Come Back Home

Come back home, can you come back home? Don’t leave me at the end of this cold earth and come back to me. Come back home, can you come back home? Just put all the pain in the past, I’m still waiting for you like this.” –2NE1, Come Back Home [translated lyrics]

One of South Korea’s representative girl groups, 2NE1, released their second studio album titled “Crush” on February 27th 2014 digitally and on March 7th 2014 physically. Prior to its release, a promotional single titled “Come Back Home” was released on February 26th 2014 along with a music video (MV). This song topped nine of South Korea’s online music charts and was listed as an all-kill single on Instiz.net. “Come Back Home” was released in two versions, the original one and the unplugged version. The original version of this song is an R n’ B hip hop song combined with reggae sound. Meanwhile, the unplugged version is a pop acoustic.
“Come Back Home” is a song about someone who longs for their beloved one; the one who already left. “You left me but I can hear you breathing from somewhere. Once again, red tears are flowing, I miss your smell that once held me. You said it was for my own good and you turned away coldly just like a lie. Why did you’re gone away?” The longing rips her, makes her bursting into tears. The longing traps her in the past, makes her wondering whether he thinks about her too. The longing scares her, makes her feeling unsure and unsecure about the future. “I hate you for not answering, do you sometimes miss me too? I’m trapped in time without you, I can’t see what’s in front of me, I’m so scared. Those many days that are unfinished, it seems like they’ll be waiting for us. Where are you? Where? Too far away.” In a time where everything changes, there’s one thing that stays the same, it’s her love for him. “The only thing left here is your shadow. My longing for you tortures me more than my loneliness. Seems like I can catch the sound of your laughter, but the moments weakly scatter like a sand castle.” The feeling, the longing, it all leads to one hope; a hope that he will come back for her, for good. It leads to a desperate begging for him, to put away all the pain in the past, to not leave her alone in this cold life. “Come back home, can you come back home? Don’t leave me at the end of this cold earth and come back to me. Come back home, can you come back home? Just put all the pain in the past, I’m still waiting for you like this. Now you gotta do what you gotta do.” In the end, it’s all up to his choice whether he will come or not.
The lyrics of “Come Back Home” were written by Teddy, who’s also the producer of the album. He composed and arranged the music of this song along with Choi Pil Kang and Dee P. Tell me conservative, but I prefer the unplugged version so much rather than the original one. Throw away all of those fusion electronic sounds, and voila! You got one amazing pop acoustic song, with perfect rap part for the bridge. I’ve already fallen in love with “Come Back Home” since the first time I heard it. Then I fell in love more because of its lyrics’ beautiful meaning. Overall, “Come Back Home” is a great comeback song of 2NE1. Four thumbs up, ladies!

The only thing left here is your shadow. My longing for you tortures me more than my loneliness. Seems like I can catch the sound of your laughter, but the moments weakly scatter like a sand castle.” –2NE1, Come Back Home [translated lyrics]





“One two three neon nareul tteonatjiman eodingaeseo neoui sumsoriga deullyeowa
(One two three, you left me but I can hear you breathing from somewhere)
Tto dasi four five six ppalgan nunmuri naeryeowa nareul andeon neoui hyanggiga geuripda
(Once again, four five six, red tears are flowing, I miss your smell that once held me)
Nareul wihan geora haetdeon neoui mal geojitmalcheoreom chagapge doraseotdeon
(You said it was for my own good and you turned away coldly just like a lie)
Neoneun wae neoneun wae you’re gone away
(Why did you, why did you, you’re gone away?)

Come back home, can you come back home?
Chagaun sesang kkeute nal beoriji malgo nae gyeoteuro
(Don’t leave me at the end of this cold earth and come back to me)
Come back home, can you come back home?
Modeun apeumeun dwiro hae yeojeonhi neol gidaryeo ireoke
(Just put all the pain in the past, I’m still waiting for you like this)
Now you gotta do what you gotta do

Come back home, come back home
Come baby baby, come come baby, come come baby, baby come come
Naege dorawa
(Come back to me)
Come baby baby come come baby, come come baby baby come come

Amu daedap eomneun niga neomu mipjiman gakkeumeun neodo nareul geuriwohalkka
(I hate you for not answering, do you sometimes miss me too?)
Neo eomneun sigan soge gatyeobeorin nan apeul bol suga eobseo neomu duryeowo
(I’m trapped in time without you, I can’t see what’s in front of me, I’m so scared)
Ajikdo motda han manheun naldeuri gidarigo isseul geotman gata
(Those many days that are unfinished, it seems like they’ll be waiting for us)
Neoneun eodie eodie, too far away
(Where are you? Where? Too far away)

Igose yuilhage nameun georagon neoui geurimja
(The only thing left here is your shadow)
Oeroumbodan geuriumi nal goerophinda
(My longing for you tortures me more than my loneliness)
Sone japhil geotman gateun neoui useumsori
(Seems like I can catch the sound of your laughter)
Moraeseongcheoreom himeobsi heuteojin sungandeuri
(But the moments weakly scatter like a sand castle)
Maeil bam gawicheoreom nal nulleo
(Every night, I get nightmares)
Kkumsogeseojocha ne ireumeul tto bulleo
(Even in my dreams, I call out your name)
Modeun geol byeonhage haneun sigan apedo byeonhaji annneun geon
(In a time where everything changes, the one thing that doesn’t change)
Naneun neoui queen, you’re my ruler

(Is that I’m your queen, you’re my ruler)”

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