Breathe (Mithra’s Word) (Feat. Han Hee Jung)

From [e] album by EPIK HIGH
Written by Mithra Jin, Tablo
September 16, 2009
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Korean:

아무도 너에게 귀 기울이지 않아. 갈수록 어려워져. 쉬워지지 않아.

비록 세상은 널 외면 하더라도, 혼자서만 먼 길 돌아 가더라도, 절대 놓지마. 뒤돌아 보지마. 이건 혼자만의 싸움, 아직 포기 마.

Breathe in, breathe out, easy. So easy.

꿈이란 달콤해. 겨울 지나 간 봄에 피는 꽃처럼 남 몰래. 맘 고생 끝에 미소 감도네. 사회란 시선 안에 어긋나면 “관둬. 얘!” 부모님의 강요에 때만 찌들어 간 소매. 사회가 진정 원하는 경험? 그것은 책에선 볼 수 없는 비밀 정원. 몸이 스스로 느끼고, 피부로 숨쉬고, 손 발이 부르터가도, 아름다운 시도. '내 아이만큼은 더 크게 키우고 싶어...' 무거운 부담감을 학원으로 밀어, 어떻게든 되겠지. 과외로 힘 실어주면 돼. 근데 왜 자꾸 눈 빛을 잃어? 보고픈 것은 다 자꾸 막아두니까. 내 젊음의 계획조차 남이 다 짜주니까. 숨이 차! 다들 경쟁에 지쳤어. 더 이상 아이들이 설 자리가 없어.

자꾸 반복되는 일상의 감옥. 숨쉬기도 빽빽한 수 많은 과목. 누구의 과욕 때문에, 이 지루한 가속은 계속돼? 온 몸에 퍼져만 간 독, 책상 앞에 앉으면 마비돼. 재미가 없어. 그물에 물처럼 답이 새. 못하는 게 죄라, 벌로 계속 달리게 만드니까 위축 돼. 거부감은 히말라야 산이 돼. 성공을 말하면서, 보여 줄 수 있는 거라고는 서로 넘어뜨리고, 짓밟고, 싸워. 욕질하는 정서? 아무것도 아이들이 배울 것은 없어. 그냥 귀를 열어 들어주면 돼. 아닌 듯 해도 어깨에 손 올려주면 돼. 무너져 갈 때, 등에 날개 달아주면 돼. 힘내라고, 딱! 한 마디만 하면 돼.
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English:

Dreams are sweet.
Like a flower blooming in spring after winter has passed, a smile spreads on your face after secretly going through hardships.
Whenever you’re wrong in the eyes of society, they say “Give it up, kid!”
Your sleeves are only stained with dirt, because of the pressure from your parents.
The experience that the society truly wants? It’s a secret garden that can’t be found in books.
With your body experiencing by itself, and your skin breathing, making beautiful attempts even if blisters form on your hands and feet…
"I want to make my child grow up into a person, greater than everyone else…"
They push their heavy burden onto tutoring centers, saying ‘it should work out’.
They think they can support you with private lessons.
But why do your eyes look more and more lost?
Because they keep blocking everything that you want to see.
Because even your youth is planned by others.
You’re running out of breath! Everyone’s tired of the competition.
There are no more places left for the children to stand.

No one is listening to you.
It keeps getting harder. It won’t be easy.
So you just gotta breathe.

Even if the world neglects you, even if you’re the only one going a long way round,
Never let it go. Don’t look back.
You’re fighting all on your own, don’t give up yet.

The imprisonment of everyday life repeats itself.
The countless subjects make you barely able to breathe.
Whose greed is this boring acceleration being continued for?
The poison has spread all over your body, paralyzing you every time you sit at the desk.
It’s boring. The answers leak out like water in a net.
Because apparently it’s your fault that you’re incapable, they make you keep running as a punishment.
You feel intimidated. Your repulsion grows as big as the Himalayas.
Despite speaking of success, all they can show you is a culture of bringing each other down, trampling on others, fighting and swearing.
There’s nothing the children can learn from this.
They only have to simply keep their ears open and listen to you.
They only have to put their hands lightly on your shoulders.
They only have to put on wings on your back when you’re collapsing.
All they have to say is “Cheer up!”

No one is listening to you.
It keeps getting harder. It won’t be easy.
So you just gotta breathe.

Even if the world neglects you, even if you’re the only one going a long way round,
Never let it go. Don’t look back.
You’re fighting all on your own, don’t give up yet.

No one is listening to you.
It keeps getting harder. It won’t be easy.
So you just gotta breathe.

Breathe in, breathe out, easy. So easy.
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