The Girl Who Can't Say Goodbye, The Boy Who Can't Leave


The girl who can’t say goodbye. The boy who can’t leave. The two of us are no longer in love.” –Leessang feat. Jung In, Can’t Breakup Girl, Can’t Breakaway Boy [translated lyrics]




Duet hip hop Gary dan Gil yang tergabung dalam Leessang merilis studio album keenam mereka yang bertajuk “Hexagonal”. Dirilis pada tanggal 6 Oktober 2009, album ini memiliki sebuah title track berjudul “Can’t Breakup Girl, Can’t Breakaway Boy”, yang menampilkan solois wanita, Jung In. Sebuah music video (MV) dari lagu ini dirilis dengan aktor Ryu Seung Bum dan penyanyi Lee Hyo Ri sebagai model di dalamnya. Lagu ini merajai berbagai tangga lagu di Korea Selatan sejak perilisannya, dan menempati posisi puncak selama tiga minggu berturut-turut dalam program acara musik KBS Music Bank, yang membawa Leessang meraih triple crown pada program tersebut. Let’s take a look at this breakthrough song.
“Can’t Breakup Girl, Can’t Breakaway Boy” depicts the over-years relationship between a man and a woman that somehow has reached its limit point, but none of them could barely bring the separation upon it. When I first read the translation of the lyrics, I suddenly got a goosebumps. The lyrics beautifully yet frantically describing the realistic condition that a couple have, especially a couple which have been together for some years. It strikes me to the bone and hits me hard through the heart. Saya pernah membaca sebuah kalimat, meskipun saya lupa tepatnya di mana dan siapa yang menuliskan kalimat tersebut, namun kurang lebih bunyinya begini, “Banyak orang yang terjebak dalam hubungan menahun, namun hanya sedikit yang berani berpisah dengan alasan jenuh.” Begitulah yang digambarkan dalam lirik lagu ini. Cinta mungkin adalah satu variabel tetap, namun dalam sebuah hubungan, banyak variabel lain yang turut berpengaruh di dalamnya. It’s not the love itself that has changed, it just adjusts to everything surround it. Dengan begitu banyaknya perbedaan, perselisihan, pertengkaran, cinta mempersatukan dan membuat mereka bertahan. “But in front of this thing called time, we can’t win against our greed.”




“Hexagonal” dapat dikatakan adalah sebuah life-changing album bagi Leessang, mengingat bahwa album ini adalah album pertama yang mereka produksi paska berpindah naungan manajemen ke Jungle Entertainment. Sebagai sebuah penanda dimulainya babak baru bagi Leessang, album keenam mereka ini menuai sukses, terutama dengan lead single-nya, “Can’t Breakup Girl, Can’t Breakaway Boy”. Lagu hip hop R n’ B ini terkenal dengan liriknya yang tak dapat diabaikan oleh telinga. Bahkan apabila para pendengarnya bukan seorang native Korea, melodi indah lagu ini akan langsung menangkap perhatian dan tak mudah pergi begitu saja dari kepala. Pada bagian refrain, vokal Jung In yang lembut memberi kontras manis atas vokal serak nan dalam Gil pada bagian bridge. As for the verses rap parts, what more can I say, Kang Gary really got it! Over all, this is one of Leessang’s masterpieces. A great song from all aspects!

The sun is hot but your heart is frozen. Whose fault is this? But I love you. Everything else is the same but we’ve changed. Whose fault is this? I still love you.” –Leessang feat. Jung In, Can’t Breakup Girl, Can’t Breakaway Boy [translated lyrics]





* Ditulis sambil mendengarkan lagu “Can’t Breakup Girl, Can’t Breakaway Boy” oleh Leessang feat. Jung In. Lirik lagu merupakan romanisasi dari huruf Hangul Korea, beserta dengan translasinya ke dalam Bahasa Inggris.

“Nowadays, kids like you don’t know what you got
Always looking, can never stick with one thing
There ain’t no part-time love, you find that old kind of love
That old school love, what more you need?

