Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Do you think "Wave," by 헤일 (HAIL), is conventional?

ANSWER: Neither do I. 

I had a little trouble translating this song, but it was fun. I hope I got the sense of it right because it is a neat little song that the girls seem to be using to respond to critics of their style of music.



Wave 
파도소리따라 
With the sound of breaking 

Wave 
몸이 가는대로 
Let your body move with 

Wave 
리듬에 맞춰서 
With that wavy rhythm, 

이번여름에는 
why don't you this summer

헤일과 함께 춤을 
come out with Hail and dance? 

맴맴맴 매미 왔다 
With the cicadas singing 

여름 곡 써야지 
we need a summer song,

통기타 뚬바뚬바 
a doomba, doomba guitar 

쳐보고있는데 
jungle strumming song 

자꾸만 생각나네 
I keep on thinking that 

우리보고 뭐 뭐 
you'll see us and say, “What?” 

우리 노래가 
People say our songs

거기서 거기래 
sound almost all the same. 

내 가사도 얘 멜로디도 
They say her melodies, my lyrics 

틀에 박혔다나 
are both set in frames [conventional], 

틀이 뭔데 뭬 창틀이야 
But what kinda frames? A window frame? 

빵틀이야 뭐야 
A bread baking frame? What? 

이 노래 완성시키면 
If we finish doing this song, 

땅을 치고 후회할거다 
and it's a flop, we'll be really sad. 

범생이 헤일과 
Though Hail is nerdy, 

춤이나 춰.
still dance with us. 

Wave 
파도소리따라 
With the sound of breaking 

Wave 
몸이 가는대로 
Let your body move with 

Wave 
리듬에 맞춰서 
With that wavy rhythm, 

이번 여름에는 
why don't you this summer

헤일과 함께 춤을 
come out with Hail and dance. 

Wave, Wave, Wave 
Wave, Wave 
Wave, Wave

Wave 
헤일과 함께 춤을 
Come out with Hail and dance! 

이래도 말할텐가 
Even so, will they still say 

틀에 박혔다고 
we are conventional? 

방금 꿀렁꿀렁 
Just now I was loosely 

춤춘 거 다 봤는데 
dancing. You all saw it. 

아직도 꼼짝않네 
Yet, you are still not moving 

따라해봐 Yo Yo 
Follow along. Yo! Yo! 

이거까진 안할랬는데 
They said I wouldn’t even say this: 

“Huh, drop the beat.” 
“It’s time to boogie with me.” 

아직도 가만히 있니 
Are you guys still not moving? 

이건 swag, feel my swag 
This is swag; feel my swag. 

범생이들의 swag 
The swag of us nerds. 
Oh, yeah! 

봄바람은 이미 휘날렸고 
I’m already waving with the spring wind. 

씨스타도 이제 못 보잖아 
Now you can’t even see Sistar (a disbanded Korean girl group), 

이제부터 여름엔 뭐 
So, this summer you might as well 

헤일과 함께 춤을 
come out with Hail and dance 

Wave 
파도소리따라 
With the sound of breaking 

Wave 
몸이 가는대로 
Let your body move with 

Wave 
리듬에 맞춰서 
With that wavy rhythm 

이번 여름에는 
why don't you this summer

헤일과 함께 춤을 
come out with Hail and dance 

Wave, Wave, Wave 
Wave, Wave 
Wave, Wave 

Wave
헤일과 함께 춤을 
Come out with Hail and dance!

헤일과 함께 춤을 
Come out with Hai-il and dance! 

Wave 
파도소리따라 
With the sound of breaking 

Wave 
몸이 가는대로 
Let your body move with 

Wave 
리듬에 맞춰서 
With that wavy rhythm,

이번 여름에는 
why don't you this summer

헤일과 함께 춤을 
come out with Hail and dance 

Wave, Wave, Wave 
Wave, Wave 
Wave, Wave 

Wave
헤일과 함께 춤을 
Come out with Hail and dance.

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