Learning Korean through music: 새 by 자우림

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A post from another site of mine that I originally wrote on 2004.01.23. No YouTube video seems to be available for this. Remember, the translation is done as literally as possible, in order to help the student.

Original post from 2004:

This is a sad song...sounded a little like The Cranberries when I first heard it.


Song lyrics



눈물이 쏟아져 앞을 볼수없어.
가슴이 아려와
숨도 쉴수 없어
왜, 왜 그럴까?
너에게 죽은 새를 선물할께.
너에게 죽은 새를 선물할께
가슴이 아려와.
너에게 죽은 새를 선물할께

나의 회로는 전부 폐쇄됐어.
그래 이제 나는 다 망가졌어.
불에 타는 심장을 선물할께.
너에게 타는 심장을 선물할께

네가 다 망쳤어
내가나를 망쳤어
내가 우릴 망쳤어.

너에게 죽은 나를 선물 할께.

네가 준 상처 잘 받았어
고마와 고마와 고마와 너에게 피 흘리는 새를 선물할께.
고마와 고마와 고마와 너에게 피 흘리는 새를 선물할께.
고마와 고마와 고마와

너게게 죽은 나를 선물할게,
피 흘리는 새를 선물 할께

Tears fall like rain and I can't see in front of me
My chest hursts
And I can't even breathe
Why, why is it this way?
Here's a dead bird as a present for you (x2)
My chest hurts
Here's a dead bird as a present for you

My circuit(s) are closed
That's right, I'm ruined now
Here's a heart burnt in flames as a present for you
Here's a burnt heart as a present for you

You ruined everything
I ruined myself
I ruined us

Here's a dead me as a present for you

Thanks for the wound you gave me

Thank you thank you thank you, here's a bleeding bird as a present for you (x2)
Thank you thank you...

(Alternate between bleeding bird and dead me until end)

눈물 - tears. Lit. eye water
쏟아지다 - to fall down suddenly, all at once
앞 - front
보다 - see
볼 수 있다 - able to see
가슴 - chest
어렵다 - difficult, stuffed up, hurting
숨 쉬다 - to breathe
도 - even (particle)
왜 - why
그럴까 - This way. From 그렇다.
너에게 - to you. 에게 is a directional marker used with people. With objects / Locations it's just 에.
죽다 - die
새 - bird
선물 - present. 선물 하다 - to give a present. 선물 할께 - because I'm going to give you a present / I'm gonna give you a present
회로 - circuit
전부 - all
폐쇄 되다 - to be closed up
그래 - that's right
이제 - from now on
망가지다 - to be ruined
불 - fire
타다 - to be burnt
심장 - heart (the organ)
다 - all
망치다 - to ruin something
우리 - us
피 - blood
흘리다 - to flow

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think "hwaero" here is 'circuit,' not 'brazier' which would be hwaro instead. Circuit makes more sense also.

데이빛 / Mithridates said...

Good eye, thanks for spotting that.

데이빛 / Mithridates said...

Good eye, thanks for spotting that.

Anonymous said...

I think "hwaero" here is 'circuit,' not 'brazier' which would be hwaro instead. Circuit makes more sense also.

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