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워너 ~ 리와인드


ONEr, “Rewind”

 

This song reminds me a bit of j-rock, which, in contrast with j-pop, is actually a good thing. But as much as I like j-rock, it typically has one very prominent shortfall: vocalists. Most j-rock vocalists just plain old suck.

There, I said it.

To be fair, my theory is that they suck for essentially the same reason why western rock bands have not always had the best luck with vocalists, i.e. bands come together because the members think guitars and drums and basses are awesome before realizing, hey, maybe someone should, like, you know, do that singing thing.

But take that j-rock sound that I love and combine it with decent vocals, and the result is something very similar to what ONEr present in “Rewind.” The track opens with an intriguing synth line and quickly adds another awesome j-rock staple: the female drummer. (Ok, I don’t know the exact proportion of female drummers in j-rock, but all the drummers in my school’s rock music club except one are female.)

Finally, “Rewind” rewinds back to 90’s nostalgia with its guitar solo.

I’m a little ashamed of how many times I’ve listened to this song already.

 

Lyrics

한국어

조금 어렸던 날이었을까
내린 햇살 보다 더 빛나던 너를
바라보고

너와 닿는 게 꿈은 아닐까
떨려 오지만 눈을 감은 채
훔친 너의 입술

전해진 마음과
잠못 든 그 밤도

안녕…

시간이 답이라던
어색한 너의 목소리에
손을 잃은 아이처럼
남아

길을 모르는 채 울다
지쳐버릴 나를 모르는 체
손을 들어 너를 찾아

우리 나누던 말들처럼만
하지 못했던 아직 모자란 나를
바라보며

시간이 답이라던
어색한 너의 목소리에
손을 잃은 아이처럼 남아

길을 모르는 채 울다
지쳐버릴 나를 모르는 체
손을 들어 너를 찾아

시간이 답이라던
얘기가 내겐 아닌가봐
너를 잃던 그날 같아

나만 느린 걸까
언젠가 너를 데려올까
지나치듯 날 떠올려 줄까

 

English

I wonder if I was (a little too) young.
You shone more than the streaming sunlight.
I stared at you.

I wonder if us touching wasn’t a dream.
I came, shaking, but pretended to close my eyes
and stole a kiss.

To the heart that I conveyed…
and to the night that I couldn’t sleep…

…goodbye

Time answered
your awkward voice.
Like a child who lost your hand,
I’m left.

You cry like you don’t know the path.
You pretend like you don’t know the tiresome me.
Raise your hand, I’ll search for you.

We are merely like divided words
I couldn’t do (anything), I’m still lacking.
You stare at me.

Time answered
your awkward voice.
Like a child who lost your hand,
I’m left.

You cry like you don’t know the path.
You pretend like you don’t know the tiresome me.
Raise your hand, I’ll search for you.

[It looks like time
doesn’t have an answer for me]
like the day I lost you.

I wonder if I’m the only late one.
I wonder if I’ll come get you one day.
I wonder if you’ll think of me too much.

 

Korean lyrics from Daum.

2 comments on “워너 ~ 리와인드

  1. Neko Desu
    October 14, 2014

    Thanks so much for the english translation.

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