01. 모아이 / Moai

November 7, 2008

서태지 (Seo Taiji) – Atomos Part Moai (Single)

01. 모아이 / Moai

Composer: 서태지 | Lyrics: 서태지 | Arrangements: 서태지
Translated by: Jeska @ VIPtranslators
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-note: ITALICS are sung in English

turning back from a trap of neon signs
like days of resistance that i took off
as i sail along, i row with a oar of rich excuses
try to dissect my profane heart

sometimes with my sweet lie
sometimes with open arms for an importunity like a child
now all i need, to those moais
shall i talk about my desire now

what i have left in my heart
a strange times; tears in my eye are now in the ocean
on a strange road, broken landscapes
i want to give you with my heart
in the easter island

now the world allowed me this darkness
finally when a small starlight lights up on my dimmed body
inside of cold ocean, i immerse myself
only a calm wave stirs up my heart

do i feel languid when i smile bright
do i deride my polluted chicness
aimlessly, in this gentle breeze
i gaze at raging waves

Repeat Chorus

when i go back, you will be waiting with barefoot
don’t draw up the knees and wait anxiously
i am going back when this moon is almost down

Repeat Chorus

*Korean lyrics are under the cut*


Credit to: Jeska + gdluvzmc @ VIPtranslators
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네온사인 덫을 뒤로 등진
벗어두고 날의 저항 같았어
내내 숱한 변명의 노를 저어
속된 마음을 해체시켜 본다.

때론 달콤한 거짓으로도
아이 같은 응석에 손을 벌려도
이제 ALL I NEED 모아이들에게
욕심을 말해볼까 이젠

가슴 속에 남은
낯선 시간들 눈에 눈물도 바다 속으로
낯선 위로 조각난 풍경들
맘을 담아서 네게 주고 싶은걸

이제 세상은 어둠을 내게 허락했고
작은 별빛이 희미한 나를 비출
바다 속에 몸을 담그니
가슴을 흔드는 잔잔한 물결뿐

해맑게 웃을때 나른한걸까
찌든 시크함을 조롱한걸까
멍하니 산들바람 속에
파도를 바라보고 있어

[Repeat Chorus]

내가 돌아갔을 너는 맨발로 기다리겠지
세우고 초조하게 있지는
무렵 돌아가니까

[Repeat Chorus]



  1. Thanks for the translation. =DDD

  2. wow.. this is INDEED the most awesome translation of moai i’ve read. thank you very much!

  3. Thanks for the translation, congrats from México.
    Can us translate “Robot” and “Heffy End” please plase please? ^____^

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    I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is
    fantastic blog. A great read. I will definitely be

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