, stupid love
You don’t have to bother worrying about me
Stupid love, stupid love
I just keep recalling you only

You, who come like spring,
you lost your soul, didn’t you?
You paint over me anew
You stain like a light drizzle
I became accustomed to it
I felt (emotions) for the first time

I imagine my love’s
debut novel’s main character is you
Even still, I considered destroying your hopes.
Around me, everyone has a lot to say
but I’m contemplating trying to say my last;
knowing this only in my mind.

It was everything, my way of love —
My stylish way of handling it in the past was different.
I’m desperate; this time I’ll lose you;
Even if I push, please understand this bulldozer.

The mistake I kept making was the way I played hard-to-get
Even if I didn’t understand that,
I’ll just keep doing it until you grow up
I’ll do it until I believe it
I’m studying how to love

I don’t know how to love
Girl, I don’t know how to love
[I’m still unskilled
at the vocabulary of love]
at the words of my heart which is staring at you.
Stupid love

I don’t know how to love
Girl, I don’t know how to love
The words of love
always remain at my side,
the words of my heart which is staring at you.
Stupid love

Sometimes I’m busy approaching (people).
I think I’ll run away again, hide myself.
Even if I can’t show expressions,
I’m feeling (emotions).
Even if I try to make a promise,
like a fool, I can’t say a word
and I just swear at and speak poorly
of myself in the mirror.

Stupid love, stupid love
You don’t have to bother worrying about me
Stupid love, stupid love
I just keep recalling you only.

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