잠자리의 집

House of the Dragonfly

램씨 ~ 이니미니마이니모

LambC, “Enee Menee Minee Mo”

 

The juxtaposition of children’s rhymes with an existential crisis in this song is quite intriguing. As a note, I translated the Korean line following “catch a tiger by the toe” quite literally, but it’s just a standard phrase that’s said when playing hide-and-seek, kind of like, “Ready or not, here I come!” But this song definitely makes me question whether I’m ready or not!

 

 

한국어:

 

이리로 저리로 가야만 하나?

이것도 저것도 뭔 의미 있나?

 

사람도 사랑도 만나야 하나?

시간도 돈도 왜 낭비 같나?

 

Enee menee minee mo

Catch a tiger by the toe

머리카락 보인다 꼭꼭 숨어라

Enee menee minee mo

Catch a tiger by the toe

머리카락 보인다 꼭꼭 숨어라

 

어디로 걸어야 찾을 수 있을까?

얼마나 달려야 멈출 수 있을까?

 

Enee menee minee mo

Catch a tiger by the toe

머리카락 보인다 꼭꼭 숨어라

Enee menee minee mo

Catch a tiger by the toe

머리카락 아직도 보인다 숨어라

 

어디로 걸어야 찾을 수 있을까?

얼마나 달려야 멈출 수 있을까?

어디로 걸어야 찾을 수 있을까?

하늘로 날아야 닿을 수 있을까?

 

 

English:

 

Do I really have to walk all over the place?

What meaning does everything have?

 

Do I have to meet people and a lover?

Why do time and money seem like a waste?

 

Eenie meenie miney moe

Catch a tiger by the toe

I see your hair, hide, hide carefully

Eenie meenie miney moe

Catch a tiger by the toe

I see your hair, hide, hide carefully

 

Where do I have to walk so I can find you?

How far do I have to run before I can stop?

 

Eenie meenie miney moe

Catch a tiger by the toe

I see your hair, hide, hide carefully

Eenie meenie miney moe

Catch a tiger by the toe

I still see your hair, hide

 

Where do I have to walk to find you?

How far do I have to run before I can stop?

Where do I have to walk to find you?

If I fly to the sky, will I be able to touch it?

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