For A Person Like Me, You're The Answer


You’re the answer to a person like me, even when I talk too harshly, even when I don’t make any sense. You’re the answer to a person like me, even though I can’t explain, that’s how I feel inside. Should I just die?” –Leessang feat. Hareem, You’re The Answer To A Guy Like Me [translated lyrics]




Duo hip hop asal Korea Selatan, Leessang, merilis studio album ketujuh mereka yang bertajuk “Asura Balbalta” pada tanggal 25 Agustus 2011. Title track dari album ini adalah sebuah lagu berjudul “You’re The Answer To A Guy Like Me”, menampilkan solois Hareem. Album dan lagu ini meledak di pasaran, meroketkan popularitas Leessang dan mengukuhkan posisi mereka sebagai musisi hip hop berkualitas yang patut diperhitungkan dalam industri musik Korea Selatan. Hanya berselang beberapa jam saja setelah perilisannya secara digital, seluruh lagu dalam album ini (literally!) merajai posisi 10 besar berbagai real-time charts selama dua hari berturut-turut sejak perilisannya. Berdasarkan platform musik digital terkemuka di Korea Selatan, Melon, “Asura Balbalta” menjadi album paling populer yang dirilis sepanjang tahun 2011, dengan total 25 kali bertahan dalam posisi puncak tangga lagu. Let’s meet the explosive title track of this album, “You’re The Answer To A Guy Like Me”.
“You’re The Answer To A Guy Like Me” tells about a man’s sincere and lonely heart after a break-up. Even though they have a rough relationship, that woman is everything that he has. After that painful separation, he realizes that she is the only answer to a man like him, so he begs her to comeback. Lirik lagu ini menggambarkan realitas hubungan yang dialami oleh sepasang pria dan wanita dalam rentang waktu yang lama. Dalam waktu tersebut, sebuah hubungan tentunya diwarnai dengan berbagai perselisihan dan pertengkaran, yang mana sanggup mendewasakan seseorang dalam prosesnya. “We dated for a year and I hated myself for doing so many bad things.” Bahkan terkadang ketika mereka memilih perpisahan pada akhirnya, hal itu justru menjadi pembuka hati mereka untuk menyadari bahwa mereka telah kehilangan sesuatu yang sebenarnya paling berarti bagi mereka. “You’re crying too because you still love me. I’m on my knees because I’m sorry. That’s why I hold onto you. I won’t give any pathetic excuses or elaborate promises, just please don’t go away.” Hubungan adalah sebuah negosiasi, sebuah ruang kesadaran untuk memahami pasangan kita. Menemukan seseorang yang dapat menerima kita apa adanya tidaklah mudah, apalagi ketika seseorang tersebut adalah sosok yang sanggup membuat diri kita menjadi pibadi yang lebih baik dalam prosesnya. When we finally find that person, don’t let go. Despite of those fights and arguments, we would still understand each other and love passionately, that’s what the real relationship is. “Even married couples in their eighties have fight and argue all the time. But they still love each other and live well to this day, you mean the same for me.”




Membukukan sebuah rekor baru dengan meraih posisi teratas hanya dalam waktu satu jam saja setelah perilisannya, album “Asura Balbalta” berhasil membawa Leessang ke level yang lebih tinggi, mengingat waktu perilisannya yang berdekatan dengan comeback beberapa grup terkemuka seperti SNSD dan Wonder Girls. Album ini berhasil meraih perfect all-kill, begitu pula dengan lead single “You’re The Answer To A Guy Like Me” yang merajai berbagai tangga lagu digital seperti Mnet, Cyworld, Naver, Daum, Soribada, Olleh, dan lain sebagainya. Kekuatan lagu hip hop R n’ B ini terletak pada melodinya yang sensual khas Leessang, dengan dibalut musik orkestra, serta irama piano dan harmonika yang indah menyayat hati. Gil’s suave vocal and Gary’s soulful rap combine perfectly with Hareem’s deep voice. Leessang terkenal dengan liriknya yang poetic dan heartfelt, yang juga dapat ditemui dalam lagu ini. Seluruh paduan sempurna ini membentuk musik Leessang yang unik, membuat lagu ini menjadi lagu yang tak akan mudah lepas dari kepala para pendengarnya. Indeed, “You’re The Answer To A Guy Like Me” is one of a kind. With its sensual melody and deep-meaning lyrics, this song is surely top of mind!

