K Indie- 크라잉넛 Crying Nut <검은 새/Black Bird>

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크라잉넛 (Crying Nut) is one of the more famous indie bands. Most of their songs are punk, but they try change genres as well. Their biggest hit is 말 달리자 (Speed up losers) by Sang hyeok Lee. This album released in 1998 and sold a hundred thousand copies. It is still unbroken record sales in indie music in Korea.

검은 새 (Black Bird) is one of my favourite song of theirs. It’s not like their usual style but I really like the intermezzo of this song and the vibe. I used to listen to this song when it rains.

Here is the song and the key vocabulary from the lyrics.

 

Vocabulary

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Korean, English

좋다. ,Good

맑은,Clear/bright

하늘,Sky

찢다. ,Rip off.

,Rain

담배,Cigarette

마리,Counting word (animal)

검은,Black

,Bird

그대,Darling you.

어깨,Shoulder

내려앉다, to land/take a lower seat

백조,Swan

친구,Friend

돌아오다., Come back

멈추다,Stopped

()ㄹ 거야, I am going to

찾다,Find

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Here is the original 한글 lyric and one of my smart advanced student Paul’s English translation.

 

크라잉 넛검은 새 Crying Nut- Black Bird

 

비가 오면 나는 좋아

When it’s rain, I like it

맑은 하늘을 찢어버리고

Ripping off the clear sky

그때엔 비를 맞으며 담배 한 대 펴야지

In the rain, I am going to smoke a cigarette.

나는 영화에 나오는 주인공들을 꿈꿔 꿈꿔왔지

I’ve been dreaming about a hero in the movies

그것은 한낮에 꿈이었을 뿐

It was only a daydream

 

~비가 오면 나는 좋아

Oh, when it’s rain, I like it

맑은 하늘을 찢어버리고

Ripping off the bright sky

그때엔 비를 맞으며 담배 한 대 펴야지

In the rain, I am going to smoke a cigarette.

 

~나는 한 마리의 검은 새 Oh,

I am a black bird

그대의 어깨 위에 내려앉아서

Landing on your shoulder
그댄 이미 한 마리의 백조가 되어있더군

You’ve became a swan already

 

~나는 한 마리의 검은 새

Oh, I am a black bird
오직 백조와 친구가 되려 하지

I want to be a friend only with a swan

왜 그댄 돌아오지 않는가

But why you never come back.

 


~그날 비 오는 날엔

Oh, when it’s rainy

난 그냥 울어버리겠지

I might just cry.

이 비가 멈춘다면 난 떠날 거

If this rain stops, I will leave

내 친구들을 찾아서

to find my friends.

 

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