잠자리의 집

상상은 여권이 필요없는 여행이다

정준영 & 윤하 ~ 달리함께


Jung Yoon Jung and Younha, “Just the Way You Are” (lit: “Different Together”)

Bruno Mars has a song called “Just The Way You Are.” It’s a good song and a decent message, but it does pander to the way women overanalyze their physical appearance. It only assures them that some man somewhere will find them beautiful, instead of encouraging women to shrug off the expectations of society and come to accept who they are – inside and out.

And that is why I like this song so much better. It does encourage everyone to shrug off the expectations of society and come to accept who we are – inside and out.

But I actually like so many different aspects of this song and video that it’s hard for me to decide where I want to start. Do I start with how I am a huge fan of both Jung Joon Young and Younha? Do I start with how well their voices and musical style suit each other? Do I start with how the lyrics are an emotional display of simultaneous insecurity and surety? Do I start with how the music video nearly brought me to tears at 4:14 when you see the child through the lens of the mask? Or how the video is vaguely reminiscent of one of my favorite Korean films of all time, I’m a Cyborg but That’s Okay? (Hint: if you haven’t watched this film, go watch it now. It’s amazing. It’s quirky. Rain is in it.)

싸이보그지만 괜찮아
There is truly only one thing I don’t like about the whole thing: kids stealing. I don’t care if it’s to fulfil their slightly odd personality – shopkeepers and farmers need to live, too. Those kids are old enough to know better.

Lyrics / 가사

한국어:

행복한 것만 떠올리는거,
그게 어려워 난 그게 잘 안돼
나 혼자만 많이 다른 사람일까
난 잘못된걸까

솔직한 그 맘을 입밖으로 내는
그게 어려워. 난 그게 잘 안돼
행복한 척 웃어왔던 나를 알까
나만 이럴까

덜 완벽한 내 모습 괜찮아
좀 다른 듯한 너도 괜찮아
서로 다른 모습으로 바라보는 두 사람, 우리
함께 있을 때 아름다워

힘이 든다고 다 털어놓는거
그게 어려워 난 그게 잘 안돼
나약한 날 알면 외면을 할까봐
실망을 할까봐

아픈걸 감추고 늘 웃으려 하는
그게 어려워 난 그게 잘 안돼
차가운 내 모습 아마 겁이 많아서 이런지 몰라

덜 완벽한 내 모습 괜찮아
좀 다른 듯한 너도 괜찮아
서로 다른 모습으로 바라보는 두 사람, 우리
함께 있을 때

더 많이 흔들려도 괜찮아
더 불안해질 때도 괜찮아
너와 내가 함께라는 그 아름다운 말, 우리
나랑 이렇게 걷는거야

느린듯, 천천히, 걸어가는 너와 내 발걸음
멀리서, 가까이, 바라보면서

덜 완벽한 내 모습 괜찮아
좀 다른 듯한 너도 괜찮아
서로 다른 모습으로 바라보는 두 사람, 우리
함께 있을 때

좀 부족한 모습도, 괜찮아
또 모난 어떤 것도, 괜찮아
서로 알 수 없는 것을 보여주는 두 사람, 우리
지금 이대로 아름다워

English:

Only recalling happy things
That’s difficult, I can’t do that well
Am I the only one different from all the other people?
Is something wrong with me?

Speaking my mind
(lit: that honest heart coming out of my mouth)
That’s difficult, I can’t do that well
Do you know me, who am pretending to be happy and smile?
Am I the only one like this?

I can be more perfect but it’s ok
You’re a bit different but you’re ok, too
[The two of us stare
at each other, we]
We’re beautiful when we’re together

Confessing that everything is hard
That’s difficult, I can’t do that well
I wonder if you’d turn away if you knew the weak me
You’d probably be disappointed

Hiding my pain and always smiling
That’s difficult, I can’t do that well
I’m probably cold because I’m so scared
I don’t know this sort of thing

I can be more perfect but it’s ok
You’re a bit different but you’re ok, too
[The two of us stare
at each other, we]
We’re beautiful when we’re together

It’s okay even if we’re shaken so much more
Even if there are times when we’re more anxious, that’s ok
Those beautiful words of us being together, we
You’re walking like this with me

Slowly, slowly
The steps of us walking
Far away, close by, we can see each other

Even though we’re a little lacking, it’s okay
Even though we don’t know how to fit in, it’s okay
[The two of us will show each other
things that can’t be known, we]
We’re beautiful the way we are now

Korean lyrics from Daum.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: