Melody of Lyrics: Leessang - Turned Off The TV

Friday, September 14, 2012


Okay, since last time I talked about Epik High’s „One“, which was about hopelessness and depression, today I’m gonna take a much lighter note. Or perhaps a much naughtier note with Korean hip-hop duo Leessang’s „Turned Off The TV“, in collaboration with Yoon Mi Rae (also known as T or Tasha) and 10cm’s Kwon Jung Yeol.
"Turned Off The TV" is from from Leessang's album "Asura Balbalta", released on 25th August in 2011. The song is a lovely combination of Gil's low-pitched and Kwon Jung Yeol's far-reaching vocals, and Gary/Gaerie's and Tasha's wonderful rap sequences. 


English translation:

I love you so much so I turned off the TV
Your red lips
I love you so much so I closed the curtains
Your red lips
I love you so much so I turned off the TV
Your red lips
I love you so much so I closed the curtains
Your red lips

(Gary)
In my eyes, your body has the most beautiful lines than any other lines
Your dark hair, I melt in its scent
Sometimes I imagine things and I become greedy
When I watch TV, when I walk, I want you all the time
I can’t suppress it, how can I just hold your hands?
Don’t sound so hard on me, you’re the one who made me hard
I love you so much, I wanna give you my everything and have your everything
I want to hug you closer, I wanna wet my body and pat your bottom

I wanna show you all night
You will cry when you see a different me from yesterday
I wanna show you all night
You’re so lovely, you always make my heart flutter baby

I love you so much so I turned off the TV
Your red lips
I love you so much so I closed the curtains
Your red lips
I love you so much so I turned off the TV
Your red lips
I love you so much so I closed the curtains
Your red lips

(Tasha)
Why did you just close the curtains when it’s so hot?
Why did you just turn off the tv?
Why are you looking at me like that, setting the mood?
I’m tired, I’m tired, let’s just sleep
I wanna dream in your arms all night
Stop whining, tonight is not the only night
Not tonight baby, come on my angel, let’s just sleep
Don’t get mad and hold my hand
Why are you turning your back against me like a child?
Oh come on, you’re so silly
I’ll think about it, go turn off the lights

I can’t sleep like this, you’re so beautiful
I can’t just let tonight go like this
Don’t say no tonight, no no no

I love you so much so I turned off the TV
Your red lips
I love you so much so I closed the curtains
Your red lips
I love you so much so I turned off the TV
Your red lips
I love you so much so I closed the curtains
Your red lips

You make my heart flutter




(Translation from snsdlyrics.wordpress.com, all credit to the translator. Click on the link for romanization.)


Why I like these lyrics:

Well, people wouldn't usually consider song lyrics with a naughty message behind them particularly beautiful. But, the reason why I really like the lyrics of "Turned Off The TV" is because they make me chuckle everytime I hear them. If that is not a reason to love the lyrics, then I don't know what is.
So, the song basically features a conversation between a man and his girlfriend, and how the man wants to get her to bed, even though she just wants to sleep. While listening the song I can pretty much imagine the guy trying to seduce his girlfriend by declaring his love over and over again, but the girl is too tired and doesn't take the bait. And after being turned down he gets so romantically dramatic that the girl gives up. It is simply hilarious. It kind of reminds me the "Elephant Love Medley" in the musical film Moulin Rouge where the hero tries to woo a courtesan, whom he fell in love with. 
In any case, while "Turned Off The TV" may not have the deepest message it always manages to make me smile. And since K-pop is usually very censored and clean, I find songs that sneak in bolder themes very refreshing. When 90% of the songs in K-pop are dramatic love songs, I appreciate that Leessang bring us romance with less cheese and more humor. And that's why I love these lyrics.

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1 comments

  1. i love this song too... its cute, romantic, and full of love <3

    Monday Couple lover :)

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