잠자리의 집

상상은 여권이 필요없는 여행이다

롱디 & 신현희와김루트 ~ 참지마요

Long:D & Seenroot, “YOLO”

 

 

First and foremost, I would like to point out that saving is actually pret-ty important. I mean, you could fall into a manhole tomorrow, but you could also live to be 112 and if you have no savings you’re gonna have a hard time. BUT! That being said, Korea is a country where kids are expected to be railroaded through the education system just to live out their lives in servitude of all-consuming mega-corporations, so I’m a fan of any message that is counter to that. If the majority of kids start going to cram school from the time they’re elementary students OR EARLIER, how are they supposed to figure out anything about their own personal interests? But, I mean, who needs personal interests anyway, ammirite?!

 

One small note about the title of the song and the album cover: there’s a picture of a bottle of mayonnaise on the album. That’s because the Korean title of the song, 참지마요 (ChamJImayo, lit. “Don’t Hold Back”) is a homonym for “tuna mayo” (chamCHImayo), a delicious and increasingly popular samgak-kimbap flavor. It’s a staple of Japanese onigiri, but when I first came to Korea, pretty much all samgak-kimbap was spicy. It hasn’t been until recently that convenience stores started branching out and trying new flavors.

 

 

한국어:

 

지금도 생생하게 남아있는 나의 기억에

우리 아빠가 해준 묵직한 돌직구 한마디

‘네가 어떤 사람인지 알려주기 위해

하고 싶은 걸 참지마라’

 

삶이 얼마나 빠른지 알 수가 없어

당장 내일 맨홀뚜껑 밟고 빠질지 몰라

그리고 난 하고 싶은 말이 참 많아

빛나는 순간은 빛처럼 지나가

 

어차피 사랑은 우리를 망가뜨려요

그래서 모든 이야기는 진정한 결말이 없지

그렇다면 오늘 나는 그냥 지르는거야

나중을 위해 아끼면 뭐하나

 

오늘 밤 내가 누군지 보여 주겠어

내일 아침 일어나 후회하면 좀 어때

이 작은 지구에서 (참지마요)

You only live once (참지마요)

 

가만히 생각하니

너 정말 괘씸한 것 같아

하고픈 말 못하니

스트레스 꽤 심한 것 같아

웃을 때는 하하하

친구들과 샤샤샤

눈치보지 말고 어디서든 당당하게

 

어차피 시간은 우리를 망가뜨려요

생각이 길어지면 항상 후회를 하지

그렇다면 오늘 나는 그냥 지르는거야

나중을 위해 아끼면 뭐하나

 

오늘 밤 내가 누군지 보여 주겠어

내일 아침 일어나 후회하면 좀 어때

이 작은 지구에서 (참지마요)

You only live once (참지마요)

 

갖고 싶은 거 저금 안 하고 buy it!

먹고 싶은 거 고민 안 하고 bite it!

 

봐! 내가 누군지 보여 주겠어

내일 아침 일어나 후회하면 좀 어때

이 작은 지구에서 (참지마요)

You only live once (참지마요)

 

 

English:

 

I have one memory that remains vivid even now

Something significant my father said straightforwardly:

“In order for you to discover who you are,

don’t hold back on the things you want to do.”

 

There’s no way for us to know how fast life is

You never know if you’ll fall into a manhole tomorrow

and there are so many things I want to say

Shining moments pass like a flash

 

Love destroys us, anyway

So there’s no truth in stories’ ends, is there?

If that’s the case, today I’m just gonna let loose

What’s the point of saving (things) for later?

 

Tonight I’m gonna show you who I really am

So what if I get up tomorrow morning and regret it a little?

On this small Earth (don’t hold back)

you only live once (don’t hold back)

 

You seem like you’re disgusted with yourself

because you only think about things

You seem like you’re incredibly stressed

because you can’t say what you want to say

When you laugh, go “ha ha ha”

When you’re with your friends, you’re shy shy shy [1]

Don’t mind others and go about confidently

 

Love destroys us, anyway

If I think too much, I’ll always regret it, won’t I?

If that’s the case, today I’m just gonna let loose

What’s the point of saving (things) for later?

 

Tonight I’m gonna show you who I really am

So what if I get up tomorrow morning and regret it a little?

On this small Earth (don’t hold back)

you only live once (don’t hold back)

 

If there’s something you want, don’t save – buy it!

If there’s something you want to eat, don’t worry – eat it!

 

Look! I’m gonna show you who I really am

So what if I get up tomorrow morning and regret it a little?

On this small Earth (don’t hold back)

you only live once (don’t hold back)

 

 

[1] So this is pretty new slang based off the “cute” mispronunciation of “shy” in Twice’s “Cheer Up.” On the plus side, now all my students understand what “shy” means.

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