잠자리의 집

House of the Dragonfly

신현희와 김루트 ~ 홍대 부르스

SEENROOT, “Hongdae Blues”

 

Sweetheart” was still my defining song for SEENROOT a couple weeks ago when I was hanging out at Valley Rock, but I decided to momentarily check out their set anyway. And, as I thought, they were quite talented musicians but not enough to overcome the irreversible damage ravaged by “Sweetheart” in my eyes… until they played “Hongdae Blues.” This is such a solid song! But then they turned around and played “Sweetheart” so I left to go get a drink. (If you like “Sweetheart,” I’m so sorry but I can’t stand the overwhelming aegyo in that song, and it doesn’t help that it’s STILL being played everywhere.)

 

 

한국어:

 

걷다가 멈추다가 걷다 멈추다

발이 닿은 곳엔 아무도 없었네

고갤 들어 주윌 둘러보니

나와 같은 그 누구의 흔적도 없었네

그 누구의 흔적도 없었네

 

아버지 말하길 인생은 외나무 길

슬퍼도 아파도 아무도 모른다네

 

허무하게 시간을 보내거나

멍하게 창문 밖을 본다거나

지나가는 사람을 만나면

신세를 한탄하고 있다거나

아무 관심 없이 글을 쓴다거나

의미 없이 눈물이 난다거나

초라하고 처량해지는 내 모습을

내가 본다거나

 

어머니 말하길 누구나 외로운 삶

슬퍼도 아파도 아무도 모른다네

 

내가 무엇을 하고

내가 무엇이 되어

내가 어떤 세상에

무얼 할 수 있을까?

 

내가 무엇을 하고

내가 무엇이 되어

내가 어떤 세상에

무얼 할 수 있을까?

 

내가 무엇을 하고

내가 무엇이 되어

내가 어떤 세상에

무얼 할 수 있을까?

 

무엇을 하고

내가 무엇이 되어

어떤 세상에

무얼 할 수 있을까?

 

 

English:

 

I walk and stop and walk and stop

Every place my feet touch is deserted

I lift up my head and look around

but there’s not a trace of anyone like me

There’s not a trace of anyone

 

My father told me life is a solitary road

Even if you’re sad or hurt, nobody knows

 

I pass the time frivolously

or stare out the window listlessly

If I meet the passing people,

we just lament our situation

I leave a comment on something I don’t care about

or cry without any meaning

I look poor and miserable

I take a good look at myself

 

My mother told me everybody has a lonely life

Even if you’re sad or hurt, nobody knows

 

Whatever I do,

whatever I become,

in what kind of world

what can I do?

 

Whatever I do,

whatever I become,

in what kind of world

what can I do?

 

Whatever I do,

whatever I become,

in what kind of world

what can I do?

 

Whatever I do,

whatever I become,

in what kind of world

what can I do?

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