Crooked

Friday, May 01, 2015



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It’s the first day of May today. As a reminder, we need a new theme. All themes available. This is a brand new month, Readers. January’s passed, February’s passed, March’s passed, April’s passed, and now we come to May, the end of the beginning of the year. Last month we had Lost and Found as our theme; for representing the things we found and lost in life. For this month, I would like to bring a fresh air to this blog again, since I see that the last month’s posts had been quite depressing, and also, since May is the last month of the beginning phase of the year (June and July are the middle phase, and after July is the ending phase), therefore this month’s theme will be Free Spirit. Yup, it’s time to free your spirit and face the world. Because the beginning is coming to an end, and we should take our steps to do more. So, be free spirited!

Nothing ever lasts forever. You change eventually in the end, there is no reason, no sincerity. Take away such things as love. Tonight, I’ll be crooked.” –G-Dragon, Crooked (삐딱하게)

The first song for Free Spirit is a pop hip-hop song performed by G-Dragon, titled “Crooked (삐딱하게)”. G-Dragon, or also known as GD, is a member and leader of Korean idol group, Big Bang. GD, whose birth name is Kwon Ji Yong, released his second solo studio album, titled “COUP D’ETAT”, in three parts. The first five tracks of the album were released on September 2nd 2013, the next seven tracks were released on September 5th 2013, and physical copies were released on September 13th 2013. “Crooked (삐딱하게)” was released on September 5th 2013 as the lead single for the second part of the album, and the third single from the overall album.


"COUP D'ETAT Part 2" album cover - source: en.wikipedia.org

We lost love, we’re lost, and we’ve been lost; so what? Lose it anyway. “Crooked (삐딱하게)” is a song about someone who’s being crooked after they lost the love of their life. For some people, losing love is a life-changing moment. It’s the trigger which would lead them to (first) the self-destructing mode or (second) the better version or (third) both of them. For some people, the first one is sometimes just a phase before they could reach the second one. And this song tells about that phase. “I keep screaming and screaming and getting dizzy, I vent out of boredom to other couples. I start fights for no reason like a town gangster, I sometimes crookedly shake my leg in purpose. The main characters of the movie called this world is you and me. Here in a lonely island, I’m lost and wandering. The empty streets are filled with those who are alone, unlike my heart, the weather is so damn nice.” For some people, losing love is the trigger that cracks themselves, into a self-destructing mode. The self-destructing mode is when people lose themselves; doing everything terrible, horrible, and (sometimes) pathetic. It seems like they’re turning into someone else. In other words, they’re not themselves at the moment.
I’ll put on thick eyeliner, use a whole can of hairspray, leather pants, leather jacket with a frown. I want to hide my pain and become even more crooked, so you can feel sorry. I’ll spit toward the sky. You’re scared of my crude words and my rough eyes, but actually, I’m afraid. I want to go back but I have nowhere to go. I want to love but no one to love. What am I supposed to do? I can’t turn it back.” However, the self-destructing mode is not always that bad. For some people, it’s the way they could stay sane among those madness and crazy things that happen because of losing love. It’s funny, right? Staying sane by being insane. But yes, that’s just the way it works somehow. Because the pain is unbearable, the disappointment is incurable, the loneliness is immeasurable. “I used to believe in you only and I was happy, but like a joke, I am left alone. You used to promise me with your pinky finger, but in the end.
Everything that happens is a choice. It might be consequences of our previous choices, or might be a path that had been destined for us, but, we have choices. And this time, we choose to be crooked. We just let it all out, ‘til nothing is left anymore. “Nothing ever lasts forever, you change eventually in the end, there is no reason, no sincerity. Take away such things as love, tonight, I’ll be crooked. Just leave me alone, I’m all by myself anyway, I have no one, everything is meaningless. Take away the sugar-coated comfort, tonight, I’ll be crooked.” We’re all alone anyway. Disappointment, pain, loneliness, resentment, anger, sadness; all burn up into madness. And when it all has passed, there’s this emptiness, there’s this longing. And that too, will burn along into madness. “Will you not say anything for me tonight? I didn’t know being alone would be this hard. I miss you. Will you be my friend tonight? On this good day, this beautiful day, this day where I miss you. Tonight, I’ll be crooked.” People are damage goods anyway. Perhaps that’s the way they could find themselves again; the way they evolve. Like a cocoon becoming a butterfly; some people are being crooked in order to be reborn.


