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Learn Korean with IU (아이유) – Celebrity Lyrics

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IU has just revealed her pre-release track entitled Celebrity for upcoming 5th album. IU even writes Celebrity lyrics by herself! The song brings electro-pop genre with tropical house hints. Some talented composers also participate in this project such as Ryan Jhun, Lauritz Emil Christiansen, Jeppe London Bilsby, Celine Svanback, Chloe Latimer, and IU herself. IU delivers the heart touching message through Celebrity lyrics. She dedicates this song to people who find themselves weird, geek, quirky, odd, or eccentric. She conveys them to be themselves including celebrities. They are special in their own way even though they are different. It is fine to be unique and not to change themselves just to please everyone. The lyrics also brings the positive energy to struggling people. Meanwhile, the music video also portrays the colorful life of celebrity. However, there are still anxiousness and feeling empty behind the spotlight.

IU Celebrity Lyrics, Romanization, and English Translation

IU Celebrity lyrics
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세상의 모서리 (Sesange moseori) = The world’s edge
구부정하게 커버린 (Gubujeonghage keobeorin) = Sharply angled
골칫거리 outsider (Golchitgeori) = A troubled outsider

걸음걸이, 옷차림 (Georeumgeori otcharim) = The walk, the style
이어폰 너머 play list (Ieopon neomeo play list) = Through the earphones
음악까지 다 minor (Eumakkaji da minor) = The music is all minor

넌 모르지 (Neon moreuji) = You have no idea
떨군 고개 위 (Tteolgun gogae wo) = Above your lowered head
환한 빛 조명이 (Hwanhan bit jomyeongi) = What the bright lights are
어딜 비추는지 (Eodil bichuneunji) = Shining towards

느려도 좋으니 (Neuryeodo joheuni) = It’s fine to take your time
결국 알게 되길 (Gyeolguk alge dwegil) = But I hope you notice, at last
The one and only
You are my celebrity

잊지마 넌 흐린 어둠 사이 (Itjima neon heurin eodum sai) = Don’t forget among the cloudy dark
왼손으로 그린 별 하나 (Wensoneuro geurin byeol hana) = You’re a star painted with a left hand
보이니 그 유일함이 얼마나 아름다운지 말야 (Boini geu yuirhami eolmana areumdaunji marya) = Can’t you see how beautiful a true uniqueness can be
You are my celebrity

Celebrity
You are my celebrity

지쳐버린 표정 마치 (Jichyeobeorin pyojeong matchi) = Your weary face looks like
전원을 꺼놓은 듯이 (Jeonwoneul kkeonuheun deusi) = Someone powered you off
심장소린 too quiet (Simjangsorin too quiet) = The heartbeat went too quiet

네가 가진 반짝거림 (Nega gajin banjjakkeorim) = The glow you have
상상력, identity (Sangsangryeok, identity) = The imagination, identity
까지 모조리 diet (Kkaji mojori diet) = Are on a diet

넌 모르지 (Neon moreuji) = You have no idea
아직 못다 핀 (Ajik motda pin) = Still not fully bloomed
널 위해 쓰여진 (neol wihae sseuyeojin) = Written for you
오래된 사랑시 (Oraedwen sarangsi) = A bygone love poem

헤매도 좋으니 (Hemaedo joheuni) = It’s fine to scowl
웃음 짓게 되길 (Useum jitge dwegil) = But I wish you could smile, at last
The one and only
You are my celebrity

잊지마 넌 흐린 어둠 사이 (Itjima neon heurin eodom sai) = Don’t forget among the cloudy dark
왼손으로 그린 별 하나 (Wensoneuro geurin byeol hana) = You’re a star painted with a left hand
보이니 그 유일함이 얼마나아름다운지 말야 (Boini geu yuirhami eolmana areumdaunji marya) = Can’t you see how beautiful a true uniqueness can be
You are my celebrity

발자국마다 이어진 별자리 (Baljagukmada ieojin byeoljari) = An autograph written in steps
그 서투른 걸음이 새겨놓은 밑그림 (Geu seotureun georeumi saegyenoheun mitgeurim) = A drawing sketched in sullen steps
오롯이 너를 만나러 가는 길 (Orosi neoreul mannareo ganeun gil) = The path to meet you solely
그리로 가면 돼 점선을 따라 (Geurigo gamyeon dwae jeomseoneul ttara) = The path along the dotted line

잊지마 이 오랜 겨울 사이 (Itjima i oraen gyeoul sai) = Don’t forget during the long winter
언 틈으로 피울 꽃 하나 (Eon teumeuro piul kkot hana) = A flower can bloom between the frozen cracks
보이니 하루 뒤 봄이 얼마나아름다울지 말야 (Boini haru dwi bomi eolmana areumdaulji marya) = Can’t you see how beautiful tomorrow’s spring is to be
You are my celebrity

Celebrity
You are my celebrity

Well, IU definitely writes the meaningful Celebrity lyrics. What a poetic lyrics. It explicitly delivers the strong but touching message. The lyrics sounds more beautiful with metaphors or symbols. From the lyrics above, we find some interesting terms to learn. Let’s check them below.

  1. 유일 (Yuil) – The Core of IU Celebrity Lyrics

Uniqueness in IU Celebrity lyrics

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It is taken from the line 보이니 그 유일함이 얼마나아름다운지 말야 (Boini geu yuirhami eolmana areumdaunji marya). We will highlight the term 유일 (yuil). The lexical meaning is “only or sole”. Based on the lyrics context, we could translate it to “uniqueness”. It implies that it is fine to be unique or different. Someone’s uniqueness is beautiful too. IU encourages us to be ourselves and we don’t need to always please everyone. The most important thing is improving our quality rather than changing for everyone’s satisfaction. This value also represents in IU’s career path. We can see that she keeps her style and music unique, sometimes quirky but in a good way.

2. 왼손으로 그린 별 하나

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왼손으로 그린 별 하나 (Wensoneuro geurin byeol hana) can be translated to “You’re a star painted with a left hand”. We will highlight the term 왼손 (weson) that means left hand. Similar to previous discussion, left hand also represents the uniqueness. Generally, left hand is not dominant hand. So, if we paint with left hand, the picture might be imperfect. It implies that as a person, we might be imperfect. However, it could be our true uniqueness to be in the spotlight. Moreover, there is always an imperfectness behind the fame. The most important thing is being unique in a good way. We will shine in our own way.

3. 웃음

IU Strong Message in Celebrity lyrics
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We find this term in line 웃음 짓게 되길 (Useum jitge dwegil) that means “But I wish you could smile, at last”. 웃음 (Useum) means smile or laugh which represents happiness. IU encourages us to think of happiness through Celebrity lyrics. It is always tiring to be a celebrity. We understand that how hard celebrity’s life is. There is always a hard work behind the fame. However, we hope that they will not forget to smile and happy even though they undergo the hard times. Celebrity is a human too that deserves a true happiness.

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