Heeojiji mot haneun yeoja tteonagaji mot haneun namja
(The girl who can’t say goodbye, the boy who can’t leave)
Saranghaji anhneun uri geuraeseo no no no no no no
(The two of us are no longer in love, so, no no no no no no)

Urin sambaegimanwon jjari junggocharo hamkke
(We’re together in a three-thousand-dollar-worth car)
Eodideun danyeotji nambureopji anke
(We go anywhere without a care in the world)
Paljjangeul kkigo hanjangui sajine chueogeul damgo
(Linking arms, committing memories in a photo)
Bamjameul seolchyeogamyeo seororeul aragago
(Understanding each other in our sleepless nights)
Nae kkumeun neoui miraega doeeo
(My dreams became your future)
Urin seororeul ttareuneun hanssangui areumdaun saeyeosseo
(Just like a pair of beautiful birds that chasing each other)
Chaewojyeodo bujokhaetdeon sarang dasi taeeonado mannagopeun saram
(A love I could never get enough of a person I want to meet even when I were reborn)
Hajiman sewol apeseoneun yeoksi seoroui yoksimeul igiji motae
(But in front of this thing called time, we can’t win against our greed)
Yoksire hollo anja uneun neoui ureum sori nareul ssoaboneun nunchori
(Sounds of your tears alone in the bathroom, that suspicious gazes focused on me)
Nari galsurok deo nan tto ibyeoreul saenggakhae harujongil
(As the days go by, I think of breaking up all over again)

Taeyangeun tteugeounde ni mameun eoreoinne
(The sun is hot but your heart is frozen)
Nuguui jalmosinji saranghagin haneunde baby
(Whose fault is this? But I love you baby)
Modeunge geudaeronde urineun byeonhaeinne
(Everything else is the same but we’ve changed)
Nuguui jalmosinji saranghagin haneunde baby
(Whose fault is this? I still love you baby)

Ttaeron neomuna bappa neoege mianhae
(I’m so busy that I feel guilty)
Jigabe doneul chaeugo siganeul nae
(I fill my wallet with money and make some time)
Tinage sarangeul pyohyeon motaedo
(Even though I don’t express my love)
Neowa hamkke yeonghwareul bogo babeul meogeumyeon
(When I have dinner and watch a movie with you)
Ni gibuni pullilgeora yeogideon
(I hope you might feel better, but)
Nae saenggageun tto bitnaga georireul geonilmyeo
(I continue to be in debt to my thoughts as I walk and tease you)
Neoege jangnaneul chyeodo jinbuhan sarang nori
(It’s all a played out game, love is passing)
Sarangeun hanttae sarangeun ibyeolgwa hanpae
(Love and heartbreak are one and the same)
Ibyeoreun sarangeul derigo ganeunde
(Heartbreak takes over love and goes away)

Sarangeun hanttae sarangeun ibyeolgwa hanpae
(Love is passing, love and heartbreak are one and the same)
Ibyeoreun sarangeun derigo ganne
(Heartbreak takes over love and goes away)

Beorimyeon beoryeojineunge sarangiramyeon eolmana joheulkka
(How nice would it be if love was something that could be earned?)
Modu kkuminde ni soneul jabeun geon
(It’s all a dream, holding your hand)
Wonhamyeon eodeojineunge sarangiramyeon eolmana joheulkka
(How nice would it be if love was something to get by wanting it?)
Modu kkuminde naneun beoseonaji motane
(It’s all a dream but I can’t escape)

Sarange mukkineun namjaneun yakhae ppajingeolkka
(Are men who caught in love being like this because of their weakness?)
Sarangeul gurmgineun namjaneun muneungnyeokhangeolkka
(Are men who starved of love not worthy of it?)
Bimireul sumgineun namjaneun nappeungeolkka
(Are men that keep secrets bad men?)
Sarang daeche wae byeonhaneungeolkka
(Why is it that love change?)”

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  1. Love this song so much..
    Lagu project lessang ft jung in selalu bagus..

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