Baby Steps

I slowly approach you with my trembling steps. The closer I get to you, the more I’m afraid you’ll get farther away.” –Girls’ Generation–TTS, Baby Steps [translated lyrics]


Girls’ Generation, girl group yang juga dikenal dengan sebutan SNSD, meskipun mereka tidak melakukan comeback pada tahun 2012, mereka membentuk subunit pertama mereka yang diberi nama Girls’ Generation–TTS. Subunit ini juga dikenal dengan sebutan TaeTiSeo, yang merupakan singkatan dari nama-nama member pengisi formasi subunit ini, yaitu leader Taeyeon, Tiffany, dan maknae Seohyun. TaeTiSeo merilis mini album pertama mereka yang bertajuk “Twinkle” pada tanggal 29 April 2012 dalam bentuk digital download dan pada tanggal 2 Mei 2012 dalam bentuk fisik. Dalam album ini terdapat sebuah lagu berjudul “Baby Steps”.
“Baby Steps” tells about a girl who has a crush on a boy, but she can’t barely tell and show her feeling. As she takes baby steps toward him, somehow she has this fear that he will get further away instead of get closer. That’s why she hides all the time. “The more I cover up my eyes, the more I can see you clearly. The more I block my ears, the more I can hear your voice. It’s hard to read what’s in your eyes. I just keep trying to read your mind all the time.” No matter how hard she tries to hide her feeling, it’s something that she can’t control. “My clenched heart keeps leaking out all over again. I try to hide and cover it, but everything keeps flowing out. When I see you, someone that I can’t touch, I hide myself because I’m afraid that even my shadow could be seen.” Indeed, unrequited love is painful, but it’s something that we can’t switch off easily. When we can’t stop our feeling, then waiting seems the best thing that we can do, even if it hurts. “Even if I walk toward you with my lonely tearful steps again today, I’ll wait for the day that my love reaches your heart, when you hold me in your arms.”


Lagu pop ballad R n’ B ini ditulis liriknya oleh Joy Factory, dengan aransemen musik oleh komposer Jimmy Andrew Richard, Sean Alexander, Tom Roger, Jimmy Burney, dan Joachim Alte. “Baby Steps” merupakan versi Korea dari lagu berjudul sama yang sebelumnya dibawakan oleh boy band asal Amerika Serikat, Varsity Fanclub, yang kini dikenal dengan nama After Romeo. This sweet song has a mid-tempo groove which is blended perfectly with the trio’s beautiful vocals. “Baby Steps” juga ditampilkan secara live oleh TaeTiSeo sebagai promotional song untuk mendampingi lead single “Twinkle” dalam debut stage mereka pada berbagai program acara musik.

I try to approach you again once more with my trembling steps. Please come closer to me, closer enough to see my love for you.” –Girls’ Generation–TTS, Baby Steps [translated lyrics]




* Ditulis sambil mendengarkan lagu “Baby Steps” oleh Girls’ Generation–TTS (TaeTiSeo). Lirik lagu berupa romanisasi dari huruf Hangul Korea, beserta dengan translasinya ke dalam Bahasa Inggris.

“Umkyeojin maeumi jakku saeyeonaga
(My clenched heart keeps leaking out all over again)
Sumkyeobogo kamchwodo modu heulleonaga
(I try to hide and cover it, but everything keeps flowing out)
Daheul su eomneun neoreul bomyeonseo
(When I see you, someone that I can’t touch)
Nae chageun geurimjado deulgilkka sumeosseo
(I hide myself because I’m afraid that even my shadow could be seen)

Oh nan tteollineun georeumeul joshimhi dagakabwah
(Oh, I slowly approach you with my trembling steps)
Oh nan deo kakkai kalsurok eocheonji duryeowojyeo niga meolleojilkka
(Oh, the closer I get to you, the more I’m afraid you’ll get farther away)

One, two, nae maeumi, three, four, sumkyeori, five, six, onmomi
(One, two, my heart, three, four, my breath, five, six, with all my body)
Neoman bomyeo keoreo
(As I walk to you, I see only you)

Nu nuneul karilsurong niga deo jalboyeo (it’s you, it’s you)
(The more I cover up my eyes, the more I can see you clearly (it’s you, it’s you))
Nae du kwiireul mageulsurok jongil neoman deullyeo
(The more I block my ears, the more I can hear your voice)
Ne nunbit ilgeonaegi eoryeowo
(It’s hard to read what’s in your eyes)
Onjongil ne gyeoteseo nunchiman boge dwaeh
(I just keep trying to read your mind all the time)

Oh nan tteollineun georeumeun deo hanbeon dagakabwah
(Oh, I try to approach you again once more with my trembling steps)
Oh neon nae sarangi boineun gakkaun georikkaji ijen dagawahjwo
(Oh, please come closer to me, closer enough to see my love for you)

One, two, eojedo, three, four, oneuldo, five, six, maeildo
(One, two, even yesterday, three, four, even today, five, six, even tomorrow)
Baby steps, neoreul hyanghae keoreo
(As I take baby steps, I walk to only you)

Oneuldo na honja nunmuljinneun georeumeuro neol hyanghae keodko itjiman
(Even if I walk toward you with my lonely tearful steps again today)
Ne mame dahneun nal ne pume anajul keu nareul gidaryeo
(I’ll wait for the day that my love reaches your heart, when you hold me in your arms)
I need you, hey

Oh nan tteollineun georeumeun joshimhi dagakabwah
(Oh, I slowly approach you with my trembling steps)
Oh somebody help me, oh somebody help me
Oh nan deo kakkai kalsurok eocheonji duryeowojyeo
(Oh, the closer I get to you, the more I’m afraid somehow)
Oh nan tteollineun georeumeun deo hanbeon dagakabwah
(Oh, I try to approach you again once more with my trembling steps)
Oh nan nae sarangi boineun gakkaun georikkaji ijen dagawahjwo
(Oh, please come closer to me, closer enough to see my love for you)”

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