G-Dragon on the "Crooked" music video - source: hallyusmash.com

“Crooked (삐딱하게)” was written and composed by G-Dragon himself along with YG Entertainment’s infamous music producer and songwriter, Teddy, who also arranged the song. The music video for “Crooked (삐딱하게)” was released on September 4th 2013, after previously premiered on Mnet on August 30th 2013. The song and the album gained a commercial success, as it has sold million copies of digital downloads, and hundred thousand copies of physical albums. Well well well, GD has been being acknowledged as music genius of nowadays generation in K-pop’s. He’s definitely one of a kind. Many Big Bang’s hits were born from his brilliant talent, and so his own solo hits, including this one. He might be crooked, but he’s surely crooked in a productive way.

Just leave me alone, I’m all by myself anyway. I have no one, everything is meaningless. Take away the sugar-coated comfort. Tonight, I’ll be crooked.” –G-Dragon, Crooked (삐딱하게)




“Yeongwonhan geon jeoldae eobseo gyeolguge neon byeonhaetji iyudo eobseo jinsimi eobseo
(Nothing ever lasts forever, you change eventually in the end, there is no reason, no sincerity)
Sarang gateun sori ttawin jibeo chyeo oneulbameun ppittakhage
(Take away such things as love, tonight, I’ll be crooked)
Naebeoryeodwo eochapi nan honjayeotji amudo eobseo da uimi eobseo
(Just leave me alone, I’m all by myself anyway, I have no one, everything is meaningless)
Satang ballin wiro ttawin jibeo chyeo oneulbameun ppittakhage
(Take away the sugar-coated comfort, tonight, I’ll be crooked)

Beoreokbeoreok sorichyeo naneun hyeongijeung nae simsimpuri hwa puri sangdaeneun dareun yeonindeul
(I keep screaming and screaming and getting dizzy, I vent out of boredom to other couples)
Gwaenhi sibi georeo dongne yangachicheoreom gakkeum nan ppittakhage darireul ilbureo jeoreo
(I start fights for no reason like a town gangster, I sometimes crookedly shake my leg in purpose)
I sesangiran yeonghwa sok juingongeun neowana gal goseul irko hemaeneun oeroun jeo seom hana
(The main characters of the movie called this world is you and me, here in a lonely island, I’m lost and wandering)
Teongteong bin gilgeorireul gadeuk chaeun gireogideul nae mamgwa dalli nalssineun cham deoreopgedo joha
(The empty streets are filled with those who are alone, unlike my heart, the weather is so damn nice)

Neo hana mitgo manyang haengbokhaesseotdeon naega useupge namgyeojyeosseo
(I used to believe in you only and I was happy, but like a joke, I am left alone)
Saekkisongarak geolgo maengsehaesseotdeon nega gyeolgugen
(You used to promise me with your pinky finger, but in the end)

Jiteun airain geutgo seupeurei han tong da sseugo gajukbaji gajukjaket geolchigo insang sseugo
(I’ll put on thick eyeliner, use a whole can of hairspray, leather pants, leather jacket with a frown)
Apeumeul sumgin chae apeuro deo bittureojillae nega mianhaejige haneureda chimeul kak
(I want to hide my pain and become even more crooked, so you can feel sorry, I’ll spit toward the sky)
Tubakhaejin nae maltuwa geochireojin nunbichi museowo neo sireun na itji duryeowojyeo
(You’re scared of my crude words and my rough eyes, but actually, I’m afraid, I want to go back but I have nowhere to go)
Doragagopeunde gal de eopgo saranghagopeunde sangdae eopgo mwol eojjeorago dori kil su eopdeorago
(I want to love but no one to love, what am I supposed to do? I can’t turn it back)

Oneulbameun nareul wihae amu mal marajullaeyo honjain ge na ireoke himdeul jul mollanneunde
(Will you not say anything for me tonight? I didn’t know being alone would be this hard)
Geudaega bogo sipeo
(I miss you)
Oneulbamman nareul wihae chinguga doeeojullaeyo ijoheun nal areumdaun nal nega geuriun nal
(Will you be my friend tonight? On this good day, this beautiful day, this day where I miss you)
Oneulbameun ppittakhage
(Tonight, I’ll be crooked)”

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