A Song for the World

 

This song describes the show, which is all fun and games within the span of its duration, and compares it with the aftermath, where the once busy lights, stage, and seats are left empty, and lonely. This symbolizes the reality of life, and its many aspects, and can shed light on the truth, sometimes, that we do not wish to face.

Translations are by myself.

Song Title

<연극이 끝나고 난 후> / After the Show is Over

Lyrics

Korean/English

연극이 끝나고 난 뒤
혼자서 객석에 남아
조명이 꺼진 무대를
본 적이 있나요

 

After the show is over

Alone among the empty seats

Have you ever seen

The stage dark and unlit
음악 소리도
분주히 돌아가던 셋트도
이젠 다 멈춘채
무대 위엔
정적만이 남아 있죠
어둠만이 흐르고 있죠

The music

And the sets that played

Are all stopped

And on the stage is left

Only silence

Only darkness
배우는 무대 옷을 입고
노래하며 춤추고
불빛은 배우를 따라서
바삐 돌아가지만
끝나면 모두들 떠나버리고
무대위엔
정적만이 남아 있죠
고독만이 흐르고 있죠

Actors wear stage costumes

Sing and dance

The lights, following them

Are busy during the show

But after all is over

On the stage is left

Only silence

Only loneliness
연극이 끝나고 난 뒤
혼자서 무대에 남아
아무도 없는 객석을
본 적이 있나요

 

After the show is over

Alone on the stage

Have you ever seen

The empty seats of the crowd
힘찬 박수도
뜨겁던 관객의 찬사도
이젠 다 사라져
객석에는
정적만이 남아 있죠
침묵만이 흐르고 있죠

The vigorous applause

The roar of the crowd

Are all gone

In the seats is left

Only silence

Deafening silence
관객은 열띤 연기를 보고
때론 울고 웃으며
자신이 주인공이 된 듯
착각도 하지만

 

The crowd watches the show

And cries and laughs

Sometimes fall into the pretense that

They are the center of it all
끝나면 모두들 떠나 버리고
객석에는
정적만이 남아 있죠
고독만이 흐르고 있죠
정적만이 남아 있죠
고독만이 흐르고 있죠

 

But all the show is over

Everyone leaves and left in the seats is

Only silence

Only loneliness

Only silence

Only loneliness

 

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