The Black Skirts (검정치마) – 나랑 아니면 (Who Do You Love)

This song. It strikes a hundred chords in me as I’m simultaneously “not looking for anything”, but remembering love, and how fulfilling and joyous it can be. How comforting. But I don’t trust it, and after recent events, I don’t plan to any time soon.

The gorgeous, cinematic video telling the story of young love on the margins is so poetic at the beginning, deeply intimate in its clear-eyed gaze at this couple. This alone pains me, because I remember what it felt like to be loved like that, even if it didn’t last. The heartbreaking dedication to her as her very work pains him, but he’s always there to walk her home.

I am so in love with this song, and the video is stellar.

Album: TEAM BABY
Lyrics: 검정치마
Composition: 검정치마
Arrangement: 검정치마
Release date: 2017.05.30

야 나랑 놀자 밤늦게까지 함께 손뼉 치면서
나랑 마셔 너와 나의 몸이 녹아 내리면
나랑 걷자 저 멀리까지가다 지쳐 누우면
나랑 자자 두 눈 꼭 감고 나랑 입 맞추자

Hey…
Hang out with me, until the late night as we clap our hands
Drink with me, when our bodies melt
Walk with me, when we go far over there and lay exhausted
Sleep by me; close your eyes tight and meet your lips with mine

나랑 아니면 누구랑 사랑 할 수 있겠니
나랑 아니면 어디에 자랑 할 수 있겠니
나랑 아니면

Without me, who can you love with?
Without me, where can you tell?
Without me

야 나랑 놀자 어디 가지 말고
그리울 틈 없도록
나랑 살자 아주 오랫동안
우리 같이 살자

Hey, come hang out with me
Don’t go without me,
So we don’t miss each other
Live with me for a long time,
Let’s live together

나랑 아니면 누구랑 사랑 할 수 있겠니
나랑 아니면 어디에 자랑 할 수 있겠니
나랑 아니면

Without me, who can you love with?
Without me, where can you tell? Without me
Without me

아무렇지 않게 넌 내게 말했지
날 위해 죽을 수도, 죽일 수도 있다고
알아, 나도 언제나 같은 마음이야 baby
아마도 우린 오래 아주 오래 함께할 거야

You told me without hesitation
You can kill or die for me
I know; I’d do the same thing, baby
Maybe we’ll be together forever