Only if you’re next to me, I have strength to live. You know this so please come back. Only if you’re by my side, it’s perfect. You know this so please come back.” –Leessang feat. Hareem, You’re The Answer To A Guy Like Me [translated lyrics]



* Ditulis sambil mendengarkan lagu “You’re The Answer To A Guy Like Me” oleh Leessang feat. Hareem. Lirik lagu berupa romanisasi dari huruf Hangul Korea, beserta dengan translasinya ke dalam Bahasa Inggris.

“Naran nomeun dabeun neoda
(You’re the answer to a person like me)
Na swipge malhaedo naega mari an dwaedo
(Even when I talk too harshly, even when I don’t make any sense)
Naran nomeun dabeun neoda
(You’re the answer to a person like me)
Na seolmyeong mot haedo nae mami geurae na jugeo beorilkka
(Even though I can’t explain, that’s how I feel inside, should I just die?)

Heeojijaneun neoui mare nan hwaga na sorichigo sure chwihae byeogeul chigo
(When you said you wanted to break up, I got mad and yelled and drunkenly hit the wall)
Gwaenhan saram eokkaereul buditchigo yokhago mwol bonyamyeo sibi geolgo
(I bump shoulders with a passerby and I swear at him and ask him what he’s looking at)
Geureoke sesang modeun ge da sirko
(I hated everything about the world)
Geureon nae moseube neon tto silmanghae hajiman na simgakhae
(And you get disappointed by my actions, but this is serious)
Apdwi da jareugo nega eobseumyeon michigenneunde eotteokhae
(Cut all the crap, if I don’t have you, without you I’ll go crazy, what should I do?)
Ojukhamyeon naega irae
(Do you think I’m doing this for no reason?)
Neodo uljanha ajik na saranghanikka mureup kkurchanha naega mianhanikkan
(You’re crying too because you still love me, I’m on my knees because I’m sorry)
Geureonikka butjaba guchahan byeonmyeong geochanghan
(That’s why I hold onto you, I won’t give any pathetic excuses)
Yaksok ttawin hajin anheulge doraseoji ma
(Or elaborate promises, just please don’t go away)

Neoneun wae nareul mot mideo malhamyeonseo sogeuron jjillyeo
(I say “Why can’t you trust me?” as it touched a nerve inside me)
Uri saranghaetdeon ilnyeon geu sigan dongan motal jit manhi haetdeon
(We dated for a year and I hated myself for doing so many bad things)
Nae jasini neomuna sirheo ireon ssaum kkeuten eonjena sarangeul irheo
(During that time, at the end of these fights, it ends with the loss of love)
Namjan baramdo pil jul araya dwae yeojae eorngmaeimyeon an dwae
(I used to say guys must know how to cheat, guys must never cling onto women)
Geureoke malhaetdeon i namjan nega tteonago hollo namja gaseume buri nanda
(I used to say that but now you left, and I’m all alone and my heart burns)
Geurigo handaneun mari naege jeongdabeun neoya
(And now what I can finally say is that you’re the answer for me)
Ijeseoya ne sojunghameul aratdeon geoya
(Now I finally realize how precious you are)
Nega tteonamyeon nan da irheo da ijeo
(If you leave, I’ll lose and forget everything)
Dasi han beonman nal mideojwo jebal
(Just one more time, trust me please)

O nareul gyeondyeojun nae saranga jigeumkkeot nege jun geon nunmulppunin
(My love that has endured through me all these times, this unworthy guy)
I motnan nomeun geuraedo neol eonjena neoman saenggakhae
(Who gave you nothing but only tears, but still, I always, only think of you)

Nega nae yeope isseoya himina jal aljanha dorawa oooo oooo
(Only if you’re next to me, I have strength to live, you know this so please come back)
Nega nae yeope isseoya wanbyeokhae jal aljanha dorawa jwo oo oooo
(Only if you’re by my side, it’s perfect, you know this so please come back)

Palship neomeun bubudo ssaugo boreumdo an dwaeseo tto tigyeoktaegyeok
(Even married couples in their eighties have fight and argue all the time)
Hajiman oneuldo seoro saranghamyeo saragajanha neon naegen geureon jonjae
(But they still love each other and live well to this day, you mean the same for me)
Maeil pinggyeppunigo seungjil burigo ugigo cham motnatjiman
(Every day is filled with excuses and stubbornness and tempers and egos)
Naegen nega kkumigo sarangiya sarange dabeun eobtjiman
(But you’re my dream, my love, and even when there’s no answer to love)
Naegen nega dabiya geuge nae jinjja maeumiya
(You’re the answer to me, that’s how I really feel inside)